ASC Leader to Know: Dr. Steven Arnold of Access MediQuip
Prior to his appointment at Access Mediquip, Dr. Arnold served as CMO for Virginia Premier Health Plan. He currently serves on the boards of the Healthcare Information and Management Systems Society, New York State Senate Committee for Preventative Healthcare Grants, Urgent Care Medicine and the New York City Police Reserve Association.
Dr. Arnold completed his medical education at the University Of Miami School Of Medicine and practiced medicine for two decades in California and Virginia.
In a recent interview with Becker's ASC Review, Dr. Arnold discussed seven core concepts on leveraging data during payor negotiations. He said successful surgery center contract negotiators will understand how their center's performance compares to its competitors.
"When surgery centers can give this data to the payor, the surgery center becomes more valuable," says Dr. Arnold. "These data add tremendous value because if your ASC can show that your surgeons provide patients with higher quality outcomes than at hospitals by more appropriately utilizing resources and lowering costs for the payor, you can leverage this information to achieve bundled payments or pay for performance reimbursements."
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