Is Investing in Anorectal Manometry Worth the Cost?

Published on Dec 5, 2023

Have you explored adding anorectal manometry to your practice? Whether you’ve considered it in the past and decided against it, or are just beginning to explore the option - consider these factors to decide if the cost is a worthwhile investment for your practice.

Factors to Consider

1. Alternative to high-resolution anorectal manometry machines

Most practices cannot afford the high costs of high-resolution anorectal manometry machines found in large hospitals. In addition to the initial cost, there’s the added cost of disinfection after each use and the cost of requiring a dedicated room for storage.

The portable mcompass® addresses all of these issues head-on, while still providing the results you need for diagnostics. The lower-cost mcompass also uses replaceable catheters, which are a lower-cost alternative to regular disinfection but still provide the same level of sanitation. Additionally, the portable design makes it easy to store where there’s room - on a shelf, in a cabinet, under a desk, etc.

If you’ve dismissed anorectal manometry in the past because of the steep costs of high-resolution anorectal manometry machines - consider the mcompass for your needs.

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2. Rapid ROI and additional revenue

With the mcompass, you’ll see a rapid ROI that transitions into additional revenue each month. Anorectal manometry testing reimbursements are extremely generous, typically ranging from $700 to $1,100, and address a wide range of ICD-10 diagnostic codes. If you receive a typical reimbursement of $778, your practice can net $598 profit for each procedure.

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With a volume of 75 exams per month, a practice can add nearly $50,000 monthly or $600,000 annually to its income. Those are big returns, on a lower investment.

3. Keep patients on-site and improve flow

Another factor to consider when looking at costs is the cost of losing a patient to another practice. The more you have to send patients off-site to do testing, the more opportunities there are for patients to elect to switch to that provider. Being bounced around for testing can also create a negative experience for the patient, causing them to look for other practices.

Keeping them on-site eliminates that potential while also improving the patient experience. Because the mcompass allows you to perform anorectal manometry testing in as little as 15 minutes, you can also drastically improve patient flow. The procedure can be performed by a nurse, medical assistant, or physical therapist - which makes it even easier to conduct multiple tests per day.

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Adding anorectal manometry to your practice can be a worthy investment that adds additional profit, improves patient experience, and improves patient flow.

mcompass®: Anorectal Manometry and Manometric Biofeedback for Pediatrics and Adults

Now you can do anorectal manometry in your own practice, on your terms. mcompass is the better, simpler way to do anorectal manometry. Whether you’re looking to introduce anorectal manometry for the first time, enhance how you perform the procedure or want to increase workflow with additional services and offer more options to more patients, the mcompass® Anorectal Manometry (ARM) System gives you real results, real fast.

A new concept in anorectal manometry, mcompass is the leading portable, simple-to-use device that will integrate into the workflow of any practice and make providing new services a reality for a broad range of physicians.

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Medspira’s mission is to make clinically-inspired medical devices available to more healthcare professionals and their patients. Our innovative mcompass® system is the leading portable device for anorectal manometry. Manometric biofeedback offerings are available as well with easy-to-install software and disposable attachments.

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