The Physicians Explore table is a powerful tool that allows you to find individual physicians or groups of physicians in your available markets. The following tools will assist you in finding physicians who match criteria of your choice:
- Filters - The filters allow you to narrow the complete list of physicians to specific groups based on criteria you choose.
- Column customization
- Click on and you can now select which metrics are shown in the table from a list of most physician metrics available. See below.
- You can click the headers of the columns and drag them to a new position in the table to customize which columns are visible without scrolling.
- Destination summary - Click on the to display a list of the top five home health destinations for the selected physician.
- Simple Sort - You can sort the columns by clicking on the header of each column. If the simple sort toggle is on, you will only be able to sort by one column. If the toggle is off, you will be able to perform a hierarchical sort. Choose the columns in the order you want them to be sorted.
|From this image you can see that we have chosen to sort on two columns, and the sort type is indicated by the arrows (ascending or descending) and the order of the sort.|
This image does not include all possible columns.
When you click on the metrics selection icon at the top right of the table, you will be able to select which metrics are displayed in the Explore Table.
The column selection tool allows you to choose which columns appear in the explore table.
Click on any box to add or remove that metric from the table.
The two blank checkboxes are the columns for targets and favorites:
Metrics with a check in the box will appear in the table.
Click on "Reset" to set the metrics selected to the default settings.
When you have chosen the metrics you want to include in the table, click on "apply" which will close this tool.
The metrics you choose with this tool will also set which metrics are included in table exports.
You can select all available metrics and they will be displayed in the Explore Table. This will increase the width of the table on the page which will then require you to scroll left and right to see the entire table, OR, you will need to change the page zoom to accommodate the increased width.
When you populate this table with a group of desired providers, you can then limit the metrics that are most important for comparing those providers.
The first column is "fixed and will remain in place as you scroll right and left to view more columns. You can drag another column into this section and it will be fixed as well.
Understanding the Metrics
The following table includes all of the metrics currently available in the Physician Explore Table.
|Name||This is the physician's name, as listed in CMS Provider Data (NPI) file.|
|NPI||National Provider Identifier number for the physician in the row. This is maintained by CMS.|
|County, ZIP Code, State, and City||
This is the county, ZIP Code, city, and state that the physician has listed as their primary location of practice. (as pulled from the NPI Registry file)
If this information is not accurate for the provider in the NPI Registry, it is possible that the physician's data could show up in the wrong state. We place physicians in the states in which they register.
|Specialty||This is the specialty that the physician reported in their NPI registry record.|
|Assigned User||If the provider in the row has been assigned to a user in your company, that user's name will show up in this column.|
|% of Total Claims (Billing NPI)||This field is only populated with data when a group billing NPI is selected in the filters. This metric is the percent of claims for the selected billing NPI that originated from the physician listed in the row.|
|Physician Medicare Patients||This is the count of distinct patients for which the selected physician filed a Part B claim during the most recent one year reporting period.|
Physician HHA 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 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.|
Patients 3 Months Prior
|Patients 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.|
Last claimed patients
|This metric is the count of distinct patients for whom the named physician submitted the last professional claim prior to the patient's home health admission.|
Days per episode
|The average home health episode duration, in days, for patients who were discharged from a home health stay during the most recent four quarters and who were also treated by the named physician within 3 months of their home health admission.|
|Episodes per patient||The average number of concurrent HH episodes per patient for patients discharged from a HH stay during the most recent four quarters who were also treated by the named physician within 3 months of their HH admission.|
Average Nurse Visits per Episode
(Column name "Nurses")
|This metric is the average number of skilled nursing visits per home health episode for patients who were treated by the named physician within 3 months of their home health admission.|
Average Therapist Visits per Episode
(Column name "Therapists")
|This count is the average number of therapy (PT, OT, SLP) visits per home health episode for patients who were treated by the named physician within 3 months of their home health admission.|
|HHA Utilization 3 Months Prior||
This is the percent of this physician's patients who received home health services during the most recent four quarters and were treated by this physician within 3 months of admission to home health. The calculation is Patients 3 months prior divided by Physician Medicare Patients.
This is not the same metric as Home Health Utilization found on the Physician's Analyze Page.
HHA's Receiving > 10 Patients
|This is the count of home health agencies who admitted 10 or more patients treated by this physician where the physician had treated the patient within three months of home health admission.|
|Level of Affiliation||
This metric reflects the highest percentage share of home health patients received by any one home health agency, who were treated by this physician in the 3 months prior to the patient's home health admission.
This is a critical metric: a single home health agency with a high percentage indicates that an agency has market dominance for the named physician's patients. If this percentage is low, this indicates that this physician's patients are spread across a number of home health agencies, hence the physician is not committed to a specific home health agency and might be a good prospect as a partner.
|Highest Affiliation Agency||This column names the home health agency that admitted the highest share of home health patients treated by this physician in the 3 months prior to the patient's home health admission.|
|Patient Risk Score||
Average Hierarchical Condition Category (HCC) Patient Risk Score for the named physician.
For more information, see Risk Scores and HCC
|Risk Category||Categorization of your selected provider's Patient Risk Score in comparison to all providers of the same type.|