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  1. 7 ASCs making the news

    The following are seven ambulatory surgery centers that have made the news locally, at the state level or nationally in the past week.  By Ellie Rizzo -
  2. Value-based care: Taking healthcare's biggest paradigm shift one step at a time

    Pay-for-performance, bundled payments, accountable care organizations, population health: there are some big concepts behind a few of healthcare's favorite buzzwords. Joel Splan, CEO of Pinpoint Health, describes a from-the-ground-up approach to value-based care: start small and build towards a larger value proposition. By Carrie Pallardy -
  3. 8 statistics on hourly, annual gastroenterologist salary & revenue

    Here are eight statistics on national average annual and hourly salary and revenue in the gastroenterology specialty, according to the Jackson & Coker physician salary calculator. By Carrie Pallardy -
  1. 5 must-reads for improving endoscopy center revenue & operations

    From turnover time and case volume to leadership and physician recruitment, here are five articles on boosting endoscopy center financial and operational performance. By Carrie Pallardy -
  2. How can ASCs optimize cost-cutting efforts? 3 tried-and-true strategies

    Cost-cutting is vitally important yet can be maddeningly elusive. For those looking for a good place to start, here are some of the best tips administrators have for identifying ways to reduce costs and keeping them down. The three administrators quoted here are featured in this issue of Becker's ASC Review for having successfully innovative cost-cutting at their centers. By Ellie Rizzo -
  3. 100 statistics for gastroenterologists to know

    Gastroenterology by the numbers — here are 100 statistics on GI compensation, physician employment, revenue, reimbursement and more. By Carrie Pallardy -
  4. 6 recent ASC acquisition & affiliation agreements

    Here are six recently announced or completed ambulatory surgery center industry affiliation and acquisition agreements. By Carrie Pallardy -
  1. ASC payer mix — developing the best in-network, out-of-network strategy

    The appropriate payer mix in today's healthcare environment depends on the center's experience and healthcare market. New centers begin out-of-network to perform cases for Medicare certification and some stay that way while others opt to negotiate in-network contracts as soon as possible. By Laura Dyrda -
  2. Surgery Partners-Symbion deal to include $5.82M Honolulu Spine Center acquisition

    As part of the Symbion acquisition, Chicago-based Surgery Partners will purchase the Honolulu Spine Center for $5.82 million, according to a Pacific Business News report. By Carrie Pallardy -
  3. Payer partnerships: how to move spine & total joints from hospitals to ASCs

    At the 12th Annual Spine, Orthopedic and Pain Management Driven ASC Conference in Chicago on June 12, I. Naya Kehayes, MPH, managing principal and CEO of EVEIA HEALTH Consulting and Management, and Anna Gimble, vice president of ancillary contracting west with UnitedHealthcare, discussed how ASC leaders can partner with payers to shift spine and total joint procedures from the hospital to the ASC setting. By Carrie Pallardy -
  4. AmSurg 2Q revenue up, Northstar Healthcare leadership appointments & more — 5 recent key notes on ASC companies

    Here are five recent news updates on ambulatory surgery center companies. By Carrie Pallardy -
  1. Orthopedics-driven ASC payer mix: 12 statistics

    Here are 12 statistics on payer mix at orthopedics-driven ambulatory surgery centers according to the VMG Multi-Specialty ASC Intellimarker 2012. By Laura Dyrda -
  2. 4 evolving giants in the ASC industry

    In a time of uncertainty and turmoil in the ASC industry, these four ASC management and development company leaders have kept the outlooks for their companies strong, pursuing aggressive development strategies, aligning themselves with other innovative healthcare leaders and keeping their vision turned toward the future to capitalize on emerging ASC business trends. By Scott Becker, JD, CPA, and Ellie Rizzo -
  3. ASC key specialty: 14 statistics on GI/endoscopy-driven revenue in ASCs

    Gastroenterology/endoscopy procedures are 27 percent of the total ambulatory surgery center case volume, 10 percent larger than the second ASC key specialty ophthalmology, according to VMG Health's 2012 Intellimarker Ambulatory Surgical Center Financial & Operational Benchmarking Study. Here are 14 statistics on GI/endoscopy revenue in surgery centers. By Carrie Pallardy -
  4. Website to publish Colorado ASC prices before year's end

    The non-profit Center for Improving Value in Health Care has launched a website that allows consumers to compare hospital prices, according to a Fierce Health Finance report. By Carrie Pallardy -
  5. 7 things for ASC leaders to know for Monday

    Here are seven news updates for ambulatory surgery center industry leaders to know for August 4, 2014. By Carrie Pallardy -
  6. 5 recently planned or opened ASCs

    Here are five ambulatory surgery centers that have been announced, opened or expanded within the past month. By Carrie Pallardy -
  7. ASC branding: 7 tips to leverage low-cost online resources

    There is no doubt that we live in a hyper-connected world where Google holds the key to most questions. In this age, does it make good business sense for ambulatory surgery centers to ignore the World Wide Web? By Anuja Vaidya -
  8. The road to ASC financial success: 10 supply chain cost-cutting strategies

    Running an ambulatory surgery center often revolves around expecting the unexpected. There are several factors that administrators cannot control, however there is one factor they can: supply spend. "Reimbursement is fixed but cost is a variable you have control over," says Joshua Billstein, a board member of the Washington Ambulatory Surgery Association and practice manager at The Polyclinic in Seattle. By Anuja Vaidya -
  9. 11 ASCs adding spine, orthopedic procedures

    Here are 11 ambulatory surgery centers that have added or will soon add spine and orthopedic procedures.  By Carrie Pallardy and Anuja Vaidya -