Lack of price transparency, consolidation, reimbursements & more: 4 key issues facing ASCs | Becker’s ASC Review

Almost every other industry has price transparency, and it is time for healthcare to catch up, said Stephen Blake, JD, CEO of Arlington, Texas-based Central Park ENT & Surgery Center.

“We need to bend the cost curve. Price transparency should be our culture. Every other industry has the capability. We shouldn’t be the only industry that doesn’t,” Mr. Blake said during a panel discussion at the Becker’s ASC 25th Annual Meeting: The Business and Operations of ASCs Oct. 18 in Chicago.

Two other experts — Amit Patel, MD, interventional pain physician at metro-Atlanta-based Georgia Pain & Wellness Center and Craig Moriarty, vice president of business development and corporate strategy for clinical productivity software developer Provation — joined Mr. Blake on the panel for a discussion about the key issues facing ASCs. The panel experts also offered solutions.

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Lack of price transparency, consolidation, reimbursements & more: 4 key issues facing ASCs.