EKG Machine Cost can vary depending on the retailer:
Using an EKG machine to diagnose heart problems is an essential part of any physican practice or hospital. Being able to control costs is also important. In the US, these machines can easily cost up to many thousands of dollars. We feel these prices are overinflated and were easily able to find vendors offering them for a few hundred dollars or less. On our website, you will find links to different types of EKG mahines and their costs. Examples include burbick, welch-ally, used, refurbished, discounted, cheap, PC-based, and portable EKGs. We also provide some basic information on how these machines work, including EKG tutorials & manuals on the usages of these machines.
When buying an EKG machine with cost in mind, first start by developing what type of features your EKG machine must have. Does it need to be portable and be connected to a PC? Does it have to meet FDA approval? Laws regarding the use of health products can varry depending on yout state. Be sure you are in complaince when purchasing these products.
How can EKG machine costs can be kept low by using outside companies in China? Because labor costs are lower in China, many of the products made there will cost less. However, in healthcare, the quality and reliability of the product is very important. So, you have to take into consideration the reputation of the machine you are about to purchase. You can often request samples or purchase a single EKG machine to test it out before using it for your whole department.
Even though cost is important, the reliability & "billability" of the product must also remain in tact. Many insurace companies have certain requirements regarding the reimbursements of procedures. Although we do not expect this to be an issue with something as general as an EKG, be sure the insurance companies you are working with do not have stipulations regarding product brand. Also, certain products/medications/procedures may not be reimbursed depending on the coverage plan of your patients.
Cost of EKG machine is not just a one time deal. You also have to consider recurring costs. For instance, if you need new leads, can you buy them locally? Although you can acquire these accessories easily online and oftentimes the EKG manufacturer will ship them to you, the timespan and cost of this has to be considered. Oftentimes, it can take 4-6 weeks for something to come from China. Wit this in mind, you have to plan ahead of time when your supplies will run out. If you need fast shipment, it can be very costly.