June 2, 2022

Joint Commission-accredited ASCs report increased return on investment

By: Judy Mathias
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Editor's Note

The Joint Commission reported on June 1 that a new independent study of 161 Joint Commission-accredited ambulatory surgery centers (ASCs) finds that for each dollar invested in accreditation, an organization has that dollar returned along with an additional $6.28 in benefits.

Key areas of financial return include:

  • Revenue, reimbursement rate
  • Operational efficiencies, improvement efforts
  • Risk reduction and mitigation of lawsuits, reduction in liability costs
  • Reduction of staff turnover, improved competencies of supervisors and staff.

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