William Dietz of George Washington University Talks About the Importance of Obesity on COVID-19

March 18, 2022

William Dietz, MD, PhD, Professor and Director of Sumner M. Redstone Global Center for Prevention and Wellness at George Washington University, addressed to MHE the degree obesity is a risk factor at for severe COVID-19 and what those reasons are for obesity increasing the risk. This video is in correlation to Managed Healthcare Executive's March Issue cover story highlighting the dangerous pairing of COVID-19 and Obesity.

Aaron Glatt of Mount Sinai Addresses the Major Concern of Obesity on COVID-19

March 17, 2022

Aaron Glatt, MD, Chairman of the Department of Medicine and Chief of Infectious Diseases/Hospital Epidemiologist at Mount Sinai South Nassau and Clinical Professor of Medicine at the Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai, addressed to MHE the degree obesity is a risk factor at for severe COVID-19 and what those reasons are for obesity increasing the risk. This video is in correlation to Managed Healthcare Executive's March Issue cover story highlighting the dangerous pairing of COVID-19 and Obesity.

Frequent and Feared. But Can Dementia Be Avoided?

March 17, 2022

There’s no guarantee, but physical activity and corralling cardiovascular risk factors and diabetes improve the odds. Health insurers can assist by helping members address the “upstream” social determinants of health.

Katherine Saunders of Intellihealth Talks About the Severity of Obesity on COVID-19

March 15, 2022

Saunders, co-founder at Intellihealth and assistant professor of Clinical Medicine at Weill Cornell Medical College, addressed to MHE the degree obesity is a risk factor at for severe COVID-19 and what those reasons are for obesity increasing the risk. This video is in correlation to Managed Healthcare Executive's March Issue cover story highlighting the dangerous pairing of COVID-19 and Obesity.

Fourth Shot is Recommended for the Immunocompromised

March 10, 2022

Getting boosted is now the rule, not the exception, when it comes to COVID-19 vaccination recommendations. The CDC now recommends that everyone, ages 12 and older, get a dose of an mRNA COVID-19 vaccine, either Pfizer’s or Moderna’s. For people who have gotten the two-shot Pfizer or Moderna series, the booster is their third jab. For those who got the single-dose Johnson & Johnson vaccine, it is the second.

Why Managed Care Cares About Prescription Drug Spending

March 04, 2022

When managed care got started in the early ’80s, the focus was on physician and hospital services. Primary care doctors were positioned as gatekeepers, controlling referrals to specialists. Insurers came under a lot of criticism for shortening hospital stays. Now much of the managed care energy is trained on drug costs.

Mixed Verdict on ESRD ACOs

March 04, 2022

How successful accountable care organizations (ACOs) have been in bringing about value-based care hinges, of course, on how success is defined. CMS’ comprehensive end-stage renal disease (ESRD) care model is a good example.