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  1. HCA, SCA, Regent & More – 6 Recent Key Notes on ASC Companies

    Here are six news updates on six ambulatory surgery center companies. By Carrie Pallardy & Laura Miller -
  2. How to Structure Sound Shared Savings Programs: Get Physicians Involved

    Hospitals and health systems around the country are examining shared savings programs and implementing strategies to cut costs where possible while maintaining high quality care. In many situations supply costs are "low-hanging fruit" for shared savings programs and proactive implant companies are now partnering with providers to really make an impact. By Laura Dyrda -
  3. 5 Core Concepts for ASCs to Add New Procedures

    The most attractive procedures and specialties to add over the next year are high acuity cases in orthopedics and spine; cardiovascular procedures could join them in the future. By Laura Dyrda -

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  1. ASCs Reduce Procedure Times 25% Compared to Hospitals

    A new study published in Health Affairs has quantified exactly how much more efficient surgery centers are than hospital inpatient surgery departments. By Ellie Rizzo -
  2. AGA Names 2014 Recognition Award Winners

    The American Gastroenterological Association named the winners of its 2014 recognition awards.  By Carrie Pallardy -
  3. Olympus Launches New System for Small Bowel Capsule Endoscopy

    Olympus, a technology company providing medical and surgical products, has commercially launched its ENDOCAPSULE 10 System, designed for small capsule endoscopy procedures.  By Carrie Pallardy -
  4. Anesthesia and Pain Management Outlook: Reasons for Optimism

    Why to be optimistic about pain management and anesthesia through 2014 and into 2015 By Frederick Miller, CEO, PhyMed -
  1. 4 Recent ASC Acquisitions, Mergers & Conversions

    Here are four ambulatory surgery center that have been acquired, merged or converted within the past month.  By Carrie Pallardy -
  2. 10 Things to Know About the Ambulatory Surgery Center Association

    The following are 10 Things to know about the Ambulatory Surgery Center Association. By Ellie Rizzo -
  3. ASC Industry Leader to Know: Catherine Kowalski of Meridian Surgical Partners

    Catherine Kowalski serves as COO of Meridian Surgical Partners.  Read about other female leaders in the ASC C-Suite here.  By Gina Sparacino -
  4. "Outpatient Total Joint Replacements – How to Prepare and Deliver High Quality of Care"

    Marcia Friesen and Philip A. Feldstein of  Orthopaedic Advantage will lead an educational session on outpatient total joint replacements at Becker's  12th Annual Spine, Orthopedic and Pain Management-Driven ASC Conference + The Business of Spine. By Gina Sparacino -
  1. A Healthcare-Focused Family: Kenny Hancock and Anne Hancock Toomey

    For Meridian Surgical Partners president Kenny Hancock and his daughter Anne Hancock Toomey, co-founder of Jarrard Phillips Cate & Hancock, the healthcare profession is a family affair.   By Gina Sparacino -
  2. What is the Most Important Thing ASCs Should Do for Managed Care Contracting?

    According to Naya Kehayes, MPH, managing principal and CEO of EVEIA HEALTH Consulting & Management, managed care contracting requires data-driven collaboration: By Ellie Rizzo -
  3. Anesthesia Business Consultants CEO Tony Mira Analyzes Compensation Survey Data

    In a recent blog post, Anesthesia Business Consultants CEO Tony Mira discussed the need for transparency in compensation survey data.  By Gina Sparacino -
  4. 9 ASC industry leaders to know: women in the c-suite

    Here are nine women serving as CEO, COO, CFO or CFA of ambulatory surgery center companies. By Carrie Pallardy -
  5. 9 ambulatory surgery centers focused on spine

    Here are nine ambulatory surgery centers focused on spine surgery. By Laura Dyrda -
  6. Precancerous Polyp Removal Technique Could Save Millions of Healthcare Dollars

    Research presented at Digestive Disease Week suggests that laparoscopic-assisted colonoscopy with polypectomy for polyp removal could reduce the length of hospital stay and save the healthcare system millions of dollars.  By Carrie Pallardy -
  7. How Can Anesthesia Practices Add Value to Their Businesses?

    A recent Anesthesia Business Consultants blog post explored different strategies to grow an anesthesia practice.  By Gina Sparacino -
  8. 7 Things for ASC Leaders to Know for Monday

    Here are seven news updates for ambulatory surgery center leaders to know for May 5, 2014. By Carrie Pallardy -
  9. How Important is Your ASC Today vs. 5 Years Ago?

    Six ambulatory surgery center physician owners discuss how the importance of the ASC to their practice has evolved over the past five years. By Laura Dyrda -