Daniel Wolfson Discusses Mistrust, Quality Implications in the Health Care System

November 24th 2021, 12:00am


Daniel Wolfson, executive vice president and chief operating officer of the ABIM Foundation, speaks on factors influencing mistrust of the health care system and efforts to improve quality care.

Greater Work Impairment, Comorbidity Burden Linked With Concomitant Psoriasis, PsA

November 20th 2021, 7:00pm


Findings presented at the 2021 American College of Rheumatology Annual Meeting showed that patients with concomitant psoriasis and psoriatic arthritis (PsA) reported greater incidence of obesity, hypertension, and diabetes, as well as a higher likelihood of work inability than those with only psoriasis.

What We're Reading: Vaccine Mandate Hold Extended; Medicare Premiums Spike; Booster Eligibility Expands

November 15th 2021, 3:21pm


Appeals court affirms decision to place a hold on the Biden administration's COVID-19 vaccine mandate for large employers; rising Medicare premiums linked with controversial Alzheimer drug; 3 states expand COVID-19 booster shot eligibility to all adults.

What We're Reading: Pfizer May Seek Booster EUA in All Adults; Employer Vaccine Mandate; COVID-19 Misinformation Trends

November 9th 2021, 3:47pm


Pfizer and BioNTech expect to seek emergency use authorization for their COVID-19 booster vaccine in all adults 18 years and older; the Biden administration urges appeals court to not block employer vaccine mandate; nearly 8 in 10 Americans believe or are unsure of false COVID-19 information.

Dr Rajesh Rajpal on Recovery From Cataract Surgery, Employer Considerations

October 29th 2021, 1:00pm


Rajesh Rajpal, MD, chief medical officer, global head of clinical medical affairs, Johnson & Johnson Vision, speaks on the timeline of recovery for patients with cataract undergoing corrective surgery.

Key Issues Influencing 2022 Employer Health Care Strategy and Plan Design

August 31st 2021, 3:00pm


On this episode of Managed Care Cast, we speak with Ellen Kelsay, president and CEO of the Business Group on Health, on the findings from her organization's 2022 Large Employers’ Health Care Strategy and Plan Design Survey.

Employer-Sponsored Behavioral Health Program Impacts on Care Utilization and Cost

August 12th 2021, 1:00pm


Provision of enhanced access to behavioral health services by a large employer to its employees is associated with reductions in all-cause care utilization and cost.

AASM, Sleep Research Society Issue Guidance on Work Shift Duration for Employers

July 21st 2021, 5:30pm


The Academy of Sleep Medicine and the Sleep Research Society issued guiding principles for employers on designing optimal work shift durations in the workplace, which address risk factors, countermeasures, and shared decision-making implications.

In Most of the US, Self-insured Employers Lack Power at the Bargaining Table With Hospitals

July 20th 2021, 9:25pm


In this episode of Managed Care Cast, the lead author of an article in the July issue of The American Journal of Managed Care describes the latest research that looks at the power of self-insured employers to negotiate hospital prices and the relationship between employer market power and hospital prices.

Assessing Investment in Telehealth, Value-Based Care Amid Return to In-Person Care

July 18th 2021, 2:30pm


Michael Thompson, president and chief executive officer of the National Alliance of Healthcare Purchaser Coalitions, speaks on the growth of telehealth and value-based care amid the COVID-19 pandemic, and the influence they will have on care delivery strategies in the years to come.