Point of Health Podcasts

About the Podcast Series:

Point of Health is a BlueCross BlueShield of Western New York free audiocast. This series keeps you updated on key topics and issues in the rapidly changing health care industry.

Each edition will feature an interview with experts on health insurance and health care, covering a variety of perspectives and providing information for listeners.

Choose a podcast below. Click on the title to listen.

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In Point of Health audiocast episode 19, " How to Stress Less this Holiday Season," BlueCross BlueShield Health and Wellness Manager, Kelly Hahl shares simple ways to reduce stress during the holidays, while staying healthy and energized.

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In Point of Health audiocast episode 18, "Putting Doctors Back into the Driver Seat," Kofi Cash, Director, Provider Engagement and Integration, BlueCross BlueShield of Western New York discusses physician burnout, value-based reimbursement and what health plans like BlueCross BlueShield are doing to better support doctors and their patients.

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In Point of Health audiocast episode 17, "Are you a Millennial? Are you Pre-Diabetic? The Answer May Surprise You," Debra Agle, Registered Dietician and Certified Dietician Nutritionist, BlueCross BlueShield of Western New York discusses the growth of diabetes and what can be done to help manage and prevent it, especially for millennials.

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Fighting the Flu

October 27, 2017

In Point of Health audiocast episode 16, "Fighting the Flu," Dr. Bonnie Sunday, Medical Director, BlueCross BlueShield of Western New York provides tips that can help lower your risk of getting sick this cold and flu season.

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In Point of Health audiocast episode 15, "Five Tips for Picking the Best Medicare Advantage Plan in 2018," Tom Sass, Director, Consumer Markets, BlueCross BlueShield of Western New York provides an overview of what to look for in a Medicare Advantage plan and how to find a plan that best meets your needs.

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In Point of Health audiocast episode 14, "Turning 65? Know Someone Turning 65? Everything you Need to Know about Medicare," Tom Sass, Director, Consumer Markets, BlueCross BlueShield of Western New York will help you understand Medicare, what it covers and how to get started.

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In Point of Health audiocast episode 13, "Increasing Costs of Health Care," Jared Gross, Senior Vice President, Enterprise Initiatives and Analytics, BlueCross BlueShield of Western New York discusses the key drivers of health care costs and what can be done to address them.

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Point of Health audiocast episode 12, "CEO Special Edition Part 2: Health Care Landscape," is the second of a two-part series with Dave Anderson, President and CEO. In episode twelve, he shares his perspective on some of the current events and issues that are taking place nationally and in local insurance markets.

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Point of Health audiocast episode 11, "CEO Special Edition Part 1: Health Insurance 101," is the first of a two-part series with Dave Anderson, President and CEO. In episode eleven, he discusses the basic fundamentals of health insurance and what the future could look like.

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Point of Health audiocast episode 10, “Defined Contribution—The Future of Employer-Based Health Insurance?” Dave Busch, Senior Vice President, Chief Sales Officer explains what defined-contribution means and how it’s benefiting employers and their insured members.

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Point of Health audiocast episode 9, “The Death of Repeal and Replace? Not So Fast” covers the latest updates on the Republican Party’s efforts to repeal and replace the Affordable Care Act, featuring comments from AJ Wright, Government Affairs Manager.

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Point of Health audiocast epsisode 8  features Cait Zulewski, Director of Community Relations for BlueCross BlueShield of Western New York and covers the importance of giving back and how a community's health is influenced through corporate social responsibility.

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Additional Resources: 
>> BlueCross BlueShield Association's Health of America Community Investment Report 


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Point of Health audiocast episode 7 features Stephen T. Swift, Executive Vice President, Chief Financial Officer of BlueCross BlueShield of Western New York and covers the rapidly escalating costs of perscription drugs and why it's a big concern.

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Additional Resources: 

>> View the BlueCross BlueShield Association's Report on Drug Costs


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Point of Health audiocast episode 6 features Donald Ingalls, Vice President, State and Federal Relations of BlueCross BlueShield of Western New York. The podcast covers the latest updates on Republican's efforts to repeal and replace the Affordable Care Act. 

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Additional Resources:

>>  Get updates and submit questions on our health care reform microsite

 


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Point of Health audiocast episode 5 features David Pizza, Managing Director of Health Care Analytics for the BlueCross BlueShield Association who discusses a recently released report that links healthy communities with healthy economies.

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Additional Resources:

>> View Moody’s "Healthy People, Healthy Economies Report”

>> Visit the Blue Cross Blue Shield Health Index (County-Level Health Measurement Tool)

 


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Point of Health audiocast episode 4 features Patricia Hunter, Behavioral Health Manager of BlueCross BlueShield of Western New York and focuses on how to address the nation's growing opioid crisis. 

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Additional Resources:

>> Office of Alcoholism and Substance Abuse Services

>> Erie County Opiate Taskforce

 


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Point of Health audiocast episode 3 features Ronald Mornelli, Senior Vice President, Chief Network Officer of BlueCross BlueShield of Western New York and covers simple ways to significantly cut your health care costs without sacrificing quality or safety. 

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Point of Health audiocast episode 2  features Donald Ingalls, Vice President, State and Federal Relations of BlueCross BlueShield of Western New York, as well as clips from a recently held panel discussion with national and local experts. 

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>> Watch the full length election update event video

 


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Point of Health audiocast episode 1 features Dr. Thomas Schenk, Senior Vice President and Chief Medical Officer of BlueCross BlueShield of Western New York.

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Check back often for more podcasts.

*Information or advice provided through this program is for informational purposes only, and should not be considered medical advice.  As with any health, fitness, or diet related issue or program, you should speak with your own doctor regarding any questions or concerns you may have.

 

 
 

 
 

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