February 2014 Issue of Becker's ASC Review

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ASC Schedules, Staffing & Supply Costs: Strategies to Eliminate Inefficiencies From ASCOA CEO Luke Lambert

Ambulatory Surgical Centers of America CEO Luke Lambert talks about common inefficiencies for ambulatory surgery centers and the best opportunities to save time and money next year.  Click to continue »

The Business of Medicine: How ASC Physician Owners Can Become More Financially Aware

Ambulatory surgery center physician owners have the challenging task of simultaneously treating patients and running a business, both of which they aim to accomplish successfully. Click to continue »

Are There New ASC Physician Investors? Opportunities, Challenges & 5 Tactics for Successfully Attracting New Partners

Matt Searles, MBA, partner of Merritt Healthcare, and Samuel Beran, MD, medical director of Plastic & Ocular Surgery Center of Westchester (N.Y.) discuss the current market for new physician investment in ASCs and how to attract new partners.  Click to continue »

Publisher’s Letter

7 Recent Key Notes on ASC Management & Development Companies – AmSurg, ASD Management, HCA & More

Here are seven recent news updates on ambulatory surgery center management and development companies.  Click to continue »


8 Steps for ASCs to Identify & Grow Nurse Leaders

Quality nurse leadership is valuable to ambulatory surgery centers, and promoting the right person is crucial.  Click to continue »

ASC Administrators & Physician Champions: The Relationship Every Successful ASC Needs

Jeffrey M. Baird, MBA, CMPE, administrator of Willamette ENT  and River Road Surgery Center in Salem, Ore., discusses why administrators need a physician champion in their ASC.  Click to continue »

100 Minimally Invasive Orthopedic & Spine Devices to Know

Here are 100 minimally invasive orthopedic and spine devices to know.  Click to continue »

5 Statistics on ASC Physician Transactions

Here are five statistics on ambulatory surgery center physician transactions from the HealthCare Appraisers 2013 ASC Valuation Survey.  Click to continue »

Knightsbridge Surgery Center: An Inside Look at Crafting a Productive ASC-Health System Joint Venture

Physician-owner Herb Riemenschneider, MD, Administrator David Moody and Regent Surgical Health COO Nap Gary describe the process of creating a joint venture between Knightsbridge Surgery Center and OhioHealth.  Click to continue »

Lawmakers, Organizations Call for Loosening of North Carolina CON Law

A number of organizations and lawmakers support the loosening or repeal of North Carolina's certificate of need laws, according to a Star News Online report.  Click to continue »

12th Annual Spine, Orthopedic and Pain Management-Driven ASC Conference+ The Future ofSpine Brochure

ASC Management & Development Companies: A Growing Market Power?

In 2011, 22.3 percent of freestanding ambulatory surgery centers were owned or managed by ASC management and development company, according to VMG Health's ASC Intellimarker Survey 2011.  Click to continue »

SourceMedical Names Ann Geier Vice President-Clinical Informatics

Ambulatory surgery center industry veteran Ann Geier has become vice president-clinical informatics with the surgery division for SourceMedical Solutions.  Click to continue »

Staying at the Forefront of a Rapidly Evolving Field: 5 Gastroenterologists Weigh In

Rapid and transformative changes are taking place in the healthcare industry as a whole, and the gastroenterology field is not immune to these changes.  Click to continue »

Raising and Maintaining Staff Engagement: 6 Spine Surgeon Leaders Discuss

Keeping staff engaged and excited about their jobs is a key aspect of the success of a medical practice.  Click to continue »

How to Take Control of ASC A/R Days: Q&A With Jessica Nantz

President of Outpatient Healthcare Strategies Jessica Nantz discusses how ambulatory surgery center administrators can identify issues within their revenue cycle process and take control of accounts receivable days.  Click to continue »

35 Statistics on Surgery Center Claim Denials

Denied claims have a huge impact on surgery centers.  Click to continue »

Planning for the New Year: 3 Big Trends for ASC Leaders to Watch in 2014

Robert Zasa, MSHHA, FACMPE, founding and managing partner of ASD Management, reveals three key trends that will help shape the ambulatory surgery center industry in 2014.  Click to continue »

10 Steps to Take Control of Implant Prices From ASC Leaders

Premier Orthopaedic Surgery Center Administrator Natalie Soule and DISC Sports & Spine COO Karen Reiter discuss how they've taken control of materials management to lower supply costs at their centers.  Click to continue »

101 Physician Leaders to Know in the ASC Industry

The ambulatory surgery center industry is built upon a number of leadership roles in both the clinical and business spheres, but ASCs would not exist without physicians.  Click to continue »

Build an Outstanding ASC Quality and Accreditation Committee: Q&A With Brainerd Lakes Surgery Center's Sandy Berreth

The accreditation process is a complicated one and one that most ambulatory surgery centers find daunting.  Click to continue »

8 AAAHC Core Standards

The Accreditation Association for Ambulatory Health Care Standards describe organizational characteristics that AAAHC deems to be essential for high-quality patient care.  Click to continue »

24 Statistics on Surgery Center Operating Expenses per Square Foot

Here are 24 statistics on ambulatory surgery center operating expenses per square foot based on the number of operating rooms, according VMG Health’s 2011 ASC Intellimarker Survey.  Click to continue »

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