More: Health Policy & Regulation

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?

Preparing for the New Models: How to Develop an Effective Beneficiary Engagement Strategy

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Medicare Advantage is, in many ways, an outstanding example for value-based care. To best empower beneficiaries, physician leaders should develop a strategy around access, engagement, and education.

Report: The Future of ACOs After COVID-19

The Novel Coronavirus 2019 (COVID-19) has had a significant impact on accountable care organizations (ACOs) and potentially their payment models. Read more about CMS’ plans for its future Direct Contracting Model and ACOs.

The Troubling Feedback Loop of Primary Care

Despite primary care’s proven effectiveness, fewer physicians are joining the field. Privia Health CEO Shawn Morris analyzes how this causes a problematic “feedback loop” and proposes three novel solutions to address the problem before it becomes a crisis.

How Physician-Led ACOs Accelerate the Volume-to-Value Transition

Physician-led ACOs helped save the healthcare industry $739 million last year while advancing value-based care. What can this teach providers about healthcare’s “Quadruple Aim” and the future of medicine?

Inside the Social Determinants of (Men’s) Health

June is Men’s Health Month. In this blog post, we examine how societal norms harm men — from higher rates of substance abuse to cardiovascular disease to mental illness — and explore ways providers can help men live happier, healthier lives!

Why CMS’ Primary Cares Initiative Can Reshape Healthcare

CMS’ new initiative recognizes that primary care is foundational in driving the shift to value-based care. Privia Health™ CEO Shawn Morris dives into how physician-led groups can lead the charge — and what organizations must do to support them.

The 5 Essential (and Overlooked) Steps to Risk-Based Contracts

Why aren’t risk-based contracts more popular? Join Keith Fernandez, MD, as he explores ways physicians can advance these risky — yet rewarding — payment models.