Podcasts

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.

The Need for Permanent RPM Reimbursement, Benefits of RPM Beyond COVID-19

January 06, 2021

Briana Contreras of MHE spoke with Josh Claman, CEO of Rimidi about the strong need for a permanent remote patient monitoring, or RPM, reimbursement reform, and how our health industry can come together to influence this change. The two also discussed the benefits of RPM technology for underserved, uninsured or Medicaid populations, and the benefits of RPM during and beyond the COVID-19 pandemic.

Sumit Dutta of OptumRx on how the PBM Responded to Pandemic

December 23, 2020

In this week's episode, MHE's Senior Editor Peter Wehrwein spoke with Sumit Dutta, Optum Rx chief medical officer. The two spoke about COVID-19 vaccines and how the pharmacy benefit market responded to the pandemic.

Closing a Gap in Treating Chronic Condition Patients

December 16, 2020

In this episode, Briana Contreras of MHE spoke with Dr. David Moen, president of Prospero Health Partners. The two discussed how Prospero is closing a gap in the healthcare system by taking care of patients with chronic, serious health issues, who are not yet in hospice care, but are prone to frequent, costly hospital admissions. They also talked about the skyrocketing demand for in-home care and telehealth during the pandemic, especially for seniors with advanced illnesses and compromised immune systems.

Addressing SDoH During, After COVID-19 per Manik Bhat of Healthify

December 09, 2020

Briana Contreras of MHE spoke with Manik Bhat, founder and CEO of Healthify – a company that works with managed care organizations to integrate social determinants of health (SDoH) into the healthcare ecosystem. Manik and Briana spoke about how the need to address SDoH has changed since the COVID-19 pandemic began and what the importance of addressing these social and economic issues are during and after the pandemic. They also touched on how SDoH contribute to the spread of viral diseases, but worsen the issues for individuals already struggling.

Automation in Health Systems and how it can be a Solution per Amy Dirks Stevens of AVIA

December 04, 2020

MHE's Briana Contreras spoke with Amy Dirks Stevens, EVP of Digital Strategy Performance and Practice Lead at AVIA health, for this week's episode of Tuning Into the C-Suite. The two talked about automation in health systems and how it can be a solution to challenges such as budget issues and creating more efficiency in the workplace. Also discussed were areas where health system leaders can begin to leverage artificial intelligence.

Why Physicians Should Be in the C-Suite of Healthcare Organizations. A Conversation with Radiology Partners' Anthony Gabriel, M.D., MBA

November 25, 2020

In this week’s episode, MHE's Briana Contreras spoke with Anthony Gabriel, M.D., MBA, chief operating officer at Radiology Partners. Anthony shared the importance of health entities having physicians in the C-Suite, or executive levels in their health organizations, as Radiology Partners does. He and Briana also discussed what type of training a health professional needs to get to this level and some decisions he’s made as a health professional in the C-Suite.

Meet the Board: HealthPartners' Kevin Ronneberg Talks Shift From In-Person to Remote Care in new Normal, HealthPartners and What he's Currently Reading

November 21, 2020

This week on Tuning into the C-Suite, listeners are tuning into the next feature of the Meet the Board Series where Managed Healthcare Executive Senior Editor Peter Wehrwein and Associate Editor Briana Contreras speak with MHE’s Board Member Kevin Ronneberg, M.D. Kevin is vice president and associate medical director for health initiatives at HealthPartners, an integrated, nonprofit provider and health insurance company located in Bloomington, Minnesota. During the conversation we got to learn more about Kevin, personally, and how he and his family are doing during the pandemic and his thoughts of the current issues healthcare is facing today.

Addressing Steps, Challenges Health Orgs Must Meet Toward CMS, ONC Interoperability Rules

November 11, 2020

MHE's Briana Contreras spoke with Matthew Michela, President and CEO of Life Image, the world’s largest medical evidence and image exchange network. The two delved through the specific steps each type of healthcare organization - from health systems, payers and IT companies - must follow to comply to meet the Office of the National Coordinator for Health Information Technology (ONC) and Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services' (CMS) new interoperability and patient access rules.

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.