The term “care density” refers to the degree of patient sharing among a set of providers.
Highlights: The provider score is based on the number of shared patients between providers. The tighter the relationship, the higher the score. Tighter relationships between the providers that a member sees yields a better experience and better care for that member overall.
Nascate delivers a provider list with Low/Medium/High Care Density scores indicated for each provider.
High Care Density Score: This is given to providers who are tightly connected, which results in the best patient experience and lowest cost/utilization.
Medium Care Density Score: This is given to providers who have some connections, but have members seeing providers outside of their community.
Low Care Density Score: This is given to providers who have minimal connection to other providers.
Results in Action: Nascate Care Density helps health care providers steer members toward high-scoring providers, and work with low-scoring providers to educate and support improvement in care density.