A True “No-Brainer” Cost Assessment
We help you eliminate cost redundancies by eliminating the need for an initial visit to the emergency room or general urgent care center which won’t treat you. Both employer costs and patient out-of-pocket costs are drastically lowered. Clinical outcomes are better and faster, because a specialist treats a patient correctly on their first visit.
Our clinicians treat a patient within 70 minutes of entering the center. Emergency room visits can be slow, costly, and often result in incorrect treatment or mis-diagnosis by a general emergency room doctor as opposed to an orthopedic specialist. These factors and more contribute to higher costs, often poor clinical outcomes and a slower return to health.
For example, let’s look at a patient with simple wrist pain. An emergency room visit took the patient 105 days for full treatment at a cost of $12,450. Compared to a visit to OrthoNOW for the same reason, treatment took 7 days at a cost of $700. The yearly cost savings to the employer in this example would amount to: $9,760,725.
It is like putting MONEY back into your budget!
Lower Costs with Higher Expertise When You Need It
Did You Know?
As employers you want to ensure our employees and their families have access to the best primary care physicians and dentists possible. But, what we tend to miss is what happens in an emergency or chronic pain situation. Patients often rely upon a “non-specialist” in the emergency room for treatment in these cases. The truth is ER’s are really referral sources that force your employees to endure budget-busting costs and long wait times just to be referred to a specialist (we refer to as referral roulette). This adds time to their recovery, lost time away from work, and can mean less than optimal healing outcomes for your employee.
Here Is The Good News
OrthoNOW can directly impact the quality of your employee’s healthcare and pocketbook.
1) Both company and employee costs are drastically reduced
2) Employees leave fully treated in under 70 minutes and recovery times are shorter
3) Employees are seen by an orthopedic clinician on their first visit. (no need for referrals or duplicate services by multiple physicians)
4) Employees receive an accurate diagnosis and care on first visit resulting in better healing outcomes
Faster and better recovery means greater savings while you get back to being productive sooner!
Eye Opening Cost Comparison
DAY 1: INJURY OCCURS
Emergency room visit
DAY 2: Follow up at occupational medical center
ORDER FOR PHYSICAL THERAPY
DAY 7: Physical therapy
DAY 37: Follow up with occupational medical center
ORDER FOR MRI
DAY 40: MRI performed
DAY 45: Follow up visit for results at occupational medical center
Referral for orthopedic specialist
DAY 59: Consult with orthopedic specialist
Wrist x-ray performed
SCHEDULE FOR SURGERY
DAY 69: Patient undergoes tenosynovectomy release
DAY 73: Post-op physical therapy
DAY 105: Patient returns to occupational medical center for maximum medical improvement
TOTAL COST: 105 Days, $12,450
DAY 1: INJURY OCCURS
– Patient seen at OrthoNOW for wrist pain
– Upon examination patient found to be tender at radial wrist
X-ray performed – Roberts view (special view)
– Negative for fracture and basal joint arthritis
– Grind test performed and is negative (used to rule out basal joint arthritis)
– Patient diagnosed with De Quervain’s Tendinitis
Ultrasound guided corticosteroid
-Injection performed into the 1st extensor compartment
– No splint needed
– Patient returned to regular duty after 2 days of rest
DAY 7: FOLLOW UP VISIT
Patient returns to OrthoNOW for follow up and maximum medical improvement
TOTAL COST: 7 Days, $700