Take the PAC-Metrix tour
PAC-Metrix is a web application for managing Patient Outcomes. It has been developed to provide you with powerful tools to manage patient data, enable quick patient assessments and report on your outcomes.
It is quick to learn, easy-to-use and ready to go when you sign up. Implementation is a breeze.
There are 4 options for taking AM-PAC™ assessments using PAC-Metrix. You can choose the method that works best for you in your facility. Or, you can mix-and-match to fit your workflow.
On A Tablet
PAC-Metrix is designed to function on a tablet so that you can take advantage of these convenient mobile devices to make it easier for your patients.
Now you can send your patients a secure hyperlink so they can take the assessment at home. This means they can take the assessment at their convenience, and don’t use valuable therapy time to complete the instrument
Laptop or Desktop
Your therapists can access all of the features of the AM-PAC™ on PAC-Metrix via a browser on their laptop or workstation.
In your waiting room or in your gym, the Patient Kiosk is always ready to start an assessment. With only 1 click your patients are ready to begin.
Patient setup is quick and easy! It only takes 5 pieces of information to create a patient – although, if you want, you can maintain a very complete patient record.
- Patient ID (MRN)
- First Name
- Last Name
Once the patient is created, the Home Assessment Link will be created. This link is a secure URL that is unique to the patient and will allow them to begin a new assessment in one click. It does not expose any patient data, simply allows them to create a new assessment linked to one of their accounts.
Patient Account Management
Each patient can also have multiple accounts representing different episodes of service. For each account you can specify a different set of services, payors and even body parts involved. Accounts can also be linked to different facilities. You can easily use accounts to track a single patient’s progress from an Acute setting throught Skilled Nursing to Outpatient to even Home Health. The Account can also collect a number of optional fields on the account for later reporting purposes.
PAC-Metrix also offers electronic registration. Through our web API, your electronic medical record can automatically populate the Patient and many of the fields on the Account. For details on this approach, see our Integration information page.
The self-running survey program is easy-to-use for any patient. Family members of other caregivers may also fill out the survey when the patient is unable. Using the online AM-PAC™ assessment means that patients will never answer more than 10 questions per functional or cognitive domain. This reduces the time needed to complete the entire assessment.
Survey questions are short, simple and easy to answer for patients. PAC-Metrix uses Computer Adaptive Testing (CAT) to complete a detailed outcomes analysis with only a fraction of the questions required by form-based measurement tools. The system uses a patient’s responses to select the next best question. This leads to a precise estimate of a patient’s function with just a few well-selected test items.
After every assessment, the scores are generated and sent to the printer. These results can be used as the basis of discussion between therapist and patient as well as used to document the patients outcomes in your medical record. The results include the Claims Based Outcomes Reporting (CBOR) G-Code Modifier associated with the patients outcome, so you don’t have to do any work to look it up.
AM-PAC™ scores are distributed along a continuum of function, and displayed based on the expected performance at each stage of rehabilitation. This valuable framework helps you see how you are doing compared to comparable patients. This approach to scoring helps your practice establish goals that lead to quality enhancement over time.
Using these reference guides, your therapists can gain a better understanding of the meaning of the individual scores. The guides exist for all three domains and can be printed in full color and laminated as a permanent reference in your facility.
Useful tools provide guidance to understanding what the scores say about the patient and their level of functional impairment. Printed copies of these tools can be kept near every computer or therapist area to support meaningful dialog with the patient about their current status as well as their desired goals for the therapy program they are undergoing.
You know that you are only as good as your data. PAC-Metrix offers a growing list of reports which help you manage your patients and understand how they are progressing.
- Assessment: Single Assessment Detail
- Most Recent Assessment: By Facility & Date
- Assessment Data Export
- Improvement: Condition Type & Body Part
- Improvement: Facility & Admit Date
- Improvement: Facility & Financial Class
- Patient Detail: Assessment History
- Patient List: New Patients
- Practitioner List
- Facility Assignment List
Reports can be generated as PDF to be printed or in XLX for downloads so you can do your own analysis and reporting.