Author Archives: Privia Health

CMS Savings Reaffirms the Need for Primary Care Support

A new study reveals social disparities among patient utilization of direct scheduling, which has been proven to improve continuity of care. How can independent physicians encourage patient enrollment in their patient portal and other online capabilities?

Building Patient Trust in the Physician-Patient Relationship

Trusting patient-physician relationship

Trust is fundamental in the physician-patient relationship, but studies show that up to 80 percent of patients have not been truthful with their physicians during their visits — but physicians can change this with a few tricks.

Study: Online Scheduling May Increase Both Access & Disparities

A new study reveals social disparities among patient utilization of direct scheduling, which has been proven to improve continuity of care. How can independent physicians encourage patient enrollment in their patient portal and other online capabilities?

Poll: Financial Risk Main Barrier to Value-Based Care

Industry Knowledge

A recent poll suggests that financial risk is the primary barrier for health executives interested in value-based care. What four steps can hospitals and health systems take to begin the volume-to-value transition?

Report: Trump Administration Moves to Make Telehealth Expansion Permanent

President Trump signed an Executive Order ensuring the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) will continue to cover Medicare’s telehealth expansion. Additionally, CMS has proposed to make telehealth visits a permanent feature in the Medicare program. What can Medicare providers expect to see going forward?

Enhancing Mental Health Care in Pediatrics

Pediatricians are the most important resource for parents who are concerned about their child’s mental and behavioral health, but data shows that there are significant care gaps between pediatricians and child psychiatrists. What small changes can pediatricians make to their practices to help address this?

Report: COVID-19 Slows M&A Activity, Highlights Opportunities

Although healthcare mergers and acquisition (M&A) activity declined in the wake of COVID-19, experts predict a rebound is imminent. How might this slowdown highlight the need for greater “scale, coordination, and innovation” in the industry?