Working with group purchasing organizations and aggregators can help ASCs cut supply chain costs, according to an article in Medline's Outpatient Outcomes magazine.
Here is one way ASCs can save money with aggregation and GPOs:
"One way to lower medical supply costs is by working with a group purchasing organization to negotiate with manufacturers and obtain better pricing. Most ASCs currently work with a GPO. However, if you want to get even more aggressive cost savings — and additional, value-added benefits — your ASC may want to consider partnering with an aggregator through your supply distributor."