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Crowell Health Solutions Mini-Series Part 2 – A Health System’s Perspective on Prioritizing Health Equity

Crowell Health Solutions Mini-Series Part 2 – A Health System’s Perspective on Prioritizing Health Equity

June 21, 2022

This episode is the second part in a miniseries with Crowell Health Solutions, which is a strategic consulting firm that Crowell & Moring launched earlier this year to help healthcare organizations and technology companies transform health care by improving patient care and health outcomes, advancing health equity, and lowering health care costs through solutions like digital health innovations and value-based healthcare models.

In this episode, Janet Walker and Roma Sharma interview three leaders working at Ascension, which is one of the nation’s largest not-for-profit health systems with more than 2,600 sites of care, about how Ascension has prioritized health equity and population health initiatives, including its framework “ABIDE,” which is built upon the hallmarks of Appreciation – Belongingness – Inclusivity – Diversity – Equity.  The interviewees are Dr. Stacy Garrett-Ray (Senior Vice-President and Chief Community Impact Officer), Pamela Mitchell Boyd (Senior Director of ABIDE), and Nicole Commodore (Director, Community Impact and Advocacy).

 

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Shared-Risk Arrangements in California

Shared-Risk Arrangements in California

June 1, 2022

In this episode, host Joe Records talks to Gary Baldwin about the regulation of shared-risk arrangements in the state of California. They discuss the history of shared-risk arrangements in California, how the Department of Managed Health Care (DMHC) approaches these kinds of arrangements, and the kinds of issues entities should consider in approaching shared risk.

 

Payers, Providers, and Patients – Oh My! is Crowell & Moring’s health care podcast, discussing legal and regulatory issues that affect health care entities’ in-house counsel, executives, and investors.

Crowell Health Solutions Mini-Series Part 1 - The Intersection of Technology and Value-Based Care

Crowell Health Solutions Mini-Series Part 1 - The Intersection of Technology and Value-Based Care

April 25, 2022

This episode is the first part in a miniseries with Crowell Health Solutions, which is a strategic consulting firm that Crowell & Moring launched earlier this year to help healthcare organizations and technology companies transform health care by improving patient care and health outcomes, advancing health equity, and lowering health care costs through solutions like digital health innovations and value-based healthcare models.

In this episode, Troy Barsky interviews Michael Meng (the CEO of Stellar Health) about how technology has impacted, and continues to impact, health care delivery in light of regulatory changes focused on advancing value-based care.  Michael Meng is the CEO and co-founder of Stellar Health, which is a healthcare technology company focused on enabling success across the value-based care continuum by bridging the incentive gap between providers and payors.

Payers, Providers, and Patients – Oh My! is Crowell & Moring’s health care podcast, discussing legal and regulatory issues that affect health care entities’ in-house counsel, executives, and investors.

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What to Expect in Healthcare Transactions in 2022

What to Expect in Healthcare Transactions in 2022

March 28, 2022

In this episode, hosts Payal Nanavati and Joe Records talk to Katy Raffensperger, Todd Rosenberg, and Alexis Gilman about expectations for healthcare transactions in 2022.   The discussion captures how transactions involving health care companies may respond to legal, economic, and market circumstances, including lasting care delivery changes spurred by the COVID pandemic, antitrust scrutiny by federal regulators, inflation, and rising interest rates.

 

Payers, Providers, and Patients – Oh My! is Crowell & Moring’s health care podcast, discussing legal and regulatory issues that affect health care entities’ in-house counsel, executives, and investors.

What Health Care Companies Should Know about Developments in FCA Litigation

What Health Care Companies Should Know about Developments in FCA Litigation

February 28, 2022

In this episode, hosts Payal Nanavati and Joe Records talk to Matt Vicinanzo about developments in False Claims Act litigation – including materiality, scienter, and government dismissal authority, among others – and how those developments may have a unique impact on companies in the health care industry.

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Reflecting on the First Year of the 2020 Stark & AKS Regulations

Reflecting on the First Year of the 2020 Stark & AKS Regulations

January 14, 2022

In this episode, hosts Payal Nanavati and Joe Records talk to Troy Barsky and Roma Sharma about their reflections on the first year of implementation of new regulations implementing the major fraud and abuse statutes — the Stark Law and Anti-Kickback Statute (AKS) — including discussing challenges, opportunities, and outstanding questions about the new exceptions and safe harbors for value-based care.

 

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The New World of Health Data Interoperability

The New World of Health Data Interoperability

December 8, 2021

In this episode, hosts Payal Nanavati and Joe Records talk to Jodi Daniel and Savanna Williams about the latest developments in interoperability, including challenges of implementing recent CMS and ONC regulations and expectations about potential enforcement of these rules. 

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How Health Plans Can Address Social Determinants of Health

How Health Plans Can Address Social Determinants of Health

November 22, 2021

In this episode, hosts Payal Nanavati and Joe Records talk to Janet Walker and Mercy Care’s CEO, Lorry Bottrill about the ways in which the government and health plans are addressing the social determinants of health (SDOH), which are the conditions in which people are born, live, learn, work, play and age and they affect a wide range of health, functioning, and quality-of-life outcomes. 

 

Lorry has been a leader in Arizona’s health care community for more than 25 years.  In this episode, she shares recent examples of Mercy Care’s efforts to address SDOH through collaboration with the Arizona Health Care Cost Containment System (AHCCCS or “ACCESS”), Arizona’s Medicaid agency. 

 

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Business and Clinical Considerations for the Ketamine Industry

Business and Clinical Considerations for the Ketamine Industry

November 22, 2021

In this episode, hosts Payal Nanavati and Joe Records talk to Lidia Niecko-Najjum and John Brennan about the legal issues that investors, providers, and innovators should be prepared to navigate when considering offering Ketamine-assisted treatment, including the federal and state laws and regulations related to the practice of medicine, licensure, and many other issues. 

Payers, Providers, and Patients – Oh My! is Crowell & Moring’s health care podcast, discussing legal and regulatory issues that affect health care entities’ in-house counsel, executives, and investors.

Recent Mental Health Parity Enforcement Activities

Recent Mental Health Parity Enforcement Activities

September 22, 2021

In this episode, host Payal Nanavati talks to Joe Records about recent enforcement activities under the Mental Health Parity and Addiction Equity Act (MHPAEA), including federal agencies’ requests for insurers to submit comparative analyses of their non-quantitative treatment limitations.  Payers, Providers, and Patients – Oh My! is Crowell & Moring’s health care podcast, discussing legal and regulatory issues that affect health care entities’ in-house counsel, executives, and investors.

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