More: Population Health

Childhood Depression Is on the Rise, Pediatricians Develop Strategies

Between 2010 and 2015, the number of teens exhibiting symptoms of depression surged 31 percent, teen suicide attempts increased 23 percent, and suicide among 13 to 18 year-olds jumped 31 percent. The rise in depression and suicide among teens isn’t just making national headlines, it’s also finding its way into pop culture. Netflix’s hit show …

Medicare Advantage: What it Means for Your Independent Practice

Medicare Advantage (MA) has proven to provide better patient outcomes and can be an opportunity for independent physicians interested in participating in value-based programs. But let’s be honest, the program can be confusing. What is MA, really? How are RAF scores determined? What is the benefit of a risk-sharing program?   Medicare Advantage in Simple …

Understanding the Volume to Value Transition

By now, you’ve heard about the transition from volume to value in healthcare, but what does it really mean? In this blog, I’ll attempt to explain it in layman’s terms. Value-based Care and the Connection with Population Health Simply put, “value” is defined as better quality for lower cost; an easy concept to grasp, but …

Small Business Ownership and Private Practice: Alike, yet Different

Growing up the son of grocers taught me a lot about running a small business. In my family’s Washington, D.C. mom-and-pop convenience store, generating revenue was usually a straightforward endeavor. I started stocking shelves at the age of five. By my late teens, I was managing the store. I quickly learned that if the distributor …

Cockroaches and Patient Records

CMS recently issued a mandate requiring Merit-based Incentive Payment System (MIPS) eligible clinicians to prove that they are not restricting the sharing of patient data. Does this signal the death of the fax machine, American healthcare’s cockroach? I recently listened to an interesting podcast by Vox’s Sarah Kliff that calls faxes the “cockroaches of healthcare.” …

The Rundown | Week of 12.4.2017

Busy provider looking for healthcare news? Check out The Rundown. U.S. Healthcare Spending Growth Slows According to a new Reuters report, growth in healthcare spending slowed in 2016 due to a slower health insurance enrollment growth. Healthcare spending grew 4.3% in 2016, to a total of $3.3 trillion dollars, compared to 5.8% growth in 2015. Out-of-pocket …

Peak Practice Performance: Finance

Has your cash flow weakened over the last few quarters?  As we approach the holidays and the end of the year, many practices notice a decline in revenues. Even if your cash flows are good, you may be wondering how your practice can maintain a steady stream of cash month over month. In this Peak Practice Performance …

Population Health and Primary Care Providers

A new inforMD by Privia blog series, “Population Health & You,” brought to you by Rick Foerster, VP, Population Health, Privia Health Now that we’ve defined population health (a feat that many in healthcare avoid in the first place), let’s dive into what population health means to primary care providers. When it comes to operationalizing …

Population Health: Great. Now, What Exactly is it?

A new inforMD by Privia blog series, “Population Health & You,” brought to you by Rick Foerster, VP, Population Health, Privia Health. It’s time to set the record straight. The term “population health” gets thrown around a lot in the healthcare industry but is not universally understood, which is a shame because this approach is …

The Rundown | Week of 9.11.2017

Are you a busy provider looking for healthcare news? Check out The Rundown. Privia has compiled a list of stories to keep you up to date on all things healthcare: Medicare for All? Senator Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.) has introduced a new single-payer healthcare plan, the Medicare for All bill, that promises to provide healthcare (and no …



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