As U.S. healthcare costs continue to rise while reimbursements continue to fall, ambulatory surgery centers have demonstrated an ability to control costs and save money – $38 billion, in fact.
A recent study conducted by Healthcare Bluebook™ found that "ambulatory surgery centers reduce the cost of outpatient surgery by more than $38 billion dollars per year by providing a lower-cost site of care compared to hospital outpatient departments (HOPDs)."
That's a statistic worth celebrating during 2016 National ASC Week (August 8-12). In recognition of the significant role that ASCs play in the evolving era of value-based healthcare, let's break down four ways that ASCs control costs through efficient operations.
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[Editor's Note: This article originally appeared on SourceMed's blog.]