Becker’s Payer Issues Podcast

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By: Becker's Healthcare

Join our Becker's Healthcare team as we interview a variety of leaders across the payer landscape to learn best practices, share challenges and exchange ideas. Send future podcast guest recommendations to Laura Dyrda at ldyrda@beckershealthcare.com

42 States Eyeing Prior Auth Reforms This Year + More
Last Friday at 10:00 PM

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Elevance to Add 1.6M Members with BCBS Louisiana Acquisition, UnitedHealth Group Donates $10M + More
Last Thursday at 10:49 PM

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Blues Plan Push for Site-Neutral Payments + More
Last Wednesday at 8:44 PM

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Trends Impacting the Future of Cancer Care
Last Wednesday at 2:02 PM

In this episode, we are joined by Madhavi Kasinadhuni, VP of Market Strategy, New Century Health, to discuss three key trends impacting the future of cancer care in 2023 and beyond, and how health plans can respond.


This episode is sponsored by New Century Health.


Elevance Acquires BCBS of Louisiana + More
Last Tuesday at 10:00 PM

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Increased Medicare Advantage Scrutiny in 2023 + More
Last Monday at 10:14 PM

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UnitedHealthcare Launches Virtual Behavioral Coaching Benefits + More
01/21/2023

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Humana's Primary Care Org Expands, McKinsey's Payer Predictions + More
01/19/2023

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30M+ Enrolled in Medicare Advantage, Health Systems Boost Tech Spending + More
01/18/2023

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No Big 'Tripledemic' Effect on Care Costs, UnitedHealth Says + More
01/18/2023

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UnitedHealth Group posts Q4 earnings + more
01/13/2023

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Where payers spend investment dollars + more
01/12/2023

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HHS extends PHE until April + more
01/11/2023

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CVS eyes Oak Street acquisition, UnitedHealth Group names innovation chief + more
01/10/2023

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Former Humana exec named interim Rite Aid CEO + more
01/09/2023

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VillageMD completes $8.9B Summit Health buy, Cigna inks minority stake + more
01/06/2023

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Humana lays off 1,100+ employees of shuttered SeniorBridge, BCBS companies form medication contracting org + more
01/05/2023

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Centene, Molina revise future earnings after Medi-Cal shakeup + more
01/04/2023

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UnitedHealthcare names new executive, California offers more Medicaid contracts + more
01/03/2023

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4 financial trends driving healthcare + BCBS Vermont, Friday Health Plans updates
12/22/2022

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Payers will weather the inflation storm says Fitch + more
12/21/2022

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Congress' last-minute $1.7 trillion omnibus package: 8 notes for payers
12/20/2022

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New payer price transparency rules take effect Jan. 1 + more
12/19/2022

Jakob Emerson shares the latest news on the Payer industry.


BCBS Mississippi, UMMC end dispute + more
12/16/2022

Jakob Emerson shares the latest news on the Payer industry.


BCBS Massachusetts adds health equity to contracts with health systems + more
12/15/2022

Jakob Emerson shares the latest news on the Payer industry.



The No Surprises Act's 1st year: 6 key updates + more
12/13/2022

Jakob Emerson shares the latest news on the Payer industry.


Stacy Meyr, Vice President of Payer Relations, Athletico Physical Therapy
12/12/2022

This episode features Stacy Meyr, Vice President of Payer Relations, Athletico Physical Therapy. Here, she discusses her experience as clinically trained chiropractor & her transition into payer relations, what she is currently most focused on, the importance of preventative health in PT, and more.


Mark Miller, Chief Commercial Officer at Wildflower Health
12/12/2022

This episode features Mark Miller, Chief Commercial Officer at Wildflower Health. Here, he discusses his background & what led him to Wildflower Health, key areas he & his team are focusing on, how he is looking at growth & investments going forward, and more.


Dustin Craik, Assistant Chief Financial Officer, Local Government Health Insurance Board
12/10/2022

This episode features Dustin Craik, Assistant Chief Financial Officer, Local Government Health Insurance Board. Here, he discusses his and his team’s focus on specialty drug trends, biosimilars that help drive drug prices down, new innovative biometric technologies he’s excited about, and more.


Christopher Ault, Chief Revenue Officer, Cooper University Health Care
12/10/2022

This episode features Christopher Ault, MBA, FACHE, Chief Revenue Officer, Cooper University Health Care. Here, he discusses his background, what he is currently focused on, Cooper University’s “Revenue Defense Strategy”, and more.


In blow to Kaiser, 200K Hawaii members can now switch to BCBS + more
12/09/2022

Jakob Emerson shares the latest news on the Payer industry.


UnitedHealth Group's acquisition of LHC Group delayed, BCBS of KC gets new executive + more
12/08/2022

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CMS proposes prior authorization overhaul + more
12/07/2022

Jakob Emerson shares the latest news on the Payer industry.


18 million people stand to lose coverage after PHE ends + new payer execs
12/06/2022

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Gregg Mylin, System Vice President of Payer Strategy at SSM Health
12/04/2022

This episode features Gregg Mylin, System Vice President of Payer Strategy at SSM Health. Here. he discusses how he is spending most of his time today, his experience working with both payers and providers, how he is looking at growth & investments, and more.


United Healthcare projects 2023 revenues of $276B + more
12/02/2022

Jakob Emerson shares the latest news on the Payer industry.


Hospital margins tighten + more from UnitedHealthcare and Highmark
12/01/2022

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Increased healthcare utilization rates may spell trouble for payers + more
11/30/2022

Jakob Emerson shares the latest news on the Payer industry.


New ACA enrollments up 40%, gold carding programs get mixed payer reviews + more
11/28/2022

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New ACA enrollments up 40%, gold carding programs get mixed payer reviews + more
11/28/2022

Jakob Emerson shares the latest news on the Payer industry.