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How hospitals will fight to remain competitive in spine surgery: 6 surgeon insights

Becker’s Spine Review shares strategies hospitals should employ to remain competitive as spine cases continue to accelerate to the outpatient setting according to experts including Andrew A. Sama, MD, co-chief of HSS Spine.

Dr. Sama explained, “To slow outpatient migration, hospitals need to satisfy all stakeholders by improving operational efficiencies, lowering costs through dedicated spine operating rooms with specialized spine surgical teams to achieve similar clinical outcomes and cost savings of ambulatory surgery centers (ASCs). Safe, efficient patient surgical throughput cannot be overemphasized. Hospitals will need to demonstrate time-savings and financial benefits to surgeons while providing increased safety and improved outcomes to patients. Hospitals will have to lower inpatient costs to remain competitive in the eyes of payers. Novel and creative financial relationships will also need to be considered for inpatient surgeries to neutralize the monetary appeal of ASC ownership.”

Read the full article at Beckersspine.com.