Articularis Healthcare is dedicated to preserving the private practice of rheumatology
Redefining Rheumatology Practices
- Human Capital Management including HR, payroll, benefits and retirement services.
- Accounts payables and P&L reporting.
- Biologic contracting and rebate programs.
- Practice management expertise.
- Practice compliance oversight.
- Payor and supplier contract negotiation.
- Revenue cycle management.
- Ancillary revenue streams (lab, X-ray & Specialty Pharmacy)
Aggregating volume is a major factor, and is a two-fold advantage. The ability to consolidate HR, payroll, health insurance, malpractice, retirement and other benefits allows us to reduce costs and provide better products . Our volume also allows us to negotiate better contracts and to reach volume incentives and pricing that other practices cannot achieve.
Physicians enjoy the ability to discuss cases, protocols, system, and procedures with practitioners in other locations to gain different perspectives. They also benefit from reduced administrative burden and close relationships with vendors who can provide improved and more personal service.
We also added lab, x-rays, research and specialty pharmacy services to many of our locations allowing better access for patients and new revenue streams for those locations.
Our size has allowed us to develop and pilot a Clinical Pathway for RA with a major Payor. The pathway focuses on increasing quality while lowering costs and will allow shared savings benefits for our practices. We are also working on the first Alternative Payment Model in Rheumatology.
We’ve established a proven culture and mindset within Articularis and believe in three core values: product, people, and processes. The model has significantly increased revenues at our locations and has allowed us to invest in our employees. The ability to offer employees a dynamic benefits package, retirement plan, Monday – Thursday work week and top compensation empowers our practices to hire sophisticated employees who can proactively solve problems while enjoying a team atmosphere and a great work environment.
Our high quality staff allow us to lower costs, improve efficiency, and increase revenue. We’ve also lowered employee turnover in those locations.
Each location possesses a unique database that limits issues as we grow. Training is much easier as offices can speak with each other for help and protocols for increased efficiencies.
We are currently discussing new product solutions to identify research patient candidates, prior authorization simplification and smart phone apps for patients to make appointments, have reminder alerts, notifications if the physician is delayed, and push notifications to patients on waiting lists to fill cancelled appointments.
Once the processes are installed and the right people are in place, the logistics are pretty easy. I try to visit every office with our managing partner once a quarter. Most issues or questions that arise can be handled with a phone call.
With many practices struggling with all the changes with Value Based Medicine on the horizon, we are being contacted by groups from all over the country and are now planning to move into other states and partner with like-minded practices.
By aggregating our volume and implementing proven concepts, we have reduced overhead and increased revenues for our locations. Contact us to learn more!