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  1. 11 surgery centers recently accredited

    Here are 11 ambulatory surgery centers that recently received accreditation. By Laura Dyrda -
  2. AmSurg leadership team gets raises, $904k in potential bonuses

    AmSurg has made a number of bold moves to expand and diversify its business in recent months, and these steps have paid off for the company's leadership. AmSurg's executive team received significant raises and increased potential for bonuses, according to a Nashville Post report. By Carrie Pallardy -
  3. 7 ways technology can improve the healthcare industry

    Technology has become an integral part of the healthcare industry and will play a central role in its future. Here are seven ways in which technology can help improve the healthcare industry, according to a TechRepublic report:  By Anuja Vaidya -

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. Boston Scientific pays Johnson & Johnson $600M in settlement, 3 companies compete for Salix acquisition & more – 5 GI/endoscopy company key notes

    Here are five recent news updates on gastroenterology and endoscopy companies. By Carrie Pallardy -
  2. Vaughn Nelson Investment Management ups AmSurg ownership to 5.9%

    Vaughn Nelson Investment Management, based in Houston, has increased its ownership of ambulatory surgery center company AmSurg, according to a Post Business report.  By Carrie Pallardy -
  3. 5 big issues in healthcare real estate

    Bisnow's 4th Annual New York Healthcare Summit was hosted last week. Here are five important issues in healthcare real estate discussed at the meeting, according to a Bisnow report. By Carrie Pallardy -
  4. 8 statistics on orthopedics-driven ASC accounts receivable

    Here are eight statistics on accounts receivable for ambulatory surgery centers with orthopedics being more than 50 percent of the cases, according to the VMG Health Multi-Specialty ASC Intellimarker. By Laura Dyrda -

Decoding managed care contracting

When was the last time you looked at your contracts? Really REALLY looked at your contracts?
  1. 7 strategies to optimize ASC caseload

    Here are seven strategies for optimizing ambulatory surgery center caseload.  By Anuja Vaidya -
  2. 5 ASC organizations with great cost-cutting strategies

    Here are five organizations with innovative cost-cutting initiatives.  By Carrie Pallardy and Anuja Vaidya -
  3. 19 gastroenterologists with MBAs

    The business of medicine is not a core focus in training for many physicians, but it is becoming increasingly important in today's healthcare environment. Some physicians have gone beyond their medical training to learn more about business. Here are 19 gastroenterologists who have earned MBAs. By Carrie Pallardy -
  4. Political buzz: 5 of the top quotes on healthcare this week

    Healthcare is always a huge topic on Capitol Hill — and on the campaign trail.  By Laura Dyrda -
  1. Social media & the healthcare industry: 10 statistics

    Social media has fundamentally transformed the way human beings interact and gather new information.  By Anuja Vaidya -
  2. 6 key notes on the changing physician workforce: Younger, female & employed

    Here are six statistics on the physician workforce demographics based on a 2014 report from Merritt Hawkins. By Laura Dyrda -
  3. Employee out-of-pocket healthcare spending to grow by 12% annually, study finds

    Employee out-of-pocket healthcare spending rose by almost 6 percent in 2013 and is expected to grow 12 percent annually in 2014 and 2015, according to Truven Health Analytics' U.S. Benchmarks and Trends Reports for employers and health plans.  By Anuja Vaidya -
  4. 30% raise for AmSurg CEO, Tenet stock up 1.44% & more – 5 ASC company key notes

    Here are five recent news updates on ambulatory surgery center companies. By Carrie Pallardy -
  5. Joint Commission names Dr. David Baker EVP of Healthcare Quality Evaluation Division — 5 things to know

    The Joint Commission appointed David W. Baker, MD, the executive vice president for the Division of Healthcare Quality Evaluation. By Laura Dyrda -
  6. ASC influenza vaccination reporting deadline close — 5 key concepts

    The National Healthcare Safety Network deadline for ambulatory surgery centers to report healthcare personnel influenza vaccination summary data is nearing, according to an Ambulatory Surgery Center Association report. By Laura Dyrda -
  7. 8 gastroenterologists in the news

    Here are eight gastroenterologists who made headlines with leadership moves or industry honors in the past two weeks.  By Carrie Pallardy -
  8. Do patients consider quality metrics when selecting a gastroenterologist?

    Quality metrics are increasingly used to measure physician quality and impact reimbursement. Are patients familiar with GI quality metrics and does this play a role in how they select a colonoscopist? By Carrie Pallardy -
  9. 7 things for ASC leaders to know for Monday

    Here are seven news updates for ambulatory surgery center leaders to know for Feb. 16, 2015.  By Carrie Pallardy -


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