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  1. 14 statistics on gastroenterologist burnout

    Physician burnout is a significant cause for concern, particularly as the possibility of a shortage looms on the horizon. Here are 14 statistics on the root causes of gastroenterologist burnout, according to the Medscape Gastroenterologist Lifestyle Report 2015. By Carrie Pallardy -
  2. 3 things to know about Medicare's plan to shift away from fee-for-service reimbursement

    The death of fee-for-service has been much talked about, but the traditional payment model may have been dealt one of its first significant blows at the beginning of this week. The Obama administration announced plans to dramatically alter the way Medicare reimburses providers over the next four years, according to an LA Times report.  By Carrie Pallardy -
  3. AmSurg pushes expansion plans forward with new Sunrise office in Florida

    AmSurg has made bold moves to expand its business within the past year, and now the company is relocating its operations to a larger location in Sunrise, Fla., according to a South Florida Business Journal report.   By Carrie Pallardy -

Patient payment processes, challenges

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  1. 5 fresh ideas for differentiating your ASC

    Here are five new services that will differentiate your ambulatory surgery center from COO of Gramercy Surgery Center and Gramercy Healthcare Management Jeffrey Flynn.  By Laura Dyrda -
  2. 5 recent ASC industry acquisitions

    The first month of 2015 has had a number of ambulatory surgery center industry transactions, ranging from the company level to the individual center. Here are five recent acquisitions.  By Carrie Pallardy -
  3. Physician employment vs. private practice: 14 statistics on pay, satisfaction & more

    Security or autonomy? The choice between employment and private practice is often painted in black and white terms, but the choice, and consequences, of any career path are rarely so simple. Here are 14 statistics on employed and private practice physician compensation and attitude towards the employed work setting.    By Carrie Pallardy -
  4. 18 statistics on podiatry revenue per case at ASCs

    Here are 18 statistics on revenue per case for podiatry at ambulatory surgery centers, based on data from VMG's Multi-Specialty ASC Intellimarker.  By Laura Dyrda -

Reimbursement: Pay attention to your charge master

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  1. BCBSA report: Hip, knee replacement billing can vary widely in the same market

    The Blue Cross and Blue Shield Association recently released prices that its insurers are charged by healthcare providers, in a three-year report that covers the cost of knee and hip replacement surgeries.  By Nick Gaudio -
  2. The Surgery Center of Genesee County achieves accreditation

    The Surgery Center of Genesee County has achieved accreditation by the Accreditation Association for Ambulatory Health Care, reports M Live.  By Nick Gaudio -
  3. Judge drops class-action suit in Sutherland Healthcare Solutions stolen records case

    A judge dismissed on Friday a putative class-action lawsuit that accused both Sutherland Healthcare Solutions, a medical billing company, and Los Angeles County of negligence after their medical records had been stolen, reports Law360.  By Nick Gaudio -
  4. Medical coder salaries by region: 9 statistics

    Here are nine statistics on salaries for medical coders in accordance with U.S. region. The statistics are drawn from an annual survey released by the AAPC.  By Anuja Vaidya -
  1. Bloss Memorial Healthcare District acquires Central California Dental Surgicenter for $300k

    Bloss Memorial Healthcare District, based in Atwater, Calif., has acquired the Central California Dental Surgicenter in Atwater, according to a Merced Sun-Star report. By Carrie Pallardy -
  2. Fichte, Endl & Elmer Eyecare to open ASC in 2015

    Physician practice Fichte, Endl & Elmer Eyecare plan to open The Niagara (N.Y.) Medical and Surgical Park in 2015, according to a Niagara Gazette report.  By Carrie Pallardy -
  3. Weston Outpatient Surgical Center recognized for high standards

    3M recognized Weston (Fla.) Outpatient Surgical Center for having high standards in their daily practice. By Laura Dyrda -
  4. 7 things for ASC leaders to know for Monday

    Here are seven news updates for ambulatory surgery center industry leaders to know for Jan. 26, 2015.  By Carrie Pallardy -
  5. 6 ASCs that aced accreditation surveys

    Here are six ambulatory surgery centers that scored high on their accreditation and certification surveys, with few or no deficiencies cited.    By Carrie Pallardy and Anuja Vaidya -
  6. Integrity Wellness Center to open in Coppell, Texas

    Coppell, Texas, will have a surgery center by the end of February, the Coppell Gazette reports.  By Nick Gaudio -
  7. What do GI fellows need to know before establishing a practice?

    The world of medicine is without a doubt complex and, physicians just entering the field have many paths to choose from when beginning a practice. An established gastroenterologists offers insight into them most important considerations for GI fellows. By Carrie Pallardy -
  8. ICD-10 vs. IT: Most tech departments are struggling to keep up

    Most IT departments across the country are saying they aren't ready for the ICD-10 compliance deadline, ComputerWorld.com reports.  By Nick Gaudio -
  9. AmSurg continues to diversify with radiology services acquisition

    Sheridan, now the physician services division of AmSurg, has acquired the radiology services business Radisphere, according to a Nashville Business Journal report.  By Carrie Pallardy -

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