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  1. 8 key observations on healthcare spending over the next 5 years

    The National Health Expenditure Projections 2012-2022 show healthcare spending growth over the next several years, according to a Yahoo News report. By Laura Dyrda -
  2. St. Cloud Surgical Center 1st ASC with Xenex germ-zap robot — 5 things to know

    St. Cloud Surgical Center is the first ambulatory surgery center in the United States to use the Xenex germ-zapping robot to disinfect operating rooms.  By Laura Dyrda -
  3. 5 quick facts on Medical Facilities Corporation's dividend report

    Medical Facilities Corporation's monthly dividend was reported on Dec. 29, according to a Mideast Times report. By Laura Dyrda -

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  1. Tri-City Surgery Center opens doors to medical professional students

    Tri-City Surgery Center hosted a group of students training for jobs in the medical profession, according to a report from The Daily Courier. By Laura Dyrda -
  2. 7 things for ASC leaders to know for Today

    Here are seven things for ambulatory surgery center industry leaders to know for Dec. 29, 2014.  By Anuja Vaidya -
  3. Take 'on-time' starts beyond the policy — 5 tips to actually start on time every time

    Every ambulatory surgery center owner and operator knows how important efficiency is to their bottom line. On-time ASCs please busy surgeons, patients and nurses while also fitting more cases into a single day's schedule. By Laura Dyrda -
  4. Making GI dollars stretch further than ever: Insight into financial & operational efficiency

    Gastroenterology practices and endoscopy centers still have the opportunity to profit, but margins are shrinking and challenges continue to arise as the healthcare industry is reshaped. The most successful practices and centers will have efficiency to ensure every dollar counts down to an art. By Carrie Pallardy -

10 common mistakes in valuing ASCs

Throughout its 15+ years of history, HealthCare Appraisers has performed hundreds of ASC valuations and has reviewed others’ valuations and fielded valuation questions from numerous parties. HAI has assembled its top ten list for commonly observed ASC Valuation Mistakes.
  1. 16 ASCs with pediatrics programs

    Here are 16 ambulatory surgery centers with pediatric programs.  By Carrie Pallardy and Anuja Vaidya -
  2. Adopting the updated GI procedure quality metrics & what this means for practice

    In December 2014 the a American Society of Gastrointestinal Endoscopy and American College of Gastroenterology joint task force released updated quality indictors that span a broad range of GI/endoscopy procedures. By Carrie Pallardy -
  3. ASC stock report: 5 key company updates — Dec. 26

    Here are the stock reports for five ambulatory surgery center companies. By Laura Dyrda -
  4. 5 portfolio-enhancing healthcare mutual funds from Zacks

    According to Zacks, here are five healthcare mutual funds that could strengthen an investor’s portfolio. By Laura Dyrda -
  1. Making the most of 2015: New Year’s resolutions in GI

    What New Year’s resolutions are gastroenterologists making for 2015?  By Carrie Pallardy -
  2. 10 most-read GI/endoscopy stories of 2014

    Here are the 10 most-read gastroenterology and endoscopy stories on Becker's ASC Review in 2014. By Carrie Pallardy -
  3. Hospital minority vs. majority partner: Which makes more sense for your ASC?

    No two ASCs are quite alike, nor should any partnership be. For ASC leaders that decide a hospital joint venture is the strategic route for their center, they must first consider the ramifications of each ownership structure option.  By Carrie Pallardy -
  4. Highmark drops restrictions on CRC screening drugs

    Medicare often set trends for commercial payers, and Highmark has determined it will opt for Medicare's stance and lift restrictions on colorectal cancer screening drugs, according to a Pittsburgh Business Times report. By Carrie Pallardy -
  5. SCA, AmSurg stock report, MFC dividend & more – 5 ASC industry key notes

    Here are five recent news updates on ambulatory surgery center companies. By Carrie Pallardy -
  6. A new era for ASC partnerships — How to optimize payer & patient relationships

    The days of easy negotiations for ambulatory surgery centers to make significant year-over-year increases are in the past. However, there is some good news: increased awareness of the ASC business model allows owners and operators to have deeper discussions with payers. By Laura Dyrda -
  7. Under-treating pain — Are physicians scared of addiction? The DEA?

    Are physicians under-treating pain because they're afraid patients might become addicted? Ort that they'll get in trouble from the Drug Enforcement Administration? By Laura Dyrda -
  8. 16 biggest gainers & losers in healthcare stocks

    The biggest movers in healthcare stocks are making the news, with both gains and losses to begin the week. By Laura Dyrda -
  9. Washington Health System opens Tristate Surgery Center

    Washington (Pa.) Health System has opened a new outpatient facility in South Strabane Township, Pa., according to a Pittsburgh Business Times report. By Carrie Pallardy -


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