Continuing the Conversation

CEO Curt Kubiak talks monthly with subject matter experts and community influencers about the challenges and triumphs of providing quality employee health care at affordable prices.

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Episode 1: Engaging your champion

Curt Kubiak and insurance advisor Sarah-Beth Janssen discuss tools to engage the team that will lead your benefits program and empower your employees.

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June 9, 2021

Episode 2: A Better Patient Eperience

NOVO Health CEO Curt Kubiak sat down with Terry Rowinski of Heath Payment Systems (HPS) to discuss ways to improve the patient experience, especially how to make sense of the myriad bills that seem to follow any procedure.

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July 9, 2021

Episode 3: An Independent Voice

NOVO Health CEO Curt Kubiak and Dr. Wendy Molaska discuss the unique approach of direct primary care and how it could benefit employers and employees looking for better health care options. Quality and value that are key factors independent practices provide to the health care ecosystem for both patients and payers.

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August 9, 2021

Episode 4: An Insider's View

NOVO Health CEO Curt Kubiak and NeuGen Chief Medical Officer Dr. Tim Bartholow discuss opportunities and shortcomings in health care. Dr. Bartholow worked as a primary care physician prior to roles within WEA Trust and Wisconsin Medical Society. He is an advocate for changes in health care delivery and finance.

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September 9, 2021

Episode 5: How Data Can Improve Your Health

You never know the direction a good conversation will take. When Curt Kubiak and Dr. Tim Bartholow sat down a few weeks ago to chat for a podcast, it was clear right away there would be no shortage of interesting material. Of particular interest to both is the use of data in improving health care, the dominant theme of this part of their conversation.

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October 9, 2021

Episode 6: Caring for Workplace Athletes

In part one of a two-part podcast, Curt Kubiak and Traci Tauferner of Advanced Physical Therapy & Sports Medicine discuss a preventative approach to health care, and how borrowing a page from sports teams could save thousands in costs and get employees back to work quickly and safely.

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November 9, 2021

Episode 7: Treating the Whole Person

In part two of our conversation with Traci Tauferner of Advanced Physical Therapy & Sports Medicine, Traci and Curt discuss the importance of helping employees with the emotional, behavioral and mental issues that can arise from an injury or illness.

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December 9, 2021

Episode 8: Five Big Ideas in Five Minutes

It started with a question: What did we learn from our podcasts in 2021? There were a lot of great discussions around how we can work together to transform health care. We have boiled it down to Five Big Ideas delivered in Five Minutes. (Minus introductions and transitions, of course.)

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January, 2022

Episode 9: Saving the Independent Provider

In this episode of NOVO Live, Curt Kubiak and Marni Jameson Carey discuss the important role independent doctors play in delivering affordable quality care and how the consolidation of providers into hospital and system-based delivery systems works against that effort.

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March, 2022

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