Welcome to AHS

What We Do

Ambulatory Healthcare Strategies, LLC caters to the Ambulatory Surgery (ASC) and Office-Based Surgery industry.  We provide a full range of services to meet the administrative, regulatory and financial needs of your organizaton.  We are NOT a management company, but we provide many of the same services that a traditional management company provides.  We don’t take ownership, and our on-going fees are on a retainer basis with a fixed monthly fee.

Ambulatory Healthcare Strategies provides a unique business model – totally focused on what your organization’s needs – not on a “cookie cutter” approach to outsourced services.   Our business model provides a variety of outsourced service offerings ranging from one-time consulting services up to on-going retainer-based oversight services.   Most importantly, our service is personal, professional and timely.

Our monthly fixed retainer-based Regulatory & Accreditation Oversight and Financial Oversight Services are unique to the industry and can often replace existing management company services for a fraction of the cost.

Our Consulting Services include:

  • Responding to State, CMS and Accreditation Surveys (Plan of Correction, Mitigation of Citations, Crisis Management)
  • Interim Administrator/Clinical Management Services
  • Accreditation and CMS Survey Preparation and Mock Surveys
  • Financial Projections and Feasibility Studies
  • Policy & Procedure Review and Updates and Maintenance Services
  • Business Office, Billing System and Billing Service Reviews

 

Monthly Retainer Services:

Our Services are geared specifically to the needs of your organization and the monthly fixed retainer fee is based on the services that you request.  We do not require long-term contracts and our low overhead assures our fees are considerably less than the same services provided by a management company.Doctor

Owners and administrators of surgery centers and office based surgery practices major challenge in keeping up with the constant changes in the regulatory environment.  our retainer services are designed to give you the information and resources you need to keep current – without having to hire full-time compliance staff.

Our monthly retainers can include:

  • Maintenance of your Policy and Procedure Manual
  • Oversight of your QI Program
  • Attendance at your Committee and Governing Body Meetings and preparation of the agenda and minutes
  • Preparation and management of your organizations strategic plan and goals and objectives
  • Preparation of Monthly and Quarterly Financial Statements
  • Assistance in preparing QI Studies
  • State and Federal Reporting
  • On-site training and education
  • Preparation of budgets and financial projections
  • Assistance in ownership transfers and recruitment
  • Negotiations of Contracts
  • Credentialing and Employee File oversight and electronic file maintenance
  • Attendance at Surveys and preparation for upcoming surveys, followup after surveys

 

All retainers include:

  • Access to the Surgery Center Academy – an on-line training portal providing employee orientation and annual mandatory education programs prepared specifically for your organization.  This can supplement and or replace many of your in-house training programs
  • Access to our unique database of educational programs for administrators and managers in your organization
  • Annual Mock Survey for compliance with CMS Conditions for Coverage
  • On-going text, email and phone access to our staff 24/7.

Contact Information

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John Goehle is one of the nation’s leading Ambulatory Surgery Center experts.  He has written eight books on the industry, including “The Survey Guide for ASCs – A Guide to the CMS Conditions for Coverage and Interpretive Guidelines for Ambulatory Surgery Centers”.  He is also a frequent speaker at ASC Conferences.  For more information or to request a confidential consultation, please contact him at 585-594-1167 or by  email.

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Ambulatory Surgery Center administrators are faced on a daily basis with assuring that their facility complies with a wide-range of rules, regulations and standards. Now through a series of new books, by John Goehle,  Administrators can keep current with the most current regulations.

To see more information about books currently available, visit our bookstore.