Category Archives: hospital medical equipment

Trump Tax Plan Aids Your Bottom Line

Key Section 179 Benefits Doubled for 2018

Savvy medical practices will profit from the new tax rules in 2018. The Section 179 deduction limit has increased to $1,000,000 (from $500,000) and is good on new and used equipment. In addition, the spending cap on equipment purchases has increased to $2.5 million. This is the maximum amount that can be spent on equipment before the Section 179 Deduction available to your company begins to be reduced on a dollar for dollar basis. This spending cap makes Section 179 a true “small business tax incentive.”

And finally, the bonus depreciation is now 100% and is made retroactive to 9/27/2017. The bonus depreciation also now includes used equipment.

That means that if you buy (or lease) qualifying equipment, you can deduct the FULL PURCHASE PRICE from your gross income. It’s an incentive created by the U.S. government to encourage businesses to buy equipment and invest in themselves. This can make a real difference to your bottom line at the end of the year.

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Make your office more efficient by purchasing exam tables, EKG machines, spirometers, vital signs monitor and any other medical equipment that you may need.

Section 179 can provide you with significant tax relief for the 2018 tax year, but equipment and software must be financed and in place by midnight December 31, 2018. Get the equipment you need now and save on 2018 taxes.

If you need financing, our partner, Ascentium Capital, has the best rates. Click here for application.

For more information, please email sales@medicaldevicedepot.com or call 877-646-3300.

Patient education: Using ear models to help parents understand ear infections

Dealing with an ear infection is an all too familiar situation to parents with young children. But with the use of anatomical models, you can educate parents to better understand their child’s condition and improve long-term outcomes.

When it comes to improving the overall health care community, patient education is crucial. When a patient feels empowered with the proper medical knowledge, they have a greater chance of creating and experiencing positive results. Educating a patient during treatment can also help reduce unnecessary trips to the hospital and health care expenses.

Providing insight

vj513Ear infections are a common problem, and young parents can benefit from learning the facts. One of the best ways to help them understand is to use an ear model. An anatomical ear model can provide your patients with the valuable information they need to help their child heal faster and prevent future ear infections. By using a model, parents will have improved understanding of their child’s diagnosis. They can’t see what’s happening in the ear — but you can show them on the model.

Effective treatment

w16010Having an ear model readily available makes discussing and explaining ear infection treatment both faster and more effective. When you can show parents or patients the affected area on a model, they can better relate to your explanation.

 

Find more ear exam tools and services by browsing the selection at Medical Device Depot. Our goal is to help practices like yours provide quality and affordable health care.

Medical Device Depot, Inc. Donates EKG Machine to Preventive Medicine Research Center

Medical Device Depot was pleased to donate an EKG machine to Preventive Medicine Research Center. This EKG machine will be used to assist in the cardiovascular and preventive health screening of non-insured minorities.

For more information about ekg machines, call 877-646-3300 or visit www.medicaldevicedepot.com.

Clinton 8870 Cancer Awareness Program

Throughout 2013, Clinton Industries is supporting breast cancer research through their extensive line of medical tables. For every 8870 Family Practice Table with mulberry upholstery purchased in 2013, Clinton will donate $100 to cancer research organizations.

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

 

IRS Finalizes New Tax for Medical Devices in Healthcare Law

According to Reuters, the IRS released final guidelines for a new medical device tax. Although the 2.3% tax will not apply to smaller, over-the-counter equipment, higher-end devices used by medical professionals will incur the fee after December 31.

Deductions will also be effected by the medical tax. Current deductions are at $139,000. Next year deductions will be at $25,000.

Check out some of our medical equipment bargains and supplement your practice before the tax hits! For more information on the latest medical equipment deals, call 877-646-3300 or visit www.medicaldevicedepot.com.

Welch Allyn Connectivity to DETECTO Digital Scales

DETECTO, a manufacturer of medical scales has partnered with Welch Allyn, a leading global provider of medical diagnostic equipment to enable automated interfacing between their devices. DETECTO professional medical scales which utilize the model 758C weight indicator can interface with the Welch Allyn Connex Vital Signs Monitor 6000 Series and the Welch Allyn Connex Integrated Wall System.

The following DETECTO scales are capable of interfacing with the Welch Allyn devices:

Model Number Scale Description Scale Family
8437S Stainless Steel Scale, Waist-High Digital Digital Column
8430S Stainless Steel Scale, Waist-High Digital and Height Rod Digital Column
FHD-133-II Geriatric/Bariatric Wheelchair Scale 36″x36″ Wheelchair
FHD-144-II Geriatric/Bariatric Wheelchair Scale 48″x48″ Wheelchair

These DETECTO scales feature a USB port which will interface with applicable Welch Allyn Devices via the DETECTO-supplied USB cable. These scales can operate on either battery or AC power and transmit weight with 100% accuracy.

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

Saving Time and Money With the Axon-II

In the recent article by Kevin Pho, MD, Defensive medicine accounts for 20 percent of MRI scans and x-rays, he reviews a study where orthopedic surgeons admit roughly 20% of ordered images for a patient are primarily for a ‘defensive’ purpose.   The study shows 70% of the ‘defensive’ images were conventional x-rays, while only 25% were MRI scans.  Although just one quarter of the images were MRI’s, they accounted for 75% of the costs.

Without getting into the discussion of validating defensive medicine, it’s clear that there are new and more accurate technologies for patient diagnosis available.  For example, a patient in pain showing signs of nerve pathology could have a 15 minute test done with an Axon II Neural Scan in any Primary Care/Internal Medicine office.  Ruling in or out a nerve issue makes a significant impact on the next step, as well as avoidance of costly and timely tests like EMG and MRI.  Using machines like the Axon II will save patients time and money, and decrease unnecessary medical costs in the medical industry as a whole.

Matt Berens

Sales Director

Advanced Clinical Products

(For more information on the Axon-II or to make a purchase, please call 877-646-3300.)

School-Based Health Centers get $100 million in Grants

Recently, the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) announced a $100 Million grant for School-Based Health Centers to help them buy new medical equipment, improve facilities and build new ones. The grants are also available to physician offices located on or near school grounds that provide care to students and their families. According to HHS there are about 1,900 school-based health centers nationwide, with a majority of the centers (96%) in school buildings, and the remaining ones in separate facilities on school properties, or are mobile programs. The grants will be available in 2011.

Axon-II Neural Scanner

With the Axon-II Neural Scanner you can identify the root cause of many common pain symptoms through a simple in-office test! Advanced technology accurately identifies the exact level and side of the nerve root cause of pain that is usually not detected during motor nerve studies performed with EMG/NCV.

Pinpoints the root cause of many pain symptoms associated with:

  • Back pain
  • Neck pain
  • Migraine pain
  • Hand pain
  • Foot pain
  • Shoulder pain
  • Chronic pain
  • Acute pain
  • Post Op pain

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