July 2010 Issue of Becker's ASC Review

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7 Considerations For An Out-of-Network Surgery Center Moving In-Network

As pressures by health insurers on out-of-network ASCs across the country continue to increase, many of these centers are beginning to examine whether moving in-network would benefit or harm their long-term financial success. Click to continue »

Call Coverage Payments: Trends, Regulations, Statistics and Valuation Considerations

Establishing FMV for call coverage compensation is becoming increasingly difficult as arrangements are evolving and survey data is unreliable. Click to continue »

The ‘Co-Managed’ Hospital-Owned ASC: An Alternative Partnership Model

Over the past few years, there has been a growing trends of ASCs being operated as HOPDs. As we move through 2010, this trend toward HOPD ASCs continues. Click to continue »

Publisher’s Letter: July 2010

A Review of 100 Anti-Kickback and Self-Referral Settlements and Cases; The Erosion of Independent Medical Practice; Outpatient Trends – Six Key Issues; 10 Legal Issues Facing ASCs; Bobby Knight, Tucker Carlson, Lt. Colonel Bruce Bright and 95 Other Speakers; Co-Management Agreements; Anesthesia Models Under Attack; Streamlining Spans and Layers. Click to continue »

8 Statistics About Orthopedic Surgeon Compensation

Here is the median compensation for orthopedic surgeons for 2005-2008, according to the AMGA 2009 Medical Group Compensation and Financial Survey. Click to continue »

8 Statistics About Ophthalmologist Compensation

Here is the median compensation of ophthalmologists for 2005-2008, according to the AMGA 2009 Medical Group Compensation and Financial Survey. Click to continue »

6 Statistics About Gastroenterologist Compensation

Here are the average annual salaries for gastroenterologists by region, according to the American Medical Group Association's 2009 AMGA Medical Group Compensation and Financial Survey. Click to continue »

8 Statistics About Urologist Compensation

Here is the median compensation of urologists for 2005-2008, according to the AMGA 2009 Medical Group Compensation and Financial Survey. Click to continue »

15 Statistics About General Surgeons’ Compensation

Here are 15 statistics about general surgeons' compensation. Click to continue »

15 Statistics About Anesthesiologist Compensation

Here are 15 salary statistics about the compensation of anesthesiologists. Click to continue »

3 Key Factors Affecting ASC Administrator Compensation

The ASC Association 2009 ASC Employee Salary & Benefits Survey recorded the median base salary for an ASC administrator at $92,957. VMG Health's 2009 Intellimarker reports the median base salary at $101,348. Click to continue »

5 Ways to Reduce Costs and Bring New Business to a Surgery Center

Bonnie Brady, RN, the administrator of Specialty Surgical Center in Sparta, N.J., shares five tips for reducing costs at an ASC. Click to continue »

5 ASC Practices That Can Yield Big Financial Benefits

Gina Espenschied, administrative director of Surgery Center at Brinton Lake in Glen Mills, Pa., offers the following tips to help produce substantial financial benefits. Click to continue »

Health Reform’s Impact on ASCs: Commentary From Marian Lowe of ASCAC

As the new health reform law, the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act, was debated and passed by Congress, the Ambulatory Surgery Center Advocacy Committee was working hard to make sure surgery centers' interests were included. Click to continue »

49 ASC Management & Development Company CEOs to Know

Here are 49 ASC management development company CEOs to know. Click to continue »

6 Physician Risk Factors That Impact an ASC’s Value

Certain characteristics of physician owners and non-owners of a surgery center may impact the perception of the value of that center. Click to continue »

4 Current Trends Driving the Value of ASCs

As healthcare facility operators grapple with the effects of a slowed economy and prepare for possible fallout from national healthcare reform, Michael Karnes, the co-founder and CFO of Regent Surgical Health, discusses here several key factors driving ASC valuations. Click to continue »

4 Facility Risk Factors That Impact an ASC’s Value

Facility risks include an ASC's geographic location as well as the condition, age and replacement needs of the facility and equipment. Click to continue »

Michelle Steele of Eastside Endoscopy Shares Advice for GI ASC Administrators

Michelle Steele is the administrator of Eastside Endoscopy Center in Bellevue, Wash., a three-room GI ASC managed by Physicians Endoscopy. Click to continue »

3 Tips for Coding Orthopedics Procedures in Surgery Centers

3 Tips for coding orthopedics procedures in surgery centers. Click to continue »

6 Areas of Focus for Collecting Full Payment: Critical Steps to Take Prior to Billing

In today's fluctuating economy, ASCs are looking for ways to increase their reimbursement while remaining competitive and compliant. Click to continue »

Are Hidden Costs Hurting You? A Regional Anesthesia Approach to Reduce Complications and Cost at ASCs

ASCs have long relied on general anesthesia with "breathing tube" devices, followed by narcotic-based based pain management in surgery patients. Click to continue »

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