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  1. New Physicians Endoscopy center, Expanded Exact Sciences, Mayo Clinic agreement & more –5 GI/endoscopy company key notes

    Here are five recent news updates on gastroenterology and endoscopy companies. By Carrie Pallardy -
  2. Describing treatment risk: 3 tips for physicians

    Describing risks for a particular treatment is a complicated task, but one that physicians must learn how to do effectively to ensure that the patient can make an informed decision, according to a Medscape report.  By Anuja Vaidya -
  3. Reshaping adversarial relationships into partnerships: How payers are heading to the ASC team

    Hospitals and health systems are the giants of healthcare, the giants that wield the greatest clout with payers. But, the scales are beginning to tip; quality is beginning to take precedence over sheer size and market control. As this monumental shift takes place, the relationship between payers and providers inevitably follows. Can ambulatory surgery centers rewrite their relationship with payers?    By Carrie Pallardy -

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  1. 5 key changes in CMS guidance for ASC surveyors

    The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services have revised their State Operations Manual guidance for surveyors of ambulatory surgery centers, clarifying the physician discharge order requirements for ASCs, according to an Ambulatory Surgery Center Association report. By Laura Dyrda -
  2. Baptist Health proposes surgery center, urgent care center in Florida

    Baptist Health, based in Miami Beach, Fla., has proposed a five-story surgery, urgent care and diagnostic center, according to a Miami Herald report. By Carrie Pallardy -
  3. Greater Gaston Endoscopy Center officially opens in North Carolina: 5 things to know

    Physicians Endoscopy and four gastroenterologist partners have officially opened the Greater Gaston Endoscopy Center in Gastonia, N.C. Here are five things to know about the new endoscopy center. By Carrie Pallardy -
  4. 3 Surgery Partners acquisitions, new AmSurg analyst coverage, Northstar Healthcare stock update & more – 5 ASC company key notes

    Here are five news updates on ambulatory surgery center companies. By Carrie Pallardy -

Maximize ASC performance with HR outsourcing 

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  1. 13 hospitals, health systems opening or planning ASCs

    Here are 13 hospitals and health systems that have announced plans for or opened ambulatory surgery centers.  By Carrie Pallardy -
  2. GAO: CMS, stakeholders on schedule for ICD-10 transition

    The transition to ICD-10 has been delayed more than once, and fear that healthcare stakeholders will not be prepared for the Oct. 1 date persists. But, the Government Accountability Office has reported a positive outlook for the switch to the new code set, according to an iHealthBeat report. By Carrie Pallardy -
  3. Main Line Endoscopy, Northpoint Surgery and Laser Center, Poway Surgery Center get AAAHC accreditation

    Three AmSurg-affiliated outpatient facilities underwent successful accreditation surveys recently.   By Laura Dyrda -
  4. Understanding the new starting point for surgeon, procedure, patient and setting for outpatient joint replacement programs

    One of the hottest topics in 2014 was the rapid gain of momentum for outpatient joint replacement.  By Lori Brady, RN, Senior Director, Destination Center Programs, Stryker Performance Solutions -
  1. 6 key points on how healthcare reform impacts patient volume

    How did the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act impact physician practices?  By Laura Dyrda -
  2. Following the PPACA rollout: 3 things to know about U.S. health insurers

    U.S. healthcare insurers have successfully managed challenges from the rollout of the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act, according to a new report from Moody's Investors Service.  By Anuja Vaidya -
  3. One-third of Americans delay medical treatment due to cost: 5 key survey findings

    According to a recent Gallup Poll, one in three Americans say they have put off getting medical treatment that they or their family members need because of cost, despite a drop in the uninsured rate.  By Anuja Vaidya -
  4. 23 gastroenterologists making headlines

    Here are 23 gastroenterologists who have made the news within the first few months of the year.  By Carrie Pallardy -
  5. Aurora Healthcare plans $81M surgery center, MOB: 4 things to know

    Aurora Healthcare, based in Milwaukee, plans to build an $81.3 million surgery center and medical office building in Sheboygan, Wis., according to a Milwaukee Wisconsin Journal Sentinel report. Here are four things to know about the project. By Carrie Pallardy -
  6. Orthopaedic Associates of Wisconsin to open new clinic, ASC — 5 things to know

    Orthopaedic Associates of Wisconsin is constructing a new clinic and outpatient surgery center in Delafield, according to a Journal Sentinel report. By Laura Dyrda -
  7. 18 statistics on ASC pain management revenue per case

    Here are 18 statistics on pain management revenue per case in ambulatory surgery centers, based on the VMG Health Multi-Specialty ASC Intellimarker data. By Laura Dyrda -
  8. A prescription for heartbreak: Issues when physicians divorce

    A divorce is a major ordeal for the average person who must endure through this stressful process. By Brendan Harney, General Counsel and Corporate Secretary at MTBC -
  9. Peer into the ASC industry crystal ball: 6 key predictions

    Will there be much change for mergers and acquisitions in the healthcare landscape this year? By Laura Dyrda -


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