How to Build an Effective ASC Cash-Pay Program

How to Build an Effective ASC Cash-Pay Program

In this era of declining reimbursements and rising business expenses, it can be a struggle for ambulatory surgery centers (ASCs) with narrow profit margins to maintain a sufficient cash flow to cover their operating costs. In recent years, the tightness of this gap between revenue and expenses has forced many ASCs to explore alternative strategies… Continue Reading

Why Are Payors and Providers Better Together?

Why Are Payors and Providers Better Together?

Given their rapid rise in popularity in recent years, payor-provider partnerships seem set to become one of the next big trends in the health care industry. In 2016, new product launches were announced at a steady pace, and the market also saw a much stronger focus on deeper, long-term collaborative partnerships with a high prevalence… Continue Reading

What You Need to Know about Enhanced Recovery and Outpatient Surgery

What You Need to Know about Enhanced Recovery and Outpatient Surgery

Ambulatory surgery centers are all about finding and pioneering new, more effective ways of efficiently delivering high quality care. So it’s hardly surprising to find that ASCs and outpatient centers across the US are embracing what’s known as “enhanced recovery,” a new approach to surgery that is transforming the surgical experience for patients and providers… Continue Reading

A Look at the Top Challenges Facing ASCs Today

A Look at the Top Challenges Facing ASCs Today

Ambulatory surgery centers have certainly become much more popular and widespread in recent years, but that doesn’t mean that their ongoing success is guaranteed. On the contrary, today’s ASCs are still facing many tough challenges as they work to establish their place in America’s health care landscape and build their reputation as cost-effective providers of… Continue Reading

What Is Value-Based Insurance Design All About?

What Is Value-Based Insurance Design All About?

Value-based insurance design is becoming an increasingly popular approach with both public and private payors seeking to improve service quality and lower care costs. Read on for a helpful guide to the basics of this innovative insurance strategy. What exactly is value-based insurance design? Value-based insurance design (VBID) is a strategic approach to structuring health… Continue Reading

What You Need to Know about Managing Your Worksite Clinic

What You Need to Know about Managing Your Worksite Clinic

Recent years have seen more and more employers, both large and mid-sized, choose to offer worksite clinics (also known as workplace or onsite clinics) as a way of keeping down the cost of their health benefit programs while at the same time encouraging better health and wellness among their employees. As worksite clinics have grown… Continue Reading

What Do Patients Want out of Digital Healthcare?

What Do Patients Want out of Digital Healthcare?

A recent survey conducted by Accenture Consulting examines the growing digital healthcare sector. It takes a closer look at the ways in which patients and physicians are increasingly using technology to create a more engaging, convenient healthcare experience. Carried out on behalf of the company by Nielsen, The Accenture 2016 Consumer Survey on Patient Engagement… Continue Reading

6 Ideas to Help ASCs Boost Their Profitability in the New Year

6 Ideas to Help ASCs Boost Their Profitability in the New Year

There’s no question that 2017 will hold some big changes and challenges for the ASC sector. But alongside these hurdles, there are also considerable opportunities for well-prepared ASCs to not only cement their basic financial stability, but to boost their revenue and profitability as well. A recent article in Becker’s ASC Review describes the following… Continue Reading