Dr. Hammerstedt is joined today by Dr. Marion Mass to discuss What You Need to Know About Healthcare Middlemen. She talks in depth about Pharmacy Benefit Managers (PBMs) and Group Purchasing Organizations (GPOs) and all the kick back money that they receive. She gives an eye-opening deep dive into all the money that is being lost in the middle of our healthcare system. 


Dr Marion Mass is a practicing pediatrician in the Philadelphia area and co-founder of Practicing Physicians of America (PPA). She co-authored the position paper Reducing Cost and Waste in American Medicine: A Physician-Led Roadmap to Patient-Centered Medical Care, and led the first Free2Care Physician Symposium in April 2019, at the Library of Congress. Since that time the Free2Care Coalition has grown to 34 patient and physician member groups, 8 million citizens, and 70,000 physicians who want to make healthcare accessible, affordable, portable and transparent. Marion has written many guest editorials in newspapers such as the Wall Street Journal, The Philadelphia Inquirer, the Hill, The New York Post and others.  She is on the editorial board of the Bucks County Courier Times and on the Bucks County Health Improvement Partnership, as well as an active member of the Pennsylvania Medical Society.  She enjoys organic vegetable and flower gardening and largely plant based cookery.  Her husband is a surgeon, and they have 3 adult children.


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