October 2015 Issue of Becker's ASC Review


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On the Cover



Breaking Tradition: Don’t Discount These 4 Potential Partners

Partnerships are essential to ASC survival. 

8 Things to Know About ASC Reimbursement



ASC Single Specialty vs. Multispecialty — Which is Best?

Outpatient surgery centers continue to gain popularity as less expensive and faster options for surgeries.

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8 Things to Know About ASC Reimbursement

Reimbursement for procedures is an ASC's bread and butter.

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ASC Management

What is the biggest change on the horizon for ASCs? Click here to continue >>
To stay lucrative in the competitive healthcare environment, ASCs must bring in a high volume of cases. Click here to continue >>
Furnished with fewer resources than hospitals, ASCs greatly benefit from technology that fosters safe and efficient environments. Click here to continue >>
Here are 110 ASC benchmarks and statistics for ASCs based on data collected from several industry sources. Click here to continue >>

Executive Briefing: Revenue Cycle Management
The performance of revenue cycle management can make or break a surgery center. Click here to continue >> 

Transactions & Joint Ventures
Physician-owned hospital industry opponents overstated previous research to their advantage, according to a new BMJ study which also found no evidence that POHs avoid poorer patients or patients from minority groups. Click here to continue >>
Stanford researchers analyzed referral patterns of independent physicians and hospital-employed physicians, according to PBS Newshour. Click here to continue >>
Here are eight hospitals and health systems opening or expanding ambulatory surgery centers. Click here to continue >>

Coding, Billing & Collections

Many healthcare providers worried about how insurance mega-the mergers will impact reimbursements. Click here to continue >>
Sullivan, Cotter and Associates, a human resources and compensation consulting firm in healthcare, released results from its annual Physician Compensation and Productivity Survey. Click here to continue >>
Excellus BlueCross BlueShield discovered a data breach in its systems, dating back to 2013. Click here to continue >>
Orthopedic surgeon Raymond L. Horwood, MD, moved his long-running practice from Cleveland Clinic to St. John Medical Center, a University Hospitals facility, in order to continue using DePuy implants for joint replacements, according to a report in The Plain Dealer. Click here to continue >>
Munir Uwaydah, MD, a California orthopedic surgeon, was arrested in Germany after being charged in a huge health fraud scheme including unnecessary surgery, according to an ABC News report. Click here to continue >>
Hooper, Lundy and Bookman filed a motion for preliminary approval to settle a class action complaint filed more than six years ago on behalf of out-of-network California ambulatory surgery centers against United Healthcare Services and OptumInsight. Click here to continue >>

Ophthalmology Roundtable

Do you spend hours every week managing the intraocular lens (IOL) inventory at your eye center? Click here to continue>>

One doesn't have to be in the golden years of their career to have made an indelible impact on the ASC industry. Click here to continue >>
Here are 10 ambulatory surgery centers opened and announced in September. Click here to continue >>
Here are six of the biggest frustrations that physicians face, according to Physicians Practice's 2015 Great American Physician Survey. Click here to continue >>
The ASC Quality Collaboration has published data from its quality report for the second quarter of 2015. Click here to continue >>

Key Specialties
Orthopedics, along with ophthalmology and gastroenterology, is one of the top three ASC specialties. Click here to continue >>
Spine in ASCs continues to grow with the January 2015 addition of nine spine codes to the ASC-payable list. Click here to continue >>
Confusion surrounding coding and billing can result in denied claims and delayed payment. Click here to continue >>

Quality & Accreditation

The operating room is the nucleus of any ASC and OR efficiency can make or break a facility. Click here to continue >>
The Joint Commission defines the unintended retention of foreign objects as a sentinel event. Click here to continue >>

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