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What planners need to know about ASCs: Understanding the risks and benefits

June 23, 2017

    Ambulatory surgical centers (ASCs) can benefit health systems in a number of ways: They can help hospitals grow their outpatient footprint, improve operational efficiency, and better engage patients through shorter stays and lower costs. However, these forces present a challenge to hospitals that compete for outpatient volumes against ASCs. Meanwhile, the reimbursement landscape for this care setting further complicates this dynamic, offering unique challenges and benefits to each stakeholder.

    Keep reading to understand today's ASC investment risks and how to approach them based on your system's current portfolio and strategic priorities. 


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