The Patient Demographics section of the Physician Analyze Page of the Trella Health Marketscape makes you the expert on your selected physician's patients. These metrics are found under the Patient Population Tab.
In sum, you will be able to see:
- Patient Volume - Historical counts of patients by several different criteria
- Patient Location - percents of patient's by county or ZIP code of residence
- Patient Diagnostic Mix - counts of patients in each Trella Health Diagnostic Group
- Chronic Conditions - Counts of the selected physician's patients with CHF and COPD
- Breakdown of patients by age
Each of these sets of data can be viewed as a table or as a chart.
Understanding the Metrics
Patient Volume Table
The Patient Volume data provides metrics on the patient population for a physician so you can gauge the physician's potential for being an influence with patients regarding home health treatment.
For more details about this table, see Patient Counts and Claim Types.
All Medicare Patients
All Medicare Patients is the count of distinct patients for which the selected physician filed a Part B claim during the most recent one year reporting period.
Home Health Patients
This is the number of the named physician’s distinct patients who received home health services during the reporting period. It is limited to patients who were counted under the three claim types, Patients Followed, Patients 3 Months, Prior, and Last Claimed Patients. As such, it is a union of these three claim types, not a total, because a patient could be counted under more than one claim type.
This is the count of patients who died during the one-year reporting period who had been treated by the physician during the six month reference period prior to their date of death.
This is the count of distinct patients who were admitted to home health services during the reporting period where the named physician is identified as the certifying physician on the home health claim.
Total 3 Months Prior
Three Months Prior is the count of distinct patients where the named physician treated the patient in the 3 months prior to the patient's home health admission.
Total Last Claimed
This metric is the number of distinct patients for whom the named physician submitted the last professional claim prior to the patient's home health admission.
Patient Location - County and ZIP code
The Patient Residence table shows the percentage of patients treated by the selected physician within the two year reference period who resided in the listed county or ZIP code at the time their home health admission claim was filed. The two year reference period aligns with the end of the last quarter for the data set included in Marketscape.
The patient percentages in this table are calculated from all Medicare claims for the selected physician.
Patient Locations - County or ZIP Code
Clicking on this selector will allow you to switch between the county and ZIP Code metrics.
For the selected physician, this table contains the names of the counties and the percentage of patients for each county from the physician's total patient count.
For the selected physician, this table contains the ZIP Codes and the percentage of patients for each ZIP Code from the physician's total patient count.
Since these metrics are based on the patients' place of residence, it is possible to have counties or ZIP Codes from states other than the state of the physician's practice. This will be especially true for physicians who practice in smaller states or near state lines. For physicians who primarily examine clinical records, (X-rays, EKGs, etc.), there could be numerous counties from all over the country.
Patient Diagnostic Mix
This table breaks down the selected Physician's patients by the principle diagnosis indicated on the claim. For each diagnosis, we provide a total count and then we breakout the total count into acuity levels, low, medium, and high.
Each diagnostic category represents a collection of similar diagnoses that align with the diagnostic category name.
For more information on the Diagnostic categories used in the table, see Trella Health Diagnostic Categories.
Total Patient Count
The numbers in this column represent the counts of patients treated by this physician within the previous two years with a principle diagnosis that falls within the Diagnostic Category in that row.
Low, Medium, or High Acuity
These three columns break out the counts for three levels of acuity. The number in each column is the count of low, medium, and high acuity patients with a diagnosis included in the diagnostic category listed.
This table contains the counts of the selected physician's patients with CHF and COPD
Average Patient Age
The average age of patients treated by the selected physician with the state age of patients for physicians with the same specialty for comparison.
This table present the percentages of the selected physician's patients by age.
Age is presented in years, and the % of patients column is the percentage of patients treated by the selected physician who fell within the listed age range at the time of the final claim.