Imagine you’re the administrator of a wellness program at a big hospital, like I am, and an employee comes to you requesting resources to help reduce his foreign accent. This employee is overweight and has high blood pressure, but his priority is clearing the roadblocks in his career created by the way he talks.
Against a backdrop of rising deductibles and tightening household budgets the ASC market is booming, with payers triggering a wave of contracting initiatives moving reimbursement out of hospitals and into the more cost-effective ASC environment. New regulations, payment models and technology mean 2018 could be a year of unprecedented change. How could all of this impact your operational strategy in 2018?