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8 articles for ASC operations & revenue cycle management

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Here are eight articles on ambulatory surgery center operations and revenue cycle management.

Operations

Supply standardization: 7 ways to achieve ASC physician buy-in

Reducing costs is vital for ensuring the financial health of an ambulatory surgery center. Managing supply chain effectively can go a long way in reducing costs, and one of the keys to success is standardizing supplies. The article features Surgical Management Professionals CEO Mike Lipomi, Washington Ambulatory Surgery Association Board Member Joshua Billstein and Surgical Care Affiliates Senior Director of Field Operations for Supply Chain Amanda Frith.

4 Strategies for running an efficient, market-driven pain management ASC

Robin Fowler, MD, and Stephen Rosenbaum discussed strategies for a successful pain management-driven ambulatory surgery center. Dr. Fowler is the chairman and medical director for Interventional Management Services, and Mr. Rosenbaum serves as the company’s chief executive officer.

ASC case scheduling: best ideas for biggest efficiencies

Scheduling challenges are common for ambulatory surgery centers, whether it's making physicians happy with block times, maximizing OR use with compact scheduling or making sure the patient is ready for their case to start on time. This article discusses how different surgery centers are optimizing their schedules The article features MedHQ CEO Tom Jacobs.

ASC schedules, staffing & supply costs: strategies to eliminate inefficiencies

Ambulatory Surgical Centers of America CEO Luke Lambert talks about common inefficiencies for ambulatory surgery centers and the best opportunities to save time and money next year.

Revenue cycle

ASC payer contract negotiations: key concepts for best results

Payer contract optimization is crucial for ambulatory surgery centers as payers continue to squeeze providers on reimbursement rates. There are several core concepts that can help ASC administrators, physicians and revenue cycle managers prepare for negotiations and achieve at the best results. The article features Surgical Management Professionals Director of Revenue Cycle Management Rebecca Overton-Geise, Numerof & Associates Consultant Stephen Rothenberg, JD, Senior Manager, Coding & Coverage Access at Specialty Healthcare Advisers Carolyn Neumann, CPC, and Vice President of Payer Contracting for Pinnacle III Dan Connolly, MHS, ARM.

How do GI changes affect the field? Reimbursement, technology, denials & more

The American Medical Association 2014 CPT Code set, now being used to file all claims, includes more than 300 changes. Of these changes, 84 affect the field of gastroenterology: 17 deleted codes, 26 new codes and 41 revised codes. Praveen Suthrum, president and co-founder of NextServices, explains what these changes mean for gastroenterologists and GI-driven ambulatory surgery centers.

Overcome big revenue cycle management obstacles: trends & analysis for ASCs

Revenue cycle management is increasingly important for ambulatory surgery centers to maintain a profitable bottom line. Even efficient centers today can do more to save money and improve collections. Vice President of Revenue Cycle Management at Meridian Surgical Partners April Sackos discusses how to overcome the biggest challenges in ASC revenue cycle management.

5 coding & billing challenges

This article outlines the big issues for ASCs coding and billing from National Medical Billing Services President Lisa Rock.

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