Matt Kraemer – Should Your ASC Accept Every Case? | This Week in Surgery Centers
Here’s what to expect on this week’s episode. 🎙️
Should your surgery center accept every case that it can? Or should you be more selective?
Matt Kraemer PT, DPT, FACHE is the Administrator of Northern Arizona Healthcare’s Orthopedic & Spine Institute. We sat down to chat about scenarios where it might be in your surgery center’s best interest to say no to certain cases.
Surgery centers are built to be highly efficient and to support high case volume. But many times, the profit margin on a case is much less than it would be at a hospital, so here are a few factors to consider before performing a surgery:
• Patient stability and safety
• Medical equipment and supplies
• Staff training & skillset
• Payer reimbursement
Matt’s surgery center evaluates each case to ensure every stakeholder is on board and to ensure it’s in the facility’s best interest to proceed. Here are the episode highlights:
• All cases need to be evaluated individually. You might accept a case 9 times out of 10, but that 10th time, it might not make sense.
• Sit down and have honest, data-driven conversations with your providers. Share with them exactly why proceeding with a specific case is not the best path forward.
• You will start to see incremental cost savings quarter over quarter. So far, Matt’s team has seen roughly a 60% improvement in their financial performance.
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