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Costs You Face from Equipment Downtime

December 2, 2020

The cost of medical equipment downtime could be astronomical if proper care and upkeep are not followed or is pushed aside. That’s why having a preventative maintenance plan in place with a certified biomedical equipment repair company will minimize the financial impact of nonfunctioning or unplanned machinery breakdowns.

The following are just a few problematic expenses you may face if your facility’s medical equipment fails.

Equipment Downtime
Your equipment’s downtime can prove to be financially devastating, even if it’s only for a few hours. Projections for the loss of revenue and reimbursements vary somewhat from one machine to the next; however, in Syracuse facilities, one can expect to lose thousands. These losses are particularly alarming in light of recent reductions to Medicare and Medicaid reimbursement rates.

Idle Staff
When your equipment breaks down, technicians and other staff members are still on the clock. Besides missing out on reimbursements as mentioned above, facilities must continue to pay medical professionals, even if work gets left undone from equipment being out of order.

Scheduling Backlogs
Even after your equipment gets back up and in running order, the problems faced from the downtime isn’t over. Scheduling snafus are often prompted by downtime and could lead to further delays in treatment, which results in additional losses.

Long-Term Reputation Damage
Facilities that regularly experience and suffer from downtime may see a reduction in patient satisfaction over time. This can have a discernible impact on long-term revenue and reputation.

The Solution?
Prompt repairs and regular maintenance makes all the difference for your facility’s bottom line and for patients who trust your care. Look to Omnicor Biomedical Services for reliable service, expertise, and quick responses. For information or to schedule a consultation, get in touch by calling or writing to us in complete confidence through our website’s secure contact page.

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About Omnicor Biomedical Services
Omnicor Biomedical Services is a high-quality medical equipment company that leads in the medical machine and equipment repair and rental industry. We serve the Southern, Central, Upstate, Western, and Northern New York areas. We provide equipment, supplies, and repairs providing the medical community with reliability and exceptional customer service.

As a member of the National Fire Protection Agency (NFPA), Advancement of Medical Instrumentation (AAMI), and ECRI; our staff is trained to the highest standards with over 10+ years of experience. We’ve built a brand that’s dedicated to optimizing clinical outcomes while relentlessly improving economic outcomes for our customers. We provide medical equipment rental and on-site repair services as well as 24-hour emergency service to all healthcare facilities. No matter the time of day or night, we’ll be able to come out and fix your medical machines and equipment, so physicians, nurses, and other healthcare professionals spend more time focused on patient care.

All repairs are responded to in 24 hours or less by factory trained and certified technicians. We believe in quality. That’s why we invest in our team and budget thousands of dollars in employee training programs and certifications. To learn more about our repair, medical equipment rental services, and the other services we offer, contact us.

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