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Check out #CareTalk @HLTH2019

November 7th, 2019 by

CareCentrix CEO, John Driscoll and I talk #CareTalk on the road to the HLTH conference in Las Vegas, where we interviewed some big names include Obamacare architect Zeke Emmanuel, Former CMS Administrator Andy Slavitt, Former Congressman Patrick Kennedy, Walmart Health exec Marcus Osborne, and Boston Children’s Chief Innovation Officer John Brownstein.

You can check out the whole series on the YouTube playlist.

#CareTalk July 2019. Democrats and HealthCare -The Great Debate

July 23rd, 2019 by

In this edition of #CareTalk, CareCentrix CEO John Driscoll and I discuss the impact of healthcare on the Democratic presidential race.

(0:36) What impact are the TV debates on healthcare having on the Democratic presidential race?
(2:30) Arkansas has been testing out a Medicaid work requirement. What do the results tell us?
(4:30) What should be made of the OpenNotes initiative in Massachusetts, which allows patients to access their doctors’ clinical notes about them?
(7:12) New doctors continue to avoid primary care. Does that matter?
(9:20) Did David avoid getting bit by a shark during his Cape Cod vacation?
(10:16) A judge struck down Trump’s rule to make drug makers disclose prices in TV ads. Does it matter?
(11:01) Is Alexa bad for healthcare?
(11:30) Co-design is a new healthcare buzzword – but how important is it?
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#CareTalk March 2019: Gottlieb’s out. What’s next for FDA?

March 21st, 2019 by

The latest edition of #CareTalk is out. CareCentrix CEO, John Driscoll and I explore the departure of FDA Director Scott Gottlieb and other pressing topics.

Here’s what we covered:

(0:28) Scott Gottlieb is out at FDA. Are you sad to see him go?

(2:00) Home health spending is projected to grow faster than any other category of healthcare over the coming years. Is that good or bad?

(4:00) Insulin prices are spiking and both Democrats and Republicans are up in arms. What’s happening?

(5:53) Lyft is talking about the social determinants of health. What?!

(8:47) What do you think about FDA approving ketamine nasal spray as a treatment for depression?

(9:10) What did we learn about healthcare from Michael Cohen’s Congressional testimony?

(9:33) Medicare has a new app. Have you tried it?

(9:59) Did you hear about the $48,500 bill for a cat bite?

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#CareTalk November 2018: Bipartisan breakthroughs in health policy

November 30th, 2018 by

The latest edition of #CareTalk is out. CareCentrix CEO, John Driscoll and I dig into the healthcare impact of the recent election.

Here’s what we covered:

  • (0:32) What are your keys takeaways for healthcare coming out of the 2018 mid-term elections?
  • (3:09) Medicare Advantage plans can offer supplemental benefits in 2019. Is this a big deal?
  • (6:22) The Trump Administration wants to tie some US drug prices to foreign benchmarks. Is this a serious proposal?
  • (8:17) Are you surprised to see the FDA clamp down so strongly on vaping?

Lightning round

  • (10:29) Did you talk about healthcare at the Thanksgiving table?
  • (10:57) Will the Supreme Court overturn Roe v Wade?
  • (11:30) How are you liking your new Apple Watch?
  • (12:01) How about them Red Sox?

By healthcare business consultant David E. Williams, president of Health Business Group.

#CareTalk: The Pharma Pricing Problem

June 6th, 2018 by

In the latest episode of #CareTalk, CareCentrix CEO John Driscoll and I discuss why drug prices are so high in the US and what should be done about it. We also touch on the nomination of a new VA Secretary, big data (worthy of the hype?), and healthcare mergers like the recently proposed tie up between Harvard Pilgrim and Partners.

Don’t miss the lightning round to hear about food stamps, restaurant calorie counts, Medicaid lifetime caps, and John’s personal health goal for the summer. You’ll also hear about Melania Trump’s Be Best campaign and get to see me model my Be Best Vest.

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