Ben: Hey everybody, I'm Ben Gazaway, COO of North Texas Clinically Integrated Network, and you're watching TXCIN TV.
Okay. So last time we talked, we talked about all the different ways that TXCIN brings value to independent providers, and one of the ways that we look to bring value to your practice is through the creation of fresh, relevant content. And with that, I'm excited to be joined today by Scott Bullington.
Okay, Scott, thank you so much for being here today. We're really excited to have you and your team working with us at TXCIN.
Scott: Well, Ben, I gotta say, it's quite an honor for us to be a part of TXCIN, and to be aligned with you guys, and to really help build this collaborative program for the independent physicians.
Ben: That's awesome. So take us through a little bit of your experience and background, and how you see that really benefiting the doctors and the suppliers in our network.
Scott: Sure. So I got into healthcare about 20 years ago. We had a practice management company, we provided billing and practice management services, and business development as well. And we began to see an exodus of independent physicians going into a hospital system, or the hospitals were just coming in and buying up their practices. Now, that affected us, but it also raised our level of concern that independent physicians just weren't aware of what they could do to remain independent, to remain strong, to remain successful. Jump ahead a few years, and we begin to see some of those physicians coming back out of the large groups and the hospital systems, and that was really our a-ha moment.
So as I got involved with ACOs, and began to see a bigger picture of the bonuses and the incentives that physicians can receive, even when their fee schedules are pretty much locked, it really began to open some doors for us. And then, again, now that we've met TXCIN and we've aligned with TXCIN, we really see an opportunity for a collaborative effort through these videos, and through some of the other things that we'll be working on to get physicians that ability to stay independent.
So as I got involved with ACOs, and began to see a bigger picture of the bonuses and the incentives that physicians can receive, even when their fee schedules are pretty much locked, it really began to open some doors for us.
Ben: Absolutely. Okay. So you mentioned the videos, and I know there's gonna be other formats for the content, but maybe describe for us a little bit of what we can expect on future videos. What is it you're looking to bring, and the value that it will add to these practices?
Scott: Sure. Some of the things we're gonna do with the videos are gonna be directed towards the preferred vendors in the network. They're gonna be directed towards specialists in the network. One of the things that I've seen over the years, being in healthcare, a lot of the times providers wanna know who it is they're working with. I wanna know who that vendor is. I wanna know his business, what it looks like inside of his place of business. I wanna know what that specialist is and what his...what it looks like on the inside of his business. This is gonna give us the ability to do that. We're gonna see their story, we're gonna go into their facility, we're gonna get a little bit more information. And once we build that relationship, it really helps physicians to feel more collaborative within the network, and help that process along.
We're gonna see their story, we're gonna go into their facility, we're gonna get a little bit more information. And once we build that relationship, it really helps physicians to feel more collaborative within the network, and help that process along.
Ben: Thank you, Scott, that's awesome information.
Hey, just as a reminder, you can also, in addition to the content that Scott was describing, be looking forward to educational content, stuff on coding, documentation. What in the world is the modifier "25", and how would you ever use that? We have upcoming series that unpack all of the different quality measures, and how to fulfill them, how to close gaps, things that are very pertinent and relevant to the everyday practice life, so we're excited about that.
Also, just a reminder, keep up with us as we push out this content. You can follow us through traditional...our email, our email campaigns, traditional fax. But we also include Twitter. For those of you that are on Twitter, and you know who you are, you can catch us at @TXCIN. Also, don't forget to follow us at Insight-TXCIN.org.
Scott, thank you again for being with us. Is there any final words that you would have for us?
Scott: Well, actually, there are. Again, I'm just gonna say thank you to everybody for allowing us to be a part of the TXCIN network. And also, if there's subject matter that's important to you, email me, Info@imstx.net, and just tell me what that is. Like Ben described earlier, and like I described earlier, we have a lot of good subject matter that's teed up and ready to come to you, but we also wanna know what's important to you, that helps you in your office be stronger and more successful.
Again, I'm Scott Bullington. I look forward to seeing you, and you guys keep the mission rolling.
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