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  1. Dr. Lawrence Kosinski: 4 thoughts on the future of gastroenterology

    Is the road ahead for the gastroenterology field bright or dark? Lawrence Kosinski, MD, MBA, AGAF, managing partner of Illinois Gastroenterology Group in Elgin, offers insight into four key components on the future of GI.     By Carrie Pallardy -
  2. Is your office culture killing or helping revenue? 3 ways to find out

    In an Oct. 16 webinar hosted by Becker's Healthcare, Billie Reese-Turner, director of client services for in2itive Business Solutions, discussed how physician practices, surgery centers and other healthcare providers can create a foundation to generate more revenue. By Molly Gamble -
  3. Novel techniques for managing postoperative pain following orthopedic and spinal procedures performed in ambulatory setting

    At the 21st Annual Becker's ASC Conference in Chicago on Oct. 25, Peter G. Whang, MD, FACS, Associate Professor at the Spine Service Department of Orthopaedics and Rehabilitation at Yale University School of Medicine, shared new techniques for managing postoperative pain following orthopedic spinal procedures performed at ASCs.  By Shannon Barnet -

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. Best ideas for increasing ASC visibility to physicians and patients

    At the 21st Annual Becker's ASC Conference in Chicago on Oct. 25, a panel of healthcare industry experts debated some of the best methods of increasing ASC visibility to both physicians and patients.  By Shannon Barnet -
  2. Transparency in ASC pricing - Why and how does it help?

    At the 21st Annual Becker's ASC Conference in Chicago on Oct. 24, Keith Smith, MD, Board-Certified Anesthesiologist and founder of the Oklahoma City-based Surgery Center of Oklahoma, revealed why transparency in ASC pricing is an absolute must.  By Shannon Barnet -
  3. How to impact revenue and profitability in the changing GI endoscopy market

    At the 21st Annual Becker's ASC Conference in Chicago on Oct. 24, a panel of healthcare industry experts discussed a few of the best ways to impact revenue and profitability in today's every-changing GI endoscopy market.  By Shannon Barnet -
  4. ASC outlook: Challenges 10 months and 10 years down the line

    At the Becker's ASC 21st Annual Meeting in Chicago on Oct. 23, Linda Ruterbories, director of surgical services at Portland, Maine-based OA Centers of Orthopaedics, and Mary Ryan, administrator of the Tri-State Surgery Center in Dubuque, Iowa, discussed hurdles the ambulatory surgical center industry will face 10 months and 10 years into the future. Ellie Rizzo, lead editor with Becker's ASC Review, moderated the discussion.  By Emily Rappleye -

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. 2 tips for ENT coding & billing

    Here are two tips for coding and billing common ENT procedures. By Carrie Pallardy -
  2. Infection control at ASCs: Big trends and topics heading into 2015

    At Becker's ASC 21st Annual Meeting, Becky Ziegler-Otis, administrator of Surgical Center of Stevens Point (Wis.), Lynne Stoldt, administrative director of Melbourne (Fla.) Same Day Surgery and Melbourne GI Center, Michelle George, vice president of clinical services at Surgical Care Affiliates and Vicki Schultz, president of Texas Health Women's Specialty Surgery Center of Dallas, discussed the benefits of adopting an online preoperative screening program and the criteria their centers used when creating a system or selecting a vendor partner. By Laura Dyrda -
  3. Established physician salary: How does gastroenterology stack up against other specialties?

    How much do physicians earn after establishing their practices? Here are 51 statistics on national average compensation after six years practicing, according to PROFILES The Online Database of Graduating Physicians' 2013-2014 Physician Salary Survey. By Carrie Pallardy -
  4. 7 things for ASC leaders to know for Thursday

    Here are seven news updates for ambulatory surgery leaders to know for Oct. 30, 2014.  By Carrie Pallardy -
  1. 4 recent ASC industry leadership moves

    Here are four ambulatory surgery center industry leaders who recently stepped into new positions.  By Carrie Pallardy -
  2. How to measure success: Key thoughts from NFL legend Terry Bradshaw

    Former NFL quarterback and current broadcaster and studio personality Terry Bradshaw gave the keynote address at the Becker's ASC 21st Annual Conference – The Business and Operations of ASCs. By Laura Dyrda -
  3. 3 core qualities for ASC administrator excellence from SourceMedical's Ann Geier

    Ambulatory surgery center administrative leadership is no mean feat. Ann Geier, MS, RN, CNOR, CASC, vice president, clinical informatics and surgery at SourceMedical, outlines three essential ASC administrator qualities and how to cultivate these characteristics.   By Carrie Pallardy -
  4. Melissa Rivers hires law firm to investigate Yorkville Endoscopy following death of Joan Rivers

    Melissa Rivers has engaged law firm Gair, Gair, Conason, Steigman, Mackauf, Bloom and Rubinowitz to investigate New York ambulatory surgery center Yorkville Endoscopy following the death of her mother Joan Rivers, according to a BBC News report. By Carrie Pallardy -
  5. 11 things to know about CRC test cost & utilization amongst the commercially insured

    Colorectal cancer screening cost and utilization is subject to much public scrutiny, but little data exists on the payments and use of these procedures amongst commercially insured patients. By Carrie Pallardy -
  6. Boston Scientific's $1.85B in 3Q sales, $55B AbbVie-Shire deal fall through & more – 7 GI/endoscopy company key notes

    Here are seven recent news updates on gastroenterology/endoscopy companies.  By Carrie Pallardy -
  7. 3 trends in ASC spine care

    At the 21st Annual Becker's ASC Conference in Chicago on Oct. 24, Kinglsey R. Chin, MD, orthopedic and spine surgeon, president and CEO, chief technology officer of SpineFrontier, located in Beverly, Mass., and Lane Spero, MD, orthopedic surgeon of Litchfield Hills Orthopedic Associates, located in Bristol, Conn., discussed the future of spine in ASCs in a panel moderated by Timothy Fry, an attorney at McGuireWoods LLP.  By Tamara Rosin -
  8. What are the biggest opportunities for pain management in ASCs?

    At the 21st Annual Becker's ASC Conference in Chicago on Oct. 24, Laxmaiah Manchikanti, MD, American Society of Interventional Pain Physicians, located in Paducah, Ky.; Amish Patel, MD, Premier Pain Consultants, located in Chicago; and Mark Gostine, MD, ProCare Systems, located in Grand Rapids, Mich., discussed the future of pain management in ASCs in a panel moderated by John C. Saran, an attorney at McGuireWoods LLP. By Tamara Rosin -
  9. How benchmarking can help ASCs save money and improve outcomes

    At the 21st Annual Becker's ASC Conference in Chicago on Oct. 24, Michelle Punshon, administrative director for Coastal Orthopedics, located in Bradenton, Fla.; Sandra Jones, senior vice president and COO of ASD Management; and Trey Parsons, vice president of operations of ASD Management, discussed the financial and performance benefits benchmarking can have on ASCs. By Tamara Rosin -