Medical Practice Model Transitioning 

Make an Easy Transition to the FHO Model

There’s a reason why over 50% of all family doctors have transitioned to the Family Health Organization (FHO) model; flexibility and increased income. Transitioning from a fee-for-service model to the FHO provides physicians with a more steady and predictable income stream.

Our healthcare consulting experts specialize in helping physicians transition to the FHO payment model, with no disruption to their practice or patient care, and at no cost. Questions about joining a FHO or transitioning?

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Benefits of Switching to the FHO Model

  • Improved work/life balance.
  • Paid Continuing Medical Education (CME).
  • Steady income with an opportunity for Access Bonus payout.
  • Paid vacations and improved financial and operational performance of your practice.
  • Security in the event of disability.
  • Shared on-call responsibilities.
  • Option to delegate to Allied Health practitioners.
  • Financial incentives for providing broad-based, comprehensive and Preventative Care.
  • Income Predictability; an average of 75% of your income is made up of predictable capitation payments.

What is a FHO?

A Family Health Organization (FHO) consists of three or more family physicians, who can be geographically separated, working together to provide better access to preventive healthcare for patients across Ontario. The FHO involves an alternative medical billing model for physicians, combining Base Rate Capitation and Comprehensive Care Capitation payments, affording physicians with a more steady and predictable income stream regardless of the number of patient encounters.

Not Sure if the FHO is Right for Your Practice?

If you’re still unsure if transitioning to the FHO payment model is the right move, our healthcare consulting experts can perform an analysis of your current practice, and provide you with a projection of what your practice and income would look like in the FHO model. We’ll walk you through the differences between the various medical billing models, and show you how your daily life will be impacted.

We also offer practical in-person presentations developed specifically for primary care group practices seeking, as a group, more information about the FHO model, and what to expect before and after transition. Learn more about our Income Analysis and FHO Information Seminar Programs.

Trust Cirrus for the Switch

  • We have successfully transitioned hundreds of doctors to the FHO, and have never encountered a doctor who was unhappy with their choice to switch.
  • We’ve assisted thousands of doctors with optimizing their medical clinic income to improve their facilities and patient care.
  • Our experts include skilled in-house analysts and specialty healthcare consultants with over 100 years of combined experience!
  • Established in 1994, we were founded by doctors, for doctors!

Want to learn more about switching to the FHO medical billing model? Call us for a complimentary consultation at 1.800.459.3413, today!

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