- 1. Tylenol = $15 – $15 per individual pill, for a total of $345 during average patient stay
- Plastic Bag = $8 - Plastic bags cost a grocery store 2 cents, at the hospital it’s 8 bucks.
- Box of tissues = $8 - Usually labeled as “mucus recovery system”
- Gloves = $53 And keep in mind, that’s $53 EVERY TIME a doctor or nurse has to put them on, so hopefully you don’t have to stay more than an hour.
- Cup for medicine = $10 - The CUP, not the actual medicine, is $10 a piece. Usually counts up to over $500 a stay.
- Marking pen = $18 - A simple pen that marks the incisions where the surgeon will cut.
- Cuff, BP Adult = $20 - Whenever a nurse checks your blood pressure. You don’t get to keep the cuff.
- Oral admin. fee = $7 - Whenever a nurse has to hand you medicine. Usually comes to about $90 per stay
- Holding your newborn = $39 - Just wait until you get home.
- Sterile water IV bag = $800 - Manufacturing cost… about one dollar.
Your medical practice is a busy place and staying up to date on the various requirement and regulation changes is important. ICD-10 transition issues are common, and if you know what they are, you can avoid them and strengthen productivity and support the growth of your practice. Here are some of the main ICD-10 transition issues and how you can resolve them.
Proper ICD-10 training is key. If your staff is not properly trained, it could be detrimental. There are several options when it comes to having your staff trained on all of the ins and outs of ICD-10, including classes at local community colleges, seminars, conferences, or online courses. With proper training, claims will be processed faster and your practice will have the opportunity to see an increase in revenue.