ASC or Surgical Office: What's the Difference?

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Prerecorded Event
60 Minutes
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Building Your Own ASC or Office Based Surgical Practice? Let These Key Considerations Guide You

At times, ambulatory surgical centers or ASCs are termed either as hospital-associated or freestanding. The term ‘freestanding’ might be confusing as some hospital-associated ASCs are located in buildings that may be several blocks away from the building of the main hospital.

It becomes essential that ASCs are not confused with office-based surgery practices or other outpatient centers that offer diagnostic services or primary health care. ASCs are different from these other healthcare facilities in their use of a referral system for accepting patients as well as their maintenance of an exclusive operating room.

Know more about the differences between the ASCs and the surgical office with our expert presenter Amy Mowles. You get tips on which venue is right for you and why, along with guidance on the overall development. Our expert will guide you on:

  • Regulatory definitions of an ASC vs. Operating or Procedure Suite in your office
  • Pros and cons of opening an ASC or building an OR in your practice
  • Factors that must be considered in evaluating either opportunity
  • Key considerations for developing your own ASC or Office Based Surgical Practice

Here’s just a sample of what else you’ll learn:

  • Learn the venue considerations based on individual practice and state regulations
  • Know where, when, and who has jurisdiction
  • Discover different reimbursement considerations
  • Get a rundown on the applications and surveys
  • Learn how to make the choice and what will you gain

Ask a question at the Q&A session following the live event and get advice unique to your situation, directly from our expert speaker.

Who should attend? MD’s of any specialty that performs outpatient procedures, Administrators and Directors of Nursing of those practices.

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About Our Speaker

Amy Gail Mowles - Pain Management Guidelines Expert

Amy Gail Mowles is President and CEO of Mowles Medical Practice Management (MMPM). Since 1996,  MMPM has been dedicated to helping pain management and other specialists develop efficient, productive and profitable Ambulatory Surgery Centers (ASCs) and practices. Understanding the need for comprehensive-yet-concise exploration of the complex challenges and differing environments of State Licensure, Medicare Certification and Accreditation for an ASC, MMPM delivers thoroughly researched information, hands-on facilitation and implementation of tailor-made...   More Info
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