November/December 2014 Issue of Becker's ASC Review

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On the Cover


What the Biggest ASC Transactions in 2014 Mean for 2015
The year 2014 has been an interesting year for the ASC market. In particular, two major
deals — AmSurg-Sheridan and Surgery Partners- Symbion — have set the tone for the future of ASC management and development company growth strategies. Click here to continue>>


The Making of Great ASC Board Members & Administrators: 12 Key Concepts
Leadership can make or break a surgery center. The best centers have strong administrators and board members who motivate and guide the entire organization toward success in the future. Click here to continue>>

Finance for current issue

Are ASCs in for Another Rough Q1?
Harsh winter weather and underwhelming financial results were the hallmarks of the first
quarter of 2014 in the ambulatory surgery center industry. Click here to continue>>


Publisher’s Letter
This is issue of Becker’s ASC Review includes expertise from key thought leaders in the ASC industry. Click here to continue>>

12 ASC Administrators: ‘Our Biggest Plans for 2015’
The year 2015 promises to be an interesting year in the ambulatory surgery industry. Click here to continue>>

10 Recent Updates on ASC Companies
Here are 10 recent news updates on ambulatory surgery center companies. Click here to continue>>

10 Predictions for the ASC Industry in 2015
Here are 10 predictions for ASCs in 2015. Click here to continue>>

ASC Management 


How Will the Republican Sweep Affect Healthcare?
It’s official: The Republican Party is in control of Congress. Click here to continue>>

ASC Medicare Payments to Rise 1.4% in 2015
The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services has released its final 2015 ASC payment rule, according to an Ambulatory Surgery Center Association of Illinois report. Click here to continue>>

Managing a PR Crisis: 8 Pro Tips for ASCs
There is no such thing as bad publicity, American showman and circus owner P. T. Barnum once quipped. Click here to continue>>

Executive Briefing: Outpatient Total Knee Replacement 

Outpatient TKR: Critical Factors Enabling Successful TKR Procedures in ASCs
Traditionally, total knee replacement has been a procedure that required patients to spend three to five days, or more, at the hospital after surgery, and then often additional time in recovery facilities before heading home, still not completely steady on their new joints. Click here to continue>>

Should you sell your ASC? 17 questions to ask
This article briefly outlines 17 questions to ask that should help drive the decision as to whether to sell your ASC and how well it will do in a sale process. Click here to continue>>

Do Financial Incentives Improve OR Efficiency?
Financial incentives may reduce operation room turnaround times and improve on-time start accuracy, according to new research in JAMA Surgery. Click here to continue>>

Coding & Billing

A Payment Solution That Benefits Your Patients and Orthopedic Practice
Large deductibles and out-of-pocket costs may cause patients to delay or decline recommended orthopedic treatment. Click here to continue>>

6 ASC Coding & Billing Changes to Anticipate in 2015
The beginning of a new year in the ambulatory surgery center industry is rapidly approaching. Click here to continue>>

54 ASC Management & Development Companies to Watch in 2015
Here are 55 companies involved in the management and development of ambulatory surgery centers. Click here to continue>>


Colorectal Cancer Screening in 2015: Achievements to Date & Hurdles Ahead
With accountable care organizations and population health on the rise, a premium is placed on preventative care. Click here to continue>>


Patient Safety and the ASC: What the Industry Learned This Year
This year, following the passage of the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act, there has been plenty of focus on the safety of the ambulatory setting. Click here to continue>>

CMS Quality Reporting Updates in 2015
Much like with ICD-10, CMS' quality data collection has been somewhat of a rollercoaster for ASCs this year. Click here to continue>>


Anesthesia Drug Shortages Are a Reality: 5 Options for ASCs
Over the last decade or so, anesthesia drug shortage issues appear to have been compounding. Click here to continue>>

Key Legal Issues for ASCs: The PPACA Becomes a Game Changer
There are several key legal issues that can impact surgery centers. Click here to continue>>

The 10 Biggest ASC Industry Stories of 2014
Two of the biggest transactions in ambulatory surgery center industry history; feverish mergers and acquisition activity in the anesthesia sector; legislative upheaval: no one can argue that 2014 was a dull year for ASCs. Click here to continue>>

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