CPR shows its thanks! Our top 5 “Listening In (With Permission)” podcasts

November 20, 2018

Happy Thanksgiving!  At CPR, we are taking stock of what we are thankful for and our growing, engaged audience is top of the list.  That’s because we know if you’re tracking our work that you care deeply about improving the health care market place.  Whether you are an employer, health plan, provider, regional coalition, consultant, academic, or policymaker, we all play a role in pushing for better value together.

We’re particularly grateful to the health care experts who take time out of their busy schedule to answer Suzanne Delbanco’s phone calls and give our audience something great to tune in for on our Listening In (With Permission) podcast series.  They help shine a light on our system’s successes and failures and help us advance the functioning of our health care system.

To show our thanks, we are spotlighting the top 5 most listened-to podcasts of 2018.  Check them out as you fly or road trip home.  Happy holidays everyone.

  • Andrea Ducas on how Scorecard 2.0 helps achieve RWJF’s mission for a culture of health
    Andrea Ducas, Program Officer at the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation, and Andréa Caballero, CPR’s Program Director, discuss CPR’s “Scorecard on Payment Reform 2.0” project, jointly funded by the Laura and John Arnold Foundation and RWJF, and how the project fits within RWJF’s goal of a culture of health.
  • Mai Pham on Anthem’s goal to improve care quality through adjustments to the fee schedule
    Mai Pham, MD, Vice President of Provider Alignment Solutions at Anthem Inc., and former Chief Innovation Officer at CMMI, discusses the Medicare Physician Fee Schedule. Suzanne and Mai explore the history of the fee schedule, its repercussions across the entire health care marketplace, and what Anthem plans to do – in the long haul- to diverge from the status-quo for the sake of improving health care quality and affordability.
  • Jeff Goldsmith shares why he’s dubious about accountable care organizations
    Jeff Goldsmith, President of Health Futures, Inc and National Advisor to Navigate Health Care shares why he has long been cynical of accountable care organizations (ACOs) and discusses other market-based strategies that may more more effectively improve health care.
  • Sam Arsenault on Shatterproof’s provider rating system for substance abuse treatment
    Sam Arsenault, Direction of National Treatment Quality Initiatives at Shatterproof, discusses Shatterproof’s provider rating system intended to streamline high-value substance use disorder treatment options. Substance abuse is a critical health care area, full of misconceptions and stigma- Sam and Suzanne discuss Shatterproof’s strategy for systemic change and how employers can benefit.
  • Jeff Levin-Scherz on how we can better care for low-wage workers
    Jeff Levin-Scherz, MD, National Co-Leader of Willis Towers Watson’s Health Management Practice, and Assistant Professor at Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health contextualizes the very real decisions low-wage workers face in seeking health care services. Jeff and Suzanne discuss high-deductible health plans, how the benefit design impacts low-wage workers, and the challenge of meeting high-deductibles before their health insurance co-pays begin.


Podcast listeners- please show us your thanks by subscribing to and reviewing CPR’s podcast on iTunes or Stitcher!

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