Basics on PhyScore Physician Assessment System, Part 3

Friday, May 22, 2020

In parts one and two of this multi-part blog series, we’ve gone over important information on PhyScore. Our patent-pending system for comprehensive evaluation of physician care, patient outcomes and costs within emergency department medical billing and other related areas, PhyScore contains several important factors that play a role in not only assessing physicians, but also assisting them with numerous practice and efficiency areas. 

At PhyCon Incorporated, we’re happy to provide ER billing services and numerous other medical billing, coding and compliance services as part of our medical practice management solutions. In today’s final entry in our series, which has focused on both PhyScore and how its nods to big data are improving several areas of medicine, we’ll dig into the components of PhyScore and how it’s calculated in each case. 

Utilization of Resources

One of the most important calculating factors involved with PhyScore is how well resources are being utilized by physicians for their patients. It tracks multiple areas, from lab testing and radiology to EKG, EEEG, ultrasound, imaging and various other procedures that might be used within an emergency setting. 

Resource utilization score within PhyScore can be applied to each patient and physician within the facility. Each individual will have its own score for this category, and such scores will be displayed in relevant locations that allow physicians to compare them and make improvements to their practices based on them. 

Patient Outcomes and Comparisons

This system would be meaningless if it did not also include patient outcomes as a significant factor, and it does. Each patient will have their outcomes displayed, both in individual and group percentages, allowing for basic comparisons and quality improvements based on the data. 

This marks a big change from most traditional reporting systems, which do not include patient outcomes in such prominent locations. In fact, updated versions of PhyScore will eventually not only provide these, but also comparisons between patient admitting diagnoses with patient discharge diagnoses. This allows for the calculation of a correlation coefficient between these two important areas, another theme that has been missing from most traditional reporting systems in the past. 

Final Score and Weights

Now, it’s important for physicians and others using PhyScore to note that it’s not simply calculated by adding up each of the categories we’ve gone over to arrive at a final number. Rather, the system is designed to apply weighted algorithmic equations to these categories based on the medical specialty in question, then determining a final score based on this. Our team will be happy to answer additional questions on how this system for a final score operates.

For more on PhyScore and the importance of big data within ER billing and other medical areas, or to learn about any of our medical practice management solutions, speak to the staff at PhyCon Incorporated today.