Changes in store for ASC markets: Implant costs, payer rates & more

Several changes coming to the ASC market are tracked in this year's ASC Valuation Survey by HealthCare Appraisers.

HealthCare Appraisers and the Ambulatory Surgery Center Association collected data from 26 companies, including ASC managers, investment bankers and business brokers, to compile its report.

Below are the typical annual changes in the ASC market respondents observed for:

Commercial payer rates:
Decrease in rates: 4 percent

Rates of potential increases:
0 percent to 1 percent: 13 percent
1.1 percent to 2 percent: 36 percent
2.1 percent to 3 percent: 36 percent
3.1 percent to 4.0 percent: 11 percent

Implantables:
Decrease in expenses: 4 percent

Rates of potential increases:
0 percent to 1 percent: 11 percent
1.1 percent to 2.0 percent: 33 percent
2.1 percent to 3 percent: 22 percent
3.1 to 4.0 percent: 26 percent
4.1 percent to 5.0 percent: 4 percent

Drugs:
Decrease in expenses: 4 percent

Rates of potential increases:
0 percent to 1 percent: 0 percent
1.1 percent to 2 percent: 25 percent
2.1 percent to 3 percent: 31 percent
3.1 percent to 4.0 percent: 11 percent
4.1 percent to 5.0 percent: 18 percent
5.1 percent to 6.0 percent: 11 percent

Medical supplies:
Decrease in expenses: 4 percent

Rates of potential increases:
0 percent to 1 percent: 7 percent
1.1 percent to 2.0 percent: 32 percent
2.1 to 3.0 percent: 36 percent
3.1 percent to 4.0 percent: 14 percent
4.1 percent to 5.0 percent: 7 percent

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