Wednesday, December 3, 2014

Surgery Centers want those OrthoPods! Why is that?

Orthopedics is still the highest revenue generating service codes there are reimbursed by the insurance companies.  If you have thought about adding the ortho service codes to your list of services provided, then this cost breakdown is just what you can use to get  an idea of just how inexpensive it really is to do this.  Check these out:

Amsco electric OR table $3,995
Datex-Ohmeda Anesthesia machine $7,999
Steris Renaissance Prevac Sterilizer $5,000 
Lot of genesis sterilization trays (4) $.99
Stryker Command drill system $1,349 (2) = $2,698 and power unit $300 (2) = $600
Basic instrument tray $250
Specialty instruments (ronguers, mallet, retractors,ect)- $9 to $25 per instrument (new)
Stainless steel back table $1,300
Mayo stand $1,000 (2) = $2,000
Stryker Post op bed $1,300 (4) = $5,200
New ICU patient monitor $599 (OBO) (4) = $2,400
New Steris System 1E $20,000 
Stryker small fragment tray complete with screws $5,000
RōG Sports Medicine shoulder tray with 30 anchors $9,000
Total: Approximately $85,000

Saturday, November 1, 2014

Surgery center must report adverse events within five days or 24 hours to the Medical Board of CA.

Surgery Center requirements for California...all surgery centers are to report adverse events to the California Medical Board within five days of occurrence and within 24 hours should it be a threat to others in that it is an environmental or medical device that posed the threat that's being reported.

To report these adverse events, this form that is from the medical board should be used to report these events:    The link is here.


Wednesday, September 17, 2014

Freshbooks is your answer to healthcare invoicing of contractors galore!!!!

If you have 1099 folks in your health care business, then you know first hand the problems with keeping a track on all the above accounts and ledgers with invoicing nightmares galore.

The answer is here at this link.  I have tried many, and many have failed me.  This one, its for you and me and for every other owner of a business in health care.  It is simply amazing and I think you should at least try it out.  I guarantee you won't be disappointed. 

Friday, June 27, 2014

The New 2015 Health Care Facility Charge Master has been finalized!!!

Attention all health care owners, we have finalized our 2015 Charge Master based on the average charges and fees for all health care facilities in the Los Angeles County area.  This charge master can be used to validate that your fees are within the normal acceptable range for your services offered.  If not, by all means, raise the price.  With the same token, if your fees are over-flated, then reduce them.  This will help to soften the blow of many denials based on  exaggerated fees comparatively.  Enjoy and let me know what you think!!!


Go to this page:  http://www.thecompliancedoctor.com/#!free-tools/c5ro  then you will see a link for the spreadsheet at the here link.

Monday, June 9, 2014

Don't know which federal posters your business should be posting for your employees?

This link has a tool that will walk you through the questions necessary to determine which posters your business should be displaying in order to meet all the state and federal regulatory demands for staff acknowledgement and awareness. Check it out here.

About to enroll as a provider with CMS? Then read this...

Providers and suppliers can apply to enroll in the Medicare program using one of the following two methods:   Internet-based Provider Enrol...

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