Ben Kanter of Vocera Communications Talks PPE Shortage Solutions

July 15, 2020

In this week's episode of Tuning Into the C-Suite podcast, Briana Contreras of MHE speaks with Ben Kanter, MD, board-certified pulmonologist and chief medical information officer for Vocera Communications, not only about how critical it is for hospitals to have sufficient supplies of non-contaminated PPE for the safety of patients and healthcare workers, but also to discuss solutions of technology, collaboration and more that address the challenges of delivering patient care while wearing PPE.

Jack Linehan of Epstein Becker Green Discusses Drug Coupons, Accumulators

July 09, 2020

In this week's episode of Tuning Into The C-Suite podcast, Senior Editor Peter Wehrwein has a conversation with John "Jack" Linehan, a lawyer for Epstein Becker Green, about coupons and accumulators. Jack is an expert on drug distribution and reimbursement, and few people know as much about coupons and accumulators as he does. Peter and Jack go over some of the basics, who is advantaged and disadvantaged, and then dive into some the details on CMS regulations and how recent proposed changes to Medicaid best price rules would, if finalized, affect coupons and accumulators.

David Calabrese of OptumRx Talks Top Three Drugs in Pipeline, Industry Trends in Q2

July 01, 2020

In this week's episode of Tuning Into The C-Suite podcast, MHE's Briana Contreras chatted with David Calabrese, R.Ph, MHP, who is senior vice president and chief pharmacy officer of pharmacy care services company, OptumRx. David is also a member of Managed Healthcare Executives’ Editorial Advisory Board. During the discussion, he shared the OptumRx Quarter 2 Drug Pipeline Insights Report of 2020. Some of the information shared includes the three notable drugs currently being reviewed or those that have been recently approved by the FDA. Also discussed were any interesting industry trends to watch for.

John D'Amore of Diameter Health Talks FHIR and How it Applies to Insurers

June 25, 2020

John D'Amore, president and co-founder for Diameter Health, speaks with Managed Healthcare Executive Senior Editor, Peter Wehrwein, about fast healthcare interoperability resources standards , or FHIR, as they apply to insurers. There are new CMS FHIR regulations for Medicare Advantage and Medicaid managed care plans that go into effect in July 2021. Private insurers are expected to follow suit.

DataGen's John Kalamaras Discusses Changes in BPCI Advanced

June 17, 2020

John Kalamaras, business intelligence analytics manager of DataGen, chats with Managed Healthcare Executive's Briana Contreras, about the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services, or CMS’, recent announcement of the changes they’ve made for participants in their value-based programs, specifically those in bundled-care programs like BPCI Advanced, whose episodes were affected by COVID-19.

Diabetes Management & Telehealth with Leslie Kolb

June 11, 2020

Association of Diabetes Care and Education Specialists, chief science and practice officer, Leslie Kolb chats with MHE Associate Editor Briana Contreras in MHE's newest podcast Tuning into the C-Suite about diabetes management and how it's affected by the use of telehealth, especially during the current and trying times of the COVID-19 pandemic.

Kathi Mooney of Huntsman Cancer Institute Speaks on Hospital-at-Home Programs

June 03, 2020

Kathi Mooney, Ph.D., RN, FAAN, interim senior director of population sciences at the Huntsman Cancer Institute in Salt Lake City, discusses hospital-at-home programs and how they are common in countries with single-payer systems and include patients with conditions ranging from cellulitis to heart failure. The benefits include the familiarity of home surroundings, avoidance of hospital-acquired infection, and less de-conditioning from being in a hospital bed

Francois De Brantes On COVID-19, Healthcare Supply And Demand, And Episodes Of Care (PODCAST)

May 30, 2020

Managed Healthcare Executive recently had a wide-ranging conversation with de Brantes about COVID-19, the healthcare sector and how the precipitous drops in utilization and provider revenue may affect the future of bundled payment and other alternative payment models.

Craig Samitt On COVID-19, 2021 Rates Increases, Telehealth, Medicare For All, And WFH (Podcast)

May 27, 2020

Minnesota health insurance executive shares his belief that healthcare utilization peaks and valleys because of COVID-19, with MHE Senior Editor Peter Wehrwein.

Vivek Garg Discusses Palliative Home-Based Care and the Effects of COVID-19 (PODCAST)

May 08, 2020

Dr. Vivek Garg, CareMore and Aspire chief medical officer, discusses palliative home-based care and its effects of COVID-19 with Managed Healthcare Executive Assistant Editor, Briana Contreras.