Independent Surgery Centers Save Patients Millions, Could Save More if Patients Are Aware of the Differences By: Andrew Poole, FACHE CEO, Monticello Community Surgery Center Ambulatory surgery centers (ASCs) are specialized facilities that offer surgical services at dramatically lower prices, improved outcomes and higher satisfaction scores than traditional hospitals. We’ll illustrate how they do this and show where significant additional savings opportunities exist for the Commonwealth by discussing an innovative ASC in Charlottesville — the Monticello… Independent Surgery Centers Are Saving Patients Millions While Improving Outcomes and SatisfactionRead More Independent Surgery Centers Are Saving Patients Millions While Improving Outcomes and Satisfaction
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.