June 2013 Issue of Becker's ASC Review


5 Improvements to Make Good ASCs Great

Chris Doyle, administrator, and Kristin Thompson of Riddle Surgical Center in Media, Pa., discuss five improvements that made their good surgery center great. Click to continue »

36 Joint Venture ASC Administrators to Know

Here are 36 administrators of joint venture ambulatory surgery centers to know. Click to continue »

6 Ways ASCs Must Evolve to Meet Billing Challenges From Surgical Management Professionals CEO Mike Lipomi

Billing and coding operations at ambulatory surgery centers are rapidly changing. ASCs may need to evaluate and update certain practices to stay relevant, compliant and profitable. Click to continue »

Publisher's Letter

This issue of Becker’s ASC Review focuses on operational improvement, ASC financial issues and increasing profitability. Click to continue »

5 Initiatives for a Better Patient & Physician ASC Experience

Karen Reiter, administrator at DISC Sports & Spine Center in Marina del Rey, Calif., discusses five initiatives her surgery center has taken on to improve the patient and physician experience at the ASC. Click to continue »

8 ASC Leaders on the Impact of Healthcare Reform on Their Centers

Here eight ambulatory surgery center administrators discuss healthcare reform and how it has affected their centers. Click to continue »

Is Your A/R Costing You More Than You Realize?

As more employers adopt insurance plans with higher deductibles as a way to better manage and save on employee healthcare cost — patients seeking surgical procedures are facing higher out-of-pocket costs, including increased co-pays and deductibles. Click to continue »

12 Statistics on ASC Administrator Salaries

Here are 12 statistics on average ambulatory surgery center administrator salaries, according to VMG Health's 2011 Intellimarker survey. Click to continue »

8 Steps to Maximize Compact Scheduling at ASCs

Many ambulatory surgery centers are familiar with compact scheduling — scheduling many cases in a row to avoid excessive downtime — but they may not be optimizing these tactics to fully reap the benefits of a busy surgery center and staff. Click to continue »

7 Steps for a Smoothly-Run Multispecialty ASC

Arvind Movva, MD, CEO of Heartland Clinic Regional Surgicenter, shares seven tips to keep operations running smoothly at a busy, multispecialty ambulatory surgery center. Click to continue »

30 ASCs With 20+ Years of History

Here are 36 notable surgery centers that perform a majority of GI & endoscopy procedures. Click to continue »

5 Big Factors in ASC Merger & Acquisitions Activity Today

Here are five big factors in the ambulatory surgery center growth, mergers and acquisitions market today and projections for the future. Click to continue »

12 Statistics on Surgery Center Case Volume

Here are 12 statistics on ambulatory surgery center case volume based on data from the VMG Multispecialty Intellimerker 2011. Click to continue »

Survey: 69% Providers Expects Costs to Drive Outpatient Populations

Healthcare legislation and mandates will drive more patients to outpatient settings in 2013 and forced a shift in healthcare costs, according to Healthcare Finance News. Click to continue »

ACOs 101 for ASC Administrators: Q&A With Stephen Rothenberg of Numerof & Associates

Accountable care organizations are beginning to sprout up across the healthcare landscape in many communities, led by physicians, hospital and health system leaders. Click to continue »

Price Transparency is Coming: 10 Things for ASC Leaders to Know

A trend toward price transparency in healthcare is sweeping the country and ambulatory surgery centers are in a prime position to benefit. Click to continue »

7 Steps for ASCs to Ensure Accreditation Survey Readiness

Not much has changed over the past year regarding accreditation standards. Click to continue »

61 ASC Management & Development Company CEOs to Know

Here are 61 CEOs of ambulatory surgery center management and development companies. Click to continue »


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