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Health Care Rounds Podcast

Aug 16, 2018

Health Care Rounds is a weekly podcast developed for health care leaders who are at the forefront of health care delivery and payment reform.

Join Darwin Research Group founder and CEO John Marchica as he discusses the latest advancements in health care business news and policy developments. John Marchica is a veteran health care strategist and is leading ongoing research initiatives on health care delivery systems and value-based care. At the table, John is joined by colleagues Jazmyn Ledford and Erica DeStories to cover emerging developments in the health care sector.

This podcast is currently LIVE  -  New Episodes every Thursday.

Episode 21: Our Take August–Part 1

John shares our take on what happened in health care at the beginning of August including extended coverage through the Affordable Care Act, as well as a new direct-to-employer contract between Henry Ford Health System and General Motors.

Episode 20: Our Take July–Part 3

John shares our take on what happened in health care at the end of July, including how the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services is proposing both a rule for site-neutral payments, as well as potentially more 340B cuts.

Episode 19: Functional Wellbeing with Sean Sullivan

In this podcast, John Marchica has a conversation with Sean Sullivan, JD on the need to address not just physical wellness in the workforce, but also its wellbeing. Sean and John speak on the growing trend of value-based care, not just in the United States, but also internationally.

Episode 18: Our Take July–Part 2

John shares our take on the second half of July, including how the Trump administration continues to take aim at Obamacare, and that Stark and other anti-kickback laws may be obsolete in a value-based world.

Episode 17: Social Determinants of Health with Joshua Lenchus

Running a safety net hospital is challenging, especially when it comes to population health initiatives. In this episode, Dr. Lenchus and John Marchica discuss the resources needed to secure a healthy population due to social determinants of health.

Episode 16: Our Take July–Part 1

John shares our take on the first half of July, including CMS’s decision to green-light a Medicaid value-based drug plan, and how JJMDC added a collaboration with Mercy to its list of partnerships designed to improve patient care.

Episode 15: Happy 4th of July

Happy 4th of July from all of us at Health Care Rounds Podcast!

Episode 14: Our Take June–Part 2

John shares our take on the second half of June, including the decision of a federal appeals court regarding risk corridor payments, and the announcement of the new CEO for the Amazon-Berkshire-JPMorgan health care venture.

Episode 13: Advantages of Telehealth with Dr. Suzanne Shugg

Dr. Suzanne Shugg, CEO and Co-Founder of Teleplus Healthcare, teaches us how telehealth is helping battle hurdles of compliance and education, especially in the rural and senior communities.

Episode 12: Our Take June–Part 1

John shares our take on the first half of June which includes how New Jersey recently mandated health insurance starting in 2019, and what the increase in payer-provider partnerships means.

Episode 11: The Aging Population with Bob Roth

Bob Roth, Managing Partner of Cypress HomeCare Solutions, discusses the importance of providing home care for our growing aging population, the home health and home care market as it is defined now, and what we can do looking forward.

Episode 10: A Discussion on Home Health Care

In this episode, John walks us through how home health care came to be, the differences between home health care, private duty, and hospice, and the impending importance it has for the future as we live longer lives.

#9: Our Take May–Part 2

To all of our listeners, we hope you had a wonderful Memorial Day Weekend! In this episode, John shares an abbreviated our take on the second part of May focused on FDA and CMS's take on lowering drug prices.

Episode 8: Our Take May–Part 1

John shares our take on the first half of May which includes the proposal by The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) to scale back its quality measures for fiscal year 2019 and the current administration’s “blueprint” to tackle soaring prescription drug prices.

Episode 7: Behavioral Economics with Dr. Allen Weiss–Part 2

Dr. Allen Weiss, President and CEO of NCH Healthcare System, talks about health care system trends and imparts his advice to new physician residents. This is Part 2 of 2.

Episode 6: Behavioral Economics with Dr. Allen Weiss–Part 1

Dr. Allen Weiss, President and CEO of NCH Healthcare System, shares the importance of behavioral economics at NCH Healthcare System and Naples’ Blue Zones Project. This is Part 1 of 2.

Episode 5: Our Take April–Part 2

John shares our take on the second half of April highlighting the health of Affordable Care Act (ACA) under the current administration and Humana’s statement to acquire and merge Curo Health with Kindred Healthcare.

Episode 4: Our Take April–Part 1

John shares our take on the first half of April highlighting Walmart’s talks to acquire Humana, and California suing Sutter Health.

Episode 3: Commonwealth Primary Care ACO with Dr. Curtis Page & Lance Donkerbrook–Part 3

Dr. Curtis Page and Lance Donkerbrook share insights on Commonwealth Primary Care ACO and more. This is Part 3 of 3.

Episode 2: Commonwealth Primary Care ACO with Dr. Curtis Page & Lance Donkerbrook–Part 2

Lance Donkerbrook, CIO of Commonwealth Primary Care ACO, shares insights on Commonwealth in relation to recent policy changes and HIMSS 2018. This is Part 2 of 3.

Episode 1: Commonwealth Primary Care ACO with Dr. Curtis Page & Lance Donkerbrook–Part 1

Dr. Curtis Page, President and CEO of Commonwealth Primary Care ACO, shares insights on what is an ACO and about Commonwealth. This is Part 1 of 3.

Episode 0: Health Care Rounds – Trailer

From Darwin Research Group HQ, we welcome you to our table to discuss health policy and business issues, and to hear the opinions of today’s leading health care experts.

Credits for Health Care Rounds Podcast:

Produced and Edited by: Jazmyn Ledford and Erica DeStories
Theme Music by: John Marchica
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