Webinar Making the Decision to Designate Your Physician Clinics as Provider-Based, Part 2

Making the Decision to Designate Your Physician Clinics as Provider-Based, Part 2

The designation of an ambulatory clinic as either freestanding or provider-based can have significant implications on financial performance and associated operational requirements. Quite often the total reimbursement from Medicare in a provider-based setting is greater than that in a freestanding clinic. There may also be similar reimbursement advantages for Medicaid and/or commercial payers. While the differences in reimbursement may be significant, operating as a provider-based clinic requires meeting regulatory and licensure requirements and that often necessitate facility upgrades and changes to clinic personnel policy and may result in increased operating costs. This webinar, the second in a five-part series, provides an overview of the financial considerations for evaluating the transition to provider-based status.