Outpatient surgery centers can still be a cost-effective investment. In certain areas of the country, the rate of return is higher than most other investment opportunities. It is possible to generate your own business and recoup more of the money that has been taken away by reimbursement cuts. Surgery centers not only provide potential income to doctors, but they also offer a great benefit to their patients.
Through timely and affordable surgical care (for qualifying procedures), patients can be in and out in a day without needing to stay overnight. This higher production rate reduces procedural costs for patients, as fewer resources are required for getting in and out of surgery (recovery time, space to sleep, etc.). Surgery in the outpatient center (surgery performed on the same day that does not require hospitalization) is also becoming more common due to advances in surgical techniques, sedation and post-operative pain management, making it more accessible and convenient for patients. The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) recently approved 12 new cardiovascular procedures for outpatient centers, further increasing the potential for profitability. With these new procedures, ambulatory surgery centers can now offer a wider range of services to their patients.
In conclusion, ambulatory surgery centers can be a profitable investment for doctors and provide great benefits to their patients. With the recent approval of new procedures by CMS, these centers are now able to offer a wider range of services to their patients.