March and April 2013 Issue of Becker's ASC Review

Becker's ASC Review - Current Issue

10 Strategic Initiatives for ASCs to Prepare for the Future

Here are 10 strategic planning initiatives to meet the upcoming challenges of healthcare reform from ambulatory surgery center administrators. Click to continue »


200 Orthopedic- & Spine-Driven ASCs to Know

Here are 200 orthopedic- and spine-driven ambulatory surgery centers to know. Click to continue »


Outlook for De Novo ASCs in 2013 and Beyond: Q&A With Luke Lambert of ASCOA

Luke Lambert, CEO of ASCOA, discusses the opportunities for new ambulatory surgery centers in the future. Click to continue »


Publisher's Letter

This issue of Becker’s ASC Review focuses on ASC key specialties and includes two big lists: “200 Orthopedic- & Spine-Drive ASCs to Know” and “36 GI & Endoscopy-Driven ASCs to Know.” Click to continue »


10 Biggest Factors in Negative Cash Flow at ASCs & How to Turn Them Around

Having cash on hand is important for any business, especially healthcare providers in today's uncertain economic environment. Click to continue »


6 Crucial Strategies for Profitable ASCs From Regional SurgiCenter

Arvind Movva, MD, CEO of Regional SurgiCenter in Moline, Ill., discusses six key strategies for ambulatory surgery centers to prosper in the wake of healthcare reform. Click to continue »


6 Ways to Slash Costs of Spine Surgery at ASCs

Spine surgery is increasingly moving into outpatient ambulatory surgery centers, which operate on a highly efficient and cost-effective basis. Click to continue »


5 Reasons to Conduct Regular ASC Valuations

This article is written by Todd Mello, Partners and Co-Founder of HealthCare Appraisers, and Nicholas Newsad, Senior Associate at HealthCare Appraisers. Click to continue »


ASC Valuation Analysis: 3 Biggest Opportunities for Improvement

This article is written by Todd Mello, Partner and Co-Founder of HealthCare Appraisers, and Nicholas Newsad, Senior Associate at HealthCare Appraisers. Click to continue »


Future Surgery Center Transaction & Acquisition Expectations: Q&A With Todd Mello of HealthCare Appraisers

Co-founder and Partner of HealthCare Appraisers Todd Mello discusses current surgery center acquisition expectations and the outlook for transaction trends in the future. Click to continue »


36 GI & Endoscopy-Driven Centers to Know

Here are 36 notable surgery centers that perform a majority of GI & endoscopy procedures. Click to continue »


10 Ways to Negotiate Better Rates for Orthopedic Cases in ASCs

More ambulatory surgery centers are performing orthopedic cases today, and those cases are increasingly complex. Click to continue »


9 Ways to Increase Profit in Low-Reimbursement Specialties

Surgery centers that depend heavily on specialties like ophthalmology, GI/endoscopy and pain management may struggle to remain profitable, as CMS institutes meager increases to reimbursement and commercial payors follow suit. Click to continue »


6 Best Practices to Avoid Common ASC Coding Mistakes

Procedural coding errors can lead to lost revenue or unintentional upcoding at ambulatory surgery centers. Click to continue »


5 Points to Consider Before Merging an Anesthesia Practice

Anesthesia practices nationwide have turned to consolidation as a way to thrive amidst the general uncertainty of the healthcare industry. Click to continue »


6 Smart Moves for Ophthalmology ASCs in 2013

Here are six smart moves for successful ophthalmology-driven ASCs in 2013. Click to continue »


30 Statistics on Surgery Center Staff Compensation

Here are 30 statistics on surgery center employee compensation, according to VMG Health's Multi-Specialty ASC Intellimarker 2011. Click to continue »


5 Initiatives for Higher ASC Operating Margins

Central Maine Orthopaedics in Auburn, Maine is a large orthopedics practice with an adjoined ambulatory surgery center. Click to continue »

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