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CDC Updates Surgical Site Infection Guideline: 4 Key Takeaways for ASCs

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) recently updated its "Guideline for the Prevention of Surgical Site Infection (SSI)." The 2017 version of the guideline, published in the JAMA Surgery journal, updates the last version,...

ASCA 2017: What to Expect at This Year’s Meeting

From May 3-6, administrative and clinical professionals from ambulatory surgery centers (ASCs) across the country will convene in Washington, D.C. for ASCA 2017, the premier meeting for the ASC industry hosted by the Ambulatory Surgery Center...

Ask a CASC: How do I Recruit (and Retain) Skilled Surgeons?

By Heather Keidel Hayes

Recruiting new staff and retaining existing talent is a common challenge that crosses industries. In the ambulatory surgery space, this issue is unique in that skilled surgeons are actively courted by multiple facilities...

My Non-Traditional CASC Role: Meet Viney Varughese

There are more than 700 people in the U.S. who have earned the CASC (Certified Administrator Surgery Center) credential, but you might be surprised to find that they're not all administrators. In this blog series, we'll get a personal look into...

ASC Case Costing: Where should you start?

It might sound counterintuitive, but for an ambulatory surgery center (ASC), performing more cases doesn’t always mean making more money. If the total cost of a procedure exceeds the amount a payer will reimburse, the facility is the one that...

Opening a New Outpatient Surgical Facility: What to Consider

Opening a new outpatient surgery facility – whether it’s an ambulatory surgery center (ASC) or hospital outpatient department (HOPD) – can be a daunting task, especially when starting from the ground up with new construction, unestablished...

Three Partner Perspectives on Becker's Annual ASC Meeting

Becker's 23rd Annual Meeting: The Business and Operations of ASCs brought ambulatory surgical center (ASC) leaders together with companies that develop services and solutions for the industry. SourceMed leaders shared their takeaways in a...

My Non-Traditional CASC Role: Meet Luke Lambert

There are more than 700 people in the U.S. who have earned the CASC (Certified Administrator Surgery Center) credential, but you might be surprised to find that they're not all administrators. In this blog series, we'll get a personal look into...

Takeaways from Becker's Annual ASC Meeting

Last week Becker's hosted its 23rd Annual Meeting: The Business and Operations of ASCs. This event, held in Chicago, is a must-attend for business and clinical leaders in the ambulatory surgical center (ASC) market, as well as for companies that...

My Non-Traditional CASC Role: Meet Heather Keidel Hayes

There are more than 700 people in the U.S. who have earned the CASC (Certified Administrator Surgery Center) credential, but you might be surprised to find that they're not all administrators. In this blog series, we’ll get a personal look into...

Is your ASC positioned for success in the value-based world?

It's an exciting time to be in healthcare—especially the outpatient space. We're in the midst of a shift to value-based care, transitioning from the historical fee-per-service model to an approach that focuses on a better patient experience at a...

My Non-Traditional CASC Role: Meet Ann Geier

 

There are more than 700 people in the U.S. who have earned the CASC (Certified Administrator Surgery Center) credential, but you might be surprised to find that they're not all administrators. In this blog series, we’ll get a personal look into...

ASCs Have Revolutionized the Surgical Experience

The number of ambulatory surgery centers (ASCs) in the U.S. has grown to rival that of hospitals, with more than 5,400 across the country that perform 23 million surgeries each year. Over the 40+ years since the first freestanding center opened...

Webinar: A 360° View of Value-Based Healthcare

For more than 40 years, healthcare costs in the United States have outpaced other nations. It would stand to reason that outcomes would be better, too. But research reveals that isn’t the case. A 2015 report by the Commonwealth Fund states that...

4 Ways ASCs Control Costs

As healthcare costs continue to rise while reimbursements fall, ambulatory surgery centers (ASCs) have demonstrated an ability to control costs and save money – $38 billion, in fact. A recent study conducted by Healthcare Bluebook™ found that ...

Who Should Become a CASC and Why?

CASC Certification is a significant endorsement of the skills and knowledge that are needed to effectively manage an ambulatory surgery center (ASC). We've already explored what it means to be CASC Certified and how to maintain your certification,

Three Steps to Prepare for the CASC Exam

The Certified Administrator Surgery Center (CASC) credential is a tangible way to demonstrate your deep understanding of the skills and knowledge required to be a successful ASC administrator. But in order to earn the certification, you must pass...

Maintaining your CASC Certification: How and Why?

With the demand for experienced ASC administrators rising, many candidates are taking additional steps toward advancing their career by earning a Certified Administrator Surgery Center (CASC) credential. In a previous post, we covered the basics...

CASC Credentials: the Gold Standard for ASCs

Competition for the best Ambulatory Surgical Center (ASC) administration jobs is very competitive, and the field is growing rapidly. According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, the demand for qualified Healthcare Administrators will increase by...

CDC Updates Surgical Site Infection Guideline: 4 Key Takeaways for ASCs

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) recently updated its "Guideline for the Prevention of Surgical Site Infection (SSI)." The 2017 version of the guideline, published in the JAMA Surgery journal, updates the last version,...

ASCA 2017: What to Expect at This Year’s Meeting

From May 3-6, administrative and clinical professionals from ambulatory surgery centers (ASCs) across the country will convene in Washington, D.C. for ASCA 2017, the premier meeting for the ASC industry hosted by the Ambulatory Surgery Center...

Ask a CASC: How do I Recruit (and Retain) Skilled Surgeons?

By Heather Keidel Hayes

Recruiting new staff and retaining existing talent is a common challenge that crosses industries. In the ambulatory surgery space, this issue is unique in that skilled surgeons are actively courted by multiple facilities...

My Non-Traditional CASC Role: Meet Viney Varughese

There are more than 700 people in the U.S. who have earned the CASC (Certified Administrator Surgery Center) credential, but you might be surprised to find that they're not all administrators. In this blog series, we'll get a personal look into...

ASC Case Costing: Where should you start?

It might sound counterintuitive, but for an ambulatory surgery center (ASC), performing more cases doesn’t always mean making more money. If the total cost of a procedure exceeds the amount a payer will reimburse, the facility is the one that...

Opening a New Outpatient Surgical Facility: What to Consider

Opening a new outpatient surgery facility – whether it’s an ambulatory surgery center (ASC) or hospital outpatient department (HOPD) – can be a daunting task, especially when starting from the ground up with new construction, unestablished...

Three Partner Perspectives on Becker's Annual ASC Meeting

Becker's 23rd Annual Meeting: The Business and Operations of ASCs brought ambulatory surgical center (ASC) leaders together with companies that develop services and solutions for the industry. SourceMed leaders shared their takeaways in a...

My Non-Traditional CASC Role: Meet Luke Lambert

There are more than 700 people in the U.S. who have earned the CASC (Certified Administrator Surgery Center) credential, but you might be surprised to find that they're not all administrators. In this blog series, we'll get a personal look into...

Takeaways from Becker's Annual ASC Meeting

Last week Becker's hosted its 23rd Annual Meeting: The Business and Operations of ASCs. This event, held in Chicago, is a must-attend for business and clinical leaders in the ambulatory surgical center (ASC) market, as well as for companies that...

My Non-Traditional CASC Role: Meet Heather Keidel Hayes

There are more than 700 people in the U.S. who have earned the CASC (Certified Administrator Surgery Center) credential, but you might be surprised to find that they're not all administrators. In this blog series, we’ll get a personal look into...

Is your ASC positioned for success in the value-based world?

It's an exciting time to be in healthcare—especially the outpatient space. We're in the midst of a shift to value-based care, transitioning from the historical fee-per-service model to an approach that focuses on a better patient experience at a...

My Non-Traditional CASC Role: Meet Ann Geier

 

There are more than 700 people in the U.S. who have earned the CASC (Certified Administrator Surgery Center) credential, but you might be surprised to find that they're not all administrators. In this blog series, we’ll get a personal look into...

ASCs Have Revolutionized the Surgical Experience

The number of ambulatory surgery centers (ASCs) in the U.S. has grown to rival that of hospitals, with more than 5,400 across the country that perform 23 million surgeries each year. Over the 40+ years since the first freestanding center opened...

Webinar: A 360° View of Value-Based Healthcare

For more than 40 years, healthcare costs in the United States have outpaced other nations. It would stand to reason that outcomes would be better, too. But research reveals that isn’t the case. A 2015 report by the Commonwealth Fund states that...

4 Ways ASCs Control Costs

As healthcare costs continue to rise while reimbursements fall, ambulatory surgery centers (ASCs) have demonstrated an ability to control costs and save money – $38 billion, in fact. A recent study conducted by Healthcare Bluebook™ found that ...

Who Should Become a CASC and Why?

CASC Certification is a significant endorsement of the skills and knowledge that are needed to effectively manage an ambulatory surgery center (ASC). We've already explored what it means to be CASC Certified and how to maintain your certification,

Three Steps to Prepare for the CASC Exam

The Certified Administrator Surgery Center (CASC) credential is a tangible way to demonstrate your deep understanding of the skills and knowledge required to be a successful ASC administrator. But in order to earn the certification, you must pass...

Maintaining your CASC Certification: How and Why?

With the demand for experienced ASC administrators rising, many candidates are taking additional steps toward advancing their career by earning a Certified Administrator Surgery Center (CASC) credential. In a previous post, we covered the basics...

CASC Credentials: the Gold Standard for ASCs

Competition for the best Ambulatory Surgical Center (ASC) administration jobs is very competitive, and the field is growing rapidly. According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, the demand for qualified Healthcare Administrators will increase by...

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