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OR Excellence Session Previews - June 2015

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2 0 S U P P L E M E N T T O O U T P A T I E N T S U R G E R Y M A G A Z I N E J U N E 2 0 1 5 F eeling the squeeze from lower reimburse- ments and patients unable to pay their bills? Then you'll appreciate "Moneyball in the OR," a session that features presentations packed with expert tips and tricks on finding those hidden dollars at your facility. You'll hear creative, cost-saving solu- tions from anesthesiologist Thomas W. Durick MD, medical director at Bay Surgery Center in Oakland, Calif., as well as learn smart management strategies from Marcia Friesen, RN, BS, FAIHQ, FACHE, and Ed Wilham, MS, of Orthopaedic Advantage in Chicago, Ill. • Challenge conventional ideas. Dr. Durick: My center — which is in a disadvantaged revenue situation, thanks to cuts in workers' compen- sation reimbursements in California — was compet- ing with other surgery centers in the area to stay prof- itable. To cut costs, I had to challenge conventional wisdom such as the idea that surgeons can use what- ever they want whenever they want; that reps can come in with new products without asking and charge the facility for them; that the "little guys" can't get the same pricing as the large, corporate-owned centers; and that surgeons and providers would balk at these changes and go elsewhere. I examined every place we spent money and looked at ways to change how we did things. Top Tips for Saving Money Expert advice on how to cut costs without sacrificing quality. Speaker Profile • Board-certified anesthesiologist with more than 25 years in practice. • Medical director at Bay Surgery Center in Oakland, Calif. • Oversees the billing office and pur- chasing operations at Bay Surgery Center. Thomas W. Durick, MD Speaker Profile • Founder and President of Orthopaedic Advantage. • Previous vice president of the orthopedic, spine and neuroscience service lines at a large multi-hospital system. • More than 25 years' experience on the provider and payor sides of the industry. Marcia Friesen, RN, BS, FAIHQ, FACHE

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