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Embracing Direct Care Benefits

Healthcare Americana

Chris is joined by Carl Schuessler, co-founder and managing partner with Mitigate Partners. They discuss how Carl and his team were successful implementing a direct care benefit plan for hospital employees in Florida. Carl also shares his experiences contracting COVID-19 and how he and his family are dealing with the virus.Support the show (https://healthcareamericana.com/sponsors/)


28 Oct 2020

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Fair Co$t Healthplan | Carl Schuessler | We are the Healthcare Champions My Friends

Solving Healthcare

Podcast Show NotesOur podcast discussion today between Michael Andrade and Carl Schuessler of Mitigate Partners and the Fair Co$t Health Plan.  We start off the discussion with a bit about Carl and his mission. How going to the doctor as a kid and getting a physical lead to his mission to provide meaningful cost mitigation solutions to his clients. He and his colleagues with Mitigate Partners have curated a solution to healthcare that any of the traditional carriers would love to rival. We talk about a lot of the 6 opportunities in healthcare and how the right consultant and a courageous employer can reduce their spend significantly while improving the quality of healthcare to employees and their family members. What is EMPLOYER-Built Healthcare? What’s possible in healthcare? What is Mitigate Partners? What lead Carl and Mitigate Partners to create the FairCo$t Health Plan? How does the FairCo$t Health Plan work? Why just watching claims top line isn’t enough. The six fundamental flaws in healthcare. Active Claim Management & the Benefits Champion Who’s at the center of efficiency? Why should an employer believe this is possible? What is the healthcare cartel? Traditional Brokers, Traditional PBM, Traditional Carriers, and even some providers contribute to driving up the cost of healthcare. Why is Courage so important and what role does an advisor play in supporting courageous employers. Testimonials and Case Studies:  DeSoto Memorial Hospital: https://youtu.be/b26Ej9LWYHE Employee Testimonial – DeSoto Memorial Hospital – Hannah’s Story 1 min 30 sec: https://youtu.be/U24-ltQTaHQ Employee Testimonial – Memorial Hospital – Hannah’s Story 30 Sec: https://youtu.be/zn0ATiQFIuY Epiphany Direct Primary — Short video about Dr. Lee Gross, the Direct Primary Care Doctor at Epiphany HEALTH who was integral and instrumental as part of our FairCo$t Health Plan at the Hospital. Dr. Gross is a community doctor and a national leader in fixing our broken health care system, leading by example. https://youtu.be/mRLz1PLHk-Y Gasparilla Inn & Club: https://youtu.be/LqChEXHoujw Employee Testimonial: Gasparilla Inn & Club – Dencina’s Story: https://youtu.be/CayX9A_E-AI School District of Osceola County: https://youtu.be/IVhvSzaIBhc Florida Clients’ Overview: https://youtu.be/6pT5Zi2JkJc See more on this podcast https://solvinghealthcare.net/ or call Michael Andrade (832) 236-8966 Also, connect with Carl: Carl C. Schuessler, Jr. LinkedIn: http://www.linkedin.com/in/ccsjr1 Carl C. Schuessler, Jr. Twitter: https://twitter.com/sling_c Website: https://www.mitigatepartners.comYouTube Mitigate Partners: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCnX4…Mitigate Partners LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/mitigatep…Mitigate Partners Twitter: https://twitter.com/MitigatepartnerFairCo$t Health Plans LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/faircosth…FairCo$t Health Plans Twitter: https://twitter.com/FairCostPlansPatient Rights Advocate (htpps://www.patientrightsadvocate.org) videos:If you’d like to learn how this and other programs can fit into your benefit strategy please feel free to contact me: Michael Andrade (832) 236-8966.fusion-button.button-15 .fusion-button-text, .fusion-button.button-15 i {color:#ffffff;}.fusion-button.button-15 .fusion-button-icon-divider{border-color:#ffffff;}.fusion-button.button-15:hover .fusion-button-text, .fusion-button.button-15:hover i,.fusion-button.button-15:focus .fusion-button-text, .fusion-button.button-15:focus i,.fusion-button.button-15:active .fusion-button-text, .fusion-button.button-15:active{color:#ffffff;}.fusion-button.button-15:hover .fusion-button-icon-divider, .fusion-button.button-15:hover .fusion-button-icon-divider, .fusion-button.button-15:active .fusion-button-icon-divider{border-color:#ffffff;}.fusion-button.button-15:hover, .fusion-button.button-15:focus, .fusion-button.button-15:active{border-color:#ffffff;}.fusion-button.button-15 {border-color:#ffffff;border-radius:25px;}.fusion-button.button-15{background: #002859;}.fusion-button.button-15:hover,.button-15:focus,.fusion-button.button-15:active{background: #002859;}.fusion-button.button-15 .fusion-button-text {text-transform:none;}iHeart (coming soon).fusion-button.button-16 .fusion-button-text, .fusion-button.button-16 i {color:#ffffff;}.fusion-button.button-16 .fusion-button-icon-divider{border-color:#ffffff;}.fusion-button.button-16:hover .fusion-button-text, .fusion-button.button-16:hover i,.fusion-button.button-16:focus .fusion-button-text, .fusion-button.button-16:focus i,.fusion-button.button-16:active .fusion-button-text, .fusion-button.button-16:active{color:#ffffff;}.fusion-button.button-16:hover .fusion-button-icon-divider, .fusion-button.button-16:hover .fusion-button-icon-divider, .fusion-button.button-16:active .fusion-button-icon-divider{border-color:#ffffff;}.fusion-button.button-16:hover, .fusion-button.button-16:focus, .fusion-button.button-16:active{border-color:#ffffff;}.fusion-button.button-16 {border-color:#ffffff;border-radius:25px;}.fusion-button.button-16{background: #002859;}.fusion-button.button-16:hover,.button-16:focus,.fusion-button.button-16:active{background: #002859;}.fusion-button.button-16 .fusion-button-text {text-transform:none;}iTunes.fusion-button.button-17 .fusion-button-text, .fusion-button.button-17 i {color:#ffffff;}.fusion-button.button-17 .fusion-button-icon-divider{border-color:#ffffff;}.fusion-button.button-17:hover .fusion-button-text, .fusion-button.button-17:hover i,.fusion-button.button-17:focus .fusion-button-text, .fusion-button.button-17:focus i,.fusion-button.button-17:active .fusion-button-text, .fusion-button.button-17:active{color:#ffffff;}.fusion-button.button-17:hover .fusion-button-icon-divider, .fusion-button.button-17:hover .fusion-button-icon-divider, .fusion-button.button-17:active .fusion-button-icon-divider{border-color:#ffffff;}.fusion-button.button-17:hover, .fusion-button.button-17:focus, .fusion-button.button-17:active{border-color:#ffffff;}.fusion-button.button-17 {border-color:#ffffff;border-radius:25px;}.fusion-button.button-17{background: #002859;}.fusion-button.button-17:hover,.button-17:focus,.fusion-button.button-17:active{background: #002859;}.fusion-button.button-17 .fusion-button-text {text-transform:none;}Google.fusion-button.button-18 .fusion-button-text, .fusion-button.button-18 i {color:#ffffff;}.fusion-button.button-18 .fusion-button-icon-divider{border-color:#ffffff;}.fusion-button.button-18:hover .fusion-button-text, .fusion-button.button-18:hover i,.fusion-button.button-18:focus .fusion-button-text, .fusion-button.button-18:focus i,.fusion-button.button-18:active .fusion-button-text, .fusion-button.button-18:active{color:#ffffff;}.fusion-button.button-18:hover .fusion-button-icon-divider, .fusion-button.button-18:hover .fusion-button-icon-divider, .fusion-button.button-18:active .fusion-button-icon-divider{border-color:#ffffff;}.fusion-button.button-18:hover, .fusion-button.button-18:focus, .fusion-button.button-18:active{border-color:#ffffff;}.fusion-button.button-18 {border-color:#ffffff;border-radius:25px;}.fusion-button.button-18{background: #002859;}.fusion-button.button-18:hover,.button-18:focus,.fusion-button.button-18:active{background: #002859;}.fusion-button.button-18 .fusion-button-text {text-transform:none;}Spotify The post Fair Co$t Healthplan | Carl Schuessler | We are the Healthcare Champions My Friends appeared first on Solving Healthcare.


25 Jul 2020

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Episode # 71 – Save a Rural Hospital, Save a County Says Carl Schuessler, an Uber Creative Benefit Advisor with Mitigate Partners Who Teaches Nearly Broke but Highly Rated Rurals Exactly How to Save Millions Building Their Own Local High Value Network with the Stakeholders – County, School and Local Pharmacy, Local Doc – Brick by Brick.

Primary Care Cures

In this episode Ron chats with Carl Schuessler, Managing Principal, BenefitStrategies, LLC. and Mitigate Partners, LLC. Here they discuss how to bring back “neighborhood healthcare” to communities, eliminating the counterproductive barriers, getting back to to the “Marcus Welby, M.D.” way of healthcare. Carl talks about his experience removing PBM, the TPA, and BUCAHs from the healthcare equation. They do a deep dive into how healthcare can transform for the future, and how it already has transformed in some areas. Carl runs an intentionally small “concierge” consulting firm offering a unique approach to benefits management to a select group of clients, Benefit Strategies provides Insurance, Risk Management and Employee Benefits Consulting. Serving as a Population Health Manager specializing in Cost Containment and Risk Mitigation, the partners pride themselves on their ability to be creative in designing innovative, optimum plans and helping companies and individuals make the most of their financial resources by serving as a Fiduciary and Steward of health plan dollars. With more than 25 years of experience in employee and executive benefits consulting and financial planning experience, Carl offers clients improved cash flow, saves money and retains top talent with well-structured employee benefit and financial planning solutions. He is also an accomplished speaker and author. After spending the last 4 years searching for the best in class Healthcare Solutions to solve the Healthcare Jigsaw Puzzle, by integrating these to significantly reduce his clients’ health plan spend, Carl created and trademarked FairCo$t, a health plan design he pioneered. Carl has successfully networked with other trusted vendors such as insurance companies, PBM’s, TPA’s, health care destinations, employee benefit communication companies, and onsite clinics. To the delight of his clients, he has a proven track record of bringing comprehensive solutions to businesses regarding healthcare costs, benefit design, improved medical outcomes and improved employee communications. Carl is an employer advocate and provides easily understood solutions and encouragement to employers. Read the Transcript The post Episode # 71 – Save a Rural Hospital, Save a County Says Carl Schuessler, an Uber Creative Benefit Advisor with Mitigate Partners Who Teaches Nearly Broke but Highly Rated Rurals Exactly How to Save Millions Building Their Own Local High Value Network with the Stakeholders – County, School and Local Pharmacy, Local Doc – Brick by Brick. appeared first on Primary Care Cures.


4 Jun 2020

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Episode 7: Hope for Rural Healthcare with Carl Schuessler (Part 2)

Healthcare Solutions

00:00  intro00:42  welcome Carl Schuessler01:18  in last week's episode02:16  absolving employee's of out-of-pocket cost burden02:54  low income + maximum OOP = recipe for bankruptcy03:30  employee's who go to their hospital employer have no OOP03:49  "friends of family" network04:22  removed all barriers to care04:35  what was the magic sauce?05:39  340B eligibility makes them unique05:58  Marshall Allen--ProPublica article06:48  keep more dollars in the community07:30  critical access hospital has <25 beds, or DSH hospital08:04  keep as much revenue coming to the hospital as possible08:47  add more direct contracts for services at the hospital09:25  medical tourism without having to leave your hometown10:29  $65,000 vs. $25,000...um, I think I'll take the latter11:16  new revenues bring new investments in more advanced care11:50  big thanks to the CEO, CFO, HR team12:33  Marcus Welby, where healthcare gets local and personal again13:27  quadruple aim includes provider satisfaction14:18  love square15:00  what's your message for the C-suite?15:52  EBITDA--earnings before interest, taxes, depreciation and amortization17:00  6 opportunities in healthcare17:54  Marilyn Bartlett18:00  are we setting ourselves up for single payer with the BUCAs?19:18  Millennials advocating for Medicare for All don't realize that it will be run by insurance companies20:42  managed care social experiment over the last 50 years21:21  just because employers change insurers doesn't mean employee healthcare has to change21:52  let's plan for the "I told you so" episode22:32  Barry Murphy, another Mitigate Partner22:47  Frank Micdroppa, the Walk On Clinic23:23  don't steal my phrase!24:14  Rosen Hotels, free college education for employees and their children25:04  dis-intermediate the system and break down the counterproductive barriers27:08  don't get an advisor who just pushes a rope27:22  Dave Chase, healthcare is already fixed...we just need to replicate those fixes27:47  Health Rosetta28:03  Episode 3 with David Contorno28:46  let's put this to the test, find out the "chase" gets reduced when neighborhood healthcare takes effect29:36  cry me a river about Reference-Based Pricing30:06  pigs get fed, hogs get slaughtered30:35  let's look forward to talking outcomes 31:31  communities just need a hand up31:45  thank you and #letsfixhealthcare  www.custombenefits.work


4 Apr 2019

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Episode 6: Hope for Rural Healthcare with Carl Schuessler (Part 1)

Healthcare Solutions

00:00  intro00:42  who is Carl Schuessler00:50  rural health is in jeopardy01:08  community healthcare gets a boost with Carl's new client01:33  hospital systems are employers too...and they need help02:24  started in 201702:36  Lee Gross, DPC guru and visionary03:05  rural hospitals all over the country are struggling03:28  demographics and local economy are huge factors04:25  even sending their own employees were having to go elsewhere for certain procedures05:05  some hospitals haven't learned how to think outside their own box05:32  hospitals need to get their own house in order06:28  current systems were not minding the store06:48  Carl identified a variety of risks that were not being attended to07:19  remove ALL barriers to employees who need to do better 07:40  be like George Costanza and do the opposite!08:03  made the hospital their own PBM08:20  pharmacy spend should see dramatic reduction09:00  pharma savings should outpace Reference-Based Pricing savings by a lot in this case09:23  avoidance of care because of disconnected care is a problem09:47  bringing Direct Primary Care right into the hospital setting for hospital employees was important11:00  integrating DPC right into the plan design11:43  partnering with a DPC provider is key11:56  80% of employees enrolled in the DPC option12:27  identified specific employee needs that were resolved immediately14:21  preconceived notions don't apply here15:07  Carl talks about his early steps with new client16:09  Fair Co$t Health Plan effective 1/1/2019 for new client16:31  hospital should see increased revenue just because of this change16:45  community outreach planned16:58  community built healthcare vs. insurance company built healthcare17:17  partnering with local, independent pharmacy17:43  plan design steerage17:53  assemble the local care team18:16  dis-intermediate the players and create the love triangle18:42  employers paying extra for so many layers of extraneous intermediaries19:17  it only took a 157-employee group to get it done19:40  local employers within vicinity will benefit20:20  pregnancy claims mitigated with cash based negotiating22:20  social determinants of health?  quit talking and start doing!22:43  wrap up22:51  thank you and #letsfixhealthcare  visit us at www.custombenefits.work


28 Mar 2019