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  1. 5 of the Most Pressing Financial Issues for ASCs

    There are several factors impacting ambulatory surgery center profitability — both in and out of their control. By Laura Dyrda -
  2. New Joint Ventures, Leadership Moves, Q1 Financial Reports & More – 8 Recent Key Notes on USPI

    Here are eight news updates on United Surgical Partners International activity thus far this year. By Carrie Pallardy -
  3. Healthcare Market Changes: What Indicates Trouble for ASCs?

    Jessica Nantz, President of Outpatient Healthcare Strategies, discusses the worst sign for ambulatory surgery centers in their local healthcare market. By Laura Dyrda -
  1. Novant Health Objects to Rex Healthcare Joint Venture ASC: 4 Insights

    Raleigh, N.C.-based Rex Healthcare, a subsidiary of UNC Healthcare, plans to open a joint venture ambulatory surgery center in Wakefield, N.C., but Novant Health, based in Winston-Salem, N.C., has voiced strong opposition, according to a Triad Business Journal report. By Carrie Pallardy -
  2. 11 Years of Colonoscopy Utilization & Outcomes: 7 Points to Know

    Analysis of colonoscopy utilization and outcomes can be used to determine when the procedure is most effective. In a recent study published in the journal Gastrointestinal Endoscopy, researchers examined colonoscopy utilization and outcomes from 1.37 million reports between 2000 and 2011. Here are seven points to know on the study's results. By Carrie Pallardy -
  3. The Brave New World of Healthcare: What Does the ASC Landscape Look Like?

    At the 12th Annual Spine, Orthopedic and Pain Management-Driven ASC Conference in Chicago on June 13, Goran Dragolovic, senior vice president of operations at Surgical Care Affiliates, shared his observations on the macro-level trends changing healthcare and the ambulatory surgery center industry. By Carrie Pallardy -
  4. 34 Hospitals & Health Systems Planning, Opening ASCs in 2014

    Here are 34 hospitals and health systems that have announce plans for or opened ambulatory surgery centers in 2014 thus far. By Carrie Pallardy -
  1. GI in the News: 5 Gastroenterologists Making Headlines

    Here are five gastroenterologists who have been featured in the news in the past two weeks. By Carrie Pallardy -
  2. AAAHC CEO John Burke to Retire in 2015

    After 18 years with the association, John E. Burke, PhD, president and CEO of the Accreditation Association for Ambulatory Health Care, has announced he will retire in June 2015. By Dani Gordon -
  3. 10 ASCs Making the News

    The following are 10 ambulatory surgery centers that have made the news locally, at the state level or nationally in the past week. By Ellie Rizzo -
  4. Physicians Endoscopy, GI Partners to Open Greater Gaston Center in North Carolina: 5 Key Points

    The Greater Gaston Center could open in Gastonia, N.C., in December or earlier, according to a Gaston Gazette report. Here are five things to know about the new endoscopy center. By Carrie Pallardy -
  1. The Future of ASC M&A: 5 Key Factors Driving Activity

    The ambulatory surgery center market is buzzing with merger and acquisition activity, and don’t look for it to slow down in the near future. By Laura Dyrda -
  2. $792M Surgery Partners & Symbion Acquisition Deal, HCA Stock Report & More: 5 Recent Key Notes on ASC Companies

    Here are five recent news updates on ambulatory surgery center companies. By Carrie Pallardy -
  3. How to Deal With Rising Orthopedic Implant Costs at ASCs

    The biggest threat to orthopedics-driven ASCs is implants and current pricing trends, according to a panel of industry experts. By Laura Dyrda -
  4. Trends in ASC Valuation & Transactions: Thoughts From HealthCare Appraisers

    At the 12th Annual Spine, Orthopedic and Pain Management Driven-ASC Conference in Chicago on June 12, Todd J. Mello, ASA, CVA, MBA, partner and co-founder of HealthCare Appraisers, discussed important trends in ambulatory surgery center valuation and transactions. By Carrie Pallardy -
  5. Laser Spine Institute to Build 3 New ASCs: 5 Thoughts

    Laser Spine Institute announced the company will open new centers in three Midwestern cities this year. By Laura Dyrda -
  6. 7 Things for ASC Leaders to Know for Monday

    Here are seven news updates for ambulatory surgery center leaders to know for June 16, 2014. By Carrie Pallardy -
  7. Surgery Partners' $792M Symbion Deal: 5 Things to Know

    News broke June 13 that the Green Hills, Tenn.-based ASC company Symbion will be acquired by Surgery Partners for $792 million. Here are five things to know about the deal. By Ellie Rizzo -
  8. Making the Decision: Can Physician-Owned Orthopedic ASCs Remain Independent?

    At the 12th Annual Spine, Orthopedic and Pain Management-Driven ASC Conference + the Future of Spine, June 12 in Chicago, John Fink, senior manager, ECG Management, Consultants and Tom Feldman, CEO, Center for Health Ambulatory Surgery Center, discussed the future of physician-owned orthopedic-driven ambulatory surgery centers and the factors affecting the viability of an ASC remaining independent.  By Anuja Vaidya -
  9. 5 Statistics on ASC Company Management Fees

    The majority of ambulatory surgery center companies, 64 percent, do not have a minimum annual management fee, according to the HealthCare Appraisers 2014 ASC Valuation Survey. Here are five statistics on typical management fees as a percentage of ASC net revenue. By Carrie Pallardy -