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Dan Munro, Author of Casino Healthcare: The Health of the Nation: America’s Biggest Gamble

Dan Munro, Author of Casino Healthcare: The Health of the Nation: America’s Biggest Gamble

This week, hosts Mark Masselli and Margaret Flinter speak with health industry analyst and writer, Dan Munro, author of the newly-released “Casino Healthcare: The Health of the Nation: America’s Biggest Gamble”. They discuss the nation’s 3.4 trillion dollar a year health care system, what’s behind these costs, and what might be done to correct it.

Joe Randolph, President and CEO of the Innovation Institute

Joe Randolph, President and CEO of the Innovation Institute

This week, hosts Mark Masselli and Margaret Flinter speak with Joe Randolph, President and CEO of the Innovation Institute, designed to provide resources and research expertise to catalyze health industry innovations for health professionals working in not-for-profit health systems across the country.

Dr. Neel Shah, Founder of Costs of Care

Dr. Neel Shah, Founder of Costs of Care

This week, hosts Mark Masselli and Margaret Flinter speak with Dr. Neel Shah, Asst. Professor of Obstetrics and Gynocology at Harvard Medical School and Founder of Costs of Care, a global NGO dedicated to helping delivery systems provide better care at lower costs. He’s also the co-author of “Understanding Value Based Care” which seeks to promote cost awareness in the medical profession.

Sean Cavanaugh, Deputy Administrator for the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services

Sean Cavanaugh, Deputy Administrator for the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services

This week hosts Mark Masselli and Margaret Flinter speak with Sean Cavanaugh, Deputy Administrator and Director for the Center For Medicare at Center for Medicare and Medicaid Services, where he oversees payment models for Medicare’s 50 million users. Mr. Cavanaugh talks about the culture of innovation underway at CMS to promote new payment models that incentivize improved outcomes while promoting cost containment.

Dr. Glenn Steele, President and CEO of Geisinger Health System

Dr. Glenn Steele, President and CEO of Geisinger Health System

This week, Hosts Mark Masselli and Margaret Flinter speak with Dr. Glenn Steele, President and CEO of Geisinger Health System in Pennsylvania, a physician-led, integrated health system serving 2.8 million patients across 44 counties. Dr. Steele discusses Geisinger’s integrated health services organization lauded for its innovative care delivery models and cost containment strategies that have yielded better outcomes and high-value care.

Steven Brill, Author of “America’s Bitter Pill”

Steven Brill, Author of “America’s Bitter Pill”

This week, hosts Mark Masselli and Margaret Flinter speak with attorney and author Steven Brill, whose latest book examines the creation of the Affordable Care Act. America’s Bitter Pill: Money, Politics, Backroom Deals and the Fight to Fix Our Broken Health Care System examines the influence of the powerful health care lobby in blocking meaningful cost containment measures in the health care law.