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Health Care Rounds is a weekly podcast developed for health care leaders who are at the forefront of health care delivery and payment reform. Join Darwin Research Group founder and CEO John Marchica as he discusses the latest advancements in health care business news and policy developments, including interviews with dynamic leaders in health care. John is a veteran health care strategist and is leading ongoing research initiatives on health care delivery systems and value-based care. Health ...
 
Save more and spend less is more than just a motto for money expert Clark Howard; it’s a way of life. Clark and his crew — Team Clark — are on a mission to empower people to take control of their personal finances by providing money-saving tips, consumer advice, hot deals and economic news to help everyone achieve financial freedom. Clark is a nationally syndicated radio talk show host and a consumer reporter for television stations around the country. His podcast, The Clark Howard Show, rec ...
 
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In this episode, Ron chats with Dr. Clive Fields, Co-Founder and Chief Medical Officer at VillageMD. Here they discuss Clive’s career and how VillageMD was founded with the sole purpose of helping independent physicians succeed in the transition from fee per service to value-based care. They also look at how COVID-19 has changed the primary care la…
 
A lot of Americans opt to take social security when they are first eligible. But this can cost you a whole lot of money in the long run. Clark discusses why it is so important to delay taking social security if that is possible in your life. Kim and Joel share the Clark Stinks posted on the web and share with Clark. Submit yours to: Clark.com/Clark…
 
Stewart Gandolf, MBA Stewart Gandolf, is Chief Executive Officer of Healthcare Success, one of the nation’s leading healthcare and digital marketing agencies. Over the past 20 years, Stewart has marketed and consulted for over 1,000 healthcare clients, ranging from practices and hospitals to multi-billion dollar corporations. A frequent speaker, St…
 
Telemedicine is taking off right now. And it's actually better for your health, too. There are all sorts of positive signs in the job market. Clark talks about Hobby Lobby raising its minimum wage to $17 an hour, new job training programs, and more. Want more money advice? Sign up for Clark’s free daily newsletter! Learn more about your ad choices.…
 
Stats show that Americans who have been able to work from home during the pandemic would love to be able to continue doing so when things get back to normal. But a large number of employers are ready to bring their employees back into the office. Football is Clark's favorite sport. And he is so glad that it's back! Want more money advice? Sign up f…
 
Many Americans who can are saving more of their income. This bodes well as the economy continues to recover as the spenders will be able to meaningfully support that recovery. USPS delays are having a real impact on the delivery of important medications. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices…
 
Clark talks about what has led to the wildfires in California and what policies need to be implemented to avoid such devastation in the future. Link for a listener - Marketwatch's Best Places to Retire tool. Verizon just bought Tracfone. This will intensify the price cutting in the industry. That's great news for consumers! Learn more about your ad…
 
In this episode Ron chats with Mark Henderson Leary, an Entrepreneurial Operating System expert. Here they discuss how EOS (Entrepreneurial Operating System) works as a system of tools to help businesses run better and more efficiently. It focuses on areas such as: having all of the leadership at an organization on the same page, having a healthy a…
 
Clark talks about how the economy has changed since Covid-19 became a reality in our lives. And his wife Lane joins him to pose your questions - all of which are related to how you should navigate the financial waters given the current state of things. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices…
 
Karthik Ganesh is the CEO at EmpiRx Health, the industry’s only value-based PBM, with a clinically- focused and tech-enabled approach to bending the Rx cost curve. Prior to EmpiRx Health, Karthik was the founding operations leader of CareAllies. Karthik is a senior health care executive with a solid track record of comprehensively scaling, transfor…
 
Retailers are likely to start offering bargains earlier than normal this year. You could find some great bargains in October instead of having to wait until November! There is a used car shortage in our country which is pushing up the value of older vehicles. If you have an older car sitting around that you don't need, consider selling it. Learn mo…
 
If you need unlimited data, Mint Mobile just launched one of the best plans that is pretty inexpensive - only $30 a month when you pay up front. Check it out on their website. FedEx is going on a hiring spree ahead of the holidays. If you are looking for work, check out the job postings from FedEx. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.…
 
The stock market has started to experience some volatility - particularly in the tech sector. Clark talks about how that should impact how you invest your money. If you cannot afford to pay your rent right now, you can avoid eviction by filling out this CDC form. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices…
 
NHTSA has released a new free app that makes it easy for consumers to check for any outstanding recalls on their vehicle. Dollar store chains are starting to get more in-store traffic as a large segment of hurting consumers turn there for lower prices. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices…
 
Walmart Plus just launched with a $98 annual fee in an attempt to take market share from Amazon. The perks will include fast shipping on a lot of items - many of which you can get the same day you place the order! Kim and Joel share the Clark Stinks posted on the web and share with Clark. Submit yours to: Clark.com/ClarkStinks. Learn more about you…
 
Stefan Behrens the CEO and co-founder of GYANT. GYANT creates digital assistant for healthcare – the software helps triage, navigate, and inform patients along the continuum of care. Prior to GYANT, Stefan has had great success as an entrepreneur. As Co-Founder and COO of Invincible Brands, he oversaw the launch and development of two lifestyle bra…
 
In this episode Ron chats with Dr. Anand Mehta, Medical Director for the Flagship location for Walmart Health in Dallas, GA. Here they do a deep dive into the new Walmart Health and Wellness model. They offer Primary Care, Dental, Behavioral Health, Optical, Hearing, Labs, Imaging, and Pharmacy all in one location. Anand talks about the significanc…
 
Apple will be releasing 5G iPhones in the Fall. Don't buy an iPhone until those are released! Clark talks about the states that are having the most financial difficulty right now and how that will affect you. Taxes could go up and services could get cut. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices…
 
The Federal reserve has signaled that it won't do much to reign in inflation right now. Clark discusses what that means for your money in the near future. Savers, in particular, are getting their clocks cleaned. Some companies are putting employees under a gag order if they have symptoms of Covid. Clark is not in favor of companies adopting these s…
 
Clark talks about how the executive orders are rolling out. And will there be another stimulus package? It's likely. But it's hard to know when Congress will come to an agreement. Delta, Alaska, and American Airlines join United in dropping airline change fees & a flying car was tested successfully in Japan! Learn more about your ad choices. Visit …
 
Clark was diagnosed with prostate cancer over a decade ago. But he's in great health still. Staying healthy is important for so many reasons, and your eating habits are a major contributor to your overall health. Check out Clark.com for more info on Clark's work with the Prostate Cancer Foundation. United Airlines is permanently getting rid of tick…
 
Insurance companies are raking in the profit right now as crime is down and people are driving less. That makes this an excellent time for you to shop with multliple companies in order to score a better rate. You could save a LOT of money every year! Kim and Joel share the Clark Stinks posted on the web and share with Clark. Submit yours to: Clark.…
 
Twila Brase is President and Co-Founder of Citizens’ Council for Health Freedom (CCHF), a national patient-centered nonprofit established 25 years ago in Minnesota to support health care choices, individualized patient care and medical and genetic privacy. She is author of the eight-time award-winning book Big Brother in the Exam Room: The Dangerou…
 
The new refi fee that Clark talked about last week is being postponed until December. And borrowers who are refinancing smaller loans won't see it at all! With an influx of Covid scams, freezing your credit is more important than ever. If you haven't frozen your credit, do it soon. It's incredibly quick and free! Learn more about your ad choices. V…
 
In this episode Ron chats with Katie McCurdy, the Founder of Pictal Health. Here she discusses her journey with her own autoimmune disease and how it inspired her to create Pictal Health. Her platform enables patients to share invisible symptoms, mental health issues, and other complex health problems with their families and providers. She also tal…
 
FloodFactor.com is a great website that can help you assess your home's flood risk. And if you are at a higher risk, you can get flood insurance pretty inexpensively! There's a new way to get money to pay your tuition at for-profit schools. And no surprise, it's a rip-off too. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices…
 
IRS will stop sending tax notices for now until it clears through a backlog of mailed in returns. Charles Schwab has a new tool to help with retirement planning. In about 15 minutes you can generate a helpful retirement plan based on your own goals and the probability of funding those goals based on your age and current asset allocation. You can ch…
 
Zoom experienced a big crash this morning on the east coast of the US. Clark discusses and talks about the importance of having backup video conferencing options. The K-shaped economy is increasing the level of income inequality in the country. Clark discusses how to change your income prospects as the Covid economy continues to create real hardshi…
 
Retailers like Target are crushing it right now - in large part because they have done an incredible job with click & collect. Clark loves buying stuff and picking them up at nearby national retailers. Kim and Joel share the Clark Stinks posted on the web and share with Clark. Submit yours to: Clark.com/ClarkStinks. Learn more about your ad choices…
 
Ameet Wattamwar, PharmD, is the Director of Specialty Pharmacy for the NYU Langone Hospitals System. Prior to this role, he was Vice President of Client Strategies for PHS, AmerisourceBergen’s health system facing consulting arm where he specialized in specialty & ambulatory pharmacy development, 340b optimization, and other pharmacy centric cost s…
 
A court has just ruled that Amazon can be held responsible for faulty and unsafe good being sold on its website. Often many of the questionable items are sold by third party sellers but Clark calls on Amazon to clean things up on their site. The next stimulus bill is taking a while to put together. Clark talks about how the implementation of the re…
 
In this episode Ron chats with Dr. Amy Altman. Amy is the COO of Reliant Immune Diagnostics. Here, they dive into world of COVID-19 testing. They discuss the three different main types of testing along with the pros and cons of each, how testing has evolved throughout the pandemic, antibodies, and more. They also look at how the coronavirus is an R…
 
The stock market has fully rebounded since its collapse in the Spring. Apple just hit a $2 trillion valuation while the S&P 500 hit a new milestone as well. Leases are traditionally one year long. But landlords are becoming more flexible due to the pandemic. So if you would prefer a shorter lease or even to rent month to month, you should ask for t…
 
Mortgage refinancing just got more expensive thanks to this new fee from Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac. Apple and Google are acting more and more like a shared monopoly. Case in point, Fortnite has been pulled from both Google and Apple's store for attempting to bypass the fees they impose on sellers. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.…
 
There are some big issues with the postal service right now and it has led to a political firestorm in Washington. But Clark wants to discuss the reforms that are actually needed as the USPS has seen declines in the mail they deliver. It looks like federal student loans will continue to see payment and interest deferral for the rest of the year due…
 
Clark encourages people to look over their spending for the past month or two. Are you still spending on gym memberships or other recurring subscriptions that you aren't really using right now? Cancel them out of your life! Kim and Joel share the Clark Stinks posted on the web and share with Clark. Submit yours to: Clark.com/ClarkStinks. Learn more…
 
Brian Paradis is a senior partner with CSuite Solutions, a national strategic advisory firm. CSuite Solutions is led by former healthcare industry CEOs focused on the transition and practical strategies to move healthcare industry from “volume to value.” Previously, Paradis was president of Florida Hospital’s Central Region, a $4billion enterprise …
 
In this episode Nora Belcher, the Executive Director of the Texas e-Health Alliance, joins the show again. Here she does a deep dive into telehealth policy. Telehealth has changed significantly since her last time on the show. The COVID-19 pandemic has caused telehealth policy to change at a very rapid rate. It has also cause telehealth usage to sk…
 
With rates dropping quickly for savers, iBonds could be a great place to put some money you want liquid in order to get a better return. Some items are still hard to find at the grocery store. Clark talks about what is going on and the price inflation we're starting to see on lots of grocery items. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.…
 
The President's executive order extends federal unemployment benefits. But what will that look like on the ground in the states? Clark discusses. Boost Mobile has a new $10 a month plan! Clark talks about that and some of the other best deals right now on cell service. You could save hundreds of dollars a year. Learn more about your ad choices. Vis…
 
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