Coming to an ASC near you: total knee replacement surgery

Coming to an ASC near you: total knee replacement surgery As healthcare costs continue to climb, ambulatory surgery centers are increasingly offering patients cost-effective, sophisticated and convenient outpatient surgical options. Next up for ASCs? Total knee replacement surgery. Starting in 2015, Regent’s Loveland Surgery Center (Colorado) will offer total knee replacement surgery that includes overnight…

4 key factors to launching a successful ASC joint venture

The U.S. ambulatory surgery center market has never been more competitive. With more than 5,000 ASCs nationwide, many U.S. markets are saturated with outpatient facilities. Adding to the challenge, the ASC reimbursement rate is less than 60 percent the hospital rate for identical procedures, and shrinking out-of-network reimbursements in many markets are making it increasingly…