Jewel Edwards

Jewel Edwards has written 35 posts for Privia Health Blog

Prior Authorizations: How to Manage this Hidden Healthcare Cost

Administrative burdens — tasks mandated by commercial and government insurers — overwhelm the healthcare system on a daily basis and are just one aspect of what ails our troubled healthcare system. One such task, experienced by nearly every stakeholder in the delivery of healthcare (including the patient), is managing prior authorization requests required by most … Continue reading

The Rundown | Week of 8.7.2017

Are you a busy provider looking for healthcare news? Check out The Rundown. Healthcare is a rapidly evolving industry and it’s difficult to keep up with the news, but the success of your practice can depend on how knowledgeable you are about changes in the healthcare landscape. Privia has compiled a list of stories to … Continue reading

The Opioid Epidemic: How Physicians Can Take Action

“Our nation is in crisis.” This strong statement opens an interim report released last week from the Commission on Combating Drug Addiction and the Opioid Crisis. The commission, led by New Jersey Governor Chris Christie, was created in March 2017 to work on ways to combat America’s ongoing fight against the opioid epidemic, a top … Continue reading

The Rundown | Week of 7.31.2017

Are you a busy provider looking for healthcare news? Check out The Rundown. Healthcare is a rapidly evolving industry and it’s difficult to keep up with the news, but the success of your practice can depend on how knowledgeable you are about changes in the healthcare landscape. Privia has compiled a list of stories to … Continue reading

Embrace the Quadruple Aim, improve the work lives of your providers and staff

As the Chief Medical Officer of Privia, a 1600-provider medical group, I’m always striving to combat burnout by staying abreast of the tools, knowledge, and resources physicians need to help improve efficiency, deliver feedback and reduce administrative burdens. You may have heard of the Triple Aim, a concept developed by the Institute for Healthcare Improvement. … Continue reading

The Rundown | Week of 7.24.2017

Are you a busy provider needing a quick summary of healthcare news that affects you? Check out The Rundown. Healthcare is a rapidly evolving industry and it’s difficult to keep up with the news, but the success of your practice can depend on how knowledgeable you are about the changes in the healthcare landscape. Privia … Continue reading

This Is Why You Should Care About the Wealth of Your Patients

According to a 2013 report, male residents of Fairfax County, Virginia have a life expectancy of 82 years. By comparison, male residents of McDowell County, a mere 6 hours away, live an average of just 64 years. Same state; vastly different life expectancies. What accounts for the 18-year discrepancy? Wealth has a lot to do … Continue reading

The Rundown: What we’re reading for the week of July 17th

Are you a busy provider looking for healthcare news? Check out The Rundown. Healthcare is a rapidly evolving industry and it’s difficult to keep up with the news, but the success of your practice can depend on how knowledgeable you are about the changes in the healthcare landscape. Privia has compiled a list of articles … Continue reading

Why Patients Should be the Center of the Healthcare Universe

My Story Three years ago, I suffered a debilitating core injury while playing hockey. Barely able to walk, I made my way to the local urgent care center for an evaluation. Diagnosed with a severe muscle strain, I was quickly prescribed physical therapy and sent on my way, with orders to follow-up with my PCP … Continue reading

What We’re Reading | Week of 7.10.2017

Healthcare is a rapidly evolving industry – it’s difficult to read up on everything that matters to you. But the success of your practice can depend on how knowledgeable you are about changes in the healthcare landscape. Privia has compiled a weekly list of important articles we are reading on healthcare industry trends, clinical best … Continue reading

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