Insurance Episodes

Increase in Prior Authorization Mandates
May 30, 2023

Increase in Prior Authorization Mandates

UnitedHealthcare makes a confounding decision that could affect countless patients starting June 1st. Gastroenterologist Dr. Bruce Hennessy joins us to discuss how new prior authorizations for colonoscopies and other screenings could delay cancer...

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Rethink How Medicines Are Paid For
May 1, 2023

Rethink How Medicines Are Paid For

So often on the Patients Rising Podcast, we discuss the affordability of healthcare. This week, guest Peter Kolchinsky outlines how thinking of paying for medicines like paying for a house mortgage leads to lower costs for patients, and encourages...

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Transportation’s Lane in Health Care
March 20, 2023

Transportation’s Lane in Health Care

Lack of transportation is one of the biggest barriers to patient care. But when employers cover transportation for patients, it can lead to better health outcomes and lower overall costs. Casey Billington of Concierge Nurse N...

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The Broken Vision Insurance Market
March 13, 2023

The Broken Vision Insurance Market

Vertical integration in the vision insurance market has led to higher costs and fewer options for patients. Two optometrists, Dr. Ron Benner and Dr. Bill Reynolds , explain how this impacts the price of your glasses, and how ...

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