What could possibly bring a deeply divided congress together? How about protecting the ability of drug companies to gouge Americans who buy prescription drugs? You got it! And they just did exactly that! Last Friday, House and Senate leaders announced a bipartisan agreement to extend the FDA’s ability to collect sky-high user fees from drug companies and medical device manufacturers. The drug and device companies are strongly in favor of the program and have lobbied… New Bipartisan Deal Allows Drug Companies to Reap Huge BenefitsRead More New Bipartisan Deal Allows Drug Companies to Reap Huge Benefits
Last week saw yet another study stating things no one will be surprised to hear — Out-of-pocket health care expenses for Americans are exploding. Shifting more and more costs to consumers is the next step as we continue to ineffectively deal with the health care crisis.. Almost all Americans (81%) now face a deductible, and they are rising faster than ever. If you find yourself in that situation, what can you do? For starters, don’t throw away… Not Good: Deductibles are skyrocketing again next year. Here’s how to beat a rigged system.Read More Not Good: Deductibles are skyrocketing again next year. Here’s how to beat a rigged system.
Good news for folks looking for better value in healthcare! A large survey released by UnitedHealth last week reported that the number of people who comparison shop for health care has more than doubled in the last 4 years (from 14% in 2012 to 32% in 2016). It’s a small step, but it’s important and promising. More of us need to demand prices for health services, before they are rendered. Believe it or not, asking… Consumers fight back against ever-rising health costsRead More Consumers fight back against ever-rising health costs
Unparalleled Safety – We take pride in putting safety before every other consideration. From making sure we hire only the highest quality, well-trained staff to adhering rigorously to federal and national safety standards, we strive to make your experience as safe as possible. To maintain the highest levels of readiness for unusual or unanticipated events, we are constantly evaluating our emergency readiness, conducting numerous ongoing in house drills and maintaining active ACLS and PALs certifications… What Makes MCSC Charlottesville’s Premier Surgical Center?Read More What Makes MCSC Charlottesville’s Premier Surgical Center?
Charlottesville, VA (July 9th, 2016) Monticello Community Surgery Center’s (MCSC) Board of Managers today announced they have unanimously chosen M. Andy Poole as the center’s new Chief Executive Officer. Mr. Poole is a seasoned healthcare executive with a rich background in successful healthcare administration. As a lifelong Virginian, he also brings an understanding of our local community and its needs. He explained, “As someone who has grown up in Central Virginia and worked in the… Monticello Community Surgery Center Hires CEORead More Monticello Community Surgery Center Hires CEO
Surgery can be incredibly stressful. That’s why we designed our new center from a patient’s perspective, doing everything we could to ensure privacy and comfort throughout the entire process. Patients have noticed! We were heartened to receive this wonderful note from a recently satisfied patient: “From the time I arrived at Monticello Community Surgery Center, to the time I left, the care and attention I received from Dr. Stewart, Dr. Leisure, nurses and staff was… A patient shares her recent surgery experienceRead More A patient shares her recent surgery experience
Healthcare articles can be awfully boring, and it gets even worse once someone mentions health policy. Snooooooze. But, sadly we spend more on healthcare than almost anything else. It needs to be talked about. So, this is the first of many posts that explore health policy as it relates to our central Virginia community. Steel yourself, get comfortable and let’s talk briefly about health care pricing. It could save you thousands if you ever need… How to Avoid Losing $8000 on SurgeryRead More How to Avoid Losing $8000 on Surgery
Entirely owned by local physicians, Monticello Community Surgery Center has been providing high-quality surgical care to central Virginia residents since 2003. In 2012 we changed our name after our previous partner (Martha Jefferson Hospital) was taken over by Sentara. At that time, we made the difficult decision to split because we wanted to stay local and remain community focused. That’s when we became Monticello Community Surgery Center. The Community is an important part of the… About Monticello Community Surgery CenterRead More About Monticello Community Surgery Center