There is a trend to price our cataract surgery based on the lenses Implanted- This undervalues the skill of the surgeon, why not seek a alternative way to price the surgery based on skill and expertise of the surgeon.
Hospitals have to sell skills sets not lenses or equipment.
Create your packages in the following manner..
1. Cataract surgery (RCS) by Phaco.
2. Cataract surgery(RCS) with better contrast & night vision
3. Cataract surgery with Astigmatism reduction.
4. Cataract Surgery with autofocus near vision.
MANUAL SICS : If you are doing manual SICS have a separate Low cost package for that. Offer this if you feel pt is poor and will not be able to afford your phaco packages..
Advanced Cataract Surgery: Sometimes you will come across difficult cases like a small pupil, unhealthy corneas, hard cataracts, shallow AC, Have a package where you charge 50% more for difficult cases..
COMBINED RCS: Charge 75% of the second or 3rd procedure if you r combining 2 or more procedures.. like pterygium, trab, etc. If you r combining with Vitrectomy or VR surgery, charge 100% for the combined procedure..
Advanced cataract surgery WITH Laser NUCLEUS MANAGEMENT: If you have access to femto laser cataract surgery, and pt has a very hard cataract, you can offer another package..
RCS with nucleus softening/management.
Advanced cataract surgery WITH Laser ASTIGMATISM CONTROL & Nucleus Management: if you r using femto to make in addition corneal incisions, and soften the nucleus...
Please post your views in the comments so we can finalise on the terminology to base the cataract surgery on Surgical skill and not on Lenses