May, June 2017 Issue of Becker's ASC Review

May, June 2017 Issue of Becker's ASC Review

May, June ASC Cover

On the Cover

16 Financial and Operational Trends for ASCs
Here are 16 trends for the ASC industry, including financial, operational and market acquisition statistics. Click here to continue.

15 Things to Know About Total Joint Replacements
Here are 15 notes on total joint replacements. Click here to continue.

10 top states for physician compensation
Physicians tend to receive higher compensation in rural and poorer areas, and many of the states where physicians in general stand to earn the most are in the Midwest. Click here to continue.


Executive Briefings in this Issue

How to Win in Today’s Out-of-Network World
Out-of-network is complex. Click here to continue.

Outsourcing Sterile Compounding Can Help ASCs Maximize Value-based Care
Increasing competition and decreasing reimbursement for services provided are driving healthcare organizations to seek innovative value-based, patient-safety focused solutions. Click here to continue.

How Single-use Instruments Facilitate Jump From Inpatient to Outpatient Total Knee Arthroplasty 
A 2016 study published in the Journal of Bone and Joint Surgery predicts total knee arthroplasties will witness a 673 percent boost by 2030. Click here to continue.


ASC Management

17 Facts and Concepts for Anesthesiologists and ASCs 
Here are 17 facts and trends about anesthesiologists and anesthesia in ambulatory surgery centers. Click here to continue.

10 Top States for Physician Compensation 
Physicians tend to receive higher compensation in rural and poorer areas, and many of the states where physicians in general stand to earn the most are in the Midwest. Click here to continue.

How Mark Cuban Would Replace the ACA and Fix the US Healthcare System 
Dallas Mavericks owner Mark Cuban used his entrepreneurial experience to develop a plan to fix the U.S. healthcare system, and he wants your help. Click here to continue.

15 Statistics on ASC Staffing 
Here are 15 statistics on surgery center staffing based on the VMG Health 2016 Intellimarker Multi-Specialty ASC Study. Click here to continue.

Top 20 Medicare Procedures in ASCs by Volume
The top 20 highest volume procedures for Medicare patients in ASCs account for 70.4 percent of the total Medicare patient volume. Click here to continue.


Joint Ventures

Pain Management in 2017: Tips for Thriving Despite the Challenges
The methodology and efficiency of reimbursement for pain management procedures has drastically changed over the past few years. Click here to continue.

Illinois ASC to Close After Health System Acquisition, 2 Years of $1M+ Losses: 5 Key Notes 
Ambulatory Care Center for Excellence in Surgical Services in Danville, Ill., will close at the end of the month, according to a report from The News-Gazette. Click here to continue.

23 Anesthesia Mergers & Acquisitions in the Past Year
Here are 23 anesthesia group mergers, acquisitions and partnerships over the past year. Click here to continue.


Total Ventures

8 Ethical Concerns for Total Joint Replacement Gainsharing 
There are more than 400,000 Medicare beneficiaries who receive total joint replacements every year and costs for these procedures are increasing. Click here to continue.

These Factors Impact Knee Replacement Costs: 5 Observations 
A Medscape study found comorbidities aren't the only cost-increasing factors in knee replacement surgeries. Click here to continue.

8 Orthopedic-Driven ASCs Making Headlines 
Here are eight orthopedic-driven surgery centers that have opened or made news in January and February 2017. Click here to continue.

Stryker Launches Mako Total Knee Replacement Application: 5 Key Notes 
Stryker launched the total knee replacement application for the Mako System robotic arm. Click here to continue.

Total Joint Replacement in ASCs: 10 Years & Counting for Pacific Rim Outpatient Surgery Center — 5 Things to Know 
Michael Thorpe, MD, an orthopedic surgeon at Pacific Rim Outpatient Surgery Center in Bellingham, Wash., was one of outpatient total joint's early pioneers. Click here to continue.


GI & Endoscopy

Colorectal Cancer Rates Up in Millennials — 5 Study Insights 
After years of decreases, colorectal cancer is re-emerging at alarming rates in the millennial generation. Click here to continue.

11 Statistics and Benchmarks for Gastroenterology in ASCs 
Here are 11 key statistics on gastroenterology in ASCs. Click here to continue.

10 Things to Know About Physicians Endoscopy
Here are 10 notes on Physicians Endoscopy. Click here to continue.


Coding and Billing

How Specialty Specific Alternative Payment Models Could Revolutionize ASC Care 
Specialty physicians, including gastroenterologists, are struggling to participate as the healthcare arena adapts to Alternative Payment Models. Click here to continue.

Judge Awards Aetna $51.4M in Out-of-Network Billing Case Against Surgical Hospital 
U.S. District Judge Lynn Hughes awarded Aetna $51.4 million in a seven-year court battle against Humble (Texas) Surgical Hospital, according to Chron. Click here to continue.

Anthem Lowers Outpatient Surgery Costs by 5.1% Through Value-Based Reimbursement — 5 Key Points
Indianapolis-based Anthem implemented its Enhanced Personal Health Care program, a value-based payment program, aimed at reducing healthcare costs while improving quality. Click here to continue.

CMS’ 2018 Proposed Rule: 9 Things to Know 
CMS released its 2018 Medicare Inpatient Prospective Payment System proposed rule on Friday, which increases payments to acute care hospitals next year. Click here to continue.

High Physician Turnover Rates Prevail in Large ACO: 5 Things to Know
A study published in Health Affairs found a high physician turnover rate in a large Medicare Pioneer ACO, which may impact the payment model's overall effectiveness in lowering costs and improving patient care. Click here to continue.


Quality and Accreditation

10 Things to Know About C. difficile 
Clostridium difficile is a dangerous, and often fatal, infection plaguing nearly half a million U.S. people annually, according to CDC 2011 data. Click here to continue.

7 Things to Know About MRSA 
Methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus is a prevalent infection that is resistant to various antibiotic strains. Click here to continue.

Ambulatory Services Market to Hit $2.5T by 2022: 5 Key Notes
The global ambulatory services market will expand rapidly through 2022, according to a Market Research Future report. Click here to continue.


Other Articles in this Issue:

20 Benchmarks on ASC Revenue per Case
Avanza Healthcare Strategies launched its "Ambulatory Surgery Center Special Report: 2017 Benchmarks" which includes the high and low benchmarks for revenue per case as well as financial, operational, supply chain and utilization metrics. Click here to continue.

5 Key Points on MACRA for Healthcare Leaders to Note
The impending implication of CMS' Medicare Access and Children's Health Insurance Program Act of 2015 has executives scrambling to prepare their health systems. Click here to continue.

Which Specialists Has the ACA Helped Most? 15 Statistics
The ACA and health insurance exchanges have had varying impact on specialist patient volume and income. Click here to continue.

Beware of These 5 Common Physician Investment Mistakes
Medscape recently published a report covering five common investing mistakes physicians make. Click here to continue.

13 Hospitals, Health System Opening or Planning ASCs — March 2017
Here are 13 hospitals and health systems that have opened or announced plans for ASCs from the beginning to the end of the month. Click here to continue.

Surgical Information Systems Expands ASC Offerings with SourceMed Acquisition: 5 Key Notes
Perioperative information systems provider Surgical Information Systems acquired ASC software and services company SourceMed. Click here to continue.

Average PA Income by Specialty in 2016
Physician assistants earned an average income of more than $104,000 in 2016, but in some specialties, average pay was nearly $120,000, according to survey data from the National Commission on Certification of Physician assistants. Click here to continue.

Cleveland Clinic President and CEO Dr. Toby Cosgrove Plans to Step Down in 2017
Toby Cosgrove, MD, president and CEO of Cleveland Clinic, revealed plans to transition out of his executive roles later this year. Click here to continue.

Key Notes on Preparing to Transport Contaminated Medical Instruments
In the healthcare setting, it's critical for nurses and staff members to appropriately prepare for handling and transporting contaminated medical instruments and waste. Click here to continue.

6 Tips for Working With Someone Who Isn’t a Team Player
Working with someone who isn't a team player is not only frustrating, it can impair the entire team's performance. Click here to continue.

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