Johnny Benjamin, MD, is an orthopedic spine surgeon and founder of Pro Spine Center in Vero Beach, Fla. He is a clinical assistant professor at Florida State University.
Published in Spine Leaders
Tuesday, 15 January 2013 15:07

13 ASCs With Spinal Fusions

Here are 13 ASCs where surgeons perform spinal fusions.
Published in Spine
Here are eight inexpensive ways ambulatory surgery center administrators can boost patient volume.
Four industry experts weigh in on their five tips for improving surgeon recruitment to a spine-driven ASC.
Published in Practice Management
Friday, 11 January 2013 15:45

18 Recent Surgery Center Acquisition Deals

Here are 18 recent surgery center acquisitions.
Larry Teuber, MD, is the president of Medical Facilities Corp., a company that owns 51 percent interest in four specialty surgical hospitals in South Dakota and Oklahoma and two ASCs in California.
Published in Spine Leaders
Jim Devitt on surgery center patient collectionsHere are five steps to increase patient collections at ambulatory surgery centers from Jim Devitt, an expert in healthcare revenue cycle management.
Transitioning spine cases into the ambulatory surgery center takes time and effort from the spine surgeon, and selecting the right team can make a big difference.
Published in Spine
Tom Scott on cost cutting at ASCsWith increasing costs and decreasing reimbursements coming in the next year, it will be important for ambulatory surgery centers to cut overhead costs where possible to realize an impact on the bottom line. "Almost any cuts in overhead costs will flow directly to the bottom line as most facilities have fixed costs covered," says H. Thomas Scott, director of operations for Surgical Management Professionals. "Any expenses you can cut fall to the bottom line and have a huge impact on the distributable cash to the investors."
Here are five tips to improve profits this year.
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