Author Archives: Morgan Hensley

Understanding the Volume to Value Transition

By now, you’ve heard about the transition from volume to value in healthcare, but what does it really mean? In this blog, I’ll attempt to explain it in layman’s terms. Value-based Care and the Connection with Population Health Simply put, “value” is defined as better quality for lower cost; an easy concept to grasp, but …

Tips for Scripts: How Targeted Drug Conversions Saved us $600,000

As the Manager of Clinical Pharmacy Services, I promote clinically appropriate, evidenced-based therapies for prescribing quality medication use and cost savings to Privia Medical Group Physicians. It’s just one of the many ways that Privia removes burdens from our physicians so they can focus on providing quality care to their patients.    Pharmacy costs are …

The Rundown | Week of 1.15.2018

Busy provider looking for healthcare news? Check out The Rundown. Alex Azar Moves One Step Closer to Being HHS Secretary According to a new Politico report, the Senate Finance Committee has advanced Alex Azar’s nomination as Secretary of Health and Human Services, after a 15-12 vote that fell mostly along party lines. Senator Tom Carper, …

One in Five of Your Patients Are Lonely: A Research Study

A second-year medical student participates in a study examining the correlation between patient loneliness and lack of primary care visits. The findings underscore the need for investments in research on social determinants of health and value-based medicine. A recent study, conducted in part by one of Privia’s own physicians, Dr. Alex Krist, and researchers at …

The Rundown | Week of 1.8.2018

Busy provider looking for healthcare news? Check out The Rundown. CMS Shares New Medicaid Work Requirements This Thursday, the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) shared new guidelines that allows states to implement work requirements in exchange for health insurance, according to a new NPR report. States could require able-bodied Medicaid enrollees, excluding people …

The Rundown | Week of 1.1.2018

Busy provider looking for healthcare news? Check out The Rundown. Healthcare Reform is at the Top of the List Again Republicans are faced with a very familiar problem to start 2018: What to do about Obamacare? According to a new report from USA Today, Congressional Republicans are facing pressure to tackle healthcare. The GOP tax …

Happy Holidays and a Happy and Healthy New Year!

The team at inforMD wishes you and your families a wonderful holiday season. We will be back in January and have already made our 2018 resolution: giving our readers more informative blog posts on all things healthcare and education for our independent physicians how to run a patient-centered, profitable, and efficient practice. Stay tuned for …

The Rundown | Week of 12.18.2017

Busy provider looking for healthcare news? Check out The Rundown. New Tax Bill May Hamper Healthcare Should the new Republican-backed tax bill pass, ending the individual mandate, the Congressional Budget Office estimates that five million fewer people will have coverage through the individual insurance market, five million fewer will be enrolled in Medicaid and three …

Small Business Ownership and Private Practice: Alike, yet Different

Growing up the son of grocers taught me a lot about running a small business. In my family’s Washington, D.C. mom-and-pop convenience store, generating revenue was usually a straightforward endeavor. I started stocking shelves at the age of five. By my late teens, I was managing the store. I quickly learned that if the distributor …

The Rundown | Week of 12.11.2017

Busy provider looking for healthcare news? Check out The Rundown. CHIP Funding Dwindles Quickly According to a new report by CNN, 16 states will run out of Children’s Health Insurance Plan (CHIP) funds by the end of January. Currently, nine million children in low-income families rely on this program for health insurance. Congress has yet …



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