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  1. The fate of the small GI practice: Independence or strength in numbers?

    Physician practices across many specialties are opting for hospital owners or merging to leverage the power of larger numbers, but does this trend hold as much sway for small GI practices? By Carrie Pallardy -
  2. FDA orders scope manufacturers to study how scopes are reprocessed in healthcare facilities: 4 things to know

    The FDA has ordered Fujifilm Medical Systems, Hoya PENTAX and Olympus to begin postmarket surveillance studies focused on how duodenoscopes are reprocessed in real-world healthcare settings.  By Carrie Pallardy -
  3. 3 recent ASC acquisitions & partnerships — Oct. 8, 2015

    Here are three recent ASC and surgical hospital acquisitions.  By Anuja Vaidya -

Sustaining a predictable referral pipeline 

Today’s healthcare market is tough. Reimbursements are getting squeezed, your facility is counting on doctors bringing their patients to your facility and not others and most facilities are needing to generate more procedures.
  1. At-home diagnoses the future of healthcare? 5 key points

    Digital startups are developing diagnostic tools that focus on self-monitoring, according to Medscape.  By Megan Wood -
  2. Penn Medicine wrangling big data to improve healthcare: 4 observations

    Penn Medicine in Philadelphia is using big data to advance healthcare, according to CIO.  By Megan Wood -
  3. Eveia, ECG Management Consultants join forces as healthcare trends to value-based delivery

    Eveia Health joined forces with ECG Management Consultants.  By Laura Dyrda -
  4. What goes up may come crashing down — 5 essentials for surgeons to know about the stock market

    As more and more surgeons take on a dual role as entrepreneurs, they may become increasingly interested in investing in stocks. Medical professionals and financial advisors weigh in on the essentials surgeons need to know about the stock market.  By Mary Rechtoris -

Decoding managed care contracting

When was the last time you looked at your contracts? Really REALLY looked at your contracts?
  1. 7 things for ASC leaders to know for Thursday — Oct. 8, 2015

    Here are seven updates:  By Mary Rechtoris -
  2. Innovative business models needed in healthcare – STAT!

    In the past, healthcare has been an adversarial arena for participants – including providers, payers, clinicians, administrators, technologists and, dare we say, patients. The economic engines behind our industry have wrongly incented volume- over value-based behavior, at a mounting cost to society. And all too often, technology and services suppliers have been part of the problem. By Matt Bierbaum is VP of Managed Services & Enterprise Partnerships at Philips Healthcare -
  3. "My center looks just fine" — Or does it? Key thoughts on ASC presentation

    At three recent, but different, accreditation/Medicare surveys surveyors spent a great deal of their time discussing between themselves and with the administrator. By Anne Dean, RN, BSN, The ADA Group -
  4. Olympus releases new version of SONICBEAT device, EndoChoice shares drop 7.61% & more – 4 GI/endoscopy company key notes

    Here are four news updates on key gastroenterology and endoscopy companies.  By Anuja Vaidya -
  1. 10 best & worst states for physician practices

    Physicians Practice has named the five best and five worst states for medical practice in the country.  By Anuja Vaidya -
  2. 5 statistics on ASC administrator, staff salaries

    The Ambulatory Surgery Center Association released a new report on ASC administrator salary and benefits.  By Laura Dyrda -
  3. Children's Hospital of Philadelphia opens Brandywine Valley Specialty Care and ASC: 5 things to know

    The Children's Hospital of Philadelphia in Glen Mills, Pa., opened the Brandywine Valley Specialty Care and Ambulatory Surgery Center. By Laura Dyrda -
  4. Gramercy Healthcare launches ASC OR optimization solution — 5 things to know

    Gramercy Healthcare is launching a copyright-registered operating room optimization solution designed for ambulatory surgery centers. By Laura Dyrda -
  5. 3 thoughts on why orthopedic surgeon head of Midwest Orthopaedics at Rush Dr. Charles Bush-Joseph is a terrific leader

    Here are three key reasons why Charles Bush-Joseph, MD, is a well-regarded leader both in his medical practice at Midwest Orthopaedics at Rush in Chicago as well as numerous professional organizations. By Laura Dyrda -
  6. Which specialties have the highest % of physicians close to retirement? 10 statistics

    Pulmonary disease has the highest percentage of physicians over 55 years and close to retirement, according to the 2014 Physician Specialty Data Book.  By Anuja Vaidya -
  7. Tenet joint ventures with Baptist Health, Surgery Partners shares fall 10.8% & more — 8 key notes on ASC companies

    Here are eight updates on ASC companies.  By Mary Rechtoris -
  8. GE, StartUp Health to train disruptive startups in virtual health, payment solutions: 4 notes

    GE Ventures and StartUp Health seek startups focusing on virtual health and payment solutions, according to Fortune.  By Megan Wood -
  9. 18 things to know about anesthesia

    1. In May 2014, there were 30,060 anesthesiologists working in America, according to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics.  By Megan Wood -


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