Moving surgeries from hospital outpatient settings and into ambulatory surgery centers is a smart strategy for health systems looking to retain–and build–market share. Before any planning begins, health system leaders must often answer a fundamental question:
Should your health system convert an existing hospital outpatient department into an ASC, or should you build a new ASC from scratch?
The Ambulatory Surgery Center Association announced November 3 that Medicare will reimburse for total shoulder arthroplasties performed in ASCs in 2024. The advocacy group hails this and several other recent developments as “victories” for Medicare beneficiary access to ASC care.
Looking to improve point of service collections at your ambulatory surgery center?
Put yourself in a patient’s shoes and read everything your patients read about financial responsibility at your ASC—brochures, website pages, text messages, and portal messages. Are these materials crystal clear?