Would you like to expand the services of your group practice? Are you interested in learning about the most recently developed technology in medicine? How can you allow your patients to be more active in their treatment?
In this podcast episode, Alison Pidgeon speaks with Danny Freed about a tool to provide measurement-based care for group practices.
Meet Danny Freed
Danny is the founder and CEO at Blueprint, a digital mental health screening, and assessment platform. They’ve partnered with mental health clinics across the country, who use Blueprint to more easily practice measurement-based care and earn additional reimbursement revenue for doing so.
Prior to Blueprint, Danny founded a mobile security startup called Companion and graduated from the University of Michigan’s Ross School of Business.
In This Podcast
- Beneficial aspects of Blueprint related to group practices
- Aiding reimbursement from insurance
- 3 types of data provided
- Client and patient feedback
- Time element
Beneficial aspects of Blueprint related to group practices
Using Blueprint in group practices helps to make measurement-based care more accessible to both clinicians and patients. You can receive data on an individual client basis, and you can zoom out and view data that correlates to the group practice as an individual also, providing you with a more overview and understanding of the progress of the client and the progress within the group practice.
This data on the group practice can also be utilized to negotiate better insurance rates and payments because you can provide qualitative data to back up requests.
Aiding reimbursement from insurance
Blueprint is, I would say, a clinical tool first but fueled by this financial incentive that sits alongside with it.
From Joy to Blueprint, they have insurance companies reaching out to them because the insurance companies want to see measurement-based care results and variables. This means that using Blueprint in your group practice can be more financially beneficial for the insurance companies and for you while being effective in treating patients.
Using measurement-based care also helps to simplify all the variables into one, easily navigated system that makes it easier for all parties concerned to work with the same information; the group practice, insurance, and the patients. The financial incentives and investments in the patients are closely aligned.
3 types of data provided
One of the more powerful things we offer clients is that they have access to this data themselves. They can be more actively involved in their treatment plan, in their care purely because they have awareness of the methods and they can see some of these charts and how things are trending. It’s a cool experience for patients as well.
- Outcome measures: a tool to measure more pathologies constraints and symptoms. It also measures therapeutic alliance and screening measures. All this data can be automatically delivered to clients, automatically sorted, and scored.
- Administer therapeutic worksheets or symptoms and mood observers for patients to use, known as a daily check-in.
- Passive data: records things like exercise, sleep time, movement patterns.
Client and patient feedback
The most enjoyed variable for both clinicians and patients is the ability to visualize these outcome measures over time. It is a powerful tool to allow clinicians and patients to visualize issues that are difficult to deal with without physical symptoms. It also has a safety net feature that can be turned on to assist clinicians with patients who may be at risk for suicide.
The main focus of Blueprint is to work on the clinicians’ behalf, not vice versa.
- Easy to use, getting assessments scored, and documented – all can be automated and managed by the platform.
- Can also be more personal if required or desired by the clinician and patient.
- It works with convenience but also control, the choice is given to the provider to suit their working style.
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Meet Alison Pidgeon
Alison is a serial entrepreneur with four businesses, one of which is a 15 clinician group practice. She’s also a mom to three boys, wife, coffee drinker, and loves to travel. She started her practice in 2015 and, four years later, has two locations. With a specialization in women’s issues, the practices have made a positive impact on the community by offering different types of specialties not being offered anywhere else in the area.
Alison has been working with Practice of the Practice since 2016 and has helped over 70 therapist entrepreneurs start and grow their businesses, through mastermind groups and individual consulting.
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