May/June 2016 Issue of Becker's ASC Review



On the Cover

62 spine-driven ASCs to know
Here are 62 ambulatory surgery centers that are spine-focused.
How to breathe new life into a 10+ year-old ASC: 6 key strategies
One of the biggest issues for mature ASCs — those 10 years or older — occurs when the founding partners approach retirement.


Considering alternative payment models in GI: 6 takeaways
A new paper, published in Clinical Gastroenterology and Hepatology, discusses alternative payment models that aim to realign financing to support GI services.

ASC Management

Taking patient-centric ASCs to the next level — Thoughts from Coral Gables Surgery Center's Maria Freed
Immersed in a patient-centric healthcare environment, Maria Freed, MHSA, thrives on her patient advocacy work. Click here to continue >>

8 statistics on physician starting salary & bonuses
Arthur | Marshall Physician Search released the "Physician Recruiting Incentives 2016 Review" with information about compensation and signing bonuses for physicians. Click here to continue >>

Lead, don't drive — What it takes to be a strong ASC administrator
In a healthcare landscape trending toward the outpatient setting, Evalyn Cole supports physicians who want independence and patients who seek quality care at low costs. Click here to continue >>

Practicing engaged medicine at ASCs — How videotaping surgery promotes transparency & patient engagement
Mobile phones are integrated into almost every facet of our daily lives, with people recording anything from cliff diving in Switzerland to even their medical procedures. Click here to continue >>

Executive Briefing

Value-based payments are coming for orthopedics: Are you ready?
There is no doubt that the government is accelerating its shift to value-based payments, where physicians are rewarded — to an increasing extent — for quality, rather than quantity of care. Click here to continue >>

ASC Transactions

How to run a successful ASC, joint venture or independent — An administrator's insight
Both independent and joint venture ASCs present opportunities and challenges. Kecia Norling, RN, CNOR, CASC, administrator of Portland, Ore.-based Northwest Ambulatory Surgery Center, an affiliate of United Surgical Partners International, can vouch for that. Click here to continue >>

Coding and Billing
Develop great payer strategies in 2016: 5 key notes for ASCs
There isn't a single payer contracting approach that will spell success for ambulatory surgery centers this year. Instead, a multi-faceted strategy considering local and regional market dynamics, coupled with preparations for continued healthcare reform implementation, will be the best way to push forward. Click here to continue >>
In 1970, Drs. Wallace Reed and John Ford opened the nation’s first ambulatory surgery center in Phoenix — the culmination of years of clamoring by providers, public officials and patients for a lower-cost, high-quality alternative to expensive hospital stays for same-day procedures. Click here to continue >>

ASC Valuation

15 things to know about ASC valuation from HealthCare Appraisers' 2016 survey
HealthCare Appraisers released the 2016 "ASC Valuation Survey: How do the ASC companies assess value?" Here are 15 things to know about ASC valuation based on the HealthCare Appraisers survey. Click here to continue >>

ASC Quality & Infection Control

ASC infection control: Sterilization wraps vs. rigid containers — Which is best?
Rigid containers and sterilization wraps are two major sterilization packaging types for sterile instruments used in the healthcare setting. Click here to continue >>

Key Specialties

Siemens, Ziehm, GE, Hologic, OrthoScan & Medtronic: 26 O-arm & C-arm systems
Here is a list of 26 O-arms and C-arms from six device companies. Click here to continue >>

Memorial Sloan Kettering moves cases to the outpatient setting — 5 key thoughts
In December 2015, New York City-based Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center opened Josie Robertson Surgery Center as an efficient way to serve patients. Click here to continue >>

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