Financial Advantages Of Pacing

Quality & Lower Cost

The Avery Diaphragm Pacing System generally costs less than $1500 per year, and on average will pay for itself in 2 years, saving over $20,000 a year thereafter!

An independent analysis found that the implementation of a diaphragm pacing system will typically pay for itself in just over 2 years and will save $18,000-$30,000 per year thereafter.

Cost Comparison:

Figure 01.

Graph shows the cost in dollars of a patient’s first year on a mechanical ventilator and implanted with the Avery pacemaker. This includes hospital expenses, cost of the Avery System, rental cost of the MV and associated disposables costs.

Figure 02.

Graph shows the cumulative expenses in dollars associated with the use of each device. This includes rental of an MV, and any disposables needed for the MV or Avery System. As each case is variable, this table excludes caregiver or nursing costs.

Financial Considerations

Reimbursement Details:

Our equipment is reimbursed by Medicare and many private and government insurance plans around the world. When applying to carriers for approval (or pre-approval), it is important to explain the Avery Diaphragm Pacemaker pays for itself in less than a month by permitting discharge to a less costly environment.

Unlike mechanical ventilators, the Avery System does not require expensive maintenance and disposable supplies, saving over $1,500 per month. The Spirit transmitter and the implanted receivers have a ten year service life. The electrodes will last the lifetime of the patient.