5 things to know about Gregory P. DeConciliis, administrator of Boston Out-Patient Surgical Suites

Gregory P. DeConciliis, PA-C, CASC, is the administrator of Waltham, Mass.-based Boston Out-Patient Surgical Suites , a multispecialty center that opened in July 2004.

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Here are five things to know about Mr. DeConciliis:

1. He has served as the center's administrator since its inception and been instrumental in the ASC's growth and development since then.

2. Mr. DeConciliis also serves as the president of the Massachusetts Association of Ambulatory Surgery Centers.

"Massachusetts is a very tough state to have an ASC because we're such a hospital-driven healthcare community," he told Becker's ASC Review. "Oftentimes, the hospitals have political ties and strength with the insurers, so our strategy for years has been to stay under the radar. We don't want to make too much noise, because we've found that whenever things are beneficial for ASCs, the hospital associations get word of that and we weren't successful in fighting those political battles."

3. Under his leadership, Boston Out-Patient Surgical Suites developed the first outpatient total joint program in Massachusetts last year.

Mr. DeConciliis shared his insight on starting a total joint program with Becker's ASC Review, saying:

"My advice for facilities is not to just jump in to this thinking it's just adding another service line. [ASCs] should be sure that they have done an accurate facility assessment, and make sure everyone is on board with this huge undertaking. [They then should] put together a group of all the key stakeholders, including surgeons, anesthesiologists, nurses and administration. [and have that group] develop a clinical pathway on how [the center is] going to take the patents through the facility, all the way from patient selection to home care and follow-up appointments. I always suggest to reanalyze the clinical pathway plan as well; we did it after 10 procedures, asking ourselves 'What are we doing right, what are we doing wrong and what can we improve upon?'"

4. Before he was the administrator at Boston Out-Patient Surgical Suites, Mr. DeConciliis worked at New England Baptist Hospital.

5. A licensed physician assistant, Mr. DeConciliis assists with surgical procedures at Out-Patient Surgical Suites.

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