Solutions/Resources for your Private office OB-GYN Ultrasound Lab
 

Carolina Ultrasound Services & Consulting, Inc. provides any or all of the following services for your OB-GYN ultrasound lab:


Staffing Solutions
     Organize sonographer coverage for your lab to maximize efficiency and cost effectiveness through customized scheduling and sonographer recruitment.  This service is provided directly by CUSC in central North Carolina, and advised indirectly in other areas.

On-Site Training
     Reinforce ultrasound scanning skills (abdominal and vaginal) for new or cross-training sonographers and sonologists with instruction performed in your office, on your equipment, with your patients.
     Teach new techniques to expand patient services such as sonohysterography (saline infusion), IUD insertion guidance, amniocentesis localization, and 3D/4D imaging.
     Customized length and level of training to suit each individual situation.

Image Quality Assessment/Improvement
     Review of ultrasound machine operations to maximize machine performance and image quality.
     Assessment of equipment needs and new purchase counseling (to include manufacturer contact information) if desired and warranted.

Exam Protocol Review
     Review of OB and GYN scanning protocols to ensure complete and consistent ultrasound evaluations in accordance with American Institute of Ultrasound in Medicine (AIUM) standards.
     Review of documentation techniques to ensure accuracy and reliability of reporting.

Billing and Coding Review
     Assessment of current billing and coding procedures and suggestions for improving consistency and accuracy.
     Review of current CPT and ICD-9 codes to maximize reimbursement for ultrasound procedures.

Lab Ergonomics Assessment
     Assessment of machine, monitor, table, chair, and sonographer positioning in your ultrasound lab.
     Suggestions for reducing sonographer stress and injury to the wrist, elbow, shoulder, neck and back.

Printed Materials
     Customized printed materials to promote effective communication between your patients and staff (instruction sheets, informational brochures, consent forms, posters, image holders, report forms, etc.).

Patient Satisfaction Techniques
     Happy patients are your best advertisement! Suggested measures for increasing OB patient satisfaction through keepsake imaging and recording, lab appearance, family involvement, and sonographer communication.

AIUM Lab Accreditation Counseling
     Assessment of criteria which must be met before applying for AIUM Ultrasound lab Accreditation in the OB-GYN specialty.
     Assistance throughout the accreditation process including suggestions for record gathering, documentation, case study selection and preparation, and response to committee findings.