Becker's ASC Review July/August 2013

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10 Strategies for ASC Success in Healthcare Saturated Markets

Here are 10 strategies for ambulatory surgery center administrators to experience success in healthcare saturated markets. Click to continue »

123 Ambulatory Surgery Center Administrators to Know

Here are 118 ambulatory surgery center administrators to know. If you have questions or comments on this list, please contact Laura at lmiller@beckershealthcare.com. Click to continue »

Driving Value in Spine Care: Outpatient Spine Surgery

Over the past 20 years, an increasing number of spinal surgeries have transitioned from inpatient to outpatient. Click to continue »

July/August 2013 Publisher's Letter: 5 Key Trends in Healthcare for 2013

It has been a fascinating first half of the year in the healthcare industry. The industry continues to evolve, due in part to several key issues impacting healthcare delivery today. Click to continue »

8 ASC Administrators on Efficiency at Their Centers

Here eight ambulatory surgery center administrators discuss how their centers achieve high levels of efficiency. Click to continue »

6 Key Strategies for Administrators to Bring ASCs Into the New Era of Healthcare

Healthcare is constantly changing and surgery center leaders must develop a strategy for success. Click to continue »

5 Ideas to Engage Surgeons With Surgery Centers Throughout the Year

Kathy Kelly, facility administrator at Viewmont Surgery Center in Hickory, N.C., discusses how she keeps surgeons and staff engaged and excited about her center. Click to continue »

Insurance Plan Options for ASC Staff: 3 Plans to Consider

Finding the right employee insurance plan depends on the size of your ambulatory surgery center and demographic of staff members participating. Click to continue »

5 Strategies for Effective ASC External Benchmarking

There are a number of different stories about the origin of the term "benchmarking," including one that links the first use of the term to shoe cobblers. Click to continue »

How Healthy is the ASC Transaction Market? Q&A With Colin McDermott of VMG Health

Colin McDermott, CFA, CPA, is a senior manager for Dallas-based VMG Health. He specializes in healthcare financial, valuation and transaction issues. Click to continue »

12 Recent Surgery Center Openings & Announcements

Fairview in Hibbing and board-certified ophthalmologist Bridget Sundell, MD, have announced they will open the joint venture Northwoods Surgery Center in Virginia, Minn. Click to continue »

6 Tactics for ASCs to Survive in a Single Dominant Payer Market

Director of Managed Care at Regent Surgical Health Andrea Woodell discusses six tactics for ambulatory surgery center leaders to survive in a marketplace with one dominant payer. Click to continue »

139 Speakers at the 2013 Annual Ambulatory Surgery Centers Conference

he 20th Annual ASC Conference will take place October 24-26 at the Swissotel in Chicago. Click to continue »

What do ACOs Really Mean for ASCs? Q&A With Ken Arvin, Esq. of Sheridan Healthcare

Ken Arvin, Esq., Vice President Ambulatory Services for Sheridan Healthcare, discusses the impact of accountable care organizations on ambulatory surgery centers and what administrators can do to prepare. Click to continue »

5 Qualities of Spine ASC Leaders for Today & Tomorrow

Spine Center Network was developed by Prizm Development, Inc., two years ago and now acts as a national network of credentialed Spine Centers of Excellence for payors and consumers. Click to continue »

8 Ideas on Public Relations Programs for ASCs Without Large Marketing Budgets From Central Maine Orthopaedics

A few years ago, Auburn-based Central Maine Orthopaedics, which includes a surgery center performing 2,000 procedures per year, devised a plan to stop spending money on advertising and start focusing their attention and resources on relationship building. Click to continue »

5 Things to Know About Adding Pain Management to Orthopedics ASCs

Orthopedics-driven ambulatory surgery centers looking to continue growth and expansion should consider adding pain management. Click to continue »

10 Key Thoughts for ASC Administrators Before Large Equipment Purchases

Michelle Punshon, administrative director for Musculoskeletal Ambulatory Surgery Center at Coastal Orthopedics & Sports Medicine in Bradenton, Fla., discusses 10 key considerations for ambulatory surgery center leaders before making a big equipment purchase. Click to continue »

8 Trends in ASC Payer Rates & Contract Negotiations

Here are eight trends in ambulatory surgery center third party payor contract negotiations and reimbursement rates from Dan Connolly, vice president of payor contracting for Pinnacle III. Click to continue »

13 Statistics on Medicare Patient Volume in ASCs vs. Hospitals

Here are 13 statistics on the percentage of Medicare patients that are provided for in ambulatory surgery centers and hospital outpatient departments, according to MedPAC ambulatory surgical center services data. Click to continue »

20 Most Frequently Performed Medicare Surgical Services in ASCs

Here are the 20 surgical services most recently performed in ambulatory surgery centers for Medicare patients based on data from the MedPAC analysis of claims filed in 2011. Click to continue »

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