The Healthcare Policy Podcast ® Produced by David Introcaso

By David Introcaso

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The Healthcare Policy Podcast website features audio interviews with experts on current or important health care topics. While there are any number of healthcare-related podcasts and other online programming these offerings typically present a vested interest viewpoint. My podcasts are produced independently, i.e., without any conflicts of interest and moreover are intended to help you better understand the inter-section between research and policy analysis and political realities. Among other topical areas this podcast will address: Implementation of the Affordable Care Act Other federal Medicare and Medicaid health care issues Federal health care regulatory oversight, moreover CMS and the FDA Healthcare research Private sector healthcare delivery reforms including access, reimbursement and quality issues Public health issues including the social determinates of health Listeners are welcomed to share their program comments and suggest programming topics. Comments made by the interviewees are strictly their own and do not represent those of their affiliated organization/s.

Episode Date
Ann Neumann Discusses Mercy Killings or Suicide-Homicides (April 15th)
Listen Now In 2017 more than 47,000 Americans committed suicide. While suicide rates decreased during the 1980s and 1990s, they...
Apr 16, 2019
Harold Miller Discusses Improving Medicare's Alternative Payment Models (April 9th)
Listen Now Medicare's Fee for Service Alternative Payment Models (APMs), a creation of 2015 MACRA legislation, currently 12 in number...
Apr 10, 2019
Interview with America's Health Insurance Plans' (AHIP) CEO Matt Eyles (March 19th)
Listen Now Despite gains made under the ACA, health insurance coverage in the US remains fraught with problems. Over 28...
Mar 20, 2019
David Wallace Wells Discusses His Just-Published "The Uninhabitable Earth, Life After Warming" (February 28th)
Listen Now For this, my 168th interview, David Wallace Wells discusses his just-published book, "The Uninhabitable Earth, Life After Warming."...
Mar 01, 2019
ATAP's Dr. Robert Levin Discusses Reforming Drug Pricing Policy (February 18th)
Listen Now The administration and the Congress are currently discussing various proposals to reform drug pricing policy. Drug prices, as...
Feb 19, 2019
Remote Area Medical's Free Health Care Clinics: A Discussion with RAM CEO Jeff Eastman (January 31st)
Listen Now Over 40 million Americans live in poverty or upwards of 14% of the population. Those living in extreme...
Feb 01, 2019
The Current Ebola Outbreak in the Congo: A Conversation with Joseph Lafave (January 17th)
Listen Now This past summer the the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) began experiencing its 10th Ebola outbreak. (The...
Jan 18, 2019
After Conceding Health Care Market Consolidation, What's Left is Exploiting Pricing Power (January 14, 2019)
The Trump administration published a lengthy report in December outlining its solutions for creating higher quality health care at more...
Jan 14, 2019
Essay: "Climate Change Is the Greatest Threat to Human Health in History" (December 19th)
Listeners may be aware this has been a long standing interest/concern of mine, e.g., over the past few months I've...
Dec 19, 2018
Dr. Jeremy Hess Discusses Lancet's "Countdown: Tracking Progress on Health and Climate Change" (December 13th)
Listen Now In late November, Lancet published its 2018 "Countdown: Tracking Progress on Health and Climate Change." The 36-page report...
Dec 14, 2018