ASC supply chain tip of the day: Partner with larger facilities

 

Effective supply chain management is a key component of an ASC's clinical, operational and financial success, according to Mandie Shipp, BSN, RN, senior consultant of the clinical operations ambulatory care segment at Cardinal Health.

A tip Ms. Shipp shared with Becker's ASC Review:

"Forward-looking centers I've worked with are choosing to contract with one primary distributor that provides data on purchase history and overall savings opportunities, consolidating their data sources and streamlining their data analysis processes. This also allows them to take advantage of the entire scope of benefits offered by the company, which often includes significant reimbursements or rebates on total spend. I've also seen ASCs partnering with a larger entity, such as an affiliated hospital, to negotiate lower distributor pricing on supplies."

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