Concordia Care Inc. Providing Risk-Transfer, Behavioral Health Solutions for Workers’ Compensation

November 30, 2017
00:0000:00

 

JosephBerardo.png

 

Joseph Berardo Jr., CEO of Concordia Care, Inc., a specialty risk-transfer, care-coordination company grounded in behavioral health sciences that provides “carve-outs” for catastrophic, complex and large loss cases joins eHealth Radio and the Health News Channel.

Listen to interview with host Eric Michaels & guest Joseph Berardo Jr. discuss the following:

  • Give us an overview of Concordia and the types of companies and organizations it services.

  • How do you describe the Pathways 2 Recovery model and the importance of its patient centric focus?
  • Please explain the Concordia distinction as a “specialty risk-transfer company” and how that capability differentiates the company in the marketplace.  

  • Explain the casualty sector and the relevance of Concordia for injuries related to workers comp.  
  • With the nation’s focus on opioid abuse, Concordia’s Pathways 2 Recovery model is positioned to provide an important solution. Tell us how the combination of behavioral health and clinical approaches advance individual recovery.

 

Joseph Berardo, Jr. has a successful track record of building progressive companies in the healthcare services marketplace, and recruiting talented, highly motivated teams to advance corporate positioning. As CEO, he guides the strategic focus of Concordia Care, Inc. to provide risk transfer solutions and coordination of care in the casualty and behavioral health marketplaces.

Under his direction, Concordia Care is leveraging its specialized capabilities in managing the most complex behavioral health challenges to create Pathways to Recovery for acute and non-acute catastrophic cases.  Berardo oversees company operations in managed behavioral health programs for commercial insurers, self-Insured companies, Medicare, Medicaid, and specialized government-sponsored programs.

Mr. Berardo also serves on the Board, and is an investor in, the Brighton Health Group as a result of Brighton’s acquisition of MagnaCare in January 2014.   He served for more than eight years as CEO of MagnaCare before transitioning to Non-Executive Chairman in January 2016.  Berardo began his tenure at MagnaCare as Vice President of Sales and Marketing in January of 2003, He took over as President in June 2005 and added the role of CEO in September 2007.  During his time at MagnaCare, he is credited with pioneering the movement to self-insurance for worker’s compensation and health benefits, guiding employers from conventional, fully-insured to self-funded health plans, as well as boosting employer and plan sponsor initiatives to offer customer-centric plan designs which better manage healthcare costs.  

His distinguished career in healthcare services began in 1990 at U.S. Healthcare, and includes subsequent leadership positions at Mount Sinai Health System, Empire Blue Cross/Blue Shield and Multiplan. Berardo has been named to the Crain’s NY Business “40 under 40,” and NJ Biz Power 50 in Health Care. Recognized as an industry thought leader, Berardo has authored numerous articles in trade and peer-reviewed publications.   

Mr. Berardo is former Chairman of the Board of Directors of the Make-A-Wish foundation of NJ and former Chairman of the Board of the Ocean Medical Center Foundation. He holds a BA in Economics from Rutgers University.

 

Concordia Care, Inc. (Concordia) is a specialty risk transfer, care-coordination company servicing insurers, government entities, self-insured plan sponsors and other managed care organizations. Through its Pathways 2 Recovery care model, Concordia aims to improve patient-centered outcomes and reduce overall cost of quality care by applying best practices in a biopsychosocial-centric approach to manage complex challenges for the group health, casualty and auto markets.  Concordia’s integrated business units include:  Concordia Behavioral Health, Concordia Group Health, Concordia Casualty and Concordia Ancillary.  Concordia holds dual accreditations from the Accreditation Association for Ambulatory Healthcare Inc. (AAAHC) and the National Committee for Quality Assurance (NCQA).

 

Concordia.png

 

Website: www.concordiacare.com

Social Media Links:
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/ConcordiaCare
Twitter: https://twitter.com/ConcordiaCare

What do I really need to keep my skin from aging?

November 20, 2017
00:0000:00

 

00943CE1-DA53-4B3E-9E13-ED9D3BAC73CE.jpg

 

Laurie Neronha an award-winning herbalist, certified Acne Specialist, licensed esthetician since 1997 and an educator for Oncology Spa Solutions joins eHealth Radio and the Health News and Skin Care Channels.

Listen to interview with host Eric Michaels & guest Laurie Neronha discuss the following:

  • Everyone ages, if we’re lucky! Walk into any department store or pharmacy and we are inundated with lotions and creams claiming to make us look younger. What kinds of skin care products or ingredients should we really be looking for?
  • What’s the difference between over the counter retinol and prescription strength Retin-A?
  • Tell us more about Vitamin C, can we get the same results by just eating Vitamin C rich foods like dark leafy greens, or strawberries?
  • What is the bottom line on sunscreen? Do we really need to wear it every day, even when its cloudy
  • Can you give us any other tips for keeping our skin looking great?

Summary: (Review, Be consistent, see a professional for guidance, Aging happens every day, self care should too.)

Since 1997 Laurie Neronha has been working full time as a licensed esthetician in Providence, RI. A longtime student of medical herbalism, aromatherapy and wellness, she has integrated her diverse knowledge into her daily work with clients.

In 2011 she became a certified Acne Specialist, and has cleared hundreds of clients of all ages with moderate to severe acne. Laurie has been quoted in multiple online and print publications, including SheKnows.com, Myhealthdaily.com, Slashedbeauty.com, Providence Journal, Rhode Island Monthly, East Side Monthly, and many others. Her television interviews have won several Pegasus Awards for content.

Currently she is a small business owner, and new recipient of the Goldman Sachs 10,000 Small Business Scholarship program. As a regional educator for Oncology Spa Solutions she travels the East Coast training other spa professionals how to safely care for clients before, during and after anti-cancer therapies.

 

oncology-spa-solutionslv3_6.png

 

Websites: OncologySpaSolutions.com | www.viriditas.skincaretherapy.net

Social Media Links:
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/providenceskin
Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/wickedgoodskin
Twitter: @ViriditasB

Wellness+, a fitness and nutrition program tailored to the chiropractic office

December 19, 2015
00:0000:00


Dr. David Below, the Founder of the successful national fitness and nutrition company, The Body Renaissance joins eHealth Radio and the Chiropractic Care, Fitness & Nutrition Channels. In October, Dr. Below launched Wellness+, a fitness and nutrition program tailored to the chiropractic office. He discusses the importance of chiropractic care, nutrition and fitness.


Listen to interview with host Eric Michaels and guest Dr. David Below discuss the following:

  • Help us understand how chiropractic care differs from other healthcare approaches and how important it is to overall health.
  • Tell us how you became inspired to launch The Body Renaissance Wellness+ Program and the advantages that the program has for Chiropractic offices and their patients?
  • How does the Wellness + Program offer solutions for them with optimum nutrition and overall wellbeing.
  • What advice can you offer our listeners that might help them improve their health and overall feeling of well-being?
  • Share your personal experiences through your years of practicing, with patient problems, trends, and concerns. 


Duration: 12:05


Dr. David Below, a fourth generation chiropractor, was raised in Cullman, Alabama. He received his chiropractic degree from the prestigious Palmer Chiropractic College and went on to complete his extensive postgraduate training in Applied Spinal Biomechanical Engineering, Spinal Biophysics. Leander/Scoliosis, Activator Methods Technique and Nutrition & Fitness.


Dr. Below has lectured extensively to international corporate and community groups, during his impressive 40-year career. He has organized seminars and workshops on the topic of chiropractic care, nutrition and wellness, since 1986. Dr. Below has been honored by Sherman College of Straight Chiropractic, Palmer Chiropractic College, and Life Chiropractic for service to the profession. He was awarded the Leadership Award from the Alabama Chiropractic Council and served as Chairman of the Alabama State Chiropractic Association, and President of the Alabama Chapter of the Palmer Chiropractic College Alumni Association. He also served as Chairman of the Olympic Medical Services Committee for the Argentinean Soccer team.


Dr. Below is the Founder of The Body Renaissance which in October 2015, launched Wellness+, as a turnkey solution for chiropractors to offer their patients access to proven and effective wellness tools that they use at home to increase the efficacy of their chiropractic care and enhance the patient - doctor connection.


Dr. Below has lived with a philosophy of wellness his entire life, even to the point of never having had a vaccination or an antibiotic. Inspired by his grandfather and father, who opened his chiropractic office in 1953, Dr. Below is proud to continue the extraordinary legacy that has been passed down through his family. His daughter and son-in-law are now part of the family legacy and continue to provide outstanding chiropractic care to the community.



Website: www.thebodyrenaissance.com

ITelagen, the One-Stop Shop for IT and EHR infrastructure

November 24, 2015
00:0000:00


John O’Keefe, CEO of ITelagen, the “One-Stop Shop” for IT and EHR infrastructure, all for a flat monthly subscription fee again joins eHealth Radio and the Health Care & Technology Channels.


Listen to interview with host Eric Michaels & guest John O’Keefe discuss the following:

  • What was the turnout like for ITelagen at the 2015 NextGen ONE User Group Meeting?
  • Was there anything of interest announced at the show?
  • Remind our listeners what ITelagen has to offer to both NextGen clients and/or practices nationwide.
  • What should prospects now be on the lookout for from ITelagen?  What’s new for 2016?


Duration: 10:48


As ITelagen’s founder and lead visionary, Mr. O'Keefe brings over 13 years of technology and help desk automation experience to the company. Mr. O’Keefe began his career as a technical analyst for one of New York’s leading technology groups. It was here that he provided strategic marketing advice to companies such as Novell, Intel and IBM, assisting them with new product offerings and positioning. In 1996, responding to his vision of help desk support automation, Mr. O'Keefe founded Fine Point Technologies where he served as CEO/CTO for 9 years and designed help desk automation systems for the world’s leading service providers including Verizon, Earthlink and Telmex. Mr. O’Keefe defied the dot-com odds and grew the company past the post dot-com era to a profitable organization with offices and customer’s worldwide.


Again in 2005, leveraging his expertise in help desk support automation technologies, Mr. O’Keefe exited Fine Point Technologies and founded ITelagen, a flat-rate IT service that leverages support automation to prevent problems before they can occur.


Having three patents-pending in various support automation technologies, Mr. O’Keefe has been featured on CNN, CNET and in numerous magazines and is recognized as an industry leader in help desk automation. Mr. O'Keefe holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Civil and Structural Engineering from the State University of New York at Buffalo and is a New York State licensed EIT. He serves as the Chairman on ITelagen’s Board of Directors and an advisor to the Board of Fine Point Technologies, Inc.



Website: www.itelagen.com

MISSION TO TEACH: The Life and Legacy of a Revolutionary Educator with Dipak Basu

May 19, 2014
00:0000:00


Dipak Basu, author of an incredibly inspiring book about his late daughter, Jhumki, entitled MISSION TO TEACH: The Life and Legacy of a Revolutionary Educator joins eHealth Radio and the Cancer Prevention and Education Channels. Jhumki passed away at age 31 of metastatic breast cancer, but not before leaving a mark on the teaching profession she so dearly loved.


playpodcast.png


Listen to interview with host Eric Michaels & guest Dipak Basu discuss the following:

  • Your daughter had such a short life but had accomplished more than people who live more than twice as long. Tell us a little about her passion for teaching and what her ultimate goals were.
  • Jhumki was passionate about providing quality education for all kids, regardless of socio-economic conditions, especially in the sciences. Where did that passion come from, do you think?
  • She had a survivor’s mentality. How did she react when she was diagnosed with cancer and when she was going through treatment? Do you think that a person’s mental outlook can affect his or her physical well-being, even for someone with such a devastating illness?
  • Do you think that her stellar accomplishments had something to do with her limited time left? Do you think she knew something that you, as her parents, did not?
  • Do you think Jhumki would be amused – and pleased – to see the admiration with which she is remembered? Your book has commentary by Dr. Jane Goodall as well as former Secretary of State Condoleeza Rice!
  • You seem to be inspired by your daughter as much as her students and colleagues were – and continue to be. How would you describe that feeling to other parents?


Duration: 15:59


Dipak Basu, engineer, philanthropist, social worker, author, has spent much of his life employing technology in humanitarian missions worldwide. In 2006, he set up Anudip Foundation, a nonprofit company dedicated to improving livelihoods of poor rural people in developing countries through training in information technology and entrepreneurship. He currently serves as Anudip’s Chairman and CEO.


In 2001 Dipak founded and served as Executive Director of NetHope, a technology alliance of the world’s largest aid agencies, applying innovative high-tech solutions to aid operations in the world’s impoverished, disaster-affected and war-torn regions.


From 1995 to 2006, Dipak held senior management positions in Product Management and Professional Services at Cisco Systems. Prior to Cisco, Dipak served as a consultant to the Government of India, developing communications solutions for the country’s steel, energy, banking and hospitality sectors.


Dipak is the recipient of the Tech Laureate award for IT in Humanity and the President’s Award from Save the Children. He is a Cisco Leadership Fellow, a Reuters Digital Vision Fellow, and a Fellow of the Institute of Electronics and Telecommunication Engineers.


In 2009, following the loss of their beloved daughter the previous year, Dipak and his wife, Radha, launched the Jhumki Basu Foundation to carry on her remarkable legacy.


Dipak's debut historical fiction novel, A Flight of Green Parrots, was published in 2004. A sequel will follow later this year.


Web Sites: www.missiontoteach.org | www.jhumkibasu.org