83 episodes

NFP introduces the Insights from the Experts podcast series. Each episode will showcase timely perspective from members of the NFP community, delivering information, analysis and solutions that address our clients’ most significant challenges.

You can find archived episodes of Innovation Conversations at https://soundcloud.com/user-939810789.

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    • 4.9, 10 Ratings

NFP introduces the Insights from the Experts podcast series. Each episode will showcase timely perspective from members of the NFP community, delivering information, analysis and solutions that address our clients’ most significant challenges.

You can find archived episodes of Innovation Conversations at https://soundcloud.com/user-939810789.

    Ep 83: FFCRA Updates on Testing, Telehealth and Summer Camp, and NY on Personal Travel

    Ep 83: FFCRA Updates on Testing, Telehealth and Summer Camp, and NY on Personal Travel

    In this episode, Chase Cannon and Suzanne Spradley look at recent DOL FFCRA guidance. Chase outlines new DOL FAQs on how the FFCRA impacts coverage of COVID-19 testing without cost sharing and expansion of telehealth coverage. Chase and Suzanne dig in on some new guidance for wellness programs in the pandemic environment. The two discuss a new DOL field assistance bulletin on whether summer camps can be considered “places of care” for purposes of FFCRA-protected leave. Chase closes with a short recap of a recent New York order denying state-protected COVID-19 leave for individuals who take personal trips to COVID-19 hot spots.

    • 17 min
    Ep 82: Policy Recommendations to Congress Regarding Employer Sponsored Coverage

    Ep 82: Policy Recommendations to Congress Regarding Employer Sponsored Coverage

    In this episode, Suzanne Spradley and Chase Cannon review policy recommendations to Congress relating to employer sponsored coverage, emphasizing ideas that would help employers get back to work during the COVID-19 pandemic. Suzanne leads off discussing COBRA subsidies for those who lost or will lose employer coverage due to a furlough or layoff. Suzanne and Chase then turn their attention to direct primary care, on-site clinics and telehealth, all of which could use policy changes to help with ease of access and cost. Suzanne then dives into changes to health and dependent care FSAs and surprise medical bills that could be memorialized by Congress. The podcast closes with a discussion on coverage for COVID-19 testing and treatment, as well as recent guidance on antibody tests as a requirement for employees to return to work.

    • 17 min
    Ep 81 - Innovation: Reducing Costs and Improving Lives with Interventional Orthopedics

    Ep 81 - Innovation: Reducing Costs and Improving Lives with Interventional Orthopedics

    In our latest Insight from the Experts podcast, NFP's Head of Innovation, Mark Rieder, sits down with Jason Hellickson, CEO of Regenexx, to discuss their proprietary orthobiologic procedures that have created a new medical specialty platform called interventional orthopedics. This orthopedic healthcare innovation is less costly, less invasive and less risky than traditional orthopedic surgery.

    Planned orthopedic surgery costs have increased 44% in eight years and are constantly in the top 10 of employer spend within their health plans. Interventional orthopedics can offer employees a choice and greatly reduce orthopedic spend on individual procedures that they choose a majority of the time.

    • 36 min
    Ep 80: A PCOR Revival: Background on PCOR Institute and Fee

    Ep 80: A PCOR Revival: Background on PCOR Institute and Fee

    In this episode, Chase Cannon and Suzanne Spradley recap the 10-year extension of the Patient-Centered Outcomes Research (PCOR) fee, which is now set to run through 2029. Chase digs into the background of the PCOR Institute, the non-profit organization funded by the PCOR fee, which supports clinical effectiveness research, including studies on treatments and outcomes for a wide variety of conditions and illnesses. Chase and Suzanne discuss several examples of studies and spotlights on the PCOR Institute webpage, including several studies relating to diabetes treatments. The two also discuss the revival of the PCOR fee and the IRS’s recent announcement of the adjusted fee amount, and then close by addressing several questions that have arisen from employer failures to pay the fee in past years.

    • 16 min
    Ep. 79: Exec Ben - Healthy, Wealthy and Wise: Long-Term Stability for Execs

    Ep. 79: Exec Ben - Healthy, Wealthy and Wise: Long-Term Stability for Execs

    We all agree that our greatest assets are our people. So, are you providing the value-creators in your organization with the programs that will keep them coming back? Are you ensuring that you can recruit top talent? Are you helping your highly-compensated population prepare for a successful retirement? Are you providing them with benefits that are proportional to the compensation they earn? Learn how to build programs that help lock in the key talent your company needs to weather the current storm and thrive in the future.

    • 41 min
    Ep 78: COVID-19 Pandemic and Single Payer Debate

    Ep 78: COVID-19 Pandemic and Single Payer Debate

    In this episode, Suzanne Spradley and Chase Cannon revisit the single payer debate in the context of the COVID-19 pandemic. Suzanne starts by exploring whether support for a single payer system in the US has waxed or waned during the pandemic. Chase and Suzanne then discuss articles from experts, and comparisons across different countries, regarding governmental versus private company response to the pandemic. Suzanne dives into the history behind US governmental stockpiles of protective gear and ventilators, and draws comparisons between the US and other countries in pandemic preparedness. Suzanne and Chase close with a review of presidential nominee Joe Biden’s views towards single payer system and how Congress’s potential Phase Four legislation might impact access to coverage.

    • 19 min

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