Metabolic Workforce Phase II Final Report - May 2012
The findings from this survey provide broad reinforcement to the themes expressed in the first phase interview project conducted in the Northeast region. Overall, providers report that non-care related time spent with patients and on education and administrative tasks is substantial and challenging. Mentioned most frequently (64% of providers) was time spent with insurers for approvals and lacking reimbursements for medical foods and formulas.
Phase One Report - April 2011
This report reflects the findings of a study conducting in 2009-2010 on the genetic providers in the northeast providing services to patients who screen positive for a metabolic condition. The study examined both the newborn screening process and then examined the care process for a most-seen genetic patient through the first year of life.
Here we summarize the findings of the study and offer insights into what we believe are the critical touch points affecting the current and future genetic workforce in the states studied both currently and in the near future.
Prepared by Michelle Winchester in October 2010 for the New England Genetics Collaborative