Why Your ASC Patients Expect Payment Reminders

It would be wonderful if all the patients at your Ambulatory Surgery Center paid their bills on time, but that’s not the reality. Each year, the need to send out payment reminders increases and more patients expect them as a part of the services…


Text-to-Pay Is The Patient Solution Your Facility Needs

With the advent of e-mails, app-based messaging apps, and social networks, it is easy to forget that SMS is still the most popular and dominant form of communication. In 2020 alone, there were 2.1 trillion SMS messages exchanged in the United…


3 Digital Tools to Maximize Your ASC Revenue

Surgery centers are gradually rebounding from the revenue impacts of 2020. However, with the massive surgery backlogs, ‘normal’ is not quite there yet thus continuing to affect ASC revenue. The challenge is for ASCs to remain profitable while…


Three Reasons ASCs are Taking Over

Once the stepchild of hospitals for elective surgery, today’s Ambulatory Surgery Centers are quickly taking over the market. Every year, millions of patients opt to have a wide range of surgical procedures done at specialized ASCs rather than having…


How Mnet's Solution, Text-to-Pay, Will Save You Money and Get You Paid Quicker

With many healthcare facilities, we see that those best positioned for growth are focused on programs and investments that both provide more value to their patients and advance their healthcare mission. These providers look for solutions that help…


1MP Announces ASC Leaders Advisory Board to Make Outpatient Surgery Better

One Medical Passport is pleased to announce the kick-off of its ASC Leaders Advisory Board. 1MP, the leading provider of surgical care coordination and patient engagement software for outpatient surgery, created this group as a “think tank” to…


Five Ways to Increase Facility Revenue This Summer

It's summertime, when most people think about vacations and enjoying the weather, not having outpatient surgery. Keep the revenue at your ASC from taking a nosedive during the summer months by focusing on ways to keep your facility operating at…


Benefits of Mnet's 1st Party Patient Billing Solutions

As patient payments continue to take up a larger share of provider revenue, healthcare executives need to deploy new strategies and build better financial experiences to increase patient collections and improve patient billing solutions. The…


Enhancing the Patient Experience for Total Joint Procedures

Total joint replacement or reconstruction is an invasive procedure with potentially lengthy recovery times. When patients are facing the prospect of joint procedures followed by weeks of physical therapy and restrictions, a positive experience at…


Telehealth Reimbursement Laws and Trends in the Surgical Space

Continued telehealth reimbursement is at the top of mind for surgery centers and healthcare providers recently. Thanks to new reimbursement policies and payment parity, providers have been able to implement telehealth and other digital health…


Write off Accounts

Why Healthcare Facilities Need to Write Off Accounts to Collections Even During Covid

The pandemic brought a financial onslaught to every healthcare organization. Many providers have been hit hard financially, with their revenue cycle landscape significantly changed. Given the job losses during the pandemic, an estimated 3.5 million…


Patient Pain Points

3 Significant Pain Points Patients Have About Medical Bills

One of the significant impacts of the pandemic is the increase in healthcare consumerism. Job loss due to the pandemic caused many to lose their job-based insurance coverage. This year, as patients continue to have an increasing amount of financial…


Communicating ASC Patient Expectations

Do your ASC patients know your expectations? COVID-19 has changed how all businesses operate, but none are as affected as the healthcare industry.


Vendor Management in Your ASC

As ASCs look at ways to run more efficiently, it’s natural to look for strategies to streamline processes with your vendors. With vendors, however, good relationships are key. How can you maintain good relationships with vendors while still…


Surprise Medical Billing

3 Things You Need to Know About Surprise Medical Bills

Surprise medical billing is a large issue being discussed across the country. If you have insurance, you would probably call the hospital or your insurer first to make sure the hospital was “in network” with your insurance. You might also need to…


Reducing Cancellations at Your ASC

Case cancellations can be a frustrating hiccup in ASCs. What would you say if I told you that most cancellations are caused by improper patient assessments or poor communication? Here's how.


How to Attract More Physician Offices

Attracting and retaining the best physicians is a constant process. You can do several things to help you garner interest from outstanding physicians in your area and maintain those associations.


Improving Patient Communication in Your ASC

Communication is a two-way street. It’s crucial for patients and staff of ambulatory surgery centers, ensuring positive outcomes. Efficient and effective patient communication can be challenging to establish with some patients, who may be resistant…


An Ambulatory Surgery Center PreOp Nurse’s Guide To Cardiac Testing – Part 2 The Echocardiogram

This is blog 2 of 3 that explains the ins and outs of pre-admissions cardiac testing from my perspective. As an anesthesiologist, with over 30 years of experience, I’ve done everything from open heart and liver transplant to fast-paced ASCs and pain…


An Ambulatory Surgery Center PreOp Nurse’s Guide to Cardiac Testing - Part 1 EKG

20 years ago, most ASCs typically cared for ASA 1 and 2 patients: young, relatively healthy patients having simple, relatively non-invasive surgery. Fast forward to 2021 - as advances in anesthesia techniques, surgical techniques, and an overall…