Financial Issues of 3D Printing in Hospitals – Guide 4/5

In the previous section of this guide, we went in-depth about the tactical issues surrounding 3D printing in hospitals, which include an array of contributory elements ranging from talent allocation, hardware/software selection, to material management. In this section of the guide, I will focus on the financial issues of 3D printing in hospitals. To review, financial issues answer the question of “how much”. In the healthcare arena, it includes a discussion of “reimbursements“. Doing business in healthcare is not a straightforward “profit-and-loss” spreadsheet. The reimbursement pathway of emerging technology is tortuous, and the pricing strategy of devices and services is even more opaque to most.

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