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Case Studies

Waste Consulting Services for CommonWealth Purchasing Group Members

The Company

Innovative Cost Solutions, LLC is a leading waste consulting organization committed to helping healthcare facilities reduce waste-related costs. Innovative Cost Solutions doesn’t provide waste removal; rather, we enable healthcare organizations to better utilize their existing waste removal services, ensuring that these healthcare facilities aren’t spending a penny more than they should on medical waste, solid waste, and recycling removal, as well as shredding costs.

Our Service

At Innovative Cost Solutions, there’s no upfront hiring fee. With a 100% performance-based guarantee, we’ll begin by conducting an exhaustive audit of your existing waste-removal operations. Then, we’ll develop a set of recommendations designed to streamline your existing processes, cutting costs as we go. Once you’ve approved our recommendations, we’ll handle the implementation, start to finish. We’re dedicated to ensuring that the savings we promise are the savings we deliver, so we’ll continue to manage your waste removal costs, auditing invoices monthly for accuracy alongside maximized cost-savings.

Our Value Proposition

Tired of constant rate increases? Suspicious of overcharges? Wondering whether your waste removal costs are simply out of control? If your answer is yes to any of the above, Innovative Cost Solutions might be just what your organization’s been waiting for. With a performance-based guarantee and no hiring costs, there’s nothing to lose. Let us conduct a complimentary audit—and keep in mind that in 9 of ten cases, healthcare organization and clinics are overspending on waste removal.

Our Fee

Since our program is 100% performance-based, there's no risk on your organization’s part. We only make money if we save you money, and a portion of your cost savings pays our fee.

Time Required

At Innovative Cost Solutions, we’ll only need an hour or two of your time to produce cost-savings for the long-term. From initial consultation to final recommendations, we’ll manage your waste removal from behind the scenes, so your resources are free to focus on what matters most.

Our Results

On average, Innovative Cost Solutions saves our clients 35% on waste and recycling removal.

To get started call us at 781-799-7400!
Find out more by visiting our website
www.innovativecostsolutions.com

Let us manage your waste. You manage your business.

Community Health Center - Worcester, MA

Prior To Working With ICS

After Working With ICS

$1,596.97 (Trash & Recycling) $5,317.30 (Medical Waste) $270.00 (Shredding)

$1,012.00 (Trash & Recycling) $2,615.35 (Medical Waste) $270.00 (Shredding)

$7,184.27
Total Monthly Spend

$3,897.35
Total Monthly Spend


Monthly Savings: $3,286.92
Total Monthly Spend Annual Savings: $39,443.04
Percentage Savings: 46%

Summary of Findings:

Following major renovations at their main facility, this community health center reached out to ICS for help. First, we recommended they upgrade from a trash compactor to a new waste hauler. ICS also negotiated the removal of all accessorial fees, including fuel and environmental surcharges. Furthermore, we helped this CHC adjust all medical waste services at each of their locations, eliminating redundant services. Once ICS had determined the proper medical waste services for each location, we negotiated better pricing with the existing medical waste vendor. In the end, an overall savings of 46% was achieved.

 

Community Health Center - Boston, MA

Prior To Working With ICS

After Working With ICS

$2,050.44 (Trash & Recycling)
$2,087.34 (Shredding)

$1,499.27 (Trash & Recycling)
$1,020.00 (Shredding)

$4,137.78
Total Monthly Spend

$2,519.27
Total Monthly Spend


Monthly Savings: $1,618.51
Annual Savings: $19,422.12
Percentage Savings: 39%

Summary of Findings:
After auditing the equipment and services in place at all locations, ICS helped this Community Healthcare Center to right-size their trash and recycling containers. Next, ICS negotiated price reductions on fuel-related fees and environmental surcharges. This organization’s shredding services were working well, but pricing was inconsistent – and not very competitive. ICS put its market knowledge to work, successfully negotiating new pricing with the existing shredding company—and landing a 51% cost reduction on shredding. This particular CHC didn’t have to change any vendors to achieve cost savings.

Service Benefits

  • 35% average savings for our healthcare clients.
  • No savings? No fee. No risk.
  • We ask for just an hour or two of your time – nothing more.
  • We'll manage your waste removal services so that you don't have to—including your Medical Waste and Shredding services.
  • We'll fight off any unjustified rate increases or fees.
  • We require complete client approval before any changes are implemented.
  • As experts in the waste industry, cost-savings are our specialty. Waste is what we do.

As a Member of CommonWealth Purchasing Group, we offer new clients a 10% discount on ICS services.

Fill Gaps in Care

Challenge

An FQHC in Florida had thousands of female patients who were due for a cervical cancer screening and did not have one scheduled.

Solution

Staff at the FQHC used CareMessage to send mass outreach campaigns via SMS to 3,085 patients.

Results

Using EMR scheduling data, they found that within one month period of the outreach 27% (846) of the patients that received the message scheduled a visit.

"We are loving CareMessage and texting to communicate with our patients. We especially love the data it provides us in looking at subpopulations in unique ways."

-Angie McLaughlin, Executive Director, Community Health Care Clinic

CareMessage is a nonprofit organization using mobile technology to make underserved populations healthier. Healthcare organizations use CareMessage to remind, inform, and educate over 1 million patients about primary care appointments, preventitive care screenings, and disease self-management. 

Interested in learning more?
Go to www.caremessage.org

 

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