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  1. UnitedHealthcare releases new payment rule for GI: 3 things to know

    UnitedHealthcare has announced significant changes to how GI procedures will be reimbursed, according to the American Gastroenterological Association.  By Carrie Pallardy -
  2. Combating the physician shortage crisis — 7 key points

    The implementation of the ACA in 2010 resulted in an influx of newly-insured patients. Despite the growing patient demand, the country is facing a shortage in physicians, according to Fortune.  By Mary Rechtoris -
  3. AmSurg acquires Bay Area Anesthesia, HCA profits reach $507 million & more — 5 key notes on ASC companies

    Here are five updates on ASC companies:  By Mary Rechtoris -

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  1. 6 hospitals & health systems opening ASCs — August 11, 2015

    Here are six hospitals and health systems opening or expanding ambulatory surgery centers.  By Megan Wood -
  2. How an orthopedic surgery center embraced transparent pricing & what it means for the future

    In today's healthcare environment SurgCenter at Pima Crossing wants to provide healthcare consumers with affordable pricing for surgical care.  By Terri Bartunek, RN, MSN, Interim Administrator, SurgCenter Development -
  3. 64 ASC company CEOs to know | 2015

    The ASC industry, like all of healthcare, has undergone waves of consolidation, but there remain a number of companies that offer management and development services. Here are 64 leaders who serve as ASC company CEOs.  By Anuja Vaidya, Mary Rechtoris & Brandon Howard -
  4. 5 statistics on ophthalmologist net worth

    Here are five statistics on ophthalmologist net worth based on the Medscape Physician Debt and Net Worth Report 2015. By Laura Dyrda -

Maximize ASC performance with HR outsourcing 

Labor costs are an ambulatory surgery center’s single biggest expense. Managing personnel matters also can become an all-consuming task that distracts from an ASC’s ability to serve its patients at 100 percent.
  1. CMS extends quality reporting deadline to Sept. 1: 5 things to know

    The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services extended the deadline for submitting web-based data for the Ambulatory Surgical Center Quality Reporting Program. By Laura Dyrda -
  2. 28 things for ASC leaders to know

    Here are 28 things to know:  By Mary Rechtoris -
  3. The obesity epidemic & rising healthcare costs — 8 notes

    The rising obesity epidemic in the United States is costing the healthcare system sums of money and may result in the collapse of the economy, according to Medscape.  By Mary Rechtoris -
  4. NorthBay Healthcare acquires the Surgery Center at NorthBay VacaValley: 5 things to know

    NorthBay Healthcare, based in Vacaville, Calif., will completely acquire the Surgery Center at NorthBay VacaValley in Vacaville, Calif., according to The Reporter. By Carrie Pallardy -
  1. AmSurg acquires Bay Area Anesthesia: 3 key points

    AmSurg continues to grow its anesthesia service line with the acquisition of a Tampa Bay area group, according to a Tampa Bay Business Journal report. By Carrie Pallardy -
  2. 5 most read GI/endoscopy stories – August 3 to August 7

    Here are the five most popular Becker's ASC Review gastroenterology and endoscopy stories from the week of Aug. 3 to Aug. 7. By Carrie Pallardy -
  3. Avoid these 10 common ASC valuation mistakes

    Despite years of feverish M&A activity and a maturing industry, ASC transactional activity continues to be as strong as ever, and facility owners and operators across the country are considering new opportunities.  By Laura Dyrda -
  4. 7 things for ASC leaders to know for Monday — August 10, 2015

    Here are seven updates:  By Mary Rechtoris -
  5. 5 Philadelphia ASCs

    The Liberty Bell, philly cheese steak and the eagles are all hallmarks of Philadelphia. Also, the state is home to some of the finest — and oldest — healthcare institutions in the country, including a number of successful ASCs.  By Anuja Vaidya -
  6. What do gastroenterologists do to relax?

    Gastroenterologists are busy physicians, but an important of maintaining a successful career is balance. Here two  gastroenterologists share how they relaxes outside of their practices.  By Carrie Pallardy -
  7. Unique Patient Identifier to protect against data breaches: 5 points

    TASCET created the 'Unique Patient Identifier' to protect patients from data breaches.  By Megan Wood -
  8. Leaf Healthcare's wearable monitor helps with at-risk ulcer patient turning: 6 observations

    Leaf Healthcare released white paper on a wireless, wearable patient monitor that alerts caregivers turning schedules for patients at risk of pressure ulcers.  By Megan Wood -
  9. 5 GI physicians in the news – Aug. 7, 2015

    Here are five gastroenterologists who made headlines within the past week or so.  By Anuja Vaidya -


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