Taos Clinic for Children and Youth
Taos Clinic for Children and Youth is a five provider practice located in Taos County, New Mexico. They have been in business since 1978 and an Office Practicum client for seven years. Nearly 33,000 people reside in Taos County, and of those,12,000 are seen annually at Taos, the only full time pediatric clinic in the county. Thirty percent (30%) of the patients are classified as chronic, and seventy percent (70%) of the clients are insured by Medicaid. Taos County provides a high quality of life, but the practice found it challenging to recruit and retain skilled healthcare professionals for a child population requiring a high degree of varying medical treatment challenges. In addition to finding skilled labor, Taos was struggling to find a billing system that worked well for pediatrics, and superbills weren’t getting submitted in a timely manner. They had tried in-house and off-site billing before partnering with OP RCM.