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  1. The innovation changing the health field: 7 things to know about Health Digital

    Dhaval Bhanusali, MD, devised Health Digital, a growing health technology company based out of New York and Tampa, according to Forbes.  By Mary Rechtoris -
  2. 5 things to know about Orland Park's new outpatient center

    Orland Park trustees gave approval for plans to build the new University of Chicago Medicine building in the village's downtown area, according to the Chicago Tribune.  By Mary Rechtoris -
  3. Olympus launches next-day replacement program for surgical equipment, Boston Scientific SVP sells 17k shares & more – 4 GI/endoscopy company key notes

    Here are four news updates on key gastroenterology and endoscopy companies. By Carrie Pallardy -

Patient payment processes, challenges & technologies 

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  1. Are gastroenterologists migrating to alternative payment models?

    The move away from the traditional fee-for-service model is putting pressure on physicians to explore alternative routes. By Carrie Pallardy -
  2. Cigna files multimillion-dollar suit against 11 ASCs for OON fee-forgiveness model: 5 things to know

    Cigna Health and Life Insurance Co., filed a billing fraud suit in federal court attempting to recoup millions paid to 11 Indiana-based surgical centers allegedly participating in a "fee forgiveness" model to attract Cigna's out-of-network patients, according to a Law 360 report.  By Laura Dyrda -
  3. EHRs in the ASC: Making the right selection & staying ahead of the curve

    EHRs are now a regular, if not fully integrated, part of healthcare. Physician offices, hospitals and health systems have invested significant amounts of time and money in selecting and implementing these systems, driven by regulatory requirements and the promise of greater efficiency. By Carrie Pallardy -
  4. Excelsior Orthopaedics to officially break ground on $9.5M ASC: 5 key points

    Excelsior Orthopaedics, based in Buffalo, N.Y., will officially break ground on its new, $9.5 million ambulatory surgery center in Amherst, N.Y., according to The Buffalo News. By Carrie Pallardy -

10 common mistakes in valuing ASCs

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  1. Robotic technology propels orthopedic ASCs into the future

    Orthopedic surgeons are more regularly using robotic technology to achieve highly accurate and precisely placed partial knee replacements, and now ambulatory surgery centers are beginning to implement the technology.  By Laura Dyrda -
  2. 7 reasons healthcare professionals work when sick

    Many healthcare professionals will work even when they are sick despite the risks of transmission and other health-related concerns. A recent study surveyed 536 respondents who provided insight on why they chose to work when sick, according to HRM Online.  By Mary Rechtoris -
  3. 4 recent ASC acquisitions & partnerships — July 7, 2015

    Here are four recent ambulatory surgery center and surgical hospital acquisitions.  By Anuja Vaidya -
  4. Financial analysts give Tenet top value score, AmSurg CEO Christopher Holden sells 3k company shares & more – 5 ASC company key notes

    Here are five updates on ambulatory surgery center companies:  By Mary Rechtoris -
  1. FDA clears 3 GI/endoscopy devices in June

    Here are 3 GI/endoscopy devices that received FDA 510(k) clearance in June. By Carrie Pallardy -
  2. 11 GI/endoscopy center openings, plans & acquisitions in 2015

    Here are 11 gastroenterology and endoscopy-driven centers that have been opened, announced or acquired in 2015.  By Carrie Pallardy -
  3. 5 facts on new test able to detect infectious disease

    Researchers have devised a diagnostic test capable of detecting pathogens such as hepatitis C and other deadly superbugs, accordig to Physics News.  By Mary Rechtoris -
  4. The next great leap forward: What gastroenterologists hope for the future of their specialty

    The gastroenterology field is no stranger to innovation, from the advent of colonoscopy to new, effective treatments for hepatitis C, but what comes next? Two gastroenterologists share what they hope to be the next big step forward in their specialty. By Carrie Pallardy -
  5. Beebe Healthcare opens a temporary walk-in care facility in Delaware — 5 notes

    Beebe Healthcare opened a temporary walk-in  care location on the weekends to accommodate the people living and working in Lewes, Del., according to Cape Gazette.  By Mary Rechtoris -
  6. Physicians Realty Trust acquires Laser & Surgery Center of the Palm Beaches for $14M: 4 deal insights

    Physicians Realty Trust, a self-managed healthcare real estate investment trust based in Milwaukee, has acquired the Laser & Surgery Center of the Palm Beaches in Palm Beach Gardens, Fla., according to The Real Deal. By Carrie Pallardy -
  7. 4 GI physicians in the news – July 6, 2015

    Here are four gastroenterologists who made headlines within the past week. By Carrie Pallardy -
  8. 5 top GI/endoscopy stories – June 29 to July 3

    Here are the five most popular gastroenterology and endoscopy stories from Becker's ASC Review for the week of June 29 to July 3. By Carrie Pallardy -
  9. Go beyond analytics: How business intelligence can make ASCs more money (Part 2)

    In the first part of this two-part series, we provided an overview of data analytics and business intelligence, and then discussed ways business intelligence systems can and will be used in ASCs. In this second part, we will discuss the different types of business intelligence vendors, how to choose the right one for your ASC and then ways to maximize the benefits of business intelligence.  By Amit Jiwani, Director, Analytics at Surgical Information Systems -

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