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What's On the Mind of Eric Hunter? The Network of CareOregon and the Members They Serve

This month’s episode of the "What's On Your Mind" podcast series features Eric Hunter, president and CEO of CareOregon. MHE Managing Editor Peter Wehrwein, Editor Briana Contreras and Hunter discuss Medicaid redetermination and merger of CareOregon and the California-based insurer, SCAN Group.

The Don'ts of Kicking Off Your Digital Health Startup

This month's episode of Tuning In to the C-Suite features Erica Jain, CEO & co-founder of digital health company, Healthie. In this discussion, Jain shared some of the challenges or things to avoid when creating a digital health startup, based on her journey with starting Healthie in 2016. She also addressed some best practices and tools that can help those working toward a digital health startup.

David Calabrese of OptumRx Talks New Role, Market Insulin Prices and Other Topics 'On His Mind'

In this month’s episode of the "What's On Your Mind podcast," Peter Wehrwein, managing editor of MHE connects with the now Chief Clinical Officer of OptumRx Integrated Pharmacies, David Calabrese. In this conversation, David touches on his transition in January as OptumRx’s former chief pharmacy officer and market president of health plans and PBMs to his new role as Chief Clinical Officer where he now focuses more on things such as specialty pharmacy to home delivery — with an overall goal of creating whole-patient care. Throughout the conversation, Calabrese also touched on the market’s hot topic of insulin prices and behavioral health services within the OptumRx community, among other topics.

How Adopting AI Combats Fraud, Waste and Abuse Caused by Overpayment

Briana Contreras, an editor with Managed Healthcare Executive, had a chat with Clay Wilemon, CEO of 4L Data Intelligence, in this month’s episode of Tuning In to the C-Suite. The discussion was on the subject of fraud, waste, and abuse within the healthcare industry and how much of it stems from issues like overpayment. Clay addressed how the adoption of artificial intelligence can help combat fraud, waste and abuse and shared how much the industry can save by using AI.

The Silver Linings of the Pandemic Playbook: Telehealth, 'Whole-Person Health,' per Rodrigo Cerdá, M.D., M.P.H., of Independence Blue Cross

The senior vice president of health services and chief medical officer at Independence Blue Cross in Philadelphia discusses the spotlight that the COVID-19 pandemic put on behavioral health and Independence's integration of behavioral health into its coverage and care management in this month's episode of “What's on Your Mind?" podcast.

What Reimbursable Remote Care Through New CMS CPT Codes Means For Patients

Briana Contreras, an editor of Managed Healthcare Executive, chats with Bronwyn Spira, CEO and founder of Force Therapeutics, in this week's episode about CMS' new CPT codes that were introduced in 2022.

What’s on the Mind of Margaret “Meg” Murray of the Association for Community Affiliated Plans?

Our guest on this month’s episode of the “What's on Your Mind” podcast is Margaret Murray, M.P.A., founding CEO of the Association for Community Affiliated Plans (ACAP) and a longtime member of Managed Healthcare Executive® editorial advisory board. Murray is an expert on Medicaid and healthcare policies that affect people with low incomes. In the interview with Managing Editor of MHE, Peter Wehrwein, she discusses ACAP’s growth and its legislative wins, Medicaid redetermination, “junk insurance,” and state Medicaid programs carving out pharmacy benefits.

Rick Bates of RxSense Talks Collab With Mark Cuban's Cost Plus Drugs, Direct-To-Consumer Business and More

In this month’s episode of Tuning In to the C-Suite, Managing Editor Peter Wehrwein talks with Rick Bates, MBA, president and CEO of RxSense. In his conversation with Wehrwein, Bates described RxSense as a “technology platform company that has expertise in the direct-to-consumer business.” He emphasized that RxSense is not a pharmacy benefit manager (PBM) — but, rather, a company that supplies PBMs with technology, including some of the up-and-coming PBMs, such as EmsanaRx and Vivid Clear Rx. Bates and Wehrwein also discussed the Mark Cuban Cost Plus Drug and RxSense launching a standalone business intelligence product called Rx IQ.

What's on the Mind of Perry Cohen of The Pharmacy Group?

In this debut podcast series of What's on Your Mind podcast, Perry Cohen, Pharm.D., CEO of The Pharmacy Group, recently shared his thoughts on the current state of healthcare and especially the management of pharmacy costs. This new monthly series brings listeners into the minds of Managed Healthcare Executive's® Editorial Advisory Board members. Cohen has decades of experience in managed care and has been on the editorial advisory board since 1994.

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