Posts Tagged ‘Medicaid’

Ronald A. Paulus, MD, CEO, Mission Health

Posted on: February 19th, 2018 by Allison Andrews

On this episode we discuss the reality of a healthcare reboot. Topics include the relationship between payers and providers, rising costs, patient care trends, and Medicaid expansion. Panelists: Otis Rawl, President and CEO, Greater Lexington Chamber and Visitors Center and Tim Quinlan, Senior Economist, Wells Fargo Securities.

Rick Brajer, Secretary of NC Department of Health and Human Services

Posted on: November 28th, 2016 by Allison Andrews

Frank Hill the Director of The Institute for the Public Trust and Bernie Mazyck, President and CEO, of the South Carolina Association for Community Economic Development are the panelists.

Susan DeVore, President and CEO, Premier Inc.

Posted on: October 10th, 2016 by Allison Andrews

An executive profile with one of the highest paid CEO’s in the Carolinas. Our in-depth discussion focuses on the cost of healthcare, solutions, Affordable Care Act, and Medicaid.

Health and Wellness

Posted on: September 12th, 2014 by admin

Long before the Affordable Care Act became the nation’s law and mandated changes in health care, Mission Health began transforming the way it serves patients and educates health care consumers. On this program, Mission Health CEO Dr. Ron Paulus explains how preventive health programs and telemedicine are improving patient care and reducing health care costs, and how nonprofit partnerships are addressing the medically underserved. Dr. John Connaughton, an economist with the University of North Carolina at Charlotte and Russell Stall, Executive Director of Greenville Forward, join the conversation.


Blurred Lines in Health Care

Posted on: January 24th, 2014 by admin

The national conversation surrounding health care has been amplified by the implementation of the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act. Even as the law goes into effect, health care providers and insurers are filtering facts from partisan rhetoric while deciphering the actual legislation. On this program, Mike Riordan, CEO of Greenville Health System, provides analysis of the changing dynamics of health care, where some hospitals are becoming insurers and some insurers are opening medical practices. Brad Dean of the Myrtle Beach Area Chamber of Commerce and Mark Hall of Wake Forest University join the dialogue.


Political Civility

Posted on: December 20th, 2013 by admin

While much has been written about the contentious policies adopted this year under the Republican-led legislature in North Carolina, Lt. Governor Dan Forest points to meaningful bills which passed with little fanfare and bipartisan support. On this program, the Lt. Governor discusses the state of civility in politics and his views on priorities at the General Assembly in 2014. Kathy Almond of the Stanly County Chamber of Commerce and Andy Brack of the Statehouse Report join the dialogue.



Health Insurance Exchanges and The Affordable Care Act

Posted on: November 1st, 2013 by admin

Beyond the website and technology issues which have impacted the launch of the federally-managed health insurance exchanges, the implementation of the Affordable Care Act continues to have a far-reaching impact on the Carolinas. On this program, we analyze the policies and their potential impact on individuals, employers and health care providers. Joining this spirited discussion are Mark Hall of Wake Forest University, Ashley Landess of the South Carolina Policy Council and John Supra of the South Carolina Department of Health and Human Services.


The Fact Checkers

Posted on: October 4th, 2013 by admin

In an era of hyper-partisanship and continuous political spin, reporters often spend most of their time sifting through rhetoric to identify the facts behind policy issues. At the same time, many newsrooms are operating with fewer people to produce thoughtful and meaningful research. On this program, we discuss the role of reporters in explaining the meaning behind policy decisions and the task of monitoring the people running our government. Adam Beam of The State, Tim Boyum of News 14 Carolina, Corey Hutchins of Charleston City Paper, and Jim Morrill of the Charlotte Observer candidly discuss the pitfalls and passion in covering Carolina politics.


Medicaid and the ACA

Posted on: April 5th, 2013 by admin

Much of the recent focus around the implementation of the Affordable Care Act has been on the decision by individual states on whether to accept federal money to expand Medicaid. And while the debate over payment for health care continues, providers and policy makers fear the progress of cutting health care costs for everyone may be lost in the national and regional discussions. On this program, we look at the decision by leaders in both Carolinas’ to reject the federal expansion of Medicaid and the partnerships which could be strengthened to provide care for the uninsured. Joining the conversation are South Carolina DHHS Director Tony Keck, Wake Forest Baptist Medical Center CEO Dr. John McConnell, Greenville Health System Chief Medical Officer Dr. Angelo Sinopoli and Carolinas HealthCare System CEO Michael Tarwater.

Analyzing the Ruling

Posted on: August 3rd, 2012 by admin

A ruling by our nation’s high court on the Affordable Care Act seems to have only led to more questions surrounding healthcare and coverage for the uninsured. As physicians, hospital administrators and insurers continue to dissect the Supreme Court’s ACA decision, we called on three of our region’s healthcare leaders to explain the ruling’s significance: Carolinas HealthCare System CEO Michael Tarwater, NC Medical Society Chief Robert Seligson and SC DHHS Director Anthony Keck.

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