From White Elephant to Beacon of Progress: Transforming ASC Operations

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In the labyrinth of healthcare administration, you’re often stuck between a rock and a hard place. The pressure to deliver exceptional patient care while managing operational inefficiencies is relentless. You’ve invested heavily in a software system that was supposed to be your knight in shining armor. Instead, it’s more like a white elephant, costly and […]

How To Address CMS’s New Proposal: Cardiovascular Disease Risk Assessment

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The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) has recently proposed significant updates to cardiovascular disease (CVD) risk assessment and management services. These changes, slated to take effect in 2025, aim to improve early detection and management of atherosclerotic cardiovascular disease (ASCVD). In this post, we will explore these updates and highlight how HUB Healthcare’s […]

5 ASC Profitability Killers: Tackling Challenges for a Better Future

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In the ever-evolving landscape of healthcare, Ambulatory Surgery Centers (ASCs) face unique challenges that can significantly impact their profitability. As the industry grapples with rising practice costs and increased consolidation, independent ASCs must navigate several pitfalls to remain viable. During the 21st Annual Spine, Orthopedic & Pain Management-Driven ASC + The Future of Spine Conference, […]

How to Adapt To Uncertainty: Key Strategies for Healthcare Staffing

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The healthcare industry faces unprecedented challenges, with staffing shortages, financial pressures, and technological advancements creating a dynamic environment. The Sunburst whitepaper, “The Evolution of Healthcare Staffing: Adapting to Uncertainty,” offers critical insights into how healthcare systems can navigate these complexities. This post explores the key takeaways and strategies to help healthcare organizations thrive amidst uncertainty. […]

ASCs: Who’s Doing More Surgeries in 2024?

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The healthcare landscape is constantly evolving, and 2024 is shaping up to be a pivotal year for surgical procedures. With advances in medical technology, changing patient demographics, and evolving healthcare policies, the dynamics of who is performing more surgeries are shifting. This post will delve into the trends highlighted in the recent article from Becker’s […]

Understanding the Financial Dynamics Between Hospital Outpatient Departments and Ambulatory Surgery Centers

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In today’s rapidly evolving healthcare landscape, understanding the financial dynamics between Hospital Outpatient Departments (HOPDs) and Ambulatory Surgery Centers (ASCs) is crucial for making informed decisions. Becker’s ASC Review highlights five key statistics illustrating these differences: Cost Efficiency: Procedures in HOPDs can cost 58% more than in ASCs. Medicare Payment Growth: HOPD payments increased by […]

The Competitive Edge of Independent ASCs: Insights from Becker’s Healthcare

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In the evolving landscape of healthcare, independent Ambulatory Surgery Centers (ASCs) have carved out a unique competitive edge despite facing challenges in securing lucrative contracts. Their autonomy and flexibility offer distinct advantages, particularly in physician recruitment and operational efficiency. See the full post here  Recruitment Advantage Independent ASCs attract physicians seeking more control and autonomy […]

Surgical Delays and Cancellations Due to Anesthesia Provider Shortages

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In recent healthcare news, five hospitals have had to delay or cancel surgeries due to challenges in securing anesthesia providers. This issue has become increasingly prevalent, affecting not only the scheduling of surgeries but also overall patient care and hospital operations. The shortages in anesthesia providers are attributed to factors such as declining reimbursements and […]

Overcoming Collaboration Challenges in Ambulatory Surgery Centers (ASCs)

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Ambulatory Surgery Centers (ASCs) face unique challenges, particularly in case collaboration and coordination. This post delves into these issues and explores how improved communication can enhance operational efficiency and patient outcomes. The Impact of Inefficient Collaboration Delays and Increased Risks Imagine a scenario where a crucial piece of surgical equipment is missing, and the surgery […]

How To: Best Advanced Care Planning Software

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Advanced care planning (ACP) is a proactive process that allows individuals to make decisions about their future healthcare preferences, should they become unable to communicate their wishes. This crucial aspect of patient care not only ensures that a person’s medical desires are honored but also alleviates the burden on family members and healthcare providers during […]