This article discusses 12 ideas and tactics that are critical to ASC success today and over the next 24 to 36 months. To stay effective and profitable, ASCs must both block and tackle effectively and approach the market in certain new ways.
The Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act, passed in March 2010, creates several programs that aim to increase healthcare quality and lower costs. One of the most recognizable of these is the Medicare Shared Savings, or accountable care organization, program. The PPACA has been hotly contested, and the constitutionality of the law will be soon decided by the Supreme Court. Despite this uncertainty, many health systems are moving forward with plans to develop ACOs.