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  1. Higher Medicaid reimbursement associated with higher cancer screening rates

    Could reimbursement impact cancer screening programs' efficacy? A study published in the journal Cancer has found that Medicaid beneficiaries are more likely to undergo cancer screening when their physicians receive higher reimbursement for office visits, according to a News Medical report. By Carrie Pallardy -
  2. 7 things for ASC leaders to know for Monday

    Here are seven news updates for ambulatory surgery center leaders to know for Nov. 24, 2014.  By Carrie Pallardy -
  3. 6 ASCs celebrating 25+ years

    Here are six ambulatory surgery centers that were established more than 25 years ago.  By Carrie Pallardy and Anuja Vaidya -

Improve business office functions 

Are you leaving money on the table? Revenue cycle management is key to optimizing ASC profits, and we reveal common areas where ASCs fall short and explores solutions in "7 Steps to Improve Business Office Functions & Increase Cash Generation."
  1. The biggest threats to success in the GI field

    Healthcare is experiencing an unprecedented time of change, and with change comes both opportunities and threats. Three practicing gastroenterologists enumerate some of the top barriers to success in the field.  By Carrie Pallardy -
  2. Foundation HealthCare revenue climbs 16%: 5 3Q financial report notes

    Foundation HealthCare has reported its third quarter of 2014 financial results. Here are five key points to know. By Carrie Pallardy -
  3. 5 key thoughts for strategic ASC leadership

    Here are five key thoughts on healthcare leadership today based on advice from across care settings with an eye toward leadership next year.  By Laura Dyrda -
  4. Surgery Partners to divest Florida ASC in FTC settlement

    The Surgery Partners acquisition of Symbion has closed, but as required by the Federal Trade Commission, Surgery Partners will divest Blue Springs Surgery Center in Orange City, Fla., according to a Post Business report. By Carrie Pallardy -

The future of orthopedics

With the disruptive changes in healthcare driving increased overhead, decreased reimbursement, and added financial risks, it is easy to quickly become overwhelmed at a high-level, needless to say within the specifics of a unique service-line’s needs.
  1. 9 GI physicians earning honors

    Here are nine gastroenterologists who received honors within the past month.  By Anuja Vaidya -
  2. $66B Actavis-Allergan deal, Cantel Medical leadership appointment & more –5 recent GI/endoscopy company key notes

    Here are five recent news updates on GI/endoscopy companies. By Carrie Pallardy -
  3. Brookwood Medical Center sues to stop ASC construction

    Birmingham, Ala.-based Brookwood Medical Center has filed a lawsuit to stop fellow Birmingham provider St. Vincent's Health System from constructing a surgery center planned at its expansion facility, One Nineteen, according to a report from By Ellie Rizzo -
  4. 6 things to know about Pennsylvania ASC growth, earnings

    A study conducted by the Pennsylvania Health Care Cost Containment Council has analyzed the state's ambulatory surgery market during 2013. Here are six things to know from the report. By Carrie Pallardy -
  1. FDA clears Third Eye Panoramic device for colonoscopy

    The FDA has granted Avantis Medical's Third Eye Panoramic device for colonoscopy 510(k) clearance.   By Carrie Pallardy -
  2. 7 things for ASC leaders to know for Thursday

    Here are seven news updates for ambulatory surgery center leaders to know for Thursday.  By Carrie Pallardy -
  3. 4 recent ASC industry leadership moves

    Here are four ambulatory surgery center leaders who recently began new positions.  By Carrie Pallardy -
  4. The guide to successfully bringing total joint replacement to ASCs

    Historically hospitals have been the sole host of higher acuity procedures, but this is no longer the case. Ambulatory surgery centers are now able to perform more complex procedures, and total joint replacement is a prime opportunity to enter the higher acuity space — if you are armed with the right strategy. By Carrie Pallardy -
  5. ECRI posts online Ebola resource center

    The ECRI Institute has created an online Ebola Resource Center. By Ellie Rizzo -
  6. Maximizing ASC profitability & efficiency: How to unlock technology's full potential

    EHR, patient tracking, smartphones: technology is everywhere in healthcare. Too much technology can be a burden, but the right technology in the right place can play an invaluable role in enhancing ambulatory surgery profit and day-to-day operations.   By Carrie Pallardy -
  7. 6 GI physicians in the news

    Here are six GI physicians who made headlines within the past week.  By Carrie Pallardy -
  8. SCA revenue up 13%, revised AmSurg guidance, new ASD Management JV & more – 5 recent ASC company key notes

    Here are five recent news updates on ambulatory surgery center companies. By Carrie Pallardy -
  9. 22 statistics on payer speed, accuracy

    Which payers do providers find to be the fastest and most accurate? The Medscape Insurer Ratings Report 2014 rated 11 major payers on a scale of one (very poor) to five (very good). By Carrie Pallardy -


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