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Part 2 With Tom Campanella – CON’s, VBC, Tort Reform, And Non-compete Agreements Just To Name A Few
June 26, 2024

Join Aaron Higgins and Jason Crosby as they talk with Thomas Campanella as they pick up where they left off last week in this 2nd half of their discussion. This episode, they talk about recent CON activity and the impact on provider settings. They also touch on Value Based Care and Non-Compete Agreements and the impact such has, in particular, in the rural setting along with Tort Reform concerns. Yep, consider all the world’s problems solved with these 2 interviews.


Retailers Taking A Hit & HHS Takes Aim At Change Healthcare
June 12, 2024

Jason and Aaron talk recent headlines including how the retailers have had a rough last couple of months. They have been all the rage the last few years and a few starting to fall on hard times. The guys talk through a few headlines and stories regarding the about face many have taken so suddenly.

And more impact from the ransomware attacks this year and what the HHS is doing about it. We talk through what Change is now responsible for and how such accountability may play out with future attacks. Join us for this discussion and general updates on our podcast schedule.


Employee Health Benefits – Trends, Challenges and Insights For Both The Employer & Consumer
June 5, 2024

In this podcast episode, we dive into the multifaceted world of employee benefits, highlighting their significance in today’s workforce landscape. We get valuable industry insight from SHP’s broker, Matt Usher. We’ll revisit trends and challenges, as well as discuss what Matt is seeing on a daily basis from employers as well as employees.

We’ll talk industry wide news as well as things you can look for as you evaluate your health benefit needs. Interested in learning more about Direct Contracting Performance metrics used by employers for proper steerage towards quality providers. If so, Matt has you covered during this “2024 Halftime Benefits” episode.


Recent Headlines with A&J – AI Report, Uber Health, and Ransomware Attacks
May 29, 2024

Jason and Aaron talk recent headlines including how Ascension has handled their ransomware attack this past month. Their transparent and timely communication as well as the impact it has had on their facilities. They also talk through Uber Health’s recent product announcements for 2024 and what impact that may have in access for many.

Lastly, another report regarding AI. This one being a 50 page IHI report with input from leading tech giants. We talk through the guidelines and concerns expressed for how AI should best be adopted by providers. Join us for this discussion and general update on our podcast schedule.


CEO Book Review – Two Rivers: The Power of Collaboration and Other Leadership Lessons
May 22, 2024

In this episode, we continue our discussion with Shery Roussarie and Kelly Macken-Marble to discuss the book they co-authored in 2023 that highlights their personal and professional journey that led to a leadership path within our industry.

Their stories were so moving in fact, we pull in 2 other SHP team members to help with the interview. Join us as we talk through Two Rivers – The Power of Collaboration and Other Leadership Lessons.


Insights, Strategy, and Vision from the CEO Chair
May 15, 2024

In this episode, we sit down with Shery Roussarie and Kelly Macken-Marble in our first of two episodes. Both have held numerous leadership roles in the practice, vendor, and hospital settings in the Midwest. Most recently, they co-authored the book, Two Rivers – The Power of Collaboration and Other Leadership Lessons, in 2023 on their leadership journey within our industry. We discuss the challenges of remaining independent physician practices, collaboration challenges, and other helpful insights from the fantastic leaders.


Headlines & Season Update with 2 SHP Guests
May 8, 2024

Join Aaron and Jason with their usual shenanigans, but this time with 2 guests that also work at SHP – Ami and Julia. We take a break to talk about the recent FTC rulings regarding non-compete agreements and how they plan to be more aggressive with the trend of data breaches.

We’ll also highlight our upcoming episodes with former clients from the Indiana market, Shery Roussarie and Kelly Macken-Marble. These two have had an outstanding career with an abundance of leadership experience. We first talk with them about their CEO challenges, what they learned, and their words of wisdom.

The second interview is regarding their book, Two Rivers – The Power of Collaboration and Other Leadership Lessons. During this episode, you will hear from our new Guests to the podcast, Ami and Julia, with their interview of these two wonderful women. Look for those announcements coming soon.


Headlines & Season 4 Podcast Update with Aaron & Jason
April 17, 2024

We take a quick break after our first two episodes this season to do a recap of the interviews thus far, Aaron and Jason present the news segment where we discuss recent headlines, and then an update on interviews coming up. In case you did not listen to the first two episodes, we recap the great information shared by both Congressman Buddy Carter and Mayor Karen Williams.

We also touch on the recent Change ransomware attacks, Best Buy layoffs, and impact both may have on providers. We then highlight the exciting interviews lined up for the remainder of the season. So, join us again for our new episode on Wednesday April 17th.


Legislative Insight From US Congressman Earl “Buddy” Carter of Georgia
April 3, 2024

Another great episode with a someone that brings a very unique perspective, US Congressman Buddy Carter of Georgia’s first district. Rep. Carter has worn many hats from Pharmacist to business owner, mayor of a suburban town, and for the last 12 years, as the US Representative from Georgia’s largest district. What is such a perspective from someone outside our industry and the work he sees is necessary to improve healthcare in such a thriving suburban town that currently cannot meet the needs of its residents. A great conversation with US Congressman Buddy Carter.


Replay: Goal Setting Methodology Objectives and Key Results (OKR’s)
March 20, 2024

We are joined by Tyler Barnett and Matthew Nichols, PhD of University Hospitals out of Cleveland OH, where they discuss the popular project and goal-setting framework known as OKRs, or Objectives and Key Results.

As leaders within the Population Health and Analytics team at UH, and training in OKRs, they breakdown the OKR methodology, highlight specific examples of how UH has implemented it and ways that your organization can as well.

Beyond The Stethoscope: Vital Conversation with SHP can found be found on all podcast apps including Spotify, Apple Podcasts, & Amazon.


Unraveling the Intricacies of Health Insurance: Rising Costs, Mergers and Strategies: Part 2 of 2
December 14, 2023

Get set to untangle the intricacies of health insurance with us and our esteemed guest, Matt Usher. We promise you a guided tour through escalating out-of-pocket maximums, specialty medication costs, and their implications on the affordability of health insurance plans. We shed light on why employers need to consider alternative plans to lessen the financial strain on employees. Moreover, we analyze the latest shifts in the health insurance industry, such as the Humana / Cigna merger, and what they mean for the future of health insurance in businesses.

Brace yourself for an insightful ride into the pulsating world of health insurance, with a special emphasis on the industry’s recent mergers stimulated by the competitive prescription benefit management market. Tune in and increase your knowledge about how the Biden administration might influence these mergers. We also present invaluable advice for both employers and employees on how to evaluate their plans, comprehend the market they’re dealing with, and become smarter health care consumers. Our discussions on the significance of self-funded arrangements and the power of making informed decisions about where to seek care serve as potent strategies to save money for everyone involved in the plan. This episode is a perfect opportunity to arm yourself with the understanding needed to confidently navigate the health insurance market.


Demystifying Insurance Trends in Small Business: Confronting Healthcare Costs: Part 1 of 2
December 12, 2023

Are you ready to unravel the labyrinth of insurance trends in the small business sector? We’ve got you covered! We welcome insurance broker Matt Usher to our show who shares his knowledge on an array of topics. From understanding premium hikes, exploring alternative solutions for businesses against increasing costs, to the innovative designs like HSA plans in the post-COVID era, we leave no stone unturned. And that’s not all; stay on the line to hear more from Matt on HSA out-of-pocket maximums in our upcoming episode.

As we traverse the complex terrains of healthcare costs, we shed light on how insurance companies master the tightrope walk between profitability and providing quality care. We dissect the budding trend of reference-based pricing and how it could metamorphose employers’ health insurance offerings. In a riveting section, we address the steep cost of specialty medications in employer healthcare. From financial assistance programs to international sourcing, we showcase potential solutions to counteract the soaring costs of specialty medications. This exchange is a crucial one, as we delve deep into the current and future scenarios of healthcare costs and insurance. So, lend us your ears for these vital conversations that promise to enlighten and empower.


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