Podcast

Analyzing Patient Safety in Outpatient Settings
November 19, 2019 – 
Healthcare is changing due to a combination of technological improvements and rising costs. For instance, more than half of surgical procedures now take place in an outpatient environment, but, as with many things in healthcare, there isn’t a lot of transparency. Today on Managed Care Cast, we speak with Michael Abrams, managing partner of Numerof & Associates, about what we know about patient safety in outpatient settings.
Preventing Chronic Disease in Employees With Early Detection
November 14, 2019 – 
Chronic disease affects most employees in the United States, and today, on World Diabetes Day, Managed Care Cast speaks with the lead author of a study about chronic disease that will appear in the November issue of The American Journal of Managed Care®. Author Maren S. Fragala, PhD, CSCS.D, talks about how employer-sponsored health screenings can help identifiy previously undiagnosed disease, enabling early detection and treatment, and help keep workers healthier.
Personal and Professional: One Doctor's Experience Living With and Treating Cancer
November 12, 2019 – 
In addition to being a practicing oncologist, Mark Lewis, MD, a gastrointestinal oncologist at Intermountain Healthcare, has been living with cancer himself with a hereditary tumor syndrome that’s been passed down in his family, giving him a unique experience that has driven his approach to treating his own patients.
Podcast: This Week in Managed Care—Life After the Oncology Care Model and Other Health News
November 10, 2019 – 
Every week, The American Journal of Managed Care® recaps the top managed care news of the week, and you can now listen to it on our podcast, Managed Care Cast.
State Pioneer Connects Veterans to Their Health Benefits Instead of Medicaid
November 05, 2019 – 
In 2002, Bill Allman, working for Washington State, heard from a widow with a $75,000 bill from Medicaid, which was incurred as part of her spouse's long-term care costs. Like Allman, the man was a veteran. On this episode of Managed Care Cast, we learn how Allman, who is retiring at the end of 2019, launched a program to connect veterans to health benefits they didn't know they had, and in the process, figured out that states could reduce Medicaid spending. 
Discussing the ACO Learning Curve and Ochsner's Success With Accountable Care
October 29, 2019 – 
Accountable care organizations (ACOs) face a learning curve before they start achieving savings. David Carmouche, MD, president of the Ochsner Health Network and executive director of the Ochsner Accountable Care Network, explains how the Ochsner ACO was able to find success and how other ACOs can get over the learning curve to achieve savings.
Podcast: This Week in Managed Care—GOP Releases Part of Its Healthcare Plan and Other Health News
October 27, 2019 – 
Every week, The American Journal of Managed Care® recaps the top managed care news of the week, and you can now listen to it on our podcast, Managed Care Cast.
The Many Uses of Big Data by Clinical Pharmacists
October 22, 2019 – 
Healthcare is increasingly trying to use big data and clinical pharmacists are no exception. On today's episode of Managed Care Cast, we talk with an assistant professor at Geisinger’s Center for Pharmacy Innovation and Outcomes about his work with big data. 
Podcast: This Week in Managed Care—New Long-term Opioid Use Guidelines and Other Health News
October 20, 2019 – 
Every week, The American Journal of Managed Care® recaps the top managed care news of the week, and you can now listen to it on our podcast, Managed Care Cast.
The Low-Wage Trap of Healthcare Aides and the Job Vacancy Crisis in Elder Care
October 15, 2019 – 
Who will care for America's growing aged population in the coming decades? Today on the podcast, we're speaking with PHI, a New York-based nonprofit organization that works to improve long-term services and care for the elderly and those with disabilities by focusing on the job quality of those providing day-to-day hands-on care—low-paid home health care aides and nursing assistants.    
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