Podcast

Heard at the Midwest Business Group on Health: Employers Get Invested in Healthcare
May 23, 2019 – 
At the Midwest Business Group on Health (MBGH)’s 39th annual conference, Cheryl Larson, president and chief executive officer of MBGH, and Denise Giambalvo, vice president of MBGH, discussed a range of topics affecting employers, including trust with employees, popular initiatives, the cost of specialty drugs, and various proposals and policies from the Trump administration, such as getting rid of drug rebates and including drug prices in TV ads.
Improving Care for Patients With Parkinson Disease in the Hospital
May 21, 2019 – 
Patients with Parkinson disease can suffer complications in the hospital if the individualized, highly structured care plans that manage their disease are not followed. Neurosurgeon Hooman Azmi, MD, FAANS, the coauthor (along with Fiona Gupta, MD) of "Parkinson's Disease for the Hospitalist: Managing the Complex Care of a Vulnerable Population," discussed what it takes to improve patient care for this population.
Podcast: This Week in Managed Care—Drug Makers Accused of Price Fixing and Other Health News
May 19, 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.
Do Machine-Readable Directories Improve Provider Directory Accuracy?
May 16, 2019 – 
In study in this month’s issue of The American Journal of Managed Care®, researchers examined the accuracy of provider directories and considered whether machine-readable formats are more accurate than conventional directories and have the potential to improve directory accuracy in the future. During today’s podcast, we speak with the lead author of the study, Michael Adelberg, MA, MPP. 
Connecting Cancer Practices to Share Data, Deliver Better Care, Identify Best Practices
May 14, 2019 – 
Outcomes for patients with cancer are continuously improving, but the increasingly complex healthcare system, new payment and delivery models that place more risk on practices, and rising costs of therapies has made it difficult for independent oncology practices to thrive and survive. However, independent practices present an important part of cancer care, delivering care to patients who are not near large hospital-based systems at lower costs.
Podcast: This Week in Managed Care—Drug Prices on Television and Other Health News
May 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.
Dr Rebekah Gee Offers an Inside Look at Louisiana's Subscription Payment Model for HCV Drugs
May 07, 2019 – 
We speak with Dr Rebekah Gee, secretary of the Louisiana Department of Health about the subscription payment model for hepatitis C virus drugs that the state has entered into with Asegua Therapeutics, a subsidiary of Gilead Sciences.
Podcast: This Week in Managed Care—Disrupting the Healthcare System and Other Health News
May 05, 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.
Heard at COA: Improving Cancer Care in Community Practices With OneOncology
May 02, 2019 – 
In September 2018, Tennessee Oncology, New York Cancer and Blood Specialists, and West Cancer Center announced the launch of OneOncology. During the 2019 Community Oncology Conference, we sat down with Jeff Patton, MD, chief executive officer of Tennessee Oncology, and Robin Shah, chief development and marketing officer for OneOncology.
Why Patients Seek Out Medical Cannabis
April 29, 2019 – 
We speak with Kevin F. Boehnke, PhD, a researcher in anesthesiology, about the findings that chronic pain accounts for the majority of all patient-reported qualifying conditions under which US patients sought medical cannabis.
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