We do have primary care providers that fall into the limited access category. I evaluate the size of their patient panels, confirm they are working the patient face to face hours required, determine average length of time patient visits, etc. I then look at their workflows to determine if support staff are appropriately supporting the provider, performing responsibilities not needing to be done by the provider. A decision is then made on an individual basis. Obviously, this is a summary. Feel free to reach out to me if you wish to discuss in more detail.
Wanted to see if any of your practices currently have providers who are classified as Limited Access (reducing the amount of new patients due to specific criteria) and how you assessed this? Often times in our practice this is driven by the provider indicating they do not want to see new patients but often times they may not be at median productivity, next new patient is only a few weeks out, etc. Is there a formalized way in which you have found best to classify this? Appreciate any assistance you can provide.