27 episodes

Experts Meg Koepke and Melissa Cohen – Vice Presidents at Aurrera Health Group –dive deep into the healthcare program millions of people across the country rely on Medicare. Join Meg and Melissa as they meet up with patients, clinicians, policymakers, insurers, caregivers, advocates, and disruptors to talk about the evolution of this crucial program and what lies ahead. Find new episodes here or subscribe on Apple, Spotify, or wherever you get your podcasts.

Medicare Meet-Up Meg Koepke and Melissa Cohen

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Experts Meg Koepke and Melissa Cohen – Vice Presidents at Aurrera Health Group –dive deep into the healthcare program millions of people across the country rely on Medicare. Join Meg and Melissa as they meet up with patients, clinicians, policymakers, insurers, caregivers, advocates, and disruptors to talk about the evolution of this crucial program and what lies ahead. Find new episodes here or subscribe on Apple, Spotify, or wherever you get your podcasts.

    Season 3 Episode 9 – Re-examining Value Part 3 of 3

    Season 3 Episode 9 – Re-examining Value Part 3 of 3

    In the final episode of the Re-examining Value series, Meg and Melissa speak with Jennifer Clawson, partner and director of Value-Based Health Systems at Boston Consulting Group and Stefan Larsson, Chairman and Founder of the International Consortium for Health Outcomes Measurement (ICHOM) about the future of value in healthcare.
    You can learn more about Jennifer Clawson and Stefan Larsson’s latest work in their New England Journal of Medicine article “Value-Based Health Care at an Inflection Point: A Global Agenda for the Next Decade” or through their book The Patient Priority: Solve Health Care’s Value Crisis by Measuring and Delivering Outcomes that Matter to Patients.
     For more information about the International Consortium for Health Outcomes Measurement (ICHOM), visit https://www.ichom.org/

    • 48 min
    Season 3 Episode 8 – Re-examining Value Part 2 of 3

    Season 3 Episode 8 – Re-examining Value Part 2 of 3

    In the second episode of the Re-examining Value series, the Medicare Team speaks with Ann Greiner, president and CEO of the Primary Care Collaborative and Brock Slabach, COO of the National Rural Health Association about ongoing opportunities to improve patients’ care in the value movement.
     
    Show notes:
    “Wakely Risk Insight for the Medicare Shared Savings Program: Performance Year 2023 Results.” (Wakely)“Relationships Matter: How Usual is Usual Source of (Primary) Care?” (Primary Care Collaborative)“Primary Care Practice Finances in the United States Amid the COVID-19 Pandemic.” (Harvard Center for Primary Care)“The Health of US Primary Care: A Baseline Scorecard Tracking Support for High-Quality Primary Care.” (Milbank Memorial Fund)For more information about the Primary Care Collaborative, visit https://www.pcpcc.org/For more information about the National Rural Health Association, visit https://www.ruralhealth.us/

    • 47 min
    Season 3 Episode 7 – Re-examining Value Part 1 of 3

    Season 3 Episode 7 – Re-examining Value Part 1 of 3

    In this first episode of the Re-examining Value series, the Medicare Team speaks with Mai Pham, founder and president of the Institute for Exceptional Care, and Rob Nelb, principal analyst from the Medicaid and CHIP Payment and Access Commission (MACPAC) about what the value movement got right and where it falls short.

    • 41 min
    Season 3 Episode 6 – Life After PHE

    Season 3 Episode 6 – Life After PHE

    The Medicare Team is joined by national experts and colleagues Lauren Block, Leah Montgomery, and Maddy Bjorklund from Aurrera Health Group to talk about life after the public health emergency for Medicare and Medicaid beneficiaries.  
     
    Show Notes
    Here are links to the podcasts Meg, Melissa, and Maddy recommended in the intro:
    Good InsideFilms to be Buried WithRelentless Health ValueKHN’s What the HealthTrade-offsFor more information on the PHE topics addressed during the episode, check out:
    Medicaid Health Plans Try to Protect Members – And Profits During Unwinding (KHN)Unwinding the Medicaid Continuous Enrollment Provision: Projected Enrollment Effects and Policy Approaches (HHS)FCC Provides Guidance to Enable Critical Health (FCC)What the End of the Medicaid Continuous Coverage Requirement Means for Health Care Coverage and Access (Harvard Health Policy Review)New Coalition Features Resources and Best Practices to Support Medicaid Redetermination (AHIP)States Must Act to Preserve Medicaid Coverage as End of Continuous Coverage Requirement Nears (CBPP)States Can Reduce Medicaid’s Administrative Burdens to Advance Health and Racial Equity (CBPP)

    • 30 min
    Season 3 Episode 5 - Answering Listener Questions: Part 2 of 2

    Season 3 Episode 5 - Answering Listener Questions: Part 2 of 2

    The Medicare Team talks with special guests Kristal Vardaman and Mary Russell, Senior Directors at Aurrera Health Group, to answer listener questions about emerging policies and considerations for serving dual-eligible individuals.

    • 24 min
    Season 3 Episode 4 – Answering Listener Questions: Part 1 of 2

    Season 3 Episode 4 – Answering Listener Questions: Part 1 of 2

    In the first episode of 2023, special guest Jeff Micklos, executive director of the Health Care Transformation Task Force, joins the Medicare Team to answer listener questions about the current state of value-based care and the top health policy priorities in the new year. 
     
    Show notes
    For more information about the Health Care Transformation Task Force, visit www.hcttf.org or reach out to Jeff at jeff.micklos@hcttf.org. 
    To learn more about the Accountable Care Action Collaborative, visit www.hcp-lan.org/accountable-care-action-collaborative/.

    • 36 min

Customer Reviews

5.0 out of 5
12 Ratings

12 Ratings

halllm1 ,

Very informative

Great information about a subject I know very little about. Looking forward to learning more from the knowledgeable hosts and guests!

No, I'm Not Drunk ,

Excited to learn about the ins and outs of Medicare!

The world of Medicare has been extremely difficult to navigate. I’m so happy that these women are here to help me understand what’s going on and what I can do to better my situation! This is a podcast that I definitely need!

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