Tackling the New Dynamics of Patient Revenue Cycle Management in the Era of Healthcare Consumerism

December 31, 2018
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Rajesh Voddiraju, the Founder and CEO of HealthiPASS, a patient payment revenue cycle solution health IT vendor joins eHealth Radio and the Healthcare & Health News Channels.

 

Listen to interview with host Eric Michaels & guest Rajesh Voddiraju discuss the following:

  1. How has the rise of healthcare consumerism affected the healthcare revenue cycle? What revenue cycle changes and adjustments must be implemented in order to stay profitable?
  2. What role does automation play in optimizing revenue cycle management? Can you give me some examples how automation improves patient collections, reduces the cost to collect, accelerates cash flow, and improves patient relations?
  3. How are medical providers increasing price transparency? What tools/technology can medical providers use that demonstrate greater price transparency as it relates to patient empowerment on the front end and improving operating income on the back end?
  4. Many retailers offer “card-on-file” options that are typically stored within the merchant database or some other secure server accessed by the merchant which helps expedite the payment process. Do patients “want” to place a card-on-file for healthcare expenses, and what is the advantage to medical providers for incorporating this type of a policy?
  5. What are your predictions on how the healthcare revenue cycle will continue to evolve as we shift to a value based care health system? Can providers who don’t take the step to adopt revenue cycle technology expect to compete?

SUMMARY: Adopting new patient revenue cycle technology is only part of the solution to accelerate cash flow, increase operating income, and improve patient relations. Medical providers must also adopt comprehensive ongoing education and incentive programs for their staff to help optimize the deployment and ensure that the benefits and advantages of changes to workflow are understood and communicated effectively to patients. Investing in a revenue cycle solution is only the beginning!


Rajesh Voddiraju is the Founder and CEO of HealthiPASS, a patient payment revenue cycle solution health IT vendor. His most recent venture (CVM Solutions) went from idea to Inc 500/5000 Fastest Growing Private Companies in U.S., while serving over 300 Fortune 1000 clients.

Rajesh is an Investor in a chain of immediate care centers, in the Chicago area and 5 out of 8 immediate family members are practicing physicians. He has 22+ years of technology and executive management roles with a strong track record of strategic leadership spearheading the development and rollout of technology to a broad number of verticals.

Rajesh holds a BS/MS in Computer Science; management programs at UCLA and Tuck and is the recipient of several awards & honors, speaking engagements and publications.

 

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Website: www.healthipass.com

Rob Miller Of Supplement Critique Is On A Mission To Prove He’s Legit

December 30, 2018
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Rob Miller, founder of SupplementCritique.com, a supplement review portal that analyzes the effectiveness of a wide variety of supplements ranging from fat burners to pre workout supplements and everything in between joins eHealth Radio & the Health News and Supplement Channels.

 

Listen to interview with host Eric Michaels & guest Rob Miller discuss the following:

  1. So tell us a little bit about why was Supplement Critique created?
  2. What makes Supplement Critique different from the 100’s of other supplement review sites out there?
  3. How do you decide what supplement is worth reviewing, explain your process a bit for us.
  4. What types of supplements should consumers watch out for?
  5. What should someone do if they’re unsure about a supplement?

Rob Miller is the founder of Supplement Critique. He holds a certificate as an “Advanced Dietary Supplements Advisor” from a globally recognized nutrition science university, and worked at GNC as a sales rep for 3 years while in college.

Prior to starting Supplement Critique, he was a commercially rated pilot that worked as both a flight instructor and charter pilot.

Supplement Critique is a team of health experts dedicated to providing consumers with unbiased, informative, and fair reviews of a wide variety of supplements. Founded in 2011, it has quickly grown to become one of the most influential supplement review sites in the US.

What makes SupplementCritique.com different from the 1000’s of so called “supplement review sites” on the internet?

For starters, their team personally tests out a wide range of supplements and report back on their results.

No other supplement review site does this.

Additionally, Supplement Critique heavily backs up their articles with links to credible resources. These sources include medically peer reviewed studies, academic research institutions, and credible online publishers like WebMD and Healthline.

Supplement Critique also employs both a licensed pharmacist and a medical doctor to factually review their content, ensuring that it stays up to date with the latest health data available.

Lastly, unlike a wide variety of other supplement review sites, Supplement Critique does not promote their own brand of supplements.

Many of their competitors have created their own brands of supplements. Those same competitors then go on to needlessly bash competing products, all the while selling their own brands.

 

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Website: supplementcritique.com

Social Media Links:
Facebook: facebook.com/SupplementCritiqueRobMiller
Twitter: @SuppCritique

One Woman’s Spiritual Journey: A Model for Anyone Seeking Unlimited Love and Strength

December 30, 2018
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Vivianne Nantel is a 21st century mystic and spiritual guide who overcame an abusive childhood, deep depression, advanced cancer and even a brush with death by harnessing the power of yoga and her own spiritual energy joins eHealth Radio and the Personal Development Channel. Vivianne is the author of: Becoming the Light: Realize Your True Enlightened Nature.

 

Listen to interview with host Eric Michaels and guest Vivianne Nantel discuss the following:

  1. What inspired you to write this book?
  2. Can you talk about your experience with advanced breast cancer, and how you used your own mind, body, and spirit to fight it?
  3. Please talk about some of the most profound moments you experienced on your journey. How did they stay with you, and influence you?
  4. How can this book help people suffering from chronic problems, such as depression or anxiety?

Vivianne Nantel is the real deal: a 21st century mystic and spiritual guide who overcame an abusive childhood, deep depression, advanced cancer and even a brush with death by harnessing the power of yoga and her own spiritual energy. She has been with Sadhguru, the Dalai Lama, Sri Sri Ravi Shankar and Yogiraj Gurunath, and became a gifted teacher of her own.

Her new book, Becoming the Light: Realize Your True Enlightened Nature (Greenleaf Book Group Press, August 2018), chronicles her incredible story. Based in California, she’s also a humanitarian, speaker, animal advocate, vocalist and also has appeared on on various television talk shows, including Earth Advocate and Bridging Heaven and Earth.

 

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Website: viviannenantel.com

Social Media Links:
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/VivianneNantel
Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/viviannenantel
Twitter: https://twitter.com/VivianneNantel1


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Seniors, Preventing Falls and iFALLCEPT

December 29, 2018
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Laura D. Jackson, BSN, MPH and Co-Founder of iFALLCEPT, a company that has developed the first iOS app available to the public to help stop falls, a deadly killer among seniors that is often addressed to late, joins eHealth Radio and the Senior Care and Health News Channels.

 

Listen to interview with host Eric Michaels and guest Laura D. Jackson discuss the following:

  1. Tell us a little bit about your background and how it lead into creating the first in-home fall safety app in the App Store?
  2. What are the statistics surrounding falls in the home? Is it really that large of a problem?
  3. So how does iFALLCEPT work?
  4. What are some recommendations you can provide to our listeners immediately to help with fall prevention in their homes, parents, relatives or friends?
  5. Who's your target audience and what has been the experience so far?
  6. What are the advantages of this app?

Laura D Jackson as co-founder of iFALLCEPT leads outreach and public awareness on Senior falls and prevention.  Laura brings with her a Bachelor of Nursing and a Masters in Public Health. She successfully created and managed a thriving home health agency for nearly 20 years, Patient Care Services Inc (PCS).  

PCS was a certified Medicare home health agency that employed hundreds of healthcare workers including Nurses, Aides and Therapists and served thousands of patients. PCS was awarded the highest credentials from JCAHO auditors and was recognized for providing quality care to thousands of aging seniors and the disabled.

Awareness and advocacy of Seniors and their healthcare has long been Laura's passion.  

Laura found herself not only a senior advocate through her business but also found a passion through her aging parents.  Her medical background had proved invaluable many times when it came to the care her own parents received in the healthcare system.

Launching iFALLCEPT was a culmination of a long history in healthcare and her passion to continue to make a difference in seniors’ lives.  iFALLCEPT was a labor of love, but unfortunately, Laura’s father was one of the many senseless deaths due to falling. Too many of us hear too often, “after he/she fell, it was all downhill from there”.  Now that Laura is a senior herself, many of her friends have now experienced devastating falls.

Falls are a complex problem, but simple steps and simple habits can make a significant impact.  From daily exercise and medication review to your home fall risk assessment, each senior can make a difference and impact their own lives through the choices and habits they make. Smart and Healthy living comes from simple habits like an afternoon walk to regular use of products like iFALLCEPT that put the power of healthy living in your hands. Starting today brings a healthy and happy tomorrow.

 

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Website: ifallcept.com

State-Of-The-Art Facility Will Deliver Affordable, Quality Health Care to Essex County, NJ

December 26, 2018
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Dr. Avery Browne, the Medical Director of AFC Urgent Care Centers in West Orange NJ, South Plainfield NJ and Cedar Grove NJ joins eHealth Radio and the Health Care Channel. Dr. Browne is board-certified in Family Medicine and licensed to practice in New Jersey and New York.

 

Listen to interview with host Eric Michaels and guest Dr. Avery Browne discuss the following:

  1. Urgent Care centers have been around for a few years, but AFC Urgent Care is truly different. Can you explain what sets your centers apart?
  2. What are some of the things you can treat at the AFC Urgent Care centers?
  3. You say it’s less expensive than going to an ER. Can you tell us about that?
  4. Can you list some of the conditions you treat?
  5. Are there ever conditions when you should not go to an urgent care center?

Dr. Avery F. Browne, D.O. is the Medical Director of the AFC® Urgent Care Centers in West Orange and South Plainfield. He is board-certified in Family Medicine and licensed in New Jersey and New York.

Prior to joining AFC®, Dr. Browne served as an Attending Family Practice Physician at Montefiore Medical Center in the Bronx; a faculty member of the Albert Einstein College of Medicine; and a house physician at Christ Hospital in Jersey City. He currently serves as a team physician for all athletic programs at William Paterson University in Wayne, NJ; a ringside physician for USA Boxing and NY/NJ State Professional Boxing; and is a member of the NJ and NY State Athletic Commissions.

Dr. Browne completed a fellowship in Sports Medicine at the Overlook Hospital in Summit NJ. He completed his residency in Family Medicine at the University of Medicine & Dentistry of New Jersey’s School of Osteopathic Medicine in Stratford NJ where he served as Chief Resident at Barnert Hospital. Dr. Browne holds a D.O. degree from the New York College of Osteopathic Medicine, prior to which he studied biological sciences at Rutgers University and obtained a bachelor’s degree in mechanical engineering from the New Jersey Institute of Technology.

 

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Website: afcurgentcarecedargrove.com/urgent-care-center

Social Media Links:
Facebook: facebook.com/AFC-Urgent-Care-Cedar-Grove
Twitter: twitter.com/AfcCedarGrove

Why Forgiveness is the Best Christmas Gift You Can Give Yourself

December 23, 2018
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Barbara J. Hunt, the best-selling author of Forgiveness Made Easy: The revolutionary guide to moving on from your past and truly letting go joins eHealth Radio and the Emotional Health & General Health Channels.

Barbara is a forgiveness specialist, working internationally with clients 1-2-1 as well as a therapist at Vital Detox Retreats - the UK's leading physical and emotional detox retreat.

 

Listen to interview with host Eric Michaels & guest Barbara J. Hunt discuss the following:

  1. Why is forgiveness so good for our over-all health?
  2. Why do we find it so hard to forgive?
  3. What are the five biggest obstacles to forgiveness?
  4. How might forgiveness transform your listeners' experience of the holiday season?
  5. Why do you call forgiveness a latent "superpower"? What's the potential that you see?

Tip: Make forgiveness part of your weekly mental health / spiritual health practices - start by writing down a list of everyone and everything you need to forgive and then do your work!


Barbara J. Hunt is an author, facilitator, coach, and forgiveness specialist. She has many years' experience in transformational change and leadership training. Her private practice serves individuals and groups nationally and internationally, both on-line and in person. She is also one of the core team of therapists at Vital Detox, a deliberately developmental organisation and the UK's leading health retreat specialising in emotional and physical well-being.

Barbara is also a co-founder of Leading Beyond Ego - an evolutionary leadership programme offered on-line and in person. She is passionate about discovering and delivering the most effective tools and practices for conscious living, working and relating and is an advocate for global peace.

Barbara is also a singer, songwriter and musician, who has released several CD albums and single tracks and has gigged throughout the UK. She currently lives in the south west of England, UK.

 

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Websites:
www.forgivenessmadeeasy.co.uk 
www.evolutionarycoaching.co.uk 
www.leadingbeyondego.com 
www.vitaldetox.com

 

Social Media Links:
Twitter: @barbaraisha
Facebook: facebook.com/forgivenessmadeeasy


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Helping empower those suffering from chronic conditions

December 21, 2018
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Jennifer Ernst, CEO & Co-founder at Tivic Health, a bioelectronic medical device company devoted to harnessing the power of neuromodulation to help empower those suffering from chronic conditions joins eHealth Radio and the Health News Channel.

 

Listen to interview with host Eric Michaels & guest Jennifer Ernst discuss the following:

  1. Millions of people experience pain every day and many of them turn to medication for relief. Tell me about the field of microcurrent and bioelectronics and its role in pain management.
  2. What inspired you to pursue creating a bioelectronic device using microcurrent to relief sinus pain?
  3. How does ClearUP™ Sinus Pain Relief work?
  4. You recently completed a clinical trial exploring the efficacy of ClearUP™ Sinus Pain Relief, tell us about the results.
  5. When do you expect to receive FDA clearance on ClearUP™ Sinus Pain Relief and where will people be able to purchase the device?

Jennifer Ernst is CEO at Tivic HealthTM Systems Inc. in Menlo Park, CA. Her career in technology has been characterized by driving transformational technology to market. She began her career at Xerox PARC in Palo Alto, one of the world’s leading research laboratories, focused on getting technology out of the lab and into the market. She held varying roles in strategic business development, marketing and sales. Ernst holds an MBA from Santa Clara University, graduating with Honors.

For the past 15 years, Jennifer has dedicated herself to identifying and building global businesses out of cutting-edge technologies. Prior to founding Tivic Health, she served as Executive Vice President of Sales and Marketing, Chief Strategy Officer, and CEO of the US subsidiary of Thin Film Electronics. Of note, she launched early electronic labels which led to the company winning the Wall Street Innovation Award and the World Technology Award. In addition, as part of the company’s executive management, Ernst transformed the company from an 8-person R&D company to a recognized leader in printed electronics with a peak market cap of $480MM in less than 5 years.

Ernst’s ability to recognize unmet market needs led her to co-found Tivic Health in 2016 with biomedical engineer and inventor, John Claude. She recognized the potential of yet another new technology, bioelectronic medicine, and a rapidly growing segment of the projected $6.2 billion market size of the neuromodulation industry by 2020. (1) She saw the potential to help the 34MM Americans with chronic sinusitis (2) and 22 million adults who suffer from allergic rhinitis each year. (3) Whereas neuromodulation and bioelectronic medicine have historically been used in implantable devices, the team saw the potential for packaging a powerful pain relief technique into a simple-to-use handheld device. The company’s product, ClearUPTM Sinus Pain Relief, delivers sinus pain relief without pharmaceuticals or nasal flushing, addressing a significant unmet clinical need.

1. MarketsandMarkets. Neuromodulation Market by Technology (Deep Brain Stimulation, Spinal Cord Stimulation, Transcranial Magnetic Stimulation), by Application (Depression, Parkinson’s, Tinnitus, Alzheimer’s, Epilepsy, Ischemia, Obesity) - Trends & Global Forecast to 2020.Accessed August 6, 2018.

2. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Vital and Health Statistics: Prevalence of Selected Chronic Conditions: United States, 1990-92. Series 10, No. 194. Pg. 12, Table 8.

3. American College of Allergy, Asthma, and Immunology. Allergy Facts. Accessed August 11, 2018.

ClearUPTM Sinus Pain Relief is an investigational technology. Claims have not been evaluated by the FDA. This device is not currently for sale in the U.S. FDA 510 K clearance is pending.

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Website: https://tivichealth.com

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

Modern Acupuncture: Bringing Ancient Treatment to the American Masses

December 18, 2018
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Matt Hale, CEO of Modern Acupuncture, a company that has established itself as the first acupuncture franchise in the nation with a mission to bring acupuncture to the masses and make lives better across the U.S. joins eHealth Radio and the Acupuncture and Health News Channels.

 

Listen to interview with host Eric Michaels & guest Matt Hale discuss the following:

  1. What is Modern Acupuncture doing that is different and where did the idea come from?
  2. How exactly does acupuncture work in its application?
  3. What're some of the most common ailments that people see remedied with acupuncture? 
  4. In addition to traditional acupuncture, your company boasts the cosmetic benefits of acupuncture. How does that work and is that gaining popularity?
  5. How long does a patient have to wait/how many sessions do they need before they see results?
  6. The opiod epidemic is a growing issue across the country, and recently studies have pointed to acupuncture as a possible solution. How can acupuncture be effective for this?

Matt Hale is 39 years old and the Chief Executive Officer of Modern Acupuncture which is based out of Scottsdale. He double majored at the University of New Mexico with a bachelor’s degree in business management and human resources at the Anderson School of Management. While attending college, Matt played Division I golf for four years. Juggling his academics and athletic priorities taught him about time management, self-discipline and work ethic.

Matt has been involved in the health and wellness industry for over nine years. He is a founding member of the management team at The Joint Chiropractic. He spent six years as the VP of Operations where he helped open nearly 350 clinics in 26 states, as well as played a key role in taking the company public in 2014. When Matt left, in total, The Joint Chiropractic and its network of clinics were seeing over three million patients annually. He has taken this experience and opportunity to move on as one of the co-founders and CEO of Modern Acupuncture. He reports that Modern Acupuncture is seeing faster growth than what he saw at The Joint Chiropractic and predicts that there will be 100 plus clinics open by this time next year. Franchise industry analysts speculate that Modern Acupuncture is currently one of the fastest growing franchises in the nation.

 

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Website: modernacupuncture.com 

Social Media Links:
Facebook: facebook.com/MAmodernacupuncture
Twitter: @ma_modernacu


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After the Heartbreak: Tools to Heal From Life-Altering Loss

December 15, 2018
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Dr. Sherry Cormier, PhD, a psychologist, consultant and public speaker & formerly on the faculty at the University of Tennessee and West Virginia University joins eHealth Radio and the Emotional Health Channel. Her new book is called: Sweet Sorrow: Finding Enduring Wholeness After Loss and Grief.

 

Listen to interview with host Eric Michaels & guest Dr. Sherry Cormier discuss the following:

  1. In your own life, you endured a whole series of profound losses in rapid succession. Can you talk about how you survived and moved forward?
  2. There’s an interesting spiritual dimension to this book. How can considering the spirit and the afterlife help us process and understand loss?
  3. In terms of your own experience, how did what you went through inform your approach to bereavement counseling?
  4. You mention something called cancer’s “dirty little secret.” Why is cancer such a harrowing and difficult disease for caregivers to witness?
  5. What are the most important steps people, who have just lost a loved one to a long illness should take?

Sherry Cormier, PhD is a psychologist, consultant and public speaker. Formerly on the faculty at the University of Tennessee and West Virginia University, she is the author of Counseling Strategies and Interventions for Professional Helpers (Pearson Education, 9th edition) and coauthor of Interviewing and Change Strategies for Helpers (Cengage Learning, 8th edition). She has co-written and co-produced more than 50 training videos for Cengage Learning. Her new book is Sweet Sorrow: Finding Enduring Wholeness After Loss and Grief (Rowman & Littlefield).

 

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Website: www.sherrycormierauthor.com

Social Media Links:
Facebook: https://facebook.com/sweetsorrowbook
Twitter: @sweetsorrowbook


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A Journey Within with LouAnne Ludwig

December 14, 2018
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LouAnne Ludwig, author of "A Journey Within", was previously a hard driven real estate agent who found she had spiritual gifts that led to her new work in a very different field joins eHealth Radio and the Health News Channel.

 

Listen to interview with host Eric Michaels & guest LouAnne Ludwig discuss the following:

  1. What led you to write the Journey Within in this way?
  2. Can you talk about your work as an empath? Did that work play a role in your writing this book?
  3. Why did you choose to have the main protagonist in this seeker story be a boy, not a woman? Did you model the main character, Alexander, on anyone you know? What about Manuka, the monkey, or the wise man — should we see him as God?
  4. Can you discuss what you mean by turning to science as well as the Church, so to speak, in your path to finding your own Spiritual self?
  5. You allude to some more manic and humorous personal moments in your introduction. When you talk about your own life being rather crazy for a while as you went on your own spiritual journey, what do you mean by that?
  6. How should readers use the lessons set forth in each chapter of Alexander’s story?

LouAnne Ludwig was a hard-driving real estate agent who found herself called to a higher vocation by voices she didn’t understand. She embarked on a remarkable journey into metaphysical practices and spiritual growth, and then channeled her experience for others to learn from. She demonstrates how easy it is to change our lives for the better and infuse them with new meaning and balance. Her empathic practice in dream analyzing has assisted hundreds with cutting through their defenses, helping them to see exactly what they need to bring peace and harmony into their everyday lives. She lives in Southern California. Her new book is A Journey Within.

 

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Website: www.louanneludwig.com

Social Media Links:
Twitter: @LouAnneLudwig 
Facebook: @LouAnneLudwigAuthor
Instagram: @louanneludwig


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