ASC Industry News

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CMS to Grant Exceptions to ASCs Affected by the California Wildfires

The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) is granting exceptions under certain Medicare quality reporting and value-based purchasing and payment programs to facilities, including ASCs, as well as Merit-based Incentive Payment System (MIPS) eligible clinicians located in areas affected by the California wildfires due to the devastating impact of the fires.

Source: ASCA

 

Patients May Benefit With Same-Day Discharge After THA

Most patients undergoing total hip arthroplasty may benefit from same-day discharge, according to results published in The Journal of Arthroplasty, as researchers found change in patient preference postoperatively was the main cause of same-day discharge failure. Among 106 patients undergoing THA preselected for same-day discharge, Jonathan R. Danoff, MD, and colleagues identified reasons for not discharging home on the same day of surgery as the primary outcome, while the proportion of patients who failed same-day discharge and any preoperative patient characteristics that could be linked to failed same-day discharge were secondary outcomes.

Source: Orthopedics Today/ASCA

 

4 Ways ASCs Can Improve Medical Director Leadership

Healthcare Solutions Consulting Principal and former ASC Administrator John D. Brock shared four leadership tips for medical directors in the Ambulatory Surgery Center Association’s ASC Physician Focus newsletter.

Source: Becker’s ASC Review

 

Reasons to Remain Independent in the Age of Joint Ventures

Why would an ASC opt to stay independent instead of partnering with another health care organization? A partner might provide capital for facility expansions and new equipment or resources to assist with physician recruitment and managed care contract negotiations. Yet not all ASCs jump to take advantage of such potential opportunities.

Source: ASC Focus

 

Women in Healthcare Underrepresented in Leadership Roles, Earn Less Than Men

A new report by Oliver Wyman says that women may take three to five years longer than men to reach CEO-level positions across different types of industries despite their making up to 80 percent of buying and usage decisions in healthcare. For healthcare specifically, women are absent from the C-suite, making up only about 30 percent of senior leadership and just 13 percent of CEOs. These meager numbers don’t match the number of women in the workforce, however, who represent as much as 65 percent of it.

Source: Multi Briefs Exclusive

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