Podcast

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.    
Podcast: This Week in Managed Care—Medicare Executive Order and Other Health News
October 12, 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.
Examining Variation in Orphan Drug Coverage Among Commercial Plans
October 10, 2019 – 
This month’s issue of The American Journal of Managed Care® took a look at differences in coverage of orphan and nonorphan drugs to get insight into variation in orphan drug coverage across the largest commercial plans in the United States. To get more insight into the findings, and the reasons behind these trends, we sat down with James Chambers, PhD, associate professor of medicine at Tufts Medical Center Institute for Clinical Research and Health Policy Studies.
 
Exploring the Rise of Obesity-Related Cancers: A Conversation With Dr Debra Patt
October 08, 2019 – 
The issue of obesity-related cancers is the focus of this month’s issue of Evidence-Based Oncology, a sister publication of The American Journal of Managed Care®, and during this week’s podcast, we sat down with Debra Patt, MD, MPH, MBA, vice president of Texas Oncology, about the issue, how the health system is addressing it, and how obesity affects different populations, such as postmenopausal women, differently.
Podcast: This Week in Managed Care—Hospital Readmission and Other Health News
October 06, 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.
Digging Deeper Into the Increasing Use of Telehealth
October 01, 2019 – 
As the prevalence and acceptance of telehealth continues to increase in the United States, a white paper from FAIR Health has offered more insight into just how much growth there's been in recent years. To get more insight into these findings, we sat down with Robin Gelburd, founding president of FAIR Health.
Podcast: This Week in Managed Care—State, Federal Crackdowns on Vaping, and Other Health News
September 29, 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.
Dissecting OCM Performance Period 4 Results and Their Implications
September 24, 2019 – 
With Oncology Care Model performance period 4 results out now, it’s a transformative point in the model in which practices that have not yet achieved a performance-based payment have to either enter 2-sided risk or leave the model. To dive into the most recent results and their implications, we spoke with Charles Saunders, MD, chief executive officer of Integra Connect. 
Podcast: This Week in Managed Care—HIV Screening Rates and Other Health News
September 22, 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.
Exploring Reference-Based Pricing as a Method for Lowering Healthcare Costs
September 17, 2019 – 
Reference-based pricing has been touted as a way to contain healthcare costs while ensuring quality of care. We talk with with David Henka, chief executive officer of ActiveRADAR, to dig deeper into how the method is used in practice and what program results have shown. 
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