Author Archives: Morgan Hensley

The Rundown | Week of 12.4.2017

Busy provider looking for healthcare news? Check out The Rundown. U.S. Healthcare Spending Growth Slows According to a new Reuters report, growth in healthcare spending slowed in 2016 due to a slower health insurance enrollment growth. Healthcare spending grew 4.3% in 2016, to a total of $3.3 trillion dollars, compared to 5.8% growth in 2015. Out-of-pocket …

Peak Practice Performance: Finance

Has your cash flow weakened over the last few quarters?  As we approach the holidays and the end of the year, many practices notice a decline in revenues. Even if your cash flows are good, you may be wondering how your practice can maintain a steady stream of cash month over month. In this Peak Practice Performance …

Value-Based Care: Why Physician Engagement is Key

The only practical way to make value-based care a reality is for healthcare organizations to take physician voices seriously in decision-making processes, writes Tim van Biesen and Josh Weisbrod for HBR. In a recent survey conducted in partnership with Bain & Company of 980 U.S. physicians across eight specialties, HBR found that physicians express a …

Population Health and Primary Care Providers

A new inforMD by Privia blog series, “Population Health & You,” brought to you by Rick Foerster, VP, Population Health, Privia Health Now that we’ve defined population health (a feat that many in healthcare avoid in the first place), let’s dive into what population health means to primary care providers. When it comes to operationalizing …

Physicians, Payers, and Patients: Partnering for Success

Fee-for-service initiated a healthcare system that led to skyrocketing prices, which eventually undercut the ultimate goal of medicine: providing patients with high quality care at the best cost, for the optimal patient outcome. Physicians and payers often feel at odds in their sometimes competing methods of arriving at the same goal of patient well-being. These …

The Rundown | Week of 11.13.2017

Busy provider looking for healthcare news? Check out The Rundown. The First Digital Pill Has Been Approved- What Does That Mean For Healthcare? The U.S. Food and Drug Administration has just approved a swallowable sensor, in the form of a pill, to track when patients take their medication, as reported  by CNBC. These pills can …

Four Myths About Independent Physicians, Debunked

According to a recently issued American Medical Association study, the number of independent doctors has declined in the period between 2012 to 2016, leaving fewer than 47.1% of physicians with ownership stakes in a medical practice. Yet, in a recently issued survey conducted by Medscape, market analysts say they expect private practices will remain a …

This Millennial Physician Chose to be Independent. Here’s Why.

If you’ve seen headlines recently, you may have noticed that millennials have created a lot of confusion in the consumer world when it comes to their preferences, as compared to older generations. So much so, that Business Insider created an entire list of industries that millennials are responsible for changing; the list includes everything from …

Tips for Scripts: Value-Based Drug Pricing

Everyone is talking about outrageous drug prices: $44,000 for Olysio, a drug used to treat Hepatitis C; $51,600 for HP Acthar, a gel that treats multiple sclerosis; $1,000 per pill for Sovaldi, another Hepatitis C drug, which amounts to a whopping $84,000 for a full 12-week course treatment. The tides on drug prices may soon be …



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