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Becker's ASC May/June ASC 2016

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Considering Alternative Payment Models in GI: 6 Takeaways By Anuja Vaidya A new paper, published in Clinical Gastroenterol- ogy and Hepatology, discusses alternative payment models that aim to realign financing to support GI services. Here are six takeaways: 1. Fee-for-service payments typically encourage high-volume services rather than high-quality care. How to Breathe New Life Into a 10+ Year-Old ASC: 6 Key Strategies By Laura Dyrda One of the biggest issues for mature ASCs — those 10 years or older — occurs when the founding part- ners approach retirement. e partners can either choose to close their practice, sell to a hospital or bring on new physician partners to continue their business. Each solution comes with a specific set of challenges, especially when bringing on a new partner. S urgery centers across the country are adding spine. Medicare added new spine procedures to the ASC payable list in 2015 and in some markets surgery center owners and operators are seeing payers more willing to negotiate contracts for outpatient spine procedures. is list features ambulatory surgery centers focused on spine surgery. Some include spinal fusions, disc replacements and multi-level procedures. Others have operated for years with minimally invasive spinal interventions as their core business. ese surgery centers include both spine and neurosurgeons ef- ficiently performing cases. Many of the centers are physician-owned or joint ventures with corporate partners and hospitals. e surgery centers have accreditation and focus on spine as a major service line along with orthopedics or other specialties. continued on page 8 continued on page 38 continued on page 53 62 Spine-Focused ASCs to Know Inside the issue: 10 Highest & Lowest Earning States for Physicians Here are key statistics on the best states for physician earnings. p. 11 How to Engage Millennial Nurse Leaders The best strategies to build leaders among today's young nurses. p. 50 Physician Starting Salary & Bonus Eight statistics on the starting salary and bonus for physicians. p. 15 Great Payer Strategies in 2016 How to maximize payer negotiations this year. p. 24 Becker's 23 rd ASC Annual Meeting The Business and Operations of ASCs October 27-29, 2016 at Swissôtel, Chicago Don't miss 125 Speakers from Surgery Centers & Keynotes from Pat Riley, Sugar Ray Leonard and Lee Woodruff For more information, visit or call (800) 417-2035. SAVE THE DATE INSIDE: Becker's ASC 23rd Annual Meeting: The Business and Operations of ASCs May/June 2016 • Vol. 2016 No. 4

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