Healthcare is continuing to shift from inpatient-centric to relying upon outpatient and ambulatory services. The shift to value-based care, the inclusion of population-based health initiatives, and, as a result of the pandemic, the recent mass adoption of telehealth has made it more important than ever to ensure that your hospital has a robust and carefully developed ambulatory strategy plan.

Advis has seen numerous developments within the ambulatory space in recent months. New developments include expanding the operational footprint of hospital provider-based locations to developing alternative solutions for expanding the continuum of care within a given community.

Certain developments may be considered a provider-based location or freestanding location. Similar services organized differently significantly impact overall operations. Service types include freestanding emergency departments (“FEDs”), ambulatory surgery centers (“ASCs”), imaging centers, and medication management clinics (“MMCs”). Alternatively, independent ambulatory options exist to be considered that offer a clear benefit, one way or the other, between provider-based and freestanding options. Advis discusses some of these options in the whitepaper download.

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Published: June 3, 2021