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The Buzz Around ASC Technology: 3 Areas of Great Interest

SIS' Director of ASC Solutions, Daren Smith, highlights three areas of technology discussed during his ASCA 2022 presentation "The Tech-Enabled ASC: How Innovation Can Keep ASCs Competitive and Viable."

 

Surgical Information Systems Recognized for Cultural Excellence; Awarded Work-Life Balance for Second Consecutive Year

Energage recognizes Surgical Information Systems with four Culture Excellence awards for Innovation, Work-Life Flexibility, Leadership, and Purpose & Values.  

SIS to Exhibit and Present at ASCA 2022 Conference

SIS will join ASC professionals, practitioners, and experts at ASCA 2022, the surgery center industry’s largest educational conference and tradeshow.

ASCA 2022 Preview: Daren Smith to Discuss 'The Tech-Enabled ASC'

A preview of the ASCA 2022 session, "The Tech-Enabled ASC: How Innovation Can Keep ASCs Competitive and Viable", presented by SIS' Daren Smith, BSN, RN.

Your Questions Answered: Overcoming Denials and Appeals Challenges

Q&A with Jessica Nelson and Ann Thom.

Surgical Information Systems Opens New Headquarters in Avalon Community

New state-of-the-art headquarters supports healthcare IT company's growth.

2022 ASC Legislative Update: SIS Q&A with ASCA Representatives

 

Surgical Information Systems spoke with ASCA representatives about several recent developments for the ASC industry, issues to watch during 2022, and opportunities for individual ASCs to play a greater role in advocacy for the industry.

SIS Ranks as #1 ASC EHR Vendor by Black Book for 7th Consecutive Year

 

Surgical Information Systems take top spot in 12 of the survey’s 18 performance areas of operational excellence, leading to a #1 ASC EHR vendor ranking for seventh consecutive year.

Surgical Information Systems named a Top Workplace by Atlanta Journal-Constitution

 

Surgical Information Systems once again has been honored as one of Atlanta’s best employers by The Atlanta Journal-Constitution.

No Winning the Waiting Game: 7 Quotes That Explain Why ASCs Need EHRs

 

ASC Market Reflections: Q&A With SIS Chief Growth Officer Todd Logan

 

 

How has the ASC market changed over the years and where is it headed in the near future? In this Q&A, Todd Logan shares his thoughts, observations, and predictions around our evolving industry and advancements in ASC technology.

Surgical Information Systems Promotes Todd Logan to Chief Growth Officer

 

Surgical Information Systems announces Todd Logan as the company's Chief Growth Officer (CGO), focusing on sales and growth initiatives.

Your No Surprises Billing Act Questions Answered: Q&A With Daren Smith

 

On Jan. 1, 2022, the surprise billing provisions of the Consolidated Appropriations Act, 2021 — commonly referred to as the No Surprises Act — went into effect. Daren Smith, director of ASC Solutions for Surgical Information Systems (SIS), answers...

Surgical Information Systems Named Best in KLAS for Ambulatory Surgery Center Software

 

SIS Charts electronic health record is top-ranked in Best in KLAS: Software and Services.

Surgical Information Systems: Top Products, Top People, Top Workplace

 

From products to people, Surgical Information Systems (SIS) continues to stand out as an award-winning company. SIS recently received the 2022 Top Workplaces USA award.

Energage Names Surgical Information Systems A Winner of the 2022 Top Workplaces USA

 

Surgical Information Systems received the 2022 Top Workplaces USA award for the second year in a row.

Your Questions Answered: Top ASC Revenue Cycle Issues for 2022

 

Q&A with Jessica Nelson and Yunette Ruiz

Ask SIS: Looking Back on 2021, Forward into 2022

 

The momentum of ASC technical advancements shows no sign of slowing down in 2022. Take a look at what a selection of SIS associates are forecasting to be major trends.

Improving Patient Collections: 5 Tips for Ambulatory Surgery Centers

 

ASCs continue to face challenges in collecting patient payments, but there are opportunities for growth. Here are five tips for improving patient collections from a recent webinar, "Patient Collections: Challenges, Opportunities, and Best...

SIS - Making Spirits Bright this Holiday Season

The philanthropic arm of SIS delivered over 800 presents to under-resourced children and youth throughout the U.S.

ASC Revenue Cycle 2021 & 2022 Forecast: 10 Things to Consider

 

Our Revenue Cycle Services team recently presented a webinar highlighting the trends, issues, and developments that impacted ASCs in 2021 and some trends likely to affect ASCs in 2022. Below is a recap of the webinar that ASCs can use to help plan...

5 Reasons ASCs Choose SIS Charts Physician Mobile

 

For surgery centers looking to enhance facility productivity, strengthen physician workflows, and improve documentation compliance, SIS Charts Physician Mobile can deliver the modern-day clinical documentation conveniences they desire.

Manual Patient Tracking Boards vs. Electronic Patient Tracking Systems

ASC leaders interested in improving facility efficiency should consider electronic patient tracking capabilities. In this article, we compare the challenges of traditional, manual dry-erase boards with the benefits of electronic patient tracking...

Security of Cloud Computing: Q&A With Dr. Paul Alcock and Ryan Burg

An excerpt from the recent "Cloud Computing for ASCs" panel discussion featuring Dr. Paul Alcock and Ryan Burg. Here, we highlight three of the top questions around cybersecurity and their responses. 

4 Areas of ASC Operations Strengthened Using SIS Analytics

Ambulatory surgery centers (ASCs) are using SIS Analytics to track their key performance indicators (KPIs), drill into their metrics, and strengthen their operational performance through actionable insight.

Improving Accounts Receivable Management: Q&A With Jessica Nelson and Dawn Carr

Here, we highlight topics discussed from the "Improving A/R Management: How to Turn 'Accounts Receivable' into 'Accounts Closed" webinar. 

ASC Administrators Play a Key Role in Cybersecurity

Cybersecurity is everyone's responsibility. In this article, we share a few tips to help better protect you, your ASC, and your patients from malicious cyberattacks.

Problems With Payers: 5 Tips to Help Overcome Barriers to Payment

 

6 More Questions About SIS Complete

Six commonly asked questions about SIS Complete, SIS' all-in-one ASC technology solution that was built from the ground up specifically for the cloud.

Surgical Information Systems Recognized in KLAS Report for Easy-to-Use Clinical Documentation for Ambulatory Surgery Centers

100% of SIS clients would purchase SIS Charts again | Clinical documentation solution for ambulatory surgery centers receives high marks for ease of use, user satisfaction, and more in new report.

Surgical Information Systems Recognized in the Top 100 Healthcare Technology Companies of 2021 Report

Effects of COVID on ASC Technology: An ASC Podcast with John Goehle Conversation

August is National ASC Month: How to Participate This Month and Beyond

10 Best Practices to Improve Your ASC's Patient Collections Process

4 Ways SIS Exchange Improves ASC Communication and Patient Engagement

ASC Coding Guidance: 2021 CPT Updates and Quick Tips

Patient Collections in 2021: Q&A with Jessica Nelson

 

SIS Is Back on the Road: Find Us at These Great Events in 2021

SIS Link: 4 Benefits That Improve the Scheduling Process

ASC Software Supports Rapid Growth at Busy Orthopedic ASC

SIS Showcase site Specialty Orthopaedics Surgery Center recently shared its success with using SIS Complete.

 

The Benefits of ASC-specific Software

For ASCs Using SIS Complete, Reporting ASC Quality Data is Effortless

Medicare Begins Recouping Advanced Payments from ASCs

 

SIS to Exhibit and Present at ASCA 2021 Virtual Conference

 

SIS Celebrates 25 Years of Delivering Surgical Technology

SIS Top Rated ASC EHR Vendor by Black Book for 6th Consecutive Year

What Makes Our Cloud-Based ASC Solution So User-Friendly? Find Out.

 

What You Need to Know When Opening a New Ambulatory Surgery Center

 

ASC Case Costing: Does a larger case volume always equal more money?

It might sound counterintuitive, but for an ambulatory surgery center (ASC), performing more cases doesn’t always mean making more money. If the total cost of a procedure exceeds the amount a payer will reimburse, the facility is the one that ends...

Medication Management in ASCs

 

In a digital world, why should your ASC still be using paper anesthesia processes?

Cybersecurity with SIS: A Conversation with John Goehle

 

From scheduling to patient recovery: Are you making the most out of the analytical data available from your EMR?

 

Lessons Learned from the Coronavirus Crisis

5 Easy Tips to Ensure the Right Choice for your ASC Software

Investing in ambulatory surgery center software can provide numerous benefits to an ASC. It can deliver deep insight into a surgery center's financial, clinical, and/or operational performance. It can automate previously manual processes. It can...

Top 10 Tips for Outsourcing Your Revenue Cycle…and Why Now is the Time

Last month I was invited to host a webinar, along with our Director of Revenue Cycle Services, Jessica Nelson, to educate our listeners on the benefits that outsourcing their revenue cycle can bring to their ambulatory surgery center (ASC), and how...

Regulatory Compliance Checks: What Do I Have to Complete…and When?

 

Benefits of Cloud Software in a Cyber World

 

Cybersecurity Starts at the Top: The Importance of Having a Security Program

National ASC Month: 50 Years of the ASC Industry

Every August, individuals from the ambulatory surgery center (ASC) industry come together to celebrate National ASC Month. These celebrations are usually met with in-person facility tours and events that include local elected officials and afford...

Are You Prepared for a CMS COVID-19 Survey?

COVID-19 has all of us on edge. You may have gotten the virus – or you know someone who did. Your job may have been affected by furloughs, layoffs, financial hardships, and other stressful situations.

ASC Meetings & COVID-19

I’m a meeting person and given my role as Chief Nursing Officer, I get to attend many national and state industry conferences. Why? I thrive on educating, learning, and sharing how SIS solutions help ASCs. I also love to network and see industry...

Case Costing: 6 Key Value Points

I recently hosted a webinar: ASC Case Costing: Fundamentals and Best Practices in which I broke down the importance and usefulness of case costing, along with providing some “how-tos.” Before we dive in, it is important to understand what case...

SIS to Exhibit During ASCA 2020 Virtual Conference & Expo

Inventory Management: The Devil’s in the Details Synopsis and Q&A

I had the pleasure of hosting a webinar for Surgical Information Systems last week on inventory management. The objectives I set forth were simple: 1. Define the steps needed to build an inventory system within an ASC, 2. Describe the supply chain...

Infection Prevention Considerations When Coming Back from COVID-19

During a recent webinar I presented with Ann Geier, chief nursing officer for Surgical Information Systems, I covered the myriad areas of consideration for returning to normal ASC operations from an infection prevention perspective. As I was...

Staying Sane in Times of Great Change

 

Get Your ASC Ready for Temporary Closures & Reopenings with this SIS Checklist

There are so many things to remember when having to significantly reduce your case volumes, temporarily close your ASC, and then ultimately return to operations and reopen your facility. In an effort to help Ambulatory Surgery Centers and their...

SIS Ranks as #1 ASC EHR Vendor by Black Book for 5th Year

SIS solutions take top spot in 15 of the survey's 18 performance areas of operational excellence, leading to #1 ASC EHR vendor ranking for fifth consecutive year.

Days to Bill: Q&A with ASC Revenue Cycle Experts

Following a recent webinar presentation on "Days to Bill: Optimizing This Critical Key Performance Indicator," Jho Outlaw, senior vice president of Revenue Cycle Services for SIS, and Jessica Nelson, director of Revenue Cycle Services for SIS,...

5 Quick Tips to Enhance Your ASC's Financial Performance

Looking to give your ASC's financial performance a boost? These five tips can deliver a mix of short- and long-term improvements that can all contribute to a stronger bottom line.

SIS Sponsors the ASC Podcast With John Goehle

 

Surgical Information Systems (SIS), an industry leader focused exclusively on delivering perioperative IT to ambulatory surgery centers (ASCs) and hospitals, announces its sponsorship of the "ASC Podcast with John Goehle."

Can Your ASC Accomplish These 9 ASC Revenue Cycle Goals?

ASC business offices should strive to improve their performance, even when that performance is strong. By consistently setting and working toward goals that can enhance business office performance, ASCs will better set themselves up for short- and...

10 Reasons Driving Ambulatory Surgery Center EHR Adoption

Today's ASCs find themselves under significant pressures. They are challenged by tightened reimbursement; growing competition for physicians, patients and staff; greater scrutiny by regulatory bodies; increased reporting requirements; and more.

6 Reasons to Consider Remote ASC Business Office Staff

Remote work is on the rise. As a Global Workplace Analytics and FlexJobs report notes, the number of people telecommuting in the United States increased 159% between 2005 and 2017. Between 2016 and 2017, remote work increased nearly 8%. Over the...

6 ASC Reimbursement Trends and Developments

Over just the past few years, there have been some substantial changes concerning ASC reimbursement. These have challenged many surgery centers to consider everything from the specific services they deliver to how they perform collections to whether...

Understanding Current ASC Trends and Developments

Q&A with Jho Outlaw and Jessica Nelson

Following a recent webinar presentation on "ASC Revenue Cycle 2019 Review and 2020 Forecast," Jho Outlaw, senior vice president of Revenue Cycle Services for SIS, and Jessica Nelson, director of Revenue Cycle...

Ann Geier on Staff Productivity for Outpatient Surgery Magazine

Ann Geier, MS, RN, CNOR, CASC, chief nursing officer for Surgical Information Systems, shares guidance to help ASCs more effectively complete small, essential jobs in a new article for Outpatient Surgery Magazine.

10 Tips to Improve ASC Coding

The consequences of poor coding in an ASC can be severe. Inaccurate coding can lead to lost revenue, unnecessary expenses, insurance audits, angry patients, and even trigger fraud investigations. Limiting the number of coding errors and quickly...

8 Ways SIS Charts Anesthesia Elevates ASC Performance

In October, SIS announced the launch of SIS Charts™ Anesthesia, an optional module for the SIS Complete™ comprehensive ASC technology solution. SIS Charts Anesthesia replaces paper anesthesia documentation with an electronic chart for all care...

6 Reasons ASC QAPI Studies Go Awry

With ASCs typically only performing a few quality assurance and performance improvement (QAPI) studies each year, all must be worthwhile and deliver valuable insights into an ASC's operations. But achieving these objectives is easier said than done...

Improving ASC Coding Accuracy and Performance

Improving ASC Collections with ASC Technology

Q&A with Jho Outlaw and Jessica Nelson

Following a recent webinar presentation on "Leveraging Technology to Enhance ASC Collections," Jho Outlaw, senior vice president of Revenue Cycle Services for SIS, and Jessica Nelson, director of Revenue Cycle...

10 Tips for ASC QAPI Success

While the purposes of quality assurance and performance improvement (QAPI) for ASCs are clear, achieving QAPI objectives can prove challenging. Failure to properly conduct QAPI studies can put an ASC into regulatory hot water with the Centers for...

Livonia Outpatient Surgery Center's COO on Adding New Technology

Jennifer Bednarchik is the chief operations officer for Livonia Outpatient Surgery Center in Livonia, Michigan, where she has worked since 2011. Livonia recently implemented SIS Complete™, the cloud-based ASC management and clinical documentation...

10 Tips to Leverage ASC Technology & Improve Your Revenue Cycle

Technology can greatly enhance an ASC's billing and collections efforts. Technology can improve claims completion and submission speed, boost staff productivity, decrease payment time, and reduce expenses, to name just a few ways the right...

ASCA Representatives Share Perspectives on Latest ASC Developments

The Ambulatory Surgery Center Association (ASCA) is the national voice for ASCs. Its staff works to ensure the interests of surgery centers are represented on the federal level and develops a wide range of resources to help ASCs deliver excellent...

Enhancing ASC QAPI Performance: Q&A with Daren Smith

Following a recent webinar presentation on "Stop Guessing, Start Measuring: Choosing Data-Based QAPI Study Topics," Daren Smith, director of ASC Solutions for Surgical Information Systems who previously worked as the director of clinical services...

Celebrating ASC Month: Surgery Centers Nationwide Raise Awareness

 

The conclusion of August brings with it the end of National ASC Month — a time designated by the Ambulatory Surgery Center Association (ASCA) to celebrate ASCs and the surgery center industry while raising awareness of the benefits ASCs provide to...

10 Tips for Effective Billing By New ASCs

Opening a new surgery center requires a significant financial outlay for investors. There are those costs associated with developing the physical plant, purchasing equipment and supplies, and hiring and training staff. Once an ASC opens, expenses...

Ann Geier on ASC Infection Prevention

Ann Geier, MS, RN, CNOR(E), CASC, is the chief nursing officer for Surgical Information Systems. She has worked in the ASC industry for more than 30 years and has been responsible for every aspect of ASC financial and clinical operations.

In...

Billing Preparation for New ASCs

Q&A with Jho Outlaw and Jessica Nelson

Following a recent webinar presentation on "Billing on Day 1" Jho Outlaw, senior vice president of Revenue Cycle Services for SIS, and Jessica Nelson, director of Revenue Cycle Services for SIS, fielded...

Why ASCs Should Select Ambulatory Software

When researching electronic health record (EHR) systems, ASCs will find that they seem to have a lot of options. On the surface, this would appear to be advantageous. After all, more choices should mean more opportunities to identify the ambulatory...

Daren Smith Writes About QAPI Studies for ASC Focus

Daren Smith, director of ASC solutions for Surgical Information Systems, shares insight to help ASCs select the most appropriate quality assurance and performance improvement (QAPI) study topics in the June/July 2019 issue of ASC Focus.

Keeping Your ASC's Claims Clean

Q&A with Jho Outlaw and Jessica Nelson

Following a recent webinar presentation on "Cleaning Up Your Claims: Techniques, Tips, and Tools," Jho Outlaw, senior vice president of Revenue Cycle Services for SIS, and Jessica Nelson, director of Revenue...

8 Benefits of Modern Ambulatory Surgery Center (ASC) Software

Over the past several years, the ASC industry has experienced significant changes. Patient responsibility is on the rise as high-deductible health plans continue to gain traction in the insurance market, and payers and employers shift more of the...

SIS Launches SIS Complete™ Cloud-Based Software for ASCs

 

The combination of ASC management, clinical documentation, patient engagement, and physician mobile capabilities on a single database cloud platform redefines expectations for ASC software

10 Tips for ASCs to Improve the Patient Collections Process

Patient financial responsibility after insurance is growing at a rapid rate and showing no signs of slowing down. With patients increasingly responsible for a greater portion of their healthcare costs, ASCs must effectively collect these higher...

Improving ASC Patient Collections and Satisfaction (Part 2)

Q&A with Jho Outlaw and Jessica Nelson

Following a recent webinar presentation on "Patient Collections: How to Improve Success Without Hurting Satisfaction," Jho Outlaw, senior vice president of Revenue Cycle Services for SIS, and Jessica Nelson,...

Improving ASC Patient Collections and Satisfaction (Part 1)

Q&A with Jho Outlaw and Jessica Nelson

Following a recent webinar presentation on "Patient Collections: How to Improve Success Without Hurting Satisfaction," Jho Outlaw, senior vice president of Revenue Cycle Services for SIS, and Jessica Nelson,...

The Buzz Around ASC Technology: 3 Areas of Great Interest

SIS' Director of ASC Solutions, Daren Smith, highlights three areas of technology discussed during his ASCA 2022 presentation "The Tech-Enabled ASC: How Innovation Can Keep ASCs Competitive and Viable."

 

Surgical Information Systems Recognized for Cultural Excellence; Awarded Work-Life Balance for Second Consecutive Year

Energage recognizes Surgical Information Systems with four Culture Excellence awards for Innovation, Work-Life Flexibility, Leadership, and Purpose & Values.  

SIS to Exhibit and Present at ASCA 2022 Conference

SIS will join ASC professionals, practitioners, and experts at ASCA 2022, the surgery center industry’s largest educational conference and tradeshow.

ASCA 2022 Preview: Daren Smith to Discuss 'The Tech-Enabled ASC'

A preview of the ASCA 2022 session, "The Tech-Enabled ASC: How Innovation Can Keep ASCs Competitive and Viable", presented by SIS' Daren Smith, BSN, RN.

Your Questions Answered: Overcoming Denials and Appeals Challenges

Q&A with Jessica Nelson and Ann Thom.

Surgical Information Systems Opens New Headquarters in Avalon Community

New state-of-the-art headquarters supports healthcare IT company's growth.

2022 ASC Legislative Update: SIS Q&A with ASCA Representatives

 

Surgical Information Systems spoke with ASCA representatives about several recent developments for the ASC industry, issues to watch during 2022, and opportunities for individual ASCs to play a greater role in advocacy for the industry.

SIS Ranks as #1 ASC EHR Vendor by Black Book for 7th Consecutive Year

 

Surgical Information Systems take top spot in 12 of the survey’s 18 performance areas of operational excellence, leading to a #1 ASC EHR vendor ranking for seventh consecutive year.

Surgical Information Systems named a Top Workplace by Atlanta Journal-Constitution

 

Surgical Information Systems once again has been honored as one of Atlanta’s best employers by The Atlanta Journal-Constitution.

No Winning the Waiting Game: 7 Quotes That Explain Why ASCs Need EHRs

 

ASC Market Reflections: Q&A With SIS Chief Growth Officer Todd Logan

 

 

How has the ASC market changed over the years and where is it headed in the near future? In this Q&A, Todd Logan shares his thoughts, observations, and predictions around our evolving industry and advancements in ASC technology.

Surgical Information Systems Promotes Todd Logan to Chief Growth Officer

 

Surgical Information Systems announces Todd Logan as the company's Chief Growth Officer (CGO), focusing on sales and growth initiatives.

Your No Surprises Billing Act Questions Answered: Q&A With Daren Smith

 

On Jan. 1, 2022, the surprise billing provisions of the Consolidated Appropriations Act, 2021 — commonly referred to as the No Surprises Act — went into effect. Daren Smith, director of ASC Solutions for Surgical Information Systems (SIS), answers...

Surgical Information Systems Named Best in KLAS for Ambulatory Surgery Center Software

 

SIS Charts electronic health record is top-ranked in Best in KLAS: Software and Services.

Surgical Information Systems: Top Products, Top People, Top Workplace

 

From products to people, Surgical Information Systems (SIS) continues to stand out as an award-winning company. SIS recently received the 2022 Top Workplaces USA award.

Energage Names Surgical Information Systems A Winner of the 2022 Top Workplaces USA

 

Surgical Information Systems received the 2022 Top Workplaces USA award for the second year in a row.

Your Questions Answered: Top ASC Revenue Cycle Issues for 2022

 

Q&A with Jessica Nelson and Yunette Ruiz

Ask SIS: Looking Back on 2021, Forward into 2022

 

The momentum of ASC technical advancements shows no sign of slowing down in 2022. Take a look at what a selection of SIS associates are forecasting to be major trends.

Improving Patient Collections: 5 Tips for Ambulatory Surgery Centers

 

ASCs continue to face challenges in collecting patient payments, but there are opportunities for growth. Here are five tips for improving patient collections from a recent webinar, "Patient Collections: Challenges, Opportunities, and Best...

SIS - Making Spirits Bright this Holiday Season

The philanthropic arm of SIS delivered over 800 presents to under-resourced children and youth throughout the U.S.

ASC Revenue Cycle 2021 & 2022 Forecast: 10 Things to Consider

 

Our Revenue Cycle Services team recently presented a webinar highlighting the trends, issues, and developments that impacted ASCs in 2021 and some trends likely to affect ASCs in 2022. Below is a recap of the webinar that ASCs can use to help plan...

5 Reasons ASCs Choose SIS Charts Physician Mobile

 

For surgery centers looking to enhance facility productivity, strengthen physician workflows, and improve documentation compliance, SIS Charts Physician Mobile can deliver the modern-day clinical documentation conveniences they desire.

Manual Patient Tracking Boards vs. Electronic Patient Tracking Systems

ASC leaders interested in improving facility efficiency should consider electronic patient tracking capabilities. In this article, we compare the challenges of traditional, manual dry-erase boards with the benefits of electronic patient tracking...

Security of Cloud Computing: Q&A With Dr. Paul Alcock and Ryan Burg

An excerpt from the recent "Cloud Computing for ASCs" panel discussion featuring Dr. Paul Alcock and Ryan Burg. Here, we highlight three of the top questions around cybersecurity and their responses. 

4 Areas of ASC Operations Strengthened Using SIS Analytics

Ambulatory surgery centers (ASCs) are using SIS Analytics to track their key performance indicators (KPIs), drill into their metrics, and strengthen their operational performance through actionable insight.

Improving Accounts Receivable Management: Q&A With Jessica Nelson and Dawn Carr

Here, we highlight topics discussed from the "Improving A/R Management: How to Turn 'Accounts Receivable' into 'Accounts Closed" webinar. 

ASC Administrators Play a Key Role in Cybersecurity

Cybersecurity is everyone's responsibility. In this article, we share a few tips to help better protect you, your ASC, and your patients from malicious cyberattacks.

Problems With Payers: 5 Tips to Help Overcome Barriers to Payment

 

6 More Questions About SIS Complete

Six commonly asked questions about SIS Complete, SIS' all-in-one ASC technology solution that was built from the ground up specifically for the cloud.

Surgical Information Systems Recognized in KLAS Report for Easy-to-Use Clinical Documentation for Ambulatory Surgery Centers

100% of SIS clients would purchase SIS Charts again | Clinical documentation solution for ambulatory surgery centers receives high marks for ease of use, user satisfaction, and more in new report.

Surgical Information Systems Recognized in the Top 100 Healthcare Technology Companies of 2021 Report

Effects of COVID on ASC Technology: An ASC Podcast with John Goehle Conversation

August is National ASC Month: How to Participate This Month and Beyond

10 Best Practices to Improve Your ASC's Patient Collections Process

4 Ways SIS Exchange Improves ASC Communication and Patient Engagement

ASC Coding Guidance: 2021 CPT Updates and Quick Tips

Patient Collections in 2021: Q&A with Jessica Nelson

 

SIS Is Back on the Road: Find Us at These Great Events in 2021

SIS Link: 4 Benefits That Improve the Scheduling Process

ASC Software Supports Rapid Growth at Busy Orthopedic ASC

SIS Showcase site Specialty Orthopaedics Surgery Center recently shared its success with using SIS Complete.

 

The Benefits of ASC-specific Software

For ASCs Using SIS Complete, Reporting ASC Quality Data is Effortless

Medicare Begins Recouping Advanced Payments from ASCs

 

SIS to Exhibit and Present at ASCA 2021 Virtual Conference

 

SIS Celebrates 25 Years of Delivering Surgical Technology

SIS Top Rated ASC EHR Vendor by Black Book for 6th Consecutive Year

What Makes Our Cloud-Based ASC Solution So User-Friendly? Find Out.

 

What You Need to Know When Opening a New Ambulatory Surgery Center

 

ASC Case Costing: Does a larger case volume always equal more money?

It might sound counterintuitive, but for an ambulatory surgery center (ASC), performing more cases doesn’t always mean making more money. If the total cost of a procedure exceeds the amount a payer will reimburse, the facility is the one that ends...

Medication Management in ASCs

 

In a digital world, why should your ASC still be using paper anesthesia processes?

Cybersecurity with SIS: A Conversation with John Goehle

 

From scheduling to patient recovery: Are you making the most out of the analytical data available from your EMR?

 

Lessons Learned from the Coronavirus Crisis

5 Easy Tips to Ensure the Right Choice for your ASC Software

Investing in ambulatory surgery center software can provide numerous benefits to an ASC. It can deliver deep insight into a surgery center's financial, clinical, and/or operational performance. It can automate previously manual processes. It can...

Top 10 Tips for Outsourcing Your Revenue Cycle…and Why Now is the Time

Last month I was invited to host a webinar, along with our Director of Revenue Cycle Services, Jessica Nelson, to educate our listeners on the benefits that outsourcing their revenue cycle can bring to their ambulatory surgery center (ASC), and how...

Regulatory Compliance Checks: What Do I Have to Complete…and When?

 

Benefits of Cloud Software in a Cyber World

 

Cybersecurity Starts at the Top: The Importance of Having a Security Program

National ASC Month: 50 Years of the ASC Industry

Every August, individuals from the ambulatory surgery center (ASC) industry come together to celebrate National ASC Month. These celebrations are usually met with in-person facility tours and events that include local elected officials and afford...

Are You Prepared for a CMS COVID-19 Survey?

COVID-19 has all of us on edge. You may have gotten the virus – or you know someone who did. Your job may have been affected by furloughs, layoffs, financial hardships, and other stressful situations.

ASC Meetings & COVID-19

I’m a meeting person and given my role as Chief Nursing Officer, I get to attend many national and state industry conferences. Why? I thrive on educating, learning, and sharing how SIS solutions help ASCs. I also love to network and see industry...

Case Costing: 6 Key Value Points

I recently hosted a webinar: ASC Case Costing: Fundamentals and Best Practices in which I broke down the importance and usefulness of case costing, along with providing some “how-tos.” Before we dive in, it is important to understand what case...

SIS to Exhibit During ASCA 2020 Virtual Conference & Expo

Inventory Management: The Devil’s in the Details Synopsis and Q&A

I had the pleasure of hosting a webinar for Surgical Information Systems last week on inventory management. The objectives I set forth were simple: 1. Define the steps needed to build an inventory system within an ASC, 2. Describe the supply chain...

Infection Prevention Considerations When Coming Back from COVID-19

During a recent webinar I presented with Ann Geier, chief nursing officer for Surgical Information Systems, I covered the myriad areas of consideration for returning to normal ASC operations from an infection prevention perspective. As I was...

Staying Sane in Times of Great Change

 

Get Your ASC Ready for Temporary Closures & Reopenings with this SIS Checklist

There are so many things to remember when having to significantly reduce your case volumes, temporarily close your ASC, and then ultimately return to operations and reopen your facility. In an effort to help Ambulatory Surgery Centers and their...

SIS Ranks as #1 ASC EHR Vendor by Black Book for 5th Year

SIS solutions take top spot in 15 of the survey's 18 performance areas of operational excellence, leading to #1 ASC EHR vendor ranking for fifth consecutive year.

Days to Bill: Q&A with ASC Revenue Cycle Experts

Following a recent webinar presentation on "Days to Bill: Optimizing This Critical Key Performance Indicator," Jho Outlaw, senior vice president of Revenue Cycle Services for SIS, and Jessica Nelson, director of Revenue Cycle Services for SIS,...

5 Quick Tips to Enhance Your ASC's Financial Performance

Looking to give your ASC's financial performance a boost? These five tips can deliver a mix of short- and long-term improvements that can all contribute to a stronger bottom line.

SIS Sponsors the ASC Podcast With John Goehle

 

Surgical Information Systems (SIS), an industry leader focused exclusively on delivering perioperative IT to ambulatory surgery centers (ASCs) and hospitals, announces its sponsorship of the "ASC Podcast with John Goehle."

Can Your ASC Accomplish These 9 ASC Revenue Cycle Goals?

ASC business offices should strive to improve their performance, even when that performance is strong. By consistently setting and working toward goals that can enhance business office performance, ASCs will better set themselves up for short- and...

10 Reasons Driving Ambulatory Surgery Center EHR Adoption

Today's ASCs find themselves under significant pressures. They are challenged by tightened reimbursement; growing competition for physicians, patients and staff; greater scrutiny by regulatory bodies; increased reporting requirements; and more.

6 Reasons to Consider Remote ASC Business Office Staff

Remote work is on the rise. As a Global Workplace Analytics and FlexJobs report notes, the number of people telecommuting in the United States increased 159% between 2005 and 2017. Between 2016 and 2017, remote work increased nearly 8%. Over the...

6 ASC Reimbursement Trends and Developments

Over just the past few years, there have been some substantial changes concerning ASC reimbursement. These have challenged many surgery centers to consider everything from the specific services they deliver to how they perform collections to whether...

Understanding Current ASC Trends and Developments

Q&A with Jho Outlaw and Jessica Nelson

Following a recent webinar presentation on "ASC Revenue Cycle 2019 Review and 2020 Forecast," Jho Outlaw, senior vice president of Revenue Cycle Services for SIS, and Jessica Nelson, director of Revenue Cycle...

Ann Geier on Staff Productivity for Outpatient Surgery Magazine

Ann Geier, MS, RN, CNOR, CASC, chief nursing officer for Surgical Information Systems, shares guidance to help ASCs more effectively complete small, essential jobs in a new article for Outpatient Surgery Magazine.

10 Tips to Improve ASC Coding

The consequences of poor coding in an ASC can be severe. Inaccurate coding can lead to lost revenue, unnecessary expenses, insurance audits, angry patients, and even trigger fraud investigations. Limiting the number of coding errors and quickly...

8 Ways SIS Charts Anesthesia Elevates ASC Performance

In October, SIS announced the launch of SIS Charts™ Anesthesia, an optional module for the SIS Complete™ comprehensive ASC technology solution. SIS Charts Anesthesia replaces paper anesthesia documentation with an electronic chart for all care...

6 Reasons ASC QAPI Studies Go Awry

With ASCs typically only performing a few quality assurance and performance improvement (QAPI) studies each year, all must be worthwhile and deliver valuable insights into an ASC's operations. But achieving these objectives is easier said than done...

Improving ASC Coding Accuracy and Performance

Improving ASC Collections with ASC Technology

Q&A with Jho Outlaw and Jessica Nelson

Following a recent webinar presentation on "Leveraging Technology to Enhance ASC Collections," Jho Outlaw, senior vice president of Revenue Cycle Services for SIS, and Jessica Nelson, director of Revenue Cycle...

10 Tips for ASC QAPI Success

While the purposes of quality assurance and performance improvement (QAPI) for ASCs are clear, achieving QAPI objectives can prove challenging. Failure to properly conduct QAPI studies can put an ASC into regulatory hot water with the Centers for...

Livonia Outpatient Surgery Center's COO on Adding New Technology

Jennifer Bednarchik is the chief operations officer for Livonia Outpatient Surgery Center in Livonia, Michigan, where she has worked since 2011. Livonia recently implemented SIS Complete™, the cloud-based ASC management and clinical documentation...

10 Tips to Leverage ASC Technology & Improve Your Revenue Cycle

Technology can greatly enhance an ASC's billing and collections efforts. Technology can improve claims completion and submission speed, boost staff productivity, decrease payment time, and reduce expenses, to name just a few ways the right...

ASCA Representatives Share Perspectives on Latest ASC Developments

The Ambulatory Surgery Center Association (ASCA) is the national voice for ASCs. Its staff works to ensure the interests of surgery centers are represented on the federal level and develops a wide range of resources to help ASCs deliver excellent...

Enhancing ASC QAPI Performance: Q&A with Daren Smith

Following a recent webinar presentation on "Stop Guessing, Start Measuring: Choosing Data-Based QAPI Study Topics," Daren Smith, director of ASC Solutions for Surgical Information Systems who previously worked as the director of clinical services...

Celebrating ASC Month: Surgery Centers Nationwide Raise Awareness

 

The conclusion of August brings with it the end of National ASC Month — a time designated by the Ambulatory Surgery Center Association (ASCA) to celebrate ASCs and the surgery center industry while raising awareness of the benefits ASCs provide to...

10 Tips for Effective Billing By New ASCs

Opening a new surgery center requires a significant financial outlay for investors. There are those costs associated with developing the physical plant, purchasing equipment and supplies, and hiring and training staff. Once an ASC opens, expenses...

Ann Geier on ASC Infection Prevention

Ann Geier, MS, RN, CNOR(E), CASC, is the chief nursing officer for Surgical Information Systems. She has worked in the ASC industry for more than 30 years and has been responsible for every aspect of ASC financial and clinical operations.

In...

Billing Preparation for New ASCs

Q&A with Jho Outlaw and Jessica Nelson

Following a recent webinar presentation on "Billing on Day 1" Jho Outlaw, senior vice president of Revenue Cycle Services for SIS, and Jessica Nelson, director of Revenue Cycle Services for SIS, fielded...

Why ASCs Should Select Ambulatory Software

When researching electronic health record (EHR) systems, ASCs will find that they seem to have a lot of options. On the surface, this would appear to be advantageous. After all, more choices should mean more opportunities to identify the ambulatory...

Daren Smith Writes About QAPI Studies for ASC Focus

Daren Smith, director of ASC solutions for Surgical Information Systems, shares insight to help ASCs select the most appropriate quality assurance and performance improvement (QAPI) study topics in the June/July 2019 issue of ASC Focus.

Keeping Your ASC's Claims Clean

Q&A with Jho Outlaw and Jessica Nelson

Following a recent webinar presentation on "Cleaning Up Your Claims: Techniques, Tips, and Tools," Jho Outlaw, senior vice president of Revenue Cycle Services for SIS, and Jessica Nelson, director of Revenue...

8 Benefits of Modern Ambulatory Surgery Center (ASC) Software

Over the past several years, the ASC industry has experienced significant changes. Patient responsibility is on the rise as high-deductible health plans continue to gain traction in the insurance market, and payers and employers shift more of the...

SIS Launches SIS Complete™ Cloud-Based Software for ASCs

 

The combination of ASC management, clinical documentation, patient engagement, and physician mobile capabilities on a single database cloud platform redefines expectations for ASC software

10 Tips for ASCs to Improve the Patient Collections Process

Patient financial responsibility after insurance is growing at a rapid rate and showing no signs of slowing down. With patients increasingly responsible for a greater portion of their healthcare costs, ASCs must effectively collect these higher...

Improving ASC Patient Collections and Satisfaction (Part 2)

Q&A with Jho Outlaw and Jessica Nelson

Following a recent webinar presentation on "Patient Collections: How to Improve Success Without Hurting Satisfaction," Jho Outlaw, senior vice president of Revenue Cycle Services for SIS, and Jessica Nelson,...

Improving ASC Patient Collections and Satisfaction (Part 1)

Q&A with Jho Outlaw and Jessica Nelson

Following a recent webinar presentation on "Patient Collections: How to Improve Success Without Hurting Satisfaction," Jho Outlaw, senior vice president of Revenue Cycle Services for SIS, and Jessica Nelson,...

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