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Welch Allyn PCH-100 Holter Software Kit – Special Offer!

Welch Allyn is offering a fantastic Summer offer on their PCH-100 Holter Software Kit. Purchase the kit before August 31, 2012 and receive 50% off regular pricing!

Welch Allyn Holter Systems feature easy-to-use software and recorders that can improve patient compliance due to their lightweight, compact profile. Systems can be configured with a compact digital recorder featuring 2 or 3 channel recording for a detailed evaluation.

 An HR 100 Holter recorder is included in this software kit.
For more information or to make a purchase, call 877-646-3300 or visit Medical Device Depot.

Estimated 2011 Medicare Payment Rates

The below worksheet by Cardiac Science details medicare payment rates. These rates cover a wide variety of medical equipment sold by Medical Device Depot, including:

For more information on these products or to make a purchase, call 877-646-3300 or visit Medical Device Depot.

Estimated 2011 Medicare Payment Rates

Welch Allyn Upgrades Holter System

Welch Allyn introduced an updated version of its Welch Allyn Holter System, a device used to monitor and record patient heart rhythm over a 24- or 48- hour period.

The device now includes the following features:

  • Windows 7® compatibility.
  • Improved Bluetooth functionality.
  • Advanced editing capabilities.
  • Multiple final report customization options.

The new software also features updated reviewing and analytical options.

Midmark 2010 National Holter Promotion

Midmark is offering several new promotions for their IQholter™, IQecg™, IQspiro™, and IQstress™ products.

IQholter Offer

For each IQholter™ purchased July 1 – September 30, 2010, with delivery taken by October 15, 2010, you will receive the following from Midmark:

  • Special promotional price of $5,350. A savings of $1,500 off suggested retail at time of order.

IQholter™ EX or IQholter™ EP Offer

For each IQholter™ EX or IQholter™ EP system purchased July 1 – September 30, 2010, with delivery taken by October 15, 2010, you will receive the following from Midmark:

  • (2) Cases Midmark Prep Kits (30 each) valued at $632
  • (1) Midmark IQmanager™ valued at $124
  • (1) Extra Holter Key valued at $3,000

IQecg™ Add On Offer

For each IQecg™ purchased WITH ANY Midmark IQholter™ system July 1 – September 30, 2010, with delivery taken by October 15, 2010, you will receive the IQholter™ incentives listed above PLUS ONE of the following from Midmark:

  • (1) Laptop* valued at $600
  • (1) One year extended warranty on IQecg™ (for a total of 2 years) valued at $699
  • (1) Midmark IQcart™ valued at $999
  • (1) Midmark IQholter™ Recorder valued at $2,164

IQspiro™ Add-on Offer
For each IQspiro™ purchased WITH ANY Midmark IQholter™ system July 1 – September 30, 2010, with delivery taken by October 15, 2010, you will receive the IQholter™ incentives listed above PLUS ONE of the following from Midmark:

  • (1) One year extended warranty (for a total of 2 years) on IQspiro™ valued at $499
  • (1) Laptop* valued at $600
  • (1) Midmark IQcart™ valued at $999
  • (1) Midmark IQholter™ Recorder valued at $2,164

IQstress™ Add-on Offer
For each IQstress™ purchased WITH ANY Midmark IQholter™ system July 1 – September 30, 2010, with delivery taken by October 15, 2010, you will receive the IQholter™ incentives listed above AND the following from Midmark:

  • (1) Desktop Computer, Monitor, Keyboard and Mouse** valued at $1,300

*15.4” wide screen display laptop, 2GHz Processor, 2GB RAM, 160 GB HD, DVD
**22” Wide flat panel monitor, 3GHZ processor, 4GB RAM, 250 GB HD, DVD
While supplies last. Midmark reserves the right to substitute incentives of equal or comparable value.

For more information on these deals or to make a purchase, visit Medical Device Depot.

The Stimulus Bill – Qualify For Payments of $44,000 – $64,000 per Physician

In February, Congress passed the $838 billion Economic Stimulus package.  The legislation contains one section that is intended to radically reshape the nation’s medical system.

The Stimulus Bill is a major opportunity for physicians to get paid to implement or upgrade their Electronic Health Records (EHR) system.  The American Recovery & Reinvestment Act contains a health IT component of the Bill, the HITECH Act, which appropriates $19.2 billion dollars to encourage the adoption of electronic health records.  The Stimulus Bill should help provide most physicians in the United States with an electronic health record system at ZERO net cost to the physician. 

  • Qualified physicians who utilize a certified electronic health record in a “meaningful” way will receive incentive payments through additional reimbursements via either Medicare or Medicaid.
  • Starting in 2011, “meaningful” EHR users can earn $44,000 under the Medicare plan and $64,000 under the Medicaid plan over 5 years.
  • Early adopters benefits most as about 70% of the payments comes in the first two years.
  • Those engaged in PQRI and electronic prescribing can earn an additional $6,000 – $8,000 per year beginning immediately.
  • Physicians that do not adopt an EHR by 2015 will be penalized though % decreases in Medicare reimbursements rates.
If you and your practice do not currently utilize a reputable EHR, the time to act is now! While it is true that the stimulus payments are not scheduled to begin until 2011, the window for qualifying to receive the maximum payments will close quickly for several reasons.
  • To qualify, you must demonstrate “meaningful” use of a certified EHR.

     

  • The transition to a new EHR system can be a timely process.  Typically, the time requirements increase in proportion to the size of the group.  If you haven’t started the process, 2011 is a lot closer than many would like.

     

  • Next, if you do not act before the “masses” you may have a difficult time getting on any vendor’s implementation schedule in the near future.  Only 20% – 30% of the market has implemented an EHR system.  The Congressional Budget Office predicts 90% of physicians will be using an EHR in a matter of just a few years.  That means 60% to 70% of the market is going to try to get implemented in the next several years.  Even prior to the Stimulus Act, some vendors had waiting lists up to 6 months.  Those physician who wait, may have little chance of qualifying as an early adopter.
The following are a list of diagnostic products which work with EHRs – 

Great news from Midmark!

GREAT NEWS!  Our partner, Midmark, has extended their “Case of the Hassle-Free Holter” promotion until January 31st, 2009!  Until the end of the month, when you purchase a Midmark holter, you’re eligible for free items…

With the purchase of an EZ holter (available from Medical Device Depot for only $4,895), you’ll receive one of the following – a $500 rebate, one additional recorder (a $1838 value), or one IQmark Digital Spirometer with Calibration Syringe (a $2246 value).

If you’re more interested in the Advanced Holter (available for $6,495), you’ll receive a $1,000 rebate, TWO additional recorders (a $3,676 value), or one IQmark Digital ECG (a $3.995 value).

Check out Midmark’s flyer for this promotion.  If you have any questions, feel free to email sales@medicaldevicedepot.com or call us at 877-646-3300.