Podcast

A Frank Discussion About Implementing the OCM in Everyday Practice
December 04, 2019 – 
In today’s Managed Care Cast, we bring you portions of the panel discussion during the the last Institute for Value-Based Medicine® (IVBM®) event for 2019, where oncologists and others shared their thoughts, successes, and frustrations with the current Oncology Care Model, as well as the question and answer session.
Podcast: This Week in Managed Care—Challenges of Rural Healthcare Delivery and Other Health News
December 01, 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.
Changing Outcomes for Pregnancy-Related Mortality for Vulnerable Women
November 26, 2019 – 
Women in the United States suffer from maternal mortality rates not seen elsewhere in developed countries, and nowhere is that more true than among patients served by Medicaid. Although it is a national epidemic, inadequate maternal care disproportionately affects minority women and the 43% of US births financed by Medicaid. On this episode, we speak with an executive vice president of Avia Health Innovation, which is trying to address this issue in conjunction with 30 healthcare systems.
Podcast: This Week in Managed Care—Heart Disease Treatment and Other Health News
November 24, 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.
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.
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