Mary Brainerd, CEO of HealthPartners, discusses her system's foray into insurance, the challenges faced by providers that want to make similar moves and her own experience in the healthcare system as a patient with breast cancer. She spoke with Modern Healthcare reporter Bob Herman.
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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.
Thomas Priselac, CEO of Cedars-Sinai Hospital in Los Angeles, discusses his hospital's experience with the Vivity alliance as well as other major issues confronting the prestigious medical center. He spoke with California Bureau Chief Beth Kutscher.
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.
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.
Dr. Leana Wen, Baltimore's health commissioner, discusses the role of health disparities in the recent violence, her advocacy for wider access to the opioid overdose treatment drug naloxone and the state's unique system of global healthcare budgeting.
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...
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.
In a podcast interview, Dan Hilferty, president and CEO of Independence Blue Cross, shares his views on managing the health of Medicaid patients, building provider networks and moving forward with value-based payment. He spoke with Modern Healthcare reporter Bob Herman.
Dr. Georges Benjamin. executive director of the American Public Health Association, discusses the social determinants of health, and his organization's approach to reducing gun violence and addressing climate change. He spoke with Modern Healthcare reporter Andis Robeznieks.
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.
Lisa McGiffert, director of the Consumers Union's Safe Patient Project, which engages in advocacy and education on patient-safety issues, discusses hospital efforts to reduce infections, the prevalence of other types of medical errors, and legislation to speed drug and device approvals.
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.
Dave Blom, CEO of Columbus-based OhioHealth, discusses the impact of Medicaid expansion, electronic health-record interoperability, his approach to motivating employees and healthcare's path forward. He spoke with Modern Healthcare Managing Editor Harris Meyer.
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.
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 .
The UT Southwestern Medical Center is on a roll. Last year, it expanded its presence in the fast-growing Dallas market by opening an $800 million hospital complex. In a podcast interview, President Dr. Daniel Podolsky discusses the system's expansion plans and technology's role in process improvement.
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.
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.
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.
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...
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Mark Laret, CEO of UCSF Medical Center in San Francisco, outlines how academic medical centers need to change and how to achieve success in capital fundraising.
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