Case Costing and Advanced Benchmarking for Ambulatory Surgery Centers - An Audio Conference

DATE: Wednesday, August 6, 2008

To ensure sustainable, long-term financial success, ASCs must learn how to conduct effective case costing and benchmarking. Join Ann Geier, RN, MS, CNOR, CASC, vice president of operations for Ambulatory Surgical Centers of America (ASCOA) and Susan Kizirian, COO of ASCOA, as they discuss how to properly case cost and benchmark, offer effective, advanced case costing and benchmarking techniques and tell you how to determine the benchmarking data most important to your operations.

LENGTH: 90 minutes

COST of CD: $199; $99 for subscribers to Becker's ASC Review (e-mail if you are a subscriber and would like to take advantage of this special offer).

By participating, you will learn:

  • Key steps and tips to properly perform effective case costing
  • How to determine which procedures to evaluate
  • How to benchmark effectively
  • How to identify the statistics and data to benchmark that will be most valuable for your center
  • Advanced benchmarking techniques

You will have the opportunity to submit questions to our speakers in advance and they will attempt to address your areas of concern during the audio conference. Our panel will also take questions from you following the presentation.


  • Physician Owners and Leaders
  • ASC Administrators
  • Business-Minded Directors of Nursing
  • Business Office Managers
  • Billers
  • Materials Managers


ann_geier.jpgAnn Geier, RN, MS, CNOR, CASC, is the vice president of operations for Ambulatory Surgical Centers of America (ASCOA). She has worked in ASCs since the mid-80’s. In her various roles, she has worked with controlling costs while maintaining the quality of care provided to patients. Ms. Geier is currently involved on a national level with the Ambulatory Surgery Foundation (ASF), AORN and the ASC Quality Collaboration Expert Group in setting standards for quality of care strategies. She teaches in the AORN Ambulatory Surgery Manager’s Certificate Program twice a year and teaches the annual financial management for Ambulatory Surgery Managers course. Ms. Geier is also on the AORN PNDS Data User Base task force, is a surveyor for AAAHC and speaks at national and regional meetings several times a year.

Susan Kizirian is the chief operating officer for ASCOA. Ms. Kizirian has more than 17 years experience in all aspects of ASC operations, serving as executive director and as a consultant for ASC management and development. Most recently, Ms. Kizirian worked with the University of Virginia Health System ASC program. Additionally, she has 15 years of practice management experience and eight years of expertise with clinical site research. She currently serves as lifetime past president emeritus on the board of directors of the Florida Society of Ambulatory Surgery Centers, and is past treasurer of the American Association of Ambulatory Surgery Centers and past president of the Ambulatory Surgery Management Society of the Medical Group Management Association.

Please contact Jessica Cole at (312) 505-9387 or by e-mail at for assistance with ordering a copy of this program.

Special Offer: Conference attendees can sign up for a one-year subscription to Becker's ASC Review for just $99 or a two-year subscription for $199 -- a $100 discount off the regular annual subscription fee. Look for more information when the register online, on the registration form or ask about this offer when you call or e-mail us.

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