Author Archives: Morgan Hensley

The Rundown | Week of 5.7.2018

Busy provider looking for healthcare news? Check out The Rundown. We’d like to start by wishing all nurses a happy National Nurses Week! To celebrate, take our #NationalNursesWeek QUIZ:  A) There are roughly as many nurses in America as residents of Los Angeles B) Florence Nightingale is not just the mother of modern nursing, but …

Proving Your Worth: Value-Based Care Drives Data Demands

Clunky technology and administrative hassles force providers to exert herculean energy to discover basic data about their practices. How many diabetics do you treat at your practice? How many non-smokers? What about patients with more than one chronic illness? Understanding the nuances of your patient population is important to you because you care about the …

The Rundown | Week of 4.30.2018

Busy provider looking for healthcare news? Check out The Rundown.   The Uninsured Rate Is Rising Again A new survey by The Commonwealth Fund showed that the uninsured rate is now 15.5 percent, down from  12.7 percent in 2016. The think tank believes the declines are most likely due to the Trump administration’s Obamacare rollbacks …

Why Privia Gives Back

Together we donated a five-figure contribution, thousands of diapers, and hundreds of volunteer hours to those in need within our community. But the numbers don’t tell the full story. That’s because the story of Privia Gives Back is, in many ways, the story of Privia. Now in its fourth year, this week of charity has …

The Rundown | Week of 4.23.2018

Busy provider looking for healthcare news? Check out The Rundown. Patients’ Phobia of Bills A growing number of patients are avoiding the doctor’s office out of a fear of expensive bills. While healthcare costs are growing, the number of doctor visits have declined. In 2016, the per-person healthcare cost in the U.S. hit $10,000 per …

Show Me the Money: Five Ways to Improve Your Practice’s Economics

As a busy healthcare provider, you have a lot on your mind. You work long hours. You strive to make the right decisions for your patients. You monitor government regulations and commercial payer shifts. You manage office staff. You try to maintain a reasonable work-life balance. And somewhere in all this, you also need to …

How Should Primary Care Providers Prepare for the CVS/Aetna Merger?

CVS Health and Aetna rang in the New Year with a massive $69 billion merger, a healthcare deal that is being recognized as the largest of its kind in history, surpassing Express Scripts’ $29 billion acquisition of Medco in 2012. It’s also being heralded as the merger that might change healthcare as we know it, …

The Rundown | Week of 1.29.2018

Busy provider looking for healthcare news? Check out The Rundown. The Market Reacts to Amazon, JP Morgan Chase, Berkshire Hathaway Merger Amazon, JP Morgan Chase, and Berkshire Hathaway have announced their plans to create a health insurance company for their employees, reports Forbes. ‘”Tackling the enormous challenges of healthcare and harnessing its full benefits are …

Medicare Advantage: What it Means for Your Independent Practice

Medicare Advantage (MA) has proven to provide better patient outcomes and can be an opportunity for independent physicians interested in participating in value-based programs. But let’s be honest, the program can be confusing. What is MA, really? How are RAF scores determined? What is the benefit of a risk-sharing program?   Medicare Advantage in Simple …

Peak Practice Performance: Revenue Cycle

How can your practice maintain a steady stream of cash month-over-month? In this month’s Peak Practice Performance blog series, we will discuss several key strategies that will assist you in collecting every dollar and saving a penny or two, by investigating how the five areas of performance impact your practice metrics. Last month, we discussed …



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