MCNT’s unique approach to health care delivery inspired PSCI Solutions to develop population health predictive analytics, primary care decision support solutions, and performance management tools for accountable care
Dallas, TX (PRWEB) March 06, 2012
MCNT and PSCI Solutions have partnered to help reduce the cost of health care and improve the quality of care for employees of self-insured businesses. Companies that work with MCNT will be able to tailor care programs for their employee populations that will drive improved outcomes and improved general health at a lower cost to the employer. As a result, employers will capture and compound the savings associated with being self-insured.
The Medical Clinic of North Texas, P.A. (MCNT) is a dynamic patient-centric medical home located in Dallas-Fort Worth. Twenty-nine of MCNT’s clinics and every one of their primary care physicians have been awarded Level 3 Recognition by the National Committee for Quality Assurance (NCQA) Physician Practice Connections ® - Patient Centered Medical Home™ (PPC-PCMH). MCNT was the first multispecialty group practice in the Dallas-Fort Worth Metroplex to receive this distinction.
While MCNT has earned wide recognition and numerous awards, the organization is poised to continue their momentum in improving quality of care and cost of care leadership. They believe that the next wave of success will be a result of partnering with self-insured enterprises to manage employee population health, and optimize the cost associated with delivering high-quality health care. They use a “let’s work together and WIN together” approach with large self-insured businesses. By focusing on the goal, high quality, low cost health care, they help employers’ lower healthcare costs. They do it by reducing acute care admissions and preventable costs, while engaging physicians to practice evidence-based medicine to reduce process variability.
According to MCNT’s Chief Administrative Officer, Karen Kennedy, “We want to help people and employers bend the healthcare cost curve by reducing the risk and occurrence of acute care admissions and chronic care. The only way to do that is to prevent patients at moderate risk from developing high risk chronic conditions, and help chronic patients manage conditions so that they don’t experience crisis events that result in admissions to acute care facilities.”
PSCI Solutions and MCNT are bending the healthcare cost curve for employers with their Population State-of-Health Analyzer that:
- Calculates a state-of-health score that predicts the risk of hospitalizations by chronic condition for each patient, based on real-time health records from MCNT’s EMR and provides aggregated reports at a population level;
- Enables physicians to understand causal clinical factors for each instance of a high risk score, to diagnose and manage clinical parameters, and lower risk scores by chronic condition;
- Gives clinical teams and care coordinators the right information to design and execute patient-specific care plans;
- Allows employer management teams and MCNT to understand trends over time, and measure the effectiveness of care management programs and evidence-based best practices; and,
- Helps employers and MCNT develop the right health prevention and maintenance programs for specific populations.
Dr. Eugene Schneller, principal at Health Care Sector Advances, Inc. and professor at the Arizona State University who focuses on current strategic thinking for public health comments that, “What MCNT is doing with self-insured employers is a game-changer. The care model focuses on physician-patient relationship, which is at the very heart of delivering high quality care. They’re working directly with employers, who are the real payers and bear the burden of employees’ health care costs. The gain-share incentive system directly links health care performance in terms of increasing employee productivity, lowering health care cost claims, and eliminating intermediaries from the relationship. Employees will appreciate the program as they recognize improvement in their health, access to care and their benefiting financially by participating in the program.”
“Karen’s insights and MCNT’s unique approach to health care delivery inspired PSCI Solutions to develop population health predictive analytics, primary care decision support solutions, and performance management tools for accountable care,” said Jay Reddy, PSCI’s CEO. “We are excited about being a part of the team that is leading today’s health care evolution”.
The Medical Clinic of North Texas, P.A. (MCNT) is a dynamic physicians' group located in Dallas-Fort Worth. With 42 clinics in Arlington, Bedford, Benbrook, Burleson, Carrollton, Cleburne, Coppell, Cross Roads, Dallas, Denton, Farmers Branch, Flower Mound, Fort Worth, Frisco, Irving, Lake Worth, Mansfield, North Richland Hills, Plano, and Saginaw, MCNT offers convenient locations throughout North Central Texas. MCNT physicians are board-certified primary care physicians and specialists who are committed to promoting good health and healthy lifestyles for their patients. Most importantly, our physicians place the patients' needs above all else. To focus more on the quality of patient care, they have chosen to have their business/ administrative matters handled by Impel Management Services, L.L.C. located in North Richland Hills.
About PSCI Solutions
PSCI Solutions, is an innovative provider of advanced quality analytics and decision support technologies for hospital systems, IDNs, medical homes and Accountable Care Organizations (ACOs). PSCI brings acute and ambulatory financial, operational, clinical and patient risk data together to help model Quality-of-Care improvement opportunities in context of costs. PSCI delivers predictive analytics for population state-of-health (SOH) stratification, quality-cost visibility and “what-if” predictive modeling for improving overall healthcare provider performance to meet Triple Aim and pay-for-performance objectives.