I have a question for anyone out there who could help. We are a regional hospital with a Nursing home & assisted living attached to the facility. The nursing home/assited living are owned and operated by one of the 3 owners of the hospital, but are a completely seperate entity (billing, staff, charting, etc) has nothing to do with the hospital.
We currently have contracted with them to do their PICC placements and difficult IV starts. PICC placement will be done at the hospital in our area where we do all outpt PICC starts. So billing, doing, etc of PICCs is not the issue.
My question comes from peripheral IV starts.
Does anyone know what a reasonable charge for that is? We are looking at going to them & using their supplies, and billing the facility a "professional" fee. I am trying to get a sense of what that fee may be.
What if u use the ultrasound?
I got word that the CRNA group at the hospital can charge about $65 when they are asked to start (of course that gets wrapped up in the DRG).
THOUGHTS? Any info would be helpful.