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Why Medicare Part B Premiums Are Going Down

Starting in 2023, Medicare Part B premiums are set to decrease for most beneficiaries. While this may seem like good news at first glance, it's important to understand why the premiums are decreasing.On this episode of CareTalk, John and David explore the reasons why Medicare Part B premiums will drop in 2023.TOPICS:(0:36) With the cost of life going up, how much are premiums going up in Medicare?(1:00) Why are the Medicare Part B premiums dropping in 2023?(1:48) What does Aduhelm have to do with premiums dropping?(3:17) What ever happened to Aduhelm?(3:52) How does Medicare work?(6:26) Is the drop in Medicare Part B premiums good news?(9:41) How much will the Medicare Part B premiums decrease? (13:47) How will the changes in Medicare premiums affect the mid-term elections?  ABOUT CARETALKCareTalk is a weekly podcast that provides an incisive, no B.S. view of the US healthcare system. Join co-hosts John Driscoll (CEO, CareCentrix) and David Williams (President, Health Business Group) as they debate the latest in US healthcare news, business and policy. GET IN TOUCHBecome a CareTalk Podcast sponsor: https://www.caretalkpodcast.com/work-with-us Guest appearance requests: https://www.caretalkpodcast.com/contact-us Visit us at https://www.caretalkpodcast.comFOLLOW CARETALK Spotify Apple Podcasts Google Podcasts Follow John on Twitter Follow David on Twitter#healthcarepodcast #healthcareindustry #healthcarebusiness #healthcarepolicy #ushealthcare #medicare #medicarepartb #healthinsurance #aduhelm #medicine
September 29, 2022
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The Push to End Cancer Screening Purgatory

Initial screenings for breast, lung and cervical cancer are free, but expensive secondary tests can leave patients in screening purgatory.Guests: Mark Fendrick, MD, Professor of Medicine and public health at the University of Michigan, Director of the Center for Value Based Insurance Design.Gloria Coronado, PhD, epidemiologist and health disparities researcher, Kaiser Permanente Center for Health ResearchLearn more and read a full transcript on our website.Want more Tradeoffs? Sign up for our free weekly newsletter featuring the latest health policy research and news.Support this type of journalism today, with a gift.Follow us on Twitter.  Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
September 29, 2022
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Episode 75; The De-Humanization of Medicine & How to Fix It

Rural hospitals are often praised for their personalized approach of neighbors caring for neighbors, but along with the rest of the healthcare industry, rural providers are not immune to the increasingly less human-centered care that we sometimes see today. To help us understand the importance of more personable and less mechanical care, we welcome Dr. Charles Vear, retired Chief of Staff at our very own Hillsdale Hospital.
September 29, 2022
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Sniffing Out the Cause of Smell Loss

September 27, 2022
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76: Why Work in Healthcare?

During the summer of 2022, SEE YOU NOW has been on the road meeting new ideas and people and sharing stories about what we’ve experienced in a wide range of healthcare encounters. In this episode we invite you join us at the Aspen Ideas: Health conference.  Aspen’s 60+ sessions are designed to engage a broad audience in the issues that shape our lives, challenge our times, and introduce us to leaders and ideas that chart pathways toward   better health for all. Building on the understanding that reliable, safe, quality healthcare for all depends on a well-trained, energetic, and abundant workforce, the health and wellbeing of clinicians took center stage at Aspen. Despite schools of nursing, medicine, and public health attracting record numbers of qualified applicants, many highly trained health professionals are leaving the field. In this lively panel discussion led by physician and former NYC Health commissioner Dave Chokshi, MD, seasoned clinicians Sandra Lindsay, RN, MBA, Adrian Billings, MD and Siobhan Wescott, MD MPH speak candidly about the exhaustion, debt, and moral injury plaguing the healthcare workforce; the political, financial, and workforce solutions they advocate for; and in spite of -- or because of -- the numerous system-level challenges, why working in healthcare remains a rewarding and promising career choice
September 23, 2022
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California Bets Big on Housing in Medicaid

California is in the early days of one of the most ambitious initiatives ever to address Medicaid patients’ social needs in hopes of improving their health. This week, we trace the origins, early results and challenges of “CalAIM.”Guests:Jacey Cooper, Director, California Medicaid ProgramBradley Gilbert, MD, MPP, Former Chief Medical Officer and CEO, Inland Empire Health PlanLacy McClellanDale StoutAnthony Wright, Executive Director, Health Access CaliforniaPaula Lantz, PhD, James B. Hudak Professor of Health Policy, University of Michigan Gerald R. Ford School of Public PolicyLearn more and read a full transcript on our website.Want more Tradeoffs? Sign up for our free weekly newsletter featuring the latest health policy research and news.Support this type of journalism today, with a gift.Follow us on Twitter.  Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
September 22, 2022
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Episode 74: How Regulations & Industry Trends Impact Rural Hospital Finances

Rural hospitals face significant financial strain to the point of closure for more than 140 hospitals since 2010. Additionally, we are seeing many others facing a high and/or immediate risk of closing in the near future. Today, we dive back into this very important topic with our guest, David Usher, Chief Financial Officer at Ray County Memorial Hospital.
September 22, 2022
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What Is Amazon Doing In Healthcare?

Between the closure of Amazon Care and the recent acquisition of One Medical, Amazon has been making significant moves in healthcare this year. Inspired by the buzz, John and David take the opportunity to reflect on Amazon’s shaky healthcare strategy: What worked? What didn’t? And what’s next?TOPICS:(0:37) How big is Amazon’s opportunity in healthcare?(1:53) What does Amazon do in healthcare?(2:33) Why is Amazon closing Amazon Care?(3:01) Is Amazon’s acquisition of One Medical a big deal?(4:18) Where has Amazon had success in healthcare?(7:38) What can the healthcare industry learn from Amazon? (8:26) What is Amazon’s biggest healthcare opportunity from a tech perspective?(10:07) What is Amazon’s biggest healthcare opportunity from a retail perspective? (13:30) How does Amazon’s healthcare ambitions impact patients? ABOUT CARETALKCareTalk is a weekly podcast that provides an incisive, no B.S. view of the US healthcare system. Join co-hosts John Driscoll (CEO, CareCentrix) and David Williams (President, Health Business Group) as they debate the latest in US healthcare news, business and policy. GET IN TOUCHBecome a CareTalk Podcast sponsor: https://www.caretalkpodcast.com/work-with-usGuest appearance requests: https://www.caretalkpodcast.com/contact-usVisit us at https://www.caretalkpodcast.comFOLLOW CARETALK Spotify Apple Podcasts Google Podcasts Follow John on Twitter Follow David on Twitter#healthcarepodcast #healthcareindustry #healthcarebusiness #healthcarepolicy #ushealthcare #amazon #amazoncare #amazonhealthcare #healthcaretechnology #primarycare #doctors #nurses #medicine
September 21, 2022
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Episode 18: Monkeypox: Where We Stand

This episode features Mickey Dhir, an infectious disease practitioner at Chase Brexton Health Care and a PhD student at the Johns Hopkins School of Nursing. Podcast References and Resources: What You Need to Know About Monkeypox Monkeypox (Centers for Disease Control and Prevention ) Monkeypox (World Health Organization)
September 20, 2022
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Making Sense of Our World

September 20, 2022
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111. Reimagining Policing with the Columbus Safety Collective

Dan Skinner talks with Stephen David and Alwiyah Shariff with the Columbus Safety Collective to reimagine what public safety could look like in Columbus. The effort focuses on community members and their expertise in collective care as a non-police alternative response. Show notes at prognosisohio.com.
September 19, 2022
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Presenting The Nocturnists: Hello Shame

This week, we’re sharing the first episode of a new 10-part series from The Nocturnists podcast, called “Shame in Medicine: The Lost Forest.” What is shame? And how does it manifest in medical culture? The Nocturnists teams up with two shame experts to investigate these questions.Read a full transcript of this episode on our website.Learn more about this episode and the Shame in Medicine series at https://www.thenocturnists-shame.org/.Want more Tradeoffs? Sign up for our free weekly newsletter featuring the latest health policy research and news.Support this type of journalism today, with a gift.Follow us on Twitter.  Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
September 15, 2022
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Episode 74: Part 2: How the Pandemic Impacted Individuals with Disabilities

This week, JJ and Rachel continue their discussion on how the pandemic impacted individuals with disabilities with Michigan Supreme Court Justice, Richard Bernstein.
September 15, 2022
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Preventive Care After the PrEP Ruling

A Texas judge ruled that the government could not compel private insurance companies to cover the costs of PrEP, a medication that can greatly reduce the risk of HIV infection. The ruling was based on the argument that PrEP is not "medically necessary" for people who are not already HIV-positive. However, many experts believe that this ruling could ultimately hamper efforts to prevent new infections. On this episode of CareTalk, John and David discuss the broader implications the ruling could have on preventative care. Is it a big deal or is it a nothing burger? TOPICS:(01:00) Judge rules government can’t compel PrEP coverage under ACA(2:14) What is PrEP (Pre-Exposure Prophylaxis)?(6:00) Who is Judge Reed O’Connor and why did he rule this way on PrEP?(10:51) What are health disparities and how do mandates impact them? (12:56) Is this case going to make it to the Supreme Court?ABOUT CARETALKCareTalk is a weekly podcast that provides an incisive, no B.S. view of the US healthcare system. Join co-hosts John Driscoll (CEO, CareCentrix) and David Williams (President, Health Business Group) as they debate the latest in US healthcare news, business and policy. GET IN TOUCHBecome a CareTalk Podcast sponsor: https://www.caretalkpodcast.com/work-with-us Guest appearance requests: https://www.caretalkpodcast.com/contact-us Visit us at https://www.caretalkpodcast.comFOLLOW CARETALK Spotify Apple Podcasts Google Podcasts Follow John on Twitter Follow David on Twitter#healthcarepodcast #healthcareindustry #healthcarebusiness #healthcarepolicy #ushealthcare #news #healthcarenews #preventativecare #HIV #prepruling #prepcoverage #healthequity 
September 12, 2022
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Listen Again | 65: Sending Out An S.O.S.

During September, we’re adding our support to National Suicide Prevention Month by listening to Sending Out an SOS, taking this moment to raise awareness of this stigmatized, and often taboo topic to shift public perception, spread hope, share vital information about suicide prevention, and that 988 is the new nationwide, simple, and easy-to-remember number to call or text for help with mental health, substance use, and suicide crises. On April 26, 2020 as New York City was reeling from the first, unrelenting wave of the coronavirus pandemic in the US, Dr. Lorna Breen died by suicide. Despite being aware of and having published on the risks and phenomenon of burnout in emergency care medicine, Lorna was afraid to seek help out of fear it would irreparably damage the career she had spent her entire life building. Her death spurred global awareness, a movement, and national legislation, led in part by her sister and brother-in-law, to reduce burnout of health care professionals, safeguard their well-being, and restore joy to the healing professions.    In this episode, we meet Jennifer and Corey Feist, co-founders of the Dr. Lorna Breen Heroes' Foundation, US Senator Tim Kaine, co-sponsor of the Dr. Lorna Breen Health Care Provider Protection Act, and nurse and researcher Christopher Friese, a national authority on the nursing workforce and healthcare workplace safety to learn about ending the culture of fear regarding seeking mental health support within healthcare, the urgent need for healthcare organizations to build cultures that protect our healers, the importance of making sure that our workforce feels valued and supported at work, and the need to take care of each other and the vulnerabilities that we all have. Email us at [email protected]
September 9, 2022
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The Race to Prepare for Medicare’s New Drug Pricing Powers

The Inflation Reduction Act gives Medicare historic new powers to control prescription drug prices. We go inside the government’s race to implement these new powers — and the pharmaceutical industry’s efforts to blunt their impact.Guests:Alice Valder Curran, JD, Partner, Hogan LovellsSean Dickson, JD, MPH, Director of Health Policy, West Health Policy CenterAmber Jessup, PhD, Chief Economist, Office of Inspector General, Department of Health and Human ServicesMark Newsom, Founder and Principal, Health EvaluationsLearn more and read a full transcript on our website.Want more Tradeoffs? Sign up for our free weekly newsletter featuring the latest health policy research and news.Support this type of journalism today, with a gift.Follow us on Twitter.  Our GDPR privacy policy was updated on August 8, 2022. Visit acast.com/privacy for more information.
September 8, 2022
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Episode 73: Part 1: How the Pandemic Impacted Individuals with Disabilities

COVID-19 has had significant impacts on all sectors of the population for the past three years, but has created particular challenges for those with disabilities who use hearing and touch as communication. To help us understand how the critical institutions in our community and state need to support those with disabilities in todays COVID-19 affected world and in case of future pandemics, we welcome Michigan Supreme Court Justice, Richard Bernstein.
September 8, 2022
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Nurse Alice: Making a Career in Nursing

America's favorite nurse, Nurse Alice Benjamin, joins the show to discuss everything from making a career in nursing to the importance of medical literacy. TOPICS:(1:00) What inspired Nurse Alice to pursue a career in nursing(4:48) What is the most important piece of advice you give patients?(6:51) What does it take to become a nurse?(9:30) Nurse Alice reflects on her own journey in nursing(11:47) How the COVID-19 pandemic impacted nurses(15:15) How can nurses build resilience?(17:34) Nurse Alice on the importance of mentors(19:20) What is the impact of travel nurses on the nursing field?(24:14) Is it worse to be a nurse right now?Watch our episode “Is It Getting Worse to Be a Nurse?” on YouTube: https://youtu.be/yZEqCmbML8cABOUT CARETALKCareTalk is a weekly podcast that provides an incisive, no B.S. view of the US healthcare system. Join co-hosts John Driscoll (CEO, CareCentrix) and David Williams (President, Health Business Group) as they debate the latest in US healthcare news, business and policy. ABOUT NURSE ALICE BENJAMIN:Alice Benjamin is a board-certified Clinical Nurse Specialist and Family Nurse Practitioner. She has extensive nursing experience specializing in cardiovascular health, critical care, and emergency medicine. She has worked at some of the world's most prestigious academic tertiary centers as well as some of the most underserved community hospitals taking care of some of the sickest patients on the planet. GET IN TOUCHBecome a CareTalk Podcast sponsor: https://www.caretalkpodcast.com/work-with-usGuest appearance requests: https://www.caretalkpodcast.com/contact-usVisit us at https://www.caretalkpodcast.comFOLLOW CARETALK Spotify Apple Podcasts Google Podcasts Follow John on Twitter Follow David on Twitter#healthcarepodcast #healthcareindustry #healthcarebusiness #healthcarepolicy #ushealthcare #nursealice #nursing #travelnursing #nurses #nurse #nursingcareer #doctors #hospitals #mentors #healthcareworker 
September 6, 2022
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Episode 72: How Hospital Associations Support & Advocate for Rural Hospitals

In rural healthcare, it is essential to have support advocating for your needs and developing policies that are helpful to rural hospitals while influencing policies that could be hurtful instead. In order to find out how rural hospitals ensure that issues important to them are addressed through effective policies, we welcome Lauren LaPine, Director of Small & Rural Hospitals & Policy Programs at the Michigan Health and Hospital Association.
September 1, 2022
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Fixing the Obamacare ‘Glitch’ That Pushed One Couple to Divorce

The Biden administration is trying to close a gap in the Affordable Care Act that blocks 5 million people from getting affordable health care.Guests: Liana Wolk, teacherOwen Marshall, musicianKatie Keith, JD, MPH; Director, Health Policy and the Law Initiative at the O’Neill Institute at the Georgetown University Law Center.Learn more and read a full transcript on our website.Want more Tradeoffs? Sign up for our free weekly newsletter featuring the latest health policy research and news.Support this type of journalism today, with a gift.Follow us on Twitter.  Our GDPR privacy policy was updated on August 8, 2022. Visit acast.com/privacy for more information.
September 1, 2022
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Dr. Peter Hotez on Anti-Science

Dr. Peter Hotez joins CareTalk to discuss the anti-science culture that has developed in recent years and how it’s impacting our response to the COVID-19 pandemic. Dr. Hotez explains how the anti-vaccine movement is based on misinformation and fearmongering. The result is a dangerous impact on public health that puts everyone at risk, not just those who are unvaccinated.Dr. Hotez also talks about how social media is playing a role in spreading this misinformation. Platforms like Facebook and Twitter are amplified the voices of those who peddle conspiracy theories and false information. This makes it difficult for people to know what to believe, and it’s contributing to the spread of COVID-19.TOPICS:(0:21) What is anti-science?(1:45) What is the history of the anti-vaccination movement?(6:28) What is Corbevax and when will it be available?(12:12) Why is the anti-vaccination movement dangerous to public health?(14:24) What can we do to combat vaccine misinformation?(18:27) When it comes to COVID-19, what can we learn from our response to HIV?(21:36) Will anti-science get better or worse?ABOUT CARETALKCareTalk is a weekly podcast that provides an incisive, no B.S. view of the US healthcare system. Join co-hosts John Driscoll (CEO, CareCentrix) and David Williams (President, Health Business Group) as they debate the latest in US healthcare news, business and policy. ABOUT DR. PETER HOTEZDr. Peter Hotez is an American scientist, pediatrician, and advocate in the fields of global health, vaccinology, and neglected tropical disease control. He serves as founding dean of the National School of Tropical Medicine, Professor of Pediatrics and Molecular Virology & Microbiology at Baylor College of Medicine, where he is also Director of the Texas Children's Hospital Center for Vaccine Development and Texas Children's Hospital Endowed Chair in Tropical Pediatrics, and University Professor of Biology at Baylor College of Medicine.GET IN TOUCHBecome a CareTalk Podcast sponsor: https://www.caretalkpodcast.com/work-with-us Guest appearance requests: https://www.caretalkpodcast.com/contact-us Visit us at https://www.caretalkpodcast.comFOLLOW CARETALK Spotify Apple Podcasts Google Podcasts Follow John on Twitter Follow David on Twitter#healthcarepodcast #healthcareindustry #healthcarebusiness #healthcarepolicy #ushealthcare #misinformation #peterhotez #vaccine #covid19 #science #medicine #pediatrics #publichealth #coronavirus 
August 31, 2022
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