Volume 2, Issue 24: CIRM, Largest Funder of Stem Cell Research in the US, Accelerating Research to Meet Patient Needs

Dear Colleagues: In this issue we were able to speak with Kevin McCormack, Sr. Director Public Communications & Patient Advocate Outreach, California Institute for Regenerative Medicine, the state of California’s stem cell agency. This state agency, created by the voters of California in 2004 and given $3 billion to fund stem cell

Spotlight: Kevin McCormack, Sr. Director Public Communications & Patient Advocate Outreach, California Institute for Regenerative Medicine

  About Kevin McCormack and California Institute for Regenerative Medicine (CIRM) Kevin McCormack is the communications director at the California Institute for Regenerative Medicine (CIRM), the state’s stem cell agency. CIRM was created by voters when they approved Proposition 71 in 2004, giving the agency $3 billion to fund stem cell research

NEWS IN REVIEW: Volume 2, Issue 24

Statement from FDA Commissioner Scott Gottlieb, M.D. on the FDA’s new policy steps and enforcement efforts to ensure proper oversight of stem cell therapies and regenerative medicine fda.gov – One of the most promising new fields of science and medicine is the area of cell therapies and their use in regenerative

Volume 2, Issue 23

Dear Colleagues: In this issue we were able to speak to Shakil Haroon, Founder and CEO of MPIRICA Health, a Seattle-based digital health startup demystifying healthcare quality transparency for patients and payers with an intuitive measurement of surgeon and hospital outcomes. MPIRICA Health brings patients who are in need of surgery, along

SPOTLIGHT: Shakil Haroon, Founder and CEO, MPIRICA Health

About Shakil Haroon Shakil Haroon is Founder and CEO of MPIRICA Health, a Seattle-based digital health startup. Shakil started MPIRICA with a vision to give healthcare consumers a simple and transparent insight into the surgery quality of doctors and hospitals, while creating a successful business model aligning patient, payer and provider

NEWS IN REVIEW: Volume 2, Issue 23

Am I covered abroad? Educating employees on the limits of their health insurance By Simon Stirzaker linkedin.com – Very few people think in much detail about their health when they go abroad, often failing to acknowledge that a visit to a doctor or hospital could be required. The fact is, chances of

Volume 2, Issue 22

SUBJECT LINE: Asserta Health Develops Payment Platform: medEcash℠, Stage Funds from Consumer & Health Plan  Volume 2, Issue 22   Dear Colleagues: Our website has recently undergone a renovation, causing us to postpone last month’s issue. To make up for it, we bring you a double issue. We were able to speak with leaders from

SPOTLIGHT: Korb Matosich, Co-Founder and President, Asserta Health, and Lisa Behnke, M.D., MHA, BSN, Co-Founder and Chief Medical Officer, Asserta Health

About Korb Matosich Korb Matosich is the co-founder and president of Asserta Health. Korb has an unusual depth of experience managing all sides of healthcare payment. He oversaw both Revenue Cycle Management and Payment Integrity businesses at Ingenix, now Optum, at UnitedHealth Group. He also served as the CEO of AAPC,

News in Review: Volume 2, Issue 22

Did I Produce a Catastrophic Claim or Am I a Victim of Fraud? by Michael L. Frank aquariuscapital.com – It was a sunny day on December 11, 2015 when I woke up ready for a partial hip replacement. By the end of the day, I was a catastrophic claimant... or