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SIS to exhibit at ASCA 2017, the premier meeting for the ambulatory surgery center (ASC) industry, May 3 – 6 in Washington, D.C.

May 3, 2017 | SourceMed Corporate

SIS joins over 2,000 ASC industry professionals, practitioners, and thought leaders at the ASC industry’s largest educational conference and tradeshow.

SIS ranks #1 ASC EHR Vendor for 2nd consecutive year by Black Book Market Research

May 2, 2017 | SourceMed Corporate

Surgical Information Systems, an industry leader focused exclusively on delivering perioperative IT to ASCs and hospitals, announced the results of the 2017 Black Book Ambulatory Survey.

Surgical Information Systems Acquires Ambulatory Surgery Center Solution Provider SourceMed

April 25, 2017 | SourceMed Corporate

Surgical Information Systems (“SIS”), a leader in perioperative information systems, today announced it has acquired SourceMed, a leader in ambulatory surgery center (ASC) software and services.

The Complex Case Conundrum

April 6, 2017 | Lindsay McQueeney Hanrahan

Thanks to advances in technology, many historically complex orthopedic and spine procedures have become much less invasive. As a result, many of these cases are now well-suited for outpatient environments, especially ASCs, which have a strong track...

8 Things to Know About Patient Collections at ASCs

March 22, 2017 | Mary Rechtoris

As the healthcare industry becomes increasingly competitive and consumer-driven, employing a proactive approach to patient collections will help ASCs remain successful. Here are eight things to know about patient collections in ASCs.

Calculate Your ASC’s OR Cost Per Minute

March 22, 2017 | Robert Kurtz

Do you know what it costs when patients are in your ASC’s operating room (OR), asks Ann Geier, RN, CASC, chief nursing officer for SourceMed, a Birmingham, Alabama-based provider of software and ASC advisory services for ASCs and other organizations.

SourceMed and Casetabs Partner to Help ASCs Improve Case Communication

March 16, 2017 | SourceMed Corporate

SourceMed, the leading provider of end-to-end technology solutions and revenue cycle services for ambulatory surgery centers (ASCs), today announced a partnership with Casetabs, creators of a cloud-based application that streamlines surgical case...

5 Steps to Work Effectively With Your ASC's Governing Board

February 14, 2017 | AORN

It is paramount for ASC administrators to develop a collaborative relationship with their governing board. Without such a foundation, it will be increasingly difficult to engage the board in making the critical decisions necessary for the ASC to...

How to Create an Effective Inventory Management Program

February 12, 2017 | Patricia Frendak, Administrative Director of New Britain Surgery Center

Inventory management, also referred to as supply chain management, is crucial to the profitability of an ambulatory surgery center (ASC). Accurate and timely inventory management results in increased productivity and profitability.

5 tips for ASCs to increase revenue and streamline operations

January 17, 2017 | Colleen Ramirez, RN, CASC, and Chief Administration Officer of Bone and Joint Surgery Center of Novi (BJSCN)

Having served as Bone and Joint Surgery Center of Novi’s (BJSCN) first Clinical Director, then spending more than a decade developing other ASCs in Michigan and at a national ASC management company, I’ve observed many approaches to ASC operations -...

4 tips to accelerate ASC reimbursements and maximize revenue

January 04, 2017 | Charles Robertson, CEO of Wyoming Surgical Center

The ASC reimbursement environment has changed significantly over the years. Twenty years ago, doctors had their ‘code set,’ everything was straightforward and they could code effectively on their own. But that is not the case today. Requirements...

Tips for selecting an EHR solution that will evolve with the industry

December 15, 2016 | Dawn Ashby, Administrator, North Hills Surgery Center (NHSC) in Fayetteville, Ark.

The benefits associated with deploying an electronic health record (EHR) solution are well documented: elimination of costly, error-prone paper documentation, instant access to clinical and financial information, standardized processes, streamlined...

Building a new HOPD? Hire an ASC operations expert to save time and money

December 8, 2016 | Ann Geier, MS, RN, CNOR, CASC, Chief Nursing Officer at SourceMed

Opening a new hospital outpatient department (HOPD) can be a daunting task, especially when starting from the ground up with new construction. When dealing with a new build, the construction planning stage is one of the most critical elements.

10 key steps to immediately improve ASC finances

November 08, 2016 | Brooke Murphy

Veteran ASC administrators shared 10 key steps healthcare leaders can implement today to improve financial performance for ASCs during a presentation at Becker's ASC Review 23rd Annual Meeting: The Business and Operations of ASCs in Chicago Oct. 27.

Using KPIs to influence stakeholders

November 02, 2016 | Alyssa Rege

Stakeholders such as surgery center owners, management companies or hospital representatives play a large role in shaping how a surgical center operates. While their views may not always appear to improve daily operations at the facility,...

5 key thoughts on peer review for ASCs

November 02, 2016 | Jessica Kim Cohen

Peer review can be a daunting task for ambulatory surgery center staff, but its findings can help the center proactively identify and address shortcomings. In a presentation at Becker's ASC 23rd Annual Meeting: The Business and Operations of ASCs,...

SourceMed Named Among The Nation's Top Revenue Cycle Management Companies By Modern Healthcare

October 19, 2016 | SourceMed

SourceMed, the nation's leading provider of integrated, end-to-end technology solutions and revenue cycle services for outpatient facilities, today announced that it has been ranked by Modern Healthcare as one of the nation's 25 largest revenue...

5 things ASCs can do to thrive in the value-based world

October 04, 2016 | SourceMed

Ambulatory surgery centers (ASCs) have been operating in a challenging arena for years; U.S. healthcare costs continue to rise while reimbursements continue to fall. But ASCs have demonstrated an ability to control costs and save money — more than...

3 tips to overcome costly inventory management issues at ASCs

September 13, 2016 | Patricia Frendak, Administrative Director of New Britain Surgery Center

Inventory management plays a key role in the profitability of an ambulatory surgery center. When inventory is managed in an accurate and timely manner, productivity and profitability increase. Facilities with good inventory management practices in...

SourceCares Fundraising For Louisiana Flood Victims

August 26, 2016 | SourceMed Corporate

This week, in response to the devastating floods that have destroyed so many families’ homes and possessions in Louisiana, the SourceMed team is banding together to help four families who lost everything recover by fundraising and gathering goods.

Lessons learned: Rebounding from AAAHC certification deficiencies

July 11, 2016 | Norman L. Burnette, CPA, CASC, administrator, Arkansas Specialty Surgery Center

After reading a recent Becker's ASC Review article offering tips to help new centers achieve AAAHC certification, I started thinking about my own center's certification. As Arkansas Specialty Surgery Center opened in 1998, my most recent experience...

5 strategies for managing ASC quality measures

June 20, 2016 | Emily Rappleye

There is an industry-led effort to develop quality measures, publicly report quality data and advance quality in ambulatory surgery centers. And while quality reporting in the ASC industry is still voluntary — CMS pays for reporting, not performance...

5 tips for AAAHC certification of a new center

June 20, 2016 | Tammy Andrews, CASC

Obtaining the Accreditation Association for Ambulatory Health Care certification is an arduous process. To help ambulatory surgery centers prepare, AAAHC provides a course to assess readiness and compliance. Used with the Standards Manual, the sheer...

Change Healthcare And SourceMed Are Integrating And Automating Outpatient Medical Billing Solutions

May 26, 2016 | SourceMed Corporate

SourceMed's mission is to create innovative solutions for outpatient surgery and physical therapy providers. To do this we work in partnership with other leading Health IT vendors to give providers an edge in today's constantly changing environment.

Change Healthcare And SourceMed Partner To Create Integrated, Accurate And Transparent Billing Solutions For Outpatient Healthcare Providers

May 25, 2016 | SourceMed Corporate

Change Healthcare, a leading provider of software and analytics, network solutions and technology-enabled services designed to enable smarter healthcare, today announced it entered into a strategic channel partnership with SourceMed, the nation’s...

University Orthopedics Center’s Recipe for Revenue and Collection Success

May 12, 2016 | Joseph Myers

Revenue cycle management (RCM) is one of the most critical processes for a healthcare organization. Because the revenue cycle directly affects cash flow, it is often considered the lifeblood of a business.

SourceMed And Command Health Forge Partnership To Help ASCs Get Paid Faster

May 11, 2016 | SourceMed Corporate

SourceMed, the largest provider of outpatient technology solutions and revenue cycle services that empower ASCs, specialty hospitals and rehabilitation clinics to optimize revenue, operational efficiency and compliance, today announces a strategic...

How to breathe new life into a 10+ year-old ASC: 6 key strategies

April 04, 2016 | Laura Dyrda

One of the biggest issues for mature ASCs — those 10 years or older — occurs when the founding partners approach retirement. The partners can either choose to close their practice, sell to a hospital or bring on new physician partners to continue...

SourceMedical Adds Award-Winning Revenue Cycle Management Expert To The Team, Jho Outlaw

September 18, 2015 | SourceMed Corporate

Industry Expert Brought in to Focus on Changes in Healthcare Revenue Cycle Management Processes Jho Outlaw has been named Vice-President of SourceMedical’s Revenue Cycle Services. Jho is an award-winning revenue cycle expert and executive manager.

SourceMedical Announces Hiring Of Clinical Expert

December 9, 2013 | SourceMed Marketing

Source Medical Solutions, Inc., the nation's leading provider of specialized software and billing services to outpatient surgery centers and specialty hospitals, announced today it has hired Ann Geier to the position of Vice President-Clinical...

SIS to exhibit at ASCA 2017, the premier meeting for the ambulatory surgery center (ASC) industry, May 3 – 6 in Washington, D.C.

May 3, 2017 | SourceMed Corporate

SIS joins over 2,000 ASC industry professionals, practitioners, and thought leaders at the ASC industry’s largest educational conference and tradeshow.

SIS ranks #1 ASC EHR Vendor for 2nd consecutive year by Black Book Market Research

May 2, 2017 | SourceMed Corporate

Surgical Information Systems, an industry leader focused exclusively on delivering perioperative IT to ASCs and hospitals, announced the results of the 2017 Black Book Ambulatory Survey.

Surgical Information Systems Acquires Ambulatory Surgery Center Solution Provider SourceMed

April 25, 2017 | SourceMed Corporate

Surgical Information Systems (“SIS”), a leader in perioperative information systems, today announced it has acquired SourceMed, a leader in ambulatory surgery center (ASC) software and services.

The Complex Case Conundrum

April 6, 2017 | Lindsay McQueeney Hanrahan

Thanks to advances in technology, many historically complex orthopedic and spine procedures have become much less invasive. As a result, many of these cases are now well-suited for outpatient environments, especially ASCs, which have a strong track...

8 Things to Know About Patient Collections at ASCs

March 22, 2017 | Mary Rechtoris

As the healthcare industry becomes increasingly competitive and consumer-driven, employing a proactive approach to patient collections will help ASCs remain successful. Here are eight things to know about patient collections in ASCs.

Calculate Your ASC’s OR Cost Per Minute

March 22, 2017 | Robert Kurtz

Do you know what it costs when patients are in your ASC’s operating room (OR), asks Ann Geier, RN, CASC, chief nursing officer for SourceMed, a Birmingham, Alabama-based provider of software and ASC advisory services for ASCs and other organizations.

SourceMed and Casetabs Partner to Help ASCs Improve Case Communication

March 16, 2017 | SourceMed Corporate

SourceMed, the leading provider of end-to-end technology solutions and revenue cycle services for ambulatory surgery centers (ASCs), today announced a partnership with Casetabs, creators of a cloud-based application that streamlines surgical case...

5 Steps to Work Effectively With Your ASC's Governing Board

February 14, 2017 | AORN

It is paramount for ASC administrators to develop a collaborative relationship with their governing board. Without such a foundation, it will be increasingly difficult to engage the board in making the critical decisions necessary for the ASC to...

How to Create an Effective Inventory Management Program

February 12, 2017 | Patricia Frendak, Administrative Director of New Britain Surgery Center

Inventory management, also referred to as supply chain management, is crucial to the profitability of an ambulatory surgery center (ASC). Accurate and timely inventory management results in increased productivity and profitability.

5 tips for ASCs to increase revenue and streamline operations

January 17, 2017 | Colleen Ramirez, RN, CASC, and Chief Administration Officer of Bone and Joint Surgery Center of Novi (BJSCN)

Having served as Bone and Joint Surgery Center of Novi’s (BJSCN) first Clinical Director, then spending more than a decade developing other ASCs in Michigan and at a national ASC management company, I’ve observed many approaches to ASC operations -...

4 tips to accelerate ASC reimbursements and maximize revenue

January 04, 2017 | Charles Robertson, CEO of Wyoming Surgical Center

The ASC reimbursement environment has changed significantly over the years. Twenty years ago, doctors had their ‘code set,’ everything was straightforward and they could code effectively on their own. But that is not the case today. Requirements...

Tips for selecting an EHR solution that will evolve with the industry

December 15, 2016 | Dawn Ashby, Administrator, North Hills Surgery Center (NHSC) in Fayetteville, Ark.

The benefits associated with deploying an electronic health record (EHR) solution are well documented: elimination of costly, error-prone paper documentation, instant access to clinical and financial information, standardized processes, streamlined...

Building a new HOPD? Hire an ASC operations expert to save time and money

December 8, 2016 | Ann Geier, MS, RN, CNOR, CASC, Chief Nursing Officer at SourceMed

Opening a new hospital outpatient department (HOPD) can be a daunting task, especially when starting from the ground up with new construction. When dealing with a new build, the construction planning stage is one of the most critical elements.

10 key steps to immediately improve ASC finances

November 08, 2016 | Brooke Murphy

Veteran ASC administrators shared 10 key steps healthcare leaders can implement today to improve financial performance for ASCs during a presentation at Becker's ASC Review 23rd Annual Meeting: The Business and Operations of ASCs in Chicago Oct. 27.

Using KPIs to influence stakeholders

November 02, 2016 | Alyssa Rege

Stakeholders such as surgery center owners, management companies or hospital representatives play a large role in shaping how a surgical center operates. While their views may not always appear to improve daily operations at the facility,...

5 key thoughts on peer review for ASCs

November 02, 2016 | Jessica Kim Cohen

Peer review can be a daunting task for ambulatory surgery center staff, but its findings can help the center proactively identify and address shortcomings. In a presentation at Becker's ASC 23rd Annual Meeting: The Business and Operations of ASCs,...

SourceMed Named Among The Nation's Top Revenue Cycle Management Companies By Modern Healthcare

October 19, 2016 | SourceMed

SourceMed, the nation's leading provider of integrated, end-to-end technology solutions and revenue cycle services for outpatient facilities, today announced that it has been ranked by Modern Healthcare as one of the nation's 25 largest revenue...

5 things ASCs can do to thrive in the value-based world

October 04, 2016 | SourceMed

Ambulatory surgery centers (ASCs) have been operating in a challenging arena for years; U.S. healthcare costs continue to rise while reimbursements continue to fall. But ASCs have demonstrated an ability to control costs and save money — more than...

3 tips to overcome costly inventory management issues at ASCs

September 13, 2016 | Patricia Frendak, Administrative Director of New Britain Surgery Center

Inventory management plays a key role in the profitability of an ambulatory surgery center. When inventory is managed in an accurate and timely manner, productivity and profitability increase. Facilities with good inventory management practices in...

SourceCares Fundraising For Louisiana Flood Victims

August 26, 2016 | SourceMed Corporate

This week, in response to the devastating floods that have destroyed so many families’ homes and possessions in Louisiana, the SourceMed team is banding together to help four families who lost everything recover by fundraising and gathering goods.

Lessons learned: Rebounding from AAAHC certification deficiencies

July 11, 2016 | Norman L. Burnette, CPA, CASC, administrator, Arkansas Specialty Surgery Center

After reading a recent Becker's ASC Review article offering tips to help new centers achieve AAAHC certification, I started thinking about my own center's certification. As Arkansas Specialty Surgery Center opened in 1998, my most recent experience...

5 strategies for managing ASC quality measures

June 20, 2016 | Emily Rappleye

There is an industry-led effort to develop quality measures, publicly report quality data and advance quality in ambulatory surgery centers. And while quality reporting in the ASC industry is still voluntary — CMS pays for reporting, not performance...

5 tips for AAAHC certification of a new center

June 20, 2016 | Tammy Andrews, CASC

Obtaining the Accreditation Association for Ambulatory Health Care certification is an arduous process. To help ambulatory surgery centers prepare, AAAHC provides a course to assess readiness and compliance. Used with the Standards Manual, the sheer...

Change Healthcare And SourceMed Are Integrating And Automating Outpatient Medical Billing Solutions

May 26, 2016 | SourceMed Corporate

SourceMed's mission is to create innovative solutions for outpatient surgery and physical therapy providers. To do this we work in partnership with other leading Health IT vendors to give providers an edge in today's constantly changing environment.

Change Healthcare And SourceMed Partner To Create Integrated, Accurate And Transparent Billing Solutions For Outpatient Healthcare Providers

May 25, 2016 | SourceMed Corporate

Change Healthcare, a leading provider of software and analytics, network solutions and technology-enabled services designed to enable smarter healthcare, today announced it entered into a strategic channel partnership with SourceMed, the nation’s...

University Orthopedics Center’s Recipe for Revenue and Collection Success

May 12, 2016 | Joseph Myers

Revenue cycle management (RCM) is one of the most critical processes for a healthcare organization. Because the revenue cycle directly affects cash flow, it is often considered the lifeblood of a business.

SourceMed And Command Health Forge Partnership To Help ASCs Get Paid Faster

May 11, 2016 | SourceMed Corporate

SourceMed, the largest provider of outpatient technology solutions and revenue cycle services that empower ASCs, specialty hospitals and rehabilitation clinics to optimize revenue, operational efficiency and compliance, today announces a strategic...

How to breathe new life into a 10+ year-old ASC: 6 key strategies

April 04, 2016 | Laura Dyrda

One of the biggest issues for mature ASCs — those 10 years or older — occurs when the founding partners approach retirement. The partners can either choose to close their practice, sell to a hospital or bring on new physician partners to continue...

SourceMedical Adds Award-Winning Revenue Cycle Management Expert To The Team, Jho Outlaw

September 18, 2015 | SourceMed Corporate

Industry Expert Brought in to Focus on Changes in Healthcare Revenue Cycle Management Processes Jho Outlaw has been named Vice-President of SourceMedical’s Revenue Cycle Services. Jho is an award-winning revenue cycle expert and executive manager.

SourceMedical Announces Hiring Of Clinical Expert

December 9, 2013 | SourceMed Marketing

Source Medical Solutions, Inc., the nation's leading provider of specialized software and billing services to outpatient surgery centers and specialty hospitals, announced today it has hired Ann Geier to the position of Vice President-Clinical...

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