Podcast

The “dystopian” state of primary care

Dr. Vishnukamal Golla discusses the challenges facing primary care physicians and their patients. News team Nick Hut and Shawn Stack provide an update on the Change Healthcare cyberattack and other current events.

Erika Grotto April 8, 2024

What the Change Healthcare cyberattack means for the future of the industry

In this episode, HFMA Senior Editor Nick Hut and Policy Director Shawn Stack discuss the latest developments on the Change Healthcare cyberattack, and Joshua Corman, founder of cybersecurity organization I Am the Cavalry, shares insights on what should come next in healthcare.

Erika Grotto April 1, 2024

The hidden risks of weight loss drugs

GLP-1 agonists, medications originally formulated to treat diabetes, have gained traction as prescription drugs for weight loss. On this episode, medical researcher and patient advocate Ragen Chastain discusses what healthcare providers should be sharing with their patients about the risks and efficacy of Wegovy and Zepbound.

Erika Grotto March 11, 2024

Healthcare Blame Game: Bloomberg Philanthropies puts $250 million into educating new healthcare workers while Patient Rights Advocate spends on spreading misinformation

Chad Mulvany, vice president of federal policy for the California Hospital Association and former HFMA policy director, discusses Bloomberg Philanthropies $250 million investment in the future healthcare workforce, as well as what will actually move the needle on price transparency.

Erika Grotto February 26, 2024

We all have trauma. Here’s how to take it to work in a healthy way.

Dr. Sadie Elisseou, a practicing VA physician and instructor at Harvard Medical School and Boston University School of Medicine, talks about trauma-informed healthcare in and out of the exam room.

Erika Grotto February 12, 2024

Healthcare Blame Game: Patient Rights Advocate’s distortion of price transparency regulations and data, and the ad campaign that’s catching attention

Patient Rights Advocate (PRA) has engaged hip hop artists like Fat Joe, Busta Rhymes and Method Man in its “Power to the Patients” campaign, claiming that regulations around price transparency are not being enforced, allowing hospitals to hide their prices and “charge whatever they want.” On this episode, HFMA Policy Director Shawn Stack and Ruth Lande, vice president of hospital relations at RIP Medical Debt, discuss PRA’s misinterpretation of price transparency regulations and hospital pricing.

Erika Grotto February 5, 2024

Asking the right questions to help patients age in place

Dan Weinrieb of Jukebox Health discusses why providers should be paying attention to fall risk in patients' homes.

Erika Grotto January 29, 2024

The big picture for healthcare in 2024, with Andrew Donahue

HFMA Policy Director Andrew Donahue discusses what trends and policy decisions will affect the healthcare industry in this election year.

Erika Grotto January 15, 2024

Alleviating stress on patients, families and clinical staff through a palliative care doula volunteer program

Amy Levine discusses how a volunteer doula program can alleviate pressure on clinical staff and build a hospital's reputation as a caring place.

Erika Grotto January 2, 2024

An extended year-end policy update with Nick Hut and Shawn Stack

HFMA Senior Editor Nick Hut and HFMA Policy Director Shawn Stack discuss the most pressing end-of-year issues for 2023.

Erika Grotto December 18, 2023
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