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Episode #145 – What is the 340B Program?

Allison Hoffman, Professor of Law at UPenn Law, joins CareTalk to discuss the 340B Program. The 340B drug pricing program requires drug companies to provide outpatient drugs to eligible healthcare organizations and covered entities at discounted prices. Hoffman discusses how the 340B program works and why it is so important. She also shares her insights on how the 340B program could be improved. This is a must-listen for anyone who wants to learn more about this significant program.This episode is sponsored by Provider Solutions & Development. Visit info.psdconnect.org/caretalk to learn how Provider Solutions & Development can help you hire better, faster and for good.  Watch this episode on YouTubeFind us on the web: Follow CareTalk on the Health Podcast NetworkFollow John on TwitterFollow David on Twitter  About Allison Hoffman:Allison K. Hoffman, an expert on health care law and policy, examines some of the most important legal and social issues of our time, including health insurance regulation, the Affordable Care Act, Medicare and retiree healthcare expenses, and long-term care.Before joining the faculty at Penn Law, Professor Hoffman was on the faculty at the UCLA School of Law and was a Petrie-Flom fellow at Harvard Law School. She also practiced health care law at Ropes and Gray and was a strategy consultant at The Bridgespan Group and the Boston Consulting Group.
June 21, 2022

Episode #144 – The Third Summer of the Pandemic

The third summer of the pandemic is upon us, and it is more important than ever to be prepared. In this episode of CareTalk, John and David help you navigate your summer plans by covering everything you need to know about the state of the pandemic.Subscribe to CareTalk on your favorite podcast service:Spotify https://open.spotify.com/show/2GTYhbN......Apple Podcasts https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast......Google Podcasts https://podcasts.google.com/feed/aHR0...... Follow us on the Health Podcast Network: https://bit.ly/3GlciwjFollow John on Twitter: https://twitter.com/johnp_driscollFollow David on Twitter: https://twitter.com/healthbizblog#healthcarepodcast #healthcareindustry #healthcarepolicy #caretalkpodcast #covid19 #pandemic #summer2022
June 16, 2022

Episode #143 – Healthcare and Gun Violence: What Can Be Done?

Every year, over 30,000 people in the United States are killed by gun violence, and many more are injured. The health care industry is on the front lines of this epidemic, treating patients with gunshot wounds and counseling families who have lost loved ones to gun violence. But what can the health care industry do to prevent gun violence? What are the barriers to change? And what role can health care providers play in advocating for stricter gun laws? John and David explore all the options on this episode of CareTalk.This episode is sponsored by Provider Solutions & Development. Visit www.info.psd.connect.org/caretalk to learn how Provider Solutions & Development can help you hire better, faster and for good.  Watch this episode on YouTubeFind us on the web: Follow CareTalk on the Health Podcast NetworkFollow John on TwitterFollow David on Twitter Follow us on the Health Podcast Network: https://bit.ly/3GlciwjFollow John on Twitter: https://twitter.com/johnp_driscollFollow David on Twitter: https://twitter.com/healthbizblog
June 6, 2022

Episode #142 – LGTBQ+ Health Disparities

June is Pride Month, a time to celebrate the LGBTQ+ community and reflect on the progress that has been made in the fight for equality. This year, John and David are taking on healthcare disparities in the LGBTQ+ community. While great strides have been made in recent decades, there are still many areas where healthcare disparities exist. Watch this episode on YouTubeThis episode is sponsored by Provider Solutions & Development. Visit www.info.psd.connect.org/caretalk to learn how Provider Solutions & Development can help you hire better, faster and for good.  Follow us on the web:Follow CareTalk on the Health Podcast NetworkFollow John on TwitterFollow David on Twitter  
June 2, 2022

Episode #141 – Should We Be Worried About Monkeypox?

The recent Monkeypox outbreak around the world has been causing a stir on the web and in the press. What is Monkeypox? How contagious is it and should you be concerned? John and David breakdown everything you need to know.Subscribe to CareTalk on your favorite podcast service:SpotifyApple PodcastsGoogle Podcasts Find us on the web:Follow CareTalk on the Health Podcast NetworkFollow John on TwitterFollow David on Twitter #monkeypox #monkeypoxoutbreak #caretalkpodcast #caretalk #health #healthcarepodcast #healthcarepolicy #healthcarenews #healthcareindustry
May 24, 2022

Episode #140 – Why is There a Baby Formula Shortage?

Baby formula is an essential for many parents, but the recent recall by Abbott labs has left them scrambling. The company, which is the biggest U.S. supplier of powder infant formula, initiated a recall and closed its Sturgis, Michigan, manufacturing plant after reports of serious bacterial infections in several infants and two deaths. The recall and shutdown has worsened a baby formula shortage among multiple manufacturers, which had been brewing for some time. But what caused the baby formula shortage in the first place? And why is this issue so difficult to solve? John and David have all the details. Watch this episode on YouTube Subscribe to CareTalk on your favorite podcast service:Spotify https://open.spotify.com/show/2GTYhbN......Apple Podcasts https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast......Google Podcasts https://podcasts.google.com/feed/aHR0...... Find us on the web: Follow CareTalk on the Health Podcast NetworkFollow John on TwitterFollow David on Twitter #babyformulashortage #babyformula #abbottlabs #healthcarepodcast #healthcarepolicy #healthcarenews #healthcareindustry #caretalk #babyformularecall #babyformulashortageexplained #nationwidebabyformulashortage
May 16, 2022

CareTalk

Caretalk is a weekly podcast that provides incisive debate on healthcare policy and politics - a no B.S. insider’s view of what works and what doesn’t in American healthcare. After a quarter century bantering with one another, John Driscoll (CEO, CareCentrix) and David Williams (President, Health Business Group) launched CareTalk to publicly debate healthcare policy and business topics, including drug pricing, digital health, the pandemic, Medicare for All, racial disparities and more. Since 2017 they’ve co-hosted 110+ episodes and interrogated prominent guests from industry, government, and academia.
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John Driscoll, CEO, CareCentrix

John Driscoll, CEO, CareCentrix

John Driscoll has been at the center of healthcare innovation for more than two decades, leading large companies across sectors.

He is currently the CEO of CareCentrix, the industry leader in bringing healthcare to the home, following successful stints helping lead healthcare technology (Castlight), pharmacy benefit managers (Medco, SureScripts) and insurance (Oxford) companies. John’s ongoing interest in and dedication to public health and healthcare innovation led to being selected by the Obama White House for its Entrepreneurs in Residence program to advise the FDA on innovation. John also serves as the Chairman of the Waystar Corporation and is an active investor in emerging healthcare technologies.

He helped found Testing for America and serves on its Governing Council and is the Co-Chair of the United States of Care’s Entrepreneurs Council. He chairs the Truman National Security Project, and served as a captain in the U.S. Army Reserve. John is a Board Member for the Alliance for Hunger. John has published articles in national publications including the Los Angeles Times, Time Magazine, The Guardian and Politico.
David Williams, President, Health Business Group

David Williams, President, Health Business Group

David Williams is a healthcare business consultant, board member and blogger. He is President of Health Business Group, which he co-founded in 2003 after more than a decade with the Boston Consulting Group and LEK. As an independent board member, David helps build value for companies including iCardiac Technologies (cardiac safety), Clerio Vision (medical lasers), Vericred (data utility for health insurance), and Home Care Delivered (medical supplies). For a decade he chaired the board of the Hearts & Noses Hospital Clown Troupe, which provides professionally trained volunteer clowns at the bedside.

David has been a reviewer and chairman for the Office of the National Coordinator for Health Information Technology, helping implement HITECH and Obamacare. He is frequently quoted on healthcare topics by NPR, Business Week, Al Jazeera, US News, The Boston Globe, and others. He has written and podcasted for his Health Business Blog since 2005. David holds a BA in Economics from Wesleyan University and an MBA from Harvard Business School.

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