The lowering of the colorectal cancer screening age and the acceleration of the outpatient migration leaves gastroenterology ASCs and endoscopy centers primed for growth.
Three gastroenterology leaders joined Becker’s to discuss tips for ASCs to thrive in competitive markets.
1. Creating cost savings and quality controls
Gabriel Ionescu, MD. Gastroenterologist at Wyckoff Heights Medical Center (New York City): ASCs will have to push for more procedures by creating cost savings and improving quality controls (i.e., shifting gastrointestinal cases to high-volume gastroenterologists with good quality benchmarks records). It is anticipated that lowering the colorectal cancer screening age will be beneficial to the ASCs, as these are younger, healthier patients.