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  1. Now and then: A look at Medicare — 5 things to know

    Robert Quinlan, managing member of Quinlan Care LCC, explained the differences between Medicare now and 50 years ago, according to Fox Business.  By Mary Rechtoris -
  2. An increase in healthcare spending — 10 things to know

    The healthcare landscape is constantly changing, resulting in a substantial increase in healthcare spending, according to JDSupra Business Advisor.  By Mary Rechtoris -
  3. Avera St. Lukes buys Dakota Plains Surgical Center for $36.9M — 5 things to know

    Medical Facilities Corporation completed the sale of Dakota Plains Surgical Center in Aberdeen, S.D. By Laura Dyrda -

Improve business office functions 

Are you leaving money on the table? Revenue cycle management is key to optimizing ASC profits, and we reveal common areas where ASCs fall short and explores solutions in "7 Steps to Improve Business Office Functions & Increase Cash Generation."
  1. Caddis Health Care Real Estate purchases Manatee Surgical Center for $5.4M — 5 key notes

    A Texas-based investor purchased Manatee Surgical Center in Bradenton, Fla., according to a Bradenton Herald report. By Laura Dyrda -
  2. Sheridan acquires Coastal Anesthesiology Consultants in Florida — 5 key points

    Sheridan, the Physician Services Division of AmSurg, acquired Coastal Anesthesiology Consultants. By Laura Dyrda -
  3. 7 things for ASC leaders to know for Thursday — July 2, 2015

    Here are seven news updates for ambulatory surgery center leaders to know for July 2, 2015.  By Brandon Howard -
  4. CMS proposes ASC policy, payment changes for 2016: 8 things to know

    CMS has released its proposed policy and payment changes rule for the CY 2016 Hospital Outpatient Prospective Payment System and Ambulatory Surgical Center Payment System. By Carrie Pallardy -

The future of orthopedics

With the disruptive changes in healthcare driving increased overhead, decreased reimbursement, and added financial risks, it is easy to quickly become overwhelmed at a high-level, needless to say within the specifics of a unique service-line’s needs.
  1. Health insurance premiums rise faster than income — 5 key notes

    With the increase in health insurance premiums, more money is necessary to pay the bill and less money is available for other expenses, according to Forbes.  By Mary Rechtoris -
  2. 4 gynecology-driven surgery centers to know

    Gynecology represents a sliver of the cases performed in ambulatory surgery centers, but a number of ASCs have managed to carve a niche in this specialty. Here are four gynecology-driven surgery centers to know. By Carrie Pallardy -
  3. 8 new outpatient surgery centers in June 2015

    Here are eight ambulatory surgery centers opened or announced last month.  By Laura Dyrda -
  4. Skiff Medical Center acquires FUJIFILM technology, EndoChoice refinances debt & more – 5 GI/endoscopy company key notes

    Here are five recent news updates on gastroenterology and endoscopy companies. By Carrie Pallardy -
  1. Women's Surgical Center sues Georgia health department over CON law: 5 key points

    The physician-owners of Women's Surgical Center in Cartersville, Ga., are suing the Georgia Department of Community Health, according to the Daily Report. By Carrie Pallardy -
  2. Opportunities during times of change: Key strategies for orthopedic centers

    Implant costs are a huge expense for orthopedic departments and surgery centers. By Staff -
  3. How robotic orthopedics programs can be financially viable in ASCs

    Orthopedic procedures are quickly moving into the outpatient setting, and new technology allows surgeons to achieve better outcomes in ambulatory surgery centers. By Staff -
  4. 3 pieces of legislation for ASC leaders to know

    Health care continues to be a hot topic on Capitol Hill, so groups like the Ambulatory Surgery Center Association are working closely with Congress to educate its members about ASC issues and support legislation that supports patient access to ASCs. According to ASCA’s government affairs team, three pieces of legislation introduced this year are of special interest to ASCs.  By Brandon Howard -
  5. 35 California counties to provide healthcare to illegal immigrants: 6 takeaways

    Thirty-five rural counties in California have decided to grant healthcare to illegal immigrants in the United States, according to an LA Times report.  By Anuja Vaidya -
  6. Bascom Palmer Eye Institute opens new location in Naples: 4 things to know

    Bascom Palmer Eye Institutes has opened its new location in Naples, Fla. By Carrie Pallardy -
  7. SCA shares drop 1.29%, HCA surgery center faces opposition & more — 5 key notes on ASC companies

    Here are five updates on ambulatory surgery center companies.  By Mary Rechtoris -
  8. Go beyond analytics: How business intelligence can make ASCs more money (Part 1)

    In this first in a two-part series, we provide an overview of data analytics and business intelligence, and then discuss ways business intelligence systems can and will be used in ASCs.  By Amit Jiwani, Director, Analytics at Surgical Information Systems -
  9. Separating fact from fiction: 5 notes on ICD-10

    Many healthcare professionals are worried about the impending October deadline for ICD-10 implementation. However, some of these fears stem from myths about the new coding system, according to Government Health IT.  By Mary Rechtoris -


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