As we continue to work with our clients’ legal counsel across the country, we are finding that the “shelf life” of the Community Needs Assessment has continued to evolve. At this point, our clients are re-defining their CMS service area (the hospital Stark service area or "geographic area served by the hospital") and updating the Community Needs Assessment on an annual basis.
It seems reasonable to assume that the utility of the Community Needs Assessment would decrease in direct proportion to the length of time that has passed since its completion. From 3d Health’s perspective, the assessment is as accurate as possible on the day it is issued.
In order to best serve the needs of our hospital and health system clients, 3d Health offers two approaches to Community Needs Assessments:
3d Health is nationally recognized as the preferred firm for completing Community Needs Assessments and Provider Development Plans. We have completed thousands of assessments for hundreds of clients over the last decade and a half.
3d Health projects demand for physician services using our proprietary Physician Demand Model. The model was developed with utilization data purchased from the leading actuarial firm, Milliman. Learn more about what else goes into making our demand model the best in the industry.