Gladden Longevity

How to Access Care Not Covered by Your Insurance – Episode 180

Join Dr. Jeffrey Gladden, Steve Reiter and Joe Baffone in this episode of the Gladden Longevity Podcast. Joe is Co-Founder and CEO of Annexus Health, the leading healthcare technology company that is revolutionizing the patient access journey by delivering innovative solutions that reduce financial and administrative burdens to improve access, speed, and adherence to critical care. In his role as CEO, Joe takes a servant-leader approach and is as passionate about empowering others as he is about breaking down barriers to patient care. His work overseeing business development, strategy, and culture at Annexus Health is informed by over two decades of experience working in life sciences. Most recently, prior to co-founding Annexus Health, Joe spent seven years as a principal at onPoint Oncology, where he concepted, built, implemented, and monetized cancer access solutions. A devout Christian, Joe relies on his faith, which is central to his personal and professional decision-making. He and his wife, Jeanie, have three children, one of whom Joe has the privilege of working with at Annexus Health. This episode discusses improving the management of the patient care journey in complex disease states and the impact on longevity. As the podcast progresses, they talk about the administrative and financial challenges of the patient care journey in complex disease states as having an outsized impact on longevity. In addition, they consider the meaningful impact in complex disease states that requires provider centricity to be patient-focused and outcome-driven and that disruptive ecosystem-conscious technology approaches can be the most meaningful innovation in our healthcare system. 

Listen to this episode to learn about making a 100 the new 30 and Living Young for a Lifetime! 


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Show Notes:

Dr. Gladden welcomes everyone to the podcast. (1:55) 
Dr. Gladden welcomes Joe to the show. (2:37) 
Dr. Gladden clarifies if Joe was the primary caregiver for his mom. (4:02) 
Joe mentions how his grandfather passed away from colorectal cancer. (6:18) 
Joe details some of the cool things that have happened in his career. (8:51) 
Dr. Gladden points out how doctors are caught in the middle between pharmaceutical companies’ high cancer drug costs and consumers who cannot pay for them. (10:48) 
Joe explains repurposing data from other sources. (12:58) 
Dr. Gladden talks about drugs in the pancreatic space that are so expensive but only help patients live two months longer. (15:18) 
Joe shares that they have fourteen disease states but that they started with cancer. (17:01) 
Dr. Gladden discusses giving away care for free and keeping a business afloat. (19:58) 
Joe says that patient outreach is a critical path they are developing. (21:19) 
Joe reiterates that outreach is critically important, but they still believe it funnels through the provider. (23:38) 
Joe speaks about how the nonprofit world is challenging to work through to get to the decision-makers. (25:34) 
Dr. Gladden asks Joe about his plan for the fourteen disease states going forward. (28:14) 
Joe presents his vision of creating a technology network using its administrative enterprise platform to communicate well with other systems. (30:48) 
Dr. Gladden wants to know if there is a focus on mental health to get people mental health services. (32:30) 
Joe highlights one thing patients should do, and it involves owning their healthcare and understanding there are options to help them with challenges. (34:51) 
Dr. Gladden gives examples of commercial insurance. (36:00) 
Dr. Gladden notes that many patients are willing to control their healthcare, but what they don’t own is the backend of it. (38:19) 
Dr. Gladden thanks Joe for bringing this information forward. (44:16) 
Joe thanks everyone. (44:53)

To learn more about Joe Baffone’s work and/or Annexus Health, check out the following:  

Facebook: @Annexus Health 
Instagram: @annexushealth 
Twitter: @annexushealth 
LinkedIn: @JoeBaffone 


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