July/August 2014 Issue of Becker's ASC Review

July-Aug ASC Current Issue

Price Transparency Will Save Healthcare $100B: How ASCs Are Taking Advantage
The Gary and Mary West Health Policy Center released a report on May 15 detailing potential savings from price transparency in healthcare. Click to continue »

5 of the Most Pressing Financial Issues for ASCs
There are several factors impacting ambulatory surgery center profitability — both in and out of their control. Click to continue »

How Far Gone is Too Far Gone? An ASC Turnaround Story
When does a center hit the point of no return for a turnaround? Click to continue »

Publisher’s Letter

8 ASC Company Q1 Financial Results: Stormy, but Promising Start to 2014
The wait for patients to chisel down their higher deductibles before opting for elective surgery was predicted to cause a slow start to the ambulatory surgery center industry year, but ASCs faced a long winter in more ways than one. Click to continue »

If CMS Lowered HOPD Rates, What Could ASCs Expect?
The OIG's recommendation earlier this year that certain Medicare hospital outpatient department rates be lowered to ASC rates was met with significant resistance from both parties, and for good reason. Click to continue »

10 Areas of Focus for ASC Facility Reviews
Pinnacle III, an ambulatory surgery center development and management company conducts facility reviews of clinical and business office operations. Click to continue »

Bumping Up Profits: Strategies for a Financially Stable Orthopedic ASC
Four orthopedic surgeons discuss issues related to improving profitability at orthopedic-driven ambulatory surgery centers and what needs to change in the ASC industry as a whole to improve profitability. Click to continue »

ASC Referral Patterns: Deciphering 6 Big Industry Trends
A shifting healthcare environment means changes and struggles to compensate in all provider arenas. Click to continue »

5 Solutions to Generate Improved ASC Cash Flow
America's healthcare industry is shifting left and right, and creating chaos that is proving costly. Click to continue »

Best Tips on Negotiating With Payers: Administrators Speak Up
Arguably one of the more difficult responsibilities of being an ASC administrator is negotiating rates with payers. Click to continue »

9 Threats to ASC Revenue Cycle Management Success
What are the biggest threats to effective ambulatory surgery center revenue cycle management? Click to continue »

Revenue Cycle Management Challenges: Best Practices for Eye Centers
Stable financial health and profitability depend on effective revenue cycle management. Click to continue »

From Now Until October 2015: The New ASC ICD-10 Implementation Timeline
In April, President Barack Obama signed into law the Protecting Access to Medicare Act of 2014, which provided another temporary sustainable growth patch and effectively derailed ICD-10 implementation for at least a year. Click to continue »

5 Key Thoughts on Pain Management This Year
Scott Glaser, MD, President and co-founder of Pain Specialists of Greater Chicago, discusses the biggest threats to pain management today and where the field is headed. Click to continue »

14 ASC Industry Transactions in 2014 So Far
Ambulatory surgery center merger and acquisition activity remains high in the first half of 2014. Click to continue »

Combining Forces: Are ASC Mergers the Answer to the Challenging Healthcare Environment?
The ambulatory surgery center market is abuzz with joint ventures and acquisitions, but these are not the only transactions coming to the fore. Click to continue »

5 Core Concepts on Robotic Partial Knee Surgery in ASCs: Navio Makes it Possible
Fremont, Calif.-based Arthur Ting, MD, was first introduced to robotic technology for knee surgery at an ambulatory surgery center. Click to continue »

Controlling Costs, Physician Recruitment & More: 5 Gastroenterologists on Injecting Life into Endoscopy Center Profitability
Can endoscopy centers remain successful in the current healthcare environment? Click to continue »

Becker’s ASC 21st Annual Meeting - The Business and Operations of ASCs Conference Brochure

After Accreditation: How Does the Process Improve ASCs?
While the initial accreditation process may involve changes in workflow, accreditation readiness becomes integrated into the fabric of compliant ASCs in a way that has many potential benefits to the center, according to Michael Kulczycki, MBA, CAE, executive director of The Joint Commission's Ambulatory Care Accreditation Program. Click to continue »

107 ASC Administrators to Know
Here are 107 ambulatory surgery center administrators to know. Click to continue »

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