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David Schleifer

David Schleifer on what quality measures matter most to patients

November 12, 2018

Suzanne Delbanco checks in with David Schleifer, Ph.D.,Vice President and Director of Research at Public Agenda, a nonpartisan, nonprofit research…

bundled payment health plans

MYTHBUSTER: Health plans will lead the way in advancing bundled payments

November 06, 2018

U.S. employers are hungry for new approaches to managing health care cost and improving quality.  The average annual premium for…

Frederick Isasi

Frederick Isasi on why health care is the #1 issue for families this November

October 09, 2018

Suzanne calls Frederick Isasi, Executive Director of Families USA, to understand the aspects of today’s health care insurance landscape that…

premiums

The Unsustainability of Health Care Costs- Something’s Got to Give

October 08, 2018

At the risk of sounding like a broken record, once again Kaiser Family Foundation’s 2018 annual survey of employers demonstrated…

What does the next wave of benefit design look like?

October 02, 2018

  Employers are getting increasingly creative when it comes to health care coverage. Whether that means covering benefits on the…

Hear from Mai Pham

Mai Pham on Anthem’s goal to improve care quality through adjustments to the fee schedule

September 24, 2018

Suzanne Delbanco calls Mai Pham, MD, Vice President of Provider Alignment Solutions at Anthem Inc., and former Chief Innovation Officer…

Payment reform in oncology

Who is Catalyzing Payment Reform in Oncology?

September 18, 2018

More than 1.6 million Americans are diagnosed with cancer each year. These diagnoses led to over 600,000 deaths in 2016…

local strategies

A trend to watch: large employers & local strategies

September 11, 2018

Over the past several years, many large self-funded employers have been implementing value-oriented strategies in an attempt to bend the…

Bob Berenson

Bob Berenson on getting to the heart of wasteful spending in health care

September 04, 2018

Suzanne dials up her provider payment “guru”- Bob Berenson of the Urban Institute. Bob draws on his 20 years experience…

offering CDHP's

What behavioral economics taught me about enrolling in a CDHP

August 28, 2018

Thinking about offering CDHPs? Read my story first. Looking back on open enrollment last year, I can see that my…

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