4 episodes

The Weekly Briefing takes the best parts of the Daily Briefing - the popular health care newsletter with nearly 200,000 subscribers - and brings them to you on the go. Join panelists Dan Diamond, Rivka Friedman, and Rob Lazerow as they explain the news, rules, and deals transforming American health care.

The Weekly Briefing The Advisory Board Company

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    • 5.0 • 17 Ratings

The Weekly Briefing takes the best parts of the Daily Briefing - the popular health care newsletter with nearly 200,000 subscribers - and brings them to you on the go. Join panelists Dan Diamond, Rivka Friedman, and Rob Lazerow as they explain the news, rules, and deals transforming American health care.

    #24: Hey, Let's Talk

    #24: Hey, Let's Talk

    In the final episode of the Weekly Briefing for 2015, Dan, Rivka, and Rob take listener questions on whether fee-for-service is really going to die (starts at the 1:30 mark), if safety-net hospitals are doomed (9:30), the biggest unsolved problems in health care (16:00), if the health care industry is accurately portrayed by the media (25:00), what the next president will mean for health care (28:30), and the secrets of how they make the podcast (30:45).

    • 38 min
    #23: Year In Review

    #23: Year In Review

    Dan, Rivka, and Rob recap the year in health care and run through four of the biggest trends: Payer and provider consolidation (starts at the 3:45 mark), payment transformation (15:20), the growing role of tech firms (22:55), and consumerism (36:00). Then stick around for the last Electives of the year, including articles from two of our favorite authors and a different way to watch one classic holiday movie.

    • 52 min
    #22: This Is A Big Deal

    #22: This Is A Big Deal

    Congress just agreed to a massive $1.1 trillion budget deal — with major implications for health care — and Dan, Rivka, and Rob break it down.(Starts at the 3:30 mark.) Then they're joined by Anne Filipic, the head of Enroll America, to discuss how this year's open enrollment period is going. (16:25.) And stick around until the end for the most emotional electives yet. (32:50.)

    NOTICE: We're doing an episode that's entirely listener Q&A, and we'd love to take your questions on the air! Email us at podcast@advisory.com or leave a voicemail at 202-266-5618 by Monday October 21.

    • 47 min
    #21: Don't Shoot The Messenger

    #21: Don't Shoot The Messenger

    More than 30,000 people die every year because of gun violence, and Dan, Rivka, and Rob discuss whether it makes sense to think about gun control as a public health issue. (Starts at 2:05.) They also debate the rising cost of pharmaceutical drugs and whether we're paying too much attention to Sovaldi and Martin Shkreli. (Starts at 17:25.) And they close the show with their electives, including their accidental tribute to the New York Times Upshot blog. (Starts at 26:15.)

    • 36 min

Customer Reviews

5.0 out of 5
17 Ratings

17 Ratings

Multiplyd ,

Why did you guys stop?

This was my go-to show for healthcare. Sad to see it discontinued. Please get the group back together.

Thielmich ,

Podcast overall

Dan, Rivka and Rob-

Get the group back together! I think Dan has moved on but perhaps he can video stream in.

I am a physician leader in my organization and have attended an advisory board seminar in DC. This podcast welcomed me into the world of podcasts, where I have found a wealth of good information. Still this is my favorite, it gives great insight into current healthcare changes right from the mouth of research experts. With the upcoming changes in healthcare I believe your podcast is giving the advisory board a notable advantage within your realm of influence.

Please get back on the podcast schedule.

Dan's 3rd Arm ,

Healthcare and Humor

Fantastic podcast that makes healthcare policy accessible and (sometimes) funny. Worth a listen

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