FAQ

As the Administrator of your onsite health clinic, MDatWork will build, manage and maintain the operation of your clinic for a monthly fee. The monthly fee shall cover the following services:

  • Medical Staff Oversight
  • Physician & Medical Staff Recruitment
  • Operational Services
  • Accounting
  • Implementation
  • Facilities Management
  • Human Resources
  • Compliance
  • IT Support
  • Marketing & Communications
  • Materials\Purchasing Team
  • Reporting – Monthly, Quarterly, and Annual
  • Quality Management and Credentialing

Cost savings are derived from several areas.

  • Better care coordination avoids unneeded procedures and overtreatment.
  • Improved physician access reduces avoidable emergency room services.
  • Better preventive care and chronic disease management reduces inpatient claims.
  • In-house pharmacy drives increased generic drug utilization and better pharmacy adherence by individuals with chronic conditions.

Having onsite physicians perform the primary care services that are routinely referred out to specialists lead to significant cost savings for both employees and employers. In addition, on-site services are a factor in savings by improving productivity through the reduction in employee absenteeism, presenteeism and employee turnover, all of which lead to a positive impact to your bottom line.

A thorough risk review precedes every new clinic installation to assure compliance and any risk exposures are mitigated through insurance and appropriate corporate risk management processes. This is not a concern to firms who have implemented the program successfully.

Onsite clinics can be coordinated with an employer’s HDHP in a way that preserves employees’ eligibility to contribute to individual HSAs. However, we recommend consultation with your benefits advisor and your benefits counsel and/or tax advisor to assure compliance and to preserve HSA eligibility.

Most features can work in any environment, but the entire package generally requires a firm with a localized work force, and some ability to coordinate on-site information, primary care, and wellness services. However, this approach is very scalable, and it can be applied in almost any employer location with as few as 50 employees.  Those are usually managed in conjunction with other like-minded and similar sized employers in what is referred to as a shared clinic.

A well-developed care management program is critical to producing better outcomes and employer cost savings and local providers, in particular local community hospitals, can play a significant role in supporting an employer health clinic.  Partnership with local hospitals and specialty practices are capable of providing positive results, but Population Health Management (PHM) is the key to improving both clinical and financial outcomes that impact the employer and employees’ overall healthcare costs. The aggregation of patient data and the analysis of that data into a single, actionable patient record through a successful PHM program will give real-time insights to both clinicians and administrators, allowing them to identify and address care gaps within the patient population.

MDatWORK has the flexibility to customize a facility to your exact needs. In addition to medical needs, we can provide onsite services for those employers to address key elements that contribute to less than maximum workplace productivity. Employers should be aware that employee activities and distractions in and outside of work contribute to lost productivity.

There are “hard” and “soft” ROI measurements to consider. Hard dollar savings would be realized in direct medical costs and avoidance of more costly services (e.g., ER visits, Rx, etc.), while “soft” savings may include productivity gains, reduced absenteeism, improved morale and employee retention and recruiting advantages, all of which have a direct impact on achieving your organizational goals.

Telemedicine is being used both on a stand-alone basis and as a complement to onsite services. To support onsite centers, organizations are looking to telemedicine as a way to offer access to additional healthcare providers, particularly specialists.

In addition, after hour services and the decrease in travel and wait times associated with office visits can have a direct impact on costs and employee productivity. It helps reduce the unnecessary utilization of ER as well as time away from the work site for making referral appointments.

Medical cost savings can be predicted, especially those in the near term. The process requires an analysis of the employee base claim history and the development of a projection (or pro forma) of an on-site primary care program.

Longer-term savings depend upon the composition of the work force and the effectiveness of the preventive programming. Current literature suggests significant long-term positive effects on certain wellness and preventive initiatives, although most firms do not use these costs to justify changes in programming.

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