The Practice Details section of the Marketscape Physician Analyze Page makes you the expert on your selected physician's patients. These metrics are found under the Practice Details tab.
This tab includes three tables:
- Physician Billing - list of NPIs under which the selected physician submits Medicare claims.
- Facility Affiliations - top three hospitals through which the selected physician presented claims.
- Place of Service - shows where the selected physician is having visits with patients.
Each of these sets of data can be viewed as a table or as a chart.
Understanding the Metrics
This table contains the list of NPIs under which the selected physician submits Medicare claims. For each organization listed, the percent of the total claims is listed.
If a physician bills only under their own NPI, that NPI is listed in this table with 100% in the Percentage of Claims column.
This table shows the top facilities through which the selected physician presented claims. The % Affiliation column includes the percentage of the Physician's inpatient and outpatient claims for services performed at the facility during the most recent four quarters.
By default, the table shows the top five facilities by largest percentage. The table navigation at the bottom reveals that (in this case) there are additional hospitals that can be viewed by clicking on the numbers or arrows to navigate to other pages. The count at bottom right shows that there are 24 total hospitals represented.
Place of Service
This table shows us where the selected physician is having visits with patients. By looking at the different venues, it is easy to see, for example, the relative number of home health patients seen by the physician in the private practice office, or in the hospital. For example, from the image below, our selected physician sees far more patients in the office than at a hospital, and even more at other locations, perhaps home visits. There are four different locations that we identify for each physician:
- Hospital - This could include both inpatient or outpatient claims.
- Office - Reflects patient visits in the physician's office.
- SNF - Visits by the Physician in a Skilled Nursing Facility
- Other - These could include patient's homes, nursing homes, clinics, etc.
This table only includes professional claims, not institutional claims.
If a claim includes multiple settings, we include the count for that claim in the top option in this order of priority: Hospital, Office, SNF.
Place of Service Codes
All of the Place of Service Metrics are taken from the Part B (Professional) claims submitted under the Physician's NPI. The place of service code is entered into box 24b of form 1500. The existing codes are 01 through 99, (not all used). This table generates metrics based on the following codes:
- Hospital - code 21 or 22
- SNF - 31
- Office - code 11
- Other - any other code. This is why there may be a large count of visits linked to this category
Understanding the Place of Service Metrics
There are five metrics in the table:
- Place of Service - see list above
- % Visits - Percentage of visits by this physician in the setting identified in the row.
- Visit Count - Count of visits for this physician in the setting identified.
- All Patients - Count of distinct patients seen by this physician in the setting identified.
- HHA Patients 3 months Prior - Count of distinct patients admitted to HHA during the one year reporting period who had been seen by the physician within the 90 reference period prior to the admission.
Counts of visits and counts of patients will be different. A single patient count be counted multiple times under visits.
Place of Service - What if there is no data?
Sometimes the table will contain no data and have one of the following notes instead:
- "This data has been removed due to privacy suppression requirements."
- No records available.
Privacy Suppression: This happens when we are unable to show counts or percentages because one of the metrics would reveal a patient count less than 11 (eleven). Since we have an actual patient count of all patients in other tables, some percentages would allow simple multiplication to discover a patient count less than eleven. If any of the metrics reach this level, we can't show any of the percentages because they would either not add up to 100%, or the hidden percentage could be calculated.