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Total Shoulder Joint Replacement Surgery

Total Shoulder Surgery Blog

June 30, 2017

Although shoulder and joint replacement is less common than knee or hip replacement, it is still just as successful in relieving joint pain. If nonsurgical treatments like medications and activity changes are no longer helpful for relieving pain, you may want to consider shoulder joint replacement surgery. Joint replacement surgery is safe and effective procedure to relieve pain and help you resu...

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Ways to Improve Revenue Cycle Management

Ways to Improve Revenue Cycle Management

June 26, 2017

If you are wanting to make changes to your revenue cycle management but not sure where to start, take a look at these 4 tips.

1. Trend Your Healthcare Data

You cannot manage what you do not measure. The first step to improving is to identify areas for enhancement. Combining data ...

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Steps to Making Your ASC a Reality: Surgery Center Development Process

Steps to Making Your ASC a Reality

June 7, 2017

Since its formation, Practice Partners in Healthcare has developed a customizable process on how to develop a personalized ASC. Practice Partners is a one-stop ASC solution – we develop new centers, take existing centers to the next level and turn around struggling centers. This process is tailored to the needs of the physicians or center.

Phase 1- Project...

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Five Ways to Improve Patient Satisfaction

5 ways to improve patient satisfaction

April 28, 2017

Five Ways to Improve Patient Satisfaction

  1. Recognize the value of patient satisfaction. These are inexpensive and priceless tools for center leaders to measure and improve their performance. If we do not know what customers need or want, how will we exceed their expectations? It is often difficult to see from the patient’s point of view and there is no better way to u...

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8 Aspects of an ASC That Physicians Like the Most

8 Aspects of an ASC that physicians like the most

March 23, 2017

Ambulatory Surgery Centers are more attractive to physicians for many reasons. Not only are patients more satisfied with their experience, physicians find a better quality of life while at an ASC. Convenient block scheduling, fast turnover time and additional income are only a few of the perks of belonging to an ASC as opposed to a hospital.

  1. Block scheduling: With bloc...

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A Patient’s Guide to Preparing for your Surgery or Procedure

Preparing for Surgery Blog

March 6, 2017

Here are a few tips for patients to consider prior to their date of service to ensure safe outcomes and the highest quality care.

  1. We will take great care of you and your family.
  2. Follow your physician’s instructions about not eating or drinking before your surgery or procedure. You may be instructed NOT to eat or drink anything after midnight the night before surgery and no...

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4 Key Components In Developing a Successful ASC

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February 16, 2017

There are many variables in the development of an ambulatory surgery center; however, these four components are critical to consider in the early stages of ASC development. Developing a Successful ASC Chart 3

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10 Key Suggestions When Adding New Partners to Your ASC

Partners Tips Blog 2

February 2, 2017

Looking to add new partners to your center? Check out these tips on how to find the perfect addition.

  1. Existing partners buy-in. Existing partners need to be active and eager participants in the process. They need to understand the value of new partners and be ready to accommodate new partners- both personally and by adjusting their schedules if needed. A decision to ad...

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Reduce Credentialing Craziness with these Ten Tips

Credentialing Blog 2

January 13, 2017

Want to feel like you have your credentialing under control? Use these 10 tips to make credentialing a breeze.

  1. Maintain a template application to easily prepare the credentialing application. Incorporate drop down selection when needed. Personalize the application to the applicant by including their name and only the applicable forms.
  2. Provide the a...

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5 Ways ASCs Can Cut Costs: From Larry Taylor, CEO of Practice Partners in Healthcare

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November 15, 2016

Larry Taylor, president and CEO of Practice Partners in Healthcare in Birmingham, Ala., points to five ways ambulatory surgery centers can cut costs. 1. Revisit implant discounts. Reevaluate surgical implant discounts on a regular basis. Ask for price breaks, reminding the implant company that lower prices can translate into higher case volume and thus increase its business. "One key strategy i...

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10 Key Areas for CMS Deemed Status Accreditation of Surgery Centers


March 25, 2016

"In preparation for deemed status accreditation of surgery centers for Medicare or Medicaid programs, your surgery center must comply with the Medicare Conditions for Coverage (CfC) requirements set forth in the ASC federal regulations (Title 42 CFR 416 Subparts A - C). Your ASC can achieve this status by participating in a Medicare deemed status accreditation survey

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