The structure of the arrangement is simple in form and designed to allow the physician
to own ancillary services while taking advantage of the management expertise and quality staff of Aspen Healthcare. When thorough analysis reveals a good fit for ancillary service(s) within an
individual medical practice, Aspen can provide a turn-key business model that allows for efficiency
through economies of scale. Quite simply, Aspen Healthcare allows the medical practice to expand the
scope of service without the daunting cost and burden of adding staff and business infrastructure to
do so. The comparisons below illustrate the Aspen Healthcare advantages.
|Uncertainty, effort, time, and hassle in planning and
developing ancillary program that may or may not fully serve the intent of the
||Proven streamlined system of analysis and turn-key
implementation of ancillary program that is scaled to needs and means of
|Increased risk in start-up costs with legal due
diligence for addition of ancillary service.
||Reduced risk by Stark compliance and legal work
completed through Aspen Healthcare’s due diligence with state and federal
|Unstable and constantly evolving regulatory environment
pertinent to ancillary services and physician ownership.
||Direct link to authoritative guidance and legal experts
in the areas regarding ancillary services.
|Higher risk and hassle in recruiting, credentialing,
and retaining professional and managerial staff for ancillary program.
||Turn-key staffing and credentialing with experienced,
loyal staff committed to clinical excellence.
|Staffing and management based on one facility creating
coverage issues and need to address HR issues such as vacation, recruiting,
licensure currency, staff development, and turn-over.
||Staffing based on multiple facilities with ability to
easily cover vacation/time-off without business disruption. HR managed by Aspen
with client paying only for hours worked by Aspen Staff.
Difficult and time consuming to manage and track issues inherent to the
ancillary component of the practice.
||Proven system and communication means to always have
accurate efficient evaluation of the ancillary program coupled with ability of
Aspen to guide decisions relevant to ancillary services.
|Need for persistent managing of reimbursement issues
within the realm of each ancillary service being rendered.
||Experience in each specific ancillary service with
optimizing reimbursement and availability of multiple ancillary services with
same trusted partner.