4 trends in implant, supply costs for ASCs this year

The HealthCare Appraisers' 2019 ASC valuation survey provides insight on payers, ASC value and supply chain.

HealthCare Appraisers and the Ambulatory Surgery Center Association based the report on responses from 26 companies, including ASC management companies, investment bankers and business brokers.

Four supply chain insights:

1. Percentage of management companies that provide a corporate supply chain executive or staff through management agreements:
• Never: 19 percent
• 25 percent of the time: 0 percent
• 50 percent of the time: 7 percent
• 75 percent of the time: 7 percent
• Always: 67 percent

2. Percentage of management companies that provide access to a group purchasing organization through management agreements:
• Never: 7 percent
• 25 percent of the time: 0 percent
• 50 percent of the time: 14 percent
• 75 percent of the time: 3 percent
• Always: 76 percent

3. Typical change in ASC medical supply expense year over year:
Decrease in expenses: 4 percent
• 0 to 1 percent: 7 percent
• 1.1 to 2 percent: 32 percent
• 2.1 to 3 percent: 36 percent
• 3.1 to 4 percent: 14 percent
• 4.1 to 5 percent: 7 percent

4. Typical annual change implantable expenses for ASCs:
• Decrease in expenses: 4 percent
• 0 to 1 percent: 11 percent
• 1.1 to 2 percent: 33 percent
• 2.1 to 3 percent: 22 percent
• 3.1 to 4 percent: 26 percent
• 4.1 to 5 percent: 4 percent

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