Will your ASC be multispecialty or single-specialty? — 16 pros & cons

ASC owners need to decide from the outset whether their facility will ultimately be multispecialty or single-specialty, according to OR Manager.

Multispecialty

Pros:

  • Offers a broad, diversified case mix
  • Maximizes payer relationships
  • Enhances staff recruitment
  • Less vulnerable to technology or reimbursement changes
  • More negotiating power

Cons:

  • Must purchase a wide range of equipment and supplies
  • Equipment standardization is challenging
  • Higher overhead

Single-specialty

Pros:

  • Streamlined, bulk purchasing
  • Better leverage to negotiate with vendors
  • Ability to accurately assign block times
  • Faster case times and turnover
  • Lower overhead

Cons:

  • Dependent on fewer physicians
  • More vulnerable to reimbursement changes
  • Little room for later expansion

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