The Physicians Page is your entry point into the physician data in the Trella Health Hospice Solution. Before calling on a physician, search the Main Table for the physician and review their details to improve your interaction with them. Alternatively, you can use Physician Targeting Strategies - Hospice to identify physicians who are attractive targets for business development. The reporting period for this table is one year - the most recent reported four quarters. For more information on Reporting periods, see Reporting Periods Overview.
See Sorting, Searching and Filtering to become an expert at how to interact with the data in the table.
The Main table has two layers of data. The first layer includes a list of all physicians in your selected region. The second layer provides additional information for the physician in each row. To the left of every physician name is a green square with a white triangle. Clicking on this button will open a table of Hospice Destinations for the patients of the selected physician. The listed hospices admitted patients treated by the physician in the row.
Physicians with the specialties; Radiology, Pathology, and Anesthesiology will not have any data in their Hospice Destinations table. Although these physicians submit a lot of claims, they have little patient contact and are therefore not good candidates for generating referrals.
For more information see Patient Sources and Destinations for a general overview and Physician Detail Page - Hospice Destinations Table for a more detailed examination of the content in this table. The content in this dropdown table is identical to the data in the "All" tab of the Hospice Destinations table on the Physician Detail page for the same selected physician.
Understanding the Data
The Physicians table lists all physicians in your selected Market (State). Each row of the table contains a physician with important identification information and metrics that will help you to understand the demographics of that physician’s patient population and also to develop some insights into the informal referral relationships between the physician and the patients who received Hospice care.
|Physician Name/NPI||Physician Name, as listed in the CMS Provider Data (NPI) file. A suffix of (DIR) designates that the Physician is a Medical Director of a Hospice.|
|County/ZIP||Primary County/ZIP code of physician, as listed in the NPI file. In this table, counts are placed based on the location of the Physician's practice, not the residence of the patients.|
Physician's self-reported primary specialty. You can add a Specialty Alias to this field to correct a physician's specialty and make it searchable by the specialty of your choice.
|% of Total Claims (Billing NPI)||
This column is only populated if a physician practice is selected in the Billing NPI filter. This is the percent of claims submitted by the selected billing NPI that originated from the physician listed in the row. for more information, see Billing NPI filter.
|Physician Medicare Patients||Count of distinct Medicare patients treated by this physician from claims submitted during the reporting period (last four quarters). A single distinct patient may have multiple claims for a physician but will only be counted once in any column.|
This count includes patients who died during the reporting period (last four quarters) and who were seen by the physician within the last six months prior to death.
|Physician Hospice Patients||This is a union count* of the physician's Hospice patients from Attended, 3 Months prior, and Last Claimed counts during the reporting period (last four quarters). Patients counted in this column were admitted to Hospice during the reporting period.|
|Attended Patients||This count comes from Hospice admission claims during the reporting period (last four quarters) where the physician is listed on the claim as the attending physician. The attending physician is often the Hospice Medical Director who admits the patient, but not always.|
|Patients 3 Months Prior||A physician receives a count in this column if they had submitted a claim for the patient during the three-month reference period prior to admission to Hospice Care, based on the date of the admission claim. This period is limited to three months to identify physicians who have a closer possible connection between the care they provided and the patient’s entry to hospice care.|
|Last Claimed Patients||A physician receives a count in this column if they submitted the most recent claim for the patient prior to their admission to Hospice care. Although not conclusive, this represents the highest likelihood of a connection between a physician’s care and admission to Hospice care.|
|ALOS (days)||This count is the average number of days the physician's patients spent in any hospice, for patients discharged from Hospice during the one year reporting period. The patients included in this average, for this physician, are only the patients who saw the physician within 3 months prior to the Hospice Admit.|
* This count is a union because there might be claims for a physician/patient pair that are counted in multiple columns - Last Claimed, 3 Months Prior, and Attending - which would only be counted once in the Physician Hospice Patients column.