What nurse leaders need to know about payers
In today’s episode, we’re talking about a subject that we haven’t really gotten into in the previous five seasons of the show: the payer side of healthcare and its impact on nurses. Our guest, Judy Kunisch, has a lot of experience – and a lot of opinions on this topic – and even Dan learned quite a bit during their discussion.
Judy is a former bedside nurse turned vice president for a Fortune 100 insurance company turned consultant who primarily works with payers and is passionate about serving as a bridge between those two worlds. She believes that nurses don’t have enough exposure to this side of the business and she wants to change that. Today she gives us a deep dive on the evolution of value-based payments and how they intersect with nursing, as well as how nurse leaders can use this information to make the case for more resources within their organization.
Links to recommended reading:
- What are the value-based programs?
- Hospital Readmissions Reduction Program (HRRP)
- Systems Thinking for Strategic Leadership
The full transcript for this episode can be found here: works.trustedhealth.com/handoff/judy-kunisch-payers