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How mobile apps can help hospitals and ASCs restart elective procedures

Elective surgeries comprise 60% of hospital revenues, so that’s why hospitals and ASCs are looking to restart elective services—stat. A rebound in COVID-19 cases as cities, regions and states open back up remains a possibility, which is why hospitals and ASCs should proceed slowly with the resumption of elective procedures.

Source: Health IT Answers

 

6 strategies to re-invent the ASC revenue cycle

Ambulatory surgery centers have long faced challenges in collecting reimbursement, and that became increasingly difficult as patients shouldered more financial responsibility for their care. However, those challenges have intensified during the COVID-19 pandemic and have resulted in an increased need for centers to accelerate revenue collection due to temporary income loss from suspended procedures.

Source: Becker’s ASC review

 

The benefits of shifting cardiovascular procedures to outpatient settings

Cardiovascular procedures are increasingly moving from hospitals to outpatient settings, and are being performed in ambulatory surgery centers. That change can save the patient, provider and payer money by allowing the patient to avoid an overnight hospital stay.

Source: Becker’s ASC review

 

U.S. Physician Shortage Growing

Even as the nation’s health care workforce combats the spread and lethality of COVID-19, a report from the Association of American Medical Colleges (AAMC) projects that the United States will face a shortage of between 54,100 and 139,000 physicians by 2033. The pandemic, which struck after the projections were completed, magnifies the need to address shortfalls in both primary care doctors and specialists, the AAMC says.

 Source: ASCA/American Association of Medical Colleges

 

How Many? How Often? How Long? Proper Use of Disinfectant Wipes a Mystery

Disinfectant wipes became all the rage when coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) struck but a study in the works says there’s a dearth of knowledge about just how they should be used.

Source: Infection Control Today

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