Industry Forecast

Where ASCs stand in the business of health care

Digital Debut

HIPAA Biannual Update

Since our last update in September, health care organizations across the country posted 180 breaches of protected health information (PHI) affecting 500 or more individuals.

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Study Proves ASCs Can Provide Value-Based Orthopedic Surgery

An ASC chain partnered with ValidCare for a multi-year, multi-phase pilot that began in 2016 to determine whether specific orthopedic and spine procedures, which had historically been in-patient procedures, could be performed at its ASCs at a lower cost while maintaining or improving the quality of outcome and patient satisfaction.

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Who Can and Cannot Translate in ASCs?

In 2010, the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act—commonly referred to as the ACA—brought sweeping regulatory changes to the health care industry. Section 1557 of the ACA instituted new nondiscrimination requirements, which prohibits health care providers from discriminating in health care or health coverage based on a variety of traits.

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Focus on Members

What is the most important step to maintain quality in your ASC?

Kris Sabo

"Maintaining employee engagement! We have three different age groups in our work force now, Gen X, Gen Y and the Millennials..."

—Kris Sabo, Pend Oreille Surgery Center

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Names in the News

Apex Surgical Center Performs its First TJR

DECEMBER 6, 2017

On December 1, 2017, Andrew Wickine, MD, performed the first same-day total joint replacement (TJR) of Apex Surgical Center in Westmoreland, New York.

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