Top 5 Most-Listened-to Podcasts in 2018

Providing the latest news and updates in managed care on the go, The American Journal of Managed Care®’s podcast Managed Care Cast provides listeners with discussions surrounding a myriad of topics, ranging from understanding financial burdens to social determinants of health.

Providing the latest news and updates in managed care on the go, The American Journal of Managed Care®’s (AJMC®’s) podcast Managed Care Cast provides listeners with discussions surrounding a myriad of topics, ranging from understanding financial burdens to social determinants of health. Here are the top 5 most-listened-to podcasts of 2018.

5. This Week in Managed Care—Hospital Acquisitions of Physician Practices and Other Health News

Every week, AJMC® wraps up the biggest managed care news of the week. During this week’s podcast, the top managed care stories included changes to the Next Generation Accountable Care Organization (ACO) Model causing 7 ACOs to leave the model; a report highlighting how quickly hospital acquisition of physician practices is occurring; and CMS finalizing coverage for next-generation sequencing tests.

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4. A Better Way to Understand Postdischarge Care

As hospitals are increasingly being held accountable for what happens outside of their hospital walls, there is a need to access better claims. A study published in the November 2017 issue of AJMC® found that it is possible to derive episode-level utilization from claims data that provides a level of postdischarge care precision that is superior to the medical records accessed by hospitals. During this podcast, we spoke with the study authors about the findings and what they mean.

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3. Discussing Financial Burdens of Consumer-Directed Health Plans With Dr Neeraj Sood

With the cost of healthcare continuing to rise, consumers are being asked to shoulder more of the financial burden and make more cost-conscious decisions regarding their healthcare. One way to do so is through the use of consumer-directed health plans, which are high-deductible health plans paired with a health savings account or a health reimbursement arrangement. During this podcast, we spoke with Neeraj Sood, PhD, who co-authored a paper in the April issue of AJMC® that evaluated the impact of enrollment in these health plans on financial burden associated with healthcare utilization.

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2. Advocating for the Issues Important to Community Cancer Centers and Their Patients

On March 14, advocates for community cancer centers took to Capitol Hill to speak with legislators and advocate for issues important to them and their patients. During the Association of Community Cancer Centers’ 44th Annual Meeting and Cancer Business Summit, some of these advocates sat down with us and discussed their experiences with Capitol Hill Day and what issues they spoke about with their legislators.

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1. Addressing Health Through Housing Solutions

Social determinants of health are continuing to get more attention as a way to better address poor health and high healthcare costs facing Americans. There are a number of these social determinants that impact health and contribute to health inequities, including access to educational, economic, and job opportunities; transportation options; public safety; and housing. During this podcast, we focused on the issue of housing and how communities are working to get people into housing so their health can improve.

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