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Home | Overview of Cost and Reimbursement Issues

This basic cost calculator is designed to estimate revenue and expenses for HIV screening or testing. Fill in each section of the chart according to the instructions to estimate monthly costs, monthly revenue and the average gain or loss for each test performed.

Before beginning, make sure to have the following information:

  • Labor rates for each category of staff member (decide whether to include fringe benefits)
  • The estimated number of hours per month/staff member to perform tests
  • A list of supplies and services used in testing, and their estimated monthly costs
  • The estimated number of patients tested per month by payor type
  • The estimated reimbursement rate by payor per test

To obtain this information, you may wish to consult with colleagues in:

  • Human Resources
  • Laboratory
  • Nursing
  • Medical Staff
  • Purchasing
  • Finance/Reimbursement
  • City or State Public Health

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