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

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

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Episodes

#65: Our Take, August 12, 2019

8/11/2019
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In today’s Our Take read-in, “The FDA announced Tuesday that Novartis submitted the drug application for Zolgensma, the company’s novel gene therapy treatment for spinal muscular atrophy, with manipulated data. The FDA said it is assessing the matter and ‘remains confident’ that the gene therapy will continue to be available to patients.” To sign up for the weekly email brief, click here. Other briefs include: About Darwin Research Group Darwin Research Group Inc. provides advanced market...

Duration:00:09:06

#64: Our Take, August 5, 2019

8/4/2019
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In today’s Our Take read-in, we discuss several CMS initiatives announced last Monday. The email version of Our Take includes several important links to other final and proposed rules from CMS. To sign up for the weekly email brief, click here. Other briefs include: About Darwin Research Group Darwin Research Group Inc. provides advanced market intelligence and in-depth customer insights to health care executives, with a strategic focus on health care delivery systems and the global shift...

Duration:00:10:13

#63: Our Take, July 29, 2019

7/28/2019
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In today’s Our Take read-in, we discuss a bipartisan bill to lower drug prices that cleared a Senate committee. On Thursday, the Senate Finance Committee voted 19-9 to advance a bill proposed by Sens. Chuck Grassley, R-Iowa, and Ron Wyden, D-Ore., that includes numerous provisions to lower drug prices. The bill, called the Prescription Drug Pricing Reduction Act (PDPRA) of 2019, is likely to undergo considerable changes before it reaches the Senate floor for a full vote — if it gets that...

Duration:00:11:02

#62: Behavioral Health & Mobile Apps with Dr. Julie Kinn

7/24/2019
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In this week’s episode, John sits with military psychologist Dr. Julie Kinn to talk about the latest behavioral health mobile apps and online resources developed by the Defense Health Agency (DHA). Dr. Kinn discusses how DHA’s technology combats the stigma present around behavioral health issues so that both veterans and civilians are more inclined to seek care. Check out some of their free mobile apps: Virtual Hope Box, Breathe2Relax, and T2 Mood Tracker. For more resources, go to...

Duration:00:30:41

#61: Our Take, July 22, 2019

7/21/2019
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In this week’s episode, we focus on Intermountain Healthcare’s announcement that it has formed a “comprehensive health platform company focused on elevating value-based care capabilities.” The new organization, named Castell, will be led by Rajesh Shrestha as president and CEO. Shrestha will continue to serve as vice president and chief operating officer of Community Based Care for Intermountain. Other briefs include: About Darwin Research Group Darwin Research Group Inc. provides...

Duration:00:11:26

#60: Our Take, July 15, 2019

7/14/2019
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Last Tuesday, three judges from the federal appeals court in New Orleans heard oral arguments regarding the ruling made last December in Texas v. United States. The district judge overseeing the case ruled that the Affordable Care Act (ACA)’s individual mandate is unconstitutional and, therefore, the entire ACA must be overturned. This week’s Our Take discusses what happened during oral arguments and what’s expected next. Other briefs include: About Darwin Research Group Darwin Research...

Duration:00:11:10

#59: Improving Healthcare Through Grassroots Initiatives with Craig Brammer

7/10/2019
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CMS’ Innovation Center has, through federal grants, helped states address specific population health needs. But what happens when entrepreneurs take healthcare improvement seriously, and are able to find innovative ways to align partnerships to effect change? This week, John sits down with Craig Brammer, CEO of The Health Collaborative and President & CEO of the Network for Regional Healthcare Improvement. Craig is an inspirational leader—helping to create change at the national level driven...

Duration:00:30:08

#58: Our Take, July 1, 2019

6/30/2019
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In this week’s episode, we focus on the Supreme Court’s decision to hear arguments from health insurers, who claim $12.3 billion in losses after the federal government reneged on payments owed to certain payers under provisions in the Affordable Care Act (ACA). Business leaders, including the Chamber of Commerce, had urged the court to review an appellate court ruling in June 2018 that Health and Human Services is not obligated to make risk corridor payments to insurers. Other briefs...

Duration:00:12:43

#57: Frontiers in International Medicine with Dr. Heitham Hassoun

6/26/2019
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Why are integrated health systems and academic medical centers increasing their focus on international medicine? What lessons can we learn from our colleagues abroad? Find out this week as John sits down with Dr. Heitham Hassoun, vice president and medical director for Cedars-Sinai International Health and Telemedicine. Speaker Bios Heitham Hassoun, MD, a leading international health expert, is vice president and medical director of Cedars-Sinai's Center for International Health and...

Duration:00:34:03

#56: Our Take, June 24, 2019

6/24/2019
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In this week’s episode, John shares some of the results from our fifth annual ACO Executive Survey. Results discussed include: About Darwin Research Group Darwin Research Group Inc. provides advanced market intelligence and in-depth customer insights to health care executives, with a strategic focus on health care delivery systems and the global shift toward value-based care. Darwin’s client list includes forward-thinking biopharmaceutical and medical device companies, as well as health...

Duration:00:09:50

#55: Our Take, June 17, 2019

6/17/2019
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In this week’s episode, John reviews some of the lessons learned from ExL’s 13th Partnering with ACOs & IDNs Summit, which took place in Boston, June 10-11. Briefs include: About Darwin Research Group Darwin Research Group Inc. provides advanced market intelligence and in-depth customer insights to health care executives, with a strategic focus on health care delivery systems and the global shift toward value-based care. Darwin’s client list includes forward-thinking biopharmaceutical and...

Duration:00:11:42

#54: Building an in-house specialty pharmacy within an IDN with Brett McClain

6/13/2019
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This week, John sits down with Brett McClain, chief operating officer for Dignity Health’s St. Joseph’s Hospital and Medical Center, where he recently oversaw the launch of Dignity’s systemwide specialty pharmacy. Brett speaks to the development of the specialty pharmacy through a strategic partnership, how pharma engages with his health system, the Dignity-CHI merger, and more. Speaker Bios Brett McClain is the Chief Operating Officer for Dignity Health’s St. Joseph’s Hospital and Medical...

Duration:00:33:20

#53: Our Take, June 10, 2019

6/10/2019
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In this week’s episode, John reviews CVS’ move to expand its HealthHub stores to 1,500 by the end of 2021. HealthHub stores have expanded space for health-related products and larger health clinics with a lab for blood testing and screening. They also have a general wellness room used for yoga classes and educational events. We also have our first subscriber feedback, which addresses John’s editorial from last week on Novartis’ new gene therapy priced at $2.1 million. Briefs...

Duration:00:10:03

#52: Our Take, June 3, 2019

6/3/2019
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In this week’s episode, John reviews Novartis’ new gene therapy for spinal muscular atrophy, priced at more than $2.1 million. ICER, a nonprofit research institute that evaluates the cost effectiveness of pharmaceuticals, said Novartis’ price is within the upper bound of the organization’s value-based price benchmark range. Briefs include: About Darwin Research Group Darwin Research Group Inc. provides advanced market intelligence and in-depth customer insights to health care executives,...

Duration:00:10:32

#51: Three Dartmouth Guys Talk Health Care

5/30/2019
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This week, John sits down with Dr. David Radley, senior scientist for The Commonwealth Fund, and Dr. Trafford Crump, assistant professor at the University of Calgary. Trafford and Dave welcomed John to Dartmouth’s PhD program in health economics and clinical epidemiology back in 2005, and have remained good friends ever since. In this episode, they talk about the politicization of health care, health system performance, what's driving healh care cotsts, patient-reported outcomes, and...

Duration:00:45:13

#50: Our Take May–Part 2

5/23/2019
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In this week’s episode, John talks about the latest bombshell lawsuit filed by 44 states accusing Teva and other generic drugmakers of price fixing. Other briefs include: About Darwin Research Group Darwin Research Group Inc. provides advanced market intelligence and in-depth customer insights to health care executives, with a strategic focus on health care delivery systems and the global shift toward value-based care. Darwin’s client list includes forward-thinking biopharmaceutical and...

Duration:00:09:10

#49: Our Take May–Part 1

5/16/2019
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In this week’s episode, John talks EHRs and physician burnout, prescription drug prices in TV ads, and more. Highlights include: About Darwin Research Group Darwin Research Group Inc. provides advanced market intelligence and in-depth customer insights to health care executives, with a strategic focus on health care delivery systems and the global shift toward value-based care. Darwin’s client list includes forward-thinking biopharmaceutical and medical device companies, as well as health...

Duration:00:17:07

#48: John Takes the Mic

5/9/2019
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Analysts and consultants often make predictions about where markets are headed. In this week’s episode, John goes back five years and reviews what he first wrote about accountable care organizations and the value-based care movement. What did he get right? Where was he wrong? What lessons have we learned? Highlights include: About Darwin Research Group Darwin Research Group Inc. provides advanced market intelligence and in-depth customer insights to health care executives, with a...

Duration:00:34:55

#47: Our Take April–Part 2

5/2/2019
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In this week’s episode, John reviews Humana’s new oncology payment model, several important announcements from the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services, and more. Highlights include: About Darwin Research Group Darwin Research Group Inc. provides advanced market intelligence and in-depth customer insights to health care executives, with a strategic focus on health care delivery systems and the global shift toward value-based care. Darwin’s client list includes forward-thinking...

Duration:00:15:06

#46: Breakthroughs in Cancer Research with Dr. David Hong Part 2

4/25/2019
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In today’s episode, John returns to his conversation with renowned cancer researcher Dr. David S. Hong. Dr. Hong is deputy chair of Investigational Cancer Therapeutics at The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center. He also serves as associate vice president for Clinical Research and clinical medical director of the Clinical Center for Targeted Therapy. Dr. Hong has published more than 270 papers in leading academic journals. Topics include: Speaker Bios Dr. David S. Hong is deputy...

Duration:00:26:57