Stephanie Mercado of NAHQ Talks Healthcare Quality and How to Continue Improving Healthcare as a Whole

September 10, 2021

Briana Contreras of MHE met Stephanie Mercado, CEO and Executive Director of NAHQ (National Association for Healthcare Quality) for this week's episode of Tuning In to the C-Suite. The two discussed NAHQ’s mission to improve healthcare quality and what improvements, as well as shortcomings have been made. She also shared what steps need to be taken in healthcare as a whole to continue improving the quality of care.

Doing More and Saving More with Primary in Home Care

September 01, 2021

In this week’s episode of Tuning In to the C-Suite podcast, MHE Associate Editor Briana Contreras interviewed VillageMD’s Senior Medical Director of Village Medical at Home, Dr. Tom Cornwell. Dr. Cornwell discussed the main benefits of primary care at home, which includes the benefit of cost savings for patients, maintaining control of hospital readmissions and others. Dr. Cornwell also noted what has changed in the industry of at-home care and if there has been interest from payers like insurance companies and medicare in the service.

What Changes, Laws Are in Effect Toward Healthcare Inequities in the Last Year and What More Can be Done, According to Maria Hernandez of Impact4Health

August 19, 2021

Briana Contreras, associate editor of MHE, spoke with Dr. Maria Hernandez, founder and CEO of Impact4Health. Maria shared not only how healthcare inequities remain to be an issue and what needs to be addressed, but also the progress that has been made over time through awareness, conversations and laws, especially due to the heightened awareness of inequities caused from the COVID-19 pandemic and the tragic deaths of George Floyd, Breonna Taylor and many more - which have now occurred over a year ago.

Meet the Board: David Calabrese of OptumRx Talks Wellbeing, Aduhelm and Biosimilars in the Market

August 11, 2021

In this week's episode, editors of Managed Healthcare Executive, Peter Wehrwein and Briana Contreras caught up with MHE Editorial Advisory Board member David Calabrese, market president of Health Plans/PBMs at OptumRx, for another segment of the Meet the Board series. The three discussed Calabrese’s career history, his personal wellbeing lifestyle, and his thoughts on the approval of the Alzheimer’s drug Aduhelm, as well as the Biden Administration's interest in putting more generics and biosimilars in the market.

The Connection Between Telehealth, Pharmacy and How it Affects Self-Funded Employers

August 05, 2021

Managed Healthcare Executive had a conversation with Kelly Chillingworth, RPh, director of business development at RxBenefits this week about the unique connection between pharmacy and telemedicine, what impact telemedicine & its pharmacy costs have on self-funded employers and how the right virtual care services a health provider offers to their members can be essential to building a competitive benefit.

The Importance of Reinsurance, Per Adam Gottesman of HM Insurance Group

July 30, 2021

In this special episode of Tuning In to the C-Suite podcast, MHE Associate Editor Briana Contreras met with HM Insurance Group Sales Director Adam Gottesman to discuss the ongoing and critical need for reinsurance in healthcare.

Value-Based Care, New Price Transparency Rule is Assisting Cost Burdens and More, But Focus Should be on Bundled Payments Too, Per Sach Jain of Carrum Health

July 28, 2021

In this week’s episode of Tuning In to the C-Suite podcast, MHE had the pleasure of speaking with Sach Jain, CEO of Carrum Health. In the discussion Jain touched on how adopting value-based care is treating conditions and lowering cost burdens, but there remains to be concern in medical spend when it comes to planned surgeries. Jain also talked about how adopting bundled payments can be just as good of a solution as the newer price transparency rule when assisting in patient’s high medical costs.

Summit Health's Ashish D. Parikh and Jamie Reedy Talk Value-based Care and What it Takes to Invest in These Programs

July 23, 2021

Briana Contreras, associate editor of Managed Healthcare Executive, spoke with Summit Health’s Chief Quality Officer Ashish D. Parikh, MD, and Chief of Population Health Jamie Reedy, MD, in this episode of Tuning In to the C-Suite. In the conversation, the three discussed value-based care programs and contracts within Summit Health and what it takes to invest and implement these programs into your healthcare organization.

Compassionate Billing is Combatting Traditional Healthcare and Putting the Patient First Again, Per Florian Otto of Cedar

July 16, 2021

In this week's episode, Associate Editor, Briana Contreras spoke with Dr. Florian Otto, co-founder and CEO for Cedar, a complete healthcare financial engagement platform. Dr. Otto discussed the topic of compassionate billing and how this particular payment model is becoming triumphant over traditional healthcare payment models where patients are experiencing an increase in insurance deductibles and out-of-pocket medical expenses.

Getting Clinical Trials, Cancer Screenings Back on Track with Tech to Avoid Wave of Patients Post-COVID

July 07, 2021

MHE Associate Editor, Briana Contreras, spoke with CEO of Inteliquet, a cancer solutions provider that strives to match patients to clinical trials accurately and promptly in healthcare, Marie Lamont. In this episode Marie discusses the challenges that have affected clinical trials and cancer screenings and how to get trials back on track through technology to avoid the wave of undiagnosed patients post-COVID. She also shared how broadening them through diversity can improve trials.