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The Next Big Thing in Health

A podcast where we explore the new big ideas that will help make health care more affordable, more available, and more effective.

In each episode, AHIP is joined by a health care leader who shines a light on the big thing they want to see America focus on for health care improvement—from the impact of new technology like artificial intelligence to innovative solutions to effectively serve consumers. Our cohosts are AHIP’s CEO Matt Eyles and Laura Evans, former Fox 5 Washington, D.C. Anchor.

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RECENT EPISODES

Understanding the State of America’s Oral Health

AHIP President and CEO Matt Eyles and co-host Laura Evans were joined by Wells Hutchison, President and CEO of Delta Dental Plans Association, for a wide-ranging discussion on the state of oral health. They covered where the oral health industry stands right now, areas of improvement, and the opportunities this industry has in store for the future.

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Understanding Open Enrollment

AHIP President and CEO Matt Eyles was joined by Jeanette Thornton, AHIP Executive Vice President of Public Policy and Strategies. They discussed what’s new during Open Enrollment this year, and what people should think about as they make their decisions.

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Recognizing the Importance of Trust in Health Care

AHIP President and CEO Matt Eyles and co-host Laura Evans were joined by Dr. Jan Berger, CEO of Health Intelligence Partners. They discussed the critical role trust plays in the health care system and the responsibility health insurance providers hold.

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Focusing on Health Equity

AHIP President and CEO Matt Eyles and co-host Laura Evans were joined by Dr. Sachin Jain, President and CEO, SCAN Group and Health Plan. They discussed SCAN’s efforts to increase equity in the populations that need it the most and have been historically overlooked, as well as lessons learned in reducing health disparities.

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Transforming Pain Management

AHIP President and CEO Matt Eyles and co-host Laura Evans were joined by Dr. David E. Mino, Senior Medical Director, Cigna Healthcare and National Medical Director of Orthopaedic Surgery and Spinal Disorders at Cigna, and Dr. Douglas Metz, Executive Vice President & Chief Health Services Officer, American Specialty Health. They discussed how health insurance providers can improve care management for musculoskeletal health conditions and especially chronic pain, and also talked about the use of evidence-based interventions.

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Reimagining Senior Care

AHIP President and CEO Matt Eyles and co-host Laura Evans were joined by Hilary Marden-Resnik, President and CEO, UCare, and Joel Theisen, CEO and Founder of Lifespark. They discussed how to reinvent senior care, covering everything community-based care to technology and how new approaches are helping seniors feel less isolated and better cared-for.

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Understanding Contraception Coverage

AHIP President and CEO Matt Eyles was joined by AHIP’s Kate Berry to discuss the current landscape of health insurance coverage for contraception. Berry, AHIP’s Senior Vice President Clinical Innovation, Strategic Partnership, highlighted how health insurance providers have supported the protections of the Affordable Care Act for contraception coverage access for years, and continue to work hard every day to ensure people have access to many affordable contraception choices.

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Saving Lives, One Meal at a Time: Mom’s Meals

AHIP President and CEO Matt Eyles and co-host Laura Evans were joined by Catherine Macpherson, Senior Vice President of Healthcare Strategy and Development and Chief Nutrition Officer with Mom’s Meals. They discussed using food as medicine, as well as the opportunities and challenges associated with delivering food through the Medicaid and Medicare programs.

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The Impact of the Pandemic on Pharmacy Programs: UPMC Health Care

AHIP President and CEO Matt Eyles and co-host Laura Evans were joined by Chronis Manolis, Senior Vice President Pharmacy and Chief Pharmacy Officer at UPMC Health Plan. They discussed how the COVID-19 pandemic has impacted pharmacy programs, as well as how emerging tools and technologies are bringing value to members.

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State of the Health Care Industry 2022

A special episode of The Next Big Thing in Health from AHIP's 2022 State of the Industry event. AHIP President and CEO Matt Eyles led an in-depth discussion with AHIP experts about the health care issues that matter to the people and communities we serve.

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How Data and Startups are Transforming Health Care: Amazon Web Services

Amanda Goltz, US Healthcare Lead, Worldwide Public Sector Healthcare Venture Capital and Startups at Amazon Web Services, joined hosts Laura Evans and AHIP President and CEO Matt Eyles to discuss a wide range of topics, including improving the patient experience through technology and modernizing the health care system.

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Virtual Care and Using Data to Improve Outcomes: Teladoc Health

Kim LaFontana, Senior Vice President of Strategic Growth at Teladoc Health joined hosts Laura Evans and AHIP President and CEO Matt Eyles discuss Teladoc’s new virtual care transformation study and how the company is using that data to drive the best outcomes for patients.

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What to Expect in 2022: Highmark Health

Highmark Health CEO David Holmberg joined hosts Laura Evans and AHIP President Matt Eyles to discuss how Omicron is affecting our health care system, what policies will impact our health care system in the upcoming year, the future of telehealth, and more.

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Changing the Way We Perceive Mental Health: PsychHub

Marjorie Morrison, CEO and Co-Founder of Psych Hub, joins us for a discussion on mental health, how perceptions around treating mental health are changing, and how lessons learned from the COVID-19 crisis are impacting how mental health is being treated clinically and socially.

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“Don’t Cut Our MA”: Featuring Seniors from the Coalition for Medicare Choices

Nearly 27 million seniors and people with disabilities choose Medicare Advantage because it delivers better services, better access to care, and better value. This week we hear personal stories from Mike, Dona, Jean, and Viola, members of the Coalition for Medicare Choices.

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What it Takes to Deliver Better Care to Seniors: Alignment Healthcare

The first episode of Season Six features John Kao, Chief Executive Officer of Alignment Healthcare, who discusses the benefits Medicare Advantage is bringing to seniors and people with disabilities.

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