UND Unveils Online Cost Per Stress Test Calculator

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In the ever-changing world of diagnostics reimbursements, healthcare entities are under increased pressure to understand and control testing costs. Accessible via http://www.nuclearstresstest.net, University Nuclear and Diagnostic’s propitiatory tool calculates then displays an entities cost per each nuclear stress test.

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With private practices, hospitals, testing centers as well as HMO’s all under increasing pressure to control costs while not compromising care. knowing exactly how much each and every nuclear

Cardiovascular related illnesses remain among the number one issues among the American Medicare population. According to the ACC, the gold standard of care for the early detection of heart disease remains nuclear stress tests (NST). According to the ASNC, nuclear stress tests have historically cost between $350-$750, depending upon the facility. With private practices, hospitals, testing centers as well as HMO’s all under increasing pressure to control costs while not compromising care, together with reimbursement decreases and denial rate increases, knowing exactly how much each and every nuclear stress test cost to perform has become imperative. UND’s online tool gathers 5 pieces of information from the user, and then calculates a bottom line cost per each test. UND spent 6 months researching the necessary criteria and developing the proprietary calculator which is accessible to visitors at no charge on http://www.nuclearstresstest.net.

“It’s hard to disagree that the consequences of failing to detect the early onset of heart related illness far outweighs the cost of testing,” says UND’s CEO and President of the Diagnostic Services Organization, Avi Soffer. “That said, no matter if fee for service, capitated or an insurance company, every entity wants to know their bottom line costs. 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. This ultimately becomes better for them, the patients in need and the industry as a whole,” asserts Soffer.

UND is among the nations leading Diagnostic Services Organization (DSO) and provider of healthcare services, specializing in reducing costs associated with diagnostic imaging, equipment service/repair and accreditation services. UND presently provides exclusive staffing, management and consulting services to physician practices throughout the U.S. of an aggregate of over 120 physicians, treating over 120,000 patients annually. In 2008, the Company also acquired UND ProtectionPLUS, providing reduced costs on nuclear camera equipment, repairs and comprehensive service agreements. Additionally, the Company acquired the rights to and is creating a derivate product of the NuclearMac imaging software.


Alida Will
UND Director of Operations

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