From the Front Lines
Our robotic equipment and its maintenance represent afixed cost of $23,320 per month. The cost-effectiveness of robotic-assisted surgery is related to patient volume: Withonly 10 cases, the fixed cost per case is $2,332, and with 40 cases, the fixed cost per case is $583.
Using the example of “From the Front Lines” in Chapter 6 of your text, calculate the break even for the number of procedures. Use an electronic spreadsheet to show how you computed the break even and embed the spreadsheet in your paper. Discuss the impact of the various reimbursements (e.g., Medicare, Medicaid, private, or self-pay). Think about your upcoming capital proposal and how you might use the break-even analysis in your Capital Investment Plan Proposal. Your paper should be one to two double-spaced pages in length.