Lawrenceville Family Practice, a suburb of Atlanta, Georgia was founded in 1995 and continues to provide high-quality care for the residents of the community from birth through geriatrics. Today the practice has three physicians and three mid-level providers and cares for approximately 80,000 patients per year. The practice implemented athenaPractice between 2008 & 2010.
In 2017 Paige Stover, the Practice Administrator and the physicians decided they wanted to participate in MIPS. They knew it would be challenging for a small primary care practice but were committed to the MIPS journey. Early on the practice would call Quatris Healthco Support with their MIPS questions but found it to be time-consuming and challenging to do without ongoing guidance.
Ko’olauloa Health Center (KHC), a Federally Qualified Health Center (FQHC) opened in 2003 and is a highly-regarded comprehensive community health center serving the east and north shore communities of O’ahu, Hawaii. KHC operates in three locations, one of which is a school-based health center which opened in 2013, and one of only a few in the area serving students, parents and faculty.
KHC has been fulfilling its mission of “Improving the quality of life for all – IMUA!”. They do so by providing high quality, culturally responsive, and consumer driven medical, dental, behavioral health, and ancillary services regardless of ability to pay and on a sliding discount. The surrounding community is disproportionately affected by poor socio-economic and health indicators. The KHC service structure is designed to eliminate barriers, improve outcomes, and enhance the quality of life for the Ko’olauloa service area.
Southern Missouri Community Health Center (SMCHC) is a Federally QualifiedHealth Center, FQHC for short. They chose to work with Quatris Healthco because of the comprehensive support we provide. After opening their doors in2003, SMCHC made it their mission to “provide access to quality, affordable medical, dental, and mental health care” to an underserved population of Missouri.
St. Elizabeth’s Health Center (SEHC) is a faith-based community health center that supports the healthcare needs of the uninsured and underserved individuals and families in Southern Arizona. The Center is in Tucson, Arizona and was founded in 1961. Over the years the Center has transformed from a volunteer-run free clinic as a part of the Catholic diocese, to an independent organization. Based on its geographical location approximately 60% of the patients seen at SEHC are Spanish speaking (all staff are bilingual), and 50% of the patients pay on a sliding fee schedule.
Across the country practices of all sizes and specialties are merging to form larger entities and serve the patients in their surrounding cities and towns. For four orthopedic practices in the greater Dallas area this happened back in January 2011. The newly merged practice was named OrthoTexas, and today is one of the largest orthopedic groups in the state. With twenty-one practicing physicians and six rehab clinics, OrthoTexas sees approximately 80,000 patients per year. OrthoTexas proudly employs 200+ employees and offers comprehensive and compassionate orthopedic care, therapy services, access to on-site imaging services and outpatient surgery.
Dr. Timothy Gray has been a family practitioner for over 40 years. He was deeply familiar with the use of paper charts before migrating his family practice to Electronic Medical Records five years ago.“We tried this once before and it didn’t work well. We were nervous,” admits Gray. At the same time, his practice faced a fundamental challenge presented by a legacy paper charts system that had grown unwieldy.
“Centricity threw us a lifeline when we were literally drowning in paperwork,” said Gray. “We were pushing around carts, six or seven with 20-to 30-paper charts on every cart. We had people hired who just moved carts around. So, it’s been a real blessing.