Primary Care

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The Rundown | Week of 9.25.2017

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: Why Preventative Cost Strategies are Key In the U.S., the cost burden for four vaccine-preventable diseases is about $26.3 billion per year for adults ages … Continue reading

Heart Health Tips…for Healthcare Providers

Today is World Heart Day, a time to reflect on the lifestyle changes one ought to make to achieve cardiovascular and overall health. If you’re a provider, chances are you repeat a constant refrain to your patients: avoid trans fats, eat healthy, exercise regularly, reduce stress, don’t smoke, and maintain a healthy BMI to have … Continue reading

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 … Continue reading

Who Owns the Doctor-Patient Relationship?

According to an ancient Greek myth, Heracles — known more commonly by his Roman name, Hercules — encounters the giant Antaeus, son of Gaea, who is Mother Earth. Antaeus challenges Heracles to a wrestling match; the giant is invincible as long as he is in contact with Mother Earth. Heracles, realizing his opponent’s advantage, defeats … Continue reading

Faced with Sunsetting Your Practice?: Top 3 Physician Recruiting Tips for Retiring Practitioners

A lot has changed in primary care over the last decade. The workforce is aging, Science Daily reports that physicians are retiring at a rate of 18 percent annually, and many medical students simply don’t have a desire to practice primary care medicine, preferring instead to specialize in the interests of prestige, higher salaries, and … Continue reading

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

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

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

Men’s Health Month: Useful Tips for Communication

June is National Men’s Health Month, and this week is National Men’s Health Week. To help providers connect with those patients who tend to be a bit reticent to acknowledge issues when it comes to their health, Privia would like to offer some tips for effective communication while in the exam room. First, we’d like … Continue reading

Why physician-led organizations work

I’ve had many opportunities to address physicians across the spectrum of healthcare settings, from those who run private practices, to those who work in large and small groups, to those who are hospital affiliated and employed. I often ask them the question “who controls the practice of medicine?” The answers I receive vary: government, insurance … Continue reading

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