The in-house operational expense for medical transcriptions could cost a hospital or a healthcare provider in DISTRICT OF HAWAII an approximate US $.48, 333.50 annually.
|COMPARISION OF COST SAVING & MONETARY BENIFITS|
|IN-HOUSE vs OUTSOURCING|
|HOURLY WAGES @ $17.08*||ANNUAL COST||35,530.00||NIL COSTS|
|BENIFIT EXPENSES @ 5% OF WAGES||1776.50|
|PAYROLL TAXES @ 2% OF WAGES||710.60|
|SICK/VACATION ALLOWANCE 10 DAYS||1366.40|
|OFFICE RENT @ $250 MONTH||3000.00|
|TECH.SUPPORT @ $50 PER MONTH||600.00|
|OFFICE EXPENSES @ $200 PER MONTH||2400.00|
|MISCELLINOUS EXP.@ $100 A MONTH||1200.00|
|WORKMANS COMP EXPENSES||FIXED COST||750.00|
|EMPLOYEE TRAINING EXPENSES||300.00|
|ANNUAL OPERATIONAL EXPENSES||TOTAL||48333.50|
Annual Operational Expenses
We charge 8 cents a line as against your in-house cost of 0.23 cents, you save a massive 65%.
Less Equipment & Software Cost
Add 33% Depreciation on Equipment Cost
Net Annual Operational Cost
Break up: Annual operational cost per week @ $47,362.00 / 52 weeks
Annual Operational Cost In-House
Operational Cost a Week
Transcribed Lines a Week
YOUR BENEFIT 65% ONCOST & MONETARY SAVINGS
|Annual Operational Expenses||48333.50||We charge 8 cents a line as against your in-house cost of 0.23 cents, you save a massive 65%.|
|Less Equipment & Software Cost||01,450.50|
|Add 33% Depreciation on Equipment Cost||00,478.50|
|Net Annual Operational Cost||47362.00|
|Break up: Annual operational cost per week @ $47,362.00 / 52 weeks||910.80|
|Annual Operational Cost In-House|
|Operational Cost a Week||910.80|
|Transcribed Lines a Week||4000|
|YOUR BENEFIT 65% ONCOST & MONETARY SAVINGS|
IN-HOUSE LABOUR COSTS :
The major part of the expense incurred, is the wages paid to a medical transcriber, costing the company US $.35, 530.00 annually, add to that the other costs in the form of benefit expenses of 5%, the payroll taxes of 2% on the wages, and the sick/ vacation allowances that will add to the total cost of US $.39, 383.50 annually.
IN-HOUSE EQUIPMENT COSTS:
The investment into equipment such as the workman’s computer, dictation and transcription equipment and miscellaneous software will cost another US $.1450, and assuming that such equipment will serve the company for the next three years, the depreciation value of 33% or US $ 478.50 will have to be added to the operational cost annually.
IN-HOUSE ‘OTHER’ COSTS:
The other add on expenditures are in the form of monthly office rentals, employees training expense on software’s installed, fees paid to the technical experts for maintenance of computers and transcription equipment, and finally the cost of stationary and other miscellaneous expenditure costing a total US.$ 7500 annually.
IN-HOUSE ANNUAL EXPENDITURE :
Thus the estimated total expenditure, that will cost a hospital or a health care provider in operating an in- house medical transcription process in a state like HAWAII can be roughly assumed to be US$ 48, 333.50 or more annually, and for the purpose of trying to analyze the cost that an in-house transcription process may incur for transcribing a single line of a Medical record, let us first split the annual expenditure of US $ 48, 333.50 / 52 weeks of a calendar year, which will work out to US $ 910.80 a week, and if one considers that a medical transcriber is able to transcribe 4000 lines of medical records a week, a simple math calculation will tell us that a single line of transcription can cost an in-house medical transcription process $ 0.23 cents, and when you compare that to the $ 0.08cents we charge for a single line of transcription, a hospital or a healthcare provider in HAWAII will save a mammoth 65% of costs by outsourcing the medical transcription requirements of the hospital to us.