Episode 199

Why can't providers and plans just get along?

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Producers' note: We know a lot of organizations have been and are being affected by the major cyberattack of Change Healthcare systems and resulting outages. We won't be addressing it in this episode, but if you have questions or are looking for more information please go to https://www.unitedhealthgroup.com/changehealthcarecyberresponse.

The relationship between health plans and providers has always included an element of friction, but lately, it seems like the temperature is rising. And you've probably noticed – public contracting disputes increased by 69% between 2022 and 2023.

That's why, in this episode, host Abby Burns invites Advisory Board experts Max Hakanson and Eileen Fennell to discuss why the state of affairs seems to be getting worse, how key flashpoints are fanning the flames, and what each stakeholder says they need to see from their partners in order to mend the relationship. Plus, Advisory Board digital health expert Ty Aderhold makes a cameo appearance to help answer the question: Is AI the solution here?


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