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How To Respond To The Great Surgical Shift


Advancements in technology, loosening CMS regulations, and consumerism are driving more and more inpatient surgical procedures to the outpatient setting. Historically profitable for hospitals and health systems, this shift will have negative financial consequences for organizations, but there are opportunities to mitigate this risk. In this presentation we will discuss:

  • The drivers of the surgical shift to various outpatient settings (HOPD and ASC)
  • The volume and financial analysis that all organizations should be doing to understand the impact on each care setting
  • Opportunities for mitigating this risk through partnerships, physician alignment, and ambulatory care planning
  • Other short- and long-term strategies to remain successful as these shifts continue