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Best podcasts about blue cross blue shield

Latest podcast episodes about blue cross blue shield

Capital Gains Tax Solutions Podcast
Unconventional Real Estate Funding Strategies with Sarry Ibrahim

Capital Gains Tax Solutions Podcast

Play Episode Listen Later Jan 10, 2022 24:03


Sarry Ibrahim founded Financial Asset Protection after learning about the Infinite Banking Concept (also known as the Bank On Yourself Concept). He saw this as an opportunity to save retirement accounts, real estate properties, and businesses from market failures and other risks. Sarry believes the number 1 rule to your money is to make sure it lives somewhere safe and accessible. As Sarry states when working with clients “it is never an either/or situation, it is a both/and situation. We want you to integrate the solutions we recommend alongside your business and real estate portfolio to have a double-compounding effect on your money.”Sarry earned his MBA from Keller Graduate School of Management in Chicago, IL, and has consulted companies like Blue Cross Blue Shield, Allstate Insurance, Humana, and Cigna Healthspring. Sarry lives in Chicago with his wife Dina who is an oncology nurse.In‌ ‌our‌ ‌conversation,‌ ‌we‌ ‌discussed:‌Unconventional real estate funding strategiesWhat are the restrictions on borrowing money?How to overcome the false belief in an insurance policyConnect with Sarry Ibrahim:https://capitalgainstaxsolutions.com/unconventional-real-estate-funding-strategies-with-sarry-ibrahim/Love the show? Subscribe, rate, review, and share!Here's How »Join the Capital Gains Tax Solutions Community today:capitalgainstaxsolutions.comCapital Gains Tax Solutions FacebookCapital Gains Tax Solutions Twitter

Human Capital Innovations (HCI) Podcast
S30E15 - Communicating Authentically as a Leader, with Joel Schwartzberg

Human Capital Innovations (HCI) Podcast

Play Episode Listen Later Jan 7, 2022 31:46


In this HCI Podcast episode, Dr. Jonathan H. Westover (https://www.linkedin.com/in/jonathanhwestover/) talks with Joel Schwartzberg about the importance of communicating authentically as a leader. See the video here: https://youtu.be/5GN985FyOFQ. Joel Schwartzberg (https://www.linkedin.com/in/joelschwartzberg/) is a leadership communications coach whose clients include American Express, Blue Cross Blue Shield, State Farm Insurance, the Brennan Center for Justice, and Comedy Central. He is the senior director of strategic and executive communications for a major national nonprofit and previously held senior-level communication and editorial positions with Time Inc., PBS, and Nickelodeon. Schwartzberg's articles on effective communication have appeared in Fast Company, Harvard Business Review, and Toastmaster magazine, and he's a sought-after business and communications podcast guest and conference speaker. He is the author of Get to the Point! Sharpen Your Message and Make Your Words Matter, which Seth Godin calls “a manifesto for giving talks that make a difference,” and The Language of Leadership: How to Engage and Inspire Your Team (Berrett-Koehler Publishers; July 13, 2021), which Kevin Eikenberry says “will make your communication more purposeful, meaningful, and inspirational.” Check out Dr. Westover's book, 'Bluer than Indigo' Leadership, here: https://www.innovativehumancapital.com/bluerthanindigo. Check out Dr. Westover's book, The Alchemy of Truly Remarkable Leadership, here: https://www.innovativehumancapital.com/leadershipalchemy. Check out the latest issue of the Human Capital Leadership magazine, here: https://www.innovativehumancapital.com/hci-magazine. Ranked #6 Performance Management Podcast: https://blog.feedspot.com/performance_management_podcasts/ Ranked #6 Workplace Podcast: https://blog.feedspot.com/workplace_podcasts/ Ranked #7 HR Podcast: https://blog.feedspot.com/hr_podcasts/ Ranked #12 Talent Management Podcast: https://blog.feedspot.com/talent_management_podcasts/ Ranked in the Top 20 Personal Development and Self-Improvement Podcasts: https://blog.feedspot.com/personal_development_podcasts/ Ranked in the Top 30 Leadership Podcasts: https://blog.feedspot.com/leadership_podcasts/ --- Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/hcipodcast/support

SPOTLIGHT Radio Network
Ep. 2441: Monday LIVE starring Michael Patrick Shiels

SPOTLIGHT Radio Network

Play Episode Listen Later Jan 3, 2022 165:48


On today's show - presented by Blue Cross Blue Shield of Michigan: 6:06 - John Goulooze, Union Financial Group 6:33 - Dave Dulio, Director of the Oakland University Center for Civic Engagement and Professor in the Political Science Department 6:45 - Beth Deshone, Executive Director at the Great Lakes Education Project 7:18 - Dennis Muchmore, Government Relations and Regulatory Advisor Leader with HONIGMAN 7:33 - Quentin Messer Jr., CEO of the Michigan Economic Development Corporation 7:45 - Dr. John Wycoff, Founder/CEO of Wycoff Wellness Center 8:06 - Janna Graber, Go World Travel Magazine 8:33 - John Damoose, State Representative (R) Harbor Springs

Kalamazoo Mornings With Ken Lanphear
How to enjoy the holidays in moderation

Kalamazoo Mornings With Ken Lanphear

Play Episode Listen Later Dec 14, 2021 6:30


Ken talks with Shanthi Appelo, RD, Health and Wellness Spokesperson, Blue Cross Blue Shield of Michigan See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

Bright Spots in Healthcare Podcast
Closing Gaps in Care: Innovative Approaches to Achieving Quality Goals

Bright Spots in Healthcare Podcast

Play Episode Listen Later Dec 13, 2021 61:06


As healthcare works toward value-based care, closing care gaps and engaging consumers in preventive health is a high priority among payers and providers as it reduces costs and improves health outcomes. In this podcast, leaders from Blue Cross Blue Shield of Illinois, Clover Health, Health.io and Humana share successful strategies for closing gaps in care, improving health outcomes and reduce costs. Topics include preparing for the 2022 and 2023 HEDIS measures, analyzing data, measuring provider performance and the impact of SDOH. Panelists: Nicole Lowery, Director of Population Health Strategy, Office of Health Affairs and Advocacy, Humana Jeslie Jacob, Divisional Vice President, Provider Performance | Provider Analytics, Reporting and Connectivity, Blue Cross Blue Shield of Illinois Julianne Eckert, Director of Quality Improvement, Clover Health Paula Leclair, U.S. General Manager, Healthy.io   This podcast is sponsored by Healthy.io. Healthy.io is an innovative healthcare company that uses smartphone technology to make remote clinical testing possible. Healthy.io is the global leader in turning the smartphone camera into a clinical-grade medical device for an at-home urinalysis and digital wound management  Their home urinalysis kits (pause) aids in the diagnosis of chronic kidney disease, urinary tract infections and prenatal testing and serves over 500,000 patients worldwide. Beyond being recently featured by CNBC, Fast Company and the Financial TImes, Healthy IO is partnered with some of the nation's leading health plans and the National Health Service in the United Kingdom b/c of the test's ease of use, high patient adherence and the huge potential savings 

Becker’s Payer Issues Podcast
Shara McClure, Divisional Senior Vice President of Texas Health Care Delivery at BlueCross BlueShield of Texas

Becker’s Payer Issues Podcast

Play Episode Listen Later Dec 6, 2021 19:44


Shara McClure, Divisional Senior Vice President of Texas Health Care Delivery for BlueCross BlueShield of Texas, joined the podcast to talk about her career journey, growing membership and how COVID-19 is affecting insurers.For more episodes like this, tune in to Becker's payer Issues Podcast.

Taking the Pulse: a Health Care Podcast
Episode 78: Bart Strickland and Shannon Hudson, Blue Cross Blue Shield of South Carolina

Taking the Pulse: a Health Care Podcast

Play Episode Listen Later Nov 30, 2021 18:05


On episode 78, Bart Strickland, VP of Provider Services and Health Systems, and Shannon Hudson, Director of Health Care Regulation, join Matthew and Heather for a deep dive into the No Surprises Act. We cover implementation, what plans are included and excluded, the details on covered services, and much more. Tune in now for everything you need to about the No Surprises Act!

Becker’s Healthcare Podcast
Shara McClure, Divisional Senior Vice President of Texas Health Care Delivery at BlueCross BlueShield of Texas

Becker’s Healthcare Podcast

Play Episode Listen Later Nov 26, 2021 19:44


Shara McClure, Divisional Senior Vice President of Texas Health Care Delivery for BlueCross BlueShield of Texas, joined the podcast to talk about her career journey, growing membership and how COVID-19 is affecting insurers.For more episodes like this, tune in to Becker's payer Issues Podcast.

Your Turn with Mike Causey
Want a Roth IRA on steriods? Check your health plan.

Your Turn with Mike Causey

Play Episode Listen Later Nov 24, 2021 54:52


Tired of shelling out thousands of dollars each year for your federal health plan? Confused, irritated or both by the multiple-choices available under the Federal Employee Health Benefits (FEHB) Program? Why not consider picking a health plan that pays you? Thousands of federal and postal workers have done it. Joined a high deductible health plan that has allowed them to amass accounts — their very own money — worth $10,000 to $50,000. Welcome to the federal benefits open season, which runs through Dec. 13. Other things to think about include how to save on taxes when paying your medical bills, and a half dozen items you probably hadn't thought of but should consider. Which is why today's Your Turn episode with Walt Francis is a must-listen. It could be the most productive 40 minutes of your year. For you and your family.

Becker’s Healthcare Podcast
Dr. Mitchell Fogel, Senior Medical Director of Provider Transformation and National Accounts at Horizon Blue Cross Blue Shield of New Jersey

Becker’s Healthcare Podcast

Play Episode Listen Later Nov 24, 2021 16:04


Dr. Mitchell Fogel, Senior Medical Director of Provider Transformation and National Accounts at Horizon Blue Cross Blue Shield of New Jersey, joined the podcast to talk about the pilot programs his organization has with health systems to improve access to care and the patient experience.For more episodes like this, tune in to Becker's payer Issues Podcast.

Colloquium
Infinite Banking Concept: A Detailed Look with Sarry Ibrahim

Colloquium

Play Episode Listen Later Nov 24, 2021 21:16


Sarry Ibrahim is a financial planner and member of the Bank On Yourself Organization. He helps real estate investors, business owners, and full-time employees grow safe and predictable wealth regardless of market conditions using a financial strategy that has been around for over 160years. Sarry started this journey when he was in grad school completing his MBA. He worked for companies like Allstate, Blue Cross Blue Shield, Cigna Healthspring, and Humana before founding Financial Asset Protection, a financial services firm that focuses on one sole concept; the Bank On Yourself Concept, also known as the Infinite Banking Concept. In this episode, Sarry goes in-depth on the infinite banking concept, how it works, and how you can use it to your advantage as an investor. Sarry talks about why the infinite banking concept is a long-term strategy and tells us when the concept works well and how to know if it's the right strategy for you. Listen in! [00:01 – 02:27] Opening Segment Welcoming Sarry to the show Sarry shares his background How he learned about the infinite banking concept [02:28 – 10:56] The Infinite Banking Concept What is infinite banking? Its uses and advantages Why infinite banking is a long-term strategy Coupling the infinite banking concept with commercial real estate investing How it works Tax benefits [10:57 – 15:59] Using Infinite Banking to Your Advantage Where infinite banking will work well Investment types Tax objectives Instances when infinite banking is not the right fit Sarry on the state of the current real estate market [16:00 – 21:16] Closing Segment Best practices in finance It's who, not how Sarry's definition of financial freedom How you can connect with Sarry Closing words Tweetable Quotes “Real estate, obviously, is a little bit tricky because of the spike in market values. But at the same time, I think that there are still opportunities in different spaces, [like] commercial, self-storage, and so many different things. That's why I'm a fan of diversifying with different syndications and different private equity firms that can do different things.” - Sarry Ibrahim  “It's really important to guarantee your ability to borrow against an asset that'll increase in value, even when you borrow against it.” - Sarry Ibrahim ------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------ Connect with Sarry: LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/sarry-ibrahim-mba-ltcp-bank-on-you/ (https://www.linkedin.com/in/sarry-ibrahim-mba-ltcp-bank-on-you/) Website: https://finassetprotection.com/ (https://finassetprotection.com/) Connect with me: https://www.linkedin.com/in/brian-c-adams/ (LinkedIn) LIKE, SUBSCRIBE, AND LEAVE US  A REVIEW on Apple Podcasts, Spotify, Google Podcasts, or whatever platform you listen on. Thank you for tuning in and Stay Tuned for the Next Episode COMING SOON!

Illinois News Now
Wake Up TriCounties Kewanee Mayor Gary Moore

Illinois News Now

Play Episode Listen Later Nov 23, 2021 10:56


A mostly uneventful meeting of the Kewanee City Council was held on Monday evening, November 22nd, 2021. At this meeting the City of Kewanee heard from Skip-A-Long Daycare about a kids program that they are developing. The Council also did some house cleaning related to continuing a City Health Insurance contract with Blue Cross Blue Shield as well as staying current with federal and state guidelines related to the Family Medical Leave Act. The City vacated an abandoned city street in order to allow a resident to move forward with a garage addition, and the City signed off on several contracts for the destruction of decrepit buildings in the City of Kewanee. All told, six contracts were approved for the take down of blighted properties. Mayor Gary Moore talked to Wake Up Tri-Counties about the events of Monday's Kewanee City Council Meeting.

Day Fire Podcast
Ali Whittier, Charging Life and Bike

Day Fire Podcast

Play Episode Listen Later Nov 22, 2021 61:24


This week Clint and Dawson sit down with Ali Whittier. We had such a good time during her recording, Ali has an infectious personality and gets so excited talking about cycling, racing, family, friends and life. Ali was born and raised in Iowa. She grew up a dancer (traveling to Europe for a tour at age 8) and still loves to dance to this day. She was also a team sport person through school. She married her husband, Spencer, in 2012 and the pair moved to Chattanooga in 2014. That same year she joined the BlueCross BlueShield of Tennessee corporate communications team and still works on that team today in public affairs, managing the company's social media presence, employee ambassador program and its WellTuned wellness content site. After meeting her future husband in 2010, she got her first road bike. Ali soon competed in a couple sprint triathlons and then focused solely on racing bikes. In 2012, Ali began her bike racing career in cyclocross on the Hub Endurance Cycling Team, also taking a leadership role on the team helping to put on races and practices each year as well as design the team's kits. She and Spencer traveled to UCI races across the country as well as races around the southeast – that included approximately 20 races between September and December. They raced CX nats in Asheville in 2016 where Spencer won his division and became National Champion. Later that year, Ali won the Tennessee State Mountain Bike Championships in a rainy, muddy race that mirrored her favorite cyclocross conditions. Ali then learned the ropes of road racing, joining the Scenic City Velo women's race team. It was then she began working with Coach Steve Carpenter who still coaches her today as an endurance gravel and mountain bike racer. Ali and her Motor Mile Racing teammate, Stephen Lebovitz, will compete as a coed duo in Breck Epic in August 2022. She trains with a group of Chattanooga female cyclists who also race and have mentored her throughout her cycling career.

Moving Forward Leadership: Inspire | Mentor | Lead
Engage & Inspire Your Team with Language | Joel Schwartzberg

Moving Forward Leadership: Inspire | Mentor | Lead

Play Episode Listen Later Nov 19, 2021 53:24


If you're in a leadership role today, you surely didn't get there by accident. You have vision. You're confident. And you're at the ready to offer support and lightning-quick responses. But if you don't effectively communicate these qualities to your people, how will they know you embody them? Frankly, they won't. Despite leaders giving themselves gold stars in communication, only 13% of U.S. employees say their leaders communicate well, according to Gallup research. And that's a colossal problem: 93% of workers surveyed by the Brunswick Group report that “leadership that communicates directly and transparently” is what keeps them on the job, bested only by pay and the ability to move up. The most powerful tool you have as a leader—to inform, engage, and inspire—is your voice, says veteran leadership communications coach Joel Schwartzberg. Yet all too often, our words fall flat; we get caught in our head, fail to truly understand our audience, or simply flub the landing. But it's our words and awareness of their impact that make the difference between simply managing teams and inspiring them to do their best work.    Joel Schwartzberg is a leadership communications coach whose clients include American Express, Blue Cross Blue Shield, State Farm Insurance, the Brennan Center for Justice, and Comedy Central. He is the senior director of strategic and executive communications for a major national nonprofit and previously held senior-level communication and editorial positions with Time Inc., PBS, and Nickelodeon. Schwartzberg's articles on effective communication have appeared in Fast Company, Harvard Business Review, and Toastmaster magazine, and he's a sought-after business and communications podcast guest and conference speaker. He is the author of Get to the Point! Sharpen Your Message and Make Your Words Matter, which Seth Godin calls “a manifesto for giving talks that make a difference,” and The Language of Leadership: How to Engage and Inspire Your Team (Berrett-Koehler Publishers; July 13, 2021), which Kevin Eikenberry says “will make your communication more purposeful, meaningful, and inspirational.” Topics During this interview Joel and I discuss the following topics: Why communicating clearly and effectively is so importantWhere leaders make mistakes with their communication skillsHow to change your approach based on your audienceHow to appear more empathetic and authentic How to effectively communicate in the virtual environmentAdvice on communicating in various situations For the complete show notes, be sure to check out our website: https://movingforwardleadership.com/192

Real Estate Investing With Jay Conner, The Private Money Authority
Become Your Own Source Of Financing with Sarry Ibrahim & Jay Conner, The Private Money Authority

Real Estate Investing With Jay Conner, The Private Money Authority

Play Episode Listen Later Nov 18, 2021 1:40


“ I can help real estate investors become their own source of financing instead of having to rely on banks and hard money lenders.” - Sarry Ibrahim Sarry Ibrahim is a financial planner and member of the Bank On Yourself Organization. The Bank On Yourself Concept is a financial strategy that helps real estate investors, business owners, and full-time employees grow safe and predictable wealth regardless of market conditions. Sarry started his financial services journey when he was in grad school completing his MBA. He worked for companies like Allstate, Blue Cross Blue Shield, Cigna Healthspring, and Human before founding Financial Asset Protection, a financial services firm that focuses on one sole concept; the Bank On Yourself Concept, also known as the Infinite Banking Concept. For more valuable information click on this link and watch the complete episode: https://youtu.be/yWiqfNToyp4 - “Bank On Yourself: The Infinite Way Of Banking with Sarry Ibrahim & Jay Conner, The Private Money Authority” Real Estate Cashflow Conference: https://www.jayconner.com/learnrealestate/ Free Webinar: http://bit.ly/jaymoneypodcast Jay Conner is a proven real estate investment leader. Without using his own money or credit, Jay maximizes creative methods to buy and sell properties with profits averaging $64,000 per deal. What is Real Estate Investing? Live Cashflow Conference https://youtu.be/QyeBbDOF4wo The Conner Marketing Group Inc.P.O. Box 1276, Morehead City, NC USA 28557 P 252-808-2927F 252-240-2504 Channel https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCZfl6O7pRhyX5R-rRuSnK6w https://www.youtube.com/c/RealEstateInvestingWithJayConner RSS Feed http://realestateinvestingdeals.mypodcastworld.com/rss2.xml Google Play https://play.google.com/music/listen#/ps/Ihrzsai7jo7awj2e7nhhwfsv47y iTunes: https://itunes.apple.com/ca/podcast/real-estate-investing-minus-bank-flipping-houses-foreclosure/id1377723034 Watch on ROKU: Roku https://my.roku.com/add/realestateinvestingRoku https://my.roku.com/add/realestateinvesting Watch on Amazon Prime: https://www.amazon.com/How-Locate-Real-Estate-Deals/dp/B07M9WNZR6/ref=sr_1_3

What's Next! with Tiffani Bova
Smooth Sailing and the Science of Dream Teams with Mike Zani

What's Next! with Tiffani Bova

Play Episode Listen Later Nov 18, 2021 29:16


Welcome to the What's Next! podcast with Tiffani Bova.     This week I am thrilled to bring you this episode of the What's Next! Podcast with Mike Zani. Mike is the CEO of The Predictive Index, a talent optimization platform that uses over 60 years of proven science and software to help businesses, design high-performing teams and cultures, make objective hiring decisions, and inspire greatness in people. Its 8,000+ clients include Bain Capital, Blue Cross Blue Shield, DoorDash, LVMH, Nissan, Omni Hotels, and VMware. Mike is also the co-founder and partner at Phoenix Strategy Investments, a private investment fund and an avid sailor–he was the coach of the 1996 US Olympic Team. He holds a BS from Brown University and an MBA from Harvard Business School. I am so excited to bring you this episode of the What's Next! Podcast with Mike Zani!     THIS EPISODE IS PERFECT FOR… for leaders, managers, entrepreneurs, remote teams, and culture builders.    TODAY'S MAIN MESSAGE… We've asked more of our workforce than ever during a period of great stress and great change. Those who have embraced change and done their part to listen and iterate along with their teams and their employees have found great success. Those who have forged ahead with blinders towards business as usual are losing out on true talent optimization.     WHAT  I  LOVE  MOST… Focusing on how we can make our workforce happier and more engaged, because that is the source of real long-term success.    Running time: 29:15     Subscribe on iTunes     Find Tiffani on social:  Facebook  Twitter  LinkedIn     Find Mike online:  LinkedIn  The Science of Dream Teams Book 

Making It Grow Minutes
Fighting the effects of "food deserts"

Making It Grow Minutes

Play Episode Listen Later Nov 17, 2021 1:00


Food Share began in Canada and has now spread across our country as the need for affordable fresh, healthy food has become more critical. Food deserts affect many rural or inner-city areas, and with the pandemic, all these problems have been exacerbated. Thanks the U S C school of Medicine, a grant from Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and a cadre of local volunteers, people in many areas can get a small or large box of fresh, healthy food every two weeks. Two persons involved came to Sumter recently to explain how citizens with chronic health problems can make improvements to their lives using this program -- and we fixed a delicious, healthy meal from a Food share box. If you'd like to see that episode, go to mig.org and watch the Nov. ninth show.

Michigan's Big Show
Dr. Jim Grant, Chief Medical Officer at Blue Cross Blue Shield of Michigan

Michigan's Big Show

Play Episode Listen Later Nov 16, 2021 9:02


SPOTLIGHT Radio Network
Dr. Jim Grant, Chief Medical Officer at Blue Cross Blue Shield of Michigan

SPOTLIGHT Radio Network

Play Episode Listen Later Nov 16, 2021 9:02


Becker’s Payer Issues Podcast
Dr. Mitchell Fogel, Senior Medical Director of Provider Transformation and National Accounts at Horizon Blue Cross Blue Shield of New Jersey

Becker’s Payer Issues Podcast

Play Episode Listen Later Nov 15, 2021 16:04


Dr. Mitchell Fogel, Senior Medical Director of Provider Transformation and National Accounts at Horizon Blue Cross Blue Shield of New Jersey, joined the podcast to talk about the pilot programs his organization has with health systems to improve access to care and the patient experience.

The Practice of Therapy Podcast with Gordon Brewer
Accepting Insurance and Third-Party Payors In Your Private Practice | TPOT 204

The Practice of Therapy Podcast with Gordon Brewer

Play Episode Listen Later Nov 15, 2021 43:14


In this episode, I talk about some of the myths and misperceptions people have about being on insurance panels. I delve into this topic and let you know what I've learned about it from my insurance-based practice. First, I speak about the stigma around accepting insurance in private practice. If you accept insurance, you are just as valid and can be just as successful as private practice owners who are cash-based. Tune in as talk about the pros and cons of insurance panels, why I chose to be insurance-based, and where to start when you decide to accept insurance. The Stigma Around Accepting Insurance In Private Practice Many people are curious about accepting insurance and if they should or not. There is no correct answer. If you start to delve into your mindset and think about it all, it might just be something that you should consider doing. When you look at all that is out there, there are so many great resources around building a private practice. It seems like most people are encouraging cash-pay. There seems to be a little bit of a stigma against having an insurance-based practice. Many people say that you don't want to be controlled by insurance companies. If therapists don't have a cash-based practice, they're second-class citizens for being an insurance-based practice. I don't agree with that at all! In fact, my success comes from being insurance-based. The Pros and Cons of Being An Insurance-Based Practice There are a lot of pros and cons to being on insurance panels. Certainly, one of the cons of being insurance-based is that you've got to have more systems and processes in place. You've got to do more work on the front end to get prepared for insurance. You need specific systems when you start accepting third-party payors and being reimbursed by insurance companies for your services. The biggest con is that there is some work on the front end of being insurance-based. The pros for being insurance-based are that you've got a built-in referral source by being on insurance panels. I would say at least half the people that we find are from their insurance. In other words, they checked with their insurance provider first to see who would accept their insurance in the area. When making an appointment with us, people ask, how much does it cost? Plus, they ask if we accept insurance. That's why I wanted to be an insurance-based practice. People depend on their insurance, and I want to help those people. Ready To Accept Insurance? What To Do First Where do you start? Research your area to find out which are which insurance panels are the most prevalent. In my area, most people have Blue Cross Blue Shield health insurance. Another thing to research is looking at significant employers in the area. Then, check which insurance those companies use. Next, use that data to decide which insurance companies you want to be paneled with. Another thing to note is that when an insurance company offers you a contract, that's negotiable! Make sure to negotiate what rate you will accept. Systems and Processes Around Filing Insurance Claims Figure out your systems and your processes around filing insurance claims. If you're on insurance panels, you need a traditional way to send claims off. The best way I know to do that is through an electronic health record system. TherapyNotes helps my practice with this. It's a few clicks of a button to get your insurance claims sent to the insurance companies to be reimbursed. For the most part, insurance companies have a pretty quick turnaround for electronic health claim submissions. Within a week of sending off the claim, we are getting paid. There's a myth that you have to wait a long time to get paid from insurance companies – that's not true! So, make sure you have a way to submit claims and make it as automated as possible. Cash-Based and Insurance-Based Private Practices If you're not ready to be entirely reliant on insurance, there's a hybrid option! You can have a mix of cash-paying clients and clients that use insurance. Give people a choice on whether or not they want to pay for therapy through a third-party payor. Remember to set your full fee at a reasonable place; your fee needs to be your FULL fee. The insurance company will pay you what they pay you. Then, you write off the difference between the full fee and the contract rate. If they choose not to use insurance, you can offer a sliding scale based on family income. We don't go and check their income; instead, we go on the honor system. Ensure that the lowest rate on your sliding scale fee schedule is in the ballpark of your average reimbursement rate from insurance companies. If you want more tips about deciding to panel with 3rd-party payors, check out this FREE webinar coming up: https://practiceoftherapy.com/insurancepractice.   Being transparent… Some of the resources below use affiliate links which simply means we receive a commission if you purchase using the links, at no extra cost to you. Thanks for using the links! Resources Use the promo code "GORDON" to get 2 months of Therapy Notes free. Blueprint Health: First month free with promo code TPOTPODCAST Free Webinar | November 19th @ 1 PM EST | Managed Care Finances for Therapy Practice Apply For My Focus Group [Starts November 2021] Using Google Workspace As A Practice Platform Course Get Your Copy of The Full Focus Planner   Join the Google Workspace for Therapists Users Group Follow @PracticeofTherapy on Instagram Meet Gordon Brewer, MEd, LMFT Gordon is the person behind The Practice of Therapy Podcast & Blog. He is also President and Founder of Kingsport Counseling Associates, PLLC. He is a therapist, consultant, business mentor, trainer, and writer. PLEASE Subscribe to The Practice of Therapy Podcast wherever you listen to it. Follow us on Twitter @therapistlearn, and Pinterest, “Like” us on Facebook.

Get INTUIT with Gila- a podcast about Intuitive Eating and Personal Growth.
Paige Smathers, Fellow RD and Intuitive Eating Counselor Values Aligned Living and Practicing

Get INTUIT with Gila- a podcast about Intuitive Eating and Personal Growth.

Play Episode Listen Later Nov 10, 2021 62:49


Paige and I cover so much ground in this episode. We started off by speaking about where she lives - In Salt Lake City, Utah. I actually never met anyone that lived so that was an interesting place to start. Paige shares her story of leaving the Mormon faith and how, in many ways, that trauma can inform some of the way she practices. That, to me, is so interesting. I find that so many things overlap with Intuitive Eating. For some people - leaving diet culture - is like leaving so much of their identity. Paige has a unique philosophy when it comes to Intuitive Eating and someone who uses social media to promote their business. I specifically wanted to interview her after she announced that she will no longer be doing her very success podcast, Nutrition Matters. I couldn't believe that someone would voluntarily decide to do that. She explains in the podcast that when it didn't feel good anymore, she stopped. She wasn't just in it for the downloads, for the money and to fuel her ego. I respect this perspective so much and I feel Paige has so much to share about aligned based living. Check out the episode here on Youtube or on IGTV. If you want to hear the audio - download the podcast wherever you listen to podcasts! Paige Smathers is a registered dietitian nutritionist in private practice whose work revolves around helping people heal their relationships with food and their body. She specializes in eating disorders, chronic dieting, digestive health and the intersection of mindfulness and nutrition. She is the owner of Positive Nutrition®, which provides individual nutrition therapy and online courses for individuals, and mentorship and coaching for professionals. You can contact Paige at paige@positive-nutrition.com. Thank you for being here! If you liked this episode, please like, subscribe and share it with people who can benefit from this information! Don't forget to leave a 5 star rating on Apple Podcast so more people can find this podcast. If you are ready to make peace with food, check out my website www.gilaglassberg.com. You can sign up for a free 20 minute consultation to make sure we are a good fit! I accept some insurances (Aetna, Cigna, Blue Cross Blue Shield, Emblem and United Health Care only the Empire Plan). -Gila Glassberg, MS, RDN, CDN, Certified Intuitive Eating Counselor If you are ready to make peace with food and never say diet again, check out my website www.gilaglassberg.com and apply for a free 20 minute clarity call. I look forward to hearing from you! https://gilaglassberg.com/scheduling/If you'd like to learn more about what I do, follow me on Instagram @gila.glassberg.intuitiveRD and my podcast, Get INTUIT with Gila. --- This episode is sponsored by · Anchor: The easiest way to make a podcast. https://anchor.fm/app

Your Turn with Mike Causey
Last chance to blow $2,000

Your Turn with Mike Causey

Play Episode Listen Later Nov 10, 2021 54:54


Federal workers and retirees have little time to miss another deadline and lose, as in overpay up to $2,000, on next year's health premiums. All they have to do to ensure loser status for insurance premiums is nothing. Ignore open season (which runs through Dec. 13). Stay in the same health plan you've belonged to since the Carter administration. Don't even consider leaving the high or standard option of your favorite plan since Friends or the Fresh Prince of Belair topped the TV charts. Most private sector companies offer minimum choices, minimum premium sharing and zero help to workers during their open seasons. Not Uncle Sam. When it comes to a helping health plan hand, the federal government can't be beat. The Office of Personnel Management offers an excellent website which helps workers navigate the various plans, options and premiums. Most agencies now offer (free to employees) the Consumer Checkbook guide to federal health plans. Its long-time editor Walton Francis sorts out the best deal for workers, retirees or survivor annuitants. You can check to see if your doctor is in network and find out other things that should be a factor in deciding on your 2022 health plan. To kick off open season, Walt Francis will be my guest today on Your Turn. He'll answer questions and give you a checklist of what to do during this open season. That will include things like health plans that offer HSAs (health savings accounts) for employees. Some of them who have been in HSA plan for years now have accounts of $50.000.

The History of Computing
Getting Fit With Fitbit

The History of Computing

Play Episode Listen Later Nov 5, 2021 16:18


Fitbit was founded in 2007, originally as Healthy Metrics Research, Inc, by James Park and Eric Friedman. They had a goal to bring fitness trackers to market. They didn't invent the pedometer and in fact wanted to go far further. That prize goes to Abraham-Louis Perrelet of Switzerland in 1780 or possibly back to da Vinci. And there are stories of calculating the distance armies moved using various mechanisms that used automations based on steps or the spinning of wagon wheels. The era of wearables arguably began in 1953 when the transistor radio showed up and Akio Morita and Masaru Ibuka started Sony. People started to get accustomed to carrying around technology. 1961 and Claude Shannon and Edward Thorp build a small computer to time when balls would land in roulette. Which they put in a shoe. Meanwhile sensors that could detect motion and the other chips to essentially create a small computer in a watch-sized package were coming down in price. Apple had already released the Nike+iPod Sports Kit the year before, with a little sensor that went in my running shoes. And Fitbit capitalized on an exploding market for tracking fitness. Apple effectively proved the concept was ready for higher end customers. But remember that while the iPod was incredibly popular at the time, what about everyone else? Park and Friedman raised $400,000 on the idea in a pre-seed round and built a prototype. No, it wasn't actually a wearable, it was a bunch of sensors in a wooden box. That enabled them to shop around for more investors to actually finish a marketable device. By 2008 they were ready to take the idea to TechCrunch 50 and Tim O'Reilly and other panelists from TechCrunch loved it. And they picked up a whopping 2,000 pre-release orders. Only problem is they weren't exactly ready to take that kind of volume. So they toured suppliers around Asia for months and worked overtime in hotel rooms fixing design and architecture issues. And in 2009 they were finally ready and took 25,000 orders, shipping about one fifth of them. That device was called the Fitbit Tracker and took on a goal of 10,000 steps that became a popular goal in Japan in the 1960s. It's a little money-clip sized device with just one button that shows the status towards that 10,000 step goal. And once synchronized we could not only see tons of information about how many calories we burned and other statistics but we could also see Those first orders were sold directly through the web site. The next batch would be much different, going through Best Buy. The margins selling directly were much better and so they needed to tune those production lines. They went to four stores, then ten times that, then 15 times that. They announced the Fitbit Ultra in 2011. Here we got a screen that showed a clock but also came with a stopwatch. That would evolve into the Fitbit One in 2012. Bluetooth now allowed us to sync with our phones. That original device would over time evolve to the Zip and then the Inspire Clip. They grew fast in those first few years and enjoyed a large swathe of the market initially, but any time one vendor proves a market others are quick to fast-follow. The Nike Fuelband came along in 2012. There were also dozens of cheap $15 knock-offs in stores like Fry's. But those didn't have nearly as awesome an experience. A simple experience was the Fitbit Flex, released in 2013. The Fitbit could now be worn on the wrist. It looked more like the original tracker but a little smaller so it could slide in and out of a wristband. It could vibrate so could wake us up and remind us to get up and move. And the Fitbit Force came out that year, which could scroll through information on the screen, like our current step count. But that got some bad press for the nickel used on the device so the Charge came out the next year, doing much of the same stuff. And here we see the price slowly going up from below a hundred dollars to $130 as new models with better accelerometers came along. In 2014 they released a mobile app for all the major mobile platforms that allowed us to track devices through Bluetooth and opened up a ton of options to show other people our information. Chuck Schumer was concerned about privacy but the options for fitness tracking were about to explode in the other direction, becoming even less private. That's the same year the LG G Watch came out, sporting a Qualcomm Snapdragon chip. The ocean was getting redder and devices were becoming more like miniature computers that happened to do tracking as well. After Android Wear was released in 2014, now called Wear OS, the ocean was bound to get much, much redder. And yet, they continued to grow and thrive. They did an IPO, or Initial Public Offering, in 2015 on the back of selling over 21 million devices. They were ready to reach a larger market. Devices were now in stores like Walmart and Target, and they had badges. It was an era of gamification and they were one of the best in the market at that. Walk enough steps to have circumnavigated the sun? There's a badge for that. Walk the distance of the Nile? There's a badge for that. Do a round trip to the moon and back? Yup, there's a badge for that as well. And we could add friends in the app. Now we could compete to see who got more steps on the day. And of course some people cheated. Once I was wearing a Fitbit on my wrist I got 60,000 steps one day as I painted the kitchen. So we sometimes didn't even mean to cheat. And an ecosystem had sprung up around Fitbit. Like Fitstar, a personal training coach, which got acquired by Fitbit and rebranded as Fitbit Coach. 2015 was also when the Apple Watch was released. The Apple Watch added many of the same features like badges and similar statistics. By then there were models of the Fitbit that could show who was calling our phone or display a text message we got. And that was certainly part of the Wear OS for of Android. But those other devices were more expensive and Fitbit was still able to own the less expensive part of the market and spend on R&D to still compete at the higher end. They were flush with cash by 2016 so while selling 22 million more devices, they bought Coin and Pebble that year, taking in technology developed through crowdfunding sources and helping mass market it. That's the same year we got the Fitbit Alta, effectively merging the Charge and Alta and we got HR models of some devices, which stands for Heart Rate. Yup, they could now track that too. They bought Vector Watch SRL in 2017, the same year they released the Ionic smartwatch, based somewhat on the technology acquired from Pebble. But the stock took a nosedive, and the market capitalization was cut in half. They added weather to the Ionic and merged that tech with that from the Blaze, released the year before. Here, we see technology changing quickly - Pebble was merged with Blaze but Wear OS from Google and Watch OS from Apple were forcing changes all the faster. The apps on other platforms were a clear gap as were the sensors baked into so many different integrated circuit packages. But Fitbit could still compete. In 2018 they released a cheaper version of the smartwatch called the Versa. They also released an API that allowed for a considerable amount of third party development, as well as Fitbit OS 3. They also bought Twine Health in 2018 Partnered with Adidas in 2018 for the ionic. Partnered with Blue Cross Blue Shield to reduce insurance rates 2018 released the Charge 3 with oxygen saturation sensors and a 40% larger screen than the Charge 2. From there the products got even more difficult to keep track of, as they poked at every different corner of the market. The Inspire, Inspire HR, Versa 2, Versa Lite, Charge 4, Versa 3, Sense, Inspire 2, Luxe. I wasn't sure if they were going to figure out the killer device or not when Fitbit was acquired by Google in 2021. And that's where their story ends and the story of the ubiquitous ecosystem of Google begins. Maybe they continue with their own kernels or maybe they're moving all of their devices to WearOS. Maybe Google figures out how to pull together all of their home automation and personal tracking devices into one compelling offer. Now they get to compete with Amazon who now has the Halo to help attack the bottom of the market. Or maybe Google leaves the Fitbit team alone to do what they do. Fitbit has sold over 100 million devices and sports well over 25 million active users. The Apple Watch surpassed that number and blew right past it. WearOS lives in a much more distributed environment where companies like Asus, Samsung, and LG sell products but it appears to have a similar installation base. And it's a market still growing and likely looking for a leader, as it's easy to imagine a day when most people have a smart watch. But the world has certainly changed since Mark Weiser was the Chief Technologist at the famed Xerox Palo Alto Research Center, or Xerox Parc in 1988 when he coined the term "ubiquitous computing.” Technology hadn't entered every aspect of our lives at the time like it has now. The team at Fitbit didn't invent wearables. George Atwood invented them in 1783. That was mostly pulleys and mechanics. Per V. Brüel first commercialized the piezoelectric accelerometer in 1943. It certainly took a long time to get packaged into an integrated circuit and from there it took plenty of time to end up on my belt loop. But from there it took less than a few years to go on my wrist and then once there were apps for all the things true innovation came way faster. Because it turns out that once we open up a bunch of APIs, we have no idea the amazing things people use with what then go from devices to platforms. But none of that would have happened had Fitbit not helped prove the market was ready for Weiser's ubiquitous computing. And now we get to wrestle with the fallout while innovation is moving even faster. Because telemetry is the opposite of privacy. And if we forget to protect just one of those API endpoints, like not implementing rate throttling or messing up the permissions, or leaving a micro-service open to all the things, we can certainly end up telling the world all about things. Because the world is watching, whether we think we're important enough to watch or not.

The Paul W. Smith Show
Dan Loepp ~ The Paul W. Smith Show

The Paul W. Smith Show

Play Episode Listen Later Nov 5, 2021 7:40


November 5, 2021 ~ The President & CEO of Blue Cross Blue Shield of Michigan talks to Paul about the insurance company's commitment to making the community a better place to live work and play and that includes supporting the parade.

Becker’s Payer Issues Podcast
Shara McClure, Divisional Senior Vice PResident of Texas Health Care Delivery for BlueCross BlueShield of Texas

Becker’s Payer Issues Podcast

Play Episode Listen Later Nov 5, 2021 19:44


Shara McClure, Divisional Senior Vice President of Texas Health Care Delivery for BlueCross BlueShield of Texas, joined the podcast to talk about her career journey, growing membership and how COVID-19 is affecting insurers.

AM Springfield Hour by Hour Podcast
November 3, 2021 - 7 a.m.

AM Springfield Hour by Hour Podcast

Play Episode Listen Later Nov 3, 2021 60:17


Springfield Clinic chief medical officer Dr. Kenneth Sagins discusses the medical landscape and that its providers are still serving their patients even with difficulties in coming to an agreement with Blue Cross Blue Shield, and Zach Defrates and Paul Layton visit ahead of the Junior Blues' home games on Friday and Saturday.  See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

New England Weekend
ABCD's "Hoop Dreams" Returns to TD Garden, and Medicare Enrollment 101

New England Weekend

Play Episode Listen Later Oct 30, 2021 35:20


It's time to hit the parquet for a great cause! ABCD - Action Boston Community Development - is holding another round of its "Hoop Dreams" fundraiser on November 2 at TD Garden in Boston. John Drew, the President and CEO of ABCD, joins Nichole to talk about the event and the many other ways they help those in need around Greater Boston, especially with heating assistance leading up to a winter that's expected to be especially chilly. Eddie Walker, Blue Cross Blue Shield of Massachusetts' Vice President of Medicare product, talks with Nichole about the process to enroll for Medicare. We're in the enrollment period right now, and Eddie has some tips and tricks to make sure your enrollment goes as smoothly as possible.

Real Estate Investing With Jay Conner, The Private Money Authority
Interest Rates When Using Life Policy As Collateral with Sarry Ibrahim & Jay Conner

Real Estate Investing With Jay Conner, The Private Money Authority

Play Episode Listen Later Oct 29, 2021 2:34


How much interest rates can you gain when you borrow money from your policy using the bank on yourself concept? Sarry Ibrahim is a financial planner and member of the Bank On Yourself Organization. The Bank On Yourself Concept is a financial strategy that helps real estate investors, business owners, and full-time employees grow safe and predictable wealth regardless of market conditions. Sarry started his financial services journey when he was in grad school completing his MBA. He worked for companies like Allstate, Blue Cross Blue Shield, Cigna Healthspring, and Human before founding Financial Asset Protection, a financial services firm that focuses on one sole concept; the Bank On Yourself Concept, also known as the Infinite Banking Concept. For more valuable information click on this link and watch the complete episode: https://youtu.be/yWiqfNToyp4 - “Bank On Yourself: The Infinite Way Of Banking with Sarry Ibrahim & Jay Conner, The Private Money Authority” Real Estate Cashflow Conference: https://www.jayconner.com/learnrealestate/ Free Webinar: http://bit.ly/jaymoneypodcast Jay Conner is a proven real estate investment leader. Without using his own money or credit, Jay maximizes creative methods to buy and sell properties with profits averaging $64,000 per deal. What is Real Estate Investing? Live Cashflow Conference https://youtu.be/QyeBbDOF4wo The Conner Marketing Group Inc.P.O. Box 1276, Morehead City, NC USA 28557 P 252-808-2927F 252-240-2504 Channel https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCZfl6O7pRhyX5R-rRuSnK6w https://www.youtube.com/c/RealEstateInvestingWithJayConner RSS Feed http://realestateinvestingdeals.mypodcastworld.com/rss2.xml Google Play https://play.google.com/music/listen#/ps/Ihrzsai7jo7awj2e7nhhwfsv47y iTunes: https://itunes.apple.com/ca/podcast/real-estate-investing-minus-bank-flipping-houses-foreclosure/id1377723034 Watch on ROKU: Roku https://my.roku.com/add/realestateinvestingRoku https://my.roku.com/add/realestateinvesting Watch on Amazon Prime: https://www.amazon.com/How-Locate-Real-Estate-Deals/dp/B07M9WNZR6/ref=sr_1_3

Real Estate Investing With Jay Conner, The Private Money Authority
How Much Can You Borrow In Your Life Policy with Sarry Ibrahim & Jay Conner

Real Estate Investing With Jay Conner, The Private Money Authority

Play Episode Listen Later Oct 29, 2021 2:54


Sarry Ibrahim is a financial planner and member of the Bank On Yourself Organization. The Bank On Yourself Concept is a financial strategy that helps real estate investors, business owners, and full-time employees grow safe and predictable wealth regardless of market conditions. Sarry Ibrahim explains how much money you can borrow in your life policy while using the infinite banking concept. Sarry started his financial services journey when he was in grad school completing his MBA. He worked for companies like Allstate, Blue Cross Blue Shield, Cigna Healthspring, and Human before founding Financial Asset Protection, a financial services firm that focuses on one sole concept; the Bank On Yourself Concept, also known as the Infinite Banking Concept. For more valuable information click on this link and watch the complete episode: https://youtu.be/yWiqfNToyp4 - “Bank On Yourself: The Infinite Way Of Banking with Sarry Ibrahim & Jay Conner, The Private Money Authority Real Estate Cashflow Conference: https://www.jayconner.com/learnrealestate/ Free Webinar: http://bit.ly/jaymoneypodcast Jay Conner is a proven real estate investment leader. Without using his own money or credit, Jay maximizes creative methods to buy and sell properties with profits averaging $64,000 per deal. What is Real Estate Investing? Live Cashflow Conference https://youtu.be/QyeBbDOF4wo The Conner Marketing Group Inc.P.O. Box 1276, Morehead City, NC USA 28557 P 252-808-2927F 252-240-2504 Channel https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCZfl6O7pRhyX5R-rRuSnK6w https://www.youtube.com/c/RealEstateInvestingWithJayConner RSS Feed http://realestateinvestingdeals.mypodcastworld.com/rss2.xml Google Play https://play.google.com/music/listen#/ps/Ihrzsai7jo7awj2e7nhhwfsv47y iTunes: https://itunes.apple.com/ca/podcast/real-estate-investing-minus-bank-flipping-houses-foreclosure/id1377723034 Watch on ROKU: Roku https://my.roku.com/add/realestateinvestingRoku https://my.roku.com/add/realestateinvesting Watch on Amazon Prime: https://www.amazon.com/How-Locate-Real-Estate-Deals/dp/B07M9WNZR6/ref=sr_1_3

Real Estate Investing With Jay Conner, The Private Money Authority
How Much Can You Borrow In Your Life Policy with Sarry Ibrahim & Jay Conner

Real Estate Investing With Jay Conner, The Private Money Authority

Play Episode Listen Later Oct 29, 2021 2:54


Sarry Ibrahim is a financial planner and member of the Bank On Yourself Organization. The Bank On Yourself Concept is a financial strategy that helps real estate investors, business owners, and full-time employees grow safe and predictable wealth regardless of market conditions. Sarry Ibrahim explains how much money you can borrow in your life policy while using the infinite banking concept. Sarry started his financial services journey when he was in grad school completing his MBA. He worked for companies like Allstate, Blue Cross Blue Shield, Cigna Healthspring, and Human before founding Financial Asset Protection, a financial services firm that focuses on one sole concept; the Bank On Yourself Concept, also known as the Infinite Banking Concept. For more valuable information click on this link and watch the complete episode: https://youtu.be/yWiqfNToyp4 - “Bank On Yourself: The Infinite Way Of Banking with Sarry Ibrahim & Jay Conner, The Private Money Authority Real Estate Cashflow Conference: https://www.jayconner.com/learnrealestate/ Free Webinar: http://bit.ly/jaymoneypodcast Jay Conner is a proven real estate investment leader. Without using his own money or credit, Jay maximizes creative methods to buy and sell properties with profits averaging $64,000 per deal. What is Real Estate Investing? Live Cashflow Conference https://youtu.be/QyeBbDOF4wo The Conner Marketing Group Inc.P.O. Box 1276, Morehead City, NC USA 28557 P 252-808-2927F 252-240-2504 Channel https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCZfl6O7pRhyX5R-rRuSnK6w https://www.youtube.com/c/RealEstateInvestingWithJayConner RSS Feed http://realestateinvestingdeals.mypodcastworld.com/rss2.xml Google Play https://play.google.com/music/listen#/ps/Ihrzsai7jo7awj2e7nhhwfsv47y iTunes: https://itunes.apple.com/ca/podcast/real-estate-investing-minus-bank-flipping-houses-foreclosure/id1377723034 Watch on ROKU: Roku https://my.roku.com/add/realestateinvestingRoku https://my.roku.com/add/realestateinvesting Watch on Amazon Prime: https://www.amazon.com/How-Locate-Real-Estate-Deals/dp/B07M9WNZR6/ref=sr_1_3

Real Estate Investing With Jay Conner, The Private Money Authority
Infinite Banking Concept Can Help Real Estate Investors with Sarry Ibrahim & Jay Conner

Real Estate Investing With Jay Conner, The Private Money Authority

Play Episode Listen Later Oct 29, 2021 1:28


The Bank On Yourself Concept is a financial strategy that helps real estate investors, business owners, and full-time employees grow safe and predictable wealth regardless of market conditions. Sarry Ibrahim is a financial planner and member of the Bank On Yourself Organization. He started this journey when he was in grad school completing his MBA. He worked for companies like Allstate, Blue Cross Blue Shield, Cigna Healthspring, and Human before founding Financial Asset Protection, a financial services firm that focuses on one sole concept; the Bank On Yourself Concept, also known as the Infinite Banking Concept. For more valuable information click on this link and watch the complete episode: https://youtu.be/yWiqfNToyp4 - “Bank On Yourself: The Infinite Way Of Banking with Sarry Ibrahim & Jay Conner, The Private Money Authority” Real Estate Cashflow Conference: https://www.jayconner.com/learnrealestate/ Free Webinar: http://bit.ly/jaymoneypodcast Jay Conner is a proven real estate investment leader. Without using his own money or credit, Jay maximizes creative methods to buy and sell properties with profits averaging $64,000 per deal. What is Real Estate Investing? Live Cashflow Conference https://youtu.be/QyeBbDOF4wo The Conner Marketing Group Inc.P.O. Box 1276, Morehead City, NC USA 28557 P 252-808-2927F 252-240-2504 Channel https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCZfl6O7pRhyX5R-rRuSnK6w https://www.youtube.com/c/RealEstateInvestingWithJayConner RSS Feed http://realestateinvestingdeals.mypodcastworld.com/rss2.xml Google Play https://play.google.com/music/listen#/ps/Ihrzsai7jo7awj2e7nhhwfsv47y iTunes: https://itunes.apple.com/ca/podcast/real-estate-investing-minus-bank-flipping-houses-foreclosure/id1377723034 Watch on ROKU: Roku https://my.roku.com/add/realestateinvestingRoku https://my.roku.com/add/realestateinvesting Watch on Amazon Prime: https://www.amazon.com/How-Locate-Real-Estate-Deals/dp/B07M9WNZR6/ref=sr_1_3

Real Estate Investing With Jay Conner, The Private Money Authority
Benefits Of Infinite Banking Concept with Sarry Ibrahim & Jay Conner, The Private Money Authority

Real Estate Investing With Jay Conner, The Private Money Authority

Play Episode Listen Later Oct 29, 2021 3:11


In this short video, Sarry Ibrahim guest of Jay Conner shares the benefits of the Bank On Yourself Concept aka Infinite Banking. He also adds information on how it can solve real estate investors’ problems such as how to find funding for their deals. The Bank On Yourself Concept is a financial strategy that helps real estate investors, business owners, and full-time employees grow safe and predictable wealth regardless of market conditions. Sarry Ibrahim is a financial planner and member of the Bank On Yourself Organization. He started this journey when he was in grad school completing his MBA. He worked for companies like Allstate, Blue Cross Blue Shield, Cigna Healthspring, and Human before founding Financial Asset Protection, a financial services firm that focuses on one sole concept; the Bank On Yourself concept, also known as the Infinite Banking Concept. For more valuable information click on this link and watch the complete episode: https://youtu.be/yWiqfNToyp4 - “Bank On Yourself: The Infinite Way Of Banking with Sarry Ibrahim & Jay Conner, The Private Money Authority” Real Estate Cashflow Conference: https://www.jayconner.com/learnrealestate/ Free Webinar: http://bit.ly/jaymoneypodcast Jay Conner is a proven real estate investment leader. Without using his own money or credit, Jay maximizes creative methods to buy and sell properties with profits averaging $64,000 per deal. What is Real Estate Investing? Live Cashflow Conference https://youtu.be/QyeBbDOF4wo The Conner Marketing Group Inc.P.O. Box 1276, Morehead City, NC USA 28557 P 252-808-2927F 252-240-2504 Channel https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCZfl6O7pRhyX5R-rRuSnK6w https://www.youtube.com/c/RealEstateInvestingWithJayConner RSS Feed http://realestateinvestingdeals.mypodcastworld.com/rss2.xml Google Play https://play.google.com/music/listen#/ps/Ihrzsai7jo7awj2e7nhhwfsv47y iTunes: https://itunes.apple.com/ca/podcast/real-estate-investing-minus-bank-flipping-houses-foreclosure/id1377723034 Watch on ROKU: Roku https://my.roku.com/add/realestateinvestingRoku https://my.roku.com/add/realestateinvesting Watch on Amazon Prime: https://www.amazon.com/How-Locate-Real-Estate-Deals/dp/B07M9WNZR6/ref=sr_1_3

The Commercial Break
EP116: Just Over Here Soaking It All In!

The Commercial Break

Play Episode Listen Later Oct 29, 2021 64:33


Superfan Big Will The Champ calls into hotline to share a video of another famous podcaster saying the TCB catch phrase "Best To You!". Bryan and Krissy debate wether they are being imitated or if "Best To You!" is phrase making it's rounds in the lexicon. Then Bryan recalls a TCB bit that mysteriously made it to Howard Stern Show (Spoiler....clearly Stern is NOT listening to TCB!). Then the gang talk about cults in their many forms. Gyms, diet fads, churches, yoga studios and other ways we get sucked in. Finally, the gang review some of the fitness fads from the 1980's. LINKS:Want a TCB limited edition collectible sticker? Each series sticker is limited and first come, first serve. Click HERE to find out how!Send us show ideas, comments, questions  or hate mail by texting us or leaving a voicemail at 1-661-Best-2-Yo (1.661.237.8296)Watch Us on YouTubeTCB Live On Fireside AppAll Sponsor Codes & Links Get A Free DOZEN Tamales From Texas Lone Star Tamales (Use Code TCB at Checkout)Streamlight Lending By SunTrust Bank (Use Code TCB for additional interest savings)BeachBound is beach focused vacation travel planning agency...online!Special Thanks:Special Thanks To Moon Cheese For The Snacks! Use Code TCB For 15% Off Moon Cheese Products...Click HereSpecial Thanks To Project Pollo Our Vegan Burgers!Studio Snacks Provided By Siete Chips! (Try The Fuego Flavor!)Castbox is the TCB publishing partner . Download The App Here!New Episodes on Tuesdays and now Fridays everywhere you listen to podcasts!1-(661)-BEST-2-YO  |  (1-661-237-8296)

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Relentless Health Value
EP343: What Provider Leadership Teams Need to Know to Operationalize Value-Based Care, With David Carmouche, MD

Relentless Health Value

Play Episode Listen Later Oct 28, 2021 30:10


Most people who have been in the healthcare industry for a while have heard by now the metaphor about the two canoes. Provider organizations or health systems with some of their payments coming from a fee-for-service (FFS) payment model and some of them coming from value-based arrangements have the challenge of one foot in the FFS canoe and one foot in the value-based canoe. They're probably going through a lot of metaphorical pants is the main takeaway that often comes to mind for me. But wardrobe malfunctions aside, this is a really difficult organizational challenge. That's what I'm talking about in this healthcare podcast with Dr. David Carmouche: how to deal with the operational challenges, the cultural challenges, maybe even (very arguably) the generational challenges here. Top line (very top line), to succeed in value-based care, you gotta have three things aligned: The payment model, the construct of the contract. No kidding, you have to have value-based contracts to succeed in value-based care. The big problem here—which is not to be underestimated—is that there are some areas of the country where it's really tough to find somebody, or enough somebodies, willing to offer a capitated, prospective value-based contract. That would be really frustrating to want to go forward (if you're a provider) in a value-based way but to not have a willing payer partner and/or employer partner to do so. So please step up, payers, policy makers, and employers in those areas of the country. But the construct of the value-based contracts can also not be overlooked. Toward the end of this interview, Dr. Carmouche gets into the different results that were achieved between two patient populations: one served by a Medicare Advantage (MA) plan and one in an MSSP (Medicare Shared Savings Program) model. So, the same provider network, the same environment, same geography, same number of lives, different payment model. Stick around for that part of the conversation. It's pretty eye-opening. The second of the three things to be aligned to be successful in value-based care are physician/administrative incentives and the employment models. Seriously, who is thinking that anyone's gonna succeed managing downstream risk when the physicians making the decisions about downstream services used are bonused by how much downstream costs they can drive and everyone is eating what they kill? If culture eats strategy for breakfast, incentives eat culture for lunch, as they say. Leadership skills. Leaders who are going to succeed in a world moving from FFS to VBC have to be mission driven toward that cause. They have to be strategic enough in their approach to take potential short-term revenue hits in pursuit of the longer-term goal—even the medium-term goal, honestly, if you think about the whole context of what's going on here. Leaders also need the skill and aptitude to pull off the change management and adjustments to the organizational culture that are needed. Staffs and teams really need systematic support. Value-based care is a team sport, and teams require leadership. Here's one example of where not having great leadership trickles down to bad results: If nurses or social workers or, in general, people of color or women in an organization feel demeaned or not valued by a critical mass of those in power—and maybe here I mean physicians or other physicians that they work with—then patient safety scores diminish and quality goes down. There's enough studies on the impact of having and not having psychological safety that it's getting harder to dispute what I just said. And if this environment becomes as toxic as the stories that you read about often enough, that's on the C-suite to fix. If the C-suite has value-based aspirations, that C-suite really might want to reprioritize their to-do lists. So, think about stuff like this because toxic environments make consistently delivering high-value care and satisfied patients difficult at best for many reasons. Here's a timely side note: I heard someone say the other day that in light of the pandemic and the FFS inpatient and outpatient volume fluctuations that plummeted and rose at various points during the pandemic, compounded with Medicare FFS rates that some institutions claim are not profitable or profitable enough … someone said that, given these factors, the best way to de-risk is to take on more risk. That's interesting to think about on a number of levels. In this healthcare podcast, as I mentioned, I'm talking about all this and more with Dr. David Carmouche. Dr. Carmouche was recently the executive vice president of value-based care and network operations at Ochsner, which is a very big integrated delivery network in Louisiana. You heard it here first, folks, but Dr. Carmouche will take on a new role in November 2021. He will oversee Walmart's expanding clinical care offerings and operations, including Walmart Health MeMD and its social determinants of health line of business. Here's a quote from the announcement about Dr. Carmouche's move that I thought was interesting: “Connecting with patients in more places and creating a seamless, personalized patient experience is a crucial component in the new healthcare environment, and a space where Ochsner—as well as retail leaders like Walmart—will continue to invest.” Dr. Carmouche has been on this podcast before (EP316 and AEE15), so if you'd like to hear more from him, go back and listen to those two shows.   Also, if you're looking for another episode that digs into the importance of leadership, listen to the one two weeks ago with Gary Campbell (EP341).   You can learn more by visiting Dr. Carmouche's LinkedIn page or by reading From Competition to Collaboration by Tracy Duberman and Robert Sachs.  David Carmouche, MD, views healthcare from three distinct perspectives: as a physician provider, an executive for an insurance company, and as a leader in a health system. Specifically, he built a large, multidisciplinary internal medicine and preventive cardiology practice in Louisiana; served as the chief medical officer for Blue Cross Blue Shield of Louisiana; and has a triad of responsibilities with Ochsner Health, the largest nonprofit academic healthcare system in the Gulf South. He was promoted to serve as executive vice president of value-based care and network operations in addition to his duties as president of the Ochsner Health Network and executive director of the Ochsner Accountable Care Network. He is known as an expert in value-based care. He led one of the top 15 performing accountable care organizations in the United States, managing billions in care spend and generating millions in year-over-year shared savings. Dr. Carmouche earned a bachelor's degree from Tulane University and a medical degree from Louisiana State University School of Medicine in New Orleans. He completed his residency in internal medicine at the University of Alabama at Birmingham. 06:31 How do you operationally deal with conflicting FFS and VBC processes? 07:23 “It's pretty clear in Medicare that our strategy in the future … is one of value.” 11:31 “I think a bigger challenge, though, is that in many markets, there are just no opportunities to have experienced value-based care.” 13:18 “How do we engage in collaborative relationships that would allow us to move into value?” 14:01 “No one wants to rush through their day in a series of seven-minute visits.” 15:53 “In a fee-for-service environment … you're forced to bring people into the office to create an encounter who don't necessarily need to be there.” 19:22 “We haven't really changed how we select and train physicians … in the last hundred years.” 20:32 “We, as physicians, were taught to be accountable for outcomes; and we create probably an unnecessary and unfair burden on ourselves.” 21:30 “In the value-based care world, a physician does have to recast themselves as part of a team.” 22:30 “It is an enormous cultural shift … but ultimately, it's one that the facts … mandate.” 26:58 “You have to have a compelling vision and belief that value-based care offers benefits to all of the actors in the healthcare ecosystem.” 27:24 “You have to be able to communicate effectively across sectors.” 27:43 “You have to have courage.” 28:29 What are the leadership skills required to make value-based care work? You can learn more by visiting Dr. Carmouche's LinkedIn page or by reading From Competition to Collaboration by Tracy Duberman and Robert Sachs.  @CarmoucheMd discusses #vbc on our #healthcarepodcast. #healthcare #podcast #digitalhealth #valuebasedcare How do you operationally deal with conflicting FFS and VBC processes? @CarmoucheMd discusses #vbc on our #healthcarepodcast. #healthcare #podcast #digitalhealth #valuebasedcare “It's pretty clear in Medicare that our strategy in the future … is one of value.” @CarmoucheMd discusses #vbc on our #healthcarepodcast. #healthcare #podcast #digitalhealth #valuebasedcare “I think a bigger challenge, though, is that in many markets, there are just no opportunities to have experienced value-based care.” @CarmoucheMd discusses #vbc on our #healthcarepodcast. #healthcare #podcast #digitalhealth #valuebasedcare “How do we engage in collaborative relationships that would allow us to move into value?” @CarmoucheMd discusses #vbc on our #healthcarepodcast. #healthcare #podcast #digitalhealth #valuebasedcare “No one wants to rush through their day in a series of seven-minute visits.” @CarmoucheMd discusses #vbc on our #healthcarepodcast. #healthcare #podcast #digitalhealth #valuebasedcare “In a fee-for-service environment … you're forced to bring people into the office to create an encounter who don't necessarily need to be there.” @CarmoucheMd discusses #vbc on our #healthcarepodcast. #healthcare #podcast #digitalhealth #valuebasedcare “We haven't really changed how we select and train physicians … in the last hundred years.” @CarmoucheMd discusses #vbc on our #healthcarepodcast. #healthcare #podcast #digitalhealth #valuebasedcare “We, as physicians, were taught to be accountable for outcomes; and we create probably an unnecessary and unfair burden on ourselves.” @CarmoucheMd discusses #vbc on our #healthcarepodcast. #healthcare #podcast #digitalhealth #valuebasedcare “In the value-based care world, a physician does have to recast themselves as part of a team.” @CarmoucheMd discusses #vbc on our #healthcarepodcast. #healthcare #podcast #digitalhealth #valuebasedcare “It is an enormous cultural shift … but ultimately, it's one that the facts … mandate.” @CarmoucheMd discusses #vbc on our #healthcarepodcast. #healthcare #podcast #digitalhealth #valuebasedcare “You have to have a compelling vision and belief that value-based care offers benefits to all of the actors in the healthcare ecosystem.” @CarmoucheMd discusses #vbc on our #healthcarepodcast. #healthcare #podcast #digitalhealth #valuebasedcare “You have to be able to communicate effectively across all platforms.” @CarmoucheMd discusses #vbc on our #healthcarepodcast. #healthcare #podcast #digitalhealth #valuebasedcare What are the leadership skills required to make value-based care work? @CarmoucheMd discusses #vbc on our #healthcarepodcast. #healthcare #podcast #digitalhealth #valuebasedcare Recent past interviews: Click a guest's name for their latest RHV episode! Christin Deacon, Gary Campbell, Kristin Begley, David Contorno (AEE17), David Contorno (EP339), Nikki King, Olivia Webb, Brandon Weber, Stacey Richter (INBW30), Brian Klepper (AEE16), Brian Klepper (EP335), Sunita Desai, Care Plans vs Real World (EP333), Dr Tony DiGioia, Al Lewis, John Marchica, Joe Connolly, Marshall Allen, Andrew Eye, Naomi Fried, Dr Rishi Wadhera, Dr Mai Pham, Nicole Bradberry and Kelly Conroy, Lee Lewis, Dr Arshad Rahim, Dr Monica Lypson, Dr Rich Klasco, Dr David Carmouche (AEE15)

Becker’s Healthcare Podcast
Dr. Darren Wethers, Vice President of Clinical Operations at BlueCross BlueShield of Arizona

Becker’s Healthcare Podcast

Play Episode Listen Later Oct 27, 2021 16:05


This episode features Dr. Darren Wethers, Vice President of Clinical Operations at BlueCross BlueShield of Arizona. Here, he discusses growing membership from government payers and how COVID-19 has transformed the field.

Real Estate Investing With Jay Conner, The Private Money Authority
The Bank On Yourself Concept with Sarry Ibrahim & Jay Conner, The Private Money Authority

Real Estate Investing With Jay Conner, The Private Money Authority

Play Episode Listen Later Oct 27, 2021 4:16


The Bank On Yourself Concept is a financial strategy that helps real estate investors, business owners, and full-time employees grow safe and predictable wealth regardless of market conditions. Sarry Ibrahim is a financial planner and member of the Bank On Yourself Organization. He started this journey when he was in grad school completing his MBA. He worked for companies like Allstate, Blue Cross Blue Shield, Cigna Healthspring, and Human before founding Financial Asset Protection, a financial services firm that focuses on one sole concept; the Bank On Yourself Concept, also known as the Infinite Banking Concept. For more valuable information click on this link and watch the complete episode: https://youtu.be/yWiqfNToyp4 - “Bank On Yourself: The Infinite Way Of Banking with Sarry Ibrahim & Jay Conner, The Private Money Authority” Real Estate Cashflow Conference: https://www.jayconner.com/learnrealestate/ Free Webinar: http://bit.ly/jaymoneypodcast Jay Conner is a proven real estate investment leader. Without using his own money or credit, Jay maximizes creative methods to buy and sell properties with profits averaging $64,000 per deal. What is Real Estate Investing? Live Cashflow Conference https://youtu.be/QyeBbDOF4wo The Conner Marketing Group Inc.P.O. Box 1276, Morehead City, NC USA 28557 P 252-808-2927F 252-240-2504 Channel https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCZfl6O7pRhyX5R-rRuSnK6w https://www.youtube.com/c/RealEstateInvestingWithJayConner RSS Feed http://realestateinvestingdeals.mypodcastworld.com/rss2.xml Google Play https://play.google.com/music/listen#/ps/Ihrzsai7jo7awj2e7nhhwfsv47y iTunes: https://itunes.apple.com/ca/podcast/real-estate-investing-minus-bank-flipping-houses-foreclosure/id1377723034 Watch on ROKU: Roku https://my.roku.com/add/realestateinvestingRoku https://my.roku.com/add/realestateinvesting Watch on Amazon Prime: https://www.amazon.com/How-Locate-Real-Estate-Deals/dp/B07M9WNZR6/ref=sr_1_3

Becker’s Payer Issues Podcast
Vijay Venkatesan, VP and Chief Analytics Officer at Horizon Blue Cross Blue Shield of New Jersey

Becker’s Payer Issues Podcast

Play Episode Listen Later Oct 27, 2021 15:24


Vijay Venkatesan, VP and Chief Analytics Officer at Horizon Blue Cross Blue Shield of New Jersey, joined the podcast to talk about automation, healthcare data and the workforce of the future.

Real Estate Investing With Jay Conner, The Private Money Authority
Sarry Ibrahim's Financial Service Journey with Jay Conner, The Private Money Authority

Real Estate Investing With Jay Conner, The Private Money Authority

Play Episode Listen Later Oct 27, 2021 2:59


Sarry Ibrahim is a financial planner and member of the Bank On Yourself Organization. Sarry helps real estate investors, business owners, and full-time employees grow safe and predictable wealth regardless of market conditions using a financial strategy that has been around for over 160 years. Sarry started this journey when he was in grad school completing his MBA. He worked for companies like Allstate, Blue Cross Blue Shield, Cigna Healthspring, and Human before founding Financial Asset Protection, a financial services firm that focuses on one sole concept; the Bank On Yourself Concept, also known as the Infinite Banking Concept. For more valuable information click on this link and watch the complete episode: https://youtu.be/yWiqfNToyp4 - “Bank On Yourself: The Infinite Way Of Banking with Sarry Ibrahim & Jay Conner, The Private Money Authority” Real Estate Cashflow Conference: https://www.jayconner.com/learnrealestate/ Free Webinar: http://bit.ly/jaymoneypodcast Jay Conner is a proven real estate investment leader. Without using his own money or credit, Jay maximizes creative methods to buy and sell properties with profits averaging $64,000 per deal. What is Real Estate Investing? Live Cashflow Conference https://youtu.be/QyeBbDOF4wo The Conner Marketing Group Inc.P.O. Box 1276, Morehead City, NC USA 28557 P 252-808-2927F 252-240-2504 Channel https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCZfl6O7pRhyX5R-rRuSnK6w https://www.youtube.com/c/RealEstateInvestingWithJayConner RSS Feed http://realestateinvestingdeals.mypodcastworld.com/rss2.xml Google Play https://play.google.com/music/listen#/ps/Ihrzsai7jo7awj2e7nhhwfsv47y iTunes: https://itunes.apple.com/ca/podcast/real-estate-investing-minus-bank-flipping-houses-foreclosure/id1377723034 Watch on ROKU: Roku https://my.roku.com/add/realestateinvestingRoku https://my.roku.com/add/realestateinvesting Watch on Amazon Prime: https://www.amazon.com/How-Locate-Real-Estate-Deals/dp/B07M9WNZR6/ref=sr_1_3

Bright Spots in Healthcare Podcast
Banner Health, BCBSSC and SCAN Drive Engagement with Behavior-Focused Care

Bright Spots in Healthcare Podcast

Play Episode Listen Later Oct 22, 2021 60:26


Our panel of experts from Banner Health, BlueCross BlueShield of South Carolina, SCAN Health Plan and other leading healthcare organizations share case studies and best practices for engaging consumers in decision-making and behavior change to improve health outcomes. Find out why a human-centric approach may help persuade consumers to actively participate in their healthcare. Learn how AI technology and behavior science principles can improve health delivery by pinpointing the underlying psychological, environmental, and economic drivers and barriers behind people's health decisions.    Panelists: William (Tripp) Jennings MD, FACEP, Vice President, Clinical Innovation Officer, BlueCross BlueShield of South Carolina Alexandra Morehouse, Chief Marketing Officer, Banner Health Eve Gelb, Senior Vice President, Member & Community Health, SCAN Health Plan Shai Levi, Co-Founder, and COO, Medorion Technologies Andrea Wallace, Manager, Product Development, Business Lab, Emergent Holdings This episode of Bright Spots in Healthcare is sponsored by Medorion Technologies Medorion aims to help organizations manage the entire process of health management more efficiently, and take strides that will change medical behavior across entire populations and improve the lives of millions of individuals. Medorion's behavioral intelligence software provides health insurers with an in-depth understanding of members and their concerns, enhancing health plans in all areas pertaining to human behavior. Utilizing behavior-based insights, the Medorion EBR™ platform enables payors to personalize and automate one-on-one member conversations at scale, based on health decision barriers. Medorion's SaaS facilitating proactive interactions that improve health delivery and financial outcomes.

Growth Amplifiers
Sharpen your Message & Make your Words Matter - Podcast

Growth Amplifiers

Play Episode Listen Later Oct 21, 2021 31:50


Seeking more ways to Amplify Your Business? Take our free Amplified Assessment to see how your business stacks up and receive tips to improve your score at: https://growthamplifiers.com/amplified Joel Schwartzberg is a leadership communications coach whose clients include American Express, Blue Cross Blue Shield, State Farm Insurance, the Brennan Center for Justice, and Comedy Central. He is the senior director of strategic and executive communications for a major national nonprofit and previously held senior-level communication and editorial positions with Time Inc., PBS, and Nickelodeon. Schwartzberg's articles on effective communication have appeared in Fast Company, Harvard Business Review, and Toastmaster magazine, and he's a sought-after business and communications podcast guest and conference speaker. He is the author of Get to the Point! Sharpen Your Message and Make Your Words Matter, which Seth Godin calls “a manifesto for giving talks that make a difference,” and The Language of Leadership: How to Engage and Inspire Your Team (Berrett-Koehler Publishers; July 13, 2021), which Kevin Eikenberry says “will make your communication more purposeful, meaningful, and inspirational.” Learn more at joelschwartzberg.net. What You'll Learn: THE IDEA: If you're in a leadership role today, you surely didn't get there by accident. You have vision. You're confident. And you're ready to offer support and lightning-quick responses. But if you don't effectively communicate these qualities to your people, how will they know you embody them? Frankly, they won't. THE WHY: Despite leaders giving themselves gold stars in communication, only 13% of U.S. employees say their leaders communicate well, according to Gallup research. And that's a colossal problem: 93% of workers surveyed by the Brunswick Group report that “leadership that communicates directly and transparently” is what keeps them on the job, bested only by pay and the ability to move up. THE ACTION: You'll learn 3 simple words that quickly reveal if you're getting your point across Learn more at joelschwartzberg.net

Case Interview Preparation & Management Consulting | Strategy | Critical Thinking
411: How Data Science Could Boost Your Workforce (with Mike Zani)

Case Interview Preparation & Management Consulting | Strategy | Critical Thinking

Play Episode Listen Later Oct 13, 2021 49:23


Welcome to an episode with Mike Zani. Get Mike's new book here: https://amzn.to/3kskiBp Mike Zani is the CEO of The Predictive Index, a platform that is dedicated to talent optimization using over 60 years of proven science and software. They help businesses in creating high-performing teams, making objective hiring decisions, and inspiring greatness in people. They have 8,000+ clients that includes Bain Capital, Blue Cross Blue Shield, DoorDash, LVMH, Nissan, Omni Hotels, and VMware. In this episode, Mike talks about building effective teams, preparing companies for the future of work, developing strategies for long-term success, and more. THE SCIENCE OF DREAM TEAMS: How Talent Optimization Can Drive Engagement, Productivity, and Happinessby Mike Zani. https://amzn.to/3kskiBp Enjoying our podcast? Get access to sample advanced training episodes here: www.firmsconsulting.com/promo We use affiliate links whenever possible (if you purchase items listed above using our affiliate links, we will get a bonus).

Claim the Stage: A Public Speaking Podcast for Women
Ep 192 Are You Using the Language of Leadership? With Joel Schwartzberg

Claim the Stage: A Public Speaking Podcast for Women

Play Episode Listen Later Oct 13, 2021 40:18


If you want to get back to basics and have a refresher course on the fundamentals of communication, speaking, and leadership, this episode is for you. My guest today is Joel Schwartzberg. You may remember him from one of our most popular episodes, How to Make a Point That Sticks. Joel is a leadership communications coach and author and today he brings his tips to help you create a "language of leadership." Joel's key message: "The most powerful tool you have as a leader—to inform, engage, and inspire—is your voice. Yet all too often, our words fall flat; we get caught in our head, fail to truly understand our audience, or simply flub the landing. But it's our words and awareness of their impact that make the difference between simply managing teams and inspiring them to do their best work. " We discuss: Why some women come across as aggressive if they are straight forward The importance of gender neutral language Ideas around what to do if you are interrupted in a meeting and how to deal with that Why leaders need to focus their communication on inspiration, not just information The importance of shifting language from merely sharing problems to solving them Do's and don'ts for conveying empathy and hope Easy ways leaders can improve the effectiveness of meetings through communication The three simple words that quickly reveal if you're getting your point across or not More about Joel: Joel Schwartzberg is a leadership communications coach whose clients include American Express, Blue Cross Blue Shield, State Farm Insurance, the Brennan Center for Justice, and Comedy Central. Joel's articles on effective communication have appeared in Fast Company, Harvard Business Review, and Toastmaster magazine. He is the author of Get to the Point! Sharpen Your Message and Make Your Words Matter, which Seth Godin calls “a manifesto for giving talks that make a difference,” and The Language of Leadership: How to Engage and Inspire Your Team, which Kevin Eikenberry says “will make your communication more purposeful, meaningful, and inspirational.” Learn more about Joel and his coaching practice here. Get Joel's new book, The Language of Leadership Want to improve your public speaking skills and check out a Speaker Sisterhood club as a guest? Your first meeting is free and all clubs are meeting online. Find the club that works for you here. --- This episode is sponsored by · Anchor: The easiest way to make a podcast. https://anchor.fm/app

No Limits Selling
Rick Barrera on Becoming Essential To Your Clients

No Limits Selling

Play Episode Listen Later Oct 12, 2021 26:51


Rick Barrera is known as the Revenue Accelerator for the work he does with entrepreneurs, small businesses and enterprise organizations to smooth the on-ramp and make them easier to do business with. He believes that you can generate any level of revenue you choose, whenever you choose to generate it.     Rick worked with Dave Zerfoss, CEO at Husqvarna to take the company from 29 million dollars to half a billion in just over 10 years. Rick is frequently called upon to turn around troubled companies, returning them to robust profitability. He has personally started many companies including a seed company, newspaper delivery, babysitting, landscaping, photo studio, restaurant, vitamin company, sales and customer service training, concierge services, financial services, real estate, an online training company and a professional speaking firm. He is currently engaged with two M&A companies doing consolidations in two different industries. His current passion project is PartnerHere.com, an online marketplace enabling entrepreneurs to find business partners and resources...without cash. His goal is to build the world's largest online community for entrepreneurs of every stripe. As you will soon learn, he believes that entrepreneurship is the solution to many of the issues that we face as individuals, families and as a global community.   Rick is also the Head of Faculty for the Center for Heart Led Leadership in Denver, Colorado where he works with SEAL Team leaders, world class mountain climbers, Fortune 500 CEO's, journalists, actors and astronauts to teach We Before Me, relationship focused leadership, to the next generation of leaders. His client list numbers in the thousands and includes Abbott Labs, American Airlines, Ameriprise, AT&T, AutoCrib, AutoZone, Bayer, Black and Decker, Blue Cross Blue Shield, Caterpillar, Chevron, Cigna, Conoco, Dairy Queen, eBay, EMC, Fidelity, Ford Motor Company, Four Seasons Hotels, GE, GlaxoSmithKline, Hallmark Cards, Harley-Davidson, Hilton, Honda, Honeywell, HP, Husqvarna, IBM, Intel, Intuit, John Hancock, Johnson Controls, Kaiser, Lenovo, Les Schwab Tires, Lexus, Marriott, Merrill Lynch, Monsanto, Nissan, REMAX, Ritz-Carlton, Time Warner, Verizon, Volvo, Weyerhaeuser and Wells Fargo. Rick is a well-known business thought leader having written 8 books on leadership, branding, customer service, sales, and personal development including two best-sellers, Non-Manipulative Selling & Overpromise and Overdeliver.   Contact Rick: Website Company Website LinkedIn YouTube Instagram

Aging in Style with Lori Williams
059. Everything you always wanted to know about Medicare

Aging in Style with Lori Williams

Play Episode Listen Later Oct 8, 2021 46:48


“Does Medicare cover assisted living?” is a common question Lori Williams gets as a senior living professional. Since Medicare functions as health insurance and doesn't cover senior living, she welcomes an expert back to the show to share what it does cover. You'll get a simple overview of the Medicare puzzle from June Kim, a community relations specialist with BlueCross BlueShield of Texas. With Medicare enrollment October 15 through December 7, it's a great time to learn - though it's always helpful to understand what you're getting into! She'll answer common questions like: ·What is Medicare Part A, B, C and D? · What's a Medicare supplement? What about Medicare Advantage? · I'm still employed - should I enroll in Medicare? · How much does it cost? · Where do I enroll? If you need to learn the basics of Medicare or just need a refresher, this is a great place to start. Plus, you'll also be aware of what changes are coming. Takeaways from this episode: -Enroll for Medicare Part A (hospital insurance) once you turn 65 - even if you're still employed. You've already paid into it, so it's free. -Only enroll in Part B when you're fully retired because your employer may already offer health insurance coverage. -You can't be on Medicare Part A and B (traditional Medicare) without a drug plan - Part D. -Medicare covers 80% of the costs, and you'll have to pay the last 20% out of pocket unless you have Medicare Supplement insurance. -Medicare Part C is an “all in one” plan run by private insurance companies. You wouldn't get Part A, B or D if you already have Medicare Advantage, nor could you get a supplement. -You must be reasonably healthy to qualify for a Medicare supplement, and costs vary according to lifestyle. The older you get, the more expensive it is. -Medicare Part C is like an HMO health insurance plan; whereas Medicare A and B are like a PPO. - If you have Medicare Part A, B and D, and supplement insurance, you can use your Medicare in all 50 states - any doctor and any hospital that takes Medicare, with little to no out-of-pocket expenses. -Choosing the plan for you comes down to many factors including network and resources. What's most important is that you understand the plan you choose. Resources mentioned in this episode: 12. Medicare 101 https://www.loriwilliams-seniorservices.com/aging-in-style-podcast/episode/794eb1c8/012-medicare-101 For more information about plans and the brochure mentioned in this episode, please visit:  www.Thinkbluetx.com https://static.wixstatic.com/media/2c62c2_5fdf7b18b96d45639040f7972bf54fc8~mv2.jpeg https://static.wixstatic.com/media/2c62c2_ea7e019a7a9a4becae1d3bbbe025e9a2~mv2.jpeg To contact June Kim: June_kim@bcbstx.com 214-783- 7901 For more detailed and up to date information please go to: www.medicare.gov   Or call at 1-800-633-4227; available 24/7 And for social security: www.ssa.gov Enroll for Medicare with Social Security: 1-800-772-1213, Monday through Friday 7 a.m. - 7 p.m. To suggest a topic, be a guest or to support the podcast please email Lori@Loriwilliams-seniorservices.com For more senior resources and to sign up to the newsletter please visit: https://www.facebook.com/LoriWilliamsSeniorServices/ https://www.instagram.com/theloriwilliams/ https://www.linkedin.com/in/theloriwilliams/ https://loriwilliams-seniorservices.com/aging-in-style-podcast/ __ Topics discussed: -Navigating Medicare -Medicare Advantage -Medicare supplement insurance -Choosing the right Medicare plan -Medicare FAQs -Medicare enrollment

Strong Suit Podcast
How He Predicts if Your Candidate Will Bomb (Recruit Rockstars 426)

Strong Suit Podcast

Play Episode Listen Later Oct 2, 2021 23:39


If you're like most leaders who hire, you've experimented with using online assessments to see if your candidates have the right stuff. You've probably also wondered how accurate they are & whether you're using them the right way. Let's find out. The Predictive Index is considered the industry leader. This talent optimization company uses behavioral, cognitive, and job assessments to make hiring & managing people more effective. Clients include AstraZeneca, Blue Cross Blue Shield, TD Bank, DocuSign, LVMH, and Omni Hotels. Mike Zani is PI's CEO. He's also Co-Founder of Phoenix Strategy Investments, a private investment fund. An avid sailor, he was a coach of the 1996 US Olympic Team. Mike recently published 'The Science of Dream Teams: How Talent Optimization Can Drive Engagement, Productivity, and Happiness' In this 20-minute conversation, Mike reveals everything you should know about using (or misusing) candidate assessments.    

Outcomes Rocket
Rethinking the Paradigm of Pharma Cost with Jay Weaver, Vice President and Chief Pharmacy Officer of Blue Cross Blue Shield of Kansas City

Outcomes Rocket

Play Episode Listen Later Sep 21, 2021 19:08


All patients should have access to affordable and highly effective therapies. In this episode of Outcomes Rocket Pharma, we are excited to feature Dr.Jay Weaver, Vice President and Chief Pharmacy Officer of Blue Cross Blue Shield of Kansas City. Dr. Jay discusses how his company increases access to healthcare and ensures patients have access to highly effective therapies. We cover the cost of having a positive medical impact without going bankrupt, working with the different stakeholders to deliver the best outcomes while lowering costs, innovation, finding curative therapies that truly change the disease burden and not just make patients feel better, and more! This is a great conversation you shouldn't miss, so please tune in! Click the link to the show notes, transcript, and resources: outcomesrocket.health

The David Knight Show
Wed 8Sep21 Fauci's Gain-of-Function Just One Aspect of Evil/Dangerous NIH Experiments

The David Knight Show

Play Episode Listen Later Sep 8, 2021 178:02


* Fauci's lies, exposed by 900 newly released pages, are not the worst thing he's done — there WAS gain-of-function but also something perhaps more sinister and dangerous* Biden's Brainstorm — he may not even know the difference between a tornado & hurricane but his Climate Change Malarkey is precisely calculated by his handlers* The federal government's National Archives (and NPR) has just labeled the Constitution, Declaration of Independence and Bill of Rights with a WARNING label for racist/sexist content* The Federal Reserve's Banana-Republic-level conflict of interest, is revealed in insider trading they don't even try to hide* More government documents show there is NO testing for variants — it's ALL FICTION* When Push Comes to Shove — here's what's coming for the unvaccinated after the mandatesTOPICS by TIMECODE2:00 National Archives and NPR have put a WARNING label (racist, sexist, etc) on Constitution, Declaration of Independence — and Bill of Rights; Turley asks how long media can survive being against half the country — ask the Soviet Union19:34 Federal Reserve officials release info about how they're profiting in the Stock Market they're artificially inflating — they aren't even ashamed of the Banana Republic corruption28:12 Megyn Kelly took her kids out of an expensive, elite boys school that was constantly asking her son if he was sure he was still a boy.  Is that happening in the “free” school your child attends?34:12 Biden's Brainstorm: He May Not Know What a Tornado Is, But Do YOU Know What His Handlers Are Pushing With “ClimateChange”? Watch the hilarious clips, but WATCH what his handlers are doing, not the bumbling stooge and his Malarkey55:56 Fauci, the Surgin' General, and the Variant Fantasy.  Yet another document from government officials telling us they're NOT TESTING for ANY variants but they KNOW it's a SURGE of “Delta”!1:10:50 New evidence proves Fauci lied about Gain Of Function.  But the evidence shows something even darker, more sinister and just as dangerous1:36:43 Vietnam: ZERO Deaths Until Vaxed, But Full Medical Martial Law Now. ZERO deaths for 18 months with 0.5% of the population vaxed.  Deaths start with vaccination. Prison camps are coming worldwide to every country unless the people stand up to it.  5 years in prison for slipping out of “quarantine” and you don't think they'll put the unvaxed in FEMA/CDC camps?1:55:51 A south Florida doctor limiting healthcare to unvaccinated AND the Idaho Public Health office & Republican Gov Little join other Republican states to bring in ringers for healthcare professionals quitting over jab mandates2:11:27 Restaurant Speakeasy: ‘20s Prohibition Comes Back With a Twist. Restaurant owner exploits loophole in the Public Health Prohibition — looks like the 2020's will be like the 1920's in regard to idiotic, useless prohibition2:37:28 The first Gay, Afro, Latino, congress(man?) wants to ban ALL air travel for unvaccinated — says unvaxed are “carrying weapons” into airports & airplanes2:40:59 Listeners' letters.  Blue Cross Blue Shield has a carrot/stick scheme to identify/coerce unvaxed.  EMS worker kicked off assignment for not being vaxed, and his replacement is killed.  How do we as Christians understand this?Find out more about the show and where you can watch it at TheDavidKnightShow.comIf you would like to support the show and our family please consider subscribing monthly here: SubscribeStar https://www.subscribestar.com/the-david-knight-showOr you can send a donation throughZelle: @DavidKnightShow@protonmail.comCash App at:  $davidknightshowBTC to:  bc1qkuec29hkuye4xse9unh7nptvu3y9qmv24vanh7Mail: David Knight POB 1323 Elgin, TX 78621

The Majority Report with Sam Seder
2651 - The Comprehensively Transformative Nature of Medicare-For-All w/ Dr. Abdul El-Sayed

The Majority Report with Sam Seder

Play Episode Listen Later Aug 12, 2021 68:49


Emma hosts Dr. Abdul El-Sayed, writer of The Incision newsletter on Substack, to discuss his recent book Medicare For All: A Citizen's Guide, that he co-authored with Dr. Micah Johnson, which explores the story of M4A through three parts: a diagnosis and history of the problem, the policy behind M4A, and the politics around it. Emma and Dr. El-Sayed first cover the general structure of our healthcare industry, with a particular focus on the roles of copays and deductibles in garnering profits for insurance companies, while also being the cause of around two-thirds of US bankruptcies, before they walk us through the history of the discourse on national health insurance. Starting with the 1900s progressive era, Abdul and Emma discuss the partnership between Baylor hospital and a local teachers union that was the blueprint for our current structure, eventually becoming Blue Cross Blue Shield, the WW2 wage freeze that initiated employer benefits, as well as the political fights for nationalized health insurance, including Truman in the 40s, Ted Kennedy's push under Nixon, and LBJ's success establishing medicare. After digging into the big adversaries for a single-payer system, looking at the lobbying groups led by doctors in the earlier 20th Century, and the coalescence around insurance agencies and big pharma as small business practices have become less and less common, Emma and Dr. El-Sayed look into the destructive capacity of the localized monopoly model under health insurance, and the drastic growth in efficiency, affordability, and prevention that we would see under a monopsony model. They round out the interview by looking at M4A's recent step into mainstream politics, and unpack the shortcomings of the contemporary arguments against it. Emma wraps up the first half by covering the devastating developments of the delta variant, the continued pushback against mask mandates, and Dan Crenshaw's frustration with election truthers. And in the Fun Half: Matt and Brandon join Emma as they chat about Mike Lindell's symposium, both the Zoom crashes and MyPillow coupon booms, and the thought process that might be behind his mass bounty to disprove his election fraud data. They also look into Tucker's victim-blaming, standing by known retaliator Andrew Cuomo as he faces controversy Fox news hosts are all too familiar with (sexual assault and hiding covid deaths), as well as Andrew Yang's attempted union between UBI's stability, and cryptocurrencies complete instability. Weston from Sacramento explores our employers' desires to get us back to work, plus, your calls and IMs! Become a member at JoinTheMajorityReport.com Subscribe to the AMQuickie newsletter here. Join the Majority Report Discord! http://majoritydiscord.com/ Get all your MR merch at our store https://shop.majorityreportradio.com/ (Merch issues and concerns can be addressed here: majorityreportstore@mirrorimage.com) You can now watch the livestream on Twitch Check out today's sponsor: BetterHelp gives you access to your own fully licensed and accredited therapist via phone, chat, or video. A lot of therapists elsewhere have long waitlists and it can take weeks or months before they can see you… But when you sign up with BetterHelp, they match you with a therapist based on your specific needs, and you'll be communicating with them in less than 24 hours. BetterHelp is giving our audience 10% off their first month when you go to https://betterhelp.com/majorityreport Support the St. Vincent Nurses today as they continue to strike for a fair contract! https://action.massnurses.org/we-stand-with-st-vincents-nurses/ Subscribe to Discourse Blog, a newsletter and website for progressive essays and related fun partly run by AM Quickie writer Jack Crosbie. https://discourseblog.com/ Subscribe to AM Quickie writer Corey Pein's podcast News from Nowhere, at https://www.patreon.com/newsfromnowhere Check out The Letterhack's upcoming Kickstarter project for his new graphic novel! https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/milagrocomic/milagro-heroe-de-las-calles Check out Matt Binder's YouTube channel! Check out The Nomiki Show live at 3 pm ET on YouTube at patreon.com/thenomikishow Check out Matt's podcast, Literary Hangover, at Patreon.com/LiteraryHangover, or on iTunes. Check out Jamie's podcast, The Antifada, at patreon.com/theantifada, on iTunes, or at twitch.tv/theantifada (streaming every Monday, Wednesday, Thursday and Friday at 7pm ET!) Follow the Majority Report crew on Twitter: @SamSeder @EmmaVigeland @MattBinder @MattLech @BF1nn @BradKAlsop Help Aamon Hawk Buy A Super Computer!