Ensuring ASC profitability in 2016 will require more out-of-the-box thinking than ever before due to declining reimbursements and the further fee-for-performance integration into care delivery. “2016 is likely to bring further shifts towards value-based purchasing for ASCs,” says Brian Mathis, senior vice president, strategy and payment innovation at Surgical Care Affiliates. “We have seen this take on many forms ranging from quality incentives for surgeons to bundled payments to full capitation. ASCs provide high quality care at lower cost so are well positioned to capitalize on this shift to value.” It is important that ASCs leverage their unique position to succeed in the new value-based landscape.
Source: Becker’s ASC Review