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Snuffing Out Surgical Smoke - December 2019 - Subscribe to Outpatient Surgery Magazine

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MCV00098228 REVA EXP 11/21 Getinge is a registered trademark of Getinge AB, its subsidiaries, or affiliates in the United States or other countries • Copyright 2019 Getinge AB or its subsidiaries or affiliates • All rights reserved. Sales Office · Getinge · 45 Barbour Pond Drive · Wayne, NJ 07470 Sales Office , Canada · 90 Matheson Blvd. West, Suite 300 · Mississauga, Ontario, L5R 3R3 · Canada w w w.getinge.com Managing Risk readers are invited to subscribe to a digital version of this newsletter by visiting info.getinge.com/ManagingRisk Industry analysts and professional media sources largely agree that ambulatory surgery centers are well-positioned to assume a greater role in serving the increasing surgical needs of an older and expanding patient population for the following reasons... • Policy changes by the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) will result in expected higher annual payment updates, at least through 2023. Since private payers often base ASC reimbursements on Medicare rates, this shift in policy should have a positive ripple effect on payments. • An expanded CMS-approved procedure list now includes more than 140 new device-intensive procedures. In addition to this list, CMS has revised its definition of "surgery" in the ASC payment system that has resulted in the addition of a dozen cardiac catheterization procedures. • The development of advanced surgical technology and anesthetics, as well as the surgeon's increasing adoption of minimally invasive procedures, will continue to boost outpatient migration and the associated growth and proliferation of ASCs. Outpatient demand will also increase due to consumer and payer demand for lower-cost care. • Continued increases in operating expenses to fund advanced technology and staffing for competitive purposes will require the optimization of resource utilization and purchasing efficiencies. • Consumer preference for affordable healthcare-on-demand as evidenced by the rise of ASCs, urgent care centers, and retail clinics will result in Ambulatory Surgery Centers adding ancillary services such as imaging, pathology, and physical therapy. This "one-stop shopping" approach will serve to make an ASC more attractive to patients, physicians, and potential business partners. Key trends for the ASC through the next 5 years Did you know? Open for business On May 6, 1953, Dr. John H. Gibbon, Jefferson Medical College, Philadelphia, performed the first successful open-heart surgery using a heart-lung machine. The device took over essential functions during a 26-minute procedure on an 18-year-old female patient born with a hole in her heart. And counting... Currently, there are more than 9,280 active Ambulatory Surgery Centers in the U.S. The states with the greatest number of ASCs are California, Florida, and Texas. Leader of the pack Getinge Pack Sterilization Packaging helps eliminate the need to reprocess all of the instruments in a traditionally wrapped tray set when only a portion of them have been used in a surgical procedure. Sterilization rolls and pouches offer a best-in-class combination of protection, conve- nience and processing efficiency.

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