Author Archives: Privia Health

Study: Conflicting Information Linked to Mental Health Issues During COVID-19

Exposure to conflicting information about the COVID-19 pandemic has been one of the key causes of acute depressive symptoms and other mental health illnesses. Primary care physicians can clear up misconceptions during visits with their patients to help.

FDA Announces New Center to Advance Digital Health

The FDA recently launched the Digital Health Center of Excellence to further the “Agency’s overarching dedication to the advancement of digital health technology.” What technologies will and won’t the new center monitor?

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

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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?



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