October 2009 Issue of Becker's ASC Review

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Concerns Raised on the Valuation of Surgery Centers

This advisory opinion relates to the start up of two simultaneous ASCs, one by a surgeon-owned LLC and one by a hospital...

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5 Best Practices for Increasing Volume Through Cultivating Relationships

In 2006, leaders at Manitowoc (Wis.) Surgery Center decided to shift their marketing dollars ways from traditional venues, like newspaper advertising and billboards...

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66 Women to Know in the ASC Industry

Here is a list of 66 women to know in the ASC industry. Margaret Acker, RN, MSN, CASC — Ms. Acker is CEO of Blake Woods Medical Park, a multi-specialty surgery center in Jackson, Mich., that focuses...

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Publisher's Letter

1. Healthcare reform. Healthcare reform continues to place a substantial cloud over the healthcare provider universe. It is possible that if there is not a “public option,” and if healthcare reform does...

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10 Steps to Improving ASC Profitability With Dr. Brent Lambert of ASCOA

The profitability of ASCs across the country varies greatly, with some posting substantial profits while others suffer substantial losses...

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10 Lessons Learned From Turnarounds

Often working smart is just as important as working hard. Through our experience developing and managing ASCs and physician-owned hospitals nationwide, we’ve identified 10 common...

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ASC Leaders Share Advice and Experiences About 5 Critical Management Issues

Successful ASC leaders draw upon a career’s worth of knowledge and experiences when making decisions that impact their centers...

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How Much Should a Surgery Center Administrator Be Paid?

First, agree on a common description of administrator. There are all types of administrators, even in the ASC industry. When you have an administrator that can create a desirable...

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Statistics on ASC Staff Salaries

Here are some interesting statistics on the salaries and hourly wages of staff members at ASCs from VMG Health’s 2009 Intellimarker. ASC administrators 1. The average ASC administrator earns $98,940...

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12 Critical Areas of Focus to Increase Your ASC’s Reimbursement

In today's economically challenging environment, it's imperative that your facility is billing and collecting the maximum reimbursement possible...

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4 Critical Components of Implementing an Effective Patient Survey Model

As low-cost, high-quality healthcare providers, ASCs must continue to demonstrate excellence to avoid or minimize reimbursement cuts as aggregate healthcare dollars are reduced...

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Developing a Bariatrics Program in an ASC

According to the American Society for Metabolic & Bariatric Surgery, around 220,000 people with morbid obesity underwent bariatric surgery in 2008...

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8 Statistics About Surgery Center Operating Expenses Per Case

Here are eight statistics about a surgery center's operating expenses per case performed, from VMG Health's 2009 Intellimarker...

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