Our unique approach to being an emergency medicine services partner incorporates the following:
Performance-Based Compensation Structure
ApolloMD’s compensation structure works to create a culture of performance in every partner facility. Our physicians and APCs are compensated based on the patients they treat and the procedures they perform. In addition to the volume-based component of compensation, patient satisfaction and objective measures of quality are also part of the compensation structure, allowing for a model that aligns clinician incentives with efficient, quality and compassionate care.
Owned and Operated by Practicing Physicians & APCs
ApolloMD seeks to provide the highest quality physicians and APCs for emergency department services, and all clinicians are offered ownership, promoting teamwork and collaboration across all specialties. We work to establish a core group of clinicians to live within the community and become truly vested to the hospital. Attracted by top compensation and high quality of life, ApolloMD physicians and APCs are recruited from leading training programs and hospitals throughout the country.
Commitment to Quality and Patient Satisfaction
ApolloMD’s primary commitment is to quality care and patient satisfaction. The ApolloMD Quality Team, led by the Chief Quality Officer, maintains a database of current tools and information to assist our clinicians in providing quality care with every patient visit. Each month, all EM physicians and APCs receive a personalized report containing MIPS performance and documentation accuracy feedback. ApolloMD also has a dedicated patient experience team to offer internal consulting services customized for each partner hospital, making the organization stand out against all other contracting groups.
Operational Resources and Efficiency
ApolloMD believes for a physician services group to operate most effectively, tracking and managing account receivables efficiently is imperative. This process includes effective documentation, coding and collections techniques. For these reasons, ApolloMD established an in-house billing company. We utilize electronic records to maximize control and efficiency in the billing process, and continually leverage our size and legal expertise to successfully negotiate with managed care providers in order to maximize reimbursement.
Emergency Department Services that Improve Financials
Through efficient business services and strategic emergency department scheduling, ApolloMD has decreased or eliminated subsidies at most of our partner facilities. ApolloMD helps improve hospital financials in the ED by:
- Utilizing the proprietary ApolloMD Schedule Optimization System to match demand and capacity, ensuring appropriate coverage for periods of increased and decreased volumes
- Capitalizing on ED expenditures by improving patient throughput and allowing for volume growth
- Monitoring uncompensated care, including reimbursed CT scans, that the hospital would not be able to recover
- Preventing ambulance diversions and lowering LWBS rates
- Ensuring appropriate admission rates