How Mobile Physician Services Benefits
Your Patients AND Your Bottom Line
Mobile Physician Services specializes in managing high-frequency, or “super,” healthcare utilizers. These patients benefit the most from an integrated, patient-centered, comprehensive approach provided by a team of professionals that addresses a wide variety of personal health needs.1,2 Such an approach not only improves patients’ health and quality of life, but also substantially reduces the cost of treating them.2-4 Key components include:
- Rapid, easy access to care
- Ongoing primary and follow-up care
- Specialist care as needed
- Efficient coordination of care
- Care continuity
At MPS our goal is to provide comprehensive health care that is accessible, cost-effective, and improves the health and quality of life of our patients.
Our services include:
- In-home primary care, follow-up, and wellness visits
- In-home specialty care, including psychiatric care to address depression and other common mental disorders that may affect high utilizers5,6
- A dedicated primary care provider and care coordinator for each patient
- Coordination of in-home laboratory and diagnostic testing
- Appointments within 24 to 48 hours
- On-call providers available 24/7
- Pharmacy dispensary and medication management services
- CCHIT-certified electronic medical record system that provides real-time access to records and imaging
- Case management services, including enrollment in appropriate social services
Our team of primary care and specialist providers can deliver follow-up and preventive care for your high-utilizing patients, reducing your burden while improving their health and quality of life. We offer specialty care in psychiatry, wound care, podiatry, pain management, palliative care, and optometry. In addition, we arrange for in-home diagnostic and laboratory testing, and provide pharmacy dispensing and medication management services. Our CCHIT-certified EMR system ensures that you have rapid access to your patients’ records.
In our own patient population, our approach has resulted in significant decreases in healthcare utilization and costs:
Health and Economic Outcomes, MPS Patient Population
- 1. The Lancet. Making primary care people-centred: a 21st century blueprint. Lancet. 2014;384:281.
- 2. Waller RC. Biopsychosocial intervention of high-frequency emergency department utilizers [abstract]. Ann Emerg Med. 2011;58(4S):S228. Abstract 151.
- 3. Chen CC, Cheng SH. Better continuity of care reduces costs for diabetic patients. Am J Manag Care. 2011;17(6):420-427.
- 4. Hussey PS, Schneider EC, Rudin RS, Fox S, Lai J, Pollack CE. Continuity and the costs of care for chronic disease. JAMA Intern Med. 2014;174(5):742-748.
- 5. Berghöfer A, Roll S, Bauer M, Willich SN, Pfennig A. Screening for depression and high utilization of health care resources among patients in primary care. Community Ment Health J. 2014 January. Doi:10.1007/s10597-014-9700-4. E-pub.
- 6. Schmitz N, Kruse J. The relationship between mental disorders and medical service utilization in a representative community sample. Soc Psychiatry Psychiatr Epidemiol. 2002;37:380-386.
Distribution of Health Expenditures, US Population, 2010
Average Annual Healthcare Expenditure
Top 5% of Patients With Chronic Conditions
Cohen SB, Uberoi N. Differentials in the Concentration in the Level Of Health Expenditures Across Population Subgroups in the U.S., 2010. Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality, US Department of Health and Human Services, Statistical brief 421. http://meps.ahrq.gov/mepsweb/data_files/publications/st421/stat421.shtml.
Accessed July 24, 2014.
Cohen SB, Uberoi N. Differentials in the Concentration in the Level of Health Expenditures Across Population Subgroups in the U.S., 2010. Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality, US Department of Health and Human Services, Statistical brief 421. http://meps.ahrq.gov/mepsweb/data_files/publications/st421/stat421.shtml.
Accessed July 24, 2014.