Industry Forecast

Where ASCs stand in the business of health care

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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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Improve Your ASC's Safety Culture

In 2014, the Andrews Institute Ambulatory Surgery Center in Gulf Breeze, Florida, conducted its first annual safety culture survey. It asked the employees to rank the ASC's performance in areas including safety priority within the facility, safety as part of the ASC's ongoing agenda, accountability, issues corrected, teamwork and training.

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Provide Health Literacy
to Patients

ASC staff typically have limited time to spend with patients. This makes it imperative for staff to take advantage of every moment available to provide critical education to patients, says Missy Soliz, RN, quality and risk manager for Mississippi Valley Surgery Center and Mississippi Valley Endoscopy Center in Davenport, Iowa. "We must also do so without overwhelming them or talking over their heads," she says.

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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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Regent Surgical Health Names New CDO

DECEMBER 1, 2017

Thomas Crossen

Regent Surgical Health announced in a November 30 release that Thomas Crossen has joined the company as chief development officer.

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