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Our latest take on what you need to know about the trends and insights shaping ASCs.
  • Educational / Industry
http://www.simplifyasc.com Simplify ASC Thu Apr 18 14:05:01 2019
Apr 18, 2019
Congratulations! You’ve just begun working as a surgery center administrator. You worked hard to get to this day. The right offer came along, and you’re ready to expand your skills and take on a new challenge. Now what? Your new r [...]
  • Instructional
http://www.simplifyasc.com Simplify ASC Tue Apr 16 21:00:21 2019
Apr 16, 2019
Those who take the leadership reins in an ASC come from all parts of healthcare, but are attracted to ASC management for some of the same reasons: being their own boss, the chance to improve work/life balance, and running a surger [...]
  • Lifestyle Content
http://www.simplifyasc.com Simplify ASC Thu Apr 11 14:30:03 2019
Apr 11, 2019
Physician and clinician burnout has been a hot topic for some time, but for those who helm executive level responsibilities, the reality of burnout is just as acute. The relentless focus on bottom line results, rising expectations [...]
  • Lifestyle Content
http://www.simplifyasc.com Simplify ASC Tue Apr 09 14:33:18 2019
Apr 9, 2019
The headlines proclaim it from trade media to news magazines, and from research university to family medical clinic: physician burnout is a thing. Harvard’s School of Public Health, in a recent report, has declared it a public hea [...]
  • Educational / Industry
http://www.simplifyasc.com Simplify ASC Sun Mar 31 02:01:44 2019
Mar 21, 2019
The year is well underway, and 2019 already promises to be pivotal for Ambulatory Surgery Centers. Since their inception 40 years ago, ASCs have successfully worked to provide high-quality, cost-effective surgical care to millions [...]
  • Instructional
http://www.simplifyasc.com Simplify ASC Sun Mar 31 02:07:42 2019
Mar 18, 2019
The average ASC racks up $1.5 million annually in operating expenses. Of that, $464,000 is spent on drugs and medical supplies. With ASCs under spending limits to maintain their Medicaid certification, not to mention their own pro [...]
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http://www.simplifyasc.com Simplify ASC Sun Mar 31 02:15:15 2019
Mar 11, 2019
Would you rather have a root canal or live with a new EMR implementation? Ask ASC teams and administrators, and they might opt for the root canal. In exchange for far-off promises of making everything “better,” they’d rather live [...]
  • Instructional
http://www.simplifyasc.com Simplify ASC Sun Mar 31 02:21:41 2019
Feb 26, 2019
A recent report from Relias Media paints a rosy picture for ASC growth: procedure volume is expected to climb 16 percent over the next 7 years, and revenues are expected to grow to $40 billion next year — up from $36 billion last [...]
  • Instructional
http://www.simplifyasc.com Simplify ASC Mon Apr 01 00:42:20 2019
Feb 19, 2019
It is estimated that ASCs spend up to $7 on materials to build a paper chart. Multiply that by an annual case count and it adds up - fast. By how much? Based on average annual case volume reported from Medicare-certified ASCs, the [...]
  • Educational / Industry
http://www.simplifyasc.com Simplify ASC Mon Apr 01 00:44:34 2019
Feb 12, 2019
Claims management keeps the wheels turning in any ASC. Without prompt and “clean” claims, no one gets paid, and no one is happy. Yet ASC coding and billing is likely the most complex part of any surgery center’s business operation [...]
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