Nov/Dec 2012 Issue of Becker's ASC Review

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433 People in the ASC Industry to Know

This list of leaders within the ambulatory surgery center industry was created as a result of extensive research by our editorial staff. Click to continue »

10 Strategic Questions to Ask for Long-Term ASC Success

Healthcare is in a time of transition, and surgery centers are not exempt from reimbursement pressures, acquisition opportunities and increasing expenses. Click to continue »

Will Medicare Every Reimburse ASCs for Spine Surgery? Q&A With Dr. Brian Gantwerker

Brian R. Gantwerker, MD, of The Craniospinal Center of Los Angeles, discusses the quality and cost benefits of performing spine surgery in ambulatory surgery centers and what it will take for Medicare to reimburse for these procedures in the future. Click to continue »

Publisher's Letter: November/December 2012

This issue of Becker’s ASC Review covers several topics, including surgery center leadership, reimbursement strategies and growth opportunities in the future. It contains expertise from several of today’s leading experts in the ambulatory surgery center arena. Click to continue »

8 Points of Survival for Surgery Centers After ACOs

Hospitals and physician-groups in several markets are exploring accountable care organizations, and many are choosing to participate. Click to continue »

Most Beneficial Payment Models for ASCs in the Future: Q&A With Lloyd Guthrie

Lloyd Guthrie, vice president of accountable health networks at Lutheran Medical Center in Wheat Ridge, Colo., discusses accountable care ACOs and the beneficial payment models for ambulatory surgery centers in the future. Click to continue »

8 Steps to Promote Growth & Innovation at Surgery Centers

Here are eight steps for surgery center administrators to create a culture of growth and innovation at their facilities. Click to continue »

8 Qualities of Forward-Thinking ASC Administrators

Surgery center leaders must have a forward-thinking attitude to stay abreast of healthcare changes and remain viable in this ever-evolving market. Click to continue »

6 Common Myths About Patient Financing in an ASC

This article was written by Rob Morris, vice president of marketing and new business development for CareCredit, a part of GE Capital. Click to continue »

7 Tips for Bringing Spine Cases to an Ambulatory Surgery Center

Helene Medley, administrator of Charleston (S.C.) Surgery Center, an affiliate of Surgical Care Affiliates (SCA), recently introduced spine cases to her surgery center. Click to continue »

How ASCs Can Become a Disruptive Force in the Healthcare Market: Q&A With Adam Powell of Payer+Provider Syndicate

Payer+Provider Syndicate President Adam C. Powell, Ph.D., discusses the ambulatory surgery center as a disruptive force among healthcare providers and how ASCs can leverage this power in their market. Click to continue »

Evolving Strategies for Surgery Centers to Reach Savvy Healthcare Consumers: Q&A With Dr. Arvind Movva, CEO of Regional SurgiCenter

Changes in the healthcare industry, coupled with the evolving consumer mindset, are driving healthcare providers to find new and innovative ways to attract patients. Click to continue »

5 Steps for Surgery Center Leaders to Reverse Unhappy Surgeons Before It's Too Late

Here are five steps for surgery center administrators to identify and reverse unhappy surgeons before it's too late. Click to continue »

Lowering Physician & Operating Room Costs Per Case at Surgery Centers: Q&A With Michael Abrams of Numerof & Associates

There are several ways a surgery center administrator can cut costs from materials management to revenue cycle review, but one of the least-charted territories has been cutting costs related to clinical decision making. Click to continue »

7 Revenue Cycle Best Practices for Surgery Centers

An optimally functioning revenue cycle is crucial to an ambulatory surgery center's success. Click to continue »

Timeline for the Transition to an EMR: During Integration (Part 2 of 3)

This is the second in a three-part series on the different stages an ambulatory surgery center goes through when switching to an electronic medical records system. Part one appeared in the October issue of Becker’s ASC Review and on Click to continue »

176 Physician Leaders in the Ambulatory Surgery Center Industry

David J. Abraham, MD. Dr. Abraham is one of the entrepreneurial leaders at The Reading Neck & Spine Center in Wyomissing, Pa. Click to continue »

Timeline for the Transition to an EMR: After Integration (Part 3 of 3)

This is the third in a three-part series on the different stages an ambulatory surgery center goes through when switching to an electronic medical records system. Part one appeared in the October issue of Becker’s ASC Review and on Click to continue »

5 Ways to Ensure a Healthy Hospital/Physician ASC Joint Venture Relationship

Surgery centers can enjoy tremendous benefits by partnering with a hospital: better managed care contracts, lower prices from vendors, and greater market share. Click to continue »

5 Succession Planning Tips From Stateline Surgery Center

Jennifer Morris, administrator of Stateline Surgery Center in Galena, Kan., discusses how her surgery center prepares its employees to move into other positions. Click to continue »

10 Ways to Get Paid Appropriately From Commercial Payors in an ASC

Negotiating a profitable payor contract is half the battle to receiving maximum reimbursement; the other half involves perfecting the revenue cycle at your facility. Click to continue »

5 Tips for Collecting in Full From Out-of-Network Payors

Ambulatory surgery centers are at risk of losing revenue from performed procedures if the appropriate revenue cycle management principles are not performed and executed for out-of-network payors. Click to continue »

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