Category Archives: Publications

Monitoring ASC performance: 3 areas of focus

Becker's ASC Review
Without careful monitoring of ASC operations, problems can grow in significance over time. It is imperative for ASCs to perform regular examination of their operations and performance to identify shortcomings and improvement opportunities. In a Becker's ASC Review column, Vicki Dekker, Avanza's Senior Consultant, Business Office Specialist, identifies three areas for ASCs to monitor to help ensure a sustained, high level of performance.
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ASC Long-Term Success from the Developer’s Point of View

The Ambulatory M&A Advisor
Planning and developing an ambulatory surgery center is a challenging, complex process. There are many factors ASCs must take into consideration if they want to ensure the facility they open meets their short- and long-term needs. In an article by The Ambulatory M&A Advisor, Avanza President, CEO and ASC industry veteran Joan Dentler shares insight about a number of topics concerning ASC development, including critical steps to take early in the planning process, the importance of a timeline, the need of patience and flexibility, and common mistakes and challenges.
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16 things to know about outpatient total joint replacements and ASCs

Becker's ASC Review
With ambulatory surgery center (ASC) surgeons increasingly performing outpatient total joint replacements, Becker's ASC Review put together a roundup of things to know about these procedures and ASCs. In the column, Avanza President and CEO Joan Dentler discusses why surgery centers have become a more appealing setting for total joints in the eyes of payers and what ASCs need to do to secure an appropriate contract to perform them for payer members.
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Ambulatory Surgery Centers in 2016: A Year in Review

AmkaiSolutions
As we approached the end of 2016, AmkaiSolutions, a provider of electronic solutions for ambulatory surgery centers and practices, spoke with several surgery center professionals to get their perspective on the past year in the ASC industry. Included was Avanza President and CEO Joan Dentler, who discussed how Avanza ASCs excelled in 2016, the role technology played and what makes this a great time to work in a surgery center.
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