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Simplify Healthcare CEO Mohammed Vaid on helping health plans with administrative automation (podcast)

Mon, 23 Apr 2018 14:13:26 +0000

The average consumer might not know it, but health plans are often mired in complexity and inefficiency as they struggle to configure and deploy new offerings. A surprising number of plans rely on spreadsheet-based systems to manage their plan benefit packages —  a surefire formula for driving up labor costs and making errors. Some have Read More

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Health Wonk Review is up at Colorado Health Insurance Insider

Fri, 20 Apr 2018 12:44:30 +0000

It’s still winter in Boston, but that didn’t stop Colorado Health Insurance Insider from posting the Spring is Here! edition of the Health Wonk Review. Time to enjoy all the healthcare policy posts despite the weather.

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#CareTalk: The Facebook effect on health data

Thu, 19 Apr 2018 12:31:17 +0000

What did you think of Mark Zuckerberg’s testimony before Congress, and what does it mean for the privacy of healthcare data? In this episode of #CareTalk, CareCentrix CEO John Driscoll and I tackle this question along with rumors of a Walmart/Humana tie-up, the nominee for VA Secretary, Obamacare, regulations and Vitamin V. Enjoy the show Read More

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Ten pharma policy topics in just one article!

Tue, 17 Apr 2018 12:27:07 +0000

Kaiser Health News is a non-profit news service that does a great job of exploring healthcare policy topics. Still I was impressed that one article (How a drugmaker turned the abortion pill into a rare-disease profit machine) managed to directly and indirectly raise at least 10 important policy topics. Here’s my count: Abortion: A drug on Read More

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How to solve America’s health care price problem? Maybe Medicaid

Wed, 28 Mar 2018 13:12:40 +0000

The Affordable Care Act continues to be controversial, eight years after its passage, and a hostile Administration and Congressional majority have managed to undermine it, even if they haven’t been able to repeal it. Regardless, the ACA (aka Obamacare) has shifted the discussion on health insurance. Policy makers and the public increasingly assume that affordable Read More

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Reducing variance in medical device and drug utilization. Podcast with Lumere CEO Hani Elias

Mon, 26 Mar 2018 14:27:46 +0000

To succeed in value based care, providers must reduce unwarranted variance in utilization and cost. Medical devices and drugs are good places to focus, since they represent big slices of the spending pie that are rarely optimized. In this podcast interview, Lumere CEO Hani Elias describes how his company deploys evidence based software and services Read More

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Outcomes Rocket: I’m featured

Tue, 20 Mar 2018 12:10:37 +0000

Saul Marquez’s weekly Outcomes Rocket podcast features interviews with healthcare leaders sharing lessons on best practices to improve outcomes and business success. I’m featured in the latest edition, discussing hot topics, how to tackle costs, value based care, and suggested areas of focus for 2018.

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Patient-centric payments: Interview with HealthiPASS CEO Rajesh Voddiraju

Mon, 19 Mar 2018 12:19:10 +0000

  Patient payments are a real friction point in the US healthcare system. Patients don’t understand what they owe, and doctors usually can’t help them figure it out. HealthiPASS is doing its best to solve these problems with a consumer-friendly approach that pays off financially for providers. In this podcast interview, HealthiPASS CEO, Rajesh Voddiraju Read More

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Health Wonk Review: Ideas of March Edition

Thu, 15 Mar 2018 13:45:23 +0000

“Beware the Ides of March” –Soothsayer to Julius Caesar “Fear not the Ideas of March” –Health Business Blog to the wonkosphere Your friendly neighborhood drug dealer Count on Drug Channels to make sense of even the most convoluted pharmacy business models –and convoluted they are. This time the topic is the emerging trend of point-of-sale Read More

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The small world of adult male circumcision

Wed, 14 Mar 2018 12:55:48 +0000

I was riding in an Uber the other night in Denver and got to talking with the driver. He said he’s from Kenya. I told him I never visited Kenya but was almost there about 10 years ago, but the conference I was attending got moved to Uganda due to post-election violence in his country. Read More

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