By: Dhananjai Seth and Alicia Daugherty
Most hospital-based health systems recognize the need to shift many joint replacements to ambulatory surgery centers in response to pressure from payers and physicians. The question is no longer if, but when.
Use our decision guide to help you navigate two considerations: Evaluating market interest and your current program characteristics. For each of these decisions, select the urgency that most closely represents your organization to determine the consideration score. Add up the scores for both considerations to arrive at your final score and reference the scoring key for a suggested timeline to establish a freestanding joint replacement presence.