Miami-Dade County Public Schools opened its first District-based Medical Facility one year ago on the campus of Miami Jackson Senior High School. This facility was opened in conjunction with University of Miami Health Systems (UHealth), one of the largest, most respected healthcare providers in the nation. Our focus in opening this facility to provide District employees comprehensive, affordable primary care services, including a focus on wellness has been very successful from a standpoint of providing medical care to employees who previously only sought medical care when their issues proved severe or complicated. This session will outline our successes in determining the platform for our Medical Facility, including reimbursement levels, access and outcomes, while addressing a few challenges along the way to make sure the provider, the District and the District’s ASO carrier all were on the same page when it came to measurements and claims handling procedures.
The presentation will incorporate the following deliverables: 1. Understanding the value of employer/onsite medical facilities in a self-funded environment. 2. Understanding the steps involved in identifying the correct partners to provide the medical services. 3. How to incorporate the wellness initiatives as a key component in constructing and opening a medical facility. 4. Potential cost savings to self-funded healthcare programs. 5. Identifying the challenges in managing a medical facility, including creating the program, managing the program, monitoring the program and growing the program.