Podcasts

Expanding Support for Independent Primary Care Practices in Massachusetts

July 28, 2020

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On this episode of Managed Care Cast, we speak with the senior vice president of Network Payment Innovation and Contract Management for Blue Cross Blue Shield of Massachusetts, which is launching a new value-based payment approach for independent primary care practices. The pilot project will reward practices for keeping patients healthy while providing extra support during the pandemic.

Podcast: This Week in Managed Care—Promising Experimental COVID-19 Vaccines and Other Health News

July 26, 2020

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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.

Pandemic Lessons and Advice for Public Health Workers From NC Health Secretary

July 22, 2020

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On today’s episode of Managed Care Cast, we feature a short excerpt of an upcoming interview in the August issue of The American Journal of Managed Care® with Mandy K. Cohen, MD, MPH, North Carolina's secretary of the Department of Health and Human Services, as part of our yearlong Q&A series. We discussed the state's upcoming transition to Medicaid managed care, the pandemic, her advice to public health workers in the face of criticism, and how what is learned from the pandemic can help inform the future of managed care going forward.

Continuation of Routine Screenings, Care Is Crucial During COVID-19 Pandemic

July 14, 2020

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On this episode of Managed Care Cast, Andrea Gelzer, MD, senior vice president and corporate chief medical officer for AmeriHealth Caritas, discusses the vital role telehealth has played during the pandemic, and how providers and payers can work together to encourage patients to continue routine care.

Podcast: This Week in Managed Care—Telemedicine Use During COVID-19 and Other Health News

July 12, 2020

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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.

What Barriers Inhibit Oral Anticancer Medication Use?

July 09, 2020

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Oral anticancer therapies have become popular alternatives to more traditional care, such as chemotherapy. However, research shows that adherence to oral anti-cancer therapies can range from 20% to 100%. Several factors contribute to medication nonadherence and access barriers. To learn more, we spoke with Ami Vyas, PhD, an assistant professor of pharmacy practice, specializing in health outcomes research, at The University of Rhode Island.

Why Amputations Are on the Rise in Some States, Even as Diabetes Care Improves

July 05, 2020

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Amid progress in diabetes treatments and technology, the rate of amputations rose 50% between 2009 and 2015. African American patients lose limbs at triple the rate of other groups. The mission of the Affordable Care Act—spend more to prevent disease and complications, and save money later—has bypassed many of these patients for one reason: they lack access to care.

What Is the Current State of Mental Health in the US Workforce?

June 30, 2020

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On this episode of Managed Care Cast, we speak with Michael Thompson, president and chief executive officer (CEO) of the National Alliance of Healthcare Purchaser Coalitions, and Louis Gagnon, CEO of Total Brain, on their findings and how employers can optimize how they monitor and support mental health in their respective workforce.

Podcast: This Week in Managed Care—COVID-19 Racial Disparities and Other Health News

June 28, 2020

Podcast

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.