What happens to the model(s) if those are wrong?

ve been asked to help a group of local primary care practice make a decision about the future of Show more Youve been asked to help a group of local primary care practice make a decision about the future of their practice. This group of six Family Practitioners has been making ends meet but they feel that challenges are coming that may force them to rethink the structure of their practice. They have a normal mix of Medicare Medicaid and Commercial patients. Their revenue comes mainly from direct patient care with some additional revenue coming from a small in-office lab and the sale of some DME items. During the past year the group had the following characteristics per physician Patient Service Revenue Commercial $175000 Medicare $100000 Medicaid $25000 Ancillary Revenue Commercial $25000 Medicare $20000 Medicaid $5000 Practice Overhead $175000 Whatever revenue is left over after paying practice overhead is distributed to the physicians as income. The physicians believe they have three choices: Option 1 Stick it out and stay independent. Given current demographic trends the group believes that demand for Medicare services will rise by 5% per year while demand for Commercial and Medicaid services will fall by 1% per year. The group further believes that Medicare and Medicaid reimbursement rates will stay unchanged while commercial reimbursement rates can be increased by 2% per year through contract negotiation. Unfortunately the practice also believes that they will have to increase spending on overhead by 10% per year to keep up with meaningful use requirements Option 2 Change their practice to a concierge model. In a concierge model the practice will charge a subscription fee of $1000 per year to their patients for the right to stay with the practice. In exchange the patients who stay with the practice will enjoy greater access to their physician any time by phone and longer visits when they do come in to the office. The practice would end participation with Medicare and Medicaid programs but keep contracts with the major commercial payers. They believe the patients that stay with their practice will average 4 visits per year and that those visits will yield $100 per visit. The practice believes they can get 300 patients per physician to sign up the first year with an additional 100 signing up in years 2 and 3. They would cap membership at 500 per physician. Annual overhead costs are projected to be $150000 plus $100 for every subscribing patient. Option 3 Accept that employment offer. The local hospital system has offered each of the practices physicians an employment contract. The offer is a flat salary of $150000 per year over three years. The hospital would take over management of the practice including assumption of all debts and expenses. Your job prepare a three-year projection of revenues and expenses under each of the three options. Based only on the financial projections what would you advise the partners to do? What are the pros and cons of each? If there are any of the underlying assumptions that youd find fault with? What happens to the model(s) if those are wrong? Show less

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