Prescription Drug Cost Provisions of the Inflation Reduction Act
President Biden has signed into law the Inflation Reduction Act containing important provisions related to prescription drug costs. JAMA Health Forum Editor John Z. Ayanian, MD, MPP, and Deputy Editor Melinda B. Buntin, PhD, discuss the effects of these provisions on patients with Aaron S. Kesselheim, MD, JD, MPH, of Harvard Medical School and Brigham and Women’s Hospital. Related Content: New Reforms to Prescription Drug Pricing in the US Estimating Rebates and Other Discounts Received by Medicare Part D Estimation of the Share of Net Expenditures on Insulin Captured by US Manufacturers, Wholesalers, Pharmacy Benefit Ma...
Source: JAMA Author Interviews - August 19, 2022 Category: General Medicine Authors: JAMA Network Source Type: podcasts

Medicaid Expansion and Health: Assessing the Evidence After Five Years
Interview with Benjamin Daniel Sommers, MD, PhD, author of Medicaid Expansion and Health: Assessing the Evidence After Five Years (Source: JAMA Author Interviews)
Source: JAMA Author Interviews - September 6, 2019 Category: General Medicine Authors: JAMA Network Source Type: podcasts

Expanding Medicaid in Republican Territory
Peter Croughan, the policy director for the Louisiana Department of Health, talks about the future of Medicaid in this podcast from the 2018 Policy Prescriptions Symposium. Visit http://www.policyprescriptions.org/policyrx18/ for more information about the conference and the organization. (Source: Emergency Medicine News: SoundsBites: Q&A)
Source: Emergency Medicine News: SoundsBites: Q&A - March 1, 2019 Category: Emergency Medicine Source Type: podcasts

Don Berwick - you can break the rules to help patients
Don Berwick, president emeritus of the Institute of Healthcare Improvement, and former Administrator of the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services. In this conversation he discusses how he went from being a paediatrician to running Medicare for Obama, how we can create headroom in stressed systems, and breaking the rules to make things better... (Source: The BMJ Podcast)
Source: The BMJ Podcast - June 15, 2018 Category: General Medicine Authors: BMJ talk medicine Source Type: podcasts

JAMA Pediatrics : Trends in Psychiatric Diagnoses and Psychotropic Medication Use in US Children Insured by Medicaid, 2007-2014
This audio summary reviews a study that uses Medicaid claims data to track the cumulative incidence of psychiatric diagnoses, psychotropic medication use, and psychiatric services use in a cohort of children from birth to 8 years of age. Read the article: Patterns of Early Mental Health Diagnosis and Medication Treatment in a Medicaid-Insured Birth Cohort   (Source: JAMA Specialty Journals Author Interviews)
Source: JAMA Specialty Journals Author Interviews - April 30, 2018 Category: General Medicine Authors: The JAMA Network Source Type: podcasts

JAMA Internal Medicine : Medical Cannabis Laws and Opioid Prescribing in the Medicare Part D Population
Interview with W. David Bradford, PhD, author of Association Between US State Medical Cannabis Laws and Opioid Prescribing in the Medicare Part D Population, Jason M Hockenberry, PhD, author of Association of Medical and Adult-Use Marijuana Laws With Opioid Prescribing for Medicaid Enrollees, and Kevin P. Hill, MD, MHS, author of The Role of Cannabis Legalization in the Opioid Crisis (Source: JAMA Specialty Journals Author Interviews)
Source: JAMA Specialty Journals Author Interviews - April 2, 2018 Category: General Medicine Authors: The JAMA Network Source Type: podcasts

The Impact of the New Tax Law on Medicare and Medicaid for Seniors
Annual Medicare spending is expected to double over the next 10 years, as baby boomers age and people live longer on average. And Medicaid will also see greater demand given that it provides coverage to more than 4.6 million low-income seniors. Experts are already concerned about funding these programs — and the tax law passed in late 2017, which is expected to add about $1.5 trillion to the federal deficit, poses new challenges. Federal responses to a ballooning deficit could put the health and financial security of future seniors at stake.         (Source: New Directions in Health Care)
Source: New Directions in Health Care - March 8, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: The Commonwealth Fund Source Type: podcasts

State Flexibility for Medicaid: How Much and Who Decides?
Interview with Stuart M. Butler, PhD, MA, BSc, author of State Flexibility for Medicaid: How Much? (Source: JAMA Author Interviews)
Source: JAMA Author Interviews - August 1, 2017 Category: General Medicine Authors: JAMA Network Source Type: podcasts

Is Medicaid Only for Those Who 'Deserve' It?
Congress seems to have a 19th-century attitude about who deserves healthcare, says Art Caplan. (Source: Medscape Business of Medicine Podcast)
Source: Medscape Business of Medicine Podcast - May 18, 2017 Category: Health Management Authors: Medscape Source Type: podcasts