Patrick O’Rourke, Practice Quotient (North Fulton Business Radio, Episode 233)
Practice Quotient helps general dentistry practices and other specialty dental practices maximize the reimbursement they receive from dental insurance carriers. Founder and CEO Patrick O’Rourke joins the show to discuss how his firm helps significantly improve the profitability of their clients. The host of “North Fulton Business Radio” is John Ray and the show is produced virtually by the North Fulton studio of Business RadioX® in Alpharetta.
Patrick O’Rourke, Founder & CEO
Patrick O’Rourke began his career in operations management at a dental & vision insurance company in Florida, which after several acquisitions and mergers, is now MetLife. He spent five years at Humana in Atlanta selling in the large group segment (100+ employees). In addition to several awards throughout his career, he has earned many professional certifications.
Understanding the nuances involved with all aspects of risk management helped business partners rely on his expertise to guide client recommendations. He is an insurance insider that has built dental networks, worked in operations management, designed dental plans, and opened markets.
In 2013, he founded Practice Quotient, which specializes in dental insurance PPO network contract analytics and reimbursement guidance, representing the dental provider.
As a national public speaker, Patrick educates doctors on how dental managed care participation impacts up to 50% of practice revenue, the importance of diligent contract management, and how to develop criteria specific to a patient acquisition strategy for choosing the best carrier business partners.
To connect with Pat, you can email him directly or call 470-592-1680.
Patient Quotient, Inc. serves as a bridge between the payor and provider communities. Their clients include general dentist, oral surgeons, and other dental specialty practices across the nation of all sizes, from completely fee-for-service-only to active network participation with every dental plan possible. They work with independent practices, emerging multi-practice entities, and various large ownership entities in the dental space.
Their projects evaluate the merits of the various in-network participation contract options specific to a practice’s patient acquisition strategy. There is no one-size-fits-all solution.
While their team is comprised of many individuals, both clients and carrier representatives always interact with the firm’s leadership team.
For more information, go to https://www.practicequotient.com/.
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John Ray: And now I want to turn to an old friend, Patrick O’Rourke is with Practice Quotient. Patrick, how are you? And welcome.
Patrick O’Rourke: Doing awesome, John. How are you?
John Ray: I’m great, I’m great. So, Practice Quotient, tell us about your firm, tell us about you, tell us about what you do and how you serve.
Patrick O’Rourke: Okay. Well, I’m Patrick O’Rourke. I’m the founder and CEO of a firm called Practice Quotient. Everybody calls it PQ for short.
John Ray: I like that.
Patrick O’Rourke: Yeah. Practice Quotient doesn’t roll off the tongue, I guess. So, I was thinking like intelligence quotient, practice quotient. I thought that was quite clever, actually. My wife thought it was silly, but there you go. So, at any rate, our business is called Practice Quotient. And what we do is, really, the formal technical term for what we do is that we do manage dental care network contract analysis and negotiation.
Patrick O’Rourke: What clients and what most folks understand that to be is that we analyze PPO contracts, and we make sure that they’re suitable for our clients, our clients being general dentists, oral surgeons, periodontist, endodontists, anybody in the dental space, prosthodontists. We have some orthotists, and anybody that’s submitting CDT, which are there’s medical codes and the dental codes that have their own codes. So, we analyze all the contracts. And then, we make sure that they are a win/win for both the provider, i.e., our client, and for the network or payer, i.e., the insurance company. And so, I’d like to think that we’re a bridge between the provider and the payer communities.
John Ray: What you’re talking about is something extraordinarily important to a dental practice; yet, this is not something they cover in dental school, right? I mean, what best practices are when it comes to the insurance carriers that you offer through your practice?
Patrick O’Rourke: It does seem to be the case. They do not have any classes in contract reviews, statistical or actuarial analysis. No, they don’t. Or even credentialing or any of the other stuff that’s involved. We don’t do credentialing, but there’s a lot that’s actually involved with this decision, and it’s a very big decision. And so, no, they don’t teach it in dental school. I don’t know. You’d really have to go to intern school, I think. It’s a bit different, and it’s incredibly time-consuming, but it affects it, not a good portion, I would say it. It can affect up to 50% or more of the reimbursement of a dental practice or dental specialty practice.
Patrick O’Rourke: And so, you have to understand, because this is one of your biggest … It’s top two of your costs if you’re in plans. PPOs can be very useful. It just depends. There’s no one-size-fits-all solution. So, every practice kind of has its own patient acquisition and retention strategy, if you will. And well, what is that? And so, sometimes, I ask clients, and they’re like, “I don’t know.” And that’s kind of the wallet. There is one of the symptoms of, well, you’re losing money.
Patrick O’Rourke: So, if you’re outsourcing, if you just sign up for every single PPO, then what happens is you’re always on discount, you’re always on sale, right? Because if you think about what we’re doing here or what the deal is, the proposition is the dental insurance companies go to the providers, and they say, “Hey, listen. Usually, you charge $100 for this service. And if you give us a discount of 30%, we’ll pay 70,” which is great.
Patrick O’Rourke: Terrific, right? “Don’t you want new patients? And then, we’ll send you all these new patients, and we’ll give you the promotional consideration of being on our website”, woohoo, with dozens and dozens of other names, particularly in Northern Metro Atlanta. And you have the patient convenience of having claim paid as a network. You’re getting the added bonus of the full weight and breadth of Fortune 500 companies, marketing power, steering patients your way.
Patrick O’Rourke: And so, that part of it is definitely true. Now, if you’re in a managed care friendly area like, say, a New Yorker in Southern California, it’s critical that you’re in network, but there’s still fee for service, only practices. So, being in network, your dental insurance isn’t like medical insurance. It’s really a big misconception among consumers, and really, the providers as well. Medical insurance, you have to go and network if you want really any coverage.
Patrick O’Rourke: In most cases, like certainly, in HMO, but even your point of service plans. Dental PPO is a PPO by definition. Has out of network coverage, right? And dental PPO, PPOs are by far and away, it’s not even close, 85% of the entire market of dental insurance. And so, you know, it’s a very limited benefit. It’s usually 100% coverage for your preventive. So, I think, you know, office visits, X-rays, routine cleanings, then 80% for your basic, which could be, I think, extractions and fillings, and then 50% for your major works, I think, crowns, dentures, and plants, that type stuff.
Patrick O’Rourke: And that’s the most common plan. And it’s the same in or out of network in most cases. And so, people can go out of network. It’s not really a problem because you only have a thousand-dollar max. But, you know, the consumers, the number one reason why people don’t go to the dentist, or access, or health care is because they don’t have dental insurance, which I personally think is silly. But I’m not going to change the world, just me and you.
John Ray: Right. You know.
Patrick O’Rourke: We have no reason not to go to the dentist if you don’t have dental insurance, just use your HSA, your FSA.
John Ray: Right.
Patrick O’Rourke: And, you know, the number two reason is they don’t know how much it’s going to cost even if they have dental insurance because dental insurance to me is really easy and kind of it’s my bread and butter. I’ve been doing it for 20 years. But, you know, to Johnny Lunch Bucket, when you’re selling the employer group benefits ,and you’re doing an open enrollment meeting, and you just explain the medical benefits, what’s your prescription copay, how is a maternity work, and here’s your deductible, here’s your HSA and your FSA, you know, like their eyes have already glazed over, you know?
John Ray: Right.
Patrick O’Rourke: I’ve done hundreds, if not thousands of these open enrollment meetings. And the only thing I want, Johnny Lunch Bucket, remember, when he walks out of that door is he better go to a participating provider. And so, I say it over, and over, and over again, a different voice, and then we write it, and I say, we, the insurance industry, put on EOBs, put on all the marketing material. And so, you want to steer all of the members out from the insurance company to your participating providers to ensure your cost of care is manageable. In theory, you also want to make sure they go into quality providers. And you want to reward your providers for being in your network.
Patrick O’Rourke: So, that’s what’s in it for the insurance company. And just for your listeners, you know, you know this, but I’m from the insurance industry, so that’s kind of what makes us different. There are a couple of businesses or a couple of firms that do this across the country. And, you know, really, the big difference is I’m from the insurance industry. So, I help build dental insurance companies, worked with Humana for a while. I’m professionally certified in dental benefits, underwriting HIPAA, high tech Medicare, wellness, consumer-driven health care plans, several other things. None of which make me cool or hit at the neighborhood barbecue, unfortunately.
John Ray: So, what that means is you understand the inner workings and the architecture of these plans.
Patrick O’Rourke: That’s correct. Very good observation.
John Ray: Yeah. Because you’ve been there. And what I heard of, I mean, there’s a lot to unpack there, but one of the things I heard is, number one, as a dentist, you don’t automatically default to accepting every carrier that you possibly can. Say more on that.
Patrick O’Rourke: Yeah. And so, in most cases, you have different folks that are in different stages of their business. So, you know, if you’re a startup and you have empty chair time, an empty oratory, so down, at 20, flush down the toilet.
John Ray: That’s right.
Patrick O’Rourke: And so, you know, in kind of to your earlier point, if you just got out of school and you got a mountain of debt, and you open up your practice, the meter’s running and it’s your money, the bullets are alive. You’ve never owned a business before. Welcome to the entrepreneur club. You know, John, can you please get the man or woman their jacket? Now, you’re the butcher, the baker, the candlestick maker, the bookkeeper, the website person, marketing, the janitor. Oh, hey, listen, you’ve got to be a dentist, too, right?
John Ray: Right.
Patrick O’Rourke: And so, that takes an adjustment period, I think. And so, what’s important is cash flow. And so, you need to make sure, you know, step one is you need to survive. Then, you know, that’s a startup. You know, we don’t do a lot of startups, I think we’re not really doing any. I talked to a lot of folks, I’ve been to GRU over in Augusta, and it was very clear to me in the first 10 minutes, you know, I’m like, so here’s kind of the things that you need to think about. And everybody’s staring at me, you know, like I slipped into Portuguese.
John Ray: You’re like the skunk at the wedding, right? You’re bringing all the bad news.
Patrick O’Rourke: Right. And I’m like, you know, do you guys know what I’m talking about? Do you know what credentialing is? And they’re like, uh-uh.
John Ray: Oh, boy.
Patrick O’Rourke: You know, I’m like, so, here’s our contract works and what a network is. No, none of that, huh?
John Ray: Oh, wow.
Patrick O’Rourke: And so, I spent a lot of, you know—I did my talk, and then afterwards, you know, the kids had a lot of questions. I probably stayed there until like 11:00 at night, and answered all the questions, that I really feel like I was like throwing a pebble in the ocean. And so, unfortunately, there’s a lot of stuff, if you don’t do your own homework or you don’t have good advisers around you that you knew, you got to do what you got to do.
Patrick O’Rourke: So, if you’re just fresh out of school, you know, you’ve got to do what you got to do to survive. You learn a lot of things. Once you’re established, if you’re in a established stock, you know, to make this as simple as I can, when you’re looking at PPOs, it comes down to, well, how much access do you want to have as a participating provider to these various pools of discounted insurance patients, right?
John Ray: Right.
Patrick O’Rourke: This is on a scale of one to 10, you know?
John Ray: Right.
Patrick O’Rourke: And so, some clients look at it as access. Some clients look at it as how much discounting do I need to do in order to fill my schedule? Really, the same question, like we’ll give you the answer, but their perspectives are different, if that makes sense.
John Ray: Right. Sure.
Patrick O’Rourke: And so, you know, most of our practices and most of our clients, you know, tend to be top-tier docs. You know, they’re definitely established. And our job is to convince insurance companies to, you know, pay them more than they would usually pay, which I know this sounds crazy, but they’re just not in a hurry to do it, right?
John Ray: Yeah. Right.
Patrick O’Rourke: And so, we need to understand what it is about that practice that makes that practice important and a good partner for the carrier.
John Ray: So, now, if you don’t mind me interrupting, that was really an interesting statement you just made. I mean, so what you’re saying is, if I can put it in another way, you’re really a practice advocate with the insurance company. I mean, you advocate for that practice and why their business is important with the insurance company so that that insurance company will, in effect, pay more to do business with them?
Patrick O’Rourke: That’s correct.
John Ray: So, what does that mean for the bottom line of a practice? I mean, because you obviously help practices, as you say, accept less discounts, you help them pick the right kind of, I guess, portfolio, if you will, of insurance providers to do business with, right? What does that mean for a typical practice that you work with in terms of their bottom line? I mean, if you don’t want to use a real-life example, maybe you can use one that’s without a name, but it would be interesting, I think, for our folks to hear that.
Patrick O’Rourke: If I told you our actual batting average, John, you would probably use profanity and not believe me.
John Ray: Well, we’re not regulated by the FCC, so try me out.
Patrick O’Rourke: Oh, really?
John Ray: Yeah, that’s right.
Patrick O’Rourke: So, I’m going to have to give my official reply here, which is, it really depends, and this is true. So, every project is different, like where were they when they started out? Maybe they are on good contracts already. And so, we’re just doing a tune up. You know, for practices that are writing off, you know, half-a-million dollars, which happens every day, let’s just say that they’re pleased. You know, sometimes, I tell them like, look, if you’re not sending me a Christmas card at the end of this, I must have got hit by a bus, you know?
Patrick O’Rourke: So, it really depends on how bad off they are, whether anybody’s looked at these contracts. It depends on the leverage of that particular practice. You know, the projects, these projects are not easy. They are not short or brief, you know. So, they’re long-term engagements, where you have to understand exactly what the practice is doing and why. You know, this is a big portion of revenue, huge. I mean, this is it, like this is the whole enchilada. This is your wealth. And so, we need to understand how important the carriers are. We have to look at the contracts.
Patrick O’Rourke: You have to do all of the math, and then you have to go to, you know, what I call the market. And, you know, it’s not Wall Street. I’m talking about, you know, the relevant entities, and networks, and carriers that are in any given market, like we’re a national firm. We have clients from Anchorage to LA. Miami to New York, you know, but we’re based right here in Atlanta, Georgia. God bless Georgia. So, everywhere is different. So, the market in Atlanta is different than LA, or Chicago, or certainly, Boise, Idaho.
John Ray: Right.
Patrick O’Rourke: So, you have to understand all of that, then you’ve got to go out to all of these folks, and go back and forth, you know, then the carriers have to understand. And they’re all different, too, like, you know, I think that nobody wants to lump insurance carriers into some bucket. They actually care about different things. Their target client type, or patient type, or employer group varies as well. And their leadership, they’re all different.
Patrick O’Rourke: And so, they care about different things. And so, you know, we try to be as transparent as possible with the insurance carriers. And so, we give some information about the client, like this is why they’re awesome, right? And then, it comes down to numbers and we have an actual variable tool here that is just as good or better than anything the insurance companies have because that’s where I’m from. So, I had to build something.
Patrick O’Rourke: And, you know, whereas we’re using underwriting methodology based on that practice because they’re usually looking at a market. If you look at Atlanta, so they’re projecting claims out to be two or three years where we’re looking at more specific at the experience or the claims history of that specific practice. And so, you have to go out there. So, really, you’re 10 months into this thing before, you know, now, we’re going to start makes some decisions, right?
Patrick O’Rourke: And now, those decisions and the execution of these decisions are what takes the most time. And so, you have to then, you know, how are you going to execute? We usually have most of the game plan done at that point, but we’re very conservative here. And so, we’re very methodical. We want to avoid fire drills and, you know, minimize any turbulence. And by turbulence, I mean, you know, cash flow disruption, patient disruption, claims disruption, or most of all, if not the most important, staff disruption.
Patrick O’Rourke: Everybody needs to be comfortable and confident in what we’re doing and why. And, you know, so, it’s not like our—you know, we provide the guidance, and we do the math, and we provide all of the recommendations that are based on the direction that the client is giving us up to that point. Obviously, things change. Then, when we go and we sit down with the team at the practices, you know, it’s up to them to say yes or no with what their risk tolerance is going to be.
Patrick O’Rourke: If, let’s say, they wanted to—let’s say there is a major carrier, right? You know, I won’t use any names. Let’s just say you’re in a market, there’s a big carrier, and the carrier, you know, it’s 40% of your practice, right? The revenue volume. And then, we do the math. And they’re paying you 50 cents on the dollar. Well, that’s not good because your business overhead is, you know, 60, 65 five if you include your salaries, which you should. I’m sure your spouses want you to and your children.
John Ray: Sure. Yeah, they like that.
Patrick O’Rourke: Yeah. I bet your wife does too.
John Ray: Yeah.
Patrick O’Rourke: And so, if our business overhead is 65, then how can we take 50 cents on the dollar, right? That doesn’t make a whole lot of financial sense.
John Ray: No.
Patrick O’Rourke: And I don’t think you have to be Stephen Hawking to understand that, you know. But let’s say that we do the math, and then it’s 40% of the practice. Let’s just keep easy numbers. It’s a million-dollar practice. So, it’s four hundred thousand. And then, you’re like, well, okay, we’re getting 50 cents on the dollar, and we have 400,000 revenue at 50 cents on the dollar. So, that’s a ton of patients, right? That’s a lot of patients, you know. And the carrier is unreasonable. Let’s say that they’re in Atlanta just because we’re here and they go, you know what, John Ray Dentistry, you know how many dental practices we have in Alpharetta?
Patrick O’Rourke: So, you have plenty. I’m saying, tell John Ray that we appreciate all of his business and we’ll enjoy counting his money for years to come, but he either takes 50 cents on the dollar or he’s out. And we just say, you know, we’re always playing professional, like I understand, I do, like I understand the insurance carrier side. I’m like, okay, fair enough. And so, they then make their business decisions. Now, we come back to you. We’ll use you and call you Dr. John Ray, make your mama real proud.
John Ray: Yeah, that’ll come as a surprise, but anyway, go ahead.
Patrick O’Rourke: And so then, you know, I’ll come back to you, I say, “John, look, here’s the deal. So, we have a carrier X here is paying you 50 cents on the dollar, so you’re losing money, right? You understand this, right?” And then, you know, usually, the client has a few choice words for a little while. You got to wait for that to die down. And then, we say, “Well, you know, they’re not budging, and they’re not going to budge.”
Patrick O’Rourke: This is the worst-case scenario, but I think that this is really important content in case any of the provider community is listening, and even the payer community because we’re very consistent in this particular message. Rule number one is our clients got to break even, you know. So, we’re not losing money unless there’s a damn good reason why, you know. So, at any rate, so we go, okay, so you’re getting 50 cents on the dollar. We’re going to have to cancel that and terminate that agreement. You’re going to go out of network. This is what our recommendation is going to be.
Patrick O’Rourke: So then, we do a cost benefit analysis. And then, you know, then the client’s reaction is like, oh, man. Oh, that would be awful. That would be awful. What do you mean go out of network? That’s terrible. We’re going to lose patients, Pat. And I’m like, yeah, sure will. How many? They’re like, well, I don’t know. I say, “Well, I don’t know either.” If you think you’re going to lose half. They’re like, oh, half, oh, that would be a disaster. That would be a calamity. No, actually, it wouldn’t.
John Ray: Yeah.
Patrick O’Rourke: From financial perspective, you would make more money. You would. I don’t think you’re going to lose half because you told me that you were awesome for all of these reasons, right? Now, are you the Walmart of dentistry or, you know, like you tell me. And so, they either make the decision—it’s up to them, obviously. But, you know, most folks don’t hire us if they’re not going to kind of, oh, I got it, right?
John Ray: Sure.
Patrick O’Rourke: It’s up to them. But, you know, I just give the facts. We’re neutral towards it. And the bottom line is, and this happens all the time across the country, so once they understand that, they see the math, and they’re like, man, half my income is gone. I’m losing money every time I see one of these numbers. The bottom line, you don’t want any more of them, right? You’re losing money, right? Because you’re doing a good job for them, now, you’re getting referred by your patients, right?
Patrick O’Rourke: And you’re getting referred by people that they work with because where does everybody usually spend all their time? At work. Where do they get that dental insurance? At work. And so, now, you’re a victim of your own success. You get referred in more 50 cents on the dollar, now, you’re losing more and more money, right? So, if you’re at 30%, the next year, it’s going to be 40%. What are you going to do when it’s 60%? So, that’s really one of the most important things. When I’m speaking, you know, across the country, I’m like, you can’t take 50 cents on the dollar, you don’t have to hire us, right? Just stop doing that.
John Ray: Right.
Patrick O’Rourke: But that’s the conversation, there’s naturally some anxiety. But, you know, if it’s planned out properly, then I’ll tell you, you know, we’ve done hundreds of projects at this point. And, you know, they never lose half of their patients.
John Ray: Yeah. So, you’ve got the experience to bring to that, and to help, you know, reassure a dentist that life is going to be good on the other side of this project. So, because of all the other projects you’ve done and all the other, I guess, testimonials that you’ve got from satisfied clients, right?
Patrick O’Rourke: Right. Yeah. We don’t have a sales team at all actually. We’re just, now, kind of raising our visibility and, you know, I’ve had some extra time to work on the website. We are exclusively referral-based. So, you know, it’s usually current client that sent you over to us. You know, current client or sometimes there’s somebody that’s involved in an advisory capacity at that practice that cares about their long-term financial success, like maybe a CPA or, you know, a wealth manager with some of the more top-tier dental consultants that are out there.
Patrick O’Rourke: But it’s somebody that’s really invested into that practice and has some sort of stake in that practice being successful. And so then, they call here, you know, they talk to my team, you know. But every single client has to talk to me first, you know. And so then, we have a conversation and I’m fairly direct, you know, in case that’s not immediately obvious. And we talk about it like, what are you trying to accomplish? Sometimes, we’re a good fit. Sometimes, we can help you, and sometimes not. But I’ll tell you that really right up front.
Patrick O’Rourke: So, you know, you never want to jump on a project or, you know, jump into something that’s going to be two years if you don’t understand what you’re getting into. So, you know, what I tell folks, I said, “Look, we’re going to be friends for two years, so let’s make sure everybody’s very comfortable and confident with what we want to accomplish together because at the end of it, if they’re not thrilled, then there goes our marketing plan”, because that’s how we get all of our clients.
John Ray: Yeah. Well, this has been great, Pat. Great stuff from Patrick O’Rourke. He’s the Founder, CEO of Practice Quotient, better known as PQ. Pat, this has been awesome. And we know you got to get on to work with your clients. So, how about before we let you go, give us your contact information. Folks that have heard this would like to be in touch, how can they do that?
Patrick O’Rourke: Sure. You can contact our offices anytime. We’re not close. We have full staff. We haven’t furloughed anybody. We’re at 470, is the area code, 592-1680. That’s 470-592-1680 or you can submit, and contact us, inquiry on our website, which is www.practicequotient.com, P-A-C-T-I-C-E-Q-U-O-T-I-E-N-T-.com. And if you wanted to email me, you can email me at email@example.com. And, you know, we’re here, we’re open, we’re in Eastern Time Zone. So, if you’re listening to this and you happen to be in Anchorage, you know, we’ll send you a link to my calendar, but we can accommodate before or after business hours. Also, one thing before we go, John, I have a question for you.
John Ray: Oh.
Patrick O’Rourke: Right. So-
John Ray: I’m the one that asks the questions here. Come on.
Patrick O’Rourke: I think it’s fair play.
John Ray: Okay. Bring it on.
Patrick O’Rourke: I get one question in.
John Ray: Okay.
Patrick O’Rourke: So, I’m checking out your hair, and I’m wondering, is John like cutting his hair at home? Do you have a Flowbee, or you’re doing it yourself, or what’s going on?
John Ray: You know, when you have headphones on, it kind of takes care of that. So, if I didn’t have headphones on, you know, it’s a natural beret, headphones on.
Patrick O’Rourke: Well, next time, I’m going to be on camera then because I look like Ted Hanson.
John Ray: There you go. I love it. Patrick O’Rourke with Practice Quotient. Pat, thanks for being with us.
Patrick O’Rourke: My pleasure. Thank you, John.
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