Payers Developing and Acquiring Surgery Centers: Growing Model of ASC Ownership

By: pmginc

Categories: Industry News

November 4, 2013

“For many years there were three typical owners of ambulatory surgery centers: surgeons, management and development companies, and recently hospitals/health systems. But there is a fourth group that has quietly remained involved in ASC ownership for several years and is now taking on a more active role: payers. Thanks, in part, to the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act, payers, like hospitals and health systems, find themselves under greater pressure to pursue new and different service delivery options focused on providing high quality care at the lowest cost possible.”

Full article from Healthcare Payer News, by Joan Dentler