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Blog PostThe-Impact-of-Sustainable-Growth-Rate

The Impact of the Sustainable Growth Rate

On February 6, a bipartisan, bicameral proposal was announced to replace the current Sustainable Growth Rate (SGR) formula and create new physician payment mechanisms. I volume grows while per capita GDP slows, as has been the case over the past decade, then the formula calls for rate cuts – at a time when the total cost of providing patient care is increasing.

Blog PostMajor-Trends-Driving-Change-Across-the-Orthopedic-ASC-Market

Major Trends Driving Change Across the Orthopedic ASC Market

Continuing uncertainty about future changes to regulation, reimbursement, and costs for orthopedic services is creating an environment of change for physician-owned ambulatory surgery centers (ASCs). As a result, owners of independent orthopedic ASCs are increasingly looking toward alignment and integration strategies in response to major market trends and as a means of offering greater value to patients.