A free-to-use online calculator to help providers assess the cost of nuclear stress tests is now available from University Nuclear & Diagnostics (UND).
UND, which provides staffing, management and consulting services to practices across the U.S., is making the proprietary tool open to users hoping to learn how much each nuclear stress test costs to perform. The company notes that the American Society of Nuclear Cardiology has estimated a historical variance in cost from $350 to $750 depending on the facility.
“[N]o matter if fee for service, capitated or an insurance company, every entity wants to know their bottom line costs,” says UND’s CEO and President of the Diagnostic Services Organization, Avi Soffer. “We believe that by our providing healthcare entities the ability to calculate their cost per each nuclear test, many may be surprised by what they see and then in learning that they can operate more cost effectively.”
The online calculator gathers five pieces of information from the user, and then, based on UND research, calculates a bottom line cost per test.
The calculator can be accessed at www.nuclearstresstest.net.