Joe Peluso, an administrator at Greensburg, Pa.-based Aestique Surgery Center, spoke with Becker's Healthcare about shifting vendor-ASC relationships amid the pandemic and the need to shift to group purchasing options.
Surgical supply company Aspen Surgical acquired Montreal-based BlueMed Medical Supplies.
Many ASC leaders are having trouble accessing necessary supplies amid the pandemic. Here are three supply chain concerns for ASC leaders:
Columbia, Mo.-based Surgical Center at Columbia Orthopaedic Group administrator Andrew Lovewell recently spoke to Becker's ASC Review about tackling supply chain challenges.
Skilled staff members are vital to implementing a total joint program, but ensuring you have the right equipment is also key. When it comes to analyzing resources, ASCs should look at their equipment and supplies to determine what they will need after shifting focus to total joint cases.
Ordering from one supplier means materials managers spend less time ordering and more time managing operations.
As the inpatient only (IPO) list is phased out over the next three years, Ambulatory Surgery Center (ASC) leaders face increasing pressure to adapt and make solid decisions that balance financial health, patient needs, and provider expectations.
Four large orthopedic device companies have launched ASC-specific services over the past year and continue to see outpatient surgery as important to their business strategy.
Freight costs can be measured and managed with the data analytics tools of a freight management program. To monitor ongoing performance, track such key metrics as shipping rates, shipping modes and handling fees.
Amazon is a big force in healthcare and has made significant changes in the past 12 months that could affect physician practices and ASCs.
In the current healthcare climate, it’s vital for ASCs to attract and retain top talent in order to remain competitive.
As of Feb. 4, the FDA lists 113 drugs as being in short supply.
Now that CMS has approved reimbursement for percutaneous coronary interventions (PCIs), among other cardiovascular procedures, in the ambulatory surgery center (ASC) setting, Medicare-accredited surgery centers around the country are deciding what part PCI should play in their organization.