More: Health Policy & Regulation

What Haven’s Demise Taught Us About Innovation and Disruption in Healthcare

The end of once-promising joint venture Haven can teach us about the challenges of innovation and disruption in healthcare. How can three vital lessons inform our approach moving forward?

Investing in Primary Care

Despite having influence in over 90 percent of healthcare costs, the U.S. only invests 5 percent of the total budget in primary care. How can we invest in primary care to increase access and enhance the patient experience?

2020 in Hindsight: Hard Lessons in Adaptability, Support, and Communication

The unprecedented challenges of the COVID-19 pandemic have exposed many opportunities for improvement in healthcare. Privia Health CEO Shawn Morris examines how 2020 spurred the industry to rethink adaptability, support, and communication moving forward.

Healthcare Trends to Monitor in 2021

While 2020 has proved that, when it comes to healthcare, to expect the unexpected, we’ve pinpointed three key trends to pay careful attention to in 2021.

Examining Waste in Healthcare (and One Method to Reduce It)

Researchers estimate that waste accounts for nearly 25 percent of our ever-increasing national healthcare spending. What constitutes “waste” and how might bundled payments help to reduce it?

CMS Finalizes Policies to Expand Care Options and Settings

The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) announced policy changes to expand at-home care, outpatient procedures, and telehealth. How might these new guidelines help hospitals facing a surge of patients due to the COVID-19 pandemic?

Final Rule Issued Regarding Price Transparency

The Trump administration has issued its final rule requiring that insurers and health plans disclose prices and cost-sharing information. What other mandates are included in the rule and why are critics pusing back?

What Do Coding Changes for 2021 Mean for Doctors (and Healthcare)?

The American Medical Association’s (AMA) revised E/M codes go into effect next year. Amy Waller, Vice President, HIM and Coding Integrity, Privia Health, examines how these changes can enhance the patient-provider relationship and what steps independent practices can take to prepare for 2021.

Report: Half of Employers Will Not Make Healthcare Cost-Shifting Changes, Shifting Focus to Behavioral Health Services

A new study from Mercer shows that 47 percent of employers will not engage in healthcare cost-shifting in 2021 despite increasing costs of employer-sponsored health plans. Employers will be shifting the focus of their plans to telehealth services, behavioral health resources, and voluntary benefits.

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?

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