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Listen to Avalere Health Essential Voice podcasts. Twenty years ago, we set out to be the essential voice in improving healthcare. Rest your eyes or use your commute time to hear our experts discuss the hot topics that you need to track.

Megan Olsen

E2 – Start Your Day with Avalere: Understanding Payment for Durable Therapies

In the second episode, Sam Ferguson and Michael Kearney, consultants in Avalere’s Market Access practice, along with Megan Olsen, an associate principal in Avalere’s Policy practice, will discuss how to appropriately define the value of durable therapies in oncology and how to pay for those therapies within our current healthcare system.

Lance Grady

E4 – Specialty Pharmacy Stakeholder Perspectives: COVID-19 Business Impacts

In the fourth episode of the Specialty Pharmacy Stakeholder Perspectives podcast series, Avalere is joined by Adam Hanauer, Associate Vice President at Humana Specialty Pharmacy, and Mark Sasala, Principal Business Analyst of Products at Creehan & Company, to discuss the outlook of specialty pharmacy with a focus on the environmental considerations and potential impacts of COVID-19.

Fred Bently

E9 – Get the Facts on COVID-19: Alternative Payment Model Impacts

Tune into the ninth episode of our podcast series, Get the Facts on COVID-19. In episode 9, Avalere experts from the Health Plans and Providers practice and the Center for Healthcare Transformation discuss the near- and long-term impacts of COVID-19 on value-based contracting and Alternative Payment Models (APMs). The conversation focuses on Medicare programs, such as specialty Accountable Care Organizations (ACOs) and bundled payment models, and newer Center for Medicare and Medicaid Innovation (CMMI) programs.

Chris Sloan

E2 – Get the Facts on COVID-19: Patient Out-of-Pocket Costs

Tune into the second episode of our podcast series that focuses on COVID-19. In episode 2, Avalere experts discuss how Medicare, Medicaid, and commercial plans will address the patient out of pocket costs associated with COVID-19 testing and treatment. They also acknowledge how commercial manufacturers are addressing the shortage of tests and turnaround for COVID-19 testing in the US.

Mark Gooding

E3 – Avalere Insights on Recent CMS Proposed Payment Rules: ESRD PPS and Quality Incentive Program

Tune in to hear the final episode in our 3-part series that focuses on CMS’s most recent proposed payment rules. In episode 3, we’ll be focusing on the End Stage Renal Disease (ESRD) Prospective Payment System, with a focus on proposed payment changes for innovative drugs, supplies, and equipment and updates to the Quality Incentive Program (QIP).

Josh Seidman

E4 – Recommendations for How to Overcome Common Barriers When Implementing Cost-of-Care Conversations

Tune in to hear the last episode in our 4-part series that provides clinicians with recommendations for how to overcome common barriers when implementing cost-of-care (CoC) conversations. Peter Ubel will talk with Avalere’s Katherine Steinberg on actionable tips that primary care clinicians can use to help address potential barriers and challenges related to implementing CoC conversations in the clinical setting. Support for this podcast was provided by the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation and the New York State Health Foundation (NYSHealth). The views expressed here do not necessarily reflect the views of the foundations.

Josh Seidman

E3 – A Guide to Integrating Cost-of-Care Conversations into Workflow

Tune in to hear the third episode in our 4-part series that provides clinicians with actionable approaches for integrating cost-of-care conversations into workflow. Nora Henrikson will talk with Avalere’s Katherine Steinberg on 3 pathways that clinicians can use to best integrate cost of care conversations into their clinical workflows. Support for this podcast was provided by the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation and the New York State Health Foundation (NYSHealth). The views expressed here do not necessarily reflect the views of the foundations.

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