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EXERCISE 9.7

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  5. Exercise 9.7:
  6. The PERFORMSBETTER MEDICAL CENTER (PMC) , a three-site urology group practice, requires productivity monitoring. To create a benchmark for future years and to be able to compare performance to similar peer practices, the data in Table EX 9.7 were gathered for each of the three lacations.
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  8. TABLE EX 9.7
  9. Measurements/Sites Location 1 Location 2 Location 3
  10. Annual Visits 135,000 94,000 101,000
  11. Annual Paid Hours 115,000 112,000 125,000
  12. Patient Classification (Based on CPT Coding)
  13. Initial Visit (.55)* .30 .10 .15
  14. Low-Level Decision Making (.50) .40 .20 .15
  15. Medium -Level Decision Making (.75) .20 .40 .35
  16. High -Level Decision Making (1.40) .10 .30 .35
  17. Skill-Mix Distribution
  18. Specialists ($110/hr.)+ .50 .30 .70
  19. General Practitioners ($85/hr.) .30 .50 .30
  20. Nurse Practitioners ($45/hr.) .20 .20 .00
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  22. *Represents total hours of direct care required per patient visit within the category
  23. + Represents hourly compensation including fringe benefits for the skill level
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  25. Assume that 1 general practitioner = .75 specialists, and 1 nurse practitioner = .35 specialists for economic measure of skill substitution.
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  27. Calculate:
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  29. a. Work hours/visits
  30. b. Adjusted work hours /visits
  31. c. Work hours /adjusted visits
  32. d. Adjusted work hours/adjusted visits
  33. e. Total salary expense/visits
  34. f. Total salary expense /adjusted visits
  35. g. Percent of work hours in direct patient care
  36. h. Percent of adjusted work hours in direct patient care
  37. i. Total salary expense/hours of direct patient care
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  39. . Use these measures for the final comparison among the three sites, and discuss potential problems at each site or overall for the company. What are your recommendations to correct them?