Author Archives: Morgan Hensley

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 …

The Rundown | Healthcare News for the Week of 10.30.2017

Are you a busy provider looking for healthcare news? Check out The Rundown. Privia has compiled a list of stories to keep you up to date on all things healthcare: Enrollment in the ACA: What You Need to Know Every year before open-enrollment for the ACA, the Department of Health and Human Services puts out …

Population Health: Great. Now, What Exactly is it?

A new inforMD by Privia blog series, “Population Health & You,” brought to you by Rick Foerster, VP, Population Health, Privia Health. It’s time to set the record straight. The term “population health” gets thrown around a lot in the healthcare industry but is not universally understood, which is a shame because this approach is …

The Rundown | Week of 10.23.2017

Are you a busy provider looking for healthcare news? Check out The Rundown. Privia has compiled a list of stories to keep you up to date on all things healthcare: Alexander-Murray Bill Receives Good Reviews The Bipartisan Health Care Stabilization Act of 2017, better known as the Alexander-Murray bill, just received a good report from …

A Firsthand Account of Harvey: How Communities United Amidst Disaster

After this year’s hurricane season, it’s no wonder that the Federal Emergency Management Association (FEMA) designated September as National Preparedness Month. Just a few weeks ago, Hurricane Harvey tore through eastern Texas, causing estimated damages of $190 billion and flooding of 100,000 homes in Houston alone. Hurricane Irma followed suit, causing massive damages in the …

The Meaning of Quality in Healthcare

It’s Healthcare Quality Week and the official launch of Privia’s new blog: inforMD by Privia. If you’re reading this, thanks for stopping by! Please stay, peruse our posts, and tell us what you think in the comments. We’d love to hear from you. As the Medical Director of Quality at Privia, quality in healthcare means …

Heart Health Tips…for Healthcare Providers

Today is World Heart Day, a time to reflect on the lifestyle changes one ought to make to achieve cardiovascular and overall health. If you’re a provider, chances are you repeat a constant refrain to your patients: avoid trans fats, eat healthy, exercise regularly, reduce stress, don’t smoke, and maintain a healthy BMI to have optimal …

The Rundown | Week of 9.25.2017

Are you a busy provider looking for healthcare news? Check out The Rundown. Privia has compiled a list of stories to keep you up to date on all things healthcare: Why Preventative Cost Strategies are Key In the U.S., the cost burden for four vaccine-preventable diseases is about $26.3 billion per year for adults ages 50-65, …

The Rundown | Week of 9.18.2017

Are you a busy provider looking for healthcare news? Check out The Rundown. Privia has compiled a list of stories to keep you up to date on all things healthcare: One Last Effort to Repeal and Replace? After many thought the GOP’s efforts to repeal and replace Obamacare were dead, Republican Senators Bill Cassidy (R-La.) and …



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