The point of healthcare is to make people's lives better, not worse; but somewhere along the way, American medicine lost sight of its purpose.
The Point Health podcast brings experts together to share their takes on the current healthcare system and ways we can transform it for the better. So, stick around and listen as we discuss the problems and solutions to healthcare; you might just be surprised at the glaring issues and the promising fixes our guests and hosts point out.
Carl Schuessler: Better Healthcare Starts when Members are the CEOs of their Own Health
Our hosts this episode, Steven Cutbirth and Doug Bain, sat down with Carl Schuessler, co-founder and managing principal of Mitigate Partners. Carl has more than 30 years of experience in benefits consulting and financial services, and even pioneered the fiduciary approach to benefits advisory services. So obviously, we walked away from this episode with a lot of new knowledge and hope you will too! We discussed how to achieve best-in-class benefits without spending a fortune, how better benefits can lead to improved clinical and financial outcomes for health plans and their members, price transparency, direct primary care, and so much more.
AnnMargaret McCraw: Why the Unconventional is the Path to Lower Healthcare Costs.
In this episode, we discuss how complacency led to expensive healthcare and why transparency is the way out. AnnMargaret McCraw, CEO at Midlands Orthopaedics & Neurosurgery, joins us to share her experience as an ASC leader in price transparency and an innovator in bundled pricing. Our hosts discuss several topics with AnnMargaret, including how the U.S. got to where it is with high healthcare costs and how surgery bundles work for patients, TPAs, and health plans.
Chris Habig: Giving Physicians the Keys to the Kingdom with Direct Primary Care
Steven Cutbirth and Josie Livengood sat down with Chris Habig, CEO and co-founder of Freedom Healthworks, a company that has vowed to put doctors and patients in charge of everyday healthcare.
In this conversation, Chris explains how Direct Primary Care (DPC) works (and Freedom Healthworks unique model of DPC), how the economic system in status quo American healthcare constrains even the very best physicians, and why it’s so important to have patient advocates and a good doctor-patient relationship.
Deb Gordon: Making Healthcare Consumerism a Reality
In today’s episode we talk with Deb Gordon, author of “The Health Care Consumer’s Manifesto.” Deb is a former health plan executive, an Aspen Institute Health Innovators Fellow, and a former Senior Fellow at the Harvard Kennedy School. In this episode, we discussed Deb’s travels to Australia, New Zealand, and Singapore to explore the role of consumers in high-performing health systems, and how those learnings can make healthcare consumerism a reality in America.
Taylor Rogers: What Healthcare Can Learn from StubHub and Baseball
Steven Cutbirth sat down with Taylor Rogers, a benefits expert and co-founder of Cairn Advisors, a partnership that guides employers through alternative health and welfare program design. Taylor helps businesses know and understand where their healthcare benefit money is going. From there, he helps them fix it the right way.
In the conversation, they discuss what it looks like to design a health plan, what Taylor’s time pitching for the SF Giants in pro baseball taught him and how he applies it to help businesses improve their healthcare benefits.
Dr. Elizabeth Teisberg: A Conversation with the Co-Creator of Value-Based Care
In today’s episode, we talk with Dr. Elizabeth Teisberg, co-creator of the concept of value-based health care delivery and executive director of the Value Institute for Health and Care at the University of Texas, and his former professor! She discusses how she and Dr. Michael E. Porter developed the concept of value-based care, why she believes it’s the ideal solution for improving outcomes and lowering costs, the misconceptions around value-based care, and much more.
Dr. Teisberg also shares why she started the joint Masters of Science in Healthcare Transformation program at the Dell Medical School and McCombs School of Business and who should consider applying for the Master's program.
A podcast the U.S. needs!
Such an informative show with such a wide variety of guests on one of the most important topics facing Americans: Healthcare!
I’ve learned insights on improving quality of care, lowering costs, as well as some of my rights on healthcare billing that many in the US are not told.