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Case Study: The Surgery Center of Lynchburg

Situation The Professional employer organization (PEO) industry has been around for about as long as the freestanding ASC industry. The Surgery Center of Lynchburg, a long-established ASC, became interested in the PEO model and recognized a strategic fit with the ASC environment. When the ASC board of managers ultimately made the decision to switch its…

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3 Benefits of Outsourcing Physician Credentialing

Meticulous credentialing – the process of acquiring, evaluating, and verifying a physician’s professional documentation – is a necessity for any healthcare facility, including hospitals and ambulatory surgery centers (ASCs). In addition, insurance carriers, Medicare and Medicaid require medical providers to show proper credentialing before they can be reimbursed for their services. Any errors in credentialing…

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Three Accounting Mistakes ASCs Can Easily Avoid

For most physician-leaders of ambulatory surgery centers, accounting is neither their first love nor their best strength. But in the early days of establishing a successful center, physician partners find themselves in many roles. The buck stops with them for everything from accounting to waste removal and lots of other functions in between, including their…

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…

Newly Published White Paper Outlines New HR Strategies for Hospitals’ Ambulatory Ventures

A new white paper from MedHQ outlines how hospitals can gain distinct advantages in three areas by outsourcing human resources (HR) for ambulatory facilities, better matching the needs of that more specialized, fast-moving environment. The paper, titled “Optimize Performance by Rethinking Hospital HR for Ambulatory Ventures,” explores efficiencies in benefits design and administration, recruiting/hiring/managing employee…

How Employee Assistance Programs Work

An organization is only as strong as its individual employees. And while most professionals try to maintain some separation between their home lives and their work lives, the two worlds inevitably overlap. When people are coping with personal difficulties – financial worries, family issues, relationship troubles, health or substance abuse problems – they often bring…