MHC Opportunity for Hospitals/Wound Care Centers

1. MHC Provides and Manages Mobile Hyperbaric Treatment Centers.

MHC is entirely responsible for the cost of acquiring and managing the center.

2. The Treatment Center.

The center is a state-of-the-art custom truck/trailer, which holds a multiplace hyperbaric oxygen chamber along with its controls and space for technicians and physicians. It is air conditioned and heated, and is wheelchair accessible. The center is parked next to a hospital, and is easily hooked-up to oxygen, electricity and water supplies via a "docking station" supplied by MHC.

3. The Center's Operation.

MHC staffs each center with full time hyperbaric technicians and hyperbaric specialist physicians. One technician remains in the chamber with the patients during the treatments, while a second technician controls the operation of the chamber from the control room. Each Center typically operates 6 days per week, 10-11 hours per day with 4 daily treatment sessions. Treatment sessions are two hours in length. The center holds up to ten patients at any one time. MHC performs scheduling of referred patients and provides billing information for the hospital.

4. Patients.

Physicians can directly refer patients to MHC for HBOT. The referral is similar to one for physical rehabilitation. The referring physician retains management of the patient's wound care.

5. Revenue.

The hospital performs the reimbursement billing for facility use, and retains a portion of the collected revenue based upon a negotiated percentage share. The hospital is only required to provide utilities and billing services.

Benefits to the Hospital/Wound Care Centers

1. Essentially No Start-up Costs.

MHC funds the center. The hospital limits their up-front capital costs to those associated with bringing the utilities from within the hospital to the supplied "docking station". Since the unit is external to the hospital building, there is no time consuming and expensive internal build-out. The hospital is responsible for providing a changing room for the patients to prepare for the treatment, an area for patient registration and examination, as well as an area for supplies storage.

2. Short Ramp-up Time.

Typically, once the Hospital and MHC sign a contract, the center can be fully operational within five to six months.

3. Minimal Ongoing Effort.

MHC runs all aspects of the center's operation and maintenance.

4. Substantial Revenue Opportunity.

There are substantial revenue opportunities in providing Hyperbaric Oxygen Therapy for the treatment of diabetic foot ulcers and other approved diagnoses. Medicare and other health insurance providers recognize the health and financial benefits of HBOT and reimburse appropriately.

5. Leadership in Patient Care.

HBOT is a proven and reimbursable therapy for the treatment of diabetic ulcers and other medical diagnoses. Hospitals with HBOT centers will become leaders in the treatment of problem wounds and other challenging diagnoses.