4. Provider Care Patterns & Variations
  1. Coding: Educate providers and maximize use of electronic health records (EHRs) for complete, accurate and comprehensive coding to maximize global budgets.
  2. Pharmacy: Identify patterns of expensive prescription drug utilization and target opportunities for brand-to- generic interchange; also determine “gaps in care,” e.g. patients with asthma and depression who don’t fill or refill prescriptions.
  3. Practice Pattern Variation: Identify variations in practice from established guidelines, e.g. chronic sinusitis, gastroesophageal reflux disease or joint pain; motivate doctors to improve practice through various initiatives.