Developing New RHCs

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DEVELOPING NEW RHCs 

PHASE I:  NEED
ASSESSMENT AND FEASIBILITY

    • Identify potential locations
    • Under-served rural areas
      • Consider ability to expand or protect market share 
    • Project utilization
      • Office visits
      • Ancillary services on-site
      • Inpatient/outpatient admissions at host hospital 
    • Project Market Share
      • Consider ambulatory visit rates
      • Consider existing physician practices and use/migration patterns 
    • Identify strategic issues
      • Potential to expand market share/number of covered lives
      • Potential target for competitors - market protection
      • Ability to provide other services within/adjacent to RHC - mental health, rehabilitation, nursing facility residents, etc.
      • Impact on providers in area 
    • Operational issues
      • Availability of facility space
      • Availability of personnel
      • Coordination with host hospital 
    • Project financial impact
      1. Payer mix
      2. Volume - visits and ancillary services
      3. Staffing, supplies, utilities, and other operating cost
      4. Incremental revenue from inpatient and outpatient services
      5. Overhead allocation

PHASE II:  IMPLEMENTATION

    • Identify facility space and initiate renovations
    • Recruit staff
    • Develop policies and procedures
    • Notify State of intent to implement and obtain certification packet for RHC
    • Implement operating systems
    • Identify facility space and initiate renovations
    • Implement operating systems
      • Billing
      • Accounts receivable/payable
      • Patient tracking/case management system
      • Train office staff
      • Orientate hospital staff
      • Develop marketing materials
      • Develop marketing plan
        • Senior centers
        • Nursing home staff training
        • Lectures
        • Networking with other community providers
        • Physician 
      • Schedule certification visit for RHC

PHASE III:  MANAGEMENT

    • Full management agreement - manage daily clinic operations
    • Management assist agreement - periodic site visits and phone consultation
 
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