In-Office Endoscopy Development - Rockett Healthcare Strategies

In-Office Endoscopy Development

Develop your endoscopy office for added revenue and patient convenience.

Get Help With Your Office In-Endoscopy Development Project From an Experienced Healthcare Consultant

With an experienced profitability and practice development consultant to guide you, developing your office-based endoscopy practice can be a reality. Rock is a national expert in developing office endoscopy practices. He has experience in multiple states with small and large GI practices.

You can rely on the expertise of Rockett Healthcare to help you develop a successful office endoscopy practice.

Developing Your Ambulatory Surgery Center

As a feasibility and project management consultant, Dr. Rockett has the skills and hands-on knowledge that you need to develop office endoscopy capabilities to enhance your private practice. You can rely on Rockett Healthcare to achieve success as we:

  1. Provide consultation on financial feasibility
  2. Coordinate with your design team
  3. Procure necessary equipment and supplies
  4. Direct your staff in preparation for an accreditation survey
  5. Develop strategies for contracting with insurance companies

See the Benefits of In-Office Endoscopy

With help from a healthcare consultant, you and your patients can start seeing the benefits of in-office endoscopy services:

Save Money

You can save considerable money that you would otherwise spend building and managing an ambulatory surgery center (ASC) by instead offering endoscopy procedures in-office.

Higher Physician Reimbursement

Different reimbursement differentials mean that physicians receive higher reimbursement on average for in-office endoscopy compared to procedures in a hospital or ASC.

Insurance Savings

Physicians have been able to cut costs for insurers by offering in-office endoscopy. This puts those physicians in a better position for insurance negotiations, including opening the possibility of long-term contracts.

Patient Convenience

Offering your endoscopy services in-office saves your patients a trip to the hospital. This isn’t just convenient, it also reduces the likelihood that patients will come into contact with contagious conditions.

In-Office Endoscopy Services vs. ASC Development

In an effort to better serve their patients, physicians across the country have been developing ASCs for gastrointestinal procedures, but the fact is that there are serious hurdles and drawbacks to ASC development that make in-office endoscopy a better option in some cases.

Certificate of Need or CON regulations can bar physicians from adding to their offices, and the high cost of building an ASC can be prohibitive. This makes in-office endoscopy a great option for physicians looking to improve their services.

Challenges Between You and In-Office Endoscopy Development: How We Can Help

Developing your in-office endoscopy services means overcoming several challenges, but Rockett Healthcare can help you find solutions:

Financial Feasibility

By negotiating favorable rates with insurance companies and finding ways to improve efficiency and performance, Rockett Healthcare can help you keep your endoscopy services profitable.

Quality Care

Due to different requirements, in-office endoscopy services are sometimes unprepared to deal with complications. Make sure your office prioritizes patient safety with a healthcare consultant.

Insurance Savings

Physicians have been able to cut costs for insurers by offering in-office endoscopy. This puts those physicians in a better position for insurance negotiations, including opening the possibility of long-term contracts.

Staffing and Training

Finding dedicated applicants and carrying out sufficient training can be a major hurdle for physicians. Find great applicants and follow a robust training program with guidance from Rockett Healthcare.

Your Frequently Asked Office-Endoscopy Questions, Answered

Is In-Office Endoscopy Development a Good Investment?
Adding office endoscopy to your services brings with it a variety of different benefits, including higher reimbursement rates for physicians, savings on insurance contracts, and lower costs compared to ASC development. Still, in-office endoscopy may not be right for every practice. The best way to find out whether or not in-office endoscopy is right for you is with a feasibility assessment from an in-office endoscopy consulting service.
What Size Room Is Needed for an In-Office Endoscopy?
The “Guidelines for Safety in the Gastrointestinal Endoscopy Unit” in the National Library of Medicine states that endoscopy procedures require a room of at least 180 to 300 square feet.
How Can I Add In-Office Endoscopy to My Services?
The best way to add in-office endoscopy to your private practice services is with the guidance of an in-office endoscopy consultant. A consultant can help you determine whether or not office-endoscopy is right for your practice, and an actionable plan to add it to your services. The process will include suite design, equipment sourcing, accreditation, and insurance negotiations.

Ready to add in-office endoscopy to your services? Reach out to Rockett Healthcare for a feasibility assessment and development plan.

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"Rock and I met when I was considering joining an existing endoscopy center. He helped me do the analysis that showed I'm better off doing procedures in my office and taking advantage of the rates he has negotiated with payers in the Chicago area. In addition to helping me design my center, equipping it, and getting it accredited by AAAASF, Rock has helped us implement multiple revenue streams and significantly increased professional fees over my prior rates. He also worked diligently to recover thousands of dollars in payments from our major payer that had been miscoded and denied."

Dr Manoj Mehta, MD

Endoscopy Center of the North Shore

Wilmette, IL

"Rock Rockett helped us to successfully launch our first healthcare product in the US. His knowledge and experience were instrumental in helping us understand and navigate a complex health system. We are thankful for his guidance and are excited to see what the future holds."

Aonghus Shortt, CEO

FoodMarble Digestive Health

Dublin, Ireland

"We contracted with Rockett Healthcare, LLC to help us develop our endoscopy center and contract with payers. Rock led a very successful contracting effort with the payers and we are earning combined facility and professional fees for office-based procedures that are 200-300% of Medicare ASC rates(depending on the payer). Rock achieved this for us by educating the local Hawaii payers on the value of office endoscopy in Hawaii's regulatory environment which makes it difficult to obtain an ASC license."

Dr Mel Ona, MD

Ohana Endoscopy Clinic

Kapulei, HI

"Rock and I met about 10 years ago when he led the negotiation process to get higher rates from our major payer for office-based procedures. He and his team helped us get our office endoscopy suite accredited and successfully completed negotiations with other payers.

More recently, I engaged Rockett Healthcare, LLC to evaluate the financial feasibility of merging with another GI group in our area. He did a terrific job of assessing the risk and reward potential of that transaction. He regularly proposes new strategies to better manage the practice and grow revenue. Rock is very prompt, forthright gets the job done expeditiously.

Rock’s contacts in the health care/insurance industry and his understanding of medical practices puts him in a unique position to advise physicians."

Suman Kaur, M.D.

Digestive Disease Associates, LTD

Hinsdale, IL

"We worked with Rock from day one of our project to develop a two room endoscopy suite for office based procedures. In addition to guiding the project from start to finish, he also has contracted with almost all of our major payers. His negotiations yielded rates with the payers that are 3x what we were getting when we did endoscopy procedures in surgery centers and hospital outpatient settings. We are grateful for his expertise and persistence in negotiating higher rates on our behalf."

Samuel Cordeiro, MBA

Prima CARE

Fall River, MA