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  1. Precancerous Polyp Removal Technique Could Save Millions of Healthcare Dollars

    Research presented at Digestive Disease Week suggests that laparoscopic-assisted colonoscopy with polypectomy for polyp removal could reduce the length of hospital stay and save the healthcare system millions of dollars.  By Carrie Pallardy -
  2. How Can Anesthesia Practices Add Value to Their Businesses?

    A recent Anesthesia Business Consultants blog post explored different strategies to grow an anesthesia practice.  By Gina Sparacino -
  3. 7 Things for ASC Leaders to Know for Monday

    Here are seven news updates for ambulatory surgery center leaders to know for May 5, 2014. By Carrie Pallardy -

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  1. How Important is Your ASC Today vs. 5 Years Ago?

    Six ambulatory surgery center physician owners discuss how the importance of the ASC to their practice has evolved over the past five years. By Laura Dyrda -
  2. 5 Most Attractive ASC Specialties Through 2020

    Ambulatory surgery centers are now able to bring higher acuity cases than ever before. It's easiest for multispecialty centers already performing similar procedures to add in a new specialty, or for single-specialty centers to capture higher acuity cases within the same specialty. By Laura Dyrda -
  3. "The Partnership Between Anesthesia and Orthopedics for the Best Regional Anesthetic Care in Orthopaedic Procedures"

    Dr. Michael Redler and Dr. Barry Stein of The Surgery Center of Fairfield County will dissect the relationship between anesthesia and orthopedics at Becker's 12th Annual Spine, Orthopedic and Pain Management-Driven ASC Conference + The Business of Spine.   By Gina Sparacino -
  4. 5 Highlights to Look for at Digestive Disease Week

    Digestive Disease Week 2014 kicks off tomorrow in Chicago and will run through May 6. Here are five highlights, of many, to look out for during the meeting. By Carrie Pallardy -
  1. Adding New Technologies to Eye Centers: Q&A With Mauro Cecchetti of Constitution Surgery Centers

    Mauro Cecchetti, administrator at Constitution Surgery Centers, Newington, Conn., surveyor for the Accreditation Association for Ambulatory Health Care and former administrator at Mid Manhattan Surgi Center in New York, discusses the challenges of adding new technologies to an ambulatory surgery center and ways to make the transition easier on the staff and physicians.  By Anuja Vaidya -
  2. How ASCs Can Benefit From Adding Sports Medicine

    Two orthopedic surgeons who perform cases at ambulatory surgery centers discuss the advantages of adding sports medicine procedures.  By Anuja Vaidya -
  3. What Keeps Regent Surgical Health's Tom Mallon Up at Night?

    Tom Mallon, CEO of Regent Surgical Health, shares his top ASC concern.   By Gina Sparacino -
  4. How Can Gastroenterologists Keep Up With Quality Reporting Requirements?

    Two gastroenterologists discuss quality reporting requirements in the field and how to actively maintain compliance. By Carrie Pallardy -
  1. 17 ASCs offering customized knee implants

    Here are 17 ambulatory surgery centers that offer patients ConforMIS customized knee implants.  By Carrie Pallardy and Anuja Vaidya -
  2. 51% of Ophthalmologists Offer Ancillary Services

    Ancillary services are becoming more common among physicians as reimbursements are squeezed lower. By Laura Dyrda -
  3. "Building a Physician/Hospital ASC Joint Venture that Lasts"

    Regent Surgical Health's Jeffrey Simmons and Tom Mallon will present a session called "Building a Physician/Hospital ASC Joint Venture that Lasts" at Becker's Hospital Review 5th Annual Meeting.  This event is essentially sold out-register today!  By Gina Sparacino -
  4. Park Nicollet Health Services to Convert Minnesota Clinic to Surgery, Endoscopy Center

    Park Nicollet Health Services plans to spend $48 million on a new, 115,000-square-foot outpatient center next to its existing clinic in Maple Grove, Minn., according to a Minneapolis/St. Paul Business Journal report. By Carrie Pallardy -
  5. Greenwood Endoscopy Center Acquires EVIS EXERA III-190 Endoscopes

    Greenwood (S.C.) Endoscopy Center acquired the EVIS EXERA III-190 series endoscopes from Olympus, according to an Index-Journal report. By Carrie Pallardy -
  6. 9 Statistics on Gastroenterologist Salary & Career Satisfaction

    Gastroenterologists reported a 1.6 percent increase income from 2013 to this year, according to the Medscape Gastroenterologist Compensation Report 2014. How satisfied are gastroenterologists with their income? By Carrie Pallardy -
  7. "Preventing Potential Readmissions – Together"

    How can health system leaders collaborate to prevent readmissions?  Discuss with Bambi Huffman of Adena Health Systems at Becker's Hospital Review 5th Annual Meeting.  By Gina Sparacino -
  8. The Top ASC Concern Keeping Regent Surgical Health CEO Thomas Mallon Up at Night

    Thomas Mallon, Founder and CEO, Regent Surgical Health, discusses the biggest challenge for ambulatory surgery centers today: By Laura Dyrda -
  9. Becker's Conference Session: "Cost Reduction and Benchmarking, 10 Key Steps to Immediately Improve Profits"

    Ann Geier of SourceMedical will share her expertise in a panel called "Cost Reduction and Benchmarking, 10 Key Steps to Immediately Improve Profits" at Becker's 12th Annual Spine, Orthopedic and Pain Management-Driven ASC Conference + The Business of Spine.   By Gina Sparacino -