On Monday, February 20th, Archway Health presented a webinar with MedAxiom titled “EPM Financial + Clinical Deep Dive.” Ginger Biesbrock, Vice President, MedAxiom Consulting and Dave Terry, Founder & CEO, Archway Health were the featured speakers. Ginger introduced the topic and acknowledged that managing an episode of care can be complex. In order to do it successfully, providers must "simultaneously redesign and optimize care to drive quality and minimize cost, engage ALL providers who touch a patient across an episode of care, understand the entire continuum of care that is required to provide an episode, and track performance both clinically and financially across the episode—in all areas of care provision—as a whole but also by segments and individual providers."
Dave talked about the EPM program management process, upfront EPM analytics and opportunity assessment, and ongoing performance management dashboards.
"The goal of the upfront analytics and assessment process is to identify the main 2 or 3 operational focus areas that can drive improvement in the first few quarters," he said. At Archway Health, we encourage providers to choose just 2 or 3 priorities to focus on to start out, rather than trying to change everything right out of the gates. Areas of focus might include preferred post-acute network development, clinical process redesign, specialist engagement, discharge planning process redesign, physician gainsharing, and patient reported outcome tracking.