Cost Savings

Cost Savings

Hospital Administrators

Cost Savings Associated with Outsourcing

The benefits of outsourcing your intraoperative neuro services:

  • No capital equipment for the hospital/facility to purchase and maintain.
  • No need for the hospital/facility/practice to hire, train and manage expensive employees.
  • Independent professional interpretation of data for dispersing Medical/Legal liabilities.
  • Large team of technologists to draw from on busy days or unusual procedures.
  • Up to $5 Million of medical malpractice insurance.
  • Significant cost savings to hospital/facility/practice vs. an in-house program.
  • Value in Outsourcing

    There is a significant value to outsourcing these services. United Medical Monitoring is a very specialized diagnostic company offering multi-modality and multi-specialty intraoperative services. Our Medical Directors and Technologists are highly trained in the latest techniques for intraoperative neurophysiological monitoring; our computers are state-of-the-art and are replaced regularly to ensure optimum performance; our size gives us flexibility to handle high volume days with relative ease; and our management staff keeps an eye on efficiencies to ensure our service remains highly cost-effective.

    Many Medicare local coverage determinants restrict billing by anesthesiologists, technical/surgical assistants, nurses, or other professionals employed by the hospital. Medicare also considers the technical component of IONM to be part of the inpatient service and is not reimbursed separately from the DRG if performed by the hospital.

    United Medical Monitoring can help relieve the hospital from the cost associated with intraoperative neurophysiological monitoring, a service that has become a standard of care for many surgical procedures. Our team of technicians can cover the most complex cases and eliminate the need for hospitals to employ full-time monitoring specialists who are only sporadically needed.