5 reasons outpatient spine & orthopedic centers should partner

As CMS adds CPT codes to its growing list of reimbursable procedures, the incentive for orthopedic and spine outpatient centers to partner is increasing.

Meridian Surgical Partners in Brentwood, Tenn., develops, acquires and partners outpatient spine and orthopedic ambulatory surgery centers. The group emphasizes its industry experience, clinical and financial operations expertise and access to capital because of its partnership.

Here are five reasons for outpatient spine and orthopedic partnerships:

1. ASCs can see a larger case volume after partnership. Demands for minimally invasive spine surgery and total joint replacements continue to grow and through a partnership both specialties will benefit.

2. Physicians may have more access to recruitment and capital resources.

3. Physicians may also be able to take on larger investments in the newly created partnership.

4. Demographics are crucial when opening an ASC. By partnering with an orthopedic or spine outpatient center in a central area, physicians have access to more patients and patients have increased access to care.

5. With experts in other areas, physicians can better submit reimbursement claims and input correct codes.

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