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MPSC Expands Transparency Efforts by Releasing its ASC Quality and Performance Data

MONTEREY, Calif.Oct. 28, 2019 /PRNewswire/ — Monterey Peninsula Surgery Centers, LLC (MPSC) MPSC expands its transparency efforts by releasing its ASC Quality and Performance Data.  MPSC released its most current ASC quality outcome data, including the percentage of medical staff physicians with Board Certifications, hospital admitting privileges and rates for post-surgical infection, emergency room visits and readmissions. MPSC’s continued focus to expand on transparency in its quality performance measures empowers patients with the information they need to make well-informed decisions regarding their healthcare treatment options.

MPSC has 181 physicians on its medical staff, of which 171, or 94.5%, are Board Certified by their respective medical specialty society.  The remaining 10 physicians are Board Eligible.  Most Board Eligible physicians recently completed their fellowships or residency training program and are not yet eligible to take their board examinations. 97% of MPSC physicians maintain admitting privileges at a Medicare-certified hospital.  MPSC maintains active patient transfer written agreements with 5 local hospitals and so it assures continuity of care in the rare instance a patient is transferred from the surgery facility to a hospital.  Also, 100% of MPSC’s registered nurses have their Advance Cardiac Life Support Certification (ACLS) and 100% of RNs working in the admitting and post-surgery recovery units also have their Pediatric Advanced Life Support Certificate (PALS).

MPSC performed 16,354 surgeries in 2018.  During this period, 84 significant complications occurred within 30 days of surgery (12 infections, 28 readmissions and 44 emergency room visits).  This complication rate of 0.5% is significantly below the national benchmarks recognized for hospital outpatient surgery departments and hospital inpatient facilities.

“The healthcare industry’s quality metrics are typically very opaque.  Patients and insurers will spend considerably more on a total knee replacement than on the purchase of a new automobile, yet the average consumer will know much more about the quality and value of their prospective car purchase than their total joint replacement,” stated Tom Wilson, CEO of MPSC.  “Transparency is a core value at MPSC and we believe providing information about the quality of our physicians, nurses and our surgical outcomes enhances our credibility as an institution and ensures that we continue to perform at a very high level,” added Wilson.

MPSC Expands Transparency Efforts

About MPSC
Founded in 1982, Monterey Peninsula Surgery Centers, LLC is the largest locally-owned and managed ASC in California and among the largest in the U.S. MPSC and its surgeons, recognized leaders in outpatient surgical care measured by the high demand for its services, extremely low infection rates, 99% patient satisfaction scores, and affordable, transparent pricing. MPSC, one of the first ASCs in the nation to execute an all-inclusive bundled payment program, performs complex surgery in the outpatient setting. Today, MPSC’s Bundled Payment Program includes over 90 surgical procedures.

More information: https://montereysurgerycenter.com

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Founded in 1982 by local surgeons desiring to offer an outpatient surgical experience featuring excellent service, superior quality and lower transparent pricing. Today our partners include over 200 of the area's finest surgeons, performing a wide variety of surgeries at five convenient locations, specializing in same day surgical procedures. If MPSC were one of the 447 hospitals in California, it would rank 6th in outpatient surgeries performed behind Stanford, UCLA and three Kaiser Medical Centers*. Along with our world-class surgeons, we offer great affordability and tremendous quality. 99% of our patients recommend our centers of excellence to family members and friends. We are here for you. Tell us how we can help. *California Office of Statewide Health Planning and Development, Hospital Annual Utilization Data. https://oshpd.ca.gov/HID/Hospital-Utilization, https://alirts.oshpd.ca.gov

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