Presentation on theme: "Mission Accomplished: How to Treat Patients, be Sustainable, Meet Quality Indicators and Have Fun, Too Mark J. Doherty, DMD, MPH, CCHP National Primary."— Presentation transcript:
Mission Accomplished: How to Treat Patients, be Sustainable, Meet Quality Indicators and Have Fun, Too Mark J. Doherty, DMD, MPH, CCHP National Primary Oral Health Conference November 9-13,2008
Well….. What is the Best Practice? The one that manages itself well enough to provide quality treatment, maintains financial viability, completes its mission and is able to recruit and retain staff while having fun doing it.
Men are from Mars, Women are from Venus by John Gray Medical Departments and Dental Departments are just as different as men and women In order to be successful at running either…. one has to understand the basic environment of care for each. Would you take the time to learn how to fly a plane before you take one up? Of Course! What type of success should we expect if we try running a dental department before we understand all of the moving parts?
What's the First and the Second Rule ? 1.Think 2.Apply Yourself
What's the MOST important Consideration ? Keep it Simple
This Ain`t Rocket Science
Why Recreate the Wheel?
Thimk! Mission Quality of care Needs Staffing to meet needs Expenses Payer Mix Chaos or control
Apply Yourself Strategic Plan Leadership Information Pick the low hanging fruit Build success early Share your success Be creative
Let's Start Be Real…..Let's be practical In order to apply yourself you have to know your practice. Data does not lie. Information is knowledge and knowledge is power The first step in getting to know your practice is gathering your data.
The Key Data Visits Gross Charges Net Revenue Expenses No-Show Rate Emergency Patient visits Transactions by ADA code Completed Phase I Treatment Plans Payer Mix of the practice
What can that DATA tell us???? It tells us if Expenses are greater then Revenue It tells us the cost per visit [expenses/visits] It tells the revenue per visit [revenue/visits] It tells us if we are accomplishing our mission [completed treatments] It tells us if we are controlling chaos [%no-Shows, #emergencies] It tells us what our opportunities are [payer mix] and how well we are using the mix to expand our access.
What do we do with the data?
Think and Plan at the level of the visit
The visit is what we understand Clinically Financially Strategically Practically
The Visit Build and create strategic plans around the visit Eliminate chaos involved with the visit Create business plans using the visit as the basic building block
HRSA`s Role Support Guidance Education Motivation Learning Community Communication
Quality Indicators Completed Phase I treatment plans: More emphasis on completed treatments as an indicator of program quality, disease elimination and disease management High Phase I completion rates is a quality indicator for better patient population service The more patients we complete the more new patients we can introduce to the practice. Completed treatments is a well understood goal by staff and an action step in many strategic plans
What is Phase I One Treatment? Diagnostics Preventive services Treatment and elimination of disease Extraction of Hopeless teeth Help patients achieve a baseline of normal disease free oral health
What Best Practices Aid in the Completion of Phase I Treatments ? Decreased No Shows Defined and controlled care of Emergencies Scheduling practices that optimize the timely completion of needed treatment. Protocols directed toward the completion of Phase One Treatment. [Think!] Program budgets with a 330 grant oral health allocation listed and utilized in the strategic plan to complete treatments
Completed Phase I Treatments as a Performance Measure Gives us a measure as to how well we are completing our mission Helps us identify strategies which help us complete treatments as well as those that impede progress Completed treatments fulfill two major criteria: Creating more access by provision of more appointments for new patients Stabilizing the oral health status of our patients by treating and eliminating disease. Completed treatments as a quality measure helps limit or eliminate churning as a practice strategy
Monitoring Phase I Completion Rates A Quality Indicator for Disease Elimination and Management Utilized across the CHC network as a benchmark at the local, state and national level for completed treatments in a timely manner With a benchmark CHC practices will be able to share contributing and restricting factors to timely completion rates. Encounter rates will be attached to completed treatments as a measure of success. High rates = better population service 20-30% Poor 30-50% Average % Excellent >70% - Outstanding
Tracking our Dental Programs Treatment Plan Completion rate Phase 1 Therapy A Clinical Outcome Measure Alexandra L. Chan DDS,MPH Hill Health Corporation Director of Dental Services New Haven, Derby Connecticut
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