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Ambulatory Surgery Centers
Ambulatory Surgery Centers (ASCs) were developed in the health sector for providing instant surgical care, treatment and prevention of diseases. ASCs have improved the outpatient health care services in United States as compared to hospital based inpatient care programs (Becker & American Health Lawyers Association, 2006). The program has gained a good reputation due to high quality services and positive results experienced by patients. ASCs are subject to transparency and accountability and are expected to comply with the state standards of providing health care. The number of ASCs in U.S has increased with the current working ASCs estimated to be over 5,000. They work is over sighted by Medicare and Medicaid Services to ensure they adhere to health and safety ethics.
Strategies I would use as a ASCs manager to increase referrals to my ASC while maintaining high patient satisfaction scores. Establishing referral linkages with other physicians to increase the volume of patients referred to my ASC. Physicians are devoted to maintaining a good working relationship with other physicians. For instance a patient might visit a physician with a leg problem but the pain stems from the spine. The patient can be referred to a spine surgeon in the area thus creating a good rapport between the two physicians. Maintaining a network of physicians in an area, who can communicate and refer cases to their colleagues is a major step in increasing the number of patients served by ASC. Once a referral has been successful physicians maintain a network among them making future referrals easily accomplished (Becker & American Health Lawyers Association, 2006). A strong bond is created between physicians and this increases the number of patients referred to an ASC. Loyalty within the established network is usually maintained through…...

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