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ASC REVENUE CYCLE SPECIALISTS

Because Specialization Matters.

The ASC Revenue Cycle. Its all we do.

It’s all we think about. And it shows.

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.

Maximize the Value of Multi-Specialty, Complex Procedures in Your ASC. Specialized procedures are migrating to the outpatient setting, including complex orthopedic, spinal, and cardiology surgeries, among others. The health care trends driving specialized surgeries to ambulatory surgery centers include cost savings, technological advancements, convenience, safety and outcomes. Patients, providers, and payers are all benefiting from […]

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In 2016, National Medical partnered with an Ambulatory Surgery Center (ASC) in South Carolina after a revenue cycle audit confirmed the in-house billing and facility management were delivering financial underperformance and lacking key Revenue Cycle Management (RCM) metrics. The ASC sought out National Medical, an award-winning leader in revenue cycle management and compliance in the […]

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With advancements in medical technology and high-quality outcomes, CMS has steadily allowed more orthopedic procedures to be performed in outpatient settings such as ambulatory surgery centers. However increasing the profitability of orthopedics in ASCs can be a challenge. During a December Becker’s Hospital Review webinar sponsored by National Medical Billing Services, experts discussed strategies for making orthopedics […]

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Originally published on Becker’s ASC Review In 1966, Eric Clapton, Jack Bruce, and Ginger Baker formed the band Cream. Each member was a star in his own right, leading most music historians to crown Cream as the very first “supergroup,” coining the now popular phrase. Today, it’s orthopedic supergroups that are on the rise. Orthopedic […]

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National Medical Billing Services, a national healthcare revenue cycle management company that specializes in servicing ambulatory surgery centers and their affiliated surgeons, was the Corporate Sponsor of the Becker’s Orthopedic, Spine + ASC Virtual Event, held March 18-19th from 10:00 am – 12:00pm CST. All virtual events are available on-demand Due to COVID-19, conferences have […]

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By Bill Hazen, CEO, Surgery Center at Pelham and Aaron Davis, Vice President of Operations, National Medical Billing Services Nearly all ASCs suffered a loss when elective surgeries paused in the spring of 2020. ASCs with highly functioning business operations have not only overcome those losses, but will benefit from a rebounding and growing market. […]

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National Medical Billing Services, a national healthcare revenue cycle management company that specializes in servicing ambulatory surgery centers and their affiliated surgeons, participated in multiple Becker’s Healthcare Virtual Events: Becker’s Healthcare Orthopedics + ASC Virtual Forum on August 26-27th Becker’s Cardiology Virtual Forum on September 14th Becker’s ASC Virtual Events; Part I, Leadership on September […]

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Nader Samii, JD/MBA, CEO, National Medical Billing Services; Alison Kuley CPC, Member NASS Coding Committee 2019-2022 – Senior Spine Coder at National Medical Billing Services How to Effectively and Profitably Move Spine into Your ASC In Part I of this article series, we discussed the trends that are driving numerous spinal procedures to the ambulatory surgery center […]

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Nader Samii, JD/MBA – Chief Executive Officer at National Medical Billing Services and Alison Kuley, CPC, Member NASS coding Committee 2019-2022 – Senior Spine Coder at National Medical Billing Services – Tuesday, May 26th, 2020   “Every success story is a tale of constant adaptation, revision and change.” – Richard Branson Never has this Richard Branson quote been more […]

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Agreement extends Smith+Nephew’s ‘Positive Connections’ program to offer ASC customers educational, advisory and financial services 5 May 2020 Smith+Nephew (LSE:SN, NYSE:SNN), the global medical technology business, today announces a strategic partnership with St. Louis-based National Medical Billing Services (National Medical) to provide revenue cycle management (RCM) solutions to Ambulatory Surgery Centers (ASCs) across the US. […]

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By Scott Allen, Vice President, Managed Care Contracting, National Medical Billing Services With the shift to value-based healthcare, more procedures are being performed in ambulatory surgery centers (ASCs). In fact, according to the United States Ambulatory Surgery Center Market Report 2019, from 2015-2022, the proportion of outpatient cases performed in ASCs is expected to increase […]

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On Thursday, October 24, 2019, National Medical Billing Services CEO Nader Samii was a participant in the Keynote Panel: The Best Ideas for Growth Today at Becker’s ASC 26th Annual Meeting: The Business and Operations of ASCs. The moderator, Scott Becker, began by explaining that for about 10 years, there was almost zero growth in […]

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On Thursday, October 24, 2019, the ASC Mergers and Acquisitions panel took place at Becker’s ASC 26th Annual Meeting: The Business and Operations of ASCs. National Medical Billing Services CEO Nader Samii participated in the panel along with Matthew Searles, Partner, Merritt Healthcare Advisors and Melissa Szabad, Partner, McGuireWoods LLP. • Big picture. The big picture […]

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Clear these nine hurdles first By Nader Samii, CEO, National Medical Billing Services Outpatient total joint replacement (TJR) procedures are decidedly good for many patients. Instead of spending time in the hospital, outpatient TJR patients are typically discharged three to four hours after the surgery and recover in the comfort of their own homes. Because […]

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St. Louis, November 6, 2019 – National Medical Billing Services recently released the “5 Benefits of Total Joint Replacement Programs for ASCs” eBook. The book provides information to ambulatory surgery centers (ASCs) interested in learning more about this growth opportunity. “SG2 research projects that nearly 50% of primary hip and knee replacements will be performed […]

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By Scott Allen, Vice President, Managed Care Contracting, National Medical Billing Services The outlook for the ambulatory surgery center (ASC) market continues to be positive. According to the 2018 Ambulatory Surgery Center Market Report by the Health Industry Distributors Association, the ASC market is on track to increase more than 15% through 2026. Additionally, every […]

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As Seen in ASC Focus Careful planning, patient selection and billing are key By Nader Samii “ You have to change your thinking if you desire to have a future different from your present.” ― Germany Kent, print and television journalist, author, actor Not long ago, when a patient needed total joint replacement (TJR) surgery, […]

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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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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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National Medical and Becker’s Spine Review are proud to bring you Joe Montana photos. Feel free to share all these photos, click to view the full-size version and then right click on your photo to download. Thanks for a successful show.

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CHICAGO, June 11, 2018 – National Medical Billing Services, a healthcare revenue cycle management company known for driving productivity and increasing cash flow for ambulatory surgery centers, is presenting on critical ASC industry topics at the 16th Annual Spine, Orthopedic and Pain Management-Driven ASC Conference + The Future of Spine, an annual conference hosted by Becker’s […]

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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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Optimizing key components of the outpatient revenue cycle are essential to maximizing reimbursement Maximizing claim reimbursements becomes more challenging every year. As the insurance market continues to transition to cost conscious care, ASCs are confronted with changes that add complexity to their front desk procedures, billings, and collections. Because these developments will continue indefinitely and […]

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CMS issued its final rule CMS ruled Wednesday, November 1, 2017, on the Hospital Outpatient Prospective Payment System (PDF). The 1,133-page document contains the following key takeaways for ASCs: 3 new procedures added to the ASC covered procedure list- Cervical Artificial Diskectomy (CPT 22856) Second Level Cervical Diskectomy (CPT 22858) Total Laparoscopic Hysterectomy (Uterus over […]

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