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The Break Room
27 minutes | Aug 3, 2022
Optimizing RCM for Independent Practices
What trends in revenue cycle management (RCM) can help enhance patient satisfaction, practice operations, and revenue integrity? Our guest for this episode is Melanie Suranto, Vice President of Revenue Cycle Management at Privia Health. We discuss the value of partnering with an award-winning RCM team, the impact of value-based care, advanced technologies that support billing and coding, and much more.
49 minutes | Jun 30, 2022
Elevating & Empowering Pediatricians
What tools and support can help independent pediatricians optimize operations and care for their patients and families? Our guests for this episode are Melissa Montague, Senior Vice President and General Manager of Privia Pediatrics and Privia Women’s Health, and Elizabeth Flynn, MD, of Manassas Pediatrics in Virginia. We discuss strategies for physician governance, value-based care, partnership opportunities, specialty-specific technology, and much more.
40 minutes | Apr 5, 2022
New Alternatives for Health Systems
How can partnerships help forward-looking health systems harness the forces of disruption, align physicians, and thrive in value-based care? Our guest for this episode is Mike Flammini, Chief Business Development Officer at Privia Health. We discuss the role of health systems, trends in the physician landscape, criteria for potential partners, and more.
39 minutes | Jan 13, 2022
Creating Value in Value-Based Care
How can physicians achieve consistent success in value-based care? Our guest for this episode is Rick Foerster, Senior Vice President of Value-Based Operations at Privia Health. We discuss tools and strategies for physician engagement and education, the importance of physician leadership and governance, the pandemic’s impact on value-based care, and much more.
42 minutes | Dec 14, 2021
“Fireside Chat” With Special Guest Paul H. Keckley, Ph.D.
In this special episode of The Break Room, you’ll hear an insightful, intimate, and intriguing conversation between two industry thought leaders: Privia Health CEO Shawn Morris and Dr. Paul H. Keckley, Managing Editor of The Keckley Report. Hear these two experts discuss Big Tech’s role and President Biden’s agenda, independent providers and health systems, and much more as we analyze the past, present, and future of healthcare.
38 minutes | Oct 29, 2021
What Is Physician Enablement?
Researchers estimate the total "physician enablement" market opportunity currently stands at $1.9 trillion and may hit $3.5 trillion by 2030. But what exactly is physician enablement? We discuss and define the term and sector with Privia Health CEO Shawn Morris and Chief Clinical Officer Keith Fernandez, MD. We explore strategies and tools to nurture the doctor-patient relationship, elevate the clinical voice, advance value-based care, and much more!
25 minutes | Jul 9, 2021
Exploring the Benefits of a Virtual Scribe
How can a virtual scribe service help improve patient satisfaction and engagement, increase practice revenue, streamline provider workflows, and reduce administrative burden? In this episode, we discuss these important questions and many more with Anna Graziano, Director of Privia+, and Thomas Maslen, MD, an internal medicine physician in Maryland.
24 minutes | Feb 22, 2021
Challenges of Cybersecurity & Compliance in Healthcare
Our guest is Paul Shenenberger, Senior Vice President of IT Operations and Chief Information Security Officer at Privia Health. We’ll explore ways for smaller or independent practices to safeguard patients’ sensitive health data, analyze the impact of telehealth and working from home on cybersecurity measures, examine the promise — and the potential problems — of trends in cybersecurity and compliance, and much more.
20 minutes | Feb 16, 2021
What Do the 2021 E/M Coding Changes Mean for Your Practice?
The American Medical Association's E/M revisions are designed to reduce administrative burden, elevate the patient-provider relationship, and make coding and documentation simpler and more flexible. Here to discuss these changes is Amy Waller, Vice President, HIM and Coding Integrity at Privia Health.
34 minutes | Dec 23, 2020
2020 in Hindsight, 2021 Predictions
In this episode, we’re looking back on 2020 and ahead to 2021. Our guest is Shawn Morris, CEO of Privia Health. We explore the effects of the COVID-19 pandemic, telehealth’s strengths and limitations, strategies to curb physician burnout, and much, much more.
31 minutes | Dec 7, 2020
How Value-Based Care Shifted in 2020
While the COVID-19 pandemic was healthcare's top story for 2020, the industry also saw tremendous progress with value-based care. Our guests are Privia Health's Mark Foulke, Executive Vice President, Transformational Value-Based Care, and Rick Foerster, Senior Vice President of Value-Based Operations. We discuss trends in commercial and federal value-based programs, partnerships for independent practices, the rise of telehealth, and much more!
31 minutes | Oct 27, 2020
Clinical & Administrative Perspectives on Medicare Advantage
In this episode of The Break Room, we’re examining Medicare Advantage from both the clinical and administrative sides to better understand what independent practices need to thrive in these innovative, rewarding plans. Our guests are Raymond W. Blair, Jr., MD, and Amy Atkins, Regional Vice President, Value-Based Initiatives, Privia Health. We discuss value-based care, social determinants of health, and much more!
34 minutes | Sep 4, 2020
Understanding Referral Management
As we shift to value-based care, referral management becomes increasingly important as a way to ensure patients continue to receive highest-quality care but at a lower cost, meeting patients’ needs while saving the healthcare system. To discuss this important topic, our guests today are Corey Perdue, Senior Vice President of Network Development and Governance, and Chris Poe, Director of Network Development at Privia Health.
23 minutes | Aug 6, 2020
Pediatrics Spotlight: Challenges, Trends, and Solutions
IN EPISODE TWENTY-SEVEN of The Break Room, we talk with two pediatricians — Drs. Monica Manocha and Damien Mitchell — about the specialty's unique issues, the role of pediatricians today, vaccines, value-based care, and much more!
28 minutes | Jul 1, 2020
How Innovative Health Systems Are Transforming Healthcare
As health system consolidation continues, leaders are searching for innovative alternatives to gain a competitive advantage. To lend his insights and expertise on the topic, our guest today is Frank Letherby, CEO of Privia Medical Group — Florida. We discuss the challenges and opportunities health systems face when it comes to finding a partner, thriving in value-based care, improving the patient experience, and much more.
31 minutes | May 27, 2020
Progress, Opportunities, and Obstacles in Women's Healthcare
IN EPISODE TWENTY-FIVE of The Break Room, we discuss issues in women's healthcare, such as ways to optimize the patient experience for women, tools to offset the OB-GYN shortage, and the state of value-based care. Our guest is Melissa Montague, Vice President and General Manager, Privia Women's Health and Pediatrics.
31 minutes | Apr 24, 2020
What the Volume-to-Value Transition Looks Like for Providers
In this episode, we examine the challenges providers face in transitioning to value-based care and share tips to avoid common mistakes. Our guests are Rick Foerster, Senior Vice President of Value-Based Operations at Privia Health, and Sam Starbuck, Vice President of Privia Quality Network, a high-performance accountable care organization.
24 minutes | Mar 2, 2020
Clinical Informatics with Nele Jessel, MD
We’re in the midst of a data and technology revolution, yet healthcare — the place where this change could truly help people the most — lags behind the market. Clinical informatics seeks to close this gap and make life better for patients and providers. Nele Jessel, MD, is our guest and will discuss clinical informatics' power to elevate the "clinical voice" and improve EHRs.
36 minutes | Jan 30, 2020
2019 in Review, 2020 Predictions
IN EPISODE TWENTY-TWO of The Break Room podcast, Privia Health CEO Shawn Morris discusses interoperability, healthcare waste, patient consumerism, and other trends that shaped 2019. We also look ahead at 2020 to forecast the "Next Big Things" in healthcare.
18 minutes | Nov 12, 2019
Burnout by the Numbers: A Physician's Perspective
IN EPISODE TWENTY-ONE of The Break Room, Joseph DeVeau, MD, MHL, discusses his firsthand experiences with burnout, both as a doctor and a researcher. We discuss the individual and structural causes of burnout as well as technological tools and leadership strategies to combat this widespread, overlooked epidemic.
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