The ShiftShapers Podcast

The current health care environment is complicated, convoluted and fraught with misaligned incentives, care decisions that focus on a single price point and doesn’t help consumers plan based on a desired final outcome. Scott Schoenvogel, CEO at Compass Professional Health Services, believes that healthcare navigation programs that account for benefits, consumer decision making and clinical decision points is the way through.

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We have been talking about consumers in healthcare since the turn of the century, but real health care consumers – in the true sense of the word – are still apparently hanging out at the unicorn farm somewhere far away. Eric Haberichter, Co-founder at Access Healthnet knows why – and is working hard at creating a consumer environment in health care that approximates our consumer engagements in every other industry.

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Not too many years ago, the role of a TPA was fairly straightforward: Pay claims, handle eligibility and make a network connection. In today's fast-paced and rapidly growing self-funding world, a TPA has to be flexible, nimble and multi-faceted. Jeff Bernhard, President of Continental Benefits, represents a TPA built for today's commerce. We talk about what to look for in a TPA relationship and how your TPA is now an integral part of the client experience.

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Travel for treatment used to be an esoteric benefit reserved for only the largest of employers. Today, the benefits are as much quality as cost driven and most often involve fully-accredited facilities. Some even use U.S. physicians and are attached to teaching hospitals. Yet for many employers and employees it still remains mysterious.

Jim Polsfut, CEO and Chairman of North American Specialty Hospital, helps us to understand the changes and how to help clients embrace a benefit that is advantageous to both employer and employee.

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