Wil Schlaff – Opening an ASC: Business Preparation
Here’s what to expect on this week’s episode. 🎙️
On this week’s episode, we’re continuing our De Novo series with ASC Development and Operations Specialist Wil Schlaff. He’s sharing tips for preparing the business side of the house for your new surgery center, and here’s a sneak peek of what we covered:
🏢 Facility Design: It’s essential to start preparations during the facility design phase. Present a functional plan that integrates both the clinical and business flow.
🛠️ Equipment Decisions: Whether to go with new or refurbished equipment is a significant decision. Focus on compatibility, especially with electronic charting software and practice management systems.
💸 Financing Considerations: From capital equipment financing to operational costs, partnering with a hospital or a management company can provide leverage. However, remember that personal guarantees are likely inevitable. Ensuring efficient cash flow and operational budgeting is critical.
🤝 Vendor Relationships: All operational aspects require a vendor, from supplies to anesthesia partners. When choosing, look for reliability, cost-effectiveness, and compatibility with your business’s ethos.
📈 Operational Processes: Before opening, have a robust plan for scheduling, inventory management, and other operational tasks. Efficient software solutions can play a pivotal role in streamlining these processes.
Interesting in learning more about opening a new surgery center? Check out our previous episodes:
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