Before making hiring or purchasing decisions, healthcare organizations must consider whether the decision is financially profitable. By calculating break-even points, organizations are able to examine actual costs and make more sound financial decisions. For this Assignment, you use data from the Atlantic Imaging Center and calculate break-even points.
Scenario: Atlantic Imaging Center is a small imaging center with two analogue film or screen units. As the director of the center, Juanita Hernandez has been asked to determine if the current staffing is correct for her department for her place or should she add another technologist. She currently uses 2 mammography units, 2 technologists, and 1 aide. She has analyzed the current costs and determined the following:
To prepare for the Assignment:
Examine the Atlantic Imaging Center scenario. Reflect on how you will use the provided financial data to calculate break-even points. Refer to Chapter 9 of Financial Management of Health Care Organizations: An Introduction to Fundamental Tools, Concepts and Applications for additional guidance.
Given the above information, use the “Week 8 Assignment 2 Break Even Excel Template” to answer these items as a Department:
Solve for monthly volume to break even.
Solve for monthly volume needed to break even at desired $5,000 per month
Solve for volume needed to break even at new reimbursement of $104 per
screen and no profit.
Solve for volume needed to break even with an additional technologist.
Reimbursement per screen
Equipment costs per month ($800 per machine)
Technologists costs per mammography
Technologists aide per mammography
Variable cost per mammography
Equipment maintenance per month per machine ($375 per machine)