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Bariatric Programs

Bariatric ProgramWhether you are just starting or are part of an established bariatric program, HEA’s business development team will provide you with the necessary structures and processes to develop an MBSAQIP-accredited center of excellence.

For new programs: Our business development team will evaluate the current infrastructure of your facility, including elements such as staffing and equipment, estimate budgetary needs for program initiation, and provide the processes and structure necessary to work towards achieving bariatric accreditation.

For existing programs: HEA advisors can help you grow your bariatric surgical volume by performing bariatric-specific marketing, improving process flow, creating insurance optimization, and implementing many other strategies targeted at improving program efficiency and quality.

According to your program’s specific needs, HEA Advisors will:

  • Assess new and existing bariatric programs
  • Identify opportunities to improve the efficiencies of patient care and increase surgical volumes and revenue
  • Train staff to improve program processes and efficiencies
  • Develop initiatives to improve patient throughput
  • Perform payor mix assessments and evaluations of current contribution margins
  • Implement proven marketing initiatives for successful growth
  • Evaluate current marketing collaterals and provide recommendations for improved patient materials
  • Assist in the development of patient education forms and materials to enhance patient understanding and contribute to informed consent
  • Assist in the development of aftercare program leveraging existing resources
  • Educate staff on insurance verifications and achieving successful, timely pre-authorizations
  • Add new service lines and ancillary revenue opportunities associated with the bariatric surgical patient
  • Provide written report of findings and recommendations
  • Assess facilities of prospective bariatric program
  • Evaluate current infrastructure, staffing, and equipment
  • Estimate budgetary needs for program initiation
  • Determine timeline for program’s initiation to accreditation
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