'Podnosis': The financial trends revealed in Q4 earnings, and refocusing on patient safety in a post-COVID era

Major national plans are bringing in record profits as they diversify their business lines. Providers, meanwhile, continue to feel the lingering effects of the pandemic on care costs, labor and the supply chain. Fierce's Paige Minemyer and Dave Muoio dive into the financial trends they spotted in covering fourth-quarter earnings.   

Also, in this episode, Frank Diamond interviews Michael Millenson, president of Health Quality Advisors, about patient safety in the post-COVID era. The U.S. healthcare system didn’t have a solid enough safety culture or infrastructure before the pandemic. As a result, patient safety has suffered even more.

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