Jodie, Practice Manager, Grantham
"The QOF report was easy to understand, showing clearly the patients that were already meeting indicators. We were doing most of the work already, and just hadn’t coded our patients appropriately.
The Interface Clinical Services QOF consultancy day was extremely beneficial. We set aside 45 minutes at the start of the day with me, the Interface pharmacist and one of our GPs. The pharmacist is clearly an expert in this field. He was able to explain the clinical rationale of each domain and was familiar with all of the diagnostic markers and clinical indicators that meant patients were suitable for register inclusion. With GP time at a premium his knowledge to screen/case find was really impressive.
All clinical domains have financial value. Some have lower financial value and high numbers of patients. For us it made sense to work through all the domains. With the knowledge provided, we now have a better understanding of QOF and received some practical hints and tips to help them with coding in general.
On the day, we were able to add on 60% of the identified patients. 326 patients are now on disease registers that weren’t previously. We enjoy working with Interface to audit/refresh our registers to help identify more patients. The uplift in reported prevalence will earn us over £7,000 this year and £14000 over 2 years"