ProMedica Health System has partnered with Amerinet, a national healthcare group purchasing organization, to implement AccuPrice, a daily price auditing solution from Amerinet Diagnostix, in ProMedica's laboratory.

AccuPrice is a software tool that combines master file maintenance, daily price audits and staff resources to identify and resolve more than $8,000 in pricing errors.

AccuPrice captures ‘exception pricing’ that applies to specific products with special requirements for transportation, integrity packaging, Department of Transportation (DOT) hazardous materials packaging, direct shipment, service and restocking charges.

By using AccuPrice, ProMedica’s purchasing staff operates in an efficient manner enabling more time to be spent on higher-level projects and goals, instead of constantly managing supplier prices every day.

ProMedica laboratory purchasing agent John Krempa said that the goal was to know about tomorrow’s price changes today. To reach that point they needed to develop an entirely new system to ensure our pricing was accurate at the front, the middle and the end of the ordering process.

“AccuPrice is a great management tool. We all lead busy lives and I only have to look at the AccuPrice summary report for a brief time each month and I have all the information I need. It’s amazing to see how many items on the report have already been addressed,” Krempa said.