Staffing Issues That Could be Costing Your ASC

Employees are the most important asset and one of the most significant expenses in the operation of your ambulatory surgery center. A 2017 HealthCare Appraisers survey of ASCs in the United States found that 57% of respondents spend 20% to 29.9% of their revenue on employee salaries and wages. And according to research from VMG…

Growing MedHQ Team Adds Jake Bartelt as Operations Manager

Jake Bartelt, an experienced professional in HR outsourcing has joined MedHQ as Operations and Implementation Manager. A healthcare industry-focused HR outsourcing (HRO), client accounting services and professional employer (PEO) company, the new position will help ensure MedHQ continue its growth trajectory serving the ambulatory surgery center (ASC) industry. In his new role, Bartelt will lead…

4 Credentialing Issues to Avoid

Keeping up with credentialing is an ongoing challenge for ambulatory surgery centers (ASCs). It’s a juggling act to ensure you are tracking all medical providers’ credentials, renewing them before their expiration dates, and keeping updated documents on file. Combine that onerous task with staying current on all new industry, municipal, state, and federal credentialing guidelines,…

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How Hospital Joint Ventures Can Benefit from an Independent HR Service

HR management is notoriously complex in healthcare organizations – and even more so within hospital joint ventures. Administrators are charged with handling increasingly intricate operations, from compliance standards to hiring and onboarding practices. And when admin teams become overextended, tensions run high, problems build up, and overall efficiency and morale suffer. Outsourcing HR functions to…

The Top Oversights in Physician Credentialing & How to Fix Them

Physician credentialing is one of the most important (and most painstaking) tasks that administrators in ambulatory surgery centers manage. Patients place their trust in their doctors – and it’s a center’s responsibility to verify that all practicing physicians have up-to-date credentials and documentation. ASCs must develop a thorough credentialing process in order to maintain efficient…