A limited, but growing, number of healthcare providers are announcing policies to charge patients for electronic messages sent to clinicians. The organizations say it's necessary in light of the time commitment doctors and others spend on each message. Patient advocacy groups say otherwise. This week on 'Podnosis,' Fierce's Dave Muoio talks with John Hargraves, the director of data strategy for the Health Care Cost Institute. They discuss the background of these policies, their pushback, and whether they're likely to spread.
Also on the show: Jake Prigoff, the genera partner at Gaingels, an LGBTQ-ally collective with more than 2,000 members interested in investing in diverse and inclusive companies. Prigoff talks with Fierce's Anastassia Gliadkovskaya about the importance of diverse investors and founders.
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