Nurse Staffing Shortage

How ASCs Can Navigate Major Staffing Shortage

Staffing shortage is the most critical issue in this current COVID-19 surge—not PPE, ventilators, or bed space. In the United States, there has been a nursing shortage for years, but the pandemic has exacerbated that problem in ways like never…


Elective Surgeries

Staying Ahead Amidst Postponed Elective Surgeries

A growing number of US hospitals have canceled or postponed elective surgeries due to the surging number of Americans sick with Covid-19 (fourth surge). According to the Centers for Disease Control Prevention (CDC), more than 95 percent of the new…


Mnet ASC Revenue

3 Digital Tools to Maximize Your ASC Revenue

Surgery centers are gradually rebounding from the revenue impacts of 2020. However, with the massive surgery backlogs, ‘normal’ is not quite there yet thus continuing to affect ASC revenue. The challenge is for ASCs to remain profitable while…


3 Things for ASCs to Consider When Ramping Up Case Volumes

As the COVID-19 pandemic curve shrinks in many states, elective surgeries are also ramping up in surgery centers.  Some patients, however, might still be reluctant to go into medical facilities because of the risks of COVID-19. On the other hand,…


How Hospitals and ASCs Are Affected During the COVID-19 Pandemic

The global pandemic known as COVID-19 has already affected over 280,000 people worldwide. As of March 20, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) reported 15,219 cases and 201 deaths in 54 jurisdictions in the United States due to…


3 ASC Revenue Cycle Improvements for Financial Success

Every year new procedures and technological advancements in healthcare are coming into the realm of ambulatory surgery centers (ASC’s). Some of the factors that are driving this shift to ASC setting include cost reduction, better safety and patient…


3 Challenges Facing ASC’s and Tips to Overcome Them

With patients having more financial responsibility for their healthcare, outpatient settings like surgery centers are becoming more attractive to patients. In general, surgical procedures at ASC’s are 35% to 50% lower than hospitals. Research from…


How ASC’s Can Use Technology for Better Patient Financial Experience

With an increasing number of patients with high deductible health plans, it is essential that ambulatory surgery centers leverage technology and automation to improve the patient financial experience. According to a ResearchAndMarkets analysis, the…


Trends Impacting the ASC Landscape: 5 Things To Know

According to McKinsey research, nonhospital-provider segments are primed for growth and could account for almost 55 percent of projected profit pools by 2021. This includes everything from diagnostics, pre-, non-, and post-acute services, surgery…


How to Prevent Revenue Leakage in Your ASC

The healthcare reimbursement landscape has changed dramatically in just a few years. Just five years ago, healthcare providers could get 90% of their revenue from government payers (Medicare and Medicaid) and commercial insurance companies, while…