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Ep. 4: Beth LaBouyer – From Nurse to Admin: Succeeding in Business | This Week in Surgery Centers
Here’s what to expect on this week’s episode. 🎙️
You know how to run an OR. But how about running an ASC?
In our world, it’s common for someone with a clinical background to get promoted to an Admin or CEO and be expected to run the day-to-day business of an entire ASC.
The to-do list is never-ending for an administrator. You have to juggle QAPI studies, IT requirements, risk management, physician peer reviews, credentialing, contract negotiations, accreditations, patient satisfaction, revenue cycle management, and so much more. 🤯 So how do you begin to learn and tackle all these moving parts?
Beth LaBouyer, the Executive Director of California Ambulatory Surgery Association, joins us on this week’s podcast to share her experience and break down five tips to make your transition from clinical to business a success.
Tip 1 – Involve Your Team. 🤝 Look at their strengths, delegate responsibilities, and empower them to own specific processes. This not only helps you but also builds camaraderie and increases longevity.
Tip 2 – Support the Industry. 👥 Become a member of ASCA or your state association to stay close to the latest federal and state regulations. You’ll also be financially supporting organizations that are advocating on your behalf.
Tip 3 – Know Your Standards and Regulations. 📚 It seems simple, but make sure you are very familiar with the CMS Interpretative Guidelines Appendix L. Then focus on accreditation standards and your state regulations. Download and spend time with these documents.
Tip 4 – Take Advantage of Networking. 📲 Our industry is very fortunate in that everyone is extremely helpful. Attend meetings, join online communities and forums, and meet your peers.
Tip 5 – Distinguish Yourself and Your ASC. 🏆 Seek all the opportunities you can to set your surgery center and yourself apart. Certifications such as CASC or CAIP make a difference.
Bonus Tip: Join your local chamber of commerce to stay close to your community!
Find the full episode on Apple Podcasts, Spotify, or YouTube to hear all the details!
In our news recap, we’ll cover Google’s new Medical Imaging Suite, this year’s flu season, Newsweek’s latest report on America’s Best ASCs, and a new documentary called The Strength to Heal.
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