MHE Launches New Improving Patient Access Podcast

November 12, 2020
MHE Staff
MHE Staff

Starting this week, the editors of Managed Healthcare Executive® are launching a new, twice-a-month podcast about how those barriers can removed, lowered, or worked around so all patients get the healthcare they need.

For many Americans, healthcare is an obstacle course strewn with barriers — practical, geographic, financial, social, racial. It shouldn’t be that way. Starting this week, the editors of Managed Healthcare Executive® are launching a new, twice-a-month podcast about how those barriers can removed, lowered, or worked around so all patients get the healthcare they need.

Hosted by Senior Editor Peter Wehrwein and Associate Editor Briana Contreras, MHE Talks: Improving Patient Access will feature smart, insightful conversations with healthcare executives, policymakers, and opinion leaders working on the challenges of improving patient access. The first episode will post tomorrow, Nov. 13.

The podcast will delve into core managed care issues such as prior authorization, utilization review, narrow networks and benefit design and how they affect patient access.

Can value-based care and new payment and delivery models make a difference? That is one of the questions the podcast will explore.

Wehrwein and Contreras will also be talking to MHE Talks: Improving Patient Access guests about the implications this new era of telehealth — how regulations and reimbursement issues will shape the contours of telehealth.

Other topics on the agenda: American healthcare’s travel “upstream” into the social determinants of health. And the reckoning with healthcare disparities and the consequences of racism. Can these aspirations and efforts amount to more than talking points and the occasional pilot project?

Listen in and find out.