In collaboration with surgeons, clinicians and national consultants, HealthEast has implemented a spine implant pricing program that establishes market-based product pricing by component. This program allows surgeons open choice of products to use provided that the manufacturer agrees to sell their products at the established competitive price.
- HealthEast Materials Management will maintain an updated catalog of available products. The catalog will be distributed to surgeons periodically subject to changes.
- Products meeting the established component pricing do not need approval to be used at HealthEast other than advance (five days) communication from the vendor of product information and pricing to John Johnson.
- Products not meeting the established component pricing cannot be used at HealthEast or, if used, vendor understands, acknowledges and agrees that the product will be paid short at the appropriate established component price as determined by HealthEast Materials Management.
- Products not meeting the component pricing established by HealthEast will need to be approved by Spine Quality Council. The process may take up to 60 days.