November/December 2013 Issue of Becker's ASC Review



ASC nd 2013



Outlook on the ASC Industry for 2014: Biggest Concerns & Best Strategies for Success 

Several changes to the healthcare system will go into effect next year — including health insurance exchanges and the transition to ICD-10 — which will have a big impact on ambulatory surgery centers.  Click to continue>>

237 People in the ASC Industry to Know

Here are 237 people to know in the ambulatory surgery center industry. Click to continue>>

5 Key ASC Specialties & Capabilities to Add in 2014

Each new year in healthcare presents its own unique challenges and opportunities and 2014 is no exception. Click to continue>>

Publisher’s Letter


12 Key Notes on ASC Management & Development Companies

Here are 12 recent news updates from ambulatory surgery center management and development companies. Click to continue>>

Best ASC Benchmarks From 6 Administrators

Q: How are you currently using benchmarking to improve your center's performance? Click to continue>>

From Intake to Discharge: 4 Tips to Perfect Patient Flow at Surgery Centers

A large part of an ambulatory surgery center’s reputation hinges on efficiency. Click to continue>>

5 Things to Know About ASC Transactions for the Next 5 Years

As healthcare reform begins to be implemented, it can be difficult to predict what the future has in store. Click to continue>>

Ambulatory Surgery Centers, Urgent Care Centers & Others: Where Do Ancillary Services Stand in the Race for Consolidation?

While the hospital consolidation market continues to move at a rapid pace, the market for consolidation of ancillary services providers appears to be moving at a slower and more uneven pace.  Click to continue>>

Not-For-Profit Hospital & Physician Joint Ventures: Spotlight on Ambulatory Surgery Centers

Here are eight things to know about ASC joint ventures between not-for-profit hospitals and physicians.  Click to continue>>

50 ASC Management & Development Companies to Watch in 2014

Here are 50 companies involved in the management and development of ambulatory surgery centers.  Click to continue>>

5 Key Trends in GI/Endoscopy

Industry experts discuss the big trends and developments in gastroenterology/endoscopy today and where they are headed in the future.  Click to continue>>

How ASC/AECs Can Survive Coming Healthcare Changes: Q&A With Barry Tanner of Physicians Endoscopy

Physicians Endoscopy CEO Barry Tanner discusses how ambulatory surgery centers and ambulatory endoscopy centers can overcome healthcare changes.  Click to continue>>

Budget-Friendly Tips for Acquiring New Technology

It is no secret that healthcare is changing, but the full impact these changes will have on providers is still unknown.  Click to continue>>

8 Benchmarks to Improve Profitability at GI-Centers

GI ASCs suffer from low reimbursement, so keeping costs down is a priority.  Click to continue>>

5 Common Employee Disciplinary Issues at ASCs — How to Overcome Them

In May 2012, MedHQ conducted a customer survey to see what drove their need for human resources support.  Click to continue>>

5 Secrets to Build a Powerhouse Surgery Center Marketing Strategy

Ambulatory surgery centers have a great deal of value to offer patients, but one of the biggest challenges is effectively displaying this value.  Click to continue>> 

Physician CEOs of Multispecialty Medical Groups Report $424k in 2013, Up 3%

According to a new report from Cejka Executive Search and the American College of Physician Executives, physician CEOs of multispecialty groups have seen their compensation increase while single specialty group physician CEOs have seen a decrease.  Click to continue>>

Clinical Trends in Ophthalmology: 3 Physicians Discuss

Jorge G. Arroyo, MD, Founder, EYESPOT: As our technologies increase the number of conditions we can treat, there will be more options available for patients who require multiple treatment, such as in the case of wet macular degeneration.  Click to continue>>

Advancements for Orthopedics & Sports Medicine in ASCs: 7 Physicians Discuss

Seven physicians discuss the technology advancements that allow surgeons to bring orthopedics and sports medicine into surgery centers and where these innovations are headed.  Click to continue>>

6 Gastroenterologists on Opportunities in 2014

William Katkov, MD, Saint John’s Health Center, Santa Monica, Calif.: There are a lot of exciting things happening on the medical front, and gastroenterology continues to evolve rapidly.  Click to continue>>

6 Steps for Surgery Centers to Avoid Patient Transfers

Hospital transfers/admissions can result in unplanned cost to the center, patient, and payers.  Click to continue>>

Standardized Surgical Skin Antisepsis Protocol at Surgery Centers: 4 Imperatives

Quality and infection control are responsibilities taken seriously by healthcare providers.  Click to continue>>

Skin Prep Products: What You Need to Know for Standardized Antisepsis Protocol in Surgery Centers

The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) estimates approximately 1. 7 million patients per year develop healthcare associated infections.  Click to continue>>

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