Beyond the Stethoscope: Vital Conversations with SHP

Strategic Healthcare Partners

Beyond the Stethoscope: Vital Conversations with SHP, is a podcast where you’ll hear about current health news, interesting interviews, and conversation about the topics that are shaping healthcare. Who are we? At Strategic Healthcare Partners we work alongside your team to serve as an extension of your healthcare organization. From Managed Care Contracting to Revenue Cycle Analytics to Provider Enrollment to Outcome-based Care and everything in-between, SHP has you covered from the exam room to the board room. No matter where you provide healthcare, odds are we will have something for you. Each episode you’ll find something for everyone as we cover the rapidly evolving healthcare landscape. read less
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Navigating Healthcare Innovation: Uber Health's Caregiver Service, AI Developments, and Cybersecurity Responses
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Navigating Healthcare Innovation: Uber Health's Caregiver Service, AI Developments, and Cybersecurity Responses
Step into the future of healthcare logistics with Uber Health's latest innovation, Uber Caregiver, and find out how it's set to revolutionize the way patients and caregivers manage medical appointments and essential errands. We're dissecting the intricate dance of integrating this service with major healthcare payers, and the privacy hurdles that come with it, especially with the looming American Privacy Rights Act. Prepare to unravel the complexities of protecting health-related data when non-traditional healthcare entities like Uber step into the arena.Our journey doesn't stop there! Join us as we grapple with the development of medical AI, drawing parallels to the growth of a child, and confront the cybersecurity threats shadowing its progress. We salute the exemplary response of Ascension Healthcare to a cyber attack, and we contrast it with the more reticent approach of Change Healthcare. With expert insights from our esteemed guest, Matt Usher, we're unpacking the delicate equilibrium between AI's promise of efficiency and the unwavering commitment to ethical patient care. Tune in for a deep dive into the heart of healthcare's digital transformation, where every byte and bot matters. Visit our website Like us on FacebookTweet @ us on TwitterFollow on LinkedinSend an email contact@shpllc.comProduction © Strategic Healthcare Partners, LLC. All rights reserved.
Book Review: Sherry Roussarie and Kelly Macken-Marble on Fostering Collaboration and Navigating Biases in the Workplace
May 22 2024
Book Review: Sherry Roussarie and Kelly Macken-Marble on Fostering Collaboration and Navigating Biases in the Workplace
Unlock the mysteries of effective collaboration and leadership with Sherry Roussarie and Kelly Macken-Marble, the dynamic duo behind "Two Rivers - The Power of Collaboration and Other Leadership Lessons." As we navigate the twists and turns of their co-authorship, these seasoned leaders reveal how they've woven their personal narratives with practical insights on steering through the ever-changing currents of the professional world. Their shared wisdom doesn't just echo from the pages of their book; it resonates through our conversation, offering a treasure trove of guidance for those ready to lead with intention and inclusivity.Meeting the challenges of leadership head-on, especially as women, requires more than just resilience; it demands a keen understanding of the subtle biases that can divert one's path. Together with our guests, we explore strategies to constructively address discrimination and empower female leaders to stand firm in their roles. From handling 'sticky note managers' to building trust within teams, we dissect the complexities of interpersonal dynamics, making it clear that the journey to leadership is both an art and a science, demanding patience, empathy, and a dash of humor.Sometimes, the simplest questions can lead to profound reflections on perspective, adaptability, and the ingredients that make a team truly cohesive. So, buckle up for an episode that's rich and varied.Sherry & Kelly's book is "Two Rivers: The Power of Collaboration". You can buy a copy of your own from any of these fine retailers:AmazonBarnes & NobleBookstore.org-or-Directly from the publisher, Warren Publishing Visit our website Like us on FacebookTweet @ us on TwitterFollow on LinkedinSend an email contact@shpllc.comProduction © Strategic Healthcare Partners, LLC. All rights reserved.
The CEO Chair: Practice Leadership Philosophy, Challenges and Market Insights.
May 15 2024
The CEO Chair: Practice Leadership Philosophy, Challenges and Market Insights.
Unlock the strategies that are shaping the future of independent physician practices,  with our esteemed guests, Sherry Roussarie and Kelly Macken-Marble. Their insights promise to guide you through the maze of leadership challenges, collaboration necessities, and the incisive market strategies that are vital for anyone invested in healthcare's evolution. Drawing from Sherry’s prowess in marketing and payer relations and Kelly’s transition from hands-on nursing to administration, their conversation is a beacon for those navigating the industry, revealing the importance of visionary partnerships like the one at Integrative Care Partners network in fortifying independent practices.Ready to see how technology is sparking a revolution in healthcare? We've got the conversation that maps out the terrain where AI and advanced technology intersect with the day-to-day operations of medical practice. Sherry and Kelly analyze the role of AI in patient care and administrative efficiency, and they dissect the emerging models that are redefining physician practice and hospital administration. This discussion is an invaluable resource for grasping the transformations that tech is driving in healthcare, and how these advancements are creating both challenges and opportunities for providers.We round off our journey with a deep dive into market trends and the core metrics that healthcare CEOs must prioritize. The dialogue transitions from the effects of private equity to how healthcare market dynamics vary across different states, offering a nuanced look at the interplay between health systems and independent practices. We highlight the importance of financial health, employee satisfaction, and innovation as critical success indicators for leaders in the healthcare industry, offering a masterclass in navigating the competitive and ever-changing landscape of providing quality care. Join us for these enlightening revelations that could redefine your approach to healthcare leadership and strategy.Sherry & Kelly co-authored "Two Rivers: The Power of Collaboration". You can buy a copy of your own from any of these fine retailers:AmazonBarnes & NobleBookstore.org-or-Directly from the publisher, Warren Publishing Visit our website Like us on FacebookTweet @ us on TwitterFollow on LinkedinSend an email contact@shpllc.comProduction © Strategic Healthcare Partners, LLC. All rights reserved.
Navigating the Intersection of Healthcare, Law, and Cybersecurity with SHP's Julia DiGiacomo and Ami Patel
May 8 2024
Navigating the Intersection of Healthcare, Law, and Cybersecurity with SHP's Julia DiGiacomo and Ami Patel
Discover how the intricacies of healthcare and law intersect as Julia DiGiacomo and Ami Patel from SHP join us to unravel the complex web of client relations and regulatory changes that impact the industry. Julia brings her expertise as a senior client representative into the spotlight, emphasizing the delicate art of nurturing client bonds that keep the healthcare machine running smoothly. Ami, with her rich background that spans from SHP to healthcare administration, sheds light on the nuanced role of independent physician associations and their influence on healthcare delivery. Our roundtable reaches a fervent peak as we dissect the FTC's recent stance on non-compete clauses and its potential ripple effects—from doctor's offices to the corporate giants like Epic.The plot thickens as we navigate the murky waters of cybersecurity in the healthcare sector. With the FTC's Health Breach Notification Rule expanding its tentacles to grip health apps and technologies previously untouched by HIPAA, companies such as Google and Apple are now stepping into uncharted territory where patient privacy is paramount. As we unpack the industry's fortified response to cyber threats, including ballooning IT budgets and the whisper of government-imposed security guidelines, we draw from our own troves of experience in private practice to underscore the critical nature of impenetrable digital fortresses. This episode serves as a beacon for anyone vested in understanding the evolving landscape of healthcare, where law, technology, and personal narrative collide. Visit our website Like us on FacebookTweet @ us on TwitterFollow on LinkedinSend an email contact@shpllc.comProduction © Strategic Healthcare Partners, LLC. All rights reserved.
Championing Community Health: Mayor Karen Williams' Pursuit of Enhanced Healthcare in Pooler, Georgia
Apr 10 2024
Championing Community Health: Mayor Karen Williams' Pursuit of Enhanced Healthcare in Pooler, Georgia
Have you ever wondered what drives a local leader to champion the betterment of community healthcare? Join us as Mayor Karen Williams of Pooler, Georgia, opens up about her inspiring foray into politics and her relentless commitment to public service. Together, we unravel the complex healthcare challenges her community faces, from the scarcity of emergency care facilities to the hurdles of enhancing healthcare infrastructure under Georgia's stringent regulations. As a member of the Pooler City Council myself (Aaron) and with Jason Crosby by my side, we bring you a dual perspective that bridges local governance with the frontline realities of healthcare provision. Navigating the nuances of community health, Mayor Williams and I highlight the indispensable role of communication in advancing the well-being of our residents. We dissect lessons from the COVID-19 pandemic, underscoring the importance of preparedness and robust public health messaging. There's more—we get into the nitty-gritty of how healthcare providers can better serve our hardworking shift workers through extended hours and why forging proactive partnerships is key to adapting to the dynamic needs of our workforce. Tune in and be part of our journey to foster a healthier Pooler, where every voice is heard and every community member's health is a priority. Visit our website Like us on FacebookTweet @ us on TwitterFollow on LinkedinSend an email contact@shpllc.comProduction © Strategic Healthcare Partners, LLC. All rights reserved.
A Pharmacist Goes to Washington: Advancing Healthcare Policy with Congressman Carter
Apr 3 2024
A Pharmacist Goes to Washington: Advancing Healthcare Policy with Congressman Carter
Step into the world of healthcare reform with the unique perspective of Congressman Earl "Buddy" Carter, a pharmacist serving in Congress, whose career has taken him from the quaint town of Pooler's mayoral office to the halls of the U.S. Capitol as Georgia's 1st District Representative. Delve into a conversation that traverses the landscape of healthcare legislation, as we dissect Carter's contributions on the Energy and Commerce and Budget Committees, and the transformative bills he passionately supports. The Lower Cost, More Cures Act and the Saving Our Students in Schools Act take center stage, revealing a behind-the-scenes look at their implications and the legislative journey from conception to enactment.Hear how the government shapes the trajectory of healthcare services through the levers of Medicare and Medicaid, alongside the burgeoning telehealth revolution that promises to redefine rural healthcare access. Congressman Carter sheds light on the imperative for high-speed internet to support telehealth innovations and the legislative efforts in motion to combat maternal mortality through the Healthy Moms and Babies Act. As we unravel the threads of bipartisan legislation, such as the Emergency Medical Services for Children Reauthorization Act, it becomes clear how collective efforts across the aisle can forge pathways to superior emergency care for our youngest citizens. Join us for an episode that not only informs but ignites a dialogue on the future of healthcare policy. Visit our website Like us on FacebookTweet @ us on TwitterFollow on LinkedinSend an email contact@shpllc.comProduction © Strategic Healthcare Partners, LLC. All rights reserved.
Embarking on a Political Journey: Unveiling Season 4's Landscape of Leadership, Legislation, and Local Insights
Mar 12 2024
Embarking on a Political Journey: Unveiling Season 4's Landscape of Leadership, Legislation, and Local Insights
Get ready to mark your calendars for April 3rd, as we launch into the exhilarating fourth season, where discussions on public office, groundbreaking legislation, and leadership insights promise to captivate and educate. Our lineup is rich with diversity, featuring elected officials across federal and local levels, ensuring a tapestry of insights that will leave you with a deeper understanding of the political landscape. Plus, we're bringing back fan favorites who've left a lasting impact on our listeners, alongside two co-authors whose book on healthcare administration has been stirring up conversations nationwide.As an appetizer to the main course of Season 4, we're revisiting our most impactful episodes, handpicked to get you primed for what's ahead. Immerse yourself once again in the wonders of the experience economy, refine your goal-setting strategies, and unlock the secrets to a successful CIN with us. Each episode is a piece of the puzzle in enhancing your leadership toolkit. So, don't be shy—jump into the conversation on LinkedIn and let your voice be heard. And if our podcast strikes a chord, we'd be thrilled to receive your five-star ratings. Strap in, because Season 4 isn't just a podcast season; it's a journey where every episode is a destination.CreditsProduction Assistance & Editing: Nyla WiebeScripting by: Aaron C HigginsShow Notes: Aaron C HigginsSocial Media Management: Jeremy MillerCo-Hosts: Aaron C Higgins & Jason CrosbyShow Producers: Mike Scribner & John Crew Visit our website Like us on FacebookTweet @ us on TwitterFollow on LinkedinSend an email contact@shpllc.comProduction © Strategic Healthcare Partners, LLC. All rights reserved.
Unraveling the Intricacies of Health Insurance: Rising Costs, Mergers and Strategies with Matt Usher Part 2
Dec 14 2023
Unraveling the Intricacies of Health Insurance: Rising Costs, Mergers and Strategies with Matt Usher Part 2
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.You can find Matt on LinkedIn or on his website. Visit our website Like us on FacebookTweet @ us on TwitterFollow on LinkedinSend an email contact@shpllc.comProduction © Strategic Healthcare Partners, LLC. All rights reserved.
Demystifying Insurance Trends in Small Business: Confronting Healthcare Costs with Matt Usher Part 1
Dec 12 2023
Demystifying Insurance Trends in Small Business: Confronting Healthcare Costs with Matt Usher Part 1
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.You can find Matt on LinkedIn or on his website. Visit our website Like us on FacebookTweet @ us on TwitterFollow on LinkedinSend an email contact@shpllc.comProduction © Strategic Healthcare Partners, LLC. All rights reserved.
Understanding the 2024 Quality Payment Program Shifts: Decoding Value Pathways and CEHRT Necessities with Jason Crosby and Aaron Higgins - Part 2
Dec 7 2023
Understanding the 2024 Quality Payment Program Shifts: Decoding Value Pathways and CEHRT Necessities with Jason Crosby and Aaron Higgins - Part 2
Get ready to navigate the changes coming with the 2024 Quality Payment Program (QPP) in a fascinating discussion with expert guest (and regular co-host), Aaron C Higgins. Brace yourself as Aaron charts a course through the complex maze of MIPS Value Pathways (MVPs) that clinicians will have to opt in for, and simplifies their workings. We'll also illuminate the "new" population health measures, calculated automatically through claims data, decreasing the administrative burden for clinicians. Take note, the nomination window isn't opening until summer, so use 2024 as a transition year to gear up for mandatory participation in 2028.We'll plunge into the realm of certified EHR technology (CEHRT) changes and what it means for Alternative Payment Models (APMs) and Accountable Care Organizations (ACOs). Be aware! CMS has moved to a new numbering system for CEHRT versions and ONC is now holding the reins, deciding what is considered a valid version for QPP participation. Keep your eyes peeled for the requirement of 100% CEHRT usage in APMs and don't miss any updates. As we head towards 2025, we'll discuss the impending requirement for APM participants to report on promoting interoperability. Lastly, we delve into the changes in the incentive payment for QPs, and the potential financial perks for existing QPs compared to non-QPs. Visit our website Like us on FacebookTweet @ us on TwitterFollow on LinkedinSend an email contact@shpllc.comProduction © Strategic Healthcare Partners, LLC. All rights reserved.
Confronting the Healthcare Crisis: Physician Burnout and Rise of Cyber Attacks with Jason Crosby and Aaron Higgins
Nov 29 2023
Confronting the Healthcare Crisis: Physician Burnout and Rise of Cyber Attacks with Jason Crosby and Aaron Higgins
Ever wondered why so many physicians are leaving their profession? What if we told you that 63% of them are experiencing symptoms of burnout and over 117,000 have quit in the past year alone? Join us, your hosts Aaron Higgins and Jason Crosby, as we unpack the harsh realities of physician burnout and the alarming rise in cyber attacks in the healthcare industry. Our conversation takes us on a journey through recent news headlines as we shed light on these issues with a surge of anxiety-inducing statistics. We also explore how technological advancements such as AI could potentially lighten the administrative load on healthcare providers, thereby reducing stress levels and keeping more doctors in the profession. But the problems don't stop there. Did you know that an astonishing 88% of healthcare organizations report an average of 40 cyber attacks in the past year? We delve into the costly repercussions of these attacks, highlighting their disruptive impact on operations and potential consequences on patient care. As we sound the alarm on the need for enhanced cybersecurity measures, we also share actionable tips on how organizations can protect themselves. The future of healthcare is a complex web of challenges and opportunities, and we're here to guide you through it. So, buckle up and stay tuned for our next episode where we'll dive into the 2024 final rule and its implications on MIPS and QPP. This is a conversation you won't want to miss!News Articles Discussed:https://www.beckershospitalreview.com/cybersecurity/hospital-cyberattack-costs-patient-care-disruptions-up-9-things-to-knowhttps://www.beckershospitalreview.com/cybersecurity/30-most-common-passwords-of-2023.htmlhttps://www.kevinmd.com/2023/11/the-crisis-of-physician-burnout-and-the-promise-of-technology.htmlhttps://www.beckershospitalreview.com/digital-health/where-health-systems-stand-on-ai-adoption.html Visit our website Like us on FacebookTweet @ us on TwitterFollow on LinkedinSend an email contact@shpllc.comProduction © Strategic Healthcare Partners, LLC. All rights reserved.
Mastering Private Practice in a Post-Pandemic World: Insights & Strategies from Coastal Vascular and Vein Center's CEO Craig Kilgore Part 2
Nov 16 2023
Mastering Private Practice in a Post-Pandemic World: Insights & Strategies from Coastal Vascular and Vein Center's CEO Craig Kilgore Part 2
What happens when you mix the expertise of Coastal Vascular and Vein Center's CEO Craig Kilgore with the turbulence of the post-pandemic private practice landscape? You get a dynamic and insightful exploration of the challenges and opportunities facing private practices in this transformative era. From the consolidation of payer landscapes to the evolution of volume levels, and the constant struggle with staffing, Craig offers his perspective, grounded in his extensive experience across IT, finance, and executive administration. Craig goes beyond just identifying the problems: he offers tangible strategies for fostering growth, harnessing innovation, and engaging physicians and staff within a practice. Drawing from his own experience, he outlines the merits of owning property and diversifying business strategies to build a resilient and successful private practice. But it's not all rosy – Craig also shares his concerns about the declining interest among physicians in private practice and the ongoing struggle with staff retention. This episode is more than a conversation; it's a masterclass in navigating the choppy waters of private practice in a post-pandemic world. So, ready to get some invaluable insights? Of course, you are! Let the conversation begin.Craig M. Kilgore, CEO - Coastal Vascular & Vein Center(e) craig.kilgore@coastalvvc.com(p) 843-577-4551 Visit our website Like us on FacebookTweet @ us on TwitterFollow on LinkedinSend an email contact@shpllc.comProduction © Strategic Healthcare Partners, LLC. All rights reserved.