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Becker's ASC Review February 2014 Issue

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Practical Business, Legal and Clinical Guidance for Ambulatory Surgery Centers ASCREVIEW February 2014 • Vol. 2014 No. 2 INDEX Operational Efficiency p. 9 Transactions & Joint Ventures p. 20 Key Specialties p. 32 Coding & Billing p. 35 Supply Chain p. 38 Accreditation Issues p. 45 ASC Joint Ventures: Lessons Learned Regent Surgical Health COO Nap Gary, Administrator David Moody and Dr. Herb Riemenschneider discuss the making of the Knightsbrige Surgery Center joint venture with OhioHealth. p. 21 Identify & Grow Nurse Leaders Medline Chief Nurse Executive Martie Moore discusses eight steps for identifying great can- didates for nurse leadership and how to foster leadership skills among ASC nurses. p. 10 How to Pick Physician Champions Willamette ENT & Facial Plastic Surgery Center & Clinic Administrator Jeffrey M. Baird discusses the importance of the relationship between administrators and physician champions. p. 12 Are There New ASC Physician Investors? Opportunities to Attract New Partners By Carrie Pallardy As physicians consider employment and hospitals race to ab- sorb physician practices, ambulatory surgery center leaders are left wondering whether or not there are still opportunities to attract new physician investment. The answer is yes, ASC leaders just need to know where to look and how to navigate the rocky landscape of the changing healthcare market. Ambulatory surgery center physician owners have the challenging task of simultaneously treating patients and running a business, both of which they aim to accomplish successfully. Urfan Dar, MD, and Joshua Siegel, MD, and Kenneth Pettine, MD, are physician owners of ASCs who take active roles in their centers' business operations and management. Dr. Dar is a pain management physi- cian, owner and medical director of Theda Oaks Surgery Center in San Antonio, Texas; Dr. Siegel is the di- rector of sports medicine at Access Sports Medicine and Orthopaedics in Exeter, N.H.; and Dr. Pettine is a spine surgeon and founder of The Spine Institute and Loveland (Colo.) Surgery Center. The three physicians discuss why it is crucial for physicians to have at least a basic understanding of their ASC's business operations and how less in- volved physicians can renew their ef- forts to take more active roles. ASC Schedules, Staffing & Supply Costs: Strategies to Eliminate Inefficiencies From ASCOA CEO Luke Lambert By Laura Miller Ambulatory Surgical Centers of America CEO Luke Lambert talks about common inefficiencies for am- bulatory surgery centers and the best opportunities to save time and money next year. continued on page 10 continued on page 9 continued on page 20 LISTS INSIDE: 101 ASC Physician Leaders to Know; 100 Minimally Invasive Orthopedic Devices to Know 12th Annual Spine, Orthopedic and Pain Management-Driven ASC Conference + The Future of Spine June 12-14, 2014 • Chicago To learn more or register, visit or call (800) 417-2035 132 Sessions • 168 Speakers • 63 Physician Leaders • 28 CEOs Keynote Debate: John Bolton Former Six-Term Governor of Vermont Howard Dean The Business of Medicine: How ASC Physician Owners Can Become More Financially Aware By Heather Linder

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