Becker's ASC Review

January, February 2018 ASC Review

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BECKER'S ASC REVIEW Colonoscopy Price for 30 Largest US Cities Colonoscopy price can vary across the United States. New York garners the highest price colonoscopies on average, at around $2,712 per procedure, followed by Milwaukee and Houston. Chicago falls in the middle of the pack, with colonoscopies typically priced around $1,715, and Nashville brings up the rear with colonoscopies priced at $1,141. Syracuse Orthopedic Specialists to Build $13.5M ASC for Expanded Volume Syracuse (N.Y.) Orthopedic Specialists is planning to expand services into a new building that will accommodate total joint and spine surgeries. e new facility is expected to attract 40 percent of patients from outside the county. ASC owners and operators from around the country are considering whether to add or expand services to include total joint replacement and spine procedures. While these specialty procedures are highly sought aer, programs can be expensive to launch and ultimately depend on the center's ability to negotiate favorable contracts with insurance companies and device manufacturers. In this article, ASC owners and operators with experience in total joint replacements share their insights and expertise on adding and expanding procedures as well as a reimbursement outlook. e contributors also touch on physician and patient satisfaction with total joints and spine in the outpatient setting and how to build an effective program. continued on page 29 continued on page 17 continued on page 20 17 Observations for Total Joint and Spine Procedures at ASCs Inside the issue: California ASC Whistle-blowers File Wrongful Termination Suit: 5 Things to Know p. 8 How Office-based Centers Stack up Against ASCs, HOPDs p. 10 Physician-owned Hospital in Dallas Pays $7.5M to Settle Kickback Allegations: 5 Things to Know p. 15 Columbus Surgery Center and Eye Physicians Falls Victim to Ransomware Attack: 5 Things to Know p. 13 Orthopedic Surgeons' Salary Rises 55% Over 6 Years, Pay Satisfaction Declines p. 25 Medtronic acquires GI Device Maker for $45M - 4 Insights p. 29 Sutter Health Destroys Evidence in Antitrust Case Over Inflated Prices p. 35 30 Statistics on ASC Payer Mix as a % of Collections January/February 2018 • Vol. 2018 No. 1 Becker's 16th Annual Future of Spine + The Spine, Orthopedic and Pain Management-Driven ASC Conference June 14-16, 2018 | Swissotel, Chicago 222+ Total Speakers 140+ Physicians and Surgeons Speaking Keynotes from Andrew Hayek, Joe Montana and Tucker Carlson Call 1.800.417.2035 or email or visit or email Scott Becker, or Jessica Cole, REGISTER TODAY 30+ STORIES FEATURED INSIDE

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