Frequently Asked Questions – FAQs – Southern Indiana Surgery Center (SISC)
Southern Indiana Surgery Center (SISC) has provided a list of Frequently Asked Questions – FAQs and answers intended to help patients better understand what SISC provides to the community.
Q. What are the Surgical Specialties?
- ENT and Sinus Surgery
- Otolaryngology-Head & Neck
- General Surgery Specialty
- Obstetrics & Gynecology
- Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery
- Orthopedic Surgery
- Pediatric Dentistry
Q. What are the Ambulatory Surgery Centers?
A. Ambulatory Surgery Centers (ASCs) perform almost 6,000,000 surgeries per year. Patients who elect to have surgery in an ASC arrive the day of the procedure, have the surgery in an operating room, and recover under the care of the nursing staff, all without hospital admission. From pediatric patients to the elderly, both the patients and their families benefit from the comfortable environment of the ASC. ASCs are some of the most highly regulated health care providers in the country. Our ASC meets the State of Indiana licensure and regulatory standards.
Q. What is AAHC Accreditation?
A. Accreditation is a voluntary process through which an organization is able to measure the quality of its services and performance against nationally recognized standards. The accreditation process involves self-assessment by the organization, as well as a thorough review by the Accreditation Association’s expert surveyors, who themselves have extensive experience in the ambulatory health care environment.
The accreditation certificate is a symbol that an organization is committed to providing high-quality health care and that it has demonstrated that commitment by measuring up to the Accreditation Association’s high standards.
Q. Is your staff at SISC required to have any special certifications?
A. All of our staff members are required to have certification in Basic Life Support (BLS). All of our nurses are licensed through the Indiana State Board of Nursing and are required to have certification in Advanced Cardiac Life Support (ACLS). Additionally, we are staffed with nurses that have certification in Pediatric Life Support (PALS).
Q. Who is responsible for obtaining my referral/precertification authorization prior to my procedure?
A. Your physician’s office needs to get your referral/precertification authorized if it is needed. But you are ultimately responsible for making sure it is here in time for your procedure so that your insurance will not deny payment of your bill.