What keeps you up at night, health system executives?
If one of your answers is “worrying that our ASC isn’t fully prepared for the next time the surveyor comes knocking,” you’re not alone.
You know that survey duo is coming, but you don’t know precisely when or precisely what they’ll ask to see. And, you’re not 100-percent confident your ambulatory surgery center is ready for such survey scrutiny. One big area of concern: documentation.
You’ve no doubt heard or read that orthopedics is an excellent way to grow the ASCs your health system already has or is planning to have. But it might be hard to put your finger on the facts and stats you want to have handy for your colleagues or your boss.
Is your health system thinking of converting a hospital outpatient department (HOPD) into an ambulatory surgery center (ASC)?
Here are nine reasons why this ASC development strategy can help your health system fortify a competitive edge in your market.