Why more hospitals are shifting outpatient care to ASCs

 

Lowering costs and improving care quality are two of the main reasons that hospitals convert their outpatient departments into ASCs, according to ASC manager Regent Surgical Health.

Other factors influencing the trend toward ASC conversion include:

Improved efficiency. Due to their specialized nature, ASC operate more effectively than outpatient departments.

Partnership opportunity. Joint ventures with ASCs allow physicians to invest in an ASC as partners, which supports long-term physician cooperation.

Payer cost-sharing. Converting to an ASC can improve payer cost sharing and boost relevance in the healthcare industry marketplace.

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