…and MedMan is helping to speed it up. I like that American medicine is persistently moving from inputs to outcomes. And our clinics are being recognized for measuring and improving quality and then getting paid for it.
Amber Jordan, MedMan’s new Quality Director, is part of our offensive. This NCAA All American and Academic All American was the Director of the Quality Management Division at a large Alaskan medical group comprising 26 clinics. Check out her below art
While fee for service is busy dying its slow death, the quality movement is alive, well, and taking its rightful place as the cornerstone of the healthcare industry. But health professionals have been inundated with quality jargon and incentives for the past 10 years – and, after a decade, do we know what “quality” really means? In their 2001 article titled, “Crossing the Quality Chasm,” the Institute of Medicine defined six elements of quality, known as “STEEEP.” The acronym
If you have been working hard and staying ahead of the rest of the nation then by now you are probably monitoring your practice’s performance on its MIPS Quality measures. Perhaps you are even starting to use data to coach improvement amongst your providers. However, do you know where the finish line is that you are coaching them to? Do you know what percentage you need to reach for each individual measure? If you were to score a 98%, what does that even mean? Depending on th
Improving the patient experience, specifically through the patient and physicians’ eyes is something that MedMan is increasingly getting asked to assist with. Physicians and staff are managing an all-time high number of tasks competing for their time and attention – technology, regulation, competition, social media which are creating barriers to delivering the patient experience that practices and their patient' desire. We've learned that it is important for us to step back
Dr. Ted Epperly raised the spirits of physicians in attendance at the recent Idaho Family Medicine Annual Conference on the Joy of Medicine – Today and Tomorrow. Participants were shown how to recognize signs of burnout and were provided more than a dozen techniques to build resilience to stressful situations. We have all found ourselves at one time or another feeling frustrated or even angry at a person or situation at work – misplaced words, failure to make progress on a pr