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Azov commander on situation at Mariupol steel plant

AP News Radio

00:57 sec | 5 months ago

Azov commander on situation at Mariupol steel plant

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"blue cross" Discussed on Business Wars Daily

Business Wars Daily

02:56 min | 1 year ago

"blue cross" Discussed on Business Wars Daily

"The early months of the pandemic people who were hospitalized for covert nineteen infections and had private insurance could be reasonably sure. They wouldn't end up with crushing medical bills analysis. By the kaiser family foundation were kf f found that in november of last year nearly ninety percent of people with insurance had their co pays co insurance or deductible costs waived if they had been hospitalized for a covert nineteen infection but the times. They are a changing last week. Blue cross blue shield of michigan announced that it will no longer cover all costs related to cova treatment. Starting october first hospitalized patients will be responsible for copays deductibles and co insurance for treatment of the virus. The insurer will still cover. All vaccination costs making them free to members including booster shots. The insurance company is the latest join a growing number of private insurers who were taking similar action now that vaccines are widespread and cova treatment so expensive. Insurers are holding patients responsible for their share of the costs again. Blue cross blue shield research found that the average cost for a hospitalized. Couvert nineteen patient could be as high as forty five thousand dollars. That quickly soared to over one hundred thousand dollars if the patient was in the icu. In a report out this month. Kf analyzed the two largest health plans in each state and washington dc which includes companies like kaiser cigna and united health. All of them had waived out of pocket costs at some point during the pandemic most have stopped doing so or will in the near future by the end of the nearly all will have ended such waivers. There are a few holdouts like humana which will continue cova coverage for its medicare advantage members. According to a report by fox business and august study by the centers for disease control found that unvaccinated corona virus patients are nearly thirty times more likely to be hospitalized leading to big payouts for insurance companies. Blue cross blue shield of michigan estimates that it has paid out more than seven hundred million dollars for kovic treatments since the beginning of the pandemic more than two hundred thousand patients paid nothing regardless of the treatment or rehabilitation they needed according to a report by michigan's abc affiliate w. xyz television and while some may argue that rolling the die so not getting vaccinated should come with some risk. This move is also bad. News for another population cova. D- long haulers long haulers or people who have sustained long-term injury from their cove infections. Some long haulers report heart or lung damage and the need for rehabilitation or other interventions w xyz interviewed linus parker who was diagnosed and hospitalized with covert nineteen last year. He spent nearly half of his eighty day hospital stay on

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Blue Cross Blue Shield Will No Longer Waive All COVID-19 Treatment Costs

Business Wars Daily

01:52 min | 1 year ago

Blue Cross Blue Shield Will No Longer Waive All COVID-19 Treatment Costs

"The early months of the pandemic people who were hospitalized for covert nineteen infections and had private insurance could be reasonably sure. They wouldn't end up with crushing medical bills analysis. By the kaiser family foundation were kf f found that in november of last year nearly ninety percent of people with insurance had their co pays co insurance or deductible costs waived if they had been hospitalized for a covert nineteen infection but the times. They are a changing last week. Blue cross blue shield of michigan announced that it will no longer cover all costs related to cova treatment. Starting october first hospitalized patients will be responsible for copays deductibles and co insurance for treatment of the virus. The insurer will still cover. All vaccination costs making them free to members including booster shots. The insurance company is the latest join a growing number of private insurers who were taking similar action now that vaccines are widespread and cova treatment so expensive. Insurers are holding patients responsible for their share of the costs again. Blue cross blue shield research found that the average cost for a hospitalized. Couvert nineteen patient could be as high as forty five thousand dollars. That quickly soared to over one hundred thousand dollars if the patient was in the icu. In a report out this month. Kf analyzed the two largest health plans in each state and washington dc which includes companies like kaiser cigna and united health. All of them had waived out of pocket costs at some point during the pandemic most have stopped doing so or will in the near future by the end of the nearly all will have ended such waivers. There are a few holdouts like humana which will continue cova coverage for its medicare advantage members. According to a report by fox business

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"blue cross" Discussed on Outcomes Rocket

Outcomes Rocket

10:19 min | 1 year ago

"blue cross" Discussed on Outcomes Rocket

"Things we shine a light and we share that With a blue cross plan so You know and so we just so you know is owned by eighteen. Blue cross plans throughout the country. And yes so that gives us a wonderful platform to do these studies and then go back to our investors all thirty six blues and say this is what we're finding out so i have a newsletter that i send to all my ceos and say i wanted to shine a light on this issue for you so so we do that to share some of these findings and then that individual plan if they think it's appropriate may do they're individual study or set of policies. Saying you know we really think the providers before you recommend this. You should look at their so. It's totally up to the individual blue. How they want to do it but our job is to shine the light. The other way we do it is We have a solution that is You know that we've taken a benchmarking opportunity for saving solution and what we do is we can work with any individual bluecross plan and show them. What are the top ten drivers of spend. Let's say in the inpatient area hospitalizations etc and physician office area and but drugs and we show them the top ten. The top twenty for that particular bluecross plan and then we compare that on that same chart with benchmarks regional and national. So it's immediate to shine the light so you can see that. Oh i am from one plan a while ago who was spending twice as much on a basic services like colonoscopy ma twice as much as any other midwest plan and they were like why is that we that you know and we dug in and we found that they didn't have a policy in place that said you know if you're getting a colonoscopy tried to go to a free standing ambulatory surgical center the cost is less than half as opposed to Going to a hospital but the other thing is they found a particular contract with a hospital where they had ninety nine percent of room and board. What that means is that hospital was keeping people overnight or billing. They ensure that the ninety nine percent of my people getting colonoscopy are staying overnight and you know so that was so far away from our benchmarks immediately flagged it and the fix the contract and they got back in line. Save twelve million dollars. Oh my goodness oh that's so that is power you know every Blue plan or every payer would have their own issues something that do really well from things they need to improve on and this in five seconds can shine the light. Saying here's things you should be focusing on specific to your business. And so that's another way. We help a thirdly. We work with a lot of the blue cross plans or our clients. Is you know a lot of times large national employers. Let's say you have the walgreens walmart lash large national employers. Who have you know. employs all over the country They want to they want to test that. You know you know if we we believe that If you you know cut out the bottom five percent providers in the country you we you know. Because they're providing such bad care may be able to improve a lower costs and improve our employees health and those kinds of questions come to our clients and we sit down with them. Look at the data and so this particular opportunity came to me. I looked at the data. And i was able to sit down with them and say you know. I looked at your total. Spent the top area where you're spending is for this large national employer right And i said the top area. You're spending is pregnancy deliveries which you know you have a younger population. The second joint replacements. So let me drill down into joint replacement. Take an example of a new replacement. And tell you really. Are you going to save the money before we go and make all this change. Let me at least test your hypothesis. So we did the analysis and we pointed out to them that you know in fact all you would do if you eliminate bottom for providers is save five hundred thousand over three years. Is that worth it. However if you tear your employees to the best providers in your area in wherever they're living the best provider you could actually save two hundred million that in just one like it and so we totally karn the conversation based on the fact that we were providing them inside and so that is really where when i say make data driven decisions. It becomes so essential to look at the data to analyze pause test hypothesis and then execute. I think it's brilliant and for a for a large employer providing those types of services. This is a type of insight that you want. So tell me so. You're you're working with the blues. You're working with a large employers for the listeners. Thinking man you know. Am i somebody that they would work with. I mean tell me a little bit more about customer profiles and the type of people that you work with We definitely I have two aspects to our business. One is we work with the blues and their customers and our providers so it's a collaborative we we like collaborative approach as opposed to working with on versus the other We also have Several clients we work with Who are providers of services. Let's say we have You know we work with cuba That has a lot of data licensure with pharmaceutical companies on effectiveness of drugs etcetera. So we work with them and we provide our data to them We also work with several providers Services to for example providers hospitals Tatra and there again. We have data collaboration where our data powers their solutions. So they are able to bring meaningful insights to providers on you know where other referring their services are. They're doing the right thing you know. Are they affective in their care. Those types of things so so you know we. We work with multitude of customers back. It's great to to to know that for the listeners. Wanting to potentially engage learn how to how to leverage some of this Shed some of this light on potential opportunities for savings outcomes improvement so appreciate you share in that. So tell us about a a setback. That you guys have had an. And what did you learn from that setback So i can talk through about. Hi and give you an example. But i can also tell you my own personal experience And let me start there. When i got into healthcare as very very young executive early on in my career I i have a very left. I was very left brain major and a programming expert and technical. It base. and i. I was in charge of this product. Line where we were providing services to hospitals For different Clinical and non clinical areas. And but i was so focused on process and organization and development and somewhere on my radar just coming from mine clinic right. We all do what we were comfortable doing. And i was comfortable on the process. The organization being a great manager and building great products technical and totally lost the customer. Along the way and and You know did not really understand what we're building and why and we're so busy on the technical to build and standard up and a lot of as i go through even at. Hi i hire young executives. and i love that coaching. Always think of what your customers what they want. Why are you building questions. And how can we saw the problem. you know. We all always to ourselves and our companies to do that. And it's you know so When the company brought in an expert. On that i was like oh my god i felt like i failed and and i reflected on it and i realized i was so busy in process and tasks that i forgot my customer along the way i have to understand what they need. Why am i building this. What can i do better than what they already have today. And and that's the thought that you can't leave behind. And i think that that's message stays with me today. And they're both so important right. You know and appreciate that message that you're you're leaving here with with us and it is you know there's both so important right keeping close to the customer and delivering a high quality solution. What do you do to stay. Balance there right Yeah and do you know. And i'll give you an example of what we're doing. It'd be a china right. Sure i came to be a guy from a company called medi. I where we used artificial intelligence to really go through mine healthcare data and predict so. You know i've talked about the descriptive analytics. Which is you're looking back in the ryobi thing. This is what happened. This is what you need to do right then and we did a of predictive which is okay. We you know we know for example. Let's take my name..

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"blue cross" Discussed on WIBC 93.1FM

WIBC 93.1FM

01:30 min | 1 year ago

"blue cross" Discussed on WIBC 93.1FM

"Anthem Blue Cross and Blue Shield is the trade name of Anthem insurance companies. I n C I met Bear with traffic on the fires. Panda was on Twitter. W I D. C traffic. Tara Hastings Wish TV meteorologist. What's happening? Hey, Good morning. It is going to be sunny, hot and humid throughout the day. Today we're going to see high temperatures in the lower nineties about 92 degrees. A few clouds later tonight, mild and muggy with those only falling to 73 on Wednesday. I think we'll see a little bit more cloud cover partly cloudy skies spotty shower thunderstorm possible high still near 90 degrees and some isolated showers and storms on Thursday. That is Tara Hastings of Wish. TV. Tara. Thank you. We've got 70 degrees in the American Standard Cooling Weather Center of the time right now is 706 this hour on 93? W i. B C is powered by fast track, plumbing, heating and air conditioning. Well, I did not spend my weekends staring at News. I did pay attention. To what was going on. In one of the stranger stories out there was.

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Soft Skill Secrets That Are Essential to Workplace Trust

Business Confidential Now with Hanna Hasl-Kelchner

02:24 min | 1 year ago

Soft Skill Secrets That Are Essential to Workplace Trust

"Welcome to business confidential. Now i'm your host hannah hassle kelsey and today's special guest an bam. She's the author of small mistakes. Big consequences develop your soft skills to help you succeed. She is the lehigh valley. Executive vice president distribution channels and labor relations for capital blue cross since joining the company in january of twenty ten. Miss bom has been involved in strategic planning and other senior level functions as well as designing and leading leadership development programs through her own company vision accomplished and is a member of numerous boars. An executive committees and her formal education includes a bs in biology from the university of illinois a masters in health systems management from rush university. And the credential. I find most fascinating a certification from the protocol school of washington as a protocol and etiquette consultant. Here small mistakes big consequences author and bam welcome to the show and or you for having me. Hannah are looking forward to talking with you. Yes yes likewise. Because i think that workplace trust is such a fascinating topic I love the the title of your book. Small mistakes big consequences in your experience it. Why is it that small mistakes have such big consequences. I think so much of what people do. In their decision. Making in the workplace is based upon their assumptions or their perception of others. And if we're not careful in how we're presenting ourselves we often find others. Misinterpreting are intense for a reasoned or even impacting trust in a negative manner by paying attention to our behavior and avoiding these small mistakes. It really starts to build this solid trusting relationship between yourself and your team numbers and that's where you really start to roll and get things done more quickly more efficiently and really better.

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EU slaps sanctions on 4 Russia officials over Navalny arrest

AP News Radio

00:48 sec | 1 year ago

EU slaps sanctions on 4 Russia officials over Navalny arrest

"Russian news channel on you twenty four says in a Blue Cross the new US sanctions against Russia over the poisoning and subsequent jailing of opposition leader Alexei Navalny being used as a P. all affect the classroom because all the songs that I should not do that the gentleman who's listening she's big world which spreads panic closest actuation in the stock market he thinks everything will calm down in time I think it will not be the first or the last time sanctions are imposed on Russia the Biden administration section seven mid level and senior Russian officials on Tuesday along with more than a dozen government entities as well the European Union has imposed sanctions on four senior Russian officials I'm Charles the last month

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Blue Cross Blue Shield of Massachusetts Alerts Members About COVID-19 Vaccine Fraud Schemes

Nightside with Dan Rea

00:49 sec | 1 year ago

Blue Cross Blue Shield of Massachusetts Alerts Members About COVID-19 Vaccine Fraud Schemes

"To get vaccinations, there are the scammers, Tufts Health Plan and Blue Cross Blue Shield are alerting members about scammers asking people for money in exchange for early access to vaccines. Right now, there is no pre registration in Massachusetts Attorney General Maura Healey says scammers They're trying to take Take advantage of the pent up demand for vaccine appointments. People should really just go through the trusted site and book those appointments and be aware of cameras, offering vaccines and early access to vaccines online or over the phone. It's tax season, too, so we're always warning seniors about people who are looking to pretend they're from the Iraqi. Deeley said She's also seen scams offering coronavirus treatments that don't exist. Kim Tonic left WBZ Boston's news radio, a new governor. They're

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Learn How to Break Away From the Pack & Standout In a Busy Marketplace with Dr. Joel Kahn

Healthcare Business Secrets

05:17 min | 1 year ago

Learn How to Break Away From the Pack & Standout In a Busy Marketplace with Dr. Joel Kahn

"Welcome to healthcare business. Secrets show where we interview industry leaders and break down exactly how they dominated the markets you can live from the best and can w revenue w impact and w time off and this episode was speaking. Joel can joel. Otherwise known as america's healthy hot dog is a graduate of the university of michigan. School of medicine is a clinical professor of medicine at wayne state university school of medicine a frequent lecturer and author on topics of vegan nutrition health heart disease reversal and has written several books about alternative nutrition and hothouse. He's had been a guest and commentator amy. Tv shows podcasts. Magazines m practices at the concept of a cardiac longevity is very unpracticed in michigan. Welcome to the show joe. Thank you so much excited to share with the audience. Yeah so i wanted to kind of give out with some background on you. And and how you got into the space because you've kind of gone down a different role than maybe stanford medicine and things teaches. Unfortunately not because of any time in the in the slammer or any problems with my license in a somewhat thoughtful various er- pigeon Course but i grew up in detroit michigan Talking now from the suburb in detroit michigan attended university in ann arbor. Michigan graduated top of my class medical school. But i knew from about a swallow wanted to be a heart moved to dallas moved to kansas city out and training with the best skills and particularly treating heart attacks with angioplasty instead. You have some wonderfully people from australia. New zealand in the my mentor in kansas city was from all actually a dislike from new zealand allah but when visit i'll be of the difference between the do another very different entry but nineteen ninety way before you were born. I imagine or at least run it. I join back in detroit. Michigan big practice. And i was the guy running a night treating sick people coronary Cardiac cath lab artists. But i was even back then very interested in the other part the About our of health which is prevention nutrition. Lifestyles sleep stress. Nutraceutical supplements the whole thing. Much more light perhaps naturopathy and chiropractic. So i was always reading on my own incorporating little tidbits been using coenzyme q ten of people for thirty years my college or and then i'll percolating along as very happy guy got a chance to look down to. The university mentioned developed a preventive cardiology program. But i knew that there was something else that i really had an energy for something else. I mean that was doing wonderful. Things are day is the same thing every day. When wonderful big over i went back to university in two thousand twelve a whole year doing a university based courses integrative cardiology natural gas and pretty much nutrition thing adnan stunning that for decades. But i didn't know all the nutraceutical isn't about chemistry testing and the epa genetics and the protonix and we can use fancy words. I graduated and of course. I say in traditional practice but i ultimately with some thought took a big breath five years ago and says you know what i've done enough cath lab emergencies. That mouse running three hassles on the weekend alone. A great practice. I one focus on prevention and i looked around the country. I could barely find in the united states preventive cardiology practice. That was not attuned to only prescription. Drugs are printing preventive cardiology practices more precision more prescription. I wanted to about more health lifestyle disease reversal. I gleaned from various people what i could kinda created a model. I left the insurance system. You wanna have a sleepless night. As a physician who's always had a whole room full of baylor's and medicare and blue cross as we call in the united states and others and tell people in the city of detroit that is not beverly hills los angeles by a reasonably prosperous busy city with auto industry. But i don't take insurance. I can't even take your insurance them out of the system and launched in five years ago and yes. There's always challenges. My tears thought that maybe. I did. Have alcohol rounds. Drug problem slices. Is he doing all as they didn't understand. It has been the best decision. I don't think would have been as meaningful if i didn't pay the price. All those years of doing traditional medicine I'm respected because know what heart catheterization angioplasty bypass Medications use them when needed by I'm very much dedicate myself as upstream cardiologists. I'm the salmon trying to go upstream. Everybody else is going the other direction. But there's a lot of people out there and you know. I i'm sure for practice that are looking or a different path. They're just tired and they feel tired too many drugs too. Many ten minute appointments with dr the game now. It's a good nurse or a physician since i've provided alternative of time education a different approach. And it's so gratifying. Amin that i'm sixty one years old. I don't know what the word retires. Because i love what i do day after day today

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Aetna Expands Coverage for Gender-Affirming Surgeries

Business Wars Daily

03:02 min | 1 year ago

Aetna Expands Coverage for Gender-Affirming Surgeries

"Twenty twenty one is already looking to be a brighter year for the transgender community. Less than a week. After president joe biden reverse the ban on transgender people serving in the military one of america's largest health insurance companies has agreed to cover additional gender affirming surgeries for trans women for transgender. Women just negotiated a major concession from aetna which is owned by. Cvs healthcare corp. the insurance company has agreed to cover gender affirming surgery like breast augmentation for trans women. In the past the insurance company had covered some gender transition surgeries but stopped short of anything it deemed quote cosmetic each of the four women had been denied coverage for breast augmentation as part of their gender reassignment surgeries. They maintain that the surgery was medically necessary and their doctors. Back them up. Gender dysphoric by definition is the psychological distress. That happens when someone's getting identity is different from their body. And they may seek to transition to align the two most insurance companies cover mastectomies and genital surgeries for those who are transitioning but some procedures that mostly affect trans women's gender transitions procedures like breast augmentation. Facial surgery and voice surgery have traditionally been categorized cosmetic and excluded from coverage according to a report in the hartford current aetna's new policy states that the coverage must be deemed quote medically necessary. The insurance company stated that it will reimburse some women who met this criteria and were denied coverage in the past but had the surgery. Anyway aetna additives told the times that the company had already been reviewing its policies on the matter before this latest negotiation fewer than ten percent of insurance companies in the us typically cover transition related breast augmentation surgery the current reports and some larger carriers have exclusions in november the mother of an illinois teenagers sued blue cross blue shield of illinois for denying treatment for his gender dysphoric according to bloomberg law. The plaintiff maintains that such denial of coverage is a violation of the affordable. Care act which prohibits discrimination on the basis of sex in georgia at least two plaintiffs are suing anthem. Blue cross and blue shield in that state for similar exclusions. this may be another milestone. In a new era of recognizing the rights needs of the transgender community. The supreme court ruled last. June that workplace discrimination laws also protected lesbian gay transgender bisexual and queer people. Lgbtq people for short giving this group a big victory in workplace equality but in one of its last acts. The trump administration's department of health and human services finalized a rule permitting social service providers that receive government funds to discriminate on sexual orientation and gender identity. Nbc news reported the biden administration is seeking to reverse that rule so this settlement with aetna is another piece of good news for those seeking gender affirming surgeries and a chance to help trans women feel a little more comfortable in their own bodies

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Arizonans 65 and older will be eligible for the COVID-19 vaccine starting next week

Dave Ramsey

14:28 min | 1 year ago

Arizonans 65 and older will be eligible for the COVID-19 vaccine starting next week

"This hour we took you live to the Arizona Department of Health Services Update on the covert 19 vaccine distribution. We had some technical difficulties, but we have those resolved and we want to bring you now. The rest of that briefing with all the details. Here's Dr Carol Chris, director of our State Health department. So now provide some updates on covert 19 vaccine and implementation of our program here in Arizona. One of the exciting updates that we made today. It is not this week that is not reflected on our chart. It will not be reflected until Tuesday, but Arizona made the decision that Arizonans 65 8 years of age and older are now prioritized. To be vaccinated against covert 19 in our prioritized phase one be along with our education and child care services and our protective services occupations, which includes law enforcement, corrections and fire. This recommendation was approved by the Arizona Vaccine and Antiviral Prioritization Advisory Committee, which is intended to protect those who are most at risk for severe outcomes due to Cove in 19. So we know that those there are over the age of 65 have all higher likelihood of hospitalization and death, and by be getting people vaccinated in several weeks from now we hope to reduce the strain on Arizona's hospitals. And you can find additional information on our website at easy Health. Doc Dub slash find vaccine. And on Tuesday, we will be updating that to provide clarity about which counties are going to be vaccinated the 65 to 74 year old age group at their vaccination sites. We also have counties that have moved into our prioritized. Phase one B and we have some that are fully in phase one B. So if you look at the map of Arizona, the counties that Aaron Black are still in phase one A. So does our healthcare providers and our long term care facility, residents and staff. When you look at our darker gray, that's the prioritized phase one be, so that's going to be the face that we just talked about. Currently. We are vaccinating age 75 older. Along with educators and child care and their support staff and our protective services occupations. When we increase to one be that also includes our Sent can keep our society functioning. That will be people who work in the transportation industry, including gas stations, shipping those types of things. The food industry, including agriculture. S so there's a large number of there's a large list of employees that are eligible for the one B category that is located on our website. Um But you can find out what what phase Each county is in, and we update this infographic daily, and you can link to it off of easy health. Doc Club slash find a vaccine. As of today, over 232,000 doses of vaccine have been administered statewide. So now we'll move into Arizona's vaccine allocation and administration. Over the next few weeks, A DHS will be working to increase access to vaccine increase the rate of vaccination into streamline communications. So as you look at the vaccine, I'm distribution overview. Arizona currently follows a local Allocator model for vaccine distribution. Our local part partners are the backbone of the vaccine program implementation and know their counties that are no they're partners and their counties the best so our federal partners every week provide our Arizona's allocation to the state. We divide that allocation of based on priorities to our local partners, who then will determine which providers in their local jurisdiction will receive that scene for that week. We collect all of those orders on Ben. We place Arizona's full order for that week, and then the federal government will ship those orders directly to the providers that we have ordered on behalf of as vaccine becomes more and more available. We will no longer need to use this local Allocator model and providers such as pharmacies, community health centers and physician's offices will be able just to directly order vaccine from the manufacturers. So this week we received additional first dose allocations of Fizer, which were distributed again. Toe America and Pima County's All 15 counties received Madonna doses, and so we continued to reserve given the unique storage requirements for our Fizer vaccine. We continue to reserve our Majority vaccine for our local or rural health departments. Um In addition to receiving that first those first doses of visor and Madonna vaccine we have received our second doses so that we can continue vaccinating those that I've already received their first US. And have had that either 21 or 28 Day waiting period. This is Dr Cara Chris State Health director, speaking at the Health Department's covert 19 vaccination rollout. Press briefing on Katie Our news 92 3 FM. So during the week of January, 18th Arizona will have been allocated 803,150 doses total. You can see how that's been allocated across the state. You can see at the bottom where we have prioritized our CDC Long term care facility partnership by providing them with the vaccine that they need to vaccinate our Our staff and residents that are long term care facilities. And then you can also see the number of doses that have gone to the state of Arizona. Um Not all of these doses of the 803 have arrived in Arizona. A number of these doses have been allocated to, um Have been ordered for our county partners and will arrive next week. They We anticipate that with the federal holiday. Usually they arrive Monday through Wednesday. We anticipate that they will arrive Tuesday through Friday of next week. So we continue to add additional sites for vaccine administration, So we have initial phase one and phase one B vaccination sites throughout the state. We have over 200 vaccination sites on our website. We also have activated the second phase of the CDC pharmacy partnership, which began the week of December. 27th. So we initially prioritized in phase one of that partnership are skilled nursing facilities, which are highest security, long term care facilities. Um As of the end of this week, all of those facilities will have had at least their first visit from CVS or Walgreen's, and they are scheduling appointments to start assisted living facilities throughout the state next week. So as additional state. Um uh, that scene becomes available, We will be adding additional providers we've had over 730 providers on bordered with a DHS and over 800 pharmacies statewide have enrolled in the CDC pharmacy program to provide in store vaccinations. We have talked on each week about the long term care partnership that CDC put together with our pharmacy partners. So our pharmacy partners code into the facility's and vaccinate the staff and residents of that facility. Um as of this week over 140 skilled nursing facilities scheduled to receive vaccinations, and they will begin vaccinating are assisted living and our group homes starting next week. We've got over 2000 facilities enrolled in the federal program where one of the states with the highest number of facilities enrolled, and our goal is to cover approximately 450,000 residents and staff over the next couple of months. So this is part of the infographic that we post each day on our website. If you look you can see by county what phase That county is currently vaccinating. The total vaccines and ministered along with the vaccination rate per 100,000. And so you can see statewide 232,000 vaccines have been administered. Um, This may not include some of the doses that are provided by our tribal Our federal partners is this is pulled out of the States Immunization registry. So to talk about updates and announcements of this week. On Monday, we had a soft launch of the State Farm Stadium Probate 19 vaccination site. So far we've administered over 20,000 vaccinations at that site, and we are averaging apart between 203 100 vaccinations per hour. We have booked tens of thousands of appointments through January 31st and anticipate opening up additional appointments. That will be between February 1st and February 28th. Those appointments will open up on January 19th at 9 A.m.. We're very excited. Because our partners have really made this endeavor possible. It's a whole community partnership. And again, we just want to thank the Department of Emergency and Military Affairs, the Arizona Cardinals and state from Stadium Blue Cross Blue Shield of Arizona, The Catherine and Ben I. V Foundation. Arizona State University and Walgreens. All of these, these groups are playing a large role at the site on D have made this possible. Way also are very excited about the launch of our second state run of vaccinations site. This will be located at Phoenix Municipal Stadium. We are still looking to see how many doses we will have available for that. For that site, so the number of appointments will depend on the available vaccine again. We're partnering with the Arizona Department of Emergency and Military Affairs and Arizona State University to run this site. Arizona State University currently runs a testing a saliva based testing site at this location and so they will scale up to provide vaccination administration. Again. Registrations for appointments are going to open up Tuesday, January 19th at 9 A.m. for this site. We updated our easy health. Dr. Hobbes Flash find vaccine website with an interactive map. You can go onto the map. It has all of the current locations with vaccine, you can select a sight and a box will pop up that has information about that site and a link to their registration. So not all of them. Not all vaccine providers are utilizing the state's vaccine management system. Some providers air using their own appointments software, but we will link to them whenever we have that information so that it's one stop shopping when you go to our our map. We will continue to update this map with additional vaccination sites as they come. In a couple of other exciting announcements, we have been expanding access. So a DHS activated the CDC retail pharmacy program. This is going to add up to 100 pharmacy stores over the next few weeks. The first pharmacies to come on board in Arizona are gonna be fries, Safeway and Albertsons. And so those will be included on our sites as we get notified, which pharmacies which specific pharmacy locations will have that scene? But they will be on our website and will be another source for those that are eligible to receive vaccine to go get vaccinated when this program becomes fully activated, more than 800 pharmacies will have covert 19 vaccine available in Arizona. We currently have more than 200 vaccination sites on our website that have received vaccine and this includes 45 community health centers as well. So if you are eligible and you receive care at one of our community health centers You could check on our website to see if they have received vaccine. And again just another update on helping our Arizona hospitals. We have been recruiting nurses with a nursing staffing contract here in the state. That's been one of our most successful endeavors. We are very excited. The majority of the nurses are here. When they arrive. They will stay on site for eight weeks with an opportunity to extend that On gesso. As of last week. 348 nurses have started work. We anticipated almost 200 more arriving this week again that We don't necessarily count them until we've heard that they have Arrived in the state and are attending on boarding at their assigned hospital. But we continue to work with our staffing contract to get all of the nurses that we can here in. Arizona State health director Dr Cara Crist went with her press briefing on covert 19 vaccine rollout that coming from the state Health Department. Go

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US businesses cut Republican party donations in wake of riot

Science Friday

00:29 sec | 1 year ago

US businesses cut Republican party donations in wake of riot

"Some businesses a rethinking political contributions and wake the wake of the cat deadly capital siege by the pro trump rioters last week. Citigroup is pausing all federal political donations for three months, saying the company won't support candidates who don't respect the rule of law and the trade group representing Blue Cross Blue Shield Association. Says it, too, is suspending political contributions to lawmakers who voted last week to reject the electoral college results that showed Democrat Joe Biden won.

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"blue cross" Discussed on Behind The Numbers

Behind The Numbers

05:11 min | 1 year ago

"blue cross" Discussed on Behind The Numbers

"There are billing codes associated with each piece of what they're doing and generally whether they're being paid by some type of commercial insurer like aetna or blue cross or something along those lines or they're getting paid by a governmental body Centers for medicare and medicaid services medicare and medicaid reimbursement. They're essentially going to get paid some negotiated rate of What that insurance is willing to pay for those services to the extent that you don't have insurance you're essentially paying out of pocket But hopefully you know people have insurance because some of this stuff is a little bit costly so those rates in those negotiations between the payer and the provider does create some ambiguity ambiguity for the individual consumer the patient because they may see and get a bill for a charge that is far in excess of what that provider actually gets paid. So there's a lot of initiatives going on right now to try to demystify be more transparent in what that billing relationship looks like so there's a deeper understanding from the consumer level of what services. Am i getting. How much does it actually caused. How much are they getting paid. How much is my insurance company paying them. Which puts a little more power into the into the individual payment patient but that overall that's one of the most common ways that these providers get paid and there's other ways that the arrangements that they make with insurers and the like and the patient of value based care things along those lines kind of set payments for outcome based results first actual. Hey look i. I saw you for the flu and i gave you a prescription and you went on your way. You know it's more. There's other arrangements where it's more holistic about the health of the patient itself Which get a little more complicated. But in general you do service. There's a an arrangement with an insurer. Pay their portion. There might be some portion paid by the individual ad. that's generally how it works in the industry. Yeah we talk about surprise billing. I know from experiences. Where maybe for example. You're going for colonoscopy and you think that there's a fee for service but then you get a surprise bill. An anesthesia department. That may not necessarily be a part of that facility. Talk about surprise billing and how's it happening. What can be done about it. Yeah and that. That's part of the challenge of for the consumer is is they don't necessarily on the surface no all the different players involved in the in the service so like for example You're going into ear nose and throat and they got to put you under and an anesthesiologist comes in.

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Front Desk Success with Jerry Durham

The Better

06:06 min | 2 years ago

Front Desk Success with Jerry Durham

"Well, hey Jerry, welcome to show. How are you? I'm very well. How are you doing this beautiful? All day I can't complain. It's a Friday, right? Exactly. All right. So for those who don't know who Jerry Durham the PT is why don't you give us a little background on yourself off? What do we got? We got 27 years in the as a license pts for twenty-seven years in the profession. I early on worked in just about every month in there was except for Pediatrics and neuro rehab for about the first five to six years of my career and then finally went out on my own and then partnered up and down that Journey was about twenty year journey of business running a broad. I mean back up running a practice in a clinic and then running a business and then break out of that about five years ago now. Yeah, I think it's about five years. I get I get lost in the story but about five years ago and now working on basically wage. A game for lack of anything else taking everything I learned in hindsight from those twenty years and going here's the way you here's the way I did it wrong don't do this. And as you age both know and most people listening to this Healthcare tends to focus on the providers primarily and my big takeaway where I am now is this understanding this whole experience of the team roll the team role in patients success the team role and business success, you know, patient experience patient life cycle all those things and that's what I'm doing now. So yeah, it's been a long it's been I mean, it's been a long freaking journeyman twenty-seven years a long time. Yeah. Yeah, you've got a whole bunch of experience and I think it at one point I I found out about you cuz I was listening to a podcast years ago about you've taken your practice which was in network and then pulling into cash and all that and the importance of obviously understanding your patient relationship cycle your patient life cycle, whatever whatever you want to call log. To convert those patients to get them to come in and stay. So tell me a little bit then about your company you run now, it's called the client experience company. Right? Right. So back to what you said just for context for everybody about twelve years ago where and by the way, I don't tell this story as the guy who walked up the hill and snow both ways to school and just for context and I'm not here to say it's easier now, it's harder now. It's anything I just want everybody to understand so about twelve years ago, right? I went out and network and no joke people that nobody even knew without a network box. Right? Nobody was using the word cash practice cash PT everybody, you know, if there was a cash practice it was like a dinky little office with a dinky little person who like had all their clients were judged according clients. Yeah, like 10 people, right? So we made a business decision to go out and network. It was strictly business. Can't remember who the first I think it was wage. That was our first contract that fell below our cost of doing business. So I was like it was an easy. This is what's funny. It's you know, you read all these things and people like I don't know what to do. Do I take insurance or life insurance. I'm like, it's a business decision. It's based on your client and write what you need to generate to pay your bills if Blue Cross is contract is $75 per visit and it costs you $80 to deliver care. That's a no-brainer. I can't yeah exactly at work with them. So twelve years ago, and that's really where the Where I look back and reflect where I was like hm. I gotta do something different and that's where this all patient experience thing and the front desk and then realizing which probably a lot this is the beauty every time I do this like every year that goes by more people are nodding their head going. Yeah, I get that and I'm like, that's cool because when you're ago two years ago three years ago people like I did not get it or that's not true. But this understanding that you know, if If Jerry calls your clinic that that first touch point right the front desk the journey starts there. So the patient success starts Thursday the business success. It's I call it I caught the entry point to the business everybody, you know used to be used to be everybody thought the entry point was well when when they get in the room with the provider with Brad and I'm like, yeah that first experience with the clinician, right? Yeah, and that was already goes I went through that right? Oh, yeah, and I went through that for a long time in my business. We're all I cared about was the providers right home. And so, you know just learning the value of all of a sudden wait a minute we managed and set expectations before they arrived we build trust before they arrived what I call a team Alliance instead. They're reputed client and while look at this magically here's the beauty of it patient numbers improved and buy pay sorry patient measurements patient success. So, yep. Getting better people happier all that stuff improve yet. Then my business metrics change. So I was like what's going on? Right? And that's been that last twelve thirteen years. It took me all that time to start equating. This change here was because of this right going further Upstream. It was like, wow, we changed the first phone call and we stopped getting billing complaints. It wasn't a billing issue. So things like that and that's off the company the client experience company does right we come in we look at the whole kit and caboodle. We look at your whole process, right? Do you understand who your ideal client is do you understand and it could be multiple. Do you understand what you're serving them with right? Cuz no man. Nobody wants physical therapy, right? Everybody wants a solution and then looking at the life cycle and then look up the system's you've built in to create an experience that you want your clients to help

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"blue cross" Discussed on News Radio 920 AM

News Radio 920 AM

03:50 min | 2 years ago

"blue cross" Discussed on News Radio 920 AM

"Then you purchase a supplement style product from a company like Blue Cross Blue Shield over Island or United Healthcare and the supplement Works alongside original Medicare and fills in and picks up any out of pocket expenses that typically would be billed to the Medicare beneficiary. So the deductibles the co payments, the co insurance, the Supplement kicks in and picks up the out of pocket. Some or all of the auto park changes in that industry recently, where you still might have some outta pocket exposure with the supplement style product, But you know, you can certainly purchase a product to pick up most of your original Medicare out of pocket expenses. So that that's something that is very popular in the community. You know you by your supplement. I always say that's like an hour Kat style option. And you know you have to do something about your prescription drug. Coverage now, so you have to buy what they call a part deep product. So you know you've you've bought Ah, pharmacy benefit, basically, and then you know, there's dental and My glasses, you know, And so you can kind of by that all and then that together, work says You know what you use for your care. So contrast that with with that type of coverage to a Medicare advantage type of plan, and I think they're called the plan C because, hey, let's pick another letter, right, right, maybe more confusing. Then there's the Medicare advantage style product, which I always say takes the place of original Medicare. So it's basically the federal government's saying to the health insurance company. Hey, we're going to give you this, you know, contract to administer. Sir. This benefit for our beneficiaries, And the idea is that the health insurance company is going to do a good job with that, and the style of the plan really is Geared towards the subscribers. Wellness, you know, and it just is. It's a good approach, too. Two claims management because they're trying to keep the subscriber healthier. And you really see that embedded in a Medicare advantage plan designed so so they do things like maybe a gym membership and they focus on trying to keep people healthier in the first place, Right, You know, Announce of Prevention, as they say, is worth more than a pound of cure, so They can keep people, healthy things that going along and then the government technically ends up saving in the long run, and I see a lot of value and as a health insurance, professional, also Medicare advantage style products. You know, there's disease management case management for their subscribers, which is also important, especially during a pandemic. You think someone already has a pre existing condition and Perhaps they now have Colvin 19. You want a strong partner to help you manage your disease state? You know, those are very important. All right, So I agree those real important and there's a lot more information that we like to share. What we're kind of running out of time. And I'd like to say again if you'd like to connect with Diana simply call us directly at the office. The number to call is for a 1333 8000. And also we do have a Medicare report that we'd like to send out to any other listeners if he'd like to get your Medicare. On understanding Medicare report simply text the word Medicare too. For a 1 207 200 again Text the word Medicare toe for a 1 207 200. We'll get that report right.

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Anthem to pay nearly $40M settlement over 2015 cyberattack

The World

00:25 sec | 2 years ago

Anthem to pay nearly $40M settlement over 2015 cyberattack

"Insurance company Anthem is agreeing to another multi million dollar settlement over a cyber attack that exposed the personal information. Nearly 79 million people. Blue Cross Blue Shield insurance companies, saying today will pay 39 a half million dollars settlement investigation by a group of state attorneys general Anthem says it was the last open investigation into a 2015 cyber attack. Company provides health insurance for 42 million people.

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"blue cross" Discussed on WHAS 840 AM

WHAS 840 AM

05:15 min | 2 years ago

"blue cross" Discussed on WHAS 840 AM

"And then you're not getting fixed. So check with pro rehab. They have a deal worked out with blue Cross blue shield against multiple visits for one co pay. They could do telehealth to if you're afraid to come out or you're not interested in coming out and and going into a situation like that. Work with him via tele health or get to one will centres. Get your life back. Get rid of that pain. It's pro rehab, blue dot com Broadcasting Live 24 7 from the Tom Drexler Plumbing, Air and Electric Studios. This is news radio. Wait 40 W. H A s No, Hayley Tonight She's on the lake or somewhere, you know, celebrating her birthday is today. Your birthday? I don't know if it's today or tomorrow, but she said she would be gone celebrating her birthday. I'm sure it's a week long affair for a Queen Haley that would make more sense. The queen Hayley celebrates on a week long basis. Here she is. Ah, you know, hanging with her her intended And they're going to get married. You know, like 20 years around. They're doing this to milk gifts out of all of us, and we're giving them to him. You know, everybody's like, maybe as some of you are. Here's a spatula. You know that sort of a thing. I'm holding out till we have a Faria ll date. I wish I would have done that. But I right away when she announced I was like here, where? Where you register dented, edited enough. And then I sent her something she fell into the millennial trap. Idea. She sucked me in on that one, if that's okay. I'm ah, a sucker for that sort of thing. And then so I want little. I want Patrick to do well, so I sent. Ah, I think it's a nice gift. You know, It's nice to when you're on a registry for a wedding. People pick out these things they want. And you're thinking that man doesn't want any of this stuff. Oh, knows that there's no man stuff on her, so I sent him a new set of golf clubs. I hope that squares up with Hayley No wonder she hasn't spoken to me since that night. You know how she doesn't like when Patrick's gone. That's true. He's supposed to be there at To entertain her at all times exactly right. All right. Our latest mass controversies in Arizona, where we've got another knob screaming about his mask, the were most According to this account on Yahoo News, a man was forcibly carried out of an Arizona grocery store every scream profanities at an employee over facemask requirements. Why does anyone let it go to death? Con one? Why do they do that? The better part for that one is What it doesn't say is he was carried out by his own son. Like the gas starts going bananas on someone like it looks like behind a bread counter or something, you know, and and he's yelling at the guy that you know you look stupid in the mask, and we know this. This virus isn't real. And then he started, he said. You know, it's not really Which We know Jody gambling. We know it is really I've seen enough people on ventilators to know it is really? Yeah. And then, of course, you know, he starts throwing expletives at people and eventually his own kid has to pick him up and carry him out of the store. I guess they refer to these people's anti massacres. But really you're kind of anti logic, aren't you? I mean, let's just be. Let's all be selfish. Let's let's just diamond. I'm serious about this. Can we get our normal lives back? How do we get there? It's like the Halloween haystack Maze. There's there's one path we know will get us out of there. Or we could just be rugged individualists and show people how we're going to burrow a different way up. Guess what? There is no other way out. We're gonna have to let this thing Work its way through the herd immunity of the human race and the quickest way to do that is for us to impede the spread. It seems simple. What is it? We've been saying for months. This is how we get football back. Exactly. I'm being selfish, Terry. Once football I mean, it's the Packers that you want, so it's a you know, a level in it all the ball. I don't love football. I can watch West Coast football or two in the morning on a Saturday night. My wife thinks I'm crazy is like well, they're still playing the pack. The Pac twelve's out there. One Watch Washington. Why? I don't know why, but it's football. It's on and makes me happy. It's a great game. I was not very good at it as a child, So that's probably one of the things that's probably something I should work out in therapy. At some point Nonetheless, I love my I love me some football solar is to it. Speaking of such a certain Aaron Rodgers since you brought up the Green Bay Packers You know how much of a fan I write A certain Aaron Rodgers is mad. I was that man, but he poked back at sports talk radio shows. We'll get to that in a minute or two here. News Radio 8 40 W. H S. I've.

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"blue cross" Discussed on WTOP

WTOP

02:04 min | 2 years ago

"blue cross" Discussed on WTOP

"Locally operated Blue Cross and Blue Shield Company to 18. Traffic and weather on the eights and a building of the GOP traffic center came or details coming in about the wreck on the B W Parkway at the Beltway in Greenbelt, least two vehicles both sideways, at least one was on fire and at least one with serious injuries. South bound traffic on the B W Parkway is diverted onto the outer loop of the Beltway by the responders. South bound. The traffic jam starts beyond 1 97 but as usual with major delays and a big backup driver's doing the illegal thing entering on ramps and then backing up the wrong way and driving the wrong way to get themselves out of that traffic jam washing out for that reckless behavior North bound on the B W Parkway, the responders along the far left side, but traffic does get by slowly to the left to the right. North out of the parkway near the capital Beltway It'sthe South bound lanes of the BW Parkway that are blocked outer loop of the Beltway near University Boulevard. Toilet fell into the roadway. Shattered right side was blocked at least one vehicle disabled on the shoulder. 50 of the Bay Bridge, westbound heavy from Cox Creek, crossed the westbound span eastbound without delay, now in Gainesville, Virginia. There is a large police response along Route 29 North bound traffic has stopped beyond old Carolina Road. Police are working on the highway and in the woods in the wayside to the south of Route 29 south bound traffic at times getting by, but time's stopped South. Of Somerset Crossing Drive, and with additional link enclosures, perhaps forthcoming 95 North out and Dale City. The traffic jam leads to the wreck before Prince William Parkway getting by to the right South bound. The incident near Fairfax County Parkway was quickly moved on the shoulder. Your luncheon just got hotter with Tropical Smoothie Cafe's new barbecue, Pork case Idea. Watermelon mojito and guava Margarita smoothies. Try their summer flavors. Today. Tropical Smoothie Cafe Dave Tilden. W T o P. Traffic. Let's get back to storm Team Foreign Chuck Bell for our forecast to get through the final two days of July. Today will be the 28th day this month. We've been 90 degrees.

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"blue cross" Discussed on WTOP

WTOP

01:44 min | 2 years ago

"blue cross" Discussed on WTOP

"Of America. The Blue Cross Blue Shield Association is Association of Independent locally operated Blue Cross and Blue Shield companies. 48 traffic and weather on the eights here. Stateville dining the GOP traffics in Virginia 66 he's found after 50 crash was on the left side, hopefully clear soon. Residual storm damage Lawyers Road between Vienna and Hunter Mill Road believe has blocked both ways near Garrett Street. There is some sort of big utility issue there from the storms and difficult run Hunter Mill Road is still blocked because the water is still high at difficult run 95 3 95 No major incidents reported South bound traffic is slow as usual toward the AKA Kwan, D. C. I 2 95 South bound traffic was held for a time at a crash near Suitland Parkway. Should be getting by slowly those south off the 11th Street Bridge onto 95 the Beltway in Maryland and Virginia. No delays reported had a couple of spinouts after hitting some puddles on the outer loop between silver Spring in Bethesda. Any crashes should be on shoulders. All Ram should be open. Now. The Randall Georgetown Road and Carter rock off the outer loop where trees came down earlier, Democracy Boulevard is open. That tree was cleared west of old Georgetown Road. But these drivers still blocked between Franklin Street and Grover Lane because of a large tree that is down across Beech Drive 50. No delays between the Beltway and Bay Bridge 95 is good in Maryland between the two beltways. If you plan on crossing the Bay Bridge and get current traffic at bay bridge dot com or call 1877 Base banned all electronic tolling is now live. Get easy passed today. Dave Tilden. W T o p. Traffic to storm team for Brianna Berman solo talk us through this evening After all the heavy weather we've had. Oh, well, our extended forecast over the next couple of days, at.

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"blue cross" Discussed on WTOP

WTOP

02:08 min | 2 years ago

"blue cross" Discussed on WTOP

"Locally operated Blue Cross and Blue Shield companies. It's 11. 18 traffic and weather on the eighth to Rita Gessler in the traffic center. Looks like we have a new problem in Virginia, This is South Bound. 95 near 6 30 in Stafford. The incident reported to be in the right lane. Watch for any delays. North bound no problems from Fredericksburg into Springfield South. I'm starting to see a bit of a delay getting into Springfield on on South Bound 95 coming from the Beltway and from 3 95 so watch out for anything that may have popped up there. Westbound 66 year 20 Honorable to crash cleared. Those delays have eased 28 New Braddock road. It was a singling getting by the work in each direction. They're doing some traffic light work there in the intersection, you will not be able to turn onto New Braddock from 28. Either way. 29 years, Somerset Crossing, Dr had been the scene of a crash in Maryland. The earlier wrecked North bound 95 between 108 95 should be gone to 12 or Riggs Road near Crosby Road had been the scene of a wreck and South bound Brandywine wrote it old Indian head Road. The lanes are blocked for the Water main work getting across the Bay Bridge, the eastbound span still seeing delays eastbound trying to get across the bridge, the left lane of two blocked with the work. The westbound span continues to run. Two way traffic. 1 24 Woodfield Road is still closed north of Watkins Road near Garfield Drive because of downed wires from an earlier crash. There wasn't ongoing accident investigation in that stretches. Well, not sure when they're going to be able to open that back up on the Beltway, the outer loop. At the end of the ramp to Connecticut Avenue. The lights are flashing No one on the scene directing traffic there. This is going to be tricky for those of you coming from the outer loop to get onto South bound Connecticut Avenue. You need to use caution. G I t deliver cyber capabilities that protect today while out thinking the threats of tomorrow Secure your mission with the G D i t Cyber stack. Learn more at G d it dot com slash cyber Stack. I'm Rita Kessler. W T o p traffic. Let's get the latest W GOP four day forecast from Storm Team four's Lauren Rickets weather alert today, not only because of the heat but also because of thunderstorms expected as we continue right on into the evening.

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"blue cross" Discussed on WTOP

WTOP

02:26 min | 2 years ago

"blue cross" Discussed on WTOP

"The Blue Cross Blue Shield Association is association independent, locally operated Blue Cross and Blue Shield Company's Good Tuesday evening, It's 11 40 traffic and weather together on the AIDS. For that we turn to return under the GOP traffic, all right Traffic on the Beltway in silver spring on the adult before you get to Georgia Avenue, all traffic had been stopped as a result of the crash. Some traffic may now be getting by on the ad alludes crash originally was report along the left side the railways to expect to be getting by by staying too right now. Adam, look before George Javadi now on the outer loop. Just past the exit to go north on to 70. But before he gets old Georgetown Road already been a crash involving a jackknifed tractor trailer. Now they're dispatching for a new crash in the same area involving Metrobus is not clear if that if they kind of right into that crash, or what will keep you posted, but for now, with caution on the Beltway between silver Spring, but that's then we've got the longstanding incident involving a jackknifed tractor trailer on the outer loop over top of it to the big curve over the 2 70 spur. Traffic has been stopped a couple of times. For now, you are getting by single far right as to crash involving the jackknife tractor trailer. For now. No incidents reported on to 70 I 95 in the Baltimore Washington Parkway, also free and clear between the two beltways. The exception. Short works in 95 north on just north of 2 16 I was blocking a single right lane in Virginia 95 North found as you ignored the interchange for Route 6 30 Stafford Exit 1 40 up near Mom. Marker 1 41 crash now confined to the shoulder. All lines are open. If you're traveling a further north on 95 headed north to the truck scales and dumplings through Dale City up toward exit 1 56 Single file, right? Get you by that project 3 95 south down the ramp to go west on Little River Turnpike. The right through Lena's well, is that all Fran blocked by the work zone, And then I shared South. The Duke Street toward Ansell Road single far left past the work. They're still got a couple of closures over in Fairfax Station, Hampton Road between Henderson rode Bulls Road. Henderson was closed each way east of Hampton Road and Wolf Friend Shoals Road was closed each way. Just South equipped and wrote, he's all due to down trees from the earlier storms. Van Meter Holmes has partnered with celebrity chef Spike Mendelssohn to redefine your summer staycation to July 31st save up to $20,000 toward upgrades on your new home. Is it van meter homes dot com slash summer rich 100 w th T traffic,.

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"blue cross" Discussed on Radio Free Nashville

Radio Free Nashville

01:44 min | 2 years ago

"blue cross" Discussed on Radio Free Nashville

"And Blue Cross blue shield in upstate New York their companies provided generous pensions and expected them to stay for decades community banks were boring businesses the let money to local companies for a modest return over twenty percent of workers were unionized some economics problems existed growth was uneven and inflation periodically high but income inequality was low jobs provided benefits and main street businesses were the drivers of the economy there were only three television networks and my house we watch them on a TV with an antenna that we filled with make the picture clearer it all seems awfully quaint today pensions disappeared for private sector employees years ago most community banks were gobbled up by megabanks in the nineteen nineties today five banks control fifty percent of the commercial banking industry which is self mushroom the point where finance enjoys about twenty five percent of all corporate profits union membership fell by fifty percent ninety four percent of the jobs created between two thousand five in twenty fifteen we're temper contractor jobs without benefits people working multiple gigs to make ends meet is increasingly the norm real wages have been flat or even declining the chances that an American born in nineteen ninety will earn more than their parents are down to fifty percent second born in nineteen forty the same figure was ninety two percent thanks to Milton Friedman Jack Welch another corporate Titans the goals of large companies began to change in the early seventies and early nineteen eighties the notion they espouse that accompanies us on it maximizes share price became gospel and business schools in board rooms around the country companies are pushed to adopt your holder value as their sole measuring stick asal takeovers shareholder lawsuits and later activist hedge funds served as props to.

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"blue cross" Discussed on WTOP

WTOP

01:53 min | 2 years ago

"blue cross" Discussed on WTOP

"The Blue Cross blue shield association is an association of independent locally operated Blue Cross and blue shield companies it's twelve forty eight traffic and weather on the aids and when it breaks out we're still seeing a little bit of a delay on the southbound Baltimore Washington parkway after powder mill road the good news is the crash near NASA Goddard is gone all your traveling have been re opened and that delay is starting to ease with your lanes open headed all the way inside the beltway with you're getting onto New York Avenue or DC two ninety five northbound on DEC two ninety five the delay before bending road headed toward Burroughs Avenue it is between boroughs and eastern a single left lane gets by the work and northbound Connecticut Avenue near Chevy Chase circle had been a report of a wreck no problems on the beltway right now inner and outer lives still in speed through both Maryland and Virginia back in Maryland on twenty eight at Darden's town road that had been in earlier wreck their watch for any response left over looks like the broken down truck is cleared on seventy five between at McLean road in Baldwin road well getting eastbound on the bay bridge the left lane of two is blocked with the work again without delays southbound route one after Queensbury road emergency work as a single lane getting by we still have some delays on westbound I. seventy headed toward the US sixty five Sharpsburg pike where the left lane is getting by the works and southbound Georgia after Connecticut the utility work on the left side note pad to seventy still has a tap of the brakes getting that was one twenty one the left lane is blocked there without work in Virginia Woodbridge north everyone after the prince William parkway it was a single lane getting by the crash we have to separate work sounds on sixty six both without delay first westbound near sycamore street on the right side and then westbound between fifty and one twenty actually between one twenty three and fifty taking the left side I read a counselor WTOP traffic let's get our storm team four four day forecast what we have a million draper what a beautiful day out there looking outside the sun is shining the.

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"blue cross" Discussed on WTOP

WTOP

01:37 min | 2 years ago

"blue cross" Discussed on WTOP

"The Blue Cross blue shield association is an association of independent locally operated Blue Cross and blue shield companies WTOP six twenty eight traffic and weather on the aids and when it breaks well pretty uneventful traffic that across the region traffic is very light relatively speaking there's no rush hour there won't be one for a while and freeway traffic is pretty light as well downtown the works on on DEC two ninety five is clear and along with the delays have eased north bound in the northeast Washington and on the beltway in Maryland on the inner loop the crash on the right shoulder now between the Baltimore Washington parkway and route four fifty caller says the crash in laurel on route one whiskey bottom is clear east bound on the ICC two hundred traffic is still taken off the ICC and put on ninety five can't go east of there that eastern portion of two hundred is blocked between ninety five and route one for the final phase of the toll equipment update upgrades to the westbound lanes of two hundred are open to seventy without any travel travels through Montgomery and Frederick counties no issues on fifty near the bay bridge in Virginia sixty six is good inside outside the beltway in Leesburg a crash on battlefield parkway reported near the Dulles greenway and the new Walmart no issues on three ninety five or ninety five northbound and southbound everyone loves an Easter basket if you're celebrating giant has seasonal favorites from candy and flowers to the basket builders for kids and kids of all ages have a safe and happy Easter day filled on WTOP traffic isolated showers storm chance pretty low but still there overnight temperatures falling into the fifties tomorrow a chance for showers and storms during the first half of your Thursday by Thursday afternoon high temperatures.

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Coronavirus: Tiger at Bronx Zoo tests positive for Covid-19

Rush Limbaugh

00:43 sec | 2 years ago

Coronavirus: Tiger at Bronx Zoo tests positive for Covid-19

"Naji of the tiga at the Bronx zoo has tested positive for the coronavirus again nine I think I saw John Stossel he was complaining that a member of his family I couldn't get a test but somehow they can test animals now now do you have the tiger at the Bronx zoo and apparently some of the Tigers have tested positive I will I will contest I know what they've they've because you really got them the the Blue Cross blue shield gold plan or something because they have no idea of the time I get is able to get ahead of John Stossel's family member and and get attacked some happy by the way to social distance from Tigers I don't know problem doing

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White House considering direct payments to hospitals to cover COVID-19 treatment costs for uninsured Americans

Phil Valentine

01:22 min | 2 years ago

White House considering direct payments to hospitals to cover COVID-19 treatment costs for uninsured Americans

"As I said yesterday the president's put a priority on ensuring no American has to worry about the cost of corona virus testing and we've been working every day to make sure that Americans don't have to worry about the cost of treatment and at this point of the White House crowbars task force is working on a proposal for the president to use some of the one hundred billion dollars that we're making available to hospitals to compensate the hospitals directly for any corona virus treatment that they provide to uninsured Americans working out the details of that personal make a final decision tomorrow we expect announcement but the president made it very clear we don't want any American to worry about the cost of getting a test for the cost of getting treatment and we've expanded coverage through Medicaid we've expanded coverage through Medicare health insurance companies around the country including Blue Cross and just today announced that all of their members I will be waiting all co payments on corona virus treatment before the some thirty odd million uninsured Americans the president has directed the coronavirus task force to find a way to make sure that they know we will find a way to pay for your corona virus treatment in the present will be addressing that in announcing

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"blue cross" Discussed on WTOP

WTOP

01:53 min | 2 years ago

"blue cross" Discussed on WTOP

"The Blue Cross blue shield association is an association of independent locally operated Blue Cross and blue shield companies Monday morning at eight eighteen traffic and weather on the aids and when it breaks lunch for the volume on the beltway in Virginia this is the inner loop local lanes near telegraph road the vehicle fire activity was along the left side of the fire truck has left the vehicle fire put out but all the response and the car involved you're still on the scene taking the left side of the roadway again just a brief delay due to the letter volume out on the roadways outer loop no major delays we did have a report of a crash in the through lanes after the Wilson bridge along the right side though three ninety five in Virginia North bad seeing a delay near Duke street watch for any activity there westbound prince William parkway after Keaton hill road was a report of a wrecked and twenty eight between Linton hall road and Pennsylvania Avenue a single lane gets by the working each direction in Fairfax it was southbound Blake lane before twenty nine eight king's bridge drive that was the scene of a pole and wires down from an earlier wrecked the southbound lanes were under re direction the northbound lanes however were open in Maryland in the eastbound span of the bay bridge a single right lane gets by the workplace from sandy point trying to head across the bridge westbound moving well with two lanes getting by on the bridge that right lane is the long term closure westbound thirty two it burns crossing road there been reports of an animal in the right lane New Hampshire at Brighton dam road watch for anything left over from the earlier crash well on the beltway in Maryland the inner loop ramp to River Road the work was reported to be along the right side in the district no major delays just be aware those closures around the tidal basin in the mall are in place until about eight o'clock tonight I read a counselor WTOP traffic and Mike Stanford is here now with our forecast and Bruce still has some problems with far cross or Virginia suburbs visibility on one eighth of a mile now in Leesburg and Dulles airport and also more so we have.

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"blue cross" Discussed on WTOP

WTOP

01:48 min | 2 years ago

"blue cross" Discussed on WTOP

"America the Blue Cross blue shield association is an association of independent locally operated Blue Cross and blue shield companies good morning at seven eighteen if you can weather on the aids and when it breaks down in the situation in the district inbound south capitol street at the Douglas bridge the crash cleared out of the roadway the lanes are open those delays are easing rather quickly also the delays on the westbound freeway heavy is trying to get past main Avenue those closures around the tidal basin in the mall have been put in place and that includes the westbound freeway ramp to main Avenue in both directions of the freeway the ramps to Potomac park independence Avenue has a stretch of the roadway close the Memorial Bridge is close the Lincoln memorial circle is closed a full list of the closures on WTOP dot com elsewhere in Maryland a south bound to seventy near eighty in Urbana the broken down vehicle was moved over to the right shoulder you might tap the brakes as you get past it New Hampshire Avenue Brighton dam road remains under police direction but the crash itself has been cleared out of the traffic pull of the travel portion of the roadway so the crash off the roadway but you can still see it so that's why police are still directing great Seneca highway wisteria Dr that precious cleared in Virginia westbound sixty six still sing a little bit of all you headed toward twenty nine in Centerville the crash was along the left side twenty eight between Linton hall road and Pennsylvania Avenue there's a work scones scheduled to be in place right now until about three o'clock it should be a single lane getting you buy each way and southbound Blakely before twenty nine eight king's bridge drive that was still closed all pulling wires down in the roadway from an earlier record northbound lanes are open I read a Kessler WTOP traffic all right my cam Stanford is here this morning and let Mike it looks like these guys are trying to lighten up a little bit yes summer is though are saying some larger projects fog with visibility down to zero.

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"blue cross" Discussed on WTOP

WTOP

02:14 min | 2 years ago

"blue cross" Discussed on WTOP

"America the Blue Cross blue shield association is an association of independent locally operated Blue Cross and blue shield companies it's five forty eighths traffic and weather on the aids and when it breaks the issue in Maryland will be ninety five going north bound trying to get away from the beltway brake lights galore the entire trip up to a crisis before two twelve now you've got a couple tow trucks on scene trying to move everything to the left side so you'll have two right lanes getting by we also had word of some activity up near one ninety eight then after thirty two both going in the northbound direction neither in the roadway thankfully we're getting a little bit of a slowdown on the beltway out of there before you get to Georgia Avenue stay left to get by apparently for five cars were involved here and it's along the right center and on the right shoulder so just stay left is that the words are headed to the scene two seventy coming southbound big delays already eighty five three banded down toward one oh nine in the local lanes down your twenty eight reported crash along the right side couple hick ups on two ten going north bound near Palmer road the crash blocking the right lane then up before Kirby hill one broken down as truck blocking the right lane coming out of Frederick three fifty five up near eighty in a band it we had a reported crash caution in College Park please route one between about Wayne university Boulevard the power outage we've got a number of signals that are dark be careful in the Virginia ninety five and three ninety five north slowing Dale city Woodbridge heavy in Newington three ninety five little delays past Duke street we've got word on the freeway eastbound before five car crash in the split for the third street tunnel apparently everybody's out of the roadway so you're able to make both those tests travel lanes into the tunnel for now sixty six we're gonna miss heavy masses riding into center field in a broaching the Fairfax county parkway that way they're still looks good between Alexandria and McLean running without slowdown Snell delivers the right system at the right price and up to sixteen hundred off call eight six six seven seven stand up guys were visits now heating and air dot com Jack Taylor WTOP traffic thanks delivered as our storm team four four day forecast looking pretty good so far this morning Mike yeah that's a pretty morning we have a full moon setting in the west to a good deal of sunshine today and mild highs upper sixties lower seventies keep in mind says that up til seven twenty eight this morning as we've gone back to daylight saving time tonight skies will.

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For Her Head Cold, Insurer Coughed Up $25,865

Morning Edition

05:38 min | 3 years ago

For Her Head Cold, Insurer Coughed Up $25,865

"There's no question that medical bills are often higher in expensive neighborhoods and there's no question that this corner of New York City not far from grammar see park is one of the most expensive bits of real estate in the country but still you have to ask if you go to a doctor with a cold and a sore throat should you expect the last bill that tops twenty eight thousand dollars that's what a doctor at Manhattan specialty care just off Park Avenue south charge Alexa cast the I caught up with this forty year old public policy consultant at an office uptown I start getting a really sore throat and so I decided just to go the doctor to see if I had strep throat I was leaving on vacation that next week overseas and so I just wanted to like have some antibiotics in case it didn't go away the appointment with doctor Roy thought a lot he was quick she says a throat swab and blood draw and she was out the door with her prescription for cold went away pretty quickly and she enjoyed her vacation I get back about ten days later there's several messages on my phone and I have an email from the billing department at doctor Patel he's office the teller that BlueCross BlueShield this mailing her family a check for more than twenty five thousand dollars to cover some of the out of network lab tests the actual bill was over twenty eight thousand dollars but the doctor says they will collect the twenty five hundred dollar copay I thought it was a mistake I thought maybe they meant to hundred and fifty dollars I couldn't fathom in what universe I would go to the doctor for a strep throat culture and some antibiotics and I would end up with a twenty five thousand dollar bill this is perfectly normal the doctor's office kept assuring her and they sent a courier over to our house to pick up the check did the doctor tell you what test she was running now did you tell you that she was sending things to a clinician alright that lab that was out of network now definitely not yeah he went back and forth a little bit with the billing people right you were that you made it clear that you're unhappy about this yes I made it very clear that I wasn't happy about it in fact she told him she would report the doctor to the New York state medical board the test in question turned out to be DNA probes that were looking for a smorgasbord of viruses and bacteria Dr Renae majority professor of family medicine at the Georgetown University school of medicine sees no reason to run them in my twenty years of being a doctor I've never ordered any of these tests let alone seen anyone of my colleague students in other physicians order anything like that in the outpatient setting I have no idea why they were ordered maybe for a patient in the intensive care unit or with a difficult case of pneumonia there could be a reason to run these tests he says the ones for influenza are potentially useful but there's a cheap rapid test it could have been used instead there about two hundred and fifty viruses that cause the symptoms for the common cold and even if you did know that there was virus a versus virus to be it would make no difference because there's no treatment anyway so no reason to run these tests Alexa Kasdan also wondered whether running these tests and running up her insurance bill is even legal or show marking an attorney in overland park Kansas who specializes in medical billing says that depends on the details there are a lot of state law issues that can be involved and there's a lot of contractual issues that can be involved in this particular issue New York state has a surprise billing law patients need to be informed if they're in network doctor is referring a test to an out of network provider and to warn people that they could end up with a big bill state laws also limit cozy relationships between doctors and labs that could be at play here once companies also have contracts with doctors say making sure lab tests are done in network but billing expert marching says insurance companies aren't monitoring those claims as they come in most claims processing even for something a claim like this that you and I would read it after the fact and think gosh this just seems outrageous to pay this much money for these types of lab services are often completely automated there's never a human set of eyes that look at the bell and decide whether or not it gets paid the list prices in this case or about twenty times the going rate in that Manhattan zip code marking says and if the threats wanted been sent to lab core which is in network for Castin I'm courses that would have charged the insurer about six hundred and fifty dollars rather than the more than twenty eight thousand dollars for essentially the same tests Dr fought a lot he did not respond to requests for comment and even though a lexicon aspen didn't have to pay practices like this still cost us morning says she may not be paying anything on this particular claim but overall if the group's claims and costs rise everyone all the employees and and their spouses paying into the health plan may eventually BPP paying for the cost of this after we started asking questions about this cast and Kerrier Blue Cross blue shield of Minnesota launched an investigation they acknowledge that the review process failed to flag this extraordinary bill this at the doctor's office had not cash the check so they put a stop payment on it well they dig deeper morning says people can take issues like this to their insurance company or state regulators or do some of their own legwork before leaving the doctor's office I always ask where they're sending my labs or where they're sending my images so that I can make sure that that's in network with my health

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"blue cross" Discussed on WJR 760

WJR 760

05:19 min | 3 years ago

"blue cross" Discussed on WJR 760

"To seven fifty welcome our friend and and I've been a spokesperson for Blue Cross blue shield of Michigan for as long as I can remember and I'm thankful for that as I've said always were when we were growing up in Monroe if you could have Blue Cross blue shield of Michigan there that was that was pretty good do you you have the best insurance you can have in that like me you have to see the front page story the other day where'd somehow Blue Cross got to tied in with the a battle with Elizabeth between Elizabeth Warren and mayor Pete and I'm not gonna drag frankly I am not going to drag down left for president and CEO of Blue Cross blue shield of Michigan blue care network into that political pit so I've mentioned it I'm aware of it they there's no there there and and I just wanted to talk with you Dan about this really wonderful blue prints announcement that Blue Cross blue shield of Michigan has by the way I ran into Matthew Stafford when I stopped by to show my support for Mitch albums invent last night his award winning to radio found with a raised a record breaking about one point four million dollars in Matthew was sitting there and I reminded him that the first time I met him was when he and I were at Ford field maybe I don't know if he had just gotten here and maybe I just got here I don't know I think he had been here while but he had just gotten here and we did an event for Blue Cross blue shield for kids and then he smiled and he remembered it and it was great I don't get to see him very often so but I am reminded of all the good things that Blue Cross blue shield of Michigan is done over the last several years and I've been proud to be a part of many of them but tell me about this big announcement well Paul Nadia thanks for having me and it when your big companies sometimes you get put in the middle of things and that was about thirteen years ago so it's not hard to remember even now where that came from but you know what it won't be the last time and we just move on and do the things we're doing like the blueprint for affordability yeah which is out the new payment relationship that we have with seven major Michigan help organizations where we both agreed to risk share arrangement I'm not on healthcare and really what that does politics it is a shared accountability for cost quality efficiency you know our customers are members are looking to have their health improved in the lower the benefit cost trend and what this does is it gives providers financial responsibility if they successfully manage healthcare costs and meet the the metrics for patients in need quality standards they share in the savings which means there they're they're paid more and if they don't deliver they're paid last and yeah it really is we are excited that these major providers have taken this rests with us which means that tells me and that's almost thirty percent of our entire business yeah it's places like ascension health Paul Henry Ford health system it is a premier group of Michigan health systems and physicians keep keep let listing them yeah Oakland self deal positions the fish positional lions Trinity health through Michigan United physicians and their you know that they have partnered with us and we believe both of us believe that by working together we can lower costs to have better outcomes and by doing that they share and that benefits because if you have lower cost Paul it's in better outcomes obviously it's better for our customers but there's more to share with providers and this is really ground breaking it's amazing how many calls I've gotten from around the country wanting to know more about it and in it and it's been it's really exciting and this is just the first step I expect many of the other health systems and physician practice groups in the state to join us over the next year well tackling the skyrocketing cost of healthcare signing these risk sharing agreement we don't necessarily need to know how it works but can you again once again explain how that as a as a patient as a a member of the Blue Cross blue shield of Michigan family you don't need to know exactly how this works but it would be interesting for us to know how this works sure but you know the bottom line is we set with all these organizations and we develop metrics and outcomes expected outcomes and if you and through the data that we and we look at the metrics if we get those outcomes meaning you know all kinds of whether it's read missions different different outcomes if they we we meet them I then we share in the savings and obviously the to care for our patients is better and it basically is skin in the game ball that means if you perform you're gonna get paid better if you don't perform you're gonna get paid less and and and I'm really proud of these these provider groups that have stepped up and and joined us in really national breakthrough that starting right here in Michigan well looking this is wonderful yet another great program that you've come up with for Blue.

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Pete Buttigieg releases list of McKinsey clients

Dave Ramsey

00:26 sec | 3 years ago

Pete Buttigieg releases list of McKinsey clients

"Democratic presidential hopeful people to judge revealing his client list during his time at consulting firm McKinsey and company the south bend Indiana mayor worked at the firm for three years during which time his clients included government agencies like the department of defense EPA an energy department other clients were best by Blue Cross blue shield of Michigan and the national resources defense council but a judge says his work mostly amounted to research and

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Could the 'fountain of youth' molecule reverse your ageing

The Yola Nash Show

11:53 min | 3 years ago

Could the 'fountain of youth' molecule reverse your ageing

"Our guest today says that there is a youth molecule in the human body and he says this molecule of youth happens to be concentrated in our skin hair eyes in joints he says this of substance not only dramatically influences our parents the words how younger how healthy we look but more importantly our physical strength our flexibility and mobility this is our ability to do things let things get around be physical today we're gonna learn more about this once mysterious substance how new breakthroughs are allowing us to get it back and keep it as we get older all right bill Sardis here bill is an author he's traveled around the world in search of information about hyaluronic acid or H. AG is it's sometimes referred to back from his recent trip to a small village in Japan where people maintain high levels of HA and are famous for their ability to defy the aging process bill welcome to the program great to be with you have Pat and all your statements to introduce the show today are certainly not overstatement after years of people using oral hyaluronic acid supplements well of course we're going to give your audience a report today an update and an improvement how things are going as thousands of people have discovered how the support in particular their joints but also their skin and their eyes and of course their hair and so on these are the areas where the body actually is highly concentrated in HA but I want to tell all your listeners to please stay tuned because there's going to be a an offer today from purity products no strings attached this is the offer from a reputable company that's been in business for years yes for five dollars there's no strings attached you get to try a bottle of this wonderful new product and make your life's. all make your supplement regimen simple and save a little money along the way now you see there's a youth molecule in the human body that it holds the key the visible signs of aging now you've written about this you've traveled to Japan to do the research so so tell me about what is what exactly is this molecule you're talking about had it's amazing that most people don't know this word hyaluronic acid and of course it's made its all over our body it's in our skin it's an all natural molecules we can get it orally replace it in our body but more so we've learned that the little bit that we can get as a dietary supplement can trigger your body can make more and of course why do we need more well when we're young we're loaded with this stuff when we're babies we have what we call baby fat it's really baby eight a it it makes well it babies fall down and get cuts and scrapes you notice they never really get any life long scars from that because they have lots of H. A. onboard Hylarana gas that in to make this easy to understand for the audience I think we can all appreciate that women have smooth their skin and thicker hair and so on all of that is because estrogen sends a signal to make more HA and that's why the girls have more limber flexible joints they can get in a kind of a lotus posture kind of that men can't get into that they certainly have all of those advantages and it's because the estrogen sends a signal to make more HA now women have more HA to lose than men do and you see the skin traveling up the joint console on as women age but there's a way to get it back and of course purity products for years now has been talking about HA and they have a new formula just for the joint H. H. joint formula and it's so important today because I think everyone's confused an article in the. New York times says consumers a confused what to do to support their joints to people are looking for alternatives we need cushioning in between the joints the bones in our joint what a doctor looks at an X. ray all he's doing is measuring the space between the two bones there in the knees so it's about a quarter of an inch space without that cushioning you've got bone rubbing on bone that's what H. A. yes it's the Jello or the cushioning agent in between our bones we lose it either due to wear and tear or age and so we start getting problems the more that we find pain relief the more pain relievers we use the more we're going to use these joy and then we're gonna wear out more bone and they've noticed this people who chronically use pain relievers are gonna have more bone where so what you need is the actual cushioning back there to lubricate the joint and that's what HA does that's what HA is the doctors call it synovial fluid they actually inject this into joints orthopedist do dermatologist injected into the skin eye doctors use it as a lubricant during eye surgery so it's nothing foreign to modern medicine but it may be new to you as a listener there and you have never heard about HA before well you need to learn about it it's a wonderful molecule with all natural and you can get it as a dietary supplement purity products was the first to introduce it now it's a great big long molecule path that six million daltons in molecular weight think of six million paper clips put together it's big you can't absorb it and he found a way to knock it down so that it's only about fifteen hundred to three thousand that means that you can absorb this orally we actually prove that in studies conducted at the laboratory right there in Florida and we're gonna tell you more about that but we proved that is poorly absorbed most doctors are told that or. HA cannot be absorbed that's true if it's the regular HA it's gotta be knocked down in molecular weight and more important it needs some other antioxidants that be added with that we're going to talk about one here in just a moment but. product is introducing this all new joint formula for people that are searching for alternative or their joint health and of course this isn't a drug at the dietary supplement meant to of course support healthy joints help as as we think of it just to him we're talking with bill Sarti about Hylarana answered or eighteen a bill you said that recently that the H. a revolution is underway more and more people are using it tell us why AJ is such a breakthrough in what exactly can you do for people I think the brick and mortar and allergy is probably the best for everybody to understand it there are bricks in our body the cell there's mortar in between and the mortar is the collagen now within the college and not the collagen itself vitamin C. makes college but within that collagen there's a moisturizing agent that looks like gel on everyone knows you put some Jello in the refrigerator in the water separates out after a time and that's what's happening in our body we're losing the water holding molecule HA the body is seventy two percent water and if we lose this the connective tissue that connects all of our cell that that connects all of everything that we have begins to lose its water it separates out and then we begin to lose that the substance the scaffolding build the support structure that hold our body together and of course we being given the rankl we shrivel up we lose an engine are high we we see that the brain a shriveled up in the high and so on all of these things occur with age and you know possibly Leon was looking for a used to molecule and he wanted to find it in of course the fountain of youth the water he was looking for a water fountain the body needs water but it has to hold it and of course I want everyone to think of having something like a Jello type of a water balloon filled with Jello or one filled with water which one do you want you want to one filled with Jello because it's still firm but soft and cushioning and that's the way our bodies are when we're young babies or even a pregnant woman is loaded with this which is an example of the how the HA is made more so at certain times of our life but as age goes on we're going to lose it we're going to see the wrinkles thinning hair we're going to see our joints lose their flexibility we're just telling people that after thousands of people try this if you're taking low cost a million supplement it took thirteen years for doctors to adopt Lucassen mean sulfate at the regular dietary supplement now drugstores health food stores people ask me well why haven't my doctor told me about Hylarana Catholic well it took thirteen years for will cost me it'll be on the front page of time magazine it's just gonna take time and it'll get there because patients are gonna take this to the doctors and pointed out as they did glue consummate the revolution starts with patients in people that have issues and want to have healthy joints skin and hair and eyes and want to see some of these useful level the HA restored in their body do you for a great deal about the role of hyaluronic acid in the body's connective tissues how does each a work in the joints and connective tissue it's a natural cushioning age and Pat we're talking to about between the bones it also surrounds the nurses sciatic nerve there's an older nerve there's the carpal tunnel nerve all of these are going to need the special cushioning that HA can give them there are people tell us this stuff works here's Ernie writing to me who's actually peaches and plays golf in Dover Delaware he found this purity joint formula and we're telling you it work miracles for him why because purity is not only taken the HA. but they've taken a brand new substance called Hydroxycut taken from all is that Pat you notice you can put a bowl of olives on your table and a year later come back and except for a little bit of shrinkage due to just the loss of moisture they're very stable they're still there they didn't shrivel up and waste away to the fungal contamination so there's something very strong and all as we've known it for a long time doctor Roberto crea and Italian researchers now here in this country doing some research on hydroxy Tyrus all extracted from olives and found out that it does some of the same things that the molecules do that trigger like estrogen does the production of HA so we began to think why don't we combine this wonderful strong antioxidant from all is in the eighties new HA joint formula you know we're getting results like we've never seen before this is why build writes to us this year thing I'm taking HA for my knees it's done wonders for my joy so we get these letters from people there unsolicited you see this is the kind of thing we hear and of course they're astounded with that they just can't believe it here someone writing to me this is doctor cal least thing he looks like a man that's thirty years younger and he says people can't he believe his level of fitness and youthful appearance and he says I tried to tell him it's just the H. a formula in the course he sent us pictures on the internet how did he looks for his age and you're going to look a little younger because when you were young you had a lot of this now this stuff works fairly quick much faster than Blue Cross to me and it's all safe all natural it's purities H. eight joint

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Typhoons Faxai and Lingling cause death and destruction in Northern Asia

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Typhoons Faxai and Lingling cause death and destruction in Northern Asia

"Typhoon ling ling lash to North Korea over the weekend north Korean state media is now urging citizens to fully mobilized to rebuild workers will need to rebuild electricity networks salvage battered crops and help families whose homes and property were damaged meanwhile a separate typhoon Blue Cross the Tokyo area and knocked out power several railway and subway operators suspended service and flights were cancelled at Tokyo airports as the typhoon passed over Chiba a northern suburb of the Japanese capital before daybreak shaking homes with strong winds and battering the area

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Supreme Court rules 'peace cross' in Maryland can remain

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04:17 min | 3 years ago

Supreme Court rules 'peace cross' in Maryland can remain

"The supreme court ruled Thursday that peace cross war memorial on public land outside Washington DC can stand determining determining a seven two decision that it does not violate the constitution residents of Prince George's county Maryland and the American humanist association had sued to have the cross taken down and the American Legion who symbols also the more memorial intervene to defend it, while the resonance and AH a claimed that across memorial on public land violated the constitution, the court determined that factors including the history of the. Memorial support the idea that it is not a religious in nature. So that was pretty much the argument here with this was that it's a giant cross, and it is actually being run by a governmental facility is being cared for. Where did I see that there it? Is it supporters including the Trump administration said it was created solely to honor those heroes and a secular nature opponents, call it in impermissible overlap of church and state since it is controlled and cared for by the Maryland parks commission, and that's right there. So that was the argument. They are it is kind of what they're saying is that it is an overlap of the church and state divisions guys, icier, Asli apologize. I'm like all over the place here right now. But I am so tired. I could screen anyway. Back to the story. So as I was saying their argument is that it isn't overlap of the separation of church and state, and the people who are for the monument or saying that it isn't religious in nature, and they are citing things like. What is it that the blue what is a Blue Cross? And Blue Shield was one of the ones that they mentioned now I can't even find that again. And I just saw a minute ago but they were talking about that. And they were talking about bear, and things like that, where you can use across it. It's not considered religious in nature. It's a war memorial. Okay. I want to go ahead and continue reading some more of the article, the court's decision, reverses the four circuit court of appeals, which rolled across was unconstitutional. So there was a court that actually ruled that it should be taken down. Okay. The seven to majority on Thursday cited the structure's historical nature and its narrowly drawn the season saying the Latin cross design reflected, the nationwide trend at the time it was arrested the honor award, they'd with comment with community monuments. The cross was associated with World War One and the court noted that the US used used it in military honors such as distinguished service cross in nineteen eighteen and navy. Cross in nineteen nineteen the blends Berg piece cross as it is known sits in a traffic circle in the Washington suburbs to honor, forty forty-nine local ward World War One soldiers who done in battles overseas. Let's see what else do we have here. Even a recognized across memorials may be permissible in some cases, like certain World War, One Latin crosses, an Arlington National Cemetery, while HA claims that those courses are different because they are in a cemetery, and our a are more associated with individual soldiers. The court said that does not make a difference as memorial serve the same purposes. Gravestones for many grieving families. See, it's sort of the same idea as pulling down historical statues. This Magno put up quite a long time ago, regardless of whether or not it is, actually a religious symbol, because it kind of is. But at the same time, it kind of isn't, but it's the same as pulling down historical statues, and things of that nature. And as I have said, in the past of bowel pulling down those historical statues, if we're going to start doing all of this, which obviously, we already have started doing all that. But if we're actually going to do all of that, I'm thinking, if we're gonna pull them down. Let's not replace them with anything and the reason I say, if we're going to pull them down. Don't replace him with anything is because unfortunately, we are living in a generation, who is also going to start raising another generation of kids. But this generation is extremely offended by absolutely everything. And if they continue to be absolutely offended by everything. Imagine what their kids are going to be like just imagine the height of offense that their children are gonna

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