Paper charts, payment & competition — 4 insights from an Ohio ASC administrator

New Albany-based Central Ohio Surgical Institute Administrator Marcy DelVecchio, RN, told Becker's ASC Review how her center is handling evolutions, challenges and opportunities in healthcare.

Question: How has the ASC space evolved since you started your career in the industry?

Marcy DelVecchio: The ASC space has evolved to provide a more efficient flow and is definitely directed at patient safety and satisfaction.

Q: How do you think it will evolve in the next five to 10 years?

MD: Efficiency and the increased utilization of computerized systems. We utilize paper charts, which will most likely become obsolete.

Q: What are the biggest opportunities for ASCs in 2019?

MD: Hopefully increase in reimbursement and equalization of payments with hospital systems.

Q: How are major industry trends affecting day-to-day operations at your surgery center?

MD: Hospital-owned ASCs are very difficult to compete against in a saturated ASC market, as a freestanding ASC.

To participate in future Becker's Q&As, contact Angie Stewart at astewart@beckershealthcare.com.

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