Kaufman, Rossin-Sponsored WLRN Radio Show Takes on Healthcare Industry


The second episode of The Sunshine Economy aired this morning on WLRN Public Radio, sponsored by Kaufman Rossin, and titled “Diagnosis: Healthcare.”

Host Tom Hudson highlighted the changes in the South Florida’s healthcare market, including the industry’s decreasing employment, the impact of the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (ACA) and the wide price differences among hospitals for the same procedures.

Guests included the CEOs of two hospital groups, Brian Keeley of Baptist Health and Steve Sonenreich of Mount Sinai Medical Center, and the conversation with them focused on transparency in hospital pricing.  In a news-making moment, Mr. Sonenreich committed to post the prices that Mount Sinai charges, and challenged others to provide pricing and qualitative data for the public to compare.

In addition, Florida Blue CEO Pat Geraghty participated in a discussion about the Florida insurance market and the future reforms under Obamacare, and Maurice Ferre, CEO of MAKO Surgical, discussed trends in advanced health care product manufacturing.

The Sunshine Economy series broadcasts Mondays at 9 a.m., with a second chance to listen at 7 p.m., or online.  Next week the program tackles the local real estate industry, including perspectives on commercial and residential markets, a tour of a high-profile construction site and an interview with Bank United CEO John Kanas about real estate lending.

Janet Altman is a Marketing Principal at Kaufman Rossin, one of the Top 100 CPA and advisory firms in the U.S.

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