Hitting a Higher Mark

Hitting a Higher Mark

Learn how Highmark teams bring strategy to life. Hear from experts on transformations in the health industry like using artificial intelligence to detect fraud, supporting the well-being of communities by considering social determinants of health, expanding access through provider partnerships and leveraging analytics to understand trends among consumers. Hosted by Jeff Bernhard of Highmark.

The views and opinions expressed in this program are those of the participants and do not reflect the views or opinions of Highmark, its subsidiaries or affiliates. You should not use this information to diagnose or treat a health problem or disease without consulting with a qualified healthcare provider. Please consult your healthcare provider with any questions or concerns you may have regarding your condition. 


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AI vs. Fraud Schemes

How does AI detect billions in fraudulent medical spend? Learn how we use artificial intelligence to investigate fraud earlier and lower healthcare costs. Read more at FraudScope.com or the National Health Care Anti-Fraud Association.

Featuring: Kurt Spear, Vice President, Financial Investigation and Provider Review, Highmark and Musheer Ahmed, Chief Executive Officer, FraudScope

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War on Opioids

Opioid Use Disorder effects millions of Americans each year. Our experts share how we are implementing ways to reduce the addiction rate in the regions we serve. Read more.

Featuring: Charles DeShazer, MD, Chief Medical Officer, Highmark and Caesar DeLeo, MD, Vice President and Executive Medical Director, Strategic Initiatives, Highmark

Meet our host:


Senior Vice President, Commercial Markets, Highmark Inc.

“I am very proud to work for a company that is committed to positive transformation of health and the healthcare industry. This podcast series highlights some of the innovative things being done. I hope you find this series of value and thanks for listening.”