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Special Outpatient Surgery Edition - Megatrends - January 2018

Outpatient Surgery Magazine, providing current information on Surgical Services, Surgical Facility Administration, Outpatient Surgery News and Trends, OR Excellence and more.

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has succeeded because it's collaborative, non-punitive and supported by a payer with the vision of using shared data to improve care in ways that make sense." Using transparent data to reward surgical facilities based on per- formance instead of case volume is where reimbursement models are heading. "If you can decrease the incidence of expensive complica- tions, you're going to save money," says Dr. Campbell. "That's a straightforward trend that's not new, but it's certainly being empha- sized more." Surgery is on the brink of a new era that involves using smarter sys- tems to make surgical care safer and more reliable, says Marty Makary, MD, MPH, an associate professor of surgery and public health at the Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine in Baltimore, Md. "The opportunity exists for outpatient facilities to make the com- pelling case that they offer high-quality care at a reasonable price," he says. "In an increasingly complex healthcare mar- ket where facilities are actively competing for insurance contracts, the strongest argument they have is their value." Savvy patients are also shopping for meaningful measures of quality, affordable care. "You must make active efforts to stay competitive in that space," says Dr. Makary. "The ability of J A N U A R Y 2 0 1 8 • O U T PA T I E N T S U R G E R Y. N E T • 1 9 • EARNING POTENTIAL Payment models should reward top performance instead of punishing adverse outcomes, according to Marty Makary, MD, MPH.

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