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  1. Surgery Partners ASC divestment, MFC revenue up 5.5%, Foundation HealthCare revenue up 16% & more –5 recent ASC company key notes

    Here are five recent news updates on ambulatory surgery center companies. By Carrie Pallardy -
  2. 10 statistics on patient payments for ophthalmology

    Here are 10 statistics about how interaction between physicians and patients is changing when it comes to payment for ophthalmology services, according to the Medscape Ophthalmologist Compensation Report 2014. By Laura Dyrda -
  3. 8 observations on how the Medicaid expansion impacted healthcare delivery in Kentucky

    Last year marked the first year some of Kentucky's poorest and most underserved population gained access to health insurance, and a year of collecting data yielded some interesting observations published in the New England Journal of Medicine. By Laura Dyrda -

The opportunity to significantly increase profits

As hospitals survey the landscape today, there aren't many opportunities to improve profitability. Out-of-network represents a last, great opportunity for many hospitals to improve profitability.
  1. Which insurers are most popular in 9 U.S. regions?

    Here are the top-rated insurers for each region in the United States, according to the Medscape Insurer Ratings Report 2014:  By Anuja Vaidya -
  2. What can GI physicians do to boost GERD awareness?

    Nov. 23 marked the beginning of National Gastroesophageal Reflux Disease Week. Jay N. Yepuri, MD, of Digestive Health Associates of Texas in Bedford, discusses advances in GERD treatment and how gastroenterologists can play an active role in improving patient awareness. By Carrie Pallardy -
  3. 3 recently accredited ASCs

    The following ambulatory surgery centers have passed an accreditation survey in the last month, as reported on Becker's ASC Review. By Ellie Rizzo -
  4. Medical Facilities Corporation revenue up 5.5%: 5 3Q financial result insights

    Medical Facilities Corporation announced its third quarter 2014 results. Here are five things to know about the company's financial performance.  By Carrie Pallardy -
  1. Higher Medicaid reimbursement associated with higher cancer screening rates

    Could reimbursement impact cancer screening programs' efficacy? A study published in the journal Cancer has found that Medicaid beneficiaries are more likely to undergo cancer screening when their physicians receive higher reimbursement for office visits, according to a News Medical report. By Carrie Pallardy -
  2. 7 things for ASC leaders to know for Monday

    Here are seven news updates for ambulatory surgery center leaders to know for Nov. 24, 2014.  By Carrie Pallardy -
  3. 6 ASCs celebrating 25+ years

    Here are six ambulatory surgery centers that were established more than 25 years ago.  By Carrie Pallardy and Anuja Vaidya -
  4. The biggest threats to success in the GI field

    Healthcare is experiencing an unprecedented time of change, and with change comes both opportunities and threats. Three practicing gastroenterologists enumerate some of the top barriers to success in the field.  By Carrie Pallardy -
  1. Foundation HealthCare revenue climbs 16%: 5 3Q financial report notes

    Foundation HealthCare has reported its third quarter of 2014 financial results. Here are five key points to know. By Carrie Pallardy -
  2. 5 key thoughts for strategic ASC leadership

    Here are five key thoughts on healthcare leadership today based on advice from across care settings with an eye toward leadership next year.  By Laura Dyrda -
  3. Surgery Partners to divest Florida ASC in FTC settlement

    The Surgery Partners acquisition of Symbion has closed, but as required by the Federal Trade Commission, Surgery Partners will divest Blue Springs Surgery Center in Orange City, Fla., according to a Post Business report. By Carrie Pallardy -
  4. 9 GI physicians earning honors

    Here are nine gastroenterologists who received honors within the past month.  By Anuja Vaidya -
  5. $66B Actavis-Allergan deal, Cantel Medical leadership appointment & more –5 recent GI/endoscopy company key notes

    Here are five recent news updates on GI/endoscopy companies. By Carrie Pallardy -
  6. Brookwood Medical Center sues to stop ASC construction

    Birmingham, Ala.-based Brookwood Medical Center has filed a lawsuit to stop fellow Birmingham provider St. Vincent's Health System from constructing a surgery center planned at its expansion facility, One Nineteen, according to a report from By Ellie Rizzo -
  7. 6 things to know about Pennsylvania ASC growth, earnings

    A study conducted by the Pennsylvania Health Care Cost Containment Council has analyzed the state's ambulatory surgery market during 2013. Here are six things to know from the report. By Carrie Pallardy -
  8. FDA clears Third Eye Panoramic device for colonoscopy

    The FDA has granted Avantis Medical's Third Eye Panoramic device for colonoscopy 510(k) clearance.   By Carrie Pallardy -
  9. 7 things for ASC leaders to know for Thursday

    Here are seven news updates for ambulatory surgery center leaders to know for Thursday.  By Carrie Pallardy -