Liberation Lab

Liberation Lab

Expert perspectives on the hot topics in healthcare.

Episodes

June 30, 2021 46 min

The 2021 Star Ratings Power Hour: Bottom-Line Impact and Strategies was recorded on June 30, 2021.

In this episode, Julie Barnes, JD, Founder and Principal of Maverick Health Policy, and Kimberly Swanson, Vice President of Quality and Clinical Integration at Network Health Plan share valuable insights on the new measures and weighting, and ideas for optimizing your technology tools while implementing best practices to improve your m...

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In this episode, Julie Barnes, JD, Founder and Principal of Maverick Health Policy, shares valuable insight into the prior authorization rule affecting utilization management and what health plans and healthcare providers should be considering as policies evolve. 

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In this episode, we bring together healthcare leaders with vast experience in caring for and engaging underserved and vulnerable populations. 

Our experts include Dr. Jan Berger, founder and CEO of Health Intelligence Partners, Jesse Thomas, CEO of Healthy Blue, and Dr. Terri Steinberg, Medecision’s group senior vice president of analytics and population health and chief medical officer. 

Facilitated by Chris Mahai, president of Aveu...

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In this episode, we bring together some of the most thoughtful and visionary healthcare policy experts for an engaging executive-level discussion about post-election policy implications for the healthcare industry.  

Our expert guests include Colin Roskey, Principal and Partner at Lincoln Policy Group, and Krista Drobac, the founder of Sirona Strategies.  Facilitated by Julie Barnes, founder and Principal of Maverick Health, this ep...

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In this episode, we speak with health economist, advisor, trend weaver, and author, Jane Sarasohn-Kahn. Jane shares the major trends she’s seeing as COVID reshapes health consumer behavior, including virtual health adoption, digital transformation in all aspects of our lives, and keeping “health at home.” She also analyzes some of the toxic side effects of the pandemic, such as rises in loneliness, depression, and food insecurity.

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In this episode, we invite Lynne Dunbrack, Group Vice President at IDC Health Insights, and ChristianaCare CareVio leaders Nicole Masci and Barb Gillis to share their expert insight into virtual care in the “new normal” and best practices for creating and optimizing a patient or member virtual engagement program.

Click here to download your complimentary Guide to Starting or Accelerating Your Virtual Engagement Program. 

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In this episode, Medecision President and CEO Deb Gage facilitates a roundtable discussion about virtual health with healthcare leaders Dr. Janice E. Nevin, President and CEO of ChristianaCare, and Karen L. Hanlon, Executive Vice President and Chief Operating Officer of Highmark Health.

Our guests discuss the value-based care and virtual health programs that they have created, and how the pandemic has required that they accelerate a...

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September 21, 2020 58 min

Game Changing Strategies for Virtual Health was recorded on September 21st, two-thousand-twenty during the Modern Healthcare Virtual Health Summit.

In this episode, Medecision leaders Deb Gage and Rick Koloski , along with Dr. Terri Steinberg, the Chief Health Information Officer and Vice President of Population Health Informatics at ChristianaCare, share practical business advice for transforming your healthcare ecosystem and virtu...

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In this episode, special guest Dr. Terry McInnis joins us to talk about what we’ve learned about the coronavirus, since she spoke with us back in April.  Terry began her career as a physician in the Air Force, and has since held many roles as chief medical director and chief medical officer at large and small companies, including GE, Michelin, Glaxo, and most recently, leading the value-based care organization at LabCorp. 

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Facilitated by Ellen Dalton, Medecision’s Executive Vice President and Chief Marketing and Customer Experience Officer, and our special guest, Dr. Shoshana Ungerleider, this episode explores how the COVID-19 pandemic is affecting and changing end-of-life decisions, patient and care team dynamics, palliative care choices, and grief and mourning.

Dr. Ungerleider is an internal medicine physician focused largely on improving the end-of...

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June 22, 2020 38 min

In this episode, we spoke with Babette Apland, the Managing Director of Call to Mind, the initiative from American Public Media and Minnesota Public Radio focused on fostering an open conversation about the importance of mental health, particularly during this time of unprecedented change and unknowns. 

At Call to Mind, Babette leads a national initiative to measurably raise the public’s awareness and understanding of mental health,...

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In this episode, Julie Barnes, Founder and Principal of Maverick Health Policy, and a health care policy expert with years of experience helping the private sector navigate federal government activities that impact the health care system, discusses the evolving CMS quality measurement guidance due to the COVID-19 pandemic, and the implications it may have for all of the stakeholders in healthcare.

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May 11, 2020 40 min

In this episode, Dr. Carolyn Smith discusses the principles of bioethics during the COVID-19 pandemic, the public health code of ethics, and triage and the allocation of scare resources. She examines the ethics of research, end of life issues, and moral distress facing everyone involved in this pandemic. 

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May 4, 2020 32 min

In this episode, Medecision Advisory Board Chair, Dr. Richard Popiel, examines some of the early trends that may define our new normal, and highlight how the healthcare industry - and society at large - are likely to look fundamentally different in a post-COVID world.

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In this episode, A Discussion About Novel Coronavirus – Facts, Lessons and a New Revolution, our Executive Vice President and Chief Marketing and Customer Experience Officer Ellen Dalton facilitates a conversation with Medecision Advisory Board member, Doctor Terry McInnis.

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April 13, 2020 48 min

Doctor Jan Berger gives us some thought-provoking perspectives around what Population Health looks like during, as well as after the COVID-19 pandemic, and what that may mean for the healthcare ecosystem.

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Terri Kline, an epidemiologist, Medecision Advisory Board member, and long-time partner gives us some fascinating and valuable perspectives around what’s happening with the COVID-19 pandemic and the implications it may have on our healthcare ecosystem.

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