Becker's ASC Review

September/October 2021 Issue of Becker's ASC Review

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BECKER'S ASC REVIEW The wins for ASCs in the CMS 2022 outpatient payment proposal CMS floated several changes to the 2022 Hospital Outpatient Prospective Payment System and ASC Payment System that reversed a few favorable policies for ASCs. But there were also important elements that would be a boon for surgery centers next year. ASCs are growing, but 5 threats remain ASCs had a breakout year in 2020 as more cases migrated outpatient while inpatient hospitals focused on COVID-19 patients. is article details the challenges four industry leaders see ahead. In 2020, more surgeries rapidly moved into ASCs as hospitals were overburdened with COVID-19 cases. Some ASCs forged deeper relationships with local hospitals during that time while other hospitals saw ASCs as fierce competition. Industry experts discuss how that relationship will evolve in the next few years. continued on page 18. continued on page 14. continued on page 36. THE ASC-HOSPITAL POWER SHIFT: WHO WILL WIN THE NEXT 3-5 YEARS? INSIDE THE ISSUE: ASC sues to block hospital's 'anticompetitive' acquisition: 5 details p. 17 What's worrying ASC leaders? p. 39 12 most-recruited physician specialties p. 25 Orthopedic surgeon's $9M win against Texas ASC overturned p. 11 USPI, AmSurg & more: Large ASC chains by the numbers p. 15 70% of physicians are now employed by hospitals or corporations p. 90 Tech changes in the ASC industry p. 35 September/October 2021 • Vol. 2021 No. 7 INSIDE THE ISSUE 155+ STORIES FEATURED 10 of the largest ASC chains in the US p. 12 27th Annual Meeting The Business & Operations of ASCs Hyatt Regency, Chicago | October 21-23, 2021 Virtual Event | October 27-29, 2021 REGISTER TODAY BECKER'S ASC REVIEW

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