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Ryan Avery, a world record holder, two-time best-selling author, Emmy award winning journalist, and world champion, joins us for the latest episode of RISE Radio, our podcast series that focuses on issues that impact our three communities: Quality & Revenue; Member Acquisition & Experience; and Social Determinants of Health.Avery will be one of the keynote speakers at RISE National 2022, March 7-9, at the Gaylord Opryland in Nashville, Tenn. At the age of 25, Avery became the youngest world champion of public speaking in history. Remarkably, he had never given a professional speech prior to event. He competed against 30,000 people from 116 countries to win the Toastmasters World Championships, launching his career as a public speaker. He then used the same principles and strategies he learned winning the contest to other aspects in his life. His mission is to show leaders how to go from A to The in their industry.  During this 18-minute podcast, Avery shares his thoughts on how COVID changed leadership, aspects that differentiate a leader from the leader, the five “Ds” of achievement, and the leaders who inspire him to become the best he can be. Avery will join a roster of more than 150 speakers at RISE National 2022, the #1 trusted source for all things Medicare Advantage, March 7-9, 2022, at the Gaylord Opryland in Nashville, Tenn. Proof of COVID-19 vaccination is required to attend the event. Click here for the full agenda, registration information, and our health and safety protocols.   
Liz Haynes, director of risk adjustment and stars for government programs at Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Kansas City, and Melissa Smith, executive vice president of consulting and professional services at HealthMine, join us for the latest episode of RISE Radio, our podcast series that focuses on issues that impact our three communities: Quality & Revenue; Member Acquisition & Experience; and Social Determinants of Health.They’ll be the keynote speakers at RISE’s 12th annual Star Ratings Master Class, Dec. 14-15, at the Manchester Grand Hyatt, San Diego. During this 27-minute podcast, Haynes and Smith offer their thoughts on inflated 2022 Medicare Star ratings, upcoming measurement changes that will likely lead to lower ratings for 2023, and the “holistic approach” plans need to take to prepare for the changes. 
Angela G. Huskey, PharmD, CPE, senior vice president and chief clinical officer at Millennium Health, joins us for the latest episode of RISE Radio, our podcast series that focuses on issues that impact our three communities: Quality & Revenue; Member Acquisition & Experience; and Social Determinants of Health.During this 21-minute podcast, we talk to Dr. Huskey about her work on identifying drug trends, emerging threats,  substance use disorder, and the increase in drug overdose deaths since the COVID-19 pandemic. Dr. Huskey will be discussing these findings in greater detail during a special presentation about preventing overdoses at RISE’s Part D Master Class, which will take place August 9-10 in Nashville. 
During this 15-minute podcast, Dr. Abdullah Albeyatti, a family physician in the UK and an advocate for digitalization in health care, talks about practicing medicine during the pandemic, audio-only visits, the challenges and opportunities of telemedicine, and how to get the most from the technology.Dr. Albeyatti is the CEO and cofounder of Medicalchain, a company that uses blockchain technology to store health records securely, and MyClinic, a telemedicine platform that allows patients to connect with their doctors remotely for free. The platform is now used by health care practitioners in 78 countries. 
Our latest episode of our new podcast series, RISE Radio, explores the positive aspects of working from home as well as the challenges of managing a remote workforce.During this 18-minute podcast, Colleen Gianatasio, director, ambulatory CDQI at Devoted Health in Waltham, Mass., and Dean Ratzlaff, director, actuary/revenue management for Sentara Health Plans in Virginia Beach, Va., share tips on how to get the most out of your remote workforce while maintaining a work-life balance and staying connected to your team. Both will be presenting at RISE’s upcoming Risk Adjustment Forum, a hybrid event taking place June 30 & July 1, with pre-conference virtual workshops on June 25. Sessions will be live in Orlando and also live-streamed. 
During this 30-minute podcast, Kristy Smith, HEDIS program manager, and Joshua Edwards, Stars program manager, explain how they’ve been continuing to build a culture of quality and service excellence at Martin’s Point that has helped them achieve and maintain a 5-Star rating. Martin’s Point is a not-for-profit organization with primary care health centers in Maine and New Hampshire as well as health insurance plans for Medicare beneficiaries, military retirees, and families. It has achieved a 5-Star plan rating seven times in the past 12 years. Smith and Edwards talk about the impact of COVID-19 on their team and organization, their challenges, and the importance of looking at everything through the lens of quality. They also preview their upcoming at session at RISE’s Qualipalooza 2021, a hybrid event taking place live in-person in Orlando and via live stream on June 28-29. Sessions will be live in Orlando and live-streamed. 
During this 36-minute podcast, we talk to Heather O’Toole, M.D., chief medical officer at Innovation Care Partners, a clinically integrated network and an accountable care organization in Arizona.Dr. O'Toole, this year’s recipient of RISE’s Martin L. Block Award,  discusses the quality initiatives that have inspired her, including opioid safety in the ambulatory setting and training physicians on advance directives, as well as how the projects changed during COVID. 
Our guest is Ana Handshuh,  principal of CAT5 Strategies and the chair of the RISE Association's Quality and Revenue Community.  Handshuh, who served as the chair of this year's RISE National, shares her key takeaways from the virtual event, and thoughts on COVID, behavioral health, and why broadband access should be a social determinant of health. 
In this podcast, we talk to RISE Managing Director Ellen Wofford about the evolution of RISE during COVID, converting live events to virtual ones, and upcoming plans to host hybrid events that offer both a live-stream option and in-person learning. We also discuss RISE Association communities and opportunities to network via user groups. 
In this podcast, we explore some of the regulatory issues that commercial ACA plans needs to watch in 2021. Our guests are Gabriel McGlamery of Florida Blue's marketplace business and Josh Weisbrod of Network Health in Wisconsin, both members of the RISE Risk Adjustment Policy Committee.
RISE Editorial Director Ilene MacDonald talks to members of the RISE Risk Adjustment Policy Committee about the Biden administration's health care priorities, mechanisms the administration can use to achieve these priorities given a split Senate, and regulatory issues that Medicare Advantage plans need to watch in 2021.
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