Integration Can Work! Demonstrating Cost Effectiveness and Marketing It in the Real World
"But how do you pay for it?" Sigh no more! The indirect benefits of hiring a Behavioral Health Consultant have been demonstrated in large health care industry but not in small, stand-alone practices. Until now! In this session, we will tell you how we answered this worn-out question with a short study comparing productivity and income in one small rural pediatric practice on days with a BHC and days without. Come find out how we showed the providers and staff how this practice saved over $1,000 per day when the BHC was present. We'll also talk about how we've marketed this data to other practices and third party payers.
Gouge, Natasha B.; and Polaha, Jodi. 2013. Integration Can Work! Demonstrating Cost Effectiveness and Marketing It in the Real World. Paper Presentation. Collaborative Family Healthcare Association, Denver, CO. https://cdn.ymaws.com/www.cfha.net/resource/resmgr/2013_conference/cfha-2013-conference-program.pdf