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Healthcare Simplified

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Healthcare Simplified is a podcast dedicated to helping executives, HR teams, and business owners navigate increased complexity in modern business healthcare solutions. Whether you’re trying to simplify your healthcare administrative solutions, explore the world of benefits, or use data analytics to predict the latest trends and opportunities, this show is dedicated to helping you create a frictionless healthcare experience for you and your employees. Each episode features an interview with a thought leader or practitioner, discussing topics like: population health management, healthcare regulation and transparency, ACO solutions, healthcare pricing and reimbursement, concierge care, employee benefits, self insurance, and more.

Healthcare Simplified is a podcast dedicated to helping executives, HR teams, and business owners navigate increased complexity in modern business healthcare solutions. Whether you’re trying to simplify your healthcare administrative solutions, explore the world of benefits, or use data analytics to predict the latest trends and opportunities, this show is dedicated to helping you create a frictionless healthcare experience for you and your employees. Each episode features an interview with a thought leader or practitioner, discussing topics like: population health management, healthcare regulation and transparency, ACO solutions, healthcare pricing and reimbursement, concierge care, employee benefits, self insurance, and more.

Location:

United States

Description:

Healthcare Simplified is a podcast dedicated to helping executives, HR teams, and business owners navigate increased complexity in modern business healthcare solutions. Whether you’re trying to simplify your healthcare administrative solutions, explore the world of benefits, or use data analytics to predict the latest trends and opportunities, this show is dedicated to helping you create a frictionless healthcare experience for you and your employees. Each episode features an interview with a thought leader or practitioner, discussing topics like: population health management, healthcare regulation and transparency, ACO solutions, healthcare pricing and reimbursement, concierge care, employee benefits, self insurance, and more.

Language:

English

Contact:

405-206-8580


Episodes

47: Transparency and Delivery in Healthcare Today w/ Jeff Toewe

5/19/2020
On today's episode of Healthcare Simplified, Jeff Toewe, CEO of Medxoom, joins us to talk about healthcare transparency and the state of healthcare delivery today. Healthcare may be the only service in the economy where you don't know the price until after delivery. Often, providers don't know the cost because they don't know your plan. And you don't know if your cost is reasonable. That's a transparency problem. And it's where Medxoom comes in. They help members discover and have...

Duration:00:21:33

46: The Benefits and Models of Direct Primary Care w/ Geb Buchness

5/12/2020
On today's episode of Healthcare Simplified, Geb Buchness, vice president of Paladina Health, joins us to talk about Direct Primary Care. Geb describes the two Direct Primary Care models out there, the consumer model and the fee-for-service model. He also talks about what employers need to make Direct Primary Care cost effective for them and the best way to select the right partner. Finally, he discussed measurements, tactics, and strategies for driving engagement.

Duration:00:21:25

45: What Do Employers Need to Know About COVID-19 Legislation? w/ Sandy Krauer

5/5/2020
On today's episode of Healthcare Simplified, Sandy Krauer, director of HR at Total Focus HR Solutions, a wholly-owned subsidiary of Allegeant, LLC, joins us to talk about the new legislation spurred by the COVID-19 pandemic. With the rash of recent laws and programs, what are some of the key provisions that employers should be aware of? What implications and impacts will these new laws have on employers? And with all the moving parts in both COVID-19 responses and health care, what will...

Duration:00:28:54

44: Healthcare Literacy: What Don't We Know, and How Is It Hurting Us? w/ Al Lewis

3/18/2020
How many added sugars are there in a Quaker quinoa granola bar? Not many, right? Quaker's a healthy company, and you can't get more nutritious than quinoa, after all. In fact, there's 10 different kinds of sugars sprinkled in. That's just one example of how what we think we know about health may not be accurate. On today's episode of Healthcare Simplified, Al Lewis, CEO at Quizzify, joins us to discuss healthcare literacy — what don't we know about our health and how is that affecting us?

Duration:00:27:31

43: How Can We Get Consumers to Make Informed Decisions About Healthcare? w/ Peter Hayes

2/27/2020
On today's episode of Healthcare Simplified, Peter Hayes, CEO Healthcare Purchaser Alliance of Maine, joins us to talk about the relationship between healthcare costs and the quality differentials in healthcare delivery. Desiring to collectively move the dial on healthcare quality and affordability, Pete now leads a coalition of providers, plans, and hospitals to improve the quality paradigm and bring down Maine's high healthcare costs at the same time.

Duration:00:26:32

42: How Restoring Family DinnerTime Can Improve Health w/ Charlie Moore

2/19/2020
On today's episode of Healthcare Simplified, Charlie Moore, co-founder of DinnerTime, a web-based service that provides highly personalized and automated meal planning, sale-smart grocery shopping, recipe support and nutrition education to improve the health and well-being of its members. Charlie talks about the importance of the family dinner table, a sometimes-lost event, in today's busy family life.

Duration:00:27:19

41: Making Changes in the System for Health Plans for Unions w/ Jim Hynes

2/6/2020
On today's episode of Healthcare Simplified, Jim Hynes, executive administrator for Pipe Trade Services, Minnesota joins us. He'll talk about his career, his goals, and union health plans in general. Jim began his career as a union member and a pipe fitter. He planned to become a contractor, but life took a turn and Jim got hired as assistant administrator of the health and pension funds. That was 31 years ago. Today, he leads a healthcare plan that covers about 18,000 lives.

Duration:00:32:10

40: Save Money and Eliminate Waste with the Bundled Rate Marketplace w/ Tim Koch

1/29/2020
On today's episode of Healthcare Simplified, Tim Koch, founder of Accarent Health, joins us. He'll talk about healthcare and bundled rates, especially how to use bundled rates to save money and eliminate waste. Tim has been working in this area since the early 1990s so he's got deep experience in it.

Duration:00:27:38

39: Compliance Laws You Should Know About for 2020 w/ Sandy Krauer

1/22/2020
On today's episode of Healthcare Simplified, we have the one-and-only Sandy Krauer back with us. Sandy is director of HR for Total Focus HR Solutions. She's been with us on the podcast many times before, and today she's addressing a topic that's paramount in the modern world — compliance. She'll tell us about the new laws that came out at the end of 2019.

Duration:00:26:22

38: 50% of People Say Time Is Keeping Them from Wellness w/ Alex Haschen

9/10/2019
Healthy people are the low-hanging fruit of workplace wellness initiatives. Engaging the unengaged is a lot harder, and the one thing that usually keeps people from engaging is time. I got to interview Alex Haschen from BurnAlong for the second time on Healthcare Simplified and it was even more informative than before (if that’s possible). Here's what we discussed: Workplace wellness misinformationWhy money isn’t as meaningful as an incentive as timeSolving the engagement problem means...

Duration:00:26:57

37: When It Comes to Providing Healthcare for Your Executives, This Might Be One of the Most Innovative Solutions Out There w/ Nick Limneos

8/27/2019
We often overlook executive compensation. But ArmadaGlobal doesn’t. In fact, they’ve got a solution you should definitely check out. When it comes to executive compensation, their plans are unique, offering a host of benefits to both employees and employers. Nick Limneos, VP National Sales for ArmadaGlobal, came on this episode of Healthcare Simplified to tell us all about it.

Duration:00:24:22

36: HR Expert Breaks Down the ICHRA & the EBHRA w/ Sandy Krauer

7/9/2019
The two new HRA plans — the ICHRA & the EBHRA are a bit confusing for employers (and everyone else). So we talked with Sandy Krauer, the HR Services Director at Total Focus HR Solutions on this episode of the Healthcare Simplified podcast to give us all the real info on: The ICHRA (individual coverage health reimbursement account) The EBHRA (excepted-benefits HRA) She broke down how they work for employers, how to maximize the tax-savings benefits, and how these new rules can provide...

Duration:00:38:02

35: The State of Healthcare in Today's World w/ Doug Aldeen

5/21/2019
On today’s episode of Healthcare Simplified I interviewed Doug Aldeen, a healthcare attorney from Austin, Texas. We talked about the state of healthcare today, particularly about how new plans like bundled payments and reference based pricing are disrupting the healthcare marketplace for the better.

Duration:00:27:17

34: How to Save 10-30% on Company Healthcare Costs Each Year w/ John Glascott

4/23/2019
On this episode of Healthcare Simplified, John Glascott shares 8 steps you can take to lower your company’s healthcare costs by 10-30% each year. John is the Chief Commercial Officer at Medxoom, a company that powers modern healthcare marketplaces.

Duration:00:34:13

33: How You and Your Employees Can Maximize Tax Savings w/ Sandy Krauer

4/16/2019
On today’s episode of Healthcare Simplified we are extremely lucky to have, for the third time, employee compliance benefits extraordinaire, Sandy Krauer. She’s back, and this time, Sandy’s here to talk about how you can maximize tax savings by implementing a Section 125 Cafeteria Plan.

Duration:00:29:19

32: How Primary Care Physicians Can Save Healthcare w/ Dr. Andy Lazris

4/2/2019
Our healthcare system needs some major adjustments. Most everyone agrees with that, but not everyone has solutions. On this episode of Healthcare Simplified, our guest Dr. Andy Lazris joined us to discuss the major issues with our healthcare system. While we are spending more on healthcare than any other nation, our people are getting sicker, and we are nowhere near the healthiest nations. Dr. Andy Lazris is an award-winning doctor, and the creator of the YouTube series, The Running...

Duration:00:37:51

31: How to 5X Your Workplace Wellness Program w/ Alex Haschen

3/26/2019
Studies have shown that when a company is healthier, employees are happier, more productive and MUCH cheaper to insure. Technologies like machine learning, AI, mobile apps, wellness gamification and social rewarding the site/app BurnAlong is transforming workplace wellness. BurnAlong offers health videos from five-minute stretches to do at your desk to hour-long workouts. They also cover nutrition, mental health, financial health, life coaching and more. When companies use BurnAlong they...

Duration:00:16:13

30: Overcoming Compliance Challenges with the FLSA w/ Sandy Krauer

3/5/2019
The Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA) covers minimum wage standards that are so complicated, you need a flowchart to track them. This is one of the things I learned from my recent podcast with Sandy Krauer, director of HR services with Total Focus HR Solutions. Some things to remember: There is a federal minimum hourly wage -- $7.25/hour was established in 2009 and hasn't changed since thenEach state can set its own minimum hourly rate -- it can be higher or the sameCounties can establish...

Duration:00:19:37

29: An HR Pro Explains the Family Medical Leave Act w/ Sandy Krauer

1/22/2019
The Family Medical Leave Act works for everybody. It also confuses a lot of people. The FMLA protects employees who are dealing with crisis situations in their immediate family from losing their jobs. And it protects employers from having to give PTO to everyone who darkens their door. The standards are strict, the rules complex, and keeping everyone in compliance is the job of HR experts like Sandy Krauer. If you have questions about your rights and responsibilities, either as an...

Duration:00:20:40

28: Why Transforming Healthcare Starts With Educating Your Employees w/ Doug Aldeen

12/18/2018
Americans pay the highest health care costs in the world and it only continues to increase, year after year. Our guest today is Douglas Aldeen, a healthcare attorney who’s been practicing for more than 20 years. In a survey done by Policygenius, only 4% of Americans could correctly define the four healthcare terms that explain how much you personally pay for services and drugs on your insurance plan. And when a majority of employers rely on “industry experts” to help them make decisions...

Duration:00:21:40