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Capabilities & Services

Practice Partners leverages a hands-on leadership team to ensure your surgery center’s success in today’s complex healthcare environment. PPH provides a multitude of services to develop joint-venture partnerships with physicians and hospitals creating value through cost effective management and superior patient outcomes. Ambulatory surgery center success is steeped in the details of day-to-day operations, understanding industry benchmarking and quality measures.

Feasibility Study
  • Volume review
  • Managed care review/net revenue review
  • Staffing needs
  • Facility requirement
  • Equipment requirements
  • Operating Capital requirements
  • Projected Operating Budget
  • Cash on Cash Return on Investment (ROI)
Certificate of Need filing
  • Research and data collection
  • Demographic and state data
  • Health care metrics
  • Detrimential effects
  • Assist with LOI filing
  • Document preparation for attorney review and presentation
  • Presentation at review board meeting
  • Post approval data submission and quarterly filings
  • Any contested case work with attorney
Project Scheduling
  • Develop project schedule
  • Revise and report project schedule updates
Site Selection
  • Work with realtor on specifics of property needed
  • Review all contractual/written documentation
  • Perform analysis of similar locations
Architect Selection and Consultation
  • Selection of architect to ensure appropriate background and experience and cost
  • Work with architect to lay out appropriate schematic
  • Establish work flow charts for utilization of growth and expansion
  • Ensure schematic is efficient for staffing
Construction Management
  • Issue requests for proposals (RFP). Manage RFP process.
  • Analyze, report and recommend selection
  • Monitor the construction process throughout the schedule
Private Placement Memorandum Preparation/Syndication
  • PPH will work with initial partners and external attorneys to produce a partnership agreement and subsequent PPM that will be used for syndication
  • PPH will coordinate the syndication via site visits with existing and potential investors, SEC filings, fund collections, etc.
Licensing, Certification and Accreditation Services
  • Prepare licensure and Medicare application packet Monitor progress of licensing and certification process
  • Supervise Life Safety Code documentation and submission
  • Monitor Department of Licensing and Certification process to expedite completed packet
  • Governing Body organization and documentation Medical Staff By Laws
  • Physician and ancillary Credentialing Procedure Lists and Formulary Personnel
  • Policies and Procedures Manuals
  • Quality Improvement Program
  • Mandatory Service Agreements
  • Coordinate licensure and Medicare Survey
Initial Staffing
  • Provide staffing plan and job descriptions
  • Recruit and hire Administrator
  • Recruit and hire DON
  • Provide support and guidance in staffing selection
  • Provide initial employee training
  • Establish employee benefits plan
  • Provide personnel policy manual
Business Office Set Up
  • Recruit and hire business office manager
  • Arrange and coordinate purchase and installation of appropriate hardware and software
  • Obtain local business license
  • Establish bank and deposit accounts
  • Set up coding service
  • Set up transcription service
  • Set up purchasing contracts
Payer Contracting
  • Establish a plan for contracting with third party payers
  • Contract negotiations with selected third party payers
  • Ensure appropriate contract deal points: rates, implants, multiple procedures, out of network benefits,ungrouped codes, etc.
Marketing
  • Assist and coordinate in design of collateral marketing materials
  • Coordinate grand opening events for physicians, payers and general public
  • Yellow page ads
Compliance Audit
  • Licensure, certification and accreditation documentation
  • Governing board recording and reporting
  • Medical staff bylaws
  • Credentialing and privileging processes
  • Employee evaluations and employee file content
  • Policies and procedures
  • Quality Improvement program and activities
  • Contracts and services agreements with outside services
  • HIPAA compliance
Accounting
  • Financial record preparation including general ledger, income statement, balance sheets and statement of cash flows
  • Bank account management
  • Tax return oversight
  • Budget preparation annually, by month
  • Benchmarking and goal setting compared to industry, other like partnerships
  • Billing training and coordination
  • Accounts receivable policy and procedure as well as management
Management
  • Coordinating and supervising all financial and accounting operating systems.
  • Managing all personnel matters, including supervision of record keeping, payroll preparation and payroll associated duties with federal, state and local laws and regulations.
  • Reviewing all monthly financial statements in accordance with the provisions of bank loan requirements, if any, and otherwise monitoring loan compliance.
  • Supervise and provide reports on all operational aspects of the ASC.
  • Supervise, coordinate, facilitate and report the performance of annual strategic planning functions for the ASC.
  • Establish, monitor and present key performance indicators including financial statements and graphical interpretations on a monthly basis.
  • Develop and provide direction to operational committees, including, without limitation, quality assurance, safety and credentialing.
  • Coordinate with clinical personnel to development and maintenance of cost-effective services.
  • Supervise billing, collections and accounts receivables management when provided in-house by ASC personnel.
  • Assist in the recruitment of new non-physician employees.
  • Pursue and obtain managed care contracts.
  • Supervise and coordinate the selection and on-going operation of management information system.
  • Oversee all record maintenance for compliance.
  • Evaluate and recommend vendors and equipment as needed.
  • Assist in the determination of appropriate charge structure and pricing.
  • Assist in the implementation of policies and procedures.
  • Arrange for appropriate ASC insurance coverage.
  • Oversee compliance (including HIPAA compliance),
    licensure and accreditation programs and activities common to other ASCs.
  • Provide reports on performance measures common in the surgical center industry.
  • Review all expenditures, salary ranges, and performance, cost controls, purchasing patterns, and discounts.
  • Coordinate appropriate training for all staff member’s individual job tasks.

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