Value-based care, which emphasizes patient outcomes and cost-effectiveness over traditional fee-for-service models, is becoming a prominent topic in healthcare. When it comes to Ambulatory Surgery Centers (ASCs), three healthcare leaders shared their insights:
Jitander Dudee, MD, Surgeon at Medical Vision Institute (Lexington, Ky.): Dudee believes that ASCs are primed to thrive in a value-based care environment due to their capacity to provide high-quality, cost-effective care. He suggests that ASC leaders should focus on enhancing patient experiences, refining operational efficiency, and showcasing tangible value to payers and stakeholders.
Ahmed Elsahy, MD, Anesthesiologist at IU Health University Hospital Interventional & Advanced Pain Therapies (Indianapolis): Elsahy notes the overall shift in the healthcare industry towards value-based care. He mentions that ASCs are progressively participating in bundled payment programs and other value-based initiatives, emphasizing the importance of quality improvement and data analysis.
Ali Ghalayini, Administrator at Munster (Ind.) Surgery Center: Ghalayini stresses the importance of delivering high-quality outcomes and ensuring patient satisfaction as healthcare transitions from fee-for-service to value-based care. He highlights the significance of monitoring and enhancing key performance indicators and suggests collaborations with payers and accountable care organizations.