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No More Empty Beds - Outpatient Surgery Magazine - February 2020

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1 6 • O U T PA T I E N T S U R G E R Y M A G A Z I N E • F E B R U A R Y 2 0 2 0 T he recent addition of six cardiac interventional procedures to CMS's list of ASC-approved procedures for 2020 creates the opportunity for ambulatory surgical centers to add an emerging new service line. Cardiac catheterizations and stent placements might soon be regular and routine occurrences in outpatient settings. Here's what you need to consider if you want to get involved in a growing and potentially profitable service line. • Skilled staffing. First and foremost, you'll need to find committed cardiologists who are willing to do their cases in the ASC environ- ment. You'll also need to recruit highly skilled and experienced car- diovascular RNs and radiologic technologists. These are specialized positions that require years of training. It's not safe to assume that traditional OR staff members can adapt quickly to cardiology, so forming a separate team of experienced professionals is a must. Outpatient Cardiology Is On the Way Opportunities abound as heart care migrates to same-day settings. Business Advisor Kelly Bemis | San Diego, Calif. • IMAGING IS EVERYTHING Outfitting a cardiac OR will include a radiolucent exam table that allows for a 360-degree view of the patient. National Cardiovascular Partners

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