Early Detection We Can Live with It
Care Gaps, Quality and Population Health Program Directors understand that preventative measures drastically reduce cost-per-patient while increasing quality of life. In polling these same directors they also understand the necessity for outreach programs and they accept that patient action to these programs are low but produce savings and results. What they might not know is that there are ways to increase patient action and produce greater savings and results.
There are many HEDIS measures to work with to elaborate the point. For instance, with CRC Outreach screening programs alone, the industry average for patients action on these self-administered test kits is around 17%, however; many organizations find themselves metaphorically navigating the ocean with a single oar, stagnant in progress on actionable compliance outcomes while HEDIS™ and the need for risk improvements looms. With a 90%+ cure rate if detected early and 125 patients out of 5000 exhibiting markers for CRC, is 17% really enough? Think about it 21.25 patients won the opportunity for cure if 17% is acceptable.