6 ways to improve ASC scheduling processes

Control over the scheduling process is a reliable indicator of ASC profitability, according to Simplify ASC, a surgery center management platform provider.

Six best practices for ASC scheduling:

1. Adjust surgery schedules to accommodate individual surgeons' time-management habits.

2. Communicate any delays to patients.

3. Adopt an ASC management platform that allows users to see calendars and manage block scheduling on the same screen.

4. Within the scheduling system, insert custom icons beside patients' names to indicate information such as a latex allergy, which could impact scheduling.

5. Automate claim coding processes to eliminate time spent selecting the appropriate code during scheduling.

6. Hire schedulers who will quickly address any problems that arise, such as an unusual drop in case volume.

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