Hospitals purchased physician practices, employed and otherwise aligned physicians, and pushed into outpatient care.
ASCs can be great investments for physicians – as long as they’re real. But if all they are are rainbows, unicorns, and clear blue skies, then you’d better stay away.
ASCs can be great investments for physicians. Oh, as long as they are real.
In the long run, this will only slow down, not defeat, the fact that ASCs are the preferred site of surgical services.
Need a marketing consultant to help grow your ASC? You might want to check with your carriers first.
Procedures that previously could be performed, meaning performed and reimbursed, only in a hospital setting, whether inpatient or outpatient, can now be performed in an ASC.
Need a marketing consultant to help grow your ASC? You might want to check with your carriers first. Background As the latest step in a trend that began several years ago, effective for 2021, CMS added 267 new codes to Medicare’s ASC covered procedures list. These are the codes for procedures that Medicare recognizes for […]
Evolutionary psychologists say that the reason we see a stick on the trail ahead of us as a snake is that it’s far better for our survival to see sticks as snakes than snakes as sticks.
Quick quiz: If a patient or a payor has the choice of having a procedure performed (A) on a hospital inpatient basis, or (B) on an outpatient basis, then, assuming it’s safe to perform that procedure on that patient in either setting, at which setting will it be performed?