“Come to our rural hospital for safe, cost effective, and customer service centered care beyond compare.”
In rural America, patients traveling 25 miles or more to seek care is not reality.
90% of patients treated in rural hospitals are local
Your friends, your neighbors, and your family want local care. Rural hospitals may ask themselves what does the community need; what is the revenue opportunity; how much are the development costs; and does the hospital have the talent and labor to provide services? The answers to these questions impact the bottom line profit or loss.
New service offerings come in all different sizes, shapes, and colors. The keys to success include services with little start-up costs and include services that maximize the talents/labor pool already in place. Outpatient infusion services offer a clear advantage over other potential services.
Outpatient infusion services have been around a while. Pharma has developed thousands of high tech drugs for diseases with urban hospitals reaping these windfalls. Diseases such as rheumatoid arthritis and repeat migraines and other chronic illnesses are treated every day in urban hospital outpatient infusion centers, and these services are now migrating to rural America. Patients prefer local care, and many have commercial insurance with strong reimbursement – paying well above cost. With effective case management, rural patients are more compliant, which leads to better outcomes like better quality of life or even keeping fingers and toes. Pharma knows and appreciates this fact.
Most importantly outpatient infusion is a service that is sustainable well beyond current healthcare reforms. With a 12 by 12 foot room, pharmacy services, nursing and minimal equipment, the program can be up and running in as little as 8 weeks. The program will generate $125,000 annual profits – or even more.
Outpatient infusion services is a product line tailored for the rural American hospital and its community.
Community Infusion Services, Inc. (CIS) is a public health centered firm that develops outpatient infusion programs for rural hospitals across the country. IRHA members receive a complementary product line analysis. Learn more about CIS at www.CommunityIV.com. Questions or comments, please contract Mitchell Berenson, MPH at 214-924-6951. Mitchell will be presenting at the IRHA Annual Conference discussing the, “Highest ROI to hit rural America since the plow”.