OR Manager Bootcamp: How Hospitals Can Grow Outpatient Volume
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July 2019

The ambulatory surgery market is taking a bite out of hospitals’ most profitable services offered: the outpatient market. Why? Because Medicare and commercial payers continue to expand the number of procedures that can be performed on an outpatient basis. But hospitals don’t have to take this change in marketplace dynamics lying down. Come to this hands-on one-day boot camp to learn best practices for how to retain outpatients at your facility in today’s extremely competitive marketplace. If you are a C-Suite hospital executive, CNE, OR Manager or Anesthesia provider, you must attend this workshop.

We’ll delve into complex topics such as what roles OR Managers and OR Business Directors can play in persuading more patients to receive their outpatient care at the hospital. You’ll also come away armed with specific tactics you can employ to take advantage of the new opportunities provided by the increase in what were previously considered in-patient procedures—things like Orthopedic joints, minimally invasive spinal surgeries, and proctectomies. Plus, we’ll present best-manager practices of successful ASCs that you can use to strengthen your out-patient services.

OR Manager Bootcamp: How Hospitals can Grow Outpatient Volume
When: October 9, 2018 | 7:30 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.
Where: DoubleTree by Hilton McLean Tysons
CEs: 6.5


Attendee Category Early Bird Rate
(expires July 25)
Regular Rate
(after July 25)
General Attendees $445 $695
Vendors, Suppliers, or Consultants $845 $1,095

The early bird rate has been extended to August 31!
Use VIP code EARLYBIRD when registering online to secure early bird pricing.



7:30 a.m. – 8:30 a.m.   Registration | Ballroom Foyer
8:00 a.m. – 8:30 a.m.   Continental Breakfast | Ballroom Foyer
8:30 a.m. – 8:45 a.m.   Welcome and Introductions | Birch/Elm
8:45 a.m. – 10:00 a.m.   Finding Growth Opportunities in the Outpatient Market | Birch/Elm 
Jeff Peters, CEO, Surgical DirectionsPayer relationships are determined by the high outcomes for patients and low costs for providers for outpatient procedures. This session will discuss the most attractive outpatient procedures and how to establish the best payer relationships to serve these service lines.
10:00 a.m. – 10:30 a.m.   Networking Break | Ballroom Foyer
10:30 a.m. – 11:45 a.m.  Think Like a Payer | Birch/Elm 
Penny Noyes, President & CEO, Health Business NavigatorsThis session will outline the changes needed for outpatient care plans using a case study used for joint replacement in a HOPD, one of the most profitable outpatient procedures. Attendees will receive the clinical protocol take home tool, “Presurgical Optimization and Pain Management Protocols”, to adapt to their own setting.
11:45 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.     Networking Lunch | Oak Room
12:30 p.m. – 1:30 p.m.     Lessons Learned from ASCs to Apply to Hospitals | Birch/Elm
Joe Zasa, Managing Partner, ASD Management With the advent of an emphasis on value-based healthcare, the ambulatory surgery center has been the most effective tool to deliver outpatient care in an efficient, cost-effective and high-quality setting. The session will focus on lessons learned in developing and managing ambulatory surgery centers using the speaker’s experience over the last 25 years and apply it to the hospital setting. The key objectives of this session are to:

  • Understand the reimbursement differential between a hospital and an ambulatory surgery center to avoid mistakes
  • Leverage the value add of an ASC with payers, creating a win-win for both
  • Hear best management practices of successful surgery centers that boost revenue
1:30 p.m.- 2:30 p.m.     Growing your Ambulatory Surgical Program with a Staff Physician Joint Venture | Birch/Elm
Erik Kraemer, Senior Vice President Development, United Surgical Partners International This session will outline strategic options for your hospital that will gain the most competitive edge for your outpatient hospital department. We will dive into a deeper discussion on executing a joint venture with on staff physicians to build ambulatory surgical volume.  Attendees will find out how and why to consider this option and receive a feasibility study template to use in evaluating a potential joint venture.
2:30 p.m. – 3:00 p.m.     Networking Break | Ballroom Foyer
3:00 p.m. – 4:30 p.m.    Strategies to Move your Service Line Forward | Birch/Elm
Jeff Peters, CEO, Surgical Directions This session will wrap up the strategies from the discussions to give attendees the opportunity to apply three distinct strategies to grow outpatient volume to your hospital. Three case studies will discuss the pros and cons of each option to best suit your hospital’s needs:

  1. Build separate facilities
  2. Enter into joint ventures with surgeons
  3. Expand existing OR facilities

Attendees will receive a strategic option flow chart to track this decision-making process.

 4:30 p.m.                              Adjourn




Attendees of the OR Manager Bootcamp: How Hospitals Can Grow Outpatient Volume can earn 6.5 continuing education contact hours through attendance of the sessions at this one day event in McLean, VA. Access Intelligence is approved as a provider of continuing education by the California Board of Registered Nursing, provider #15831.


DoubleTree by Hilton McLean Tysons
1960 Chain Bridge Road
McLean, Virginia, 22102
TEL: 703-893-2100

Attendees can receive 15% off the current standard room rate when reserving rooms online here. Please note that there is not a separate room block for this Bootcamp.


Self parking: $10.00 (Sunday – Thursday)
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