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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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How We Pay for Healthcare

Meet Keith Pitts:Keith Pitts is the Operating Advisor for Clayton Dubilier and Rice. Previously, he was the Vice Chairman of Tenet Healthcare Corporation and the Vice Chairman of Vanguard Health Systems. Prior to Vanguard Health Systems, Keith served as the Chairman and CEO of Mariner Post-Acute Network as well as the Executive Vice President and CFO for OrNda HealthCorp. He received a Bachelor’s in Business Administration from the University of Florida.  Key Insights:Change in healthcare is evolutionary, not revolutionary. Keith Pitts explores the progression of healthcare from the 90s to today, and provides insights to where the industry is headed next. Healthcare Evolution. Consumers have changed their healthcare preferences. More than ever, patients accept virtual care and receiving health in non-hospital environments, such as at-home care. Keith predicts there will be a trend towards the “de-institutionalization” of low-acuity care.Government’s Role in Healthcare. The U.S. government is the largest payer in healthcare, and plays a role in innovating payment models. CMMI is constantly testing new models, such as the recent ACO REACH. Keith sees the government as leading the way in pushing providers into value-based care models.The Cost of Standby. Healthcare operates on slim margins. A problem with this financing is that ER’s and ambulatory services are needed 24/7, but few want to pay the standby costs of having those services always available.  Relevant Links: Learn more about Keith Pitts
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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How to Advance Health Equity Through Health Policy

This Coffee Talk episode is supported by the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation Health Policy Fellows program. If you’re interested in improving our healthcare system’s inequities and ensuring everybody has a fair opportunity for health and well-being, then you’ll want to be sure to check this out!  The Robert Wood Johnson Foundation Health Policy Fellows program offers mid-career professionals the opportunity to participate in the policy process at the federal level and use that leadership experience to improve health equity, health care, and health policy. In this special episode, producer Anna Stoecklein is joined by Reggie Tucker-Seeley, one of the graduates from the program.  We explore: The current state of inequity within the healthcare system How health policy makes a difference from the capital to communities  What to know about the RWJF Health Policy Fellows program - the application process, who should apply, what types of careers the program prepares graduates for And more! Ready to learn more?   Each fall, the RWJF Health Policy Fellows program seeks out mid-career professionals interested in leveraging their health expertise to gain experience in policy making at the federal level.  Applications for the 2023 program are open through November 7th. If you are listening after the applications have closed, don’t worry! There is a NEW application period every fall. Visit healthpolicyfellows.org and sign up to learn more about the program and be the first to know when applications open again. Apply today to help improve health equity and ensure everybody has a fair opportunity for health and well-being.  Resources The Robert Wood Johnson Foundation Health Policy Fellows program: https://healthpolicyfellows.org/ The Robert Wood Johnson Foundation: https://www.rwjf.org/ Reginald Tucker-Seeley: https://healthpolicyfellows.org/featured-alumni/tuckerse-2/ Zero Cancer: https://zerocancer.org/
September 28, 2022
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#34 Payment Changes Proposed for 2023

In this episode, advocacy leaders from the AAOS review proposed payment policy changes for 2023 in the inpatient and outpatient setting including ongoing cuts to reimbursement in the annual Medicare Physician Fee Schedule. They summarize each of the three regulatory rules, highlight changes specific to musculoskeletal care, then discuss the careful balance between stabilizing the system in the short-term while working towards a permanent fix that addresses growing health care costs and incentivizes value-based care.  Guest: Karl Koenig (Texas), MD, FAAOS, Chair, AAOS Health Care Systems Committee Host: Douglas Lundy, MD, MBA, FAAOS, Chair, AAOS Advocacy Council Notes: Issue page in the AAOS Advocacy Action Center: https://www.aaos.org/advocacy/advocacy-action-center/payment-policy-changes/ Episode 23 - Economic Effects of Medicare Pay Cuts (recorded Oct. 2021): https://www.aaos.org/publications/the-bone-beat-orthopaedic-podcast-channel/the-bone-beat-advocacy-podcast/episode-23/ Special Episode - Impact of Payment Policy Changes (recorded Sept. 2020): https://www.aaos.org/publications/the-bone-beat-orthopaedic-podcast-channel/the-bone-beat-advocacy-podcast/episode-9/
September 27, 2022
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Investing in Pharmaceutical Leadership

Meet Carol Gallagher, Pharm.D.: Carol Gallagher, Pharm.D. is a Venture Partner at New Enterprise Associates. Previously, she was the  CEO of Calistoga Pharmaceuticals, and President and CEO of Metastatix. Dr. Gallagher currently  serves on the Board of Directors at Atara Biotherapeutics, Chromacode, PIONYR Biotherapeutics,  QPEX BioPharma, Recludix, Slope.io, TREX, and Turning Point Therapeutics, and is a Trustee for the  Salk Institute. She received a Doctor of Pharmacy from the University of Kentucky.Key Insights: Carol Gallagher, Pharm.D. explores the progression of her career through the pharmaceutical  industry and as a founder, CEO, and investor. • Complement Founders. Dr. Gallagher’s co-founder had a scientific background with immune system cancers, whereas she had experience with clinical trials and patient application related to B cell and other immunological disease. Founding a company is a team sport and building a complementary team is fundamental to success.• Self-Assessment. For all leaders, it’s important to have an honest self-assessment. Carol cites that the best CEOs are introspective. They understand their limitations and are also able to recruit the right team to fill those gaps.• Investment Philosophy. Innovators love to think about big changes, but sometimes incremental is good. When investing, Dr. Gallagher considers if the innovation can occur within the 3–5-year investment timeframe.This episode is hosted by Rick Lemoine, M.D. He is a member of the Advisory Council for Day Zero and is the Chief Medical Information Officer for Sharp HealthCare. Relevant Links:o Learn more about Carol Gallagher, Pharm.D.o Read “Salk Institute welcomes biopharmaceutical executive Carol Gallagher as new  trustee” 
September 27, 2022
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Trailblazing Leadership

Joanne Conroy, M.D. is the CEO and President of Dartmouth Health. She was also recently elected by the American Hospital Association (AHA) to be their chair-elect designate. Prior to Dartmouth-Hitchcock, Dr. Conroy served as CEO of Lahey Hospital and Medical Center (formerly the Lahey Clinic). She also served as Chief Health Care Officer of the Association of American Medical Colleges. Dr. Conroy received her undergraduate degree in chemistry from Dartmouth College and an M.D. from the University of South Carolina.  Key Insights:Dr. Conroy discusses her new role with the American Hospital Association and her overarching vision for leadership in healthcare. Work Force Challenges. One of the AHA’s top issues is the work force. There has been a significant decrease in healthcare workers across the country and we need to be creative about building pipelines for new workers as well as initiatives for retention.COVID-19’s Lasting Impact. There are two silver linings from the pandemic. First is the expansion of telehealth. COVID-19 vastly accelerate the timeline for telehealth adoption and use. Second is the growth in remote work. Remote options give organizations a recruiting advantage, allowing them to select from a national pool of applicants. Equity of Opportunity. To develop the next generation of women leaders requires developing leadership training and programing to identify future leaders, as well as creating opportunities for those people to demonstrate their leadership. Training isn’t useful with the opportunity to apply it.  Relevant Links:Follow Dr. Conroy on TwitterRead “AHA Board Names Joanne M. Conroy, M.D., as Chair-Elect Designate”
September 22, 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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ACNL In Action: Health Policy and Legislation w/Surani Hayre-Kwan

Charlene talks with Surani Hayre-Kwan, Director of Professional Practice and Nursing Excellence within the Sutter Health System, about how nurses can get involved in health policy and legislation. Surani talks about how nurses can get started effecting change at the state level and what bills are coming up that nurses should look out for. She also teases some information about ACNL's upcoming Health Policy Certificate Program. Host: Charlene Platon, MS, RN, FNP-BC (@charleneplaton) Guest: Surani Hayre-Kwan, MBA, NP, FACHE, FAANP (https://www.linkedin.com/in/surani-hayre-kwan-115ab631/) About the show: ACNL in Action is a production of the Association of California Nurse Leaders, the professional organization for nurse leaders. New episodes come out on the first Friday of every month. Want to support ACNL? Consider making a donation: http://bit.ly/cog-podcast . Learn more about ACNL, including how to become a member, at acnl.org.  Follow us on Facebook and LinkedIn at @acnlnurse. -| The Health Equity Podcast Channel is made possible with support from Bayer G4A. Learn more about how Bayer G4A is advancing equity, access and sustainability at G4a.health -| This episode originally aired on February 4, 2022 on ACNL In Action. Listen, follow and subscribe here.
September 21, 2022
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Sharing the Mic Ep04 – Financing the Global Fund to Fight AIDS, TB and Malaria

World leaders meet in New York this week, to commit - hopefully - $18 billion over the next three years to the Global Fund in its fight to end AIDS, TB and Malaria - as well as COVID-19, and in this episode, we are again sharing the mic with Frontline AIDS to explore how communities themselves lead country programs funded by the Global Fund, as well as the critical advocacy role they are playing right now to keep the world’s attention focused on the three diseases. Joining Ben are: Kanna Dharmarajah Lead HIV and Financing, Frontline AIDS Eddie Mkhatjwa, Project Manager, CANGO, Eswatini Yvette Raphael, Executive Director, Advocates for the Prevention of HIV in Africa, South Africa https://frontlineaids.org https://cango.org.sz https://apha.org.za https://www.theglobalfund.org #FightForWhatCounts #HIV #AIDS #TB #Malaria #COVID-19 #UNGA #UNGA77 #pandemics
September 20, 2022
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Scaling Mental Health Care with AI

Meet Alison Darcy, Ph.D.:Meet Alison Darcy, Ph.D. is the President and Founder of Woebot Health. Previously, she was an Instructor in the Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences at Stanford University School of Medicine.  Dr. Darcy was a Senior Investigator for DSM5 Field Trials in association with the American Psychiatry Association and Stanford University. She also previously co-founded UPR-Online. Dr. Darcy received a bachelor’s and Ph.D. in Psychology from University College Dublin. Key Insights:Woebot is a digital mental health robot that patients can chat to whenever they need. Scalable Mental Healthcare. Dr. Darcy saw that there is a far greater need for mental healthcare than there are resources. This issue was further exacerbated by COVID-19. Fundamentally, mental health infrastructure isn’t scalable, which led her to found Woebot. Mental Health Ally. Woebot doesn’t replace therapy, rather its complimentary. It helps encourage self-directed mental health care and enables patients to better engage in the practices they learn during therapy sessions.Economic Headwinds. Dr. Darcy thinks health startups need to be particularly strategic about demonstrating the cost savings they can provide. This is especially challenging for preventative healthcare initiatives, which may not immediately reveal a return on investment.This episode is hosted by Tarun Kapoor, M.D. He is a member of the Advisory Council for Day Zero and is the Senior Vice President and Chief Digital Transformation Officer at Virtua Health. Relevant Links:Learn more about WoebotMeet Woebot  
September 20, 2022
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Twin Crises

How are the “twin crises” of medical error and the departure of experienced clinicians from the workforce threatening the safety of health care? What solutions for patient safety are possible in these uncertain and unstable times? In this special podcast episode revisiting an AcademyHealth webinar, join host Karen Wolk Feinstein as she moderates a conversation with four of our nation’s pioneer leaders in healthcare safety research and policy: Dr. Helen Burstin, chief executive officer at the Council of Medical Specialty Societies; Dr. Carolyn Clancy, assistant undersecretary for health for Discovery, Education & Affiliate Networks at the Department of Veterans Affairs; Nancy Foster, vice president of quality & safety policy development at the American Hospital Association; and Lisa Simpson, president and CEO of AcademyHealth. 
September 16, 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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Breaking the Pharmaceutical Monopoly

Meet Dan Liljenquist:Dan Liljenquist is the lead architect and Board Chair of Civica Rx. His also Senior Vice President and Chief Strategy Officer for Intermountain Healthcare, where he also oversees Intermountain’s Enterprise Initiative and Market Intelligence & Planning Offices. Prior to Intermountain, Dan served in the Utah State Senate. He is a former strategy consultant with Bain & Company, Inc. Dan received a bachelor’s in Economics from Brigham Young University and a JD from The University of Chicago.  Key Insights:Dan Liljenquist knew the pharmaceutical industry needed to change. He helped establish a nonprofit drug company to reduce generic drug shortages and price gouging. Market Forces. Huge price increases on generic drugs are only possible under certain market conditions: there is inelastic demand, economies of scale are necessary for manufacturing, and only one manufacturer is required to meet market demand. Changing Insulin. The price of insulin has gone up by an average of 11% a year for the past 20 years. CivicaRx will be bringing 3 insulin molecules to market, which collectively make up most of the insulin prescriptions in the U.S., for a retail price of no more than $30 per vile.Transparency. If Dan could change one aspect of the pharmaceutical industry it would be to make it more transparent. He points particularly to the confusing and opaque practices of pharmacy benefit managers and rebates. The high prices for pharmaceuticals have a real, negative impact on patients. Relevant Links: Learn more about CivicaRxRead “CivicaScriptTM Announces Launch of its First Product, Creating Significant Patient Savings”Read Dan’s commentary on generic drug market issues, published in the New England Journal of Medicine
September 15, 2022
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CEOs are Made Not Born

Meet Ben Horowitz:Ben Horowitz is Co-founder and General Partner Andreessen Horowitz (a16z), a venture capital firm. He is the author of “The Hard Thing About Hard Things” and “What You Do Is Who You Are.” Prior to a16z, Ben was Co-founder and CEO of Opsware (formerly Loudcloud). When Opsware was acquired by Hewlett-Packard, he became their Vice President and General Manager of Business Technology Optimization for Software. Ben received a Bachelor’s in Computer Science from Columbia University and a Masters in Computer Science from UCLA.Key Insights:Software is eating the world. It is a disruptive force in healthcare and other industries.The Power of Software. Software is disrupting all industries. From Amazon, to Netflix, to Uber, good software can increase efficiency, profitability, and customer satisfaction. To Ben, there is no business that wouldn’t be improved with world-class software. Going Against Nature. As humans, we naturally want people to like us. However, telling people what they want to hear is a bad quality for leaders. As a founder of CEO, you may need to make tough calls that are necessary but will cause others to be upset.Follow Your Contribution. Passions can change, but talent tends to be more persistent. Ben recommends following your contributions, go where you think you can make the biggest impact with your unique skills and background. This episode is hosted by Gary Bisbee Ph.D. He is a member of the Advisory Council for Day Zero and is the Founder, Chairman, and CEO of Think Medium.Relevant Links:Learn more about a16zRead Ben’s most recent article “a16z is Moving to the Cloud”Check out Ben’s books
September 14, 2022
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A Shot in the Arm Podcast: AIDS 2022: New Report on Human Rights Violations

In this episode we provide our listeners and viewers with an overview of the key Frontline AIDS activities at the upcoming AIDS 2022 conference in Montreal – particularly the launch of the Report “Protectors or Perpetrators?” – highlighting how unlawful policing practices are affecting the communities most affected by AIDS – and showcasing the leadership of those same communities in documenting and responding to human rights violations.    The panelists for this episode are − Host, Ben Plumley − Oratile Moseki, Lead Human Rights Advocacy (Human Rights), Frontline AIDS − Micheal Ighodaro, Prevention Access Campaign & Trustee of Frontline AIDS  − Liberty Matthyse, Executive Director, Gender Dynamix South Africa − Victoria Kalyniuk, REAct Regional Coordinator, Alliance for Public Health Ukraine Directed by Erik Espera, NewsDoc Media Produced by Troy Espera Frontline AIDS producer Allie Liu https://frontlineaids.org https://www.genderdynamix.org.za https://aph.org.ua/en/about-alliance https://www.ashotinthearmpodcast.com Credit copy -| The Health Equity Podcast Channel is made possible with support from Bayer G4A. Learn more about how Bayer G4A is advancing equity, access and sustainability at G4a.health -| This episode originally aired on July 28, 2022 on A Shot in the Arm Podcast with Ben Plumley. Listen, follow and subscribe here.
September 14, 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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43: Solving a Waitlist of Problems

Meet Aditya Bansod:Aditya Bansod is the Chief Technology Officer and co-founder of Luma Health. Prior to Luma Health, he was the Vice President of Product at Remind and the Vice President of Product Management and Marketing at Sencha, Inc. Previously, he was a Principle Product Manager at Adobe Systems as well as a Lead Program Manager at Microsoft. Aditya received a Bachelor’s of Cognitive Science from the University of California San Diego. Key Insights:Aditya is driven to build software that positively impacts people’s lives. Improving healthcare access through better waitlists is only the start for Luma Health.  The Founding Team. Luma Health has three co-founders that complement each other’s experiences and background. Their CMO is a practicing radiologist, providing a clinical perspective, and the CEO has a background in sales and marketing. With his background in product management, Aditya specializes in product engineering and implementation. Patient Success Above All. Health systems want patient engagement, but Aditya is focused on patient success. Success in patient outcomes is a more challenging metric to achieve, and is longer-term, but that is what patients ultimately value.Funding During a Downturn. In boom times, innovation and digital transformation teams have more sway. During downturns, the bar is a little higher and CFOs are the new target audience when finding partnerships. This may require founders to be more ROI-focused, vision-oriented, and disciplined. This episode is hosted by Tarun Kapoor, M.D. He is a member of the Advisory Council for Day Zero and is Senior Vice President and Chief Digital Transformation Officer at Virtua Health. Relevant Links:Check out Aditya’s websiteLearn more about Luma HealthFollow Aditya on Twitter
September 10, 2022
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76: CEOs are Made Not Born

Meet Ben Horowitz:Ben Horowitz is Co-founder and General Partner at the venture capital firm Andreessen Horowitz (a16z). He is the author of “The Hard Thing About Hard Things” and “What You Do Is Who You Are.” Prior to a16z, Ben was Co-founder and CEO of Opsware (formerly Loudcloud). When Opsware was acquired by Hewlett-Packard, he became their Vice President and General Manager of Business Technology Optimization for Software. Ben received a Bachelor’s in Computer Science from Columbia University and a Masters in Computer Science from UCLA.  Key Insights:The vision for Andreessen-Horowitz derives from Ben’s own experience as a software founder. Lessons For CEOs. Ben has two main leadership lessons. One is to seek the truth: about the product, company, and everything you do. Two is to remember you are always talking to the whole company. Every brainstorming session, conversation, and raise can impact the politics and culture of your organization because you speak for and as the company.Are CEOs Made? Ben posits that CEOs are more made than born. Mark Zuckerberg, Elon Musk, and Jeff Bezos are so different from each other, yet are the CEO-founders of successful companies. Truth starts with being true to yourself and your own leadership style.What a16z Does Different. Andreessen Horowitz is a venture capital firm designed to help the founder become an effective CEO, rather than replacing them. This is done by providing founder-CEOs with a network of powerful industry experts, executives, and advisors. Additionally, a16z is transparent about their investing decisions by publishing articles on their website.  Relevant Links: Learn more about a16zRead Ben’s most recent article “a16z is Moving to the Cloud”Check out Ben’s books
September 8, 2022
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Doomsday Watch Meets Global Health (with Guest Arthur Snell)

Ben meets Arthur Snell, former UK diplomat, host of the Doomsday Watch Podcast, and author of the Amazon UK bestseller “How Britain Broke The World” to explore how the greatest challenges facing the international community are radically changing global health priorities. Arthur reflects on the wide-ranging impacts of Russia’s ill-fated invasion of Ukraine, NATO’s retreat from Afghanistan, and what to expect from the new British Prime Minister Liz Truss - particularly whether the UK will follow the lead of the US and European partners and support the 7th replenishment of the Global Fund.  https://www.ashotinthearmpodcast.com https://kite.link/doomsday https://kite.link/OhGodWhatNow https://kite.link/thebunker https://www.podmasters.co.uk https://www.canburypress.com/products/how-britain-broke-the-world-by-arthur-snell-isbn-9781912454600 #globalsecurity #Ukraine #globalhealthsecurity #pandemics #pandemicspreparation #pandemicsresponse #HIV #AIDS #malaria #tb #covid #LizTruss #GlobalFund
September 8, 2022
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