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2017: the year of ultrasound-guided minimally invasive procedures

By Jill Rathbun
From the January 2017 issue of DOTmed HealthCare Business News magazine

Uncertainty in any major element of the U.S. economy is never good and usually creates an environment that is risk averse. This then leads to a time of contraction, or at least a static state, for that sector. With the future of the Affordable Care Act (ACA) in flux regarding how and when Congress will act to replace what it repeals, this is a very uncertain time for health care providers.

Some may even say it is time to put the nest egg in the freezer and just sit on that cold, hard cash. Yet, it could be argued that this is really a time for health care providers to expand their service offerings. In doing so, they will attract more patients and elevate their level of satisfaction. This might not be as exciting as a merger, acquisition and consolidation. But bricks and mortar that a hospital outpatient center, clinic or physician practice office already has should be used to their full capabilities and potential, making those fixed costs work for you.

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Expansion into ultrasound guided breast biopsies
A case in point is the expansion of services into ultrasound-guided breast biopsies. There is nothing more frightening for women than to hear that they may have a suspicious lump or lesion and need a biopsy. There is a real need to get the patient seen for that biopsy in a relatively quick manner. A rapid diagnosis is imperative to address the patient’s anxiety and increases satisfaction with the health care system.

One advantage of ultrasound-guided breast biopsies is that they usually decrease the time it takes to get a diagnosis. What took eight to 10 days with an open biopsy sample now takes approximately 48 hours with a minimally invasive breast biopsy sample. It is also easier to biopsy multiple lesions in one session because the clinicians gather tissue via a needle device versus an open incision. This is all for the good of the patient. So, why not expand to ensure that these biopsies can take place with little or no wait time for an appointment?

The following are considerations to start an assessment:

• How is space being used? Is there an exam or small procedure room that can be repurposed or dedicated to ultrasound-guided minimally invasive surgical procedures?
• If space is available, is it being used to its fullest potential?

Conduct a simple, initial analysis regarding the revenue that the space is currently producing. How? By taking the procedures and the office visits that are taking place in that room and adding up the revenue. Then take a rough estimate of the costs — nurse time, supplies and equipment — and subtract them from the revenue. Next, look at how many minutes a provider was in that room to produce that revenue. This provides a simple, yet insightful, look at the per minute profitability of that space. With hospital-employed physicians, be sure to include the payments to the hospital and the professional or non-facility payment to the physician.
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