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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.
Monday, 07 January 2013 07:41

5 Action Steps for In-Debt Surgery Centers

Robert Carrera, president and CEO of Pinnacle III, discusses five action steps for ambulatory surgery centers struggling with debt.
Here are 10 statistics on highest and lowest compensating regions of the country for key surgeons in key surgery center specialties, according to the Medscape Physician Compensation Report 2012. All values are averages for surgeon respondents.
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