Becker's ASC Review September/October 2013

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8 Strategies for Smart ASC Physician Investors to Prepare for the Future

Ambulatory Surgical Centers of America CEO Luke Lambert talks about eight strategies successful ambulatory surgery center physician investors are considering to prepare for the future.
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Rising Stars: 40 ASC Industry Leaders 40 Years or Younger

Here are 40 surgery center industry leaders who have made an impact on the field despite being 40 years old or younger. Click to continue »


4 Ways to Avoid Common Surgery Center Financial Mistakes

Tracey Harbour, RN, BSN, administrator of Surgery Center of Pinehurst (N.C.) identifies four steps that ambulatory surgery center leadership can take to build a strategic defense against the frequent financial mistakes that happen in ASCs. Click to continue »


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7 ASC Administrators on the Biggest Challenges in Their Surgery Centers

Seven ambulatory surgery center administrators discuss how they are addressing the challenges their centers are currently facing. Click to continue »


7 Key Financial Metrics at Surgery Centers

There are several metrics important for a surgery center’s survival, but only a few that are absolutely crucial to follow and measure on a regular basis. Click to continue »


Cut Costs Where it Counts: 5 Steps to Reduce ASC Staff Hours Per Patient

Excessive staff hours per case can have a big negative impact on surgery center income. Click to continue »


12 Statistics on ASC Case Volume Mix

Here are 12 statistics on case volume mix as a percentage of total case volume, according to VMG Health’s ASC Intellimaker Survey 2011. Click to continue »


Countdown to the Deadline: A Guide for Making the ICD-10 Transition

Despite several postponements, CMS says the October 2014 ICD-10 deadline will not change. Click to continue »


5 Ophthalmologists on How the Field is Evolving

Jorge G. Arroyo, MD, Founder, EYESPOT: Even though this is a delicate question for some people, I think you will see more ophthalmology practices working closely with optometrists.
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5 Ways to Make Patient Satisfaction Surveys Work for Surgery Centers

Here are five ways to improve patient satisfaction monitoring at ambulatory surgery centers. Click to continue »


6 Gastroenterologists on the Biggest Challenges in GI/Endoscopy Today

William Katkov, MD, Saint John’s Health Center, Santa Monica, Calif.: I think gastroenterology as a specialty is facing the same sort of tectonic shifts that the rest of medicine is coming to grips with. Click to continue »


Biggest Opportunities for Orthopedics in ASCs: 3 Orthopedic Surgeons Discuss

Here are three orthopedic surgeons discussing the biggest opportunities for orthopedics in ASCs in the coming years. Click to continue »


Achieve Appropriate ASC Reimbursement With PPACA: Q&A With Greg Maldonado of ANMM

Greg Maldonado, President of American National Medical Management, discusses how ambulatory surgery center administrators can use the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (PPACA) to maximize reimbursement based on the patient’s insurance plan. Click to continue »


5 Reasons for ASCs to Remain OON

President of American National Medical Management, Greg Maldonado, discusses five reasons why ambulatory surgery center owners should not sign in-network contracts. Click to continue »


201 Women Leaders in the ASC Industry to Know

Here are profiles of 201 women leaders in the ambulatory surgery center industry. Names are listed alphabetically. Click to continue »


8 Trends for Airway Management in Outpatient Cases

Here are eight current trends in airway management for cases in ambulatory surgery centers from Felipe Urdaneta, MD, an anesthesiologist in Gainesville, Fla., and Richard E. Galgon, MD, MS, Assistant Professor in the Department of Anesthesiology at the University of Wisconsin School of Medicine and Public Health in Madison. Click to continue »


5 Advantages of Video Laryngoscopy in ASCs

Here are five advantages of video laryngoscopy (“VL”) in ambulatory surgery centers from Felipe Urdaneta, MD, an anesthesiologist in Gainesville, Fla., and Richard E. Galgon, MD, MS, Assistant Professor in the Department of Anesthesiology at the University of Wisconsin School of Medicine and Public Health in Madison. Click to continue »


Employer Mandate, Individual Mandate & Health Insurance Exchanges: 7 Things for ASC Owners to Know

The rules, regulations and cost of employee benefits will fluctuate over the coming years based on healthcare reform’s individual mandate, employer mandate and health insurance exchanges.
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7 Key Areas to Recruit a Superstar ASC Director of Nursing

Greg Zoch is a partner and the managing director for Kaye/Bassman International Corporation. Click to continue »

 

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