Ancillary and Long Term Care Centers

Ancillary and long-term care centers relate to primary care and within their own broad categories: diagnostic, therapeutic and custodial. If a primary physician sends you for an x-ray of your arm, the physician is using a diagnostic ancillary service. If after treating your arm, the physician sends you to a physical therapist for proper exercises, the physician is using a therapeutic ancillary service.

Understanding these relationships in conjunction with a thorough grasp of the major issues and risks facing ancillary and long-term care centers gives you an edge on your competition.

Significant issues include:

  • High regulatory and compliance standards    
  • Declining reimbursement for services
  • Fraud and abuse issues
  • Lack of attention surrounding patient requirements and preferences
  • Evolving changes in technology
  • Strained relationships with hospitals and primary physicians
Some of the key industry segments we serve include:

  • Ambulatory surgical    
  • Assisted living
  • Audiology
  • Diabetes
  • Durable medical equipment and supplies
  • Food and nutrition
  • Home infusion
  • Hospice
  • Kidney dialysis
  • Laboratories
  • Pharmacies
  • Psychiatric and substance abuse
  • Radiology and imaging
  • Rehabilitation
  • Skilled nursing facilities
  • Sleep diagnostics
  • Testing centers (cardiac, vascular, pulmonary, neurological and respiratory)
  • Therapy centers (occupational, physical and speech)
  • Weight management