The Maryland Primary Care Program (MDPCP) equips physicians with the tools, technology, resources, and financial incentives to advance value-based care, improve health outcomes, and reduce costs. Siobhan Kirksey, MSN, RN, examines how states can learn from this innovative, proven model.
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?
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?
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.
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.
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?
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?
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?
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.
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.