University of Maryland’s Faculty Physicians, Inc. (FPI) wanted to change how they delivered care in West Baltimore. FPI worked with Sellers Dorsey to develop M-QIP, a Medicaid directed payment program designed to drive better outcomes for FPI’s Medicaid patients. This innovative, CMS-approved program, now in its second year, aligns with Maryland Department of Health’s (MDH) quality improvement goals and generates additional Medicaid funding to enable FPI to transform its physician practice into a fully integrated “medical neighborhood” to deliver quality health care for West Baltimore communities.
The Sellers Dorsey team has worked with FPI and MDH over the course of four years to address:
By supplementing Medicaid reimbursement levels, M-QIP works to drive better population health outcomes.
The expansion of services made possible through M-QIP is having the following impacts in West Baltimore:
The Sellers Dorsey team collaborated with FPI and MDH to:
Throughout the design process, Sellers Dorsey:
Additionally, the Sellers Dorsey team worked closely with MDH to:
“The work of Sellers Dorsey has allowed us to continue to support our Medicaid patients. Prior to their help, we were struggling to make the finances work to support our programs.”
– Bill Tucker, Chief Corporate Officer, FPI