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  1. Eastern Niagara hopes new surgery center will boost

    Officials with Eastern Niagara Hospital say a new ambulatory surgery center in Lockport, N.Y., will be ready to swing wide its doors by the end of the first quarter, reports Buffalo Business First, after a longer wait than expected.  By Nick Gaudio -
  2. AAPC survey: Most ready for ICD-10, think testing successful

    More than 2,000 people responded to a recent survey conducted by the AAPC regarding CMS' ICD-10 readiness testing. The vast majority — 84 percent — said they'd describe it as a success, reports ICD-10 Monitor.  By Nick Gaudio -
  3. 5 ways to better manage your business' human capital

    Companies that place a greater emphasis in their employees are often the most successful of all, writes Matt Straz, CEO and founder of the human resources platform Namely, for Entrepreneur.  By Nick Gaudio -

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  1. The gift of 'The Gift of Sight': An Interview with Dr. Jeffrey Levenson

    This year, Jeffrey Levenson, MD, restored the eyesight of about 20 needy Jacksonville, Fla., residents free of charge. To the naked eye, that might seem like a lot of pro bono work, but it's just par for the course for Dr. Levenson — the philanthropist has restored the vision of hundreds of medically indigent patients.  By Nick Gaudio -
  2. Centers for Special Surgery of Essex County opens in New Jersey

    The Centers for Special Surgery of Essex County has opened in Roseland, N.J. By Carrie Pallardy -
  3. Drs. Haitham & Fatina Masri open Advanced Surgery Center in Michigan

    Haitham Masri, MD, and Fatina Masri, MD, have opened the Advanced Surgery Center in Dearborn, Mich. By Carrie Pallardy -
  4. Johnson & Johnson seeks $7.2B in damages from Boston Scientific, AbbVie's HCV prescriptions up 55% & more –5 GI/endoscopy company key notes

    Here are five recent GI/endoscopy company news updates.  By Carrie Pallardy -

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  1. AmSurg acquisition & expansion plans, MFC dividend & more – 5 ASC company key notes

    Here are five recent news updates on ambulatory surgery center companies. By Carrie Pallardy -
  2. Melissa Rivers to sue Yorkville Endoscopy: 5 things to know

    Melissa Rivers has officially filed a lawsuit against Yorkville Endoscopy, alleging that a series of events at the center lead to the death of her mother, comedienne Joan Rivers, according to an NBC News report. Here are five things to know about the events leading up to the lawsuit and the suit itself. By Carrie Pallardy -
  3. St. George Surgical Center tackles price transparency: 3 things to know

    Price transparency is big news in healthcare. Who's offering? How can providers reveal pricing? Does it make business sense? A number of ambulatory surgery centers have made headlines for posting prices online and now, St. George (Utah) Surgical Center has joined their ranks, according to a St. George News report. By Carrie Pallardy -
  4. 3 ASCs opened or announced in January

    Here are three ambulatory surgery centers that were opened or announced in the first month of 2015.  By Carrie Pallardy -
  1. Venture capitalists still excited about healthcare: 5 key notes on startups

    Healthcare startups were big last year, and venture capitalists are still excited about the industry, according to an Alley Watch report. By Laura Dyrda -
  2. 7 of the top gainers in healthcare stocks

    There are several healthcare stocks that had big moves on Wall Street, according to an Investor Place report. By Laura Dyrda -
  3. 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 -
  4. 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 -
  5. 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 -
  6. 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 -
  7. 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 -
  8. 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 -
  9. 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 -


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