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Surgical Information Systems Recognized with Technology Industry Award from Energage

Energage recognizes Surgical Information Systems as a Top Workplace in the Technology Industry.

3 Ambulatory Surgery Center Revenue Cycle KPIs to Watch Closely

Here are three ambulatory surgery center (ASC) revenue cycle key performance indicators (KPIs) you should pay close attention to for insight into where your revenue cycle process may be thriving -- or struggling.

5 Ways ASC Software Helps With Achieving and Maintaining Accreditation

A preview of Daren Smith’s presentation on “Achieving CMS and Accreditation Success: The Role Your EHR Should Play,” providing insight and guidance concerning CMS and accreditation surveys and the value of ASC software.

Your Questions Answered: Successful ASC Billing on Day 1

Q&A with Jessica Nelson and Yunette Ruiz

4 Opportunities to Boost ASC Patient Engagement in the Surgical Journey

Surgical Information Systems is the leading provider of ambulatory surgery center software, including patient engagement solutions for surgery centers. Many features of SIS solutions connect patients and clinicians through smart technology solutions...

Getting Your Physicians Onboard: 5 Tips to Gain Physician ASC EHR Buy-In

Critical to the success of leveraging an ASC EHR is administrators and other decision-makers securing continued physician buy-in before, during, and after the implementation process.

 

10 Tips for ASC Denials and Appeals

ASCs continue to face challenges concerning denials and appeals, but there are ways for surgery centers to improve their performance in both areas. Here are 10 tips for strengthening ASC processes that can reduce the likelihood of denials and...

Using Analytics to Improve ASC Case Costing: Q&A With Amit Jiwani

A Q&A with SIS' Director of Analytics, Amit Jiwani, highlighting the ways analytics can help ASCs strengthen data accuracy and value, and improve overall case costing efforts. 

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 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

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

4 Ways SIS Exchange Improves ASC Communication and Patient Engagement

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

 

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

 

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?

 

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...

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

 

Benefits of Cloud Software in a Cyber World

 

Top 11 Questions – And Answers – about SIS Complete

Back in June, I wrote a blog about 10 easy ways to use SIS Complete. Since then, I’ve received several frequently asked questions during online demonstrations and webinars that I would like to address here. In case you aren’t familiar with SIS...

SIS to Exhibit During ASCA 2020 Virtual Conference & Expo

Optimizing and Managing a Remote Workforce Presentation Q&A

Jho Outlaw, Senior Vice President of Revenue Cycle Services for SIS, hosted a webinar recently and discussed the many benefits of having a remote workforce. Having managed a remote workforce for years and being an expert on the subject, she detailed...

10 Easy Ways to Use SIS Complete

 

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...

Resuming Operations: Experts Weigh In

Most states are now allowing elective surgeries to resume, but the ASCs are under strict guidelines, based on the state. I hosted a webinar on May 27, 2020, which was a forum for three industry experts to weigh in on what they are seeing and hearing...

Patient and Physician Engagement Tools: Why They are Helpful Now More Than Ever

Why are patient management and physician engagement tools so important in this day and age? Will they really improve my ASC’s operations, or my patient’s satisfaction levels? We have been doing fine without them for years, why now? These are all...

HELPFUL RESOURCES REGARDING COVID-19

Finding insightful information from the right sources regarding COVID-19 can be a difficult task. SIS has taken the liberty to gather helpful resources from reputable organizations to help keep healthcare workers, their patients, and their loved...

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 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...

5 Ways SIS Complete Improves ASC Security & Disaster Preparedness

Earlier this year, SIS delivered an industry-redefining ASC software platform called SIS Complete™. It’s the first comprehensive, cloud-based solution designed to meet the needs of the modern ASC. When we were developing SIS Complete, we leveraged...

10 Tips to Improve The Submission of Clean ASC Claims

What makes a claim "clean?" A clean claim is one that is never rejected. It does not receive any type of denial. It does not need to be filed more than once because of errors. When a claim is clean, it goes out your door, requires no additional...

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.

Ann Geier Discusses Surgery Center Metrics in ASC Manager

Ann Geier, MS, RN, CNOR, CASC, chief nursing officer for Surgical Information Systems, provides guidance concerning tracking and benchmarking ASC metrics in the premiere issue of ASC Manager.

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,...

SIS Experts Discuss Importance of Electronic Documentation in ASCs

 

SIS’ Ann Geier, MS, RN, CNOR, CASC, chief nursing officer and Daren Smith, BSN, RN, director of ASC solutions discuss the role electronic documentation plays in ambulatory surgery centers and take a look at the changing trends in a new article* in...

Role of the Governing Board in ASC Infection Control & Prevention

An ASC's governing board plays a pivotal role in supporting a center's efforts to keep patients and staff safe from infections and maintain compliance with rules and regulations (e.g., Medicare, accreditation). Here are 10 of a governing body's...

8 ASC Management Tips That Deliver Results

ASC management is no easy task. Besides overseeing the operations of a facility expected to provide exceptional surgical care that delivers optimal outcomes, management must work to meet the needs of its physicians while also overseeing a diverse...

10 Tips for ASCs to Better Leverage KPIs and Benchmarking

How do you know if your ASC's business is doing well? Not just think you know, but how do you really know? That's where data comes in. Only by collecting appropriate data on key performance indicators (KPI) and then measuring your performance can...

Ann Geier Discusses ASC Management, Succession Planning for AORN

Ann Geier, MS, RN, CNOR, CASC, chief nursing officer for Surgical Information Systems, provides tips on ASC management and succession planning in two articles recently published by the Association of periOperative Registered Nurses (AORN).

Addressing ASC Benchmarking and KPI Challenges

Q&A with Jho Outlaw and Jessica Nelson

Following a recent webinar presentation on "Put Your ASC's Data to Work: Leveraging KPIs and Benchmarking," Jho Outlaw, senior vice president of Revenue Cycle Services for SIS, and Jessica Nelson, director of...

ASC Successes and Opportunities: Q&A With ASCA Experts

The following article features insight from Ambulatory Surgery Center Association (ASCA) regulatory and government affairs experts.

6 ASC Reimbursement Developments to Know from 2018

2018 was quite a year for the ASC industry. There were so many noteworthy announcements affecting ASC operations that it would be easy to miss some of them. One of the areas that experienced the most significant activity during the year was...

10 Tips for ASCs to Reduce Denials and Improve Appeals

Denied claims are an unfortunate but accepted fact of life for any ASC. If you submit claims to payers, you will receive denials. Some are likely to be justified; others not. But what does not — and should not — be accepted is receiving no payment...

Struggling with ASC Inventory Management? Follow These 6 Steps

Add specialties. Purchase capital equipment and start performing new procedures. Expand the existing physical space and build additional operating rooms.

These are some of the common recommendations made to ASCs about how they can grow their bottom...

Tackling ASC Denials and Appeals Challenges

Q&A with Jho Outlaw and Jessica Nelson

Following a recent webinar presentation on "Denials and Appeals: Expert Guidance to Improve Your ASC's Collections," Jho Outlaw, senior vice president of Revenue Cycle Services for SIS, and Jessica Nelson,...

8 Ways a Patient Tracking System Helps Improve ASC Management

ASC leaders interested in improving facility efficiency by enhancing multiple facets of their ASC's management should consider electronic patient tracking capabilities. Such functionality can help improve communications and the availability of...

10 Steps for Improving ASC Billing Performance

Effective and efficient ASC billing is contingent upon numerous factors. Billing staff must be skilled in their craft and receive ongoing education to keep them current with changing rules. Physicians must understand what information the staff needs...

Tips to Help Secure Management Support for CASC

Ann Geier, MS, RN, CNOR, CASC, chief nursing officer for Surgical Information Systems, provides guidance to help ASC professionals interested in and planning to pursue the Certified Administrator Surgery Center (CASC) credential secure support for...

10 Benefits of a Robust ASC Patient Survey Program

While ASCs have long asked patients to complete surveys following procedures, administrators and staff often paid insufficient attention to the results. 

Choosing the Right Ambulatory Surgery Center 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...

4 Advantages of Performing Case Costing in ASCs

Case costing is a critical process for ensuring an ASC remains financially viable and successful. While it can be a lengthy process, there are numerous reasons why any time spent on case costing should be considered time well spent.

Getting Your ASC Paid: Q&A with Jho Outlaw and Jessica Nelson

Following a recent webinar presentation on “Common Obstacles to Getting Paid in an ASC,” Jho Outlaw, senior vice president of Revenue Cycle Services for SIS, and Jessica Nelson, director of Revenue Cycle Services for SIS, were asked six questions by...

In Celebration of National ASC Month: Raising Awareness of Surgery Centers

August is National ASC Month. Designated by the Ambulatory Surgery Center Association (ASCA), National ASC Month is intended to celebrate ASCs and the ASC industry and help raise awareness of the multitude of benefits surgery centers deliver to...

Surgical Information Systems Recognized with Technology Industry Award from Energage

Energage recognizes Surgical Information Systems as a Top Workplace in the Technology Industry.

3 Ambulatory Surgery Center Revenue Cycle KPIs to Watch Closely

Here are three ambulatory surgery center (ASC) revenue cycle key performance indicators (KPIs) you should pay close attention to for insight into where your revenue cycle process may be thriving -- or struggling.

5 Ways ASC Software Helps With Achieving and Maintaining Accreditation

A preview of Daren Smith’s presentation on “Achieving CMS and Accreditation Success: The Role Your EHR Should Play,” providing insight and guidance concerning CMS and accreditation surveys and the value of ASC software.

Your Questions Answered: Successful ASC Billing on Day 1

Q&A with Jessica Nelson and Yunette Ruiz

4 Opportunities to Boost ASC Patient Engagement in the Surgical Journey

Surgical Information Systems is the leading provider of ambulatory surgery center software, including patient engagement solutions for surgery centers. Many features of SIS solutions connect patients and clinicians through smart technology solutions...

Getting Your Physicians Onboard: 5 Tips to Gain Physician ASC EHR Buy-In

Critical to the success of leveraging an ASC EHR is administrators and other decision-makers securing continued physician buy-in before, during, and after the implementation process.

 

10 Tips for ASC Denials and Appeals

ASCs continue to face challenges concerning denials and appeals, but there are ways for surgery centers to improve their performance in both areas. Here are 10 tips for strengthening ASC processes that can reduce the likelihood of denials and...

Using Analytics to Improve ASC Case Costing: Q&A With Amit Jiwani

A Q&A with SIS' Director of Analytics, Amit Jiwani, highlighting the ways analytics can help ASCs strengthen data accuracy and value, and improve overall case costing efforts. 

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 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

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

4 Ways SIS Exchange Improves ASC Communication and Patient Engagement

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

 

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

 

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?

 

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...

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

 

Benefits of Cloud Software in a Cyber World

 

Top 11 Questions – And Answers – about SIS Complete

Back in June, I wrote a blog about 10 easy ways to use SIS Complete. Since then, I’ve received several frequently asked questions during online demonstrations and webinars that I would like to address here. In case you aren’t familiar with SIS...

SIS to Exhibit During ASCA 2020 Virtual Conference & Expo

Optimizing and Managing a Remote Workforce Presentation Q&A

Jho Outlaw, Senior Vice President of Revenue Cycle Services for SIS, hosted a webinar recently and discussed the many benefits of having a remote workforce. Having managed a remote workforce for years and being an expert on the subject, she detailed...

10 Easy Ways to Use SIS Complete

 

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...

Resuming Operations: Experts Weigh In

Most states are now allowing elective surgeries to resume, but the ASCs are under strict guidelines, based on the state. I hosted a webinar on May 27, 2020, which was a forum for three industry experts to weigh in on what they are seeing and hearing...

Patient and Physician Engagement Tools: Why They are Helpful Now More Than Ever

Why are patient management and physician engagement tools so important in this day and age? Will they really improve my ASC’s operations, or my patient’s satisfaction levels? We have been doing fine without them for years, why now? These are all...

HELPFUL RESOURCES REGARDING COVID-19

Finding insightful information from the right sources regarding COVID-19 can be a difficult task. SIS has taken the liberty to gather helpful resources from reputable organizations to help keep healthcare workers, their patients, and their loved...

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 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...

5 Ways SIS Complete Improves ASC Security & Disaster Preparedness

Earlier this year, SIS delivered an industry-redefining ASC software platform called SIS Complete™. It’s the first comprehensive, cloud-based solution designed to meet the needs of the modern ASC. When we were developing SIS Complete, we leveraged...

10 Tips to Improve The Submission of Clean ASC Claims

What makes a claim "clean?" A clean claim is one that is never rejected. It does not receive any type of denial. It does not need to be filed more than once because of errors. When a claim is clean, it goes out your door, requires no additional...

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.

Ann Geier Discusses Surgery Center Metrics in ASC Manager

Ann Geier, MS, RN, CNOR, CASC, chief nursing officer for Surgical Information Systems, provides guidance concerning tracking and benchmarking ASC metrics in the premiere issue of ASC Manager.

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,...

SIS Experts Discuss Importance of Electronic Documentation in ASCs

 

SIS’ Ann Geier, MS, RN, CNOR, CASC, chief nursing officer and Daren Smith, BSN, RN, director of ASC solutions discuss the role electronic documentation plays in ambulatory surgery centers and take a look at the changing trends in a new article* in...

Role of the Governing Board in ASC Infection Control & Prevention

An ASC's governing board plays a pivotal role in supporting a center's efforts to keep patients and staff safe from infections and maintain compliance with rules and regulations (e.g., Medicare, accreditation). Here are 10 of a governing body's...

8 ASC Management Tips That Deliver Results

ASC management is no easy task. Besides overseeing the operations of a facility expected to provide exceptional surgical care that delivers optimal outcomes, management must work to meet the needs of its physicians while also overseeing a diverse...

10 Tips for ASCs to Better Leverage KPIs and Benchmarking

How do you know if your ASC's business is doing well? Not just think you know, but how do you really know? That's where data comes in. Only by collecting appropriate data on key performance indicators (KPI) and then measuring your performance can...

Ann Geier Discusses ASC Management, Succession Planning for AORN

Ann Geier, MS, RN, CNOR, CASC, chief nursing officer for Surgical Information Systems, provides tips on ASC management and succession planning in two articles recently published by the Association of periOperative Registered Nurses (AORN).

Addressing ASC Benchmarking and KPI Challenges

Q&A with Jho Outlaw and Jessica Nelson

Following a recent webinar presentation on "Put Your ASC's Data to Work: Leveraging KPIs and Benchmarking," Jho Outlaw, senior vice president of Revenue Cycle Services for SIS, and Jessica Nelson, director of...

ASC Successes and Opportunities: Q&A With ASCA Experts

The following article features insight from Ambulatory Surgery Center Association (ASCA) regulatory and government affairs experts.

6 ASC Reimbursement Developments to Know from 2018

2018 was quite a year for the ASC industry. There were so many noteworthy announcements affecting ASC operations that it would be easy to miss some of them. One of the areas that experienced the most significant activity during the year was...

10 Tips for ASCs to Reduce Denials and Improve Appeals

Denied claims are an unfortunate but accepted fact of life for any ASC. If you submit claims to payers, you will receive denials. Some are likely to be justified; others not. But what does not — and should not — be accepted is receiving no payment...

Struggling with ASC Inventory Management? Follow These 6 Steps

Add specialties. Purchase capital equipment and start performing new procedures. Expand the existing physical space and build additional operating rooms.

These are some of the common recommendations made to ASCs about how they can grow their bottom...

Tackling ASC Denials and Appeals Challenges

Q&A with Jho Outlaw and Jessica Nelson

Following a recent webinar presentation on "Denials and Appeals: Expert Guidance to Improve Your ASC's Collections," Jho Outlaw, senior vice president of Revenue Cycle Services for SIS, and Jessica Nelson,...

8 Ways a Patient Tracking System Helps Improve ASC Management

ASC leaders interested in improving facility efficiency by enhancing multiple facets of their ASC's management should consider electronic patient tracking capabilities. Such functionality can help improve communications and the availability of...

10 Steps for Improving ASC Billing Performance

Effective and efficient ASC billing is contingent upon numerous factors. Billing staff must be skilled in their craft and receive ongoing education to keep them current with changing rules. Physicians must understand what information the staff needs...

Tips to Help Secure Management Support for CASC

Ann Geier, MS, RN, CNOR, CASC, chief nursing officer for Surgical Information Systems, provides guidance to help ASC professionals interested in and planning to pursue the Certified Administrator Surgery Center (CASC) credential secure support for...

10 Benefits of a Robust ASC Patient Survey Program

While ASCs have long asked patients to complete surveys following procedures, administrators and staff often paid insufficient attention to the results. 

Choosing the Right Ambulatory Surgery Center 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...

4 Advantages of Performing Case Costing in ASCs

Case costing is a critical process for ensuring an ASC remains financially viable and successful. While it can be a lengthy process, there are numerous reasons why any time spent on case costing should be considered time well spent.

Getting Your ASC Paid: Q&A with Jho Outlaw and Jessica Nelson

Following a recent webinar presentation on “Common Obstacles to Getting Paid in an ASC,” Jho Outlaw, senior vice president of Revenue Cycle Services for SIS, and Jessica Nelson, director of Revenue Cycle Services for SIS, were asked six questions by...

In Celebration of National ASC Month: Raising Awareness of Surgery Centers

August is National ASC Month. Designated by the Ambulatory Surgery Center Association (ASCA), National ASC Month is intended to celebrate ASCs and the ASC industry and help raise awareness of the multitude of benefits surgery centers deliver to...

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