The Most Common Mistakes Ambulatory Surgery Centers Make When Managing Their Expenses

May 21, 2020

Making too many changes

Make friends, not enemies with your vendors, staff, and
surgeons. Only suggest a change of vendor or product when it is absolutely necessary.
90% of your cost reduction results should not involve any change of vendor, product, or
service levels.

Substituting inferior products to save a buck

Don’t be penny wise and pound foolish. There’s this thing called Surgeon preference. If you want to see fireworks, tell your surgeon that you are going to be purchasing a “less expensive” suture.

Putting things out to bid with multiple vendors.

We have found that this is a huge hassle and a waste of time for everyone involved. An experienced consultant has the benchmarking data to negotiate with your existing vendors. This is a far more efficient approach.

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