News & Updates

Dr. Nina Taggart Elected to Board of Directors of NAACOS

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Nina Taggart, MA, MD, MBA, FAAO, Sr Medical Director of Accountable Care at Valley Preferred, has been elected to the National Association of ACOs 2021 Board of Directors. Dr. Taggart’s has in depth experience with the ACO at LVHN, which promotes value-based reimbursement.

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Synchronous prescription renewal can save time

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Bundle the prescription renewal process and synchronize prescription timing with patients during their annual visit. Call local pharmacies and ask what their preferred process is to start synchronous renewal for patients with existing prescriptions.

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February Well-Being Tips

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Wear good shoes and other valuable advice
The Power of Listening
Synchronous prescription renewal can save time
Staying positive with a bit of dancing
Did you set New Year’s resolutions? How is that going?
Resiliency is key to fighting burnout

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Resiliency is key to fighting burnout

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Practical activities like self-reflection, mindfulness, and documenting patient victories can cultivate a healthier mindset. Take advantage of counseling or stress management coaching offered by your organization to develop a formalized self-care plan.

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Start small to make a major impact

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Quick Tip: Collaborate with colleagues to convene a regular roundtable where physicians are able to discuss and prioritize small, easily solved problems, then make requests of administration or implement changes accordingly.

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January Well-Being Tips

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How to get motivated when you just don’t feel like exercising
How is your flow?
Try this 3-minute mindfulness meditation led by Susan Wiley, MD
Start small to make a major impact

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Valley Preferred Adds Two Members to its Board of Trustees

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Valley Preferred has added two members to its Board of Trustees. They include Robert Kruklitis, MD, PhD, MBA, FCCP, and Terry Purcell, President of Lehigh Valley Health Network’s newest facility now under construction in Mahoning Township.

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Throw a lifeline to struggling colleagues

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Changes in attitude or personality are a signal that a colleague is struggling to stay afloat. Physicians who are burned out often become cynical, rushed, and indifferent or lack empathy for their patients. We must look out for each other.

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Highmark Launches New High Performing Networks in northeastern Pennsylvania

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Highmark has launched two new high-performing networks in Pennsylvania that will help employers in the Lehigh Valley and northeastern Pennsylvania offer workers access to the best local doctors and hospitals at the lowest cost.

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December Well-Being Tips

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How to stay sane when change is relentless
Watch the sun set on 2020 with this calming video
Throw a lifeline to struggling colleague
Try these calming exercises, courtesy of the Shine app for managing anxiety
Studies show optimism actually improves health
Medication adherence can improve the health of your patients and save time

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