Top 5 Most Listened to Podcast Episodes of 2021

The top 5 most-listened to podcast episodes of 2021 on AJMC.com involved experts from a variety of industries that talked about some of the hot-button issues in kidney care, migraine management, and Medicare.

The top 5 most listened to Managed Care Cast episodes of 2021 on AJMC.com involved experts from a variety of industries that talked about some of the hot-button issues in kidney care, migraine management, and Medicare.

5. Reviewing Race and Kidney Disease in the NKF-ASN Task Force Report

Susan Quaggin, MD, FASN, a nephrologist and chief of nephrology and hypertension, as well as the president of the American Society of Nephrology (ASN), discussed new recommendations adopted by the National Kidney Foundation (NKF) and the ASN Task Force in Reassessing the Inclusion of Race in Diagnosing Kidney Diseases and how those recommendations affect laboratories, clinicians, and patients.

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4. Update on Migraine Patient Care Challenges During the Pandemic

Excerpts from an interview with the managing editor of NeurologyLive®, another MJH Life Sciences™ medical news website, and Deena E. Kuruvilla, MD, FAHS, medical director of the Westport Headache Institute, explore some of the obstacles to getting care that patients with migraines have faced during the pandemic and the effects that worsening lifestyle changes have had on patients with headaches.

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3. Examining the Shift to Value-Based Kidney Care Delivery in 2021

Brandi Riddle, chief financial officer at Strive Health, a value-based kidney care company that works with payers and providers to create an integrated care delivery system for chronic kidney disease and end-stage renal disease (ESRD), discussed some of the changes that took place for nephrology practices in 2021, as well as new ways of looking at the whole patient to try to prevent ESRD.

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2. Examining the Current Lack of Trust in Health Care

One of the authors of Re-Engaging in Trust: The Missing Ingredient to Fixing Healthcare, Jan Berger, MD, MJ, CEO of Health Intelligence Partners and an editorial board member of The American Journal of Managed Care®, talked about the erosion and fragility of trust in health care among stakeholders. In the episode, she explained the factors that can influence trust and what can be done to restore trust among all stakeholders, including providers, patients, health care organizations and systems, payers, and drug companies.

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1. Who’s Driving the Growth of Medicare Advantage Plans?

David Meyers, PhD, an assistant professor of health services, policy, and practice at the Brown University School of Public Health, discussed an article he coauthored about the growth in enrollment for Medicare Advantage plans and the characteristics of who is joining these plans, which now represent more than a third of all Medicare beneficiaries.

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