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eConsults drive practice cost savings for your practices by replacing referrals, eliminating unnecessary testing, reducing emergency room visits and avoiding hospital readmissions. An eConsult that avoids a specialty referral results in 3 avoided specialty visits, which is the average number of appointments needed to diagnose and treat a patient. Each specialty visit costs approximately $300. The avoided visit savings to an at-risk practice is $900.
Multiple studies have shown that improved access to specialty advice and preventative care decreases the incidence of disease and patient mortality, resulting in improved clinical quality. By addressing health problems before they require emergency intervention, both patients and the health system save money and see better outcomes.
eConsults patient benefits include cost savings, less travel, reduced time off work, faster diagnosis and treatment, and improved outcomes.
Growing your referral network as a specialist is a pivotal aspect of developing a thriving practice. Developing a good referral network expands your reach within the healthcare community, increasing the likelihood of receiving patient referrals from other professionals.
Specialist eConsults allow providers to offer faster treatment, avoid contraindications, and reduce the burden of care for patients.
Evaluate Practice Performance Metrics for eConsult Programs: Measuring Patient Access to Specialty Care
To increase patient access to specialty care, consider which specialties that have long appointment wait times, higher costs, conditions easily manage by the PCP, or do not require a face-to-face specialist visit.
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