Industry Analysis

Eric Whitaker, M.D.- From Influences to Influencer

January 25, 2021

Eric Whitaker, M.D., credits influences in high school and medical school with his success. Now he wants to turn his new Medicare Advantage plan, Zing Health, into a training ground for Black and Latino health insurance executives — and has his sights set on unicorn status.

A conversation with Kevin Ronneberg, M.D.

January 19, 2021

Managed Health Executive® editors Peter Wehrwein and Briana Contreras interviewed Kevin Ronneberg, M.D., for our “Meet the Board” podcast series. Ronneberg is vice president and associate medical director for health initiatives at HealthPartners, a nonprofit integrated healthcare delivery system headquartered in Bloomington, Minnesota. He has been on the MHE editorial advisory board since 2015.

2021 Healthcare Financial Trends per Kermit Randa of Syntellis Performance Solutions

January 13, 2021

In this week’s episode of Tuning In to the C-Suite podcast, MHE's Senior Editor Peter Wehrwein and Associate Editor Briana Contreras spoke with CEO of Syntellis Performance Solutions, Kermit Randa. In the discussion they talked about a recently released survey by Syntellis called the 2021 Healthcare Financial Trends Survey report, which highlights how finance leaders pivoted in 2020 and the way they will continue to evolve in 2021.

How 2020 Changed Medical Billing

December 18, 2020

If the pandemic taught us anything, it’s that the status quo of an inefficient, outdated healthcare system cannot continue. One thing that is changing is medical billing. Medical billing will completely change because of the events of 2020.

Time, Cost Burden Millennials & Gen Xers Take on as Role of Caregiver

November 13, 2020

Today, senior care can have a number of health benefits for the well-being of older adults. However, some family members of the patients receiving care are carrying more of the financial weight and taking care of the groundwork in their family member's care.

How Health Plans can Manage Enrollment Systems During This Particular Enrollment Period with Aaron Fulner of Edifecs

November 04, 2020

In this episode, Briana Contreras of MHE spoke with Aaron Fulner, Senior Director of Edifecs, a global health IT company. The two had a conversation about open enrollment and how private and public insurance markets have been preparing or are now experiencing an influx of new enrollees due to approximately 12 million people losing access to employer coverage from job losses since February.

COVID-19 Will Provide Major Boost to Healthcare Consumerization

November 04, 2020

As hospitals and health systems struggle to regain revenue, they will find themselves competing aggressively to attract and retain a smaller pool of patients. It will require doubling down on the patient experience, but will create a larger boost of healthcare consumerization, overall.

The Economic Impact of ADPKD on Patients, Payers

November 04, 2020

While physical and mental effects of Autosomal Dominant Polycystic Kidney Disease are top of mind for those personally impacted, as well as for nephrologists, the financial implications associated with this condition are often overlooked despite the fact that research has confirmed the economic burden of the disease increases over time for both the patient and the healthcare system.