• Hospital for Special Surgery sees big gains after process automation, says exec

    As improvements are made in healthcare and its systems, surgeries and recovery periods grow shorter, but that's not the only way practices can increase their efficiency.
  • How the relationship between hospitals and orthopedic practices is evolving

    With increasing numbers of orthopedic procedures moving to ASCs, the relationship between health systems and orthopedic practices is evolving. Collaboration is becoming more important to ensure patients have access to the full spectrum of care, from outpatient settings for certain procedures to traditional hospital settings for more complex and higher-acuity cases.
  • The importance of ASC-specific expertise for billing success

    If you're going to entrust your ASC billing to another company, you're going to want that company to be experts in revenue cycle management. That may seem obvious, but what can be a difference-maker between whether the company takes your ASC's revenue cycle performance to a higher level or leaves you in worse shape is the type of expertise the company brings to you.
  • The future of surgery, per Hospital for Special Surgery exec: Prevention 1st, ASCs 2nd

    With the term "value-based healthcare" buzzing around medical leaders' heads more and more, it seems emphasis is increasingly being placed on prevention instead of intervention.
  • The physician workforce by the numbers

    The physician workforce is changing day by day. Here are 10 things to know about the current landscape:
  • Surgery Partners edges USPI on 'America's Best ASCs' list

    Brentwood, Tenn.-based Surgery Partners landed 17 ASCs on Newsweek and global research firm Statista's list of America's best ASCs.
  • USPI lands 12 ASCs on America's Best list

    United Surgical Partners International, owned by Dallas-based Tenet Healthcare, landed 12 ASCs on Newsweek and global research firm Statista's list of America's best ASCs. 
  • 10 issues affecting ASCs' bottom line

    Geopolitical upheaval, economic trends and more are affecting surgery center operations.
  • ASC accounts receivable breakdown by region

    The net accounts receivable for ASCs across the U.S. ranges from $742,000 to $930,000, depending on location, according to VMG Health's "Multi-Specialty ASC Benchmarking Study" for 2022.
  • 10 administrators to know

    Here are 10 ASC administrators to know:
  • 6 CEO insights from USPI, Surgery Partners, HCA

    United Surgical Partners International, including its parent company, Dallas-based Tenet Healthcare; Surgery Partners; and Nashville, Tenn.-based HCA Healthcare are three of the largest ASC chains in the U.S. 
  • Optum's strategy for 2022 growth

    Optum spent the last decade investing in significant growth, adding thousands of physicians to its network and purchasing ASC company Surgical Care Affiliates in 2017. Now the company is focusing more on its primary care network, data offerings and $115 billion pharmacy and medical care business line.
  • Strategies for Reducing Costs in the OR: Cascading Stipends for Anesthesia Providers

    Pauses in elective cases, staff shortages, and supply chain woes brought on by the COVID-19 pandemic have put hospitals under severe financial duress across the country, spurring the need to look for any opportunity to reduce costs.1,2 Throughout the turmoil, health systems have leaned heavily on anesthesia providers’ diverse skill set to tackle these challenges.
  • The most 'overpaid' medical group CEO

    Javier Rodriguez, CEO of DaVita, a network of kidney care services and outpatient dialysis centers, landed the No. 2 spot on nonprofit shareholder advocacy group As You Sow's list of "overpaid" healthcare CEOs.
  • Why don't physicians have more power in healthcare?

    Physicians are essential to the healthcare system. They treat patients, perform surgery, write prescriptions and conduct research advancing the field.
  • The next 3 hot spots for ASC growth

    The number of ASCs in Florida and Texas have grown rapidly in the past five years due to an increased demand for elective surgery and a favorable regulatory environment.
  • Reimbursement for total joints, spine and big ENT cases to go up, ASC admin says

    Cori Prisco, DNP, RN, administrator at Fort Lee, N.J.-based Hudson Crossing Surgery Center, joined "Becker's Ambulatory Surgery Centers Podcast" to discuss ASC payer trends in the near future.
  • 10 administrators to know

    Here are 10 ASC administrators to know:

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  • ASC power players: 5 people to know

    The ASC industry is growing and will become an even more essential element of the healthcare ecosystem as value-based care takes hold.

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