|McCrary Rost Clinics Practice Transformation Success
McCrary Rost Clinics in Lake City, Iowa, have been part of the Compass Practice Transformation Network for just under a year. "We believe Compass PTN will continue to help us improve the quality of care we provide to our patients," says Kari Jones, RN, BSN, Chief Nursing Officer of McCrary Rost Clinics."We also anticipate financial rewards and assistance with MIPS and MACRA by being involved in the Compass PTN."
Data Sharing and Gathering
MRC started provider data sharing to see how other providers were doing, and to use best practices to help each other. Finding the most accurate data and utilizing it efficiently has helped MRC thrive in a value based environment.
"We began gathering data six months ago. In that time, we've seen a 22 percent increase in wellness exams completed," Jones says. "This is a fantastic response by our providers and clinic nursing staff to provide quality of care to our patients."
Quality Care Measures
MRC have completed a formal practice assessment with the PAT tool. "The assessment helped us identify our strengths and weaknesses, and confirmed what we already knew - that we provide quality care," Jones says.
Aims were set in quality measures for what MRC would like to see accomplished by the end of the year. They used data with a hypertension measure and gathered data from their EHR. "As we look at that measure and our aim, we've been able to pull in data to determine that we are making strides in the changes that have been made," Jones says.
"Our biggest challenges have been in understanding the quality measures and data (where the data is generated from and what does it mean)," Jones says. "There is so much data within our EHR. It's been challenging to find accurate data and realizing that it's not going to be 100 percent correct all the time. Your data is only as good as it is, and you have to use what you have to move forward."
Improved quality care results in wellness for patients is the greatest benefit that MRC has seen in practice transformation. "We are trying to pull in everything we should be doing with the quality of the TCPI and the wellness measures that our patients need with every visit," Jones says.
"With the help of the Compass PTN, our mindset has changed, and we've seen an increased importance in the overall wellness of our patients," Jones says. "It's been fantastic for our community and those we serve. Compass PTN has been a great resource for us to continue to drive forward in work flow processes for quality."