3 ways hiring an ASC clinical director can improve quality

Hiring an ASC clinical director can be difficult due to the specific qualifications needed, according to Lakewood, Colo.-based Pinnacle III.

Pinnacle III outlined thee tips for ASC administrators hiring clinical directors, as well as the ways clinical directors improve the quality of a center.

1. Clinical directors should have an understanding of the center's specialties, help the center meet accreditation requirements and support the delivery of high-quality care.

2. Hiring an ASC director who has the above qualities, as well as a desire to learn can help contribute to the ASC's success by guiding the center through budgeting and reimbursement issues.

3. If a surgery center is going through an unannounced survey, clinical directors can guide the staff to help ensure quality of care stays consistent. ASCs should look to hire clinical directors who are excellent communicators and can engage physicians, patients and vendors successfully.

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