October was another busy month news and announcements about ambulatory surgery centers and outpatient care. Avanza identified 10 of the top reports from October as well as a few significant stories from early November on topics that include the Medicare 2018 Final Payment Rule, ASC assessments, the largest hospital operator in the country, Georgia CON law and new infection prevention guidelines for pediatric clinics.
Avanza announces the addition of our latest team member, Janet Snyder-Beck, BSN, MBA, RN, as Senior Consultant. Janet brings more than 20 years of senior executive management and consulting experience to Avanza. As a Senior Consultant, she will focus on assisting clients with strategic planning, joint venture development, and outpatient service line assessments and redesign.
September was a month full of significant news and announcements about outpatient services and ambulatory surgery. Avanza identified 10 of the top reports on topics that include hospital outpatient investments, debate over outpatient joint replacements, hospital spending, ambulatory stone surgery and opioids.
Avanza Healthcare Strategies will be sponsoring and attending the Becker's ASC 24th Annual Meeting. Avanza is a Gold Sponsor of the conference, which will take place Oct. 26-28, 2017, in Chicago at the Swissotel. It will bring together surgeons, physician leaders, administrators and ASC business and clinical leaders to discuss how to improve ASCs and their bottom lines, how to manage challenging clinical, business and financial issues, and more. More than 1,500 people are expected to attend.