• Tom Grote, CEO of Banner | Aetna

    Join us in this episode of the podcast featuring Tom Grote, CEO of Banner | Aetna, as he provides insights into his background and the organization's growth strategy for the upcoming year. Gain valuable perspectives on the significant challenges and opportunities facing health plans from his vantage point. Additionally, explore the technologies Banner | Aetna employs to enhance the member experience in this engaging conversation.
  • CVS braces for MA pressure + more

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  • UnitedHealth accuses former execs of trade theft + more

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  • The Rapidly Evolving Specialty Pharmacy Landscape with Mark Conklin, Chief Technology Officer at Free Market Health

    In this 9-minute conversation, the CTO at Free Market Health, Mark Conklin, dives into the evolving specialty pharmacy landscape and its impact on payers. The discussion focuses on the complexities of the ecosystem, why the status quo is no longer working, and what payers can expect in the new year. Tune in to gain valuable insights on the changing world of specialty pharmacy, how technology is driving innovation, and more.This episode is sponsored by Free Market Health.
  • Layoffs at Blue Shield of California + more

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  • Dr. Adam Wolk, Regional Chief Medical Officer at Alignment Health

    This episode recorded live at the 2023 Becker’s Payer Issues Roundtable in Chicago features Dr. Adam Wolk, Regional Chief Medical Officer, Alignment Health. Here, he discusses his background, headwinds health plans are facing, specific technologies his organization is utilizing to enhance the senior care experience, and more!
  • Henriette Coetzer, MD, Chief Medical Officer at Blue Health Intelligence

    Henriette Coetzer, MD, Chief Medical Officer at Blue Health Intelligence joins the podcast to discuss her healthcare career, her role as BHI's CMO, and data trends in the payer landscape. Looking ahead to 2024, Dr. Coetzer outlines strategic priorities, initiatives, and advice to payer leaders seeking to harness the power of data analytics.
  • Dr. Arta Bakshandeh, Chief Medical Informatics Officer at Alignment Health

    This episode recorded live at the 2023 Becker’s Payer Issues Roundtable in Chicago features Dr. Arta Bakshandeh, Chief Medical Informatics Officer at Alignment Health. Here, he discusses his background, Alignment’s focus on serving seniors, the challenges and opportunities regarding AI, and more.
  • Elevance, HCSC reportedly eye Cigna's MA business + more

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  • Shifting Horizons: Understanding the Rise of Virtual-First Health Plans with Matt Cook, CCO at Firefly Health

    In this episode of the Becker’s Healthcare Podcast series, Brian Zimmerman, AVP of Client Content + Strategy, engages in a thought-provoking conversation with Matt Cook, Chief Commercial Officer at Firefly Health, exploring the dynamic landscape of healthcare through the lens of virtual-first health plans. Together, they delve into the fundamentals of virtual-first plans, the motivations behind their increasing adoption, and the multifaceted benefits they offer to both employers and members. Matt Cook shares insights on the growing traction of virtual-first plans in the marketplace and speculates on whether they might become the norm rather than the exception. The discussion also delves into the crucial aspects of affordability, benefit design, and reorienting healthcare consumers around primary care. As they wrap up, Matt offers valuable considerations for employers evaluating the integration of virtual-first health plans. Tune in for a comprehensive exploration of the future of healthcare in this rapidly evolving landscape.This episode is sponsored by Firefly Health.
  • Elevance, HCSC reportedly eye Cigna's MA business + more

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  • Kimberly Reich, Interim Executive Director & Compliance & Privacy Officer, Lake County Physicians' Association (LCPA)

        This episode recorded live at the 2023 Becker’s Payer Issues Roundtable in Chicago features Kimberly Reich, Interim Executive Director & Compliance & Privacy Officer, Lake County Physicians' Association (LCPA). Here, she discusses her role, Lake County Physicians expanding more into the Medicare & Medicaid space, the importance of health equity in order to achieve quality, and more.
  • Ashish Shah, CEO of Dina

    This episode recorded live at the 2023 Becker’s Payer Issues Roundtable in Chicago features Ashish Shah, CEO of Dina. Here, he discusses key insights into Dina, how he plans to grow Dina’s reach in the next year, the importance of transparency, and more.
  • Bob Darin, CEO of Blue Health Intelligence (BHI)

    This episode features Bob Darin, CEO of Blue Health Intelligence (BHI). Here he discusses healthcare analytics, his career journey, healthcare trends he is currently watching, and more.
  • Humana faces MA denials lawsuit + more

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  • Dr. Mamata Majmundar, Chief Medical Officer at Evry Health

    This episode recorded live at the 2023 Becker’s Payer Issues Roundtable in Chicago features Dr. Mamata Majmundar, Chief Medical Officer at Evry Health. Here, she discusses key insights into her background & Evry Health, the challenges & opportunities specific to being a 100% cloud-based insurance plan, and more.
  • Eric Witte

    This episode recorded live at the 2023 Becker’s Payer Issues Roundtable in Chicago features Eric Witte. Here, he discusses his background, generative and degenerative AI, headwinds health plans are currently facing, and more!
  • Cigna-Humana merger called off + more

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  • Mac Davis, VP of Digital Product & Data at Belong Health

    This episode recorded live at the 2023 Becker’s Payer Issues Roundtable in Chicago features Mac Davis, VP of Digital Product & Data at Belong Health. Here, he discusses key insights into his background & Belong Health, growth strategy going into the next year, specific technology he is utilizing to improve member experience, and more.
  • Dr. Darren Wethers, Chief Medical Officer at Atrio Health Plans

    This episode recorded live at the 2023 Becker’s Payer Issues Roundtable in Chicago features Dr. Darren Wethers, Chief Medical Officer at Atrio Health Plans. Here, he discusses his background, the strategy behind how Atrio Health Plans is growing its reach, the biggest opportunities & challenges facing health plans today, and more.

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