PreOp Screening for Patients with Sleep Apnea

With over 70% of Americans considered overweight or obese, ambulatory surgery centers are handling patients with higher BMIs than ever before. So how do we stay competitive with hospitals? Surgery centers need to know how to safely take care of…


Unforeseen Out-of-Network Charges Cause Concern Amongst Consumers

About 1 in 6 Americans were surprised by a medical bill after treatment in a hospital in 2017 despite having insurance, according to a study published in June. On average, 16% of inpatient stays and 18% of emergency visits left a patient with at…


Financial Literacy in Your ASC - Understanding the Key Metrics

To best understand how an ASC operates, it's crucial to have a good grasp on some main keywords and their meanings. Below, we've listed a collection of ASC terms and their definitions so you can be sure you have the most thorough understanding…


4 Reasons Why Surgery Centers Fail & How You Can Avoid Them

When opening an ambulatory surgery center, there's lots of planning involved and many expenditures are required. To get your business started on the right foot, here are a few critical (but common) mistakes that can mean failure for your ASC:  


New England Surgery Center Shares Success Story

New England Surgery Center recently shared their success story using One Medical Passport to run smarter and save time using our pre-admission solution.


Case Study: Jefferson Surgery Center- Blue Bell, PA

Prior to deploying One Medical Passport, Jefferson Surgery Center relied on nursing staff to phone patients in advance of a procedure to gather their preoperative medical history. Each of these calls took an average of one hour per patient because…


An Administrator's Guide to Successful Tech Adoption

What makes or breaks the successful adoption of new technology at your surgery center? ASCs are consistently being pushed to move in the direction of streamlined, paperless workflows, and Administrators have never been more integral to the…


Balance it Out

Working with consumers to explain and help resolve medical bills in collections is a complex process for accounts receivable management companies and their health care provider clients.  Add in the mix unexpected out-of-network charges on a…


What Keeps You Up at Night?

The cost of healthcare in the United States is a significant source of apprehension and fear for millions of Americans, according to a new national survey conducted by West Health and Gallup. With over $3.5 trillion—nearly one-fifth of the nation’s…


Data Security Issues in Offshore Revenue Cycle Management 

Offshoring revenue cycle management has been an increasing phenomenon in the healthcare landscape today. Primary drivers for this include cost-efficiency, controlled management, specialization and expertise, economies of manpower, and an affordable…


3 Steps to Becoming an Accredited ASC

The aim of Accreditation Association of Ambulatory Health Care (AAAHC) and Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) is to help improve not only the quality of care and value that accredited organizations provide to their patients, but also…


How to Avoid Revenue Cycle Outsourcing Mistakes

In today’s evolving healthcare landscape, providers look for ways to better adapt to market conditions while sustaining profitability and gaining a competitive edge, so they opt to outsource some or all their revenue cycle functions to a third-party…


3 Tips for Working with RCM Partners to Handle Self-Pay Patients

Patient balances present one of the most significant challenges in healthcare especially for surgery centers. With ever-rising healthcare costs, ambulatory surgery centers (ASC’s) see an increase in the number of patients that have high deductible…


Case Study: Texas Health Orthopedic Surgery Center Utilizes Solution to Boost Patient Engagement

Texas Health Orthopedic Surgery Center was spending over 2 hours a day on lengthy phone calls to remind patients of their appointments and explain pre-op instructions. The Director of Nursing, Kristi Baldwin, felt this process was too time…


Employer-Based Insurance Premiums Create Growing Burden for Families

A growing number of consumers are doling out more of their paychecks for health care premium contributions through their employer insurance plans, according to The Commonwealth Fund Report “The Cost of Employer Insurance is a Growing Burden for…


ASC's & Patient Engagement: Texting

Ambulatory Surgery Centers are beginning to realize they have a simple and affordable way to better engage their patients, connect their staff and physicians, dramatically improve their efficiency and reduce wasted time and cost. And, that most of…


How to Manage Paperwork Overload at Your Ambulatory Surgery Center (ASC)

While the most innovative technology is used in the OR, often some of the most antiquated is used outside of it. Facilities are striving to keep up with the extensive amount of data, records, and paper trails implicit in today’s medicine and are…