Recently, Doctors Care seized an opportunity to align mission with financial sustainability through a new clinic expansion project. The new initiative supports key strategic goals including
increased access to healthcare for uninsured and Medicaid recipients.
Clinic expansion is comprised of three components:
- Expanding patient age limit from 35 to 50 years old
- Recruitment and retention of patients
- Growth through Medicaid attribution
Doctors Care implemented age expansion on July 1 to help develop the clinic's capacity and treat older patients. This was done in conjunction with new Medicaid enrollment attribution, which is expected to bring more overall and older patients to the clinic. Over the first few weeks, the number of new, unique patients over age 35 seen in the clinic confirms the need that exists in the community.
Growth through newly attributed patients and outreach campaigns to attract new patients will take place once the age increase impact is identified and stabilized.