Billing Rates For Ergonomics Assessments
There are a multiple ways to calculate billing rates for Ergonomics Assessments. Always be CONSISTENT in the way you price services for clients. If you charge different prices for similar services, the client may recognize the discrepancy and it can cost you business.
If you are providing an ergonomics assessment as part of medical management you may bill a 3rd party/provider using the CPT Code #97537. This Code is defined as: “Community/work reintegration training (eg, shopping, transportation, money management, avocational activities and/or work environment/modification analysis, work task analysis, use of assistive technology device/adaptive equipment), direct one-on-one contact, each 15 minutes.” A reimbursement fee of up to $55 per fifteen (15) minute units of time, may be billed/collected depending on the provider.
Using the above guidelines most people charge $150-$225 per hour or $1200- $1800 per day, PLUS travel expenses, travel time (Billed at 50% of your hourly fee) and handout material expenses. This same scale is frequently used for all consulting services.
Ergonomics assessments may also be billed on a per service basis. One onsite office ergonomics evaluation with a written report usually costs between $250-$450. If you perform multiple assessments during the same visit or do not provide an in-depth report, costs can vary. Estimate the amount of time involved and use the above listed time based fees to come up with a fair price. Onsite industrial/manufacturing assessments fees would be estimated in the same manner.
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