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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."