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INDUSTRY INSIGHTS

We are experts in the ASC revenue cycle industry, and we are regularly asked to write articles and speak nationally on cutting edge and pressing issues facing ambulatory surgery centers. See below for some of what our people had to say on such topics.

By Kylie Kaczor MSN-RN, CASC, CMPE, CPHRM, ACHE, CPCO, CLSSBB, Vice President, Clinical and Regulatory Affairs, National Medical Billing Services   In today’s healthcare environment, providers and their office staff are faced with the daunting challenge of reframing business practice to help maximize reimbursement from not only health insurers but from patients as well. Continuously […]

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Written by: Frank Armocida, MD, Surgery Center at Pelham, Bill Hazen, Administrator/CEO, Surgery Center at Pelham and Nader Samii, CEO, National Medical Billing Services At the Surgery Center at Pelham, careful patient management leads to successful total joint replacement surgeries in the outpatient setting, while payer management leads to profitable financial outcomes. “Walking is the […]

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Key Steps for ASCs to Maximize Quality and Profitability of Total Joint Replacements Total joint replacement surgeries are projected to grow rapidly in the coming years, and there will be a significant migration of these cases from the inpatient to the outpatient setting.  Consider the following: The number of hip and knee joint replacement surgeries […]

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Contracts are a critical component of a successful financial strategy for nearly every facility.  While often underestimated, small changes in your managed care contracts can have big impacts on your bottom line.  Here are 6 tips that your surgery center might want to consider as you look to get the most out of managed care […]

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Addressing challenges and taking advantage of big data will empower your ASC to succeed H. Jackson Brown, Jr., the American author who wrote Life’s Little Instruction Book, contends that “nothing is more expensive than a missed opportunity.” It’s an observation that healthcare leaders should take heed of – as there appears to be ample opportunity […]

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In the age of consumerism, the patient experience is key to maximizing your revenue cycle The patient collection process has moved beyond simply collecting patient co-payments and sending billing statements. In today’s healthcare environment, providers and their office staff are faced with the daunting challenge of reframing business practice to help maximize reimbursement from not […]

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Manage cash flow and help your ASC adapt to change by following these important guidelines Change is never-ending for ambulatory surgery centers (ACSs). ASCs need to always stay on top of the seemingly nonstop influx of contractual and coding changes, which can have a direct impact on cash flow. Here are just some of the […]

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Taking a proactive approach while coding spine and pain procedures will maintain compliance while maximizing revenue in the ASC setting. Coding spine and pain procedures can be a complex and confusing process for both new and veteran coders. During a June 6 webinar sponsored by National Medical Billing Services and hosted by Becker’s Healthcare, three […]

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As healthcare shifts to value-based care, ASCs need to not only deliver quality care at a reduced cost, they need to prove that they are doing so as well. Consumers are now paying for a greater percentage of their healthcare bills. The average annual out-of-pocket costs per patient rose almost 230 percent between 2006 and […]

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Developing relationships with payers, diving into managed care contracts, informing patients of their payment responsibility and collecting payments up-front are key to increasing revenue Depending on specialty, geography, payer mix and technology, the critical components of an ASC revenue cycle can change, says Lindsay Miller, executive vice president of operations at National Medical Billing Services […]

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