Communicating With Your Physicians Through Dashboard Data Developing a Practice Dashboard MGMA Anesthesia Administration Assembly May 2010 Joe Laden MGMA member since 1981 AAA Member since inception Business Manager Anesthesia Associates of Louisville, PSC firstname.lastname@example.org
Following this session you will be able to: Develop a strategy to produce an effective practice dashboard Identify key information that should be communicated to physicians Gain insight as to the spreadsheets and graphic software available
Anesthesia practice administrators are responsible for gathering, interpreting and disseminating financial data from business systems. The communication of this data must be precise, concise and understandable.
What information is important for physicians and their management of their practices? How can this be presented in the most efficient and effective manner?
What is an Anesthesia Practice Dashboard?
An anesthesia business dashboard can be any form of display that quickly communicates business practice management information to anesthesiologists.
In other words . . . I can’t define dashboard, but I know one when I see it.
July 2010 Penultimate Anesthesia
To communicate with physicians effectively, the dashboard should have a sufficient number of data points, but not too many.
Dashboard Data Sources • Billing System Reports • Accounting System Reports • General Ledger • Payroll • User Constructed Spreadsheets Currently Produced by Practice
Where are Anesthesia Dashboards Available today? • Anesthesia Billing Software Vendors • Anesthesia Billing Companies • Anesthesia Practice Management Companies • Report Hosting Companies • DashboardMD iDashboards • Anodyne • DIY for Small – Medium Size Groups
1. Excel Spreadsheets prepared by You