Smaller ambulatory surgery centers reported higher net income per case than larger facilities, in spite of the latters' greater cost efficiencies, according to a study by the Medical Group Management Association. The difference may reflect higher utilization of operating rooms and perhaps more profitable procedures at smaller centers, particularly single-specialty facilities, said David Schlactus, chief executive officer at Willamette Surgery Center, Salem, Ore. The MGMA report, prepared with the American Association of Ambulatory Surgery Centers, was based on responses form 166 surgery centers nationwide.
Less is more profitable
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