Sg2 Perspectives

A podcast connecting you to Sg2 thought leadership…anytime, anywhere.

Sg2 Perspectives brings together Sg2 experts and health care industry thought leaders to discuss popular Sg2 publications, key event takeaways and other strategic topics keeping health system leadership teams up at night. The podcast is hosted by Trevor DaRin and Kelly Richard, and new episodes will be released every other Wednesday. Contact Trevor and Kelly anytime at Sg2Perspectives@sg2.com.

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 January 20, 2021

50: What are the Key Economic Trends Driving Insurance Coverage Payer Mix?

As the population and the economy look toward post-pandemic recovery, health systems must contend with the challenges of payer mix volatility. In this week’s episode of Sg2 Perspectives, hosts Kelly Richard and Trevor DaRin, along with Associate Principal, Brian Esser and Director, Tori Richie, discuss the economic trends driving Sg2’s 5-year Insurance Coverage Forecast.

 

We are always excited to get ideas and feedback from our listeners. You can reach us at sg2perspectives@sg2.com, find us on Twitter as @Sg2HealthCare, or visit the Sg2 company page on LinkedIn.

 January 14, 2021

49: Predictions for 2021

Last week, Sg2 Perspectives took a look back at 2020 to review the health care industry’s major learnings and how provider organizations are applying them. This week, the same expert team – Bill Woodson, Jennifer O’Connor and Henry Soch – returns to provide you with some bold predictions for the health care industry in 2021.

 

We are always excited to get ideas and feedback from our listeners. You can reach us at sg2perspectives@sg2.com, find us on Twitter as @Sg2HealthCare, or visit the Sg2 company page on LinkedIn.

 January 6, 2021

48: What We Learned in 2020

In this week’s episode, Sg2’s Bill Woodson, Jennifer O’Connor and Henry Soch discuss the health care industry’s major learnings from 2020 and how leading health care provider organizations are applying those learnings to better prepare themselves for 2021 and beyond.

 

Sg2 members can register here for our annual The Year Ahead webinar on January 13 to learn about the unavoidable forces impacting the health care industry in 2021.

 December 16, 2020

47: Academic Medical Centers Lead the Way in Novel Partnerships

COVID-19 continues to reveal existing gaps in the health care system; however, academic medical centers (AMCs) are leading the way in closing those gaps, as they increasingly turn to partnerships to serve populations with needs growing in depth and scope. In this week’s episode of Sg2 Perspectives, the Sg2 Intelligence Team’s Justin Cassidy, PhD, Director of Medicine, and Kelly Richard, Associate Principal, discuss the critical role of partnerships for AMCs as they evolve care delivery in the midst of the pandemic and beyond.

 December 2, 2020

46: COVID-19’s Impact on Payer Mix Beyond 2020

COVID-19 has wreaked havoc on the economy, and health systems—despite serving a crucial clinical role—are not immune from its financial impact. This week on Sg2 Perspectives, Kelly and Trevor interview Tori Richie, Director on Sg2’s Intelligence team, about COVID-19’s effect on unemployment and insurance coverage, as the 3 of us play the role of experts in discussing the economic trends driving market-level payer mix.

 November 18, 2020

45: New Consumer Patterns, Preferences and Possibilities

In this week’s episode, learn the results of Vizient’s latest consumer pulse survey from Mark Larson, Principal, Sg2 Intelligence, as well as Dr. Tom Villanueva, practicing internal medicine physician and Associate Vice President of Clinical Resources at Vizient, who will also share how patient preferences and expectations have changed in his practice.

 

Sg2 members can read more of our consumerism research here

 

 November 11, 2020

44: Rural Health During a Pandemic

Andrea Leslie, Regional President of four rural hospitals in Michigan’s Spectrum Health System, shares their unique rural challenges and the creative solutions they devised to keep their community and staff safe and healthy.

 November 4, 2020

43: The Biggest Changes to the Prospective Payment System, Part 2 of 2

The Sg2 team of policy experts, Valinda Rutledge (former hospital CEO and leader of CMMI) and Leslie Kamel, unpack the proposed payment changes for virtual health and Chris Pagano, Senior Director of Virtual Health, explain the strategic implications for health systems.

 October 28, 2020

42: The Biggest Changes to the Prospective Payment System, Part 1 of 2

The Sg2 team of policy experts, Valinda Rutledge (former hospital CEO and leader of CMMI) and Ryota Terada, Director Orthopedics and Policy, unpack the proposed payment changes around site of care and Chad Giese, Associate Principal Cardiovascular, explores the varying impact it will have across service lines.

 October 21, 2020

41: The 2020 Election and Health Systems, Part 2: The Future of Insurance Coverage and Value-Based Payment

Health care is considered a high stakes issue in the 2020 presidential election in terms of both health insurance coverage and affordability of care. In Part 2 of Sg2 Perspectives’ 2-part election series, Vizient Senior Government Relations and Policy Director Steve Rixen once again joins Sg2’s Bill Woodson and Valinda Rutledge to discuss the potential fate of the Affordable Care Act as well as the path forward for value-based care.