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    Reducing Health Care Disparities Starts at the Top, Says Dr Sachin Jain

    Reducing Health Care Disparities Starts at the Top, Says Dr Sachin Jain

    Even before the pandemic began in 2020, the number of health care organizations appointing chief health equity officers had started to grow. Is this a role for 1 person only or do initiatives to tackle health care disparities and other issues begin at a higher level? And how can change really be accomplished so there is a measurable effect on health outcomes?

    In this episode of Managed Care Cast, we speak with Sachin Jain, MD, MBA, who joined SCAN Group and Health Plan 2 years ago as president and CEO. He discusses an effort, recently described in an article in Harvard Business Review, about how SCAN made 10% of senior managers’ annual bonuses dependent on how well the gap in medication adherence among diverse populations was reduced.

    The former CareMore executive shares why executives at the top of organizations need to champion and lead initiatives to reduce health care disparities and do more than “virtue signaling” on health equity issues.

    • 25 min
    Managed Care Cast Presents: ILD Peer Exchange—Treatment Goals in ILD, Part 2

    Managed Care Cast Presents: ILD Peer Exchange—Treatment Goals in ILD, Part 2

    Today we are bringing you part 2 of a 2-part sponsored podcast series discussing treatment goals in insterstitial lung disease (ILD). The discussion was moderated by Ryan Haumschild, PharmD, director of Pharmacy Services at Emory Healthcare and Winship Cancer Institute.

    The conversation for today’s podcast includes an in-depth review of treatment landscape of systemic sclerosis ILD as well as a discussion on unmet needs and emerging therapies in ILD.

    • 23 min
    Improving the Mental Health of Children Through School-Based Prevention, Intervention Services

    Improving the Mental Health of Children Through School-Based Prevention, Intervention Services

    discusses why the program is needed, the goals of the program, and some of the reasons why children and adolescents are struggling.

    We also discuss 988, an upgrade to the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline number coming July 16, 2022. The number will connect individuals with trained counselors, and, if needed, send specially trained responders with the aim of reducing armed law enforcement interventions.

    If you or someone you know is in crisis, help is available by calling the the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline toll-free number, which is 988 beginning on July 16, 2022—or call the existing number, 1-800-273-TALK (8255)—to reach your local certified crisis center.

    • 33 min
    Managed Care Cast Presents: ILD Peer Exchange—Treatment Goals in ILD, Part 1

    Managed Care Cast Presents: ILD Peer Exchange—Treatment Goals in ILD, Part 1

    Today we’re highlighting a discussion with a panel of experts in interstitial lung disease moderated by Ryan Haumschild, PharmD, director of Pharmacy Services at Emory Healthcare and Winship Cancer Institute.

    The topics of conversation for today’s podcast include treatment goals in patients with ILD and a review of treatment paradigms and standard of care therapies.

    • 18 min
    Promoting Equity in Public Health: Policy, Investment, and Community Engagement Solutions

    Promoting Equity in Public Health: Policy, Investment, and Community Engagement Solutions

    On this episode of Managed Care Cast, we speak with Georges C. Benjamin, MD, executive director of the American Public Health Association, on the core takeaways of his keynote session at AHIP 2022 on public health policy and other solutions to promote equitable health and well-being.

    • 23 min
    Generic Drug Savings Possibilities: $3.6 Billion to Medicare Using DTC Pricing

    Generic Drug Savings Possibilities: $3.6 Billion to Medicare Using DTC Pricing

    In January of this year, entrepreneur and Dallas Mavericks owner Mark Cuban launched a direct-to-consumer pharmacy called the Cost Plus Drug Company, promising savings by eliminating middlemen and charging cost plus 15% and a pharmacy fee. What if Medicare could do the same? On this episode of Managed Care Cast, we speak with a researcher who coauthored a study out this week that looked at the savings to Medicare Part D if the same model had been employed for some of the most used generic drugs.

    Hussain S. Lalani, MD, MPH, an internist and one of the coauthors, discussed the findings of the paper, published Monday in the Annals of Internal Medicine. The analysis compared the price paid by Medicare Part D plans in 2020 with the price of 89 generic drugs sold by the pharmacy in 2022.

    The researchers, from Brigham and Women’s Hospital and Harvard Medical School, used the price paid by Medicare Part D plans in 2020 and looked at the price of 89 generic drugs sold by the pharmacy in 2022.

    After adjusting for changes in drug costs between 2020 and 2022, the researchers found that Medicare paid more on 77 of the 89 generic drugs: $8.1 billion compared with $4.5 billion. Medicare would have saved as much as $3.6 billion over 1 year.

    • 19 min

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