VOLUME 3 ISSUE 25: The Honorable Dr. David J. Shulkin, MD, ninth Secretary of the US Department of Veterans Affairs Discusses Medical Travel and his new book

Dear Colleagues, In this issue, I have the pleasure of introducing you to The Honorable Dr. David J. Shulkin, MD, ninth Secretary of the US Department of Veterans Affairs. In this interview, Dr. Shulkin gives his take on medical travel, and explains what drove him to write, "It Shouldn't Be This Hard to Serve Your Country.” This

Spotlight Interview: The Honorable Dr. David J. Shulkin, MD, ninth Secretary of the US Department of Veterans Affairs

About the Honorable David J. Shulkin, MD     The Honorable Dr. David J. Shulkin was the ninth Secretary of the US Department of Veterans Affairs.  Nominated by President Trump to serve in his Cabinet, Secretary Shulkin was confirmed by the US Senate by a vote of 100-0.  Secretary Shulkin previously served as Under Secretary

Industry News: Volume 3 Issue 25

PRESS RELEASE: LEMBO PUTS HEALTH INSURANCE MARKET ON NOTICE WITH NEW MEDICAL RFP THAT REDEFINES HEALTH CARE DYNAMIC State Comptroller Kevin Lembo announced today that his office has issued a highly competitive request for proposals (RFP) that will redefine the relationship between the state and insurance corporations hired to administer state health benefits, and potentially

VOLUME 3 ISSUE 24: RD Whitney, CEO, Validation Institute Discusses Medical Travel as a Way to Reduce Costs

Dear Colleagues, In this issue, RD Whitney, CEO of Validation Institute (VI), a membership organization made up of a network of health care vendors, health benefits advisors, and purchaser benefit managers focused on delivering better health value and stronger outcomes than conventional healthcare, describes the innovators and companies that are using

Spotlight Interview: RD Whitney, CEO, Validation Institute

About RD Whitney With 29 years in leadership at 15 companies building professional communities in 23 industries, I am putting my skills, passions and networking connections to work in a venture that can truly make a difference in the nation’s competitiveness and in people’s lives. Warren Buffett called heath care the “tapeworm” of the US economy.

Industry News: Volume 3 Issue 24

PRESS RELEASE: Echosens Releases White Paper: Addressing Risk for Cirrhosis, Liver Failure and Liver Cancer Among America’s Veterans Download “Aligning with the Veterans Administration to Battle Chronic Liver Disease” October 08, 2019 09:54 AM Eastern Daylight Time WALTHAM, Mass.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Echosens, a high-technology company offering the FibroScan family of products, today announces the release of its White Paper, “Aligning with

VOLUME 3 ISSUE 23: Lawrence Thompson & Stephen Manzelli, co-founders, Inventavis Discuss the Development of Association Health Plans Regulations and Services

Dear Colleagues, In this issue, we talk with Lawrence Thompson & Stephen Manzelli, co-founders, Inventavis, serving a wide range of customers through innovative, expert strategic guidance on a variety of business elements including new customer markets, programs, services and products for the Health plan vertical. In this exclusive interview, Thompson and Manzelli discuss the development of

Spotlight Interview: Lawrence Thompson & Stephen Manzelli, co-founders, Inventavis

About Lawrence Thompson With 40 years of success in the benefit industry, Mr. Thompson provides guidance and expertise for every engagement. His knowledge of administration, technology, compliance, plan design, reinsurance and the market make him a critical resource for our clients. Mr. Thompson has worked for major insurance carriers, the Blues, TPA’s and technology companies.

Industry News: Volume 3 Issue 23

Tennessee releases proposal to convert federal Medicaid dollars into block grant by Robert King fiercehealthcare.com – Tennessee released its proposal to the federal government to become the first state to convert Medicaid funding into a block grant. The state’s Department of Finance and Administration said in a notice Tuesday it intends to file an amendment to its Medicaid program

Volume 3 Issue 22: Katelyn O’Shaughnessy, Founder & CEO, Doctours Discusses Finding Medical Treatment Abroad with Transparent Pricing

Dear Colleagues, In this issue, we talk with Katelyn O’Shaughnessy, Founder & CEO, Doctours, to discuss how easy it can be on a patient’s mind and wallet to travel abroad for a medical procedure. O’Shaughnessy also discusses her interest in Bumrungrad International Hospital in Thailand. This issue also brings you news on the