The duration to transition a medically integrated practice can vary significantly based on the location and specific circumstances. Depending on the ambitions of the chiropractor, we’ve seen a practice integrate in as little as two months, and others as long as six months. At Advanced Medical Integration (AMI) we will provide insights on how you can ethically and compliantly achieve rapid integration, leading to improved patient outcomes and increased production. Let’s explore the factors that contribute to this fluctuation.
Understanding Medical Integration
Medical integration is a multifaceted term with many interpretations throughout the United States. However, our founders, Dr. Mike Carberry and Coleen Carberry PT, have extensive experience in running a successful integrated practice. Their expertise allows us to navigate the complexities of medical integration effectively.
Legal Aspects and Guidance
The legal aspect of medical integration is critical, requiring a consultation with an attorney in your state. While we cannot provide legal advice, we can guide you on essential questions to ask to streamline the process and avoid unnecessary expenses. We can also recommend attorneys who have worked with our clients in the past.
Hiring the Medical Provider
To establish a medically integrated practice, hiring a qualified medical provider is essential. Depending on your state’s requirements, this could be a Nurse Practitioner or an MD. We will guide you step-by-step through the process, ensuring the provider’s philosophy aligns with your practice. Having a medical provider in place allows you to start offering medical services promptly.
Once you have a medical provider, a wide range of services can be provided. We recommend medical services that that do not involve prescriptions, benefits the patient, complies with regulations and generates profit – in that order. Services offered by a medically integrated office often yields impressive patient results.
Bringing the Provider into Network
Including your medical provider onto your treatment team is crucial for comprehensive patient care. Once integrated, all patients will see the provider first. A team meeting between the provider and the delivery team plays a vital role in creating a cohesive patient treatment plan. The Carberry clinic provides training and support to ensure our clients can lead a successful meeting.You can establish a medically integrated practice that enhances patient outcomes and drives business profitability by following the steps listed. The duration of the integration process may vary, but with proper guidance and a focus on ethics and compliance, you can achieve rapid integration.