The ShiftShapers Podcast

Drug costs are soaring and driving more of medical spend than ever before. The good news is that there are tools coming to market to help consumers and plans alike.

That is what our guest, Gary Becker, CEO of ScriptSourcing and I discuss on this episode. We begin with an exploration of why prescription drugs are so much more expensive in the United States than they are in other countries. We discuss the particular drugs that are driving the pharma cost component to all time highs.

You can find show notes and more information by clicking here: http://bit.ly/2iv3Vrf 

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"Consumer" and "shopping" go together everywhere in our lives – except in healthcare. What would happen if consumers could easily shop for non-emergency surgery and get bundled pricing, all with the help of a concierge to guide them through the process?

That is the question that Dr. Sanjay Prasad, Founder and CEO at SurgiPrice discusses on this episode. We begin by discussing how the current system has trapped patients and employers and forced unnatural consumer behavior. A surge on himself, Dr. Prasad has designed a system that helps to correct this anomaly – at least, for non-emergency surgical needs.

You can find show notes and more information by clicking here: http://bit.ly/2wbw38v

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Should you enroll enhanced benefits yourself, or can a professional enroller help to create clear communication while maximizing enrollment and delivering better client satisfaction - and what are the financial considerations of that decision?

That is the question that Allison De Paoli discusses in this episode. Her firm, De Paoli Professional Services, specializes in becoming an extension of your office, enabling a more direct and in-depth communication about employees’ enhanced benefits in an effort to maximize participation.

You can find show notes and more information by clicking here: http://bit.ly/2uOuBEi 

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Nurse Deb is the President of Ault International Medical Management and a pioneer in the medical management field. As an advocate of proactive and predictive case management, she helps patients and their case managers navigate the diagnosis, treatment, and financial aspects of healthcare.

Deb defines and discusses the four types of medical management and explains why she thinks predictive management is the model of the future. Deb also emphasizes the importance of employer engagement in health plans, and why they must balance the cost of care with the health of their employees.

You can find show notes and more information by clicking here: http://bit.ly/2viC8zt 

Direct download: SHIFTSHAPERS174.mp3
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