Past Webinars

Changes ahead for the healthcare workforce: How to prepare

In a Sept. 30 webinar hosted by Becker's Hospital Review, two experts from AMN Healthcare — Marcia Faller, Ph.D., RN, chief clinical officer, and Brenda Fischer, PhD, RN, MBA, vice president of education and professional advancement — discussed what healthcare leaders can do to ensure effective workforce planning in the changing industry.


The safe surgery checklist guide: From source tools to implementation

During an Oct. 9 webinar hosted by Becker's ASC Review, Michelle George, RN, MSN, CASC, vice president of clinical services with Surgical Care Affiliates, and Lisa Sinsel, group director of clinical services with SCA, delved into the history of safe surgery checklists and how ambulatory surgery center leaders can make the most of these tools. 


How technology can bolster antimicrobial stewardship programs


In a webinar hosted by Becker's Hospital Review and VigiLanz, a provider of clinical decision support surveillance software, panelists discussed how technology and clinical decision support systems can bolster antimicrobial stewardship programs.



Clinical integration: A key to improving patient flow


The most recent Physicians Foundation survey found nearly 80 percent of healthcare providers reported being either overextended or at capacity, further illustrating the current capacity and patient flow issues. However, in a recent webinar hosted by Becker's Hospital Review, Dr. Jensen and Mark Hamm, CEO of EmCare Hospital Medicine, suggested integrating clinical services with ED services can help optimize patient flow and clinical care.


 

Looking to Lean: Innovative ideas in ASC supply chain management

In a webinar hosted by Becker's Healthcare on Sept. 25, Ned Turner, senior vice president of perioperative supply management consulting at Mundelein, Ill.-based Medline, discussed common challenges in supply chain management at ambulatory surgery centers and how they can be overcome by making changes in processes around supply chain.



Building successful ASC out-of-network strategy in the current healthcare environment


In a webinar hosted by Becker's ASC Review on Sept. 16, John Bartos, JD, CEO of Collect Rx, outlined the key steps ambulatory surgery center leaders can take to build an out-of-network strategy in a healthcare environment being reshaped by reform and increasing downward pressure from payers.

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How to achieve transformational change across your hospital — beginning with the lab: 4 lessons from North Memorial Health Care

In a webinar hosted by Becker's Hospital Review on Aug. 20,  Bobbi Kochevar, director of diagnostic and therapy services at Minneapolis-based North Memorial Health Care, and hc1.com founder and CEO Brad Bostic discussed North Memorial's lab remarkable turnaround and offered the following four strategies for health systems looking to similarly increase efficiency and accountability.


8 critical healthcare legal issues for ASCs

In a webinar hosted by Becker's ASC Review on Aug. 31, National Medical Billing Services President Lisa Rock and NMBS Director of Legislative Research and Advocacy Diana Hilliard, JD, discussed eight of the most pressing legal issues for ambulatory surgery centers.

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Leveraging technology: Using big data to make better purchasing decisions in the orthopedic service line
In a webinar hosted by Becker's Hospital Review on July 31, a panel of experts discussed data collection efforts by national orthopedic registries as well as new solutions that make supply purchasing in the orthopedic service line more effective.


Hospitals That Successfully Compete With ASCs Have Adopted Common Strategies

In a July 15 webinar hosted by Surgical Directions, the consulting firm's president and CEO Jeff Peters discussed how hospitals can compete with ambulatory surgery centers in their markets for physicians and case volume.


Social Media in Healthcare Today

Healthcare reform and the aging population are not the only forces changing the healthcare landscape: social and digital media are as well, according to Kendra Simpson, vice president of Social@Ogilvy.


The Supply Chain's Role in Making or Breaking Hospitals' Margins, Competitive Edge

During a June 18th webinar hosted by Becker's Hospital Review, John H. Cunningham, Senior Vice President, Client Operations of MedAssets, Inc. and Steve Chyung, Vice President Supply Chain Management & Real Estate of SCL Health System, discussed how to identify leading supply chain principles and critical business processes as a source of strategic advantage for your supply chain.  They also described the best ways to adapt industry models to the unique environment of the healthcare supply chain in hospitals. 


Is Your ASC Ready for a Crisis?

During a June 17th webinar hosted by Becker's ASC Review, Laurie Deihs, RN, MS, MPH, Assistant Director, Education of Accreditation Association for Ambulatory Heath Care and Kris Kilgore, RN, BSN, Administrative Director, Grand Rapids Ophthalmology Surgical Care Center and Surveyor of Accreditation Association for Ambulatory Health Care discussed developing an internal emergency and disaster plan to address the risks of your ASC.  They also reviewed implementing simulation-based training by using clinically-based scenarios in order to make your ASCs action plan the most effective.


4 Steps to Add Value to Established Joint Venture ASCs

During a May 30 webinar hosted by Becker's Hospital Review, Robert Zasa, MSHHA, FACMPE, managing partner of ASD Management, discussed four strategies to support growth of established joint venture ASCs.


CIO Senior Leadership Series

During a May 21 webinar hosted by Becker's Hopsital Review, Lee Carmen, CIO of University of Iowa Hospitals in Iowa City and David Chou, CIO of University of Mississippi Medical Center in Jackson, provided insight and guidance on being a CIO in today's healthcare environment.



Developing Your Payer Mix for Your In-Network / Out-of-Network Strategy

During an May 6 webinar hosted by Becker's ASC Review, Kelly Webb, General Manager and Vice President of Operations for MediGain's ASC Billing Division discussed high-deductibles, baseline pricing, exchange insurance and having a "hybrid strategy" in today's healthcare system.


5 Observations and Concerns From Hospital and Health System CFOs

During an April 23 webinar moderated by Scott Becker, JD, publisher of Becker's Hospital Review, and Becker's Senior Editor Bob Herman, Kevin Holloran, director of Standard & Poor's Ratings Service's nonprofit healthcare group, and three CFOs — Gary Weiss of Evanston, Ill.-based NorthShore University HealthSystem, Harry Reese of  Ochsner Medical Center in  New Orleans, and Michael Schaefer of Dallas-based Methodist Health System — discussed the financial pressures facing nonprofit hospitals and health systems. 


HealthCare Appraisers 2014 ASC Valuation Survey

During an April 17 webinar hosted by Becker's ASC Review, Todd J. Mello, ASA, CVA, MBA, founding partner of HealthCare Appraiser, and Nicholas A. Newsad, MHSA, a manager with HealthCare Appraisers, discussed the HealthCare Appraisers 2014 Valuation Survey. The survey serves as a tool with which ASC leaders can gain a sense of the overarching valuation and ASC company trends shaping the industry.


The Role of Behaviors and Talent in Patient Safety and Organizational Culture

In an April 15 webinar hosted by Becker's Hospital Review, experts from Select International discussed the role of behaviors and talent in patient safety and organizational culture. The webinar featured Michael Rose, MD, vice president of surgical services for five-hospital McLeod Health in Florence, S.C., and Ted Kinney, PhD, director of research and development for Pittsburgh-based Select International.


Bullish on Bundled Payments: How Specialists Can Benefit From the Program

In an April 10 webinar hosted by Becker's Healthcare, two presenters — John Cherf, MD, president of OrthoIndex, an orthopedic surgeon at the Chicago Institute of Orthopedics and a member of OrthoCentrix Solutions; and Dave Terry, CEO of Archway Health Advisors — gave a background of CMS' bundled payment program, and specifically why specialists may want to give it a try.

 


The Secret Formula for Using Secure Texting Hospital-Wide

In an April 9 webinar hosted by Becker's Hospital Review and sponsored by secure texting solution provider Amcom Software, representatives from two hospitals described how they were able to successfully implement a secure texting solution at their organizations and the resulting benefits.



How Will Healthcare Reform's Coverage Requirements Affect ASCs?

In an April 2 webinar hosted by Becker's ASC Reiew, Tom Jacobs, MBA, president and CEO of MedHQ and John Merski, Jr., executive director of human resources services at MedHQ, explained how and when the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act will affect health benefits and how ambulatory surgery center leaders can prepare.

 


Treating Lumbar Spinal Stenosis With Interlaminar Stabilization

In a March 26 webinar hosted by Becker's Healthcare, Hallett Mathews, MD, Executive Vice President and CMO of Paradigm Spine, LLC, and James Chappuis, MD, discussed the value created by the use of the coflex® Interlaminar Stabilization™ device for treating lumbar spinal stenosis.

 


Take Back Control of the OR: How a Rep Replacement Model Succeeds

In a March 20 webinar hosted by Becker's Healthcare, Implant Partners Vice President and Lead Partner Steve Lamb and Partner Alignment Leader Jason Baty explained how an orthopedic rep replacement model can help hospitals take back control of their operating rooms.

 


The Fast Approaching ICD-10 Deadline: How Can ASC Leaders Prepare?

In a March 12 webinar hosted by Becker's ASC Review, Mary Bort, CPC, CANPC, CASCC, COSC, director of coding with Surgical Notes, discussed the upcoming ICD-10 transition and what ambulatory surgery center leaders can do to prepare.




15 Key Trends and Issues for Hospital and Health System Transactions

In a Feb. 27 webinar hosted by Becker's Hospital Review, Scott Becker, JD, chairman of the McGuireWoods healthcare department and publisher of Becker's Healthcare, discussed 15 of the biggest merger and acquisition trends within the hospital sector.



4 Key Insights on Addressing Cost Variation for Specialty Services

In a Feb. 13 webinar titled "Can You Afford to be Accountable for Specialty Care? A New Approach for Identifying Variation & Risk in Specialty Care Episodes," Brett Furst, CEO of healthcare analytics and software firm ArborMetrix and ArborMetrix Chief Scientific Officer John Birkmeyer, MD, discussed how healthcare providers can pinpoint and address the reasons for variation in specialty care episode payments. David Miller, MD — division chief and  associate professor of urology at the University of Michigan in Ann Arbor — also spoke about variation in specialty care reimbursement. Here are four key insights from the webinar.



Real Bottom-Line Savings: Why Hospitals Should Re-evaluate Purchased Services

In a Jan. 16 webinar hosted by Becker's Hospital Review, Beverly Schierer, vice president of research and analysis of MD Buyline;, Laurie Clayton, regional director of contracting of St. Joseph Health's Northern California Region in Santa Rosa, and Cris O'Neal-Gavin, system contract manager of purchased services of St. Louis, Mo.-based SSM Health Care, shared their facilities' best practices and success stories of reducing operational costs by examining their purchased services contracts.



What's Next? 22 Observations on ASCs for 2014

In a Dec. 17 webinar hosted by Becker's ASC Review, Scott Becker, publisher of Becker's Healthcare and chairman of the healthcare department at McGuireWoods law firm in Chicago, discussed his observations for the ambulatory surgery center industry currently, as well as where the sector is headed.



 The Two-Midnight Rule: What Hospitals and Health Systems Need to Know About Compliance

In a Dec. 3 webinar hosted by Becker's Hospital Review, Ms. Finis; Rodger Fletcher, senior product manager of TeleTracking; Stephanie Kitt, director of clinical documentation, utilization and coding at Northwestern Memorial Hospital in Chicago; and Becker's Editor Bob Herman discussed what hospitals and health systems need to know about the two-midnight rule, how it will affect them and best practices for compliance.



How to Measure Leadership Impact on Hospital Performance

In a Nov. 19 webinar hosted by Becker's Hospital Review, Jean Chenoweth, senior vice president at Truven Health Analytics who is responsible for the 100 Top Hospital programs, explained that leadership can be measured and has a huge affect on a hospital's performance.



The Next Big Step for Health System Integration: Healthcare Transportation

In a webinar on Nov. 13 hosted by Becker's Hospital Review, three presenters — Mark Dixon, president of The Mark Dixon Group, Jake Crampton, CEO of MedSpeed, and Steve Statz, senior vice president of business development at Avera Health in Sioux Falls, S.D. — gave a background of the operating challenges health systems face and described how a healthcare transportation strategy can better align systems and drive value along the way.



How to Initiate Information Governance: 5 Steps

On Nov. 4, 2013, Lesley Kadlec, MA, RHIA, director of HIM practice excellence at AHIMA and Lydia Washington, MS, RHIA, CPHIMS, senior director of HIM practice excellence at AHIMA, presented a webinar titled "Information Governance for Healthcare Executives." They discussed five best practices for initiating an information governance structure at a hospital or health system.

 


Opening a Window of Opportunity: Outsourcing Procurement at Surgery Centers

On Oct. 29, 2013, Vice President of Procurement at Provista Jon Pruitt, MHA, CMRP, presented a webinar titled "The Business Case for Outsourcing Procurement." Mr. Pruitt discussed the supply chain benefits of outsourcing procurement at ambulatory surgery centers.

 


Total Joint & Spine Reimbursement: Overcome 5 Big Challenges

On Oct. 16, 2013, Senior Manager, Coding & Coverage Access at Specialty Healthcare Advisers, a subsidiary of Musculoskeletal Clinical Regulatory Advisers, Carolyn Neumann, CPC, presented a webinar titled "How to Overcome the 5 Biggest Reimbursement Challenges in Total Joint & Spine Coding."



The Evolving Value-Based World: Why Improving Clincial Care Will Optimize Future Reimbursements

In an Oct. 15 webinar hosted by Becker's Hospital Review, several executives with MedAssets — Executive Vice President and CMO Nick Sears, MD, Senior Vice President of Lean Healthcare Consulting Dave Munch, MD, and Vice President of Reimbursement Strategies and Analytics Mah-Jabeen Soobader, PhD — covered how revenue enhancement, resource management and physician alignment will change in the shift to value-based care.



How Weight-Bearing MRIs Can Improve Care & Lower Costs While Meeting Milliman Criteria

In an Oct. 2 Esaote webinar, Douglas Smith, MD, and Stephen Hochschuler, MD, discussed the advantages of using a standing or supine weight-bearing imaging system, specifically the G-Scan Brio from Esaote, as opposed to a traditional MRI scan. They also shared how to present the tests to CMS and commercial payers in order to meet the Milliman Care Guidelines.

 


The Power of the Checklist: How to Create a Culture of Patient Safety at ASCs

Surgical Care Affiliates Senior Vice President of Clinical Services & Training Linda Lansing and Vice President of Clinical Services Michelle George gave a webinar titled "Implementing Safe Surgery Checklists at Your Surgery Center" on Oct. 1. The presentation touched on several important aspects of safe surgery checklists, including how to develop and successfully implement checklists at surgery centers.

 


Improving Patient Care: Pre-Surgical Skin Antisepsis Standardization

In a Sept. 24 CareFusion webinar, Sharon Butler, MSN, RN, shared key steps for building and implementing a standardized pre-surgical skin antisepsis protocol. Ms. Butler explained how the protocal was implemented at Stanford University Hospital and how standardization can help all healthcare providers.



3 Key Concepts that Factor Into Physician Practice Valuation

In a Sept. 18 webinar, Stuart Neiberg, a manager for HealthCare Appraisers, shared his professional perspective on key concepts that factor into physician practice valuation including the acquisition structure, different approaches to determining fair market value and intangible value generation.




Boosting Patient Satisfaction in the ED: What Hospitals Should and Shouldn't Do

In a Sept. 17 webinar, experts from Select International discussed steps for hospitals to boost their patient satisfaction scores, especially in the emergency department..



Navigating the Journey: How Hospitals Can Transition From Providing Care to Managing Health

In a Sept. 10 webinar, Miles Snowden, MD, CMO of Optum, explained that providers are trying to improve their structures through the flow of information, intelligent data analytics and aligned priorities, but it's not always an easy journey. In fact, going from where the system is now — providing care to sick people — to a system that proactively manages the health of a population is the very sticking point for many providers.

 


ICD-10 Transition: Where Surgery Centers Should Be & How to Proceed

National Medical Billing Services Senior Vice President, Coding Angela Talton, MBA, RHIA, CCS, CPC, CPC-H, discussed how ambulatory surgery centers can prepare for the transition to ICD-10 in a webinar titled "Where ASCs Should Be with ICD-10" on Aug. 22.

 


 14M Newly Insured Will Hit the Market Next Year: How to Start Preparing

In an Aug. 29 webinar titled "What to Expect from the Newly Insured," sponsored by Truven Health Analytics, Bob Kelley, senior vice president of the Center for Healthcare Analytics at Truven Health, and Linda MacCracken, vice president of advisory services for Truven Health, shared insight on the large population of Americans gaining insurance in the next four years and how provider organizations can prepare for the flood of newly insured patients.

 


Ensuring That Your Surgical Service Line is Successful in an ACO, Value-Based Purchasing and Bundled Payment Environment

During an Aug. 27 webinar, Jeff Peters, president and CEO of Surgical Directions, and Joseph Bosco, MD, vice chairman for clinical affairs at the Hospital for Joint Diseases' department of orthopedic surgery in New York City, discussed transforming perioperative services for accountable care organizations.

 


What Can You Do on Monday to Lower Your Supply Costs

In a webinar titled "What Can You Do On Monday to Lower Your Supply Costs" Chris Klassen, Vice President of Supply Chain for Surgical Care Affiliates, discussed the most important factors for lowering supply costs at surgical facilities. Ambulatory surgery center administrators must understand product utilization in the operating room as well as supply contracting to comprehend overall costs and realize savings.

 


Navigating the Challenges of ICD-10 & RAC

Timothy Meakem, MD, the medical director of ProVation Medical, recently gave a webinar presentation titled "Utilizing Procedure Documentation to Overcome the Challenges of ICD-10 and RAC." ProVation Medical is a Wolters Kluwer Health documentation and clinical decision support solutions company serving the healthcare industry.

 


4 Ways New Technology Can Benefit a Spine Surgeon's Practice

During a July 17 webinar hosted by Becker's ASC Review, Hallett Mathews, MD, executive vice president and chief medical officer of Paradigm Spine, moderated a panel on how spine surgeons can benefit from adopting the coflex® Interlaminar Stablization technology. The presentation panel consisted of John Peloza, MD, of The Center for Spine Care in Dallas; Michael Musacchio, MD, of The Center for Spine Care; Richard Salib, MD, of the Institute for Low Back and Neck Care in Minneapolis; and Glenn Keiper, MD, of KeiperSpine in Eugene, Ore.

 


How Surgery Centers Can Save Big Dollars With Medical Device Reprocessing

During a July 16 webinar hosted by Becker's ASC Review, Timothy Merchant, vice president of sales and reprocessing at MEDISISS, and Jason Wandersee, CEO of MEDISISS, discussed how medical device reprocessing can translate into significant savings for ambulatory surgery centers. Mr. Merchant and Mr. Wandersee explained exaclty where savings can be found and how reprocessing maintains quality of care, while giving surgery center leaders the ability to be cost conscious. 

 


 A Hospital Might Perform Well — But is it Healthy?

During a June 26 webinar hosted by Becker's Hospital Review, experts from two McKinsey Solutions — Objective Health and the Organizational Health Index — discussed why providers should assess and actively manage their organizational health. The webinar featured presenters Connie Cibrone, senior director of client services with Objective Health, Elizabeth Irons, COO for McKinsey & Company's Organizational Health Index Solution, and Carla Arellano, head of marketing for McKinsey's Organizational Health Index Solution.

 


Business Analytics for Healthcare Organizations: Maximize Information While Minimizing Efforts

During a June 20 webinar hosted by Becker's Hospital Review, Therese Poland, RN, and Susan Lautner, RN, experts from the Healthcare Facilities Accreditation Program in Chicago, and Jeanne M. Robinson, APN, coordinator of the stroke response and neurology teams at Kettering Medical Center in Dayton, Ohio, explained the different levels of stroke center designation and how regional partnerships between the tiers can enhance patient care.

 


How to Build Regional Collaborations to Enhance Stroke Care

During a June 20 webinar hosted by Becker's Hospital Review, Therese Poland, RN, and Susan Lautner, RN, experts from the Healthcare Facilities Accreditation Program in Chicago, and Jeanne M. Robinson, APN, coordinator of the stroke response and neurology teams at Kettering Medical Center in Dayton, Ohio, explained the different levels of stroke center designation and how regional partnerships between the tiers can enhance patient care.

 


How and Why Emotional Intelligence is Affecting Hospitals' Bottom Lines

Experts from University of Pittsburgh Medical Center and Pittsburgh-based healthcare employee assessment firm Select International recently presented a webinar on the role of emotional intelligence in hospitals' patient-centered care delivery, satisfaction scores, clinical outcomes and finances. Bryan Warren, manager of healthcare solutions at Select International, Ted Kinney, PhD, consulting manager, and director of research and development with Select International, and Michael Anderson, vice president of human resources within the Physician Services division of UPMC, presented the webinar.

 


How HR Information Systems Can Save Even the Most Cost-Effective ASCs Real Dollars

MedHQ recently hosted a webinar titled "How HR Information Systems Save Even the Most Cost-Effective ASCs Real Dollars." MedHQ president Tom Jacobs and the company’s executive director of human resources, John Merski Jr., explained dollar-by-dollar how HR information systems save ASCs $50,000-$300,000.
 


3 Strategic Considerations for Hospitals and Health Systems

Scott Becker, JD, CPA, hosted a webinar covering key strategic issues hospitals and health systems across the country are facing today, including a look at physician alignment, sustainability and accountable care organizations.

 


Driving Unwarranted Clinical Variation Out of a Hospital: Key Strategies

Objective Health, a McKinsey Solution, sponsored a webinar titled "Managing Clinical Variation to Drive Cost Efficiency and Improve Patient Care," which featured a discussion on strategies for hospitals to reduce unwarranted clinical variation.

 


 4 Points on How ASCs Can Make Going Out of Network Work

MediGain sponsored a webinar titled "The ASC Revenue Trifecta: Payor Mix, OON and PPO." The webinar featured a discussion about why ASCs go out-of-network and other revenue-generation issues.
 


 

5 Strategies to Reduce Human Resources Costs at Surgery Centers

MedHQ sponsored a webinar titled "Controlling the Rising Costs of Human Resources: 5 Ways to Lower Expenses While Navigating PPACA Benefits Changes." The webinar featured Tom Jacobs, CEO and co-founder of MedHQ, and John Merski Jr., executive vice president and partner at MedHQ.

 


 

How Standardizing IP Protocols in ASCs Can Enhance Quality

CareFusion sponsored a webinar titled "How Standardizing IP Protocols in ASCs Can Enhance Quality." The webinar featured Chuck Peck, MD, Managing Director, Navigant Consulting and Leader of Clinical Operational Effectiveness, and TK Miller, MD, Associate Professor of Surgery at Virginia Tech/Carillion School of Medicine and Medical Director at Roanoke Ambulatory Surgery.


HealthCare Appraisers Share Valuation Tips and Trends

HealthCare Appraisers sponsored a webinar titled "What is a Surgery Center Worth? Multiples & Other Findings From HealthCare Appraisers' 2013 ASC Valuation Survey." The webinar featured Todd Mello, ASA, AVA, MBA, and Jason Ruchaber, CFA, ASA, both partners at HealthCare Appraisers' Denver office.


Strategies for Surgical Service Line Success Under Accountable Care

Surgical Directions sponsored a webinar titled "Managing Surgical Services Lines Under Accountable Care and Value-Based Purchasing." The webinar featured Jeff Peters, president and CEO of Surgical Directions.


5 Big Out-of-Network Myths Debunked for Surgery Centers

John Bartos, CEO of Collect Rx, presented a webinar titled "Debunking the Myths of Out-of-Network Reimbursement." During the presentation, Mr. Bartos spoke about the payor approach to reducing out-of-network reimbursements, opportunities for ambulatory surgery centers to continue with out-of-network and the five biggest myths about OON.


4 Commonly Cited ASC Infection Prevention Survey Deficiencies

The Accreditation Association for Ambulatory Health Care sponsored this webinar covering commonly cited ambulatory surgery center infection prevention survey deficiencies. The webinar featured Marsha Wallander, RN, associate director of AAAHC, and Marcia Patrick, RN, MSN, CIC, an infection prevention consultant and member of the board of directors of the Association for Professionals in Infection Control and Epidemiology.


Community Hospital Partnership Considerations: Lessons Learned From Hillcrest Health's Partnership With Scott & White

Community Hospital Corporation sponsored this webinar covering considerations for community hospitals considering a partnership or relationship. The webinar featured Mike Williams, president and CEO of Community Hospital Corporation, and Glenn Robinson, CEO of Hillcrest Health System in Waco, Texas.


5 Enablers for Population Health Management

Objective Health, a McKinsey Solution, sponsored this webinar covering key enablers for the development of population health strategies. The webinar featured James Stanford, client service executive with Objective Health, and Luis Almeida Fernandes, Greg Gilbert, Peter Groves and Will Wright, all with McKinsey & Company.


10 Key Issues for ASCs

SourceMedical sponsored this webinar covering important issues for ASCs going forward. The webinar featured Scott Becker, JD, Chairman of the Healthcare Department at McGuireWoods and publisher of Becker's ASC Review and Becker's Hospital Review, who shared business and legal information for ASCs.


Implementing a Safe Surgery Checklist at ASCs

Surgical Care Affiliates sponsored this webinar covering the use of safe surgery checklists to meet CMS and regulatory requirements. The webinar featured Linda Lansing and Kelly Bemis of SCA, who shared clinical and operational guidelines to help ASCs comply with checklist requirements.


The Road to Population Health: Key Considerations

Experts from Objective Health, a McKinsey Solution, discussed trends in population-based care delivery models. The webinar featured Amit Shah, MD, and James Stanford, who shared their input on what they are seeing in the industry and implications for providers.



Cost? Growth? Quality? Patient Safety? In 18 Months, Radiology Could Be Your Most Important Service Line

Hank Schlissberg, chief strategy officer, and Frank Seidelmann, DO, co-founder, chairman of radiology and CMO of the national radiology group Radisphere, discussed six ways healthcare providers can improve the current radiology delivery model.




Key Considerations: Should a Hospital Own or Joint Venture an ASC

Christian Ellison, senior vice president of corporate development for Health Inventures, discussed the future role of ambulatory surgery centers, key considerations for hospitals deciding to own or joint venture with an ambulatory surgery center and factors to a successful joint venture.




70% of Hospital Strategic Initiatives Fail: How Hospitals Can Avoid Those Failures

Gauthier van Eetvelde, a consultant for McKinsey & Company, and Objective Health executives — James Stanford, client service executive, and Josh Sens, CIO — explain how hospitals can avoid those failures through new ways of understanding change management.




Adopting Electronic Hand Hygiene Monitoring Systems to Boost Patient Safety

Thomas Diller, MD, MMM, vice president of clinical effectiveness and quality at Greenville (S.C.) Hospital System University Medical Center, and Heather McLarney, vice president of marketing at hand hygiene product supplier DebMed, discussed hand hygiene compliance and the differences between direct observation and electronic hand hygiene monitoring.



Solving ASC Supply Challenges, Cost Issues With Data-Driven Decision Making

Jon Pruitt, MHA, CMRP, vice president of procurement solutions for Provista, discussed how data-driven supply chain decision-making can help ambulatory surgery centers keep costs down.




Hospital Joint Venture ASCs: The Model of the Future

CEO of Blue Chip Surgical Partners Jeff Leland and President of SNVMC/Sentara Northern Virginia Medical Center Megan Perry, discussed an effective partnership between physicians and hospitals on a joint venture surgery center and where the future is headed for boutique ASCs.




7 Ways Analytics Can Help Hospitals Gain Competitive Edge

Two experts from iVantage Health Analytics discussed seven strategies to compete using analytics. LeeAnne Denney, executive vice president, and Scott Goodspeed, DHA, FACHE, principal and vice president, stressed the need for hospitals to understand and analyze data in an integrated manner.




Cost Cutter or Value Killer? Finding the Right Answers When Looking For Equipment Service Cost-Savings

Mike Parrella, vice president of service of the Midwest zone for Siemens; Jason Raak, director of service for Siemens; and Diane Frazier, manager of Swedish Issaquah (Wash.) Imaging, discussed six simple questions hospitals and imaging centers should ask in order to properly evaluate the real costs and benefits associated with OEM and third-party service providers. These questions should be reviewed before making decision on any medical equipment investments, especially imaging systems.



Achieving Positive Medicare Margins: 5 Strategies for Hospitals

Eric Flyckt, MD, director of client analytics for Objective Health, shared five critical strategies for hospitals to achieve positive Medicare margins.




The Secrets to Creating a Culture of Individual Accountability and Execution

Scott Regan, founder and CEO of Atlanta-based execution management and strategic planning software company AchieveIt, shared tips for creating a culture of accountability and execution.




ICD-10 - Are You Prepared?

Kevin McDonald, senior vice president of ASC billing services for SourceMedical, spoke with a panel of industry professionals on how ASCs can best prepare for the upcoming switch to ICD-10 coding system. The panel consisted of George Kaplinkski, vice president of operations of ASC Billing Services at SourceMedical; Betty Gomez, vice president of IT operations at ZirMed; Ron Pelletier, vice president of market strategy at SourceMedical; Laurie Spinner, compliance manager of ASC Billing Services at SourceMedical; and Angie Hicks, director of product management at SourceMedical.



How Culture Drives, or Hinders, Performance and Outcomes

Rhonda Larimore, vice president and chief human resource officer with Children's Hospital of Pittsburgh of UPMC, and Ted Kinney, PhD, senior consultant with Select International, discussed six key steps for hospital leaders who are trying to implement a culture change within their organization.



ASC - PPO-Out of Network Payments are not Dead!

Kelly Webb, CEO of ASC Billing Specialist, discussed how an out-of-network reimbursement strategy can still work for surgery centers, despite payors pressuring providers to go in-network. 




Reducing Physician Variation: How to Maximize Cost Savings by Integrating Each Physician's Best Practices with Hospital Case Management

William Mohlenbrock, MD, founder and CMO of Verras and a practicing orthopedic surgeon at Scripps Memorial Hospital in La Jolla, Calif., discussed physician variation, included four clinical case management focus areas to reduce physician variation, improve quality and save costs.




Developing an ASC Joint Venture Strategy That Works: Balancing Ownership and Governance to Align

Jeffrey Simmons, CDO, and Nap Gary, COO of Regent Surgical Health, discussed strategies for building an effective partnership between a physician group and a hospital, as well as driving forces behind hospital/physician joint ventures. Mr. Simmons and Mr. Gary also discuss a case study involving Knightsbridge Surgery Center in Columbus, Ohio.



Anatomy of an ASC Transaction: What to Expect When Selling an Interest in Your ASC or Endo Center

Merritt Healthcare principles Matt Searles, MBA, and Rich Searles discussed ASC transactions, including key recommendations and an overview of industry trends and where they could be headed in the future.



Are Your Cost Estimates Leading to the Wrong Decision?

Three executives from Objective Health — Tim Darling, director of product development; Ben Reigle, knowledge expert; and Sapan Anand, product manager — explained how cost-to-charge ratios could be flawed and how hospitals could make adjustments to improve their cost estimates.

 



Evaluating Your Anesthesia Services - What to Expect From Your Anesthesia Team

Syed Ishaq, vice president of client development for Somnia Anesthesia; David Perlstein, MD, MBA, medical director at St. Barnabas Hospital in the Bronx (N.Y.); and Thomas Dean, chief administrative officer at San Juan Regional Medical Center in Farmington, N.M., discussed how to evaluate an anesthesia department's performance and the importance of doing so.



Tough Coding Issues Facing ASCs

National Medical Billing Services President Lisa Rock, Vice President of Coding Tamara Wagner and Manager of Coding Jessica Edmiston discussed challenges and offered expertise on how to overcome the tough coding issues ambulatory surgery centers face every day.



Top Performing ORs: What Executives Need to Know and Do

Len Firestone, MD, medical director of perioperative services at Health Inventures, discussed several key elements of top operating room performers, including governance, management and core processes.




Gain and Sustain High Performance Through Employee Engagement

Quint Studer, founder and CEO of Studer group, shared the best practices and insights for hospital executives to maintain or improve employee engagement during cultural transformations.



Proven Methods for Accelerating Cost Reduction

Richard Peters, senior director of surgery services for Provista, discussed strategies to reduce supply costs as well as the benefits of standardizing supplies, joining a GPO, investing in a supply chain management system and signing up for a commitment program. Mr. Peters also offered an overview of common mistakes in the ASC supply chain process.



ASC Turnaround Tactics for 2012 and Beyond: New Best Practices to Increase Revenues and Beat the Competition

Jeffrey Simmons, Nap Gary and Anastasios Pantelidis of Regent Surgical Health discussed strategies for partnering with hospitals and negotiating managed care contracts to increase ASC profitability, namely the pros and cons of hospital partnership, hospital partnership models and strategies for successful payor contracting.



What's Your Specialty? Hospital Service Line Strategies for Remaining Competitive in the Changing Healthcare Environment

In a webinar on March 28, 2012, Asit Gosar, client services executive with Objective Health, and Connie Cibrone, director of client service at with Objective Health and former president and CEO of Allegheny General Hospital, shared how hospitals can best develop a service line strategy to remain competitive.

 




Enhancing Revenue for ASCs - Best Practices and Great Ideas

Linda Peterson, MBA, CEO of Executive Solutions, discusses how various surgery centers are finding ways to increase revenue and profitability despite declining reimbursement and new government regulations.




Anesthesia Contract Costs Have You Sweating? Stay Cool With a New FOCUS on Anesthesia Employment


Howard Greenfield, MD, and Robert Stiefel, MD, principals of anesthesia and perioperative consulting firm Enhance Healthcare, discussed the benefits and challenges of a co-managed anesthesia model as an alternative to outsourcing anesthesia services. They also describe an approach that outlines five key factors affecting the success of operating room performance and how anesthesia plays a significant role.

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Health Care Finance 2012- A Look at Trends, Terms and Provider Sectors


A panel of experts, including Claudia Gourdon, senior vice president and national marketing manager of Healthcare Finance Group; Shane Passarelli, senior vice president of Healthcare Finance Group; Gary Samson, JD, partner at McGuireWoods; and Don Ensing, JD, partner at McGuireWoods, discuss key trends in healthcare financing for 2012.

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ASCs - Key Strategic and Business Issues for 2012


Jeff Peo, Donna Greene and Jimbo Cross, all vice presidents of acquisitions and development at ASCOA, discuss five key factors in strengthening an ASC’s profitability and internal growth in 2012.

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How the Anesthesia Care Team Model Can Contribute to Clinical Quality Excellence in Your OR


Robert Farrar, MD, JD, FCLM, vice president of medical affairs for Somnia Anesthesia; Brent Sommer, a CRNA at Desert Regional Medical Center in Palm Springs, Calif.; and Frank Schramm, MD, chief of anesthesiology at Providence Regional Medical Center in Everett, Wash., shared how hospitals can develop an anesthesia care team model that contributes to clinical quality and excellence in the operating room.

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4 Steps to Improved Supplier Contracting, Negotiations and Costs at Your ASC


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Driving Perioperative Performance to Improve Bottom Line


Jeff Peters, MBA, president and CEO of Surgical Directions, and David Young, MD, managing partner of the company and medical director of pre-surgical testing at Advocate Lutheran General Hospital in Chicago, discussed perioperative performance in a recent webinar presented by Becker's Hospital Review. The webinar aksi included a case study of an organization that improved its efficiency in the operating room.

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Centralized Patient Access Improves Patient/Physician Satisfaction and Financial Results


Stephanie Barnett, director of consulting services at Health Blueprints, an NCO Group company, and Barb Shields, manager of patient access/centralized scheduling/central billing office at St. Francis Health Center in Topeka, Kan., discussed centralization of patient access services in a recent webinar presented by Becker's Hospital Review.

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Will My ACO be Successful? Ensuring Profitable ACO Reimbursement Through Contract Value Analysis, Alternate Funding Methods


Mark Bodnar, CEO and founder of Global Care Delivery, Kevin Fickenscher, MD, president and founder of CREO Strategic Solutions, and Steve Rasnick, president of Accountable Care Administration, shared how hospitals and other healthcare providers can salvage money in their revenue cycles and, more specifically, what that means for funding an accountable care organization.

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Optimizing Performance in the Face of Reform: Strategies for 2012


Asit Gosar with Objective Health, a specialized group within McKinsey & Company, discussed strategies for hospitals to identify cost savings and improve their margins. The strategies touched on several key areas: supply expenses, labor productivity, physician variation and service line growth. The presentation was followed by a Q&A session.

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Funding Accountable Care Initiatives, Innovation and Transformation: The Global Care Model for Revenue Cycle Management

Kevin Fickenscher, MD, CEO and Founder of Global Care Delivery Mark Bodnar and President and Founder of Healthcare Success Organization Rick Hogan recently discussed how hospitals can tackle local, national and global healthcare social issues while also providing more effective and cost-efficient healthcare.

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Hospital/Physician Affiliation Trends


VMG Health's Jim Rolfe, managing director of transaction services, and Jen Johnson, CFA, partner, discussed four different hospital-physician affiliation trends. They also shared several general best practices for these different arrangements.

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Electronic Health Records: Understanding the Opportunities for your ASC


Todd Logan, MBA, regional vice president of sales, SourceMedical; Kathy Witham, RN, BSN, clinical co-director, The Surgery Center at Pellham in Greer, S.C.; and Bill Hazen, administrator, RN, CHT, The Surgery Center at Pellham, discussed the benefits achieved after implementing electronic health records. The Surgery Center at Pellham leaders also discussed a number of key considerations for ASCs considering installation of EHRs.

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Becker's Hospital Review - Health System CEO Webinar - the State of the Industry; Clear Strategies for 2012

Five health system CEOs from across the country shared their priorities, strategies and advice as the healthcare industry heads into 2012. Steven L. Goldstein, president and CEO of Strong Memorial Hospital in Rochester, N.Y.; Stephen L. Mansfield, CEO of Methodist Health System in Dallas; Joseph A. Quagliata, president and CEO of South Nassau Communities Hospital in Oceanside, N.Y.; Thomas J. Sadvary, president and CEO of Scottsdale (Ariz.) Healthcare; and Michael O. Ugwueke, CEO of Methodist Healthcare North and South Hospitals in Memphis, participated in the webinar. The panel was moderated by Chuck Lauer, former publisher of Modern Healthcare, and Scott Becker, JD, CPA, partner with McGuireWoods and publisher of Becker's Hospital Review.

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Achieving Competitive Advantage Through Supply Chain Excellence

Jim Webb, senior vice president of operations at Provista, a leading GPO, discussed how ambulatory surgery centers can save money and gain a competitive advantage by focusing on their supply chains. Mr. Webb focused on the importance of tracking supply chain metrics and making the most of a GPO relationship.

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HITECH and the EHR Incentive Program: How HITECH Regulations May Impact the Use of Health Information Technology in ASCs

A recent webinar led by Robert Hussey, head of the government relations practice at Minneapolis-based Snow Communications, discussed how "meaningful use" requirements apply to ambulatory surgery centers and the physicians that use them. Mr. Hussey's discussion also included an overview of the HITECH program.

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Critical Guidance for Hospital Integration of Independent Physicians

Chuck Peck, MD, FACP, president and CEO of Health Inventures, and Marshall Maran, senior vice president of Health Inventures, discuss three methods for successful hospital integration of independent physicians outside of the popular employment model and key elements of a successful integration that applies to any alignment model.

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Patient Experience: Measurable Strategies to Improve Efficiency, HCAHPS and Reimbursements

 

Rob Gould, CEO of Banner Estrella Medical Center in Phoenix, Gary Foster, associate administrator at Banner Estrella, and Devin Gross, CEO of Emmi Solutions, share data-driven and evidence-based strategies for improving patients' experiences as well as HCAHPS scores.

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Medicare Zero: An Analysis of Medicare's Hospital IPPS and Ways to Improve Medicare Margins

A recent webinar, led by Ken Perez, director of healthcare policy and senior vice president of marketing at MedeAnalytics, discusses the history and significance of Medicare, the reductions to the inpatient prospective payment system for fiscal year 2012 and six strategies hospitals can adopt to offset those reductions.

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ASCs - the State of the Industry; Consolidation vs. Independent; How to Work With Service Providers; ACOs and Healthcare Reform

A recent webinar sponsored by GE Healthcare discussed the consolidation trend in the ASC industry and the impact of accountable care organizations, healthcare reform and ongoing efforts to cut the federal budget on ambulatory surgery centers. Presenters were Brian Mathis, vice president of strategy at Surgical Care Affiliates; Orrin Marcella, manager of government relations, and Julie Dietz, national manager for surgery centers, at GE; and Scott Becker, publisher of Becker's ASC Review and a partner at McGuireWoods in Chicago.

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Future of Hospital/Physician ASC Joint Ventures

Jeffrey Simmons, chief development officer, and Michael McKevitt, SVP of business development, both of Regent Surgical Health, discussed current trends impacting hospital/physician surgery center joint ventures and highlighted prevailing partnership models. They also presented their recommended model, which allows the hospital to control the majority interest and influence reimbursement rates, while giving physicians 49 percent interest and clinical and operational control of the facility.

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Guaranteed Resource Use New Savings and New Revenues

Richard Kunnes, MD, managing principal and CEO of The Sevenex Group, described how hospitals can achieve significant savings and new revenues by advanced managing of resource use. Resource use management is a way hospitals can grow their operating margin without laying off employees.

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Valuation Issues Impacting ASCs

A recent webinar held by HealthCare Appraisers covered valuation issues impacting ambulatory surgery centers. The presenters — Todd J. Mello, ASA, AVA, MBA, and Jason L. Ruchaber, CFA, ASA, partners in HealthCare Appraisers — discussed fair market value, valuation approaches, valuation challenges and more.

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EHR in the ASC: Meaningful Use

Patrick Doyle, vice president of sales, Jessica McBrayer, RN, business analyst, and Ron Pelletier, vice president of market strategy, all of SourceMedical, discussed how the upcoming meaningful use requirements apply to and will impact ambulatory surgery centers. The webinar was held to address the goals of meaningful use and clarify questions from attendees about the regulations and their impact.

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Maximizing Reimbursement for ASCs

Caryl Serbin of SourceMedical Revenue Cycle Solutions discussed how surgery centers can improve revenue cycle processes to achieve appropriate reimbursement. She also explained each step of the revenue cycle process, outlined the most common challenges facing surgery centers and shared tips for accurate, timely claims submission and payment collection.

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Maximizing OR Efficiency: Why Most OR's Are Set Up for Failure & What to Do About It

Timothy Dowd, MD, manager partner and CEO of North American Partners in Anesthesia, and Richard Becker, MD, president and CEO of The Brooklyn Hospital Center, recently presented a webinar titled "Maximizing OR Efficiency: Why Most ORs Are Set Up for Failure and What to Do About It." Dr. Dowd and Dr. Becker discussed partnerships between hospitals and anesthesiologists, and how this relationship can increase the efficiency of the OR.

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EHR in the ASC: How to Drive Cost Savings with Point-of-Care Charting

The presenters, Todd Logan, MBA, regional vice president of sales at SourceMedical's Surgery Division, and Bill Hazen, RN, CHT, administrator at the Surgery Center at Pelham in Greer, S.C., recently presented a free webinar titled "EHR in the ASC: How to Drive Cost Savings with Point-of-Care Charting." The presenters explained how using electronic health records to capture cost data at the point-of-care can help ambulatory surgery centers save money by providing accurate information on use of resources and by educating nurses and physicians.

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Impact of Regional Anesthesia on Quality, Cost and Patient Satisfaction: Minor Changes, Immediate Impact

Hugh Morgan, director of quality assurance for Somnia Anesthesia, and John LaFratta, corporate training specialist, pain management, for B. Braun, recently presented a free webinar titled "Impact of Regional Anesthesia on Quality, Cost and Patient Satisfaction: Minor Changes, Immediate Impact." In this presentation, the experts discussed the keys to success in anesthesia compliance and quality, the process of building a quality regional anesthesia program and the effect of a medical device supplier on quality, cost and patient satisfaction.

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Impact of Physician-Hospital Alignment on CV Service Line and Practice Performance

P. Anthony Long, senior vice president of Paragon Health; James M. Palazzo, president of Paragon Health; and Suzette Jaskie, executive director of Frederick Meijer Heart and Vascular Institute and CEO of West Michigan Heart, recently presented a free webinar titled "Impact of Physician-Hospital Alignment on CV Service Line and Practice Performance." In this presentation, the experts discussed best practices, tips and case studies relating to the alignment of hospitals and cardiovascular service lines.

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10 Critical Requirements of a Successful Infection Prevention Program

Dotty Bollinger, chief medical operations officer at Laser Spine Institute in Tampa, Fla., recently presented a free webinar titled "10 Critical Requirements of a Successful Infection Prevention Program." In this presentation, Ms. Bollinger recommended ASCs take several steps to develop an effective infection prevention program to meet current and future requirements. Ms. Bollinger also discusses the importance of sterilization, proper hand hygiene and safe injection practices.

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Keys to Transforming Surgery Centers Into a Profitable Business

GENASCIS, a provider of billing, revenue cycle management services and supporting technologies for ambulatory surgery centers, recently presented a free webinar titled, "Keys to Transforming Surgery Centers Into a Profitable Business." The speakers were Jim Freund, senior vice president of business development, Ken Bulow, COO, and Matt Searles, managing partner of Merritt Healthcare. In this presentation, speakers discussed common challenges and roadblocks affecting ASCs, steps to understanding the overall state of ASC business, direct steps and key solutions to overcoming mistakes and challenges and practices and essential tools to drive financial performance.

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Top Challenges and Opportunities for Spine in 2011

Nicola V. Hawkinson, DNP, RN, of SpineSearch recently presented a free webinar entitled "Top Challenges and Opportunities for Spine in 2011." During the presentation, Ms. Hawkinson highlighted how healthcare reform will impact spine surgeons in hospitals and surgery centers. The webinar also discussed the key issues associated with managing spine surgery.

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What New Trends in Anesthesia Quality Will Mean to Your Bottom Line

Hugh Morgan, quality assurance officer, Somnia Anesthesia Services, recently presented a free webinar entitled, "What New Trends in Anesthesia Quality Will Mean to Your Bottom Line." In this presentation, Mr. Morgan goes over key factors that affect anesthesia quality. He also discusses how to determine value and quality of an ASC's anesthesia services and reviews incentives for providing excellent anesthetic care.

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How Physicians Can Adopt Electronic Health Records Without Losing Productivity

William Edwards Jr., MD, of the Surgical Clinic in Nashville, Tenn., and Alex Poston, president of Entrada, a clinical documentation and data management solutions company, recently presented a free webinar titled "How Physicians Can Adopt Electronic Health Records Without Losing Productivity." In the webinar, Dr. Edwards and Mr. Poston discussed why the issue is a particularly relevant topic in the healthcare industry today and highlighted key thoughts and reflections on how to adopt electronic health records without losing physician productivity.

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7 Secrets of Sustainable Savings Through Standardized Clinical Engineering

Joe Skochdopole, executive director of clinical engineering services for TriMedx, and Mikal Hensley, interim chief resource officer and vice president of operations for resource and supply management, North Florida/Gulf Cost region, for Ascension Health, recently presented a free webinar titled "7 Secrets of Sustainable Savings Through Standardized Clinical Engineering." In the webinar, Mr. Skochdopole and Mr. Hensley discussed how hospitals can create long-term savings by reducing reliance on service contracts, controlling relationships with vendors and keeping equipment properly maintained throughout its life cycle. They recommended developing or recruiting technical expertise to ensure equipment stays in top condition.

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Destination Orthopedic Centers: Healthcare Model for the Future

Marshall Steele, MD, CEO of Marshall Steele and Matt Reigle, vice president of business development, recently presented a free webinar titled "Destination Orthopedic Centers: Healthcare Model for the Future." In the webinar, Dr. Steele discussed the long-term negative impact of a bad hospital experience: poor reputation spread by word of mouth, out-migration occurs, surgeons and hospitals lose cases, surgeons blame poor marketing efforts and competition for the loss while hospitals blame poor surgeon bedside manner.

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Keeping Your Surgeons Satisfied — The Role of Anesthesia Management in Meeting Their Demands and Optimizing the OR

Somnia Anesthesia Services recently presented a free webinar entitled "Keeping Your Surgeons Satisfied — The Role of Anesthesia Management in Meeting Their Demands and Optimizing the OR."

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How to Recruit Top Talent and Impact Players in ASCs

On May 5, ASC Communications hosted a webinar featuring Greg Zoch, partner with Kaye/Bassman International Corp., discussing ways ASCs can recruit top talent and impact players.

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Key Thoughts on Strategic Planning for ASCs and Hospitals

On May 3, 2010, a panel of speakers shared their thoughts on strategic planning for hospitals and ASCs in a free webinar hosted by ASC Communications and moderated by Scott Becker, JD, partner at McGuireWoods and publisher of Becker's Hospital Review and Becker's ASC Review.

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Improving OR and Anesthesia Efficiency in Hospitals

On March 30, 2010, Somnia Anesthesia Services hosted a Webinar titled, "Improving Operating Room and Anesthesia Efficiency in Your Hospital." Speakers Debra Shumelda, director perioperative services of St. Mary's Hospital in Troy, N.Y., and Robert Goldstein, MD, executive vice president and chief medical officer of Somnia Anesthesia Services, discussed how anesthesia efficiency can affect OR efficiencies and a hospital's revenues.

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Meeting Today's Reimbursement Challenges: A Case Study for Success


On March 12, 2010, ASC Communications and Serbin Surgery Center Billing hosted "Meeting Today's Reimbursement Challenges: A Case Study for Success," featuring Caryl Serbin of Serbin Surgery Center Billing and Becky Zigler-Otis of the ASC of Stevens Point (Wis.).

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Hospital-Doctor Joint Ventures: A Highly Efficient Physician-Engagement Tool


On Feb. 11, 2010, ASC Communications and Medical Surgical Partners hosted "Hospital-Doctor Joint Ventures: A Highly Efficient Physician-Engagement Tool," featuring David Thoene, managing member of Medical Surgical Partners.

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Ambulatory Surgery Centers — 2 Key Topics: 1. Medical Malpractice Industry Trends and 2. Key ASC Business and Legal Trends

On Dec. 9, ASC Communications hosted Ambulatory Surgery Centers — 2 Key Topics: 1. Medical Malpractice Industry Trends and 2. Key ASC Business and Legal Trends, featuring Bruce Whitmore of Medical Protective and Scott Becker, JD, CPA.

 



Trends in Strategies and Valuation of Physician/Hospital Relationships

On Nov. 19, ASC Communications hosted Trends in Strategies and Valuation of Physician/Hospital Relationships, presented by VMG Health. To download the presentation, click here (pdf).

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CMS Freestanding Ambulatory Surgery Conditions for Coverage

On Sept. 23 and Oct. 12, Amerinet sponsored a two-part audioconference series, CMS Freestanding Ambulatory Surgery Conditions for Coverage.

 



Healthcare Reform: An Overview of Key Concepts

On July 17, 2009, ASC Communications hosted Healthcare Reform: An Overview of Key Concepts, presented by Scott Becker, JD, CPA (for more information on the presentation, click here).



Case Study: Improving ASC Billing and Collections

On May 20, 2009, ASC Communications hosted Case Study: Improving ASC Billing and Collections featuring Caryl Serbin, president and founder of Surgery Consultants of America and Serbin Surgery Center Billing and an expert on ASC reimbursement and billing (for the PowerPoint presentation associated with the presentation, click here).

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Turning Around an Ambulatory Surgery Center


On Feb. 19., McGuireWoods hosted Turning Around an Ambulatory Surgery Center, featuring Dr. Brent Lambert of Ambulatory Surgery Centers of America (for more information about this program, click here).



Case Costing and Advanced Benchmarking for Ambulatory Surgery Centers

On Wednesday, August 6, ASC Communications hosted Case Costing and Advanced Benchmarking for Ambulatory Surgery Centers (for more information about this program, click here ).

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Ambulatory Surgery Center Transactions: Successful Strategies for Mergers, Acquisitions, Divestitures and Restructuring

On Thursday, July 24, 2008, ASC Communications hosted Ambulatory Surgery Center Transactions: Successful Strategies for Mergers, Acquisitions, Divestitures and Restructuring (for more information about this show, click here).

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Orthopedic Coding in ASCs

On Wednesday, June 11, 2008, ASC Communications hosted Orthopedic Coding in ASCs — An Audio Conference (for more information about this show, click here).

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This presentation includes almost 70 pages' worth of tips, guidance, definitions and analysis. For a preview of 10 of these pages, download a PDF here.

 



Managed Care Contracting for ASCs

On Thursday, May 8, 2008, ASC Communications hosted Managed Care Contracting for ASCs: Current Trends, Challenges and Tactics to Obtain Great Results — An Audio Conference (for more information about this show, click here).

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Handling Complex Orthopedic and Spine Procedures in an ASC

On Wednesday, March 19, 2008, ASC Communications hosted Handling Complex Orthopedic and Spine Procedures in an ASC — An Audio Conference (for more information about this show, click here).

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  • How to determine when a new orthopedic spine surgeon is ready to transition cases to an ASC (click here)

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Leveraging technology: Using big data to make better purchasing decisions in the orthopedic service line
In a webinar hosted by Becker's Hospital Review on July 31, a panel of experts discussed data collection efforts by national orthopedic registries as well as new solutions that make supply purchasing in the orthopedic service line more effective.



Hospitals That Successfully Compete With ASCs Have Adopted Common Strategies


In a July 15 webinar hosted by Surgical Directions, the consulting firm's president and CEO Jeff Peters discussed how hospitals can compete with ambulatory surgery centers in their markets for physicians and case volume.

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