1. Technavio reports the global ASC market is expected to grow at a 4.36 percent compound annual growth rate through 2020. There will be a continued rise in the minimally invasive surgery market, driving ASC growth.
2. Cardiac surgeries are increasingly becoming minimally invasive and procedures, with aortic valve surgeries and endoscopic robotic cardiac procedures potentially moving to the ASC. Orthopedic surgeries such as total joint replacements and spinal fusions are increasingly performed in the outpatient setting as well.
3. Vertess predicts the trend toward consumer-driven healthcare shopping illustrated by the demand for one-stop shops and on-demand healthcare services pose an opportunity for ASCs and urgent care clinics to attract patients. The company expects ASCs to combine with ambulatory groups, imaging centers and other specialists to provide a superior patient experience.
4. As healthcare moves toward pay-for-performance, bundled payments and shared savings models may present an opportunity for ASCs to thrive in a competitive healthcare environment. Continue…
Laura Dyrda, Beckers ASC