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At the 20th Annual Ambulatory Surgery Centers Conference in Chicago, Rebecca Overton will give a presentation titled "Total Joint Reimbursement Strategies in the ASC."  

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Patrick McCarthy on surgery centersHaving cash on hand is important for any business, especially healthcare providers in today's uncertain economic environment.
Reed Martin on ASCsReed Martin, COO of Surgical Management Professionals, discusses five key initiatives for surgery centers to enhance patient volume next year.
Equipment purchases can be a difficult process for many freestanding ambulatory surgery centers, but it's necessary for attracting new surgeons and staying competitive in the market. Now, ASCs are seeing cases that were previously done as inpatient procedures ushered into the outpatient setting and they must make capital purchases to capture a portion of that market share.
Tom Scott on ASC strategic plansH. Thomas Scott, director of operations for Surgical Management Professionals, discusses five key concepts for strategic planning for surgery centers in 2013.
Over time, surgery centers may need to grow from their original size and expand to accommodate additional case volume or specialties to stay competitive.
With reimbursements declining and business expenses rising, surgery centers are looking for new ways to cover costs. For some surgery centers, the answer might be building a program for cash-pay patients to attract and accommodate for people without insurance or with high-deductible plans that are looking for more affordable healthcare options.
At the 10th Annual Orthopedic, Spine and Pain Management-Driven ASC Conference in Chicago on June 14, R. Blake Curd, MD, board chairman of Surgical Management Professionals, discussed key business issues for hand surgery in ASCs.