Speech The Fate of Physician-Owned Orthopedic ASCs:  Strategies to Remain Independent and Partner with Hospitals

The Fate of Physician-Owned Orthopedic ASCs: Strategies to Remain Independent and Partner with Hospitals

The future viability of an independent, physician-owned ASC is impacted by the strength of management, scope of services provided, relationships with referring physicians, and pace of change in the local market. This presentation discusses considerations that will help define whether an ASC should focus its efforts on remaining independent or integrating with a hospital partner to improve its position in the market. In addition, it reviews strategies for both options.