How to Attribute and Make Sense of Downstream Contribution

Three Steps to a Transparent, Comprehensive Assessment of Employed Practice Profitability

downstream contribution

Medical groups invest more than $240,000 per year for each physician they employ in order to facilitate the patient relationships and care management necessary to deliver excellent care and do so in a financially responsible manner.

How do you know whether those investments are worthwhile? You need meaningful data on downstream financial performance—but that can be hard to get and even harder to use.

This research brief outlines three operational barriers to the effective use of downstream data in practice management and offers strategies for addressing those challenges.

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