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Episodes

Understanding the Intersection Between COVID-19, Firearm Ownership, and Suicide

6/22/2021
Gun violence is one of the most prominent public health issues facing America today, and accounted for over 43,500 deaths in 2020 alone—the highest number in decades. But a major driver of gun-related deaths in this country that often goes unmentioned is suicide. Research shows having access to a firearm significantly increases the risk of suicide via firearm, and during the pandemic, amid an unprecedented surge in firearm purchases, these purchasers appeared far more likely to have...

Duration:00:39:28

Pandemic Factors Driving Predictions for 2022 Medical Cost Trends

6/15/2021
This month, the PwC Health Research Institute (HRI) released its annual Medical Cost Trend report for 2022. Reflecting the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic, the report predicts a 6.5% medical cost trend in 2022, slightly lower than the 7% medical cost trend in 2021 and slightly higher than it was between 2016 and 2020. On this episode of Managed Care Cast, we speak with Trina Tsouderos, who leads HRI, and discuss some of the drivers behind those numbers, as patients who put off care begin to...

Duration:00:26:30

Who's Driving the Growth of Medicare Advantage Plans?

6/8/2021
In this episode of Managed Care Cast, we speak with a coauthor of an article in June’s Health Affairs examining the racial and ethnic composition of beneficiaries in Medicare Advantage plans and the potential implications as the program continues to grow.

Duration:00:09:46

Preventing Respiratory Illness and Death Through Tighter Air Quality Standards

6/1/2021
On this episode of Managed Care Cast, a research scholar at the Marron Institute of Urban Management at New York University discusses the latest findings in the Health of the Air report, which was presented at the recent American Thoracic Society (ATS) 2021 International Conference.

Duration:00:21:43

Addressing the Demand for Mental Health Services During the COVID-19 Pandemic

5/25/2021
The COVID-19 pandemic has led to an unprecedented boom in telehealth use, especially when it comes to services provided for mental health. With the combined toll of a global pandemic, economic hardships, and protracted grief, Americans’ mental health has jumped to the forefront of the national conversation. A recent analysis, published by Blue Cross Blue Shield of Massachusetts, illustrates this seismic shift in care delivery and demand for mental health services. Researchers compiled claims...

Duration:00:23:21

What Can Be Done to Ensure Access to Care for Dual-Eligible Beneficiaries?

5/19/2021
An author of a study in the May 2021 issue of The American Journal of Managed Care® describes how the COVID-19 pandemic, the aging of America, and already-existing workforce shortages will further threaten the dual-eligible population unless policy makers reform scope-of-practice laws.

Duration:00:21:00

Building Relationships and Trust to Overcome Vaccine Hesitancy

5/11/2021
Vaccine hesitancy may be one of the contributing factors if the United States does not reach herd immunity to the virus that causes COVID-19. Such hesitancy presents itself in different ways and forms, ranging from outright refusal in conservative rural areas to fears in communities of color, to skepticism of science elsewhere. On this episode of Managed Care Cast, Patricia Salber, MD, MBA, of The Doctor Weighs In, has a conversation with Abner Mason, the founder and CEO of ConsejoSano, a...

Duration:00:26:30

Managed Care Cast Presents: Advancements in Automated Insulin Delivery, Part 2

5/6/2021
This podcast is brought to you by Insulet. Today we are bringing you part 2 of a 2-part, sponsored podcast series discussing insulin delivery for patients with diabetes. In part 1, Mary Caffrey, associate editorial director of The American Journal of Managed Care, spoke with Greg Forlenza, MD, a pediatric endocrinologist at the Barbara Davis Center at the University of Colorado, about prepivotal data. In this segment, they conclude the conversation.

Duration:00:13:09

How Has COVID-19 Impacted the Allergy and Immunology Field?

5/4/2021
With unprecedented pauses in air pollution emissions seen around the world in the spring of 2020 and virus mitigation behaviors being implemented for over a year, the COVID-19 pandemic has presented a unique opportunity to better understand the impact of poor air quality on human health. In particular, exposure reduction due to mask-wearing and stay-at-home orders has contributed to anecdotal reports of reduced exacerbations among patients with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD),...

Duration:00:21:47

Managed Care Cast Presents: Advancements in Automated Insulin Delivery, Part 1

4/29/2021
This podcast is brought to you by Insulet. Today, we are bringing you part 1 of a 2-part sponsored podcast series discussing insulin delivery for patients with diabetes. In part 1, Mary Caffrey, associate editorial director of The American Journal of Managed Care, speaks to Greg Forlenza, MD, a pediatric endocrinologist, about the evolution of diabetes care technology and standards for automated insulin delivery.

Duration:00:21:03

Podcast: This Week in Managed Care—Vaccine Eligibility Opens to All US Adults and Other Health News

4/25/2021
This week, the top managed care news included COVID-19 vaccine eligibility opens to all adults nationwide; a spotlight on payment models and value-based care; barriers to mental health care for children and teenagers.

Duration:00:06:27

Improving Vaccine Allocation Through Scheduling, Data Solutions

4/22/2021
The United States is now 5 months into its national vaccine rollout. Although hundreds of millions of doses have been successfully administered, the process has hit several snags along the way, including, but not limited to, disparities in administration and a failure to collect racial data on nearly half of those vaccinated at the national level. But to achieve this feat, health systems have had to adjust to shifting vaccine eligibility requirements, ensure outreach efforts are successful,...

Duration:00:28:08

Balancing Care Access and Fragmentation for Better Outcomes in Veterans With Diabetes

4/22/2021
The authors of a study in the April 2021 issue of The American Journal of Managed Care® discuss the possible reasons behind the link between care fragmentation and hospitalizations in veterans with diabetes, as well as potential opportunities to address disjointed care in the context of the widespread telehealth uptake seen during the COVID-19 pandemic.

Duration:00:13:58

Removing Barriers to Mental Health Care for Children and Teenagers

4/20/2021
On this episode of Managed Care Cast, we speak with the chief strategy officer for Well Being Trust, one of the authors of a recent report about how well health insurers and state Medicaid programs are covering mental health care for children and compliance with federal law. We discuss the unique challenges that youth face, the health disparities, racism, and community trauma that has been experienced in the past year, and some creative ways that organizations and communities can consider...

Duration:00:24:26

Podcast: This Week in Managed Care—Clotting Links to J&J COVID-19 Vaccine and Other Health News

4/18/2021
This week, the top managed care news included a pause in distribution of J&J’s COVID-19 vaccine; FDA clears first AI device to find possible cancerous hot spots during colonoscopies; lessons from years of public health budgetary neglect.

Duration:00:07:40

How Not to Prepare for a Pandemic: Can We Learn From Public Health Budgetary Neglect?

4/13/2021
Neglecting public health in state budgets for more than 10 years created an environment that was ill-suited to deal with the challenges of COVID-19 as well as other issues. On this episode of Managed Care Cast, we speak with one of the authors of a recent paper that examined state funding trends from 2008 to 2018 and discuss what could be done in the future to avoid past mistakes. In an article published this month in Health Affairs, researchers from the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of...

Duration:00:15:09

Podcast: This Week in Managed Care—AZ Vaccine Linked With Rare Clotting Events and Other Health News

4/11/2021
This week, the top managed care news included a European safety committee finding very rare blood clot links with AstraZeneca’s COVID-19 vaccine; new report predicts shifts in the cancer landscape by 2040; the connected nature of type 1 diabetes with other autoimmune diseases.

Duration:00:07:52

Community Outreach Is Enabling CeSHHAR to Close HIV Care Gaps in Zimbabwe

4/6/2021
The Centre for Sexual Health and HIV/AIDS Research Zimbabwe, or CeSHHAR, was founded in 2012 and is headquartered in Harare (hurrahree), Zimbabwe. CeSHHAR conducts evidence-based research related to HIV/AIDS, its prevention, and policy making, along with providing and implementing sexual and reproductive health education and interventions among several at-risk populations. On this episode of Managed Care Cast, we speak with the executive director of CeSHHAR, Frances Cowan, MD, MSc, MRCP,...

Duration:00:16:16

Managed Care Cast Presents: COPD Stakeholder Summit—Individualizing Treatment, Part 2

4/5/2021
This activity is supported by an educational grant from Boehringer Ingelheim. Today, we are bringing you part 2 of a 2-part podcast series discussing chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD). In part 2, moderator Neil Minkoff, MD, chief medical officer of Coeus Healthcare, leads a discussion with a panel of experts about personalized approaches to COPD management and treatment efficacy.

Duration:00:29:13

Podcast: This Week in Managed Care—US COVID-19 Vaccine Eligibility Expands and Other Health News

4/4/2021
This week, the top news in managed care included COVID-19 cases surging as vaccine eligibility expands nationwide; Senate bill seeks to limit use of step therapy in employer health plans; a look into local and global awareness of the ongoing HIV/AIDS epidemic.

Duration:00:06:21