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  1. Dr. James Grant, Chief Medical Officer of Blue Cross Blue Shield of Michigan

    Dr. James Grant, Chief Medical Officer of Blue Cross Blue Shield of Michigan, joined the podcast to discuss virtual care, behavioral health and educating members about COVID-19.

  2. Dr. Robert Vissers, President and CEO of Boulder (Colo.) Community Health

    Dr. Robert Vissers, President and CEO of Boulder (Colo.) Community Health, joined the podcast to talk about population health efforts amid the pandemic, maintaining independence and why his system chose to partner with Optum.

  3. Dr. Shiva Chandrasekaran, Chief Population Health Officer and ACO Executive Director at Einstein Healthcare Network

    Dr. Shiva Chandrasekaran, Chief Population Health Officer and ACO Executive Director at Einstein Healthcare Network in Philadelphia, joined the podcast to talk about new partnerships amid the pandemic and the rapid movement toward alternative payment models. He also discussed what clinical leaders need to succeed with transforming care models.

  4. Dr. Amy Khan, Executive Medical Director, Regence Health Plans

    Dr. Amy Khan, Executive Medical Director for Regence Health Plans, joined the podcast to discuss the shift to virtual care, improving access to behavioral health services and how data integration will promote better outcomes in the future. She also talked about how the pandemic has transformed the payer/provider relationship.

  5. Amar Gurivireddygari, Vice President and Chief Data and Analytics Officer of Blue Cross Blue Shield of Rhode Island

    Amar Gurivireddygari, vice president and chief data and analytics officer of Blue Cross Blue Shield of Rhode Island, joined the podcast to talk about how data interoperability regulations, virtual care and automation are changing healthcare delivery. He also talked about the payer-provider relationship and what to expect in the future.

  6. John Snyder, President at Sanford Health Plan

    This episode features John Snyder, President at Sanford Health Plan. Here, he discusses how the Biden administration could affect or change managed care plans, his top priorities in the coming months, and more.

  7. Tom Lindquist, Chief Executive Officer, Allina Health | Aetna

    This episode features Tom Lindquist, Allina Health | Aetna's Chief Executive Officer. Here he discusses the White House's recent price disclosure rule, how Allina Health | Aetna is working to lower healthcare costs for members, and innovations in handling the ongoing coronavirus pandemic into 2021.

  8. 7. Top Concerns for Payers in 2020

    This episode features a session from Becker's Payer Virtual Event: Top Concerns for Payers in 2020
    The conversation includes insights from the following speakers:

    * Ceci Connolly, President and CEO, Alliance of Community Health Plans (ACHP)
    * Michael Carson, President and CEO, Harvard Pilgrim Health Care
    * John Kao, Chief Executive Officer, Alignment Healthcare
    * Moderated by Ayla Ellison, Managing Editor, Becker's Healthcare

  9. 6. The Effect of COVID-19 on VBC Contracting / Reimbursement for Telemedicine

    This episode features a session from Becker's Payer Virtual Event: The Effect of COVID-19 on VBC Contracting / Reimbursement for Telemedicine
    The conversation includes insights from the following speakers:

    * Kelly Cavin, RN, BSN, MA, MBA, Vice President, SDoH, Change Healthcare
    * Rodrigo Cerd , Vice President, Clinical Care Transformation, Independence Blue Cross
    * Eric Hoag, Vice President, Provider Relations, Blue Cross Blue Shield of Minnesota
    * Moderated by Ayla Ellison, Managing Editor, Becker's Healthcare

  10. 5. John Snyder, President of Sanford Health Plan

    This episode features John Snyder, President of Sanford Health Plan. Here, he discusses the things that make a system s own health plan successful, his relocation from central Illinois to the plain states, and more.

  11. 4. Lori Johnston, President of Paramount, ProMedica’s Insurance Company

    This episode features Lori Johnston, President of Paramount, ProMedica s Insurance Company. Here, she discusses the various roles she s held in the ProMedica system, important things to know about the healthcare insurance business, and more.

  12. 3. Karen Xie, Chief Technology Officer at Blue Shield of California

    This episode features Karen Xie, Chief Technology Officer at Blue Shield of California. Here, she discusses her career, the important role that data and technology play in healthcare today, top priorities for herself and her company, and more.

  13. 2. Craig Samitt, President and CEO of Blue Cross & Blue Shield of Minnesota

    This episode features Craig Samitt, President and CEO of Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Minnesota. Here, he discusses his top priorities in the coming months, what recovery from the pandemic looks like, and more.

  14. 1. 10 Minutes from the Top with Steve Hamman, President, Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Illinois

    This episode features Steve Hamman, President, Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Illinois. Here, he discusses changes in the payer landscape, unique pressures COVID-19 has placed on payers, and much more.

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