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  1. UCLA patient sues Olympus over 'superbug' infection associated with scopes: 3 things to know

    A patient of Ronald Reagan UCLA Medical Center in Los Angeles has filed a lawsuit against Olympus in regards to the recent carbapenem-resistant Enterobacteriaceae outbreak linked to contaminated duodenoscopes, according to a Bloomberg Business report. Here are three things to know about the lawsuit.  By Carrie Pallardy -
  2. 7 things for ASC leaders to know for Thursday

    Here are seven recent news updates for ambulatory surgery center leaders to know for Feb. 26, 2015.  By Carrie Pallardy -
  3. CMS corrects HOPD, ASC final payment rule; ASC conversion factor drops

    On Feb. 24, the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services published a notice of several corrections to its Hospital Outpatient Prospective Payment and Ambulatory Surgical Center Payment Systems final rule. By Carrie Pallardy -

Sustaining a predictable referral pipeline 

Today’s healthcare market is tough. Reimbursements are getting squeezed, your facility is counting on doctors bringing their patients to your facility and not others and most facilities are needing to generate more procedures.
  1. CMS ASC Quality Reporting could get 2 new measures — 5 things to know

    The group that guides the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services on performance measures for the federal quality reporting program is recommending two new measures for the ASC Quality Reporting Program, according to an ASCA report. By Laura Dyrda -
  2. 6 key points on healthcare spending trends

    Here are six key observations on healthcare spending from Altarum Institute Center for Sustainable Health Spending's Health Sector Trend Report released in January:  By Anuja Vaidya -
  3. PA demand skyrockets — 8 key statistics

    The demand for physician assistants is growing, according to a Merritt Hawkins report. By Laura Dyrda -
  4. Foundation HealthCare revenue up 20%: 8 things to know about 4Q, 2014 financial results

    Foundation HealthCare reported its financial results for the fourth quarter and year-end. Here are eight things to know from the report. By Carrie Pallardy -

Decoding managed care contracting

When was the last time you looked at your contracts? Really REALLY looked at your contracts?
  1. Valeant to acquire Salix for $14.5B, Boston Scientific to acquire Endo International device unit, Exact Sciences gets $9M tax incentive & more – 9 GI/endoscopy company key notes

    Here are nine recent news updates on gastroenterology and endoscopy companies. By Carrie Pallardy -
  2. Unlocking the contractual keys to success

    You have run the regulatory gauntlet and obtained the necessary approvals to operate an ambulatory surgery center (ASC). By John Newman, Senior Vice President and General Counsel, Constitution Surgery Centers -
  3. Vaughn Nelson Investment Management ups AmSurg ownership, HCA stock up 1.8% & more – 5 ASC company key notes

    Here are five recent news updates on ambulatory surgery center companies. By Carrie Pallardy -
  4. Kentucky to overhaul CON program: 3 things to know

    The Kentucky Cabinet for Health and Family Services announced plans to overhaul the state's certificate of need process, according to a Louisville Business First report. Here are three things to know about the CON process and the planned revisions.  By Carrie Pallardy -
  1. 10 legislative updates for ambulatory surgery centers — Feb. 24

    Here are 10 recent legislative updates for ambulatory surgery centers. By Laura Dyrda -
  2. Are physicians on fad diets? 14 statistics on their eating habits

    According to the Medscape Physician Lifestyle Report 2014, most overweight or obese physicians follow the "typical American diet" while underweight or normal physicians follow a variety of eating patterns.  By Laura Dyrda -
  3. Pennsylvania bill introduced to limit retroactive reimbursement denial — 5 key notes

    Pennsylvania Senator David Argall introduced legislation to limit insurance companies' retroactive reimbursement denial and protect healthcare providers from those post-payment reviews. By Laura Dyrda -
  4. Tenet Healthcare shares rise by 1.24%: 5 things to know

    Tenet Healthcare shares rose by 1.24 percent in the past week and 2.21 percent for the last four weeks, according to an Ashburn Daily report.  By Anuja Vaidya -
  5. Post-CRE 'superbug' outbreak: 6 FDA recommendations for duodenoscope reprocessing

    The FDA released a safety communication in the wake of the outbreak of carbapenem-resistant Enterobacteriaceae linked to duodenoscopes used during ERCP. The statement included recommendations for healthcare providers, patients and reprocessing staff.  By Carrie Pallardy -
  6. What's new in ASC partnerships & real estate?

    Healthcare is a fast-paced business subject to multiple forces of change. Jonathan Vick, president and founder of ASCs Inc. discusses the latest developments in the market for ambulatory surgery center business and real estate.  By Carrie Pallardy -
  7. 15 gastroenterologist CEOs

    Here are 15 gastroenterologists who serve as CEOs of hospitals, health systems, surgery centers, physician practices and companies.  By Carrie Pallardy -
  8. 8 trends in healthcare delivery and innovation

    James Chao, MD, of OasisMD Lifestyle Healthcare in Encinitas, Calif., discusses his thoughts on healthcare innovation and delivery in the future. By Laura Dyrda -
  9. Neosho Memorial Regional Medical Center plans $12.25M ASC

    The board of trustees of Neosho Memorial Regional Medical Center in Chanute, Kan., unanimously voted to issue $12. 25 million in hospital revenue bonds for a new surgery center, according to a report by The Chanute Tribune. By Carrie Pallardy -


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