Wednesday, December 18 @ 9:30 a.m.: Medicare Overview
Gary Fradin will discuss Medicare’s evolution, provide a high level overview of Medicare operations and address the hot 2020 political question: Does it provide a good basis for a national healthcare systems?
Wednesday, January 15 @ 9:30 a.m.: Understanding Screening Tests
How well do screening tests actually work? Do they improve patient health or instead raise patient risks and costs? This lecture introduces some tools to measure screening test effectiveness and understand how to choose tests wisely.
Tuesday, February 11 @ 9:30 a.m.: Healthcare Cost Drivers: Obesity and Lack of Exercise
Gary Fradin will give a fast based lecture that explains how government subsidies for corn, gasoline and land purchases drive up obesity rates and drive down regular exercise, ultimately increasing healthcare spending.
Friday, March 20 @ 9:30 a.m.: Real Healthcare Consumerism
What does a well informed healthcare consumer know about care quality? Gary Fradin will give a fast based lecture that explains medical quality basics – essential information for anyone considering having a medical intervention.
Thursday, April 9 @ 9:30 a.m.: How to Prepare for a Doctor’s Appointment
Gary Fradin will introduce 3 key information sources: Cochrane, Choosing Wisely and the US Preventive Services Task Force. Patients who rely on the sources will predictably enjoy better medical outcomes with less risk and at lower cost.
Friday, May 8 @ 9:30 a.m.: The Medical Industrial Complex and Your Clients
Gary Fradin will introduce the Medical Industrial Complex to explain why our attempts to control medical spending generally fall short. He will then outline realistic steps brokers can take to reduce their client’s unnecessary healthcare spending.
Wednesday, June 10 @ 9:30 a.m.: Market Based Healthcare Reform Proposals
Gary Fradin will compare market based and government managed healthcare reform proposals within the context of 4 key current health insurance problems: coverage, cost, care quality and increasing obesity.