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  1. The biggest issues facing orthopedic surgeons today

    Five orthopedic surgeons discuss the biggest issues they're facing and how the field is changing to meet these challenges. By Staff -
  2. 6 ideas to continue growing a mature ASC

    As ambulatory surgery centers age, growth and evolution can stagnate. By Laura Dyrda -
  3. 27 gastroenterologists receive ASGE awards

    The American Society for Gastrointestinal Endoscopy honored several gastroenterologists with the ASGE Awards. By Laura Dyrda -

Challenges in spine and pain coding

Ambulatory surgery centers are on the front lines of the nation’s chronic spine and pain epidemic.   The landscape for spine and pain coding can cause major anxiety for physicians and their billing departments.
  1. 25 statistics on ASC staffing FTEs

    Here are 25 statistics on full time employees at ambulatory surgery centers by region of the country, based on data from the VMG Health Multi-Specialty ASC Intellimarker. By Laura Dyrda -
  2. USPI partners with Surgical Institute of Reading — 7 key notes

    Surgical Institute of Reading partnered with United Surgical Partners International and its affiliate Reading Surgery Center. By Laura Dyrda -
  3. Orthopaedic Institute for Children breaks ground on ASC — 7 things to know

    The Orthopaedic Institute for Children in Los Angeles is breaking ground on a new ambulatory surgery center this month. By Laura Dyrda -
  4. Biggest hazards facing ASCs: 3 leaders share opinions

    Whether your surgery center is a joint venture, has been recently acquired, or is independently operated, one thing all ASCs have in common is hazard control and prevention protocol.  By Brandon Howard -

The dirt on endoscopes and CRE

Cleaning endoscopes can be tricky. Learn about the most current recommendations from the FDA and guidance from manufacturers on the proper care and handling techniques to help avoid the risk of infection.
  1. 15 statistics on net worth for physicians: Orthopedics, urology, gastroenterology

    Medscape's "Physician Debt and Net Worth Report 2015" includes statistics about physician net worth by specialty. By Laura Dyrda -
  2. How to manage your revenue cycle better to improve the ASC's bottom line

    Puzzled about why your surgery center doesn't seem to have enough cash at the end of the month? If you're having trouble covering costs and making distributions, it's time to take another look at revenue cycle management. You might not be maximizing your collections. By Laura Dyrda -
  3. 5 state & federal legislative changes impacting ASCs — May 21, 2015

    Here are five legislative changes from the past month that impact ambulatory surgery centers.  By Brandon Howard -
  4. Decoding the patient engagement puzzle: 5 GI physicians on wearables, online presence, community resources & more

    Five gastroenterologists share insight into the best ideas for improving patient engagement in gastroenterology.  By Carrie Pallardy -
  1. SCA, Nobilis, Tenet & more: 5 key ASC company stock reports — May 21, 2015

    Here are the stock reports from five ambulatory surgery center companies for May 21, 2015 and how they compare to their numbers a week ago on May 14. By Laura Dyrda -
  2. 7 things for ASC leaders to know for Thursday — May 21, 2015

    Here are seven news updates for ambulatory surgery center leaders to know for May 21, 2015.  By Brandon Howard -
  3. Slashing supply costs with orthopedic preference items — 7 strategies

    Physician preference items, particularly orthopedic preference items, can contribute significantly to supply costs at an ambulatory surgery center. It is in the center's best interest to keep these costs as low as possible to achieve financial success. By Anuja Vaidya -
  4. Endo International to acquire Par Pharmaceutical for $8.05B, PENTAX continues to work with FDA on scope infections & more – 7 GI/endoscopy company key notes

    Here are seven recent news updates on gastroenterology and endoscopy companies. By Carrie Pallardy -
  5. Healthcare costs up 6.3% for American families in 2015 — 10 key notes

    The amount of money a typical family pays for healthcare is rising, according to a recent study from Milliman reported in Insurance Journal.  By Laura Dyrda -
  6. MB Real Estate completes big Chicago-area MOB buys for $160M — 5 things to know

    MB Real Estate recently purchased several medical office buildings in the Chicago area, including space occupied by Illinois Bone and Joint Institute, according to a Crain's Chicago Business report.  By Laura Dyrda -
  7. Mercy Surgery Center nurse receives Distinguished Nurse Leadership Award: 4 things to know

    Mercy Medical Center in Canton, Ohio, has granted it first Distinguished Nurse Leadership Award to Sue Passmore, RN, according to a report by The Review. Here are four things to know. By Carrie Pallardy -
  8. Nathan Littauer Hospital opens Johnstown Endoscopy & Surgery Center: 3 key points

    Nathan Littauer Hospital in Gloversville, N.Y., has opened the Johnstown (N.Y.) Endoscopy and Surgery Center, according to a readMedia report. Here are three key points on the new center. By Carrie Pallardy -
  9. Total joint replacement in ASCs: 3 surgeons on patient selection

    Successfully performing total joint replacement surgeries in ambulatory surgery centers requires establishing and observing criteria for appropriate patient selection.  By Brandon Howard -