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.
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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.
Dan Wolterman, president and CEO of Houston-based Memorial Hermann Healthcare System, discusses his system's experience with accountable care, tensions with insurers over starting a health insurance arm, and Memorial Hermann's shift to outpatient care.
Kevin Lewis, CEO of Maine Community Health Options, a not-for-profit, consumer-governed health insurer, outlines why his plan has been in the black while other co-op plans have lost money and what will happen if the U.S. Supreme Court strikes down the ACA premium subsidies. He spoke with Modern Healthcare reporter Bob Herman.
Banner Health CEO Peter Fine discusses the merger of University of Arizona Health Network and Banner Health in an interview with Modern Healthcare reporter Beth Kutscher.
Sandra Bruce has served as president and CEO of Presence Health since the 11-hospital system was formed in November 2011 by the merger of Resurrection Healthcare and Provena Health, with facilities in the Chicago area and central Illinois. In an interview with Modern Healthcare reporter Andis Robeznieks, she discusses the challenge of merging cultures, increasing diversity in her system's...
Castellani discusses how high-deductible health plans are affecting patients' access to prescription drugs, PhRMA's concerns about the 340B drug discount program and its efforts to persuade Congress to kill the Affordable Care Act's medical device tax.
Dianna Morgan describes leading the Orlando Health board through a rigorous process of interviewing and vetting potential partners--and how that process revealed the value of the system as an independent organization.
Melissa Fraser explains how West Park Hospital's board assembles partnerships and community resources to deliver high-quality healthcare in Cody, Wyo., a community named for "Buffalo" Bill Cody that's near Yelllowstone and Grand Teton national parks and many miles from the nearest large hospital.
Dr. Evelyn Hayes recounts starting a Louisiana birthing center to allow fathers to be with mothers in the delivery room and laying the groundwork for an approach to leadership geared toward patient-centered care.
Erica Ward Gerson recounts starting her tenure as board chair of the Detroit Medical Center's Children's Hospital of Michigan the same week as investor-owned Vanguard Health Systems took over the previously not-for-profit organization.
Thomas Jackiewicz, senior vice president and CEO of Keck Medicine of USC, an academic health system in Los Angeles, discusses how his system is competing with UCLA, its expansion strategy, and his thoughts on USC's exclusion from Anthem's Vivity health plan.
Dr. Karen DeSalvo, head of the Office of the National Coordinator for Health Information Technology at HHS, makes the case for the ONC's national interoperability roadmap, released Jan. 30. She explains the plan's call for a nationally standardized "common clinical data set" and the federal role in a proposed new "non-government governance" entity for the nationwide health information exchange.
Michael Mussallem, chairman and CEO of Irvine, Calif.-based devicemaker Edwards Lifesciences, discusses the company's plans, how his firm demonstrates the value of its products to health systems and the prospects for repeal of the medical-device tax. He spoke with Modern Healthcare reporter Jaimy Lee.
Dr. David Bailey, president and CEO of the not-for-profit Nemours Foundation and the Nemours Children's Health System, an integrated pediatric health system with facilities in Delaware and Florida, discusses his system's innovations in treating children with asthma, preparedness for the shift to value-based payment, and conflict and collaboration with insurers.
Charlie Shields, who has served as CEO of the two-hospital Truman Medical Centers in Kansas City, Mo., since July, discusses his efforts to persuade his former GOP colleagues in the Missouri state Senate to expand Medicaid and what would happen at Truman if they don't. He spoke with Modern Healthcare reporter Steven Ross Johnson.
In September, Barclay Berdan became CEO of Texas Health Resources, the largest healthcare system in North Texas with over $4.3 billion in revenue last year. Berdan, who previously served as THR's COO, took over just before a crisis erupted in October at the system's flagship hospital, Texas Health Presbyterian Hospital Dallas, when a patient named Thomas Eric Duncan, who had recently arrived from...
In this podcast interview, Eric Schultz, CEO of Wellesley, Mass.-based Harvard Pilgrim Health Care, discusses Harvard Pilgrim's experience with the Obamacare insurance exchanges, narrow provider networks, re-entering the Medicare Advantage program, and his views on the expansion of Partners HealthCare in Massachusetts. He spoke with Modern Healthcare reporter Bob Herman.
Since 2009, Dr. James Merlino has been the chief experience officer at the Cleveland Clinic, which was among the first healthcare organizations to create a CXO role. He will leave that position this year to join performance improvement firm Press Ganey. He is also the author of a new book called “Service Fanatics: How to Build Superior Patient Experience the Cleveland Clinic Way.”...
Kentucky Gov. Steve Beshear discusses how Medicaid expansion has affected local hospitals, what Democrats need to do to improve public perceptions about the healthcare law and the potential impact of Republicans winning control of the U.S. Senate.
Stephen Ubl, president and CEO of the Advanced Medical Technology Association, discusses the potential impact of new payment models, as well as regulatory and tax issues, on the $110 billion device industry. He spoke with Modern Healthcare reporter Sabriya Rice.
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