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Podcast Q&A: Exchange strategy seeks 'getting the right steps in place to ensure long-term stability,' Tavenner says

Podcast Q&A: Exchange strategy seeks 'getting the right steps in place to ensure long-term stability,' Tavenner says

By Modern Healthcare  |  January 23, 2016

In a podcast interview, former CMS chief Marilyn Tavenner discusses her move to head up America's Health Insurance Plans, the industry's leading advocacy group. She also addresses the challenges faced by the group's members, which have struggled in the fledgling insurance marketplaces created under the ACA. She spoke with Modern Healthcare reporter Bob Herman.

Q&A: Joint Commission CEO Dr. Mark Chassin on suspending Top Performer program

Q&A: Joint Commission CEO Dr. Mark Chassin on suspending Top Performer program

By Modern Healthcare  |  January 09, 2016

The Joint Commission, which currently has accredited about 22,000 organizations in the U.S. and abroad, recently stirred controversy when it suspended its Top Performer award program for 2016, citing a need to review its quality measures. CEO Dr. Mark Chassin discusses the move with Modern Healthcare.

Pharma 'could have done a better job' explaining drug costs, Pfizer exec says

Pharma 'could have done a better job' explaining drug costs, Pfizer exec says

By Modern Healthcare  |  December 12, 2015

Albert Bourla, group president of vaccines, oncology and consumer healthcare businesses at Pfizer, discusses his company's research and development strategies, how Pfizer is responding to consumer-directed healthcare and the controversy over high drug prices. He spoke with Modern Healthcare reporter Steven Ross Johnson.

Politicians' ACA stance depends on how close they are to point of service: Harris Health CEO

Politicians' ACA stance depends on how close they are to point of service: Harris Health CEO

By Modern Healthcare  |  November 21, 2015

George Masi, president and CEO of Houston's Harris Health System, and other leaders at his system and its health plan recently drew the ire of Texas Gov. Greg Abbott for pushing for Medicaid expansion while the state was negotiating with the Obama administration for renewal of its big Medicaid waiver. In a podcast interview with Modern Healthcare reporter Virgil Dickson, Masi discusses the...

Shared savings don't go far enough in accepting risk, Froedtert CEO says

Shared savings don't go far enough in accepting risk, Froedtert CEO says

By Modern Healthcare  |  November 14, 2015

Catherine Jacobson, president and CEO of Froedtert Health, Milwaukee, outlines the goals of her system's health plan joint venture with Ascension Health, Froedtert's Medicaid experience in a state that has not expanded eligibility under the Affordable Care Act, and risk-based contracting. She spoke with Modern Healthcare reporter Melanie Evans.

Tremendous profit-taking is going on in healthcare, says insurance CEO

Tremendous profit-taking is going on in healthcare, says insurance CEO

By Modern Healthcare  |  October 24, 2015

Dr. Michael Cropp, president and CEO of Independent Health, a not-for-profit health insurer based in Buffalo, N.Y., discusses surprise medical bills, how his plan reduced premiums this year and his views of prescription drug prices. He spoke with Modern Healthcare reporter Bob Herman.

Hospitals will continue to be the delivery system's 'cornerstone,' says Tenet CEO

Hospitals will continue to be the delivery system's 'cornerstone,' says Tenet CEO

By Modern Healthcare  |  August 29, 2015

Despite a trend toward outpatient care, Tenet Healthcare Corp. CEO Trevor Fetter says disease trends and demographics are pushing the demand for acute-care hospitals and that he sees hospitals as the cornerstone of the healthcare delivery system. He spoke with Modern Healthcare Editor Merrill Goozner.

NQF chief Dr. Christine Cassel on the search for better quality metrics

NQF chief Dr. Christine Cassel on the search for better quality metrics

By Modern Healthcare  |  August 08, 2015

Since being named CEO of the National Quality Forum in December 2012, Dr. Christine Cassel's organization has come under increasing pressure to improve the measures used to judge the quality of the nation's hospitals, physician practices and other healthcare organizations. She recently spoke with Modern Healthcare reporter Sabriya Rice.

Sheriff Tom Dart on behavioral healthcare at Cook County Jail

Sheriff Tom Dart on behavioral healthcare at Cook County Jail

By Modern Healthcare  |  August 01, 2015

In a podcast interview, Cook County (Ill.) Sheriff Tom Dart describes how he is providing behavioral healthcare services for the jail inmates who need them and how he is working to keep people with mental health issues from returning to the facility .

Access to pediatric specialty care is at risk, says Lucile Packard CEO Chris Dawes

Access to pediatric specialty care is at risk, says Lucile Packard CEO Chris Dawes

By Modern Healthcare  |  July 18, 2015

Christopher Dawes, president and CEO of Lucile Packard Children's Hospital at Stanford, a 300-bed hospital in Palo Alto, Calif., discusses the issues raised by Medicaid expansion, narrow-network health plans and high prescription drug costs. He spoke with Modern Healthcare reporter Bob Herman.

'Health insurers are refusing to pay fair market rates,' says new AMA president

'Health insurers are refusing to pay fair market rates,' says new AMA president

By Modern Healthcare  |  July 11, 2015

American Medical Association President Dr. Steven Stack discusses the AMA's position on possible changes to the ACA, its stance on electronic health record meaningful-use rules, and his views on regulating surprise out-of-network medical bills. He spoke with Modern Healthcare reporter Steven Ross Johnson.

Podcast: How Paul Kusserow plans to turn around Amedisys

Podcast: How Paul Kusserow plans to turn around Amedisys

By Modern Healthcare  |  June 27, 2015

Paul Kusserow, president and CEO of Amedisys, a Baton Rouge, La.-based home-care and hospice company, discusses a recent management shake-up, the firm's expansion strategy and its moves toward risk contracting. He spoke with Modern Healthcare reporter Steven Ross Johnson.

ACA Medicaid expansion forced L.A. safety net system to improve, director says

ACA Medicaid expansion forced L.A. safety net system to improve, director says

By Modern Healthcare  |  June 20, 2015

Dr. Mitchell Katz, director of the Los Angeles County Department of Health Services, an integrated safety net system with 19 health centers and four hospitals, says the Affordable Care Act provided his system with a tremendous opportunity to transform itself. Modern Healthcare reporter Andis Robeznieks recently spoke with Katz about making the L.A. system more patient-centered, the importance of...

Biggest difference for younger execs is embracing social media, HCA hospital CEO says

Biggest difference for younger execs is embracing social media, HCA hospital CEO says

By Modern Healthcare  |  June 06, 2015

Terika Richardson, CEO at Retreat Doctors' Hospital, a 227-bed HCA facility in Richmond, discusses the unique challenges facing young CEOs, the importance of diversity in healthcare organizations, and the political battle over Medicaid expansion in Virginia. She spoke with Modern Healthcare Managing Editor Harris Meyer.

Kaiser CEO says competition is rising, and that's not a bad thing

Kaiser CEO says competition is rising, and that's not a bad thing

By Modern Healthcare  |  May 30, 2015

Bernard Tyson, chairman and CEO of Kaiser Permanente, discusses value-based reimbursement, the importance of comprehensive EHRs with information-technology interoperability and challenges from insurance expansion under the Affordable Care Act. He spoke with Modern Healthcare Editor Merrill Goozner.

CVS 'confident' it will replace revenue lost from tobacco sales: CMO Dr. Troyen Brennan

CVS 'confident' it will replace revenue lost from tobacco sales: CMO Dr. Troyen Brennan

By Modern Healthcare  |  May 16, 2015

Dr. Troyen Brennan, executive vice president and chief medical officer at CVS Health Corp., discusses CVS' decision to drop the sale of tobacco products at its stores, the growing role of retail clinics and the chain's mission to help patients manage medications and their costs. He spoke with Modern Healthcare reporter Bob Herman.

AHA's next CEO discusses challenges ahead for U.S. hospitals

AHA's next CEO discusses challenges ahead for U.S. hospitals

By Modern Healthcare  |  May 13, 2015

Richard Pollack, the American Hospital Association's longtime chief lobbyist and now its future CEO, weighs in on Medicare, the shift to value-based pay and the legislative challenges facing the nation's hospitals. He spoke with Modern Healthcare Editor Merrill Goozner.

ANA President Pam Cipriano on the changing role of nurses

ANA President Pam Cipriano on the changing role of nurses

By Modern Healthcare  |  May 09, 2015

Pam Cipriano is the elected president of the American Nurses Association, the nation's largest nurse association, representing 3.1 million registered nurses. Modern Healthcare recently spoke with Cipriano about the changing role of nurses, hospital staffing cuts, nurses' wages and efforts to reduce occupational injuries.

King ruling won't change road to consumer-based health system, Humana CEO says

King ruling won't change road to consumer-based health system, Humana CEO says

By Modern Healthcare  |  May 02, 2015

Bruce Broussard, president and CEO of Louisville, Ky.-based Humana discusses his company's use of mobile health information technology to help providers manage patients' care, the movement toward greater consumer choice in healthcare, and recent CMS payment and policy changes for the Medicare Advantage program.

A 25% uninsured rate won't come back, says UAMS chancellor Dr. Dan Rahn

A 25% uninsured rate won't come back, says UAMS chancellor Dr. Dan Rahn

By Modern Healthcare  |  April 25, 2015

Dr. Dan Rahn, chancellor of the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences, discusses how Arkansas' Medicaid expansion has affected his medical center, the uncertain political prospects for preserving the expansion, and how his state is working to increase the number of primary-care physicians.

Standardizing care reduces costs, improves quality, says U. of Tenn. Medical Center CEO

Standardizing care reduces costs, improves quality, says U. of Tenn. Medical Center CEO

By Modern Healthcare  |  April 11, 2015

Joe Landsman, president and CEO of the University of Tennessee Medical Center, discusses his system's work on developing clinical pathways, how academic centers can compete with other hospitals and the prospects for Medicaid expansion in Tennessee. He spoke with Modern Healthcare Managing Editor Harris Meyer.

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