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  1. Northeast Missouri ASC celebrates 15 years: 4 things to know

    Northeast Missouri Ambulatory Surgery Center in Hannibal will celebrate its 15th anniversary on July 10, according to a Hannibal-Courier Post report.  By Carrie Pallardy -
  2. CMS to test new colonoscopy quality measure for ASCs through July 31: 4 key points

    CMS plans to test its new outpatient colonoscopy measure for hospital outpatient departments and ambulatory surgery centers through July 31, according to an EndoNurse report. By Carrie Pallardy -
  3. Price transparency, outpatient joint arthroplasty & more – One orthopedics-driven ASC's push for innovation

    The ambulatory surgery center business has thrived for years; ASCs have carved out space for themselves as safe, efficient and cost-effective providers. But, the healthcare environment is evolving and ASCs are being pushed to find new ways to secure their success. By Carrie Pallardy -

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  1. 7 things for ASC leaders to know for Thursday — July 9, 2015

    Here are seven news updates for ambulatory surgery center leaders to know for July 9, 2015.  By Brandon Howard -
  2. 5 things to know about the independent physician landscape

    The American Medical Association reports the majority of physicians are still in wholly physician-owned practice. By Laura Dyrda -
  3. GOP blames healthcare mergers on PPACA: 5 things to know

    A number of Republicans are now blaming the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act for encouraging healthcare mergers among insurers, according to a report by The Hill.  By Anuja Vaidya -
  4. Does price transparency affect patients' decision to elect ambulatory care? 5 insights

    Patients chose ambulatory surgery centers over hospital outpatient departments for cataract removal surgery when they were made aware of the costs of care, according to a study published in Health Affairs, funded by AHRQ.  By Anuja Vaidya -

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. 7 things to know about cloud security and healthcare cyber attacks

    As more healthcare data moves to the cloud, and nearly 96 million records were stolen among breaches to Community Health Systems, Anthem and Premera, Dan Manuro, in Forbes, poses the question; is the cloud ready for healthcare?  By Brandon Howard -
  2. Chinese developers race to lucrative healthcare sector: 7 key points

    Chinese developers are rapidly pursuing growth in the healthcare market; an industry they believe will be their next lucrative opportunity. According to a recent Bloomberg piece, China is expanding at its slowest rate since 1990, but is still the second-largest economy in the world. Developers deep in debt are tapping healthcare as an alternative, according to the article.  By Brandon Howard -
  3. The innovation changing the health field: 7 things to know about Health Digital

    Dhaval Bhanusali, MD, devised Health Digital, a growing health technology company based out of New York and Tampa, according to Forbes.  By Mary Rechtoris -
  4. 5 things to know about Orland Park's new outpatient center

    Orland Park trustees gave approval for plans to build the new University of Chicago Medicine building in the village's downtown area, according to the Chicago Tribune.  By Mary Rechtoris -
  1. Olympus launches next-day replacement program for surgical equipment, Boston Scientific SVP sells 17k shares & more – 4 GI/endoscopy company key notes

    Here are four news updates on key gastroenterology and endoscopy companies. By Carrie Pallardy -
  2. Are gastroenterologists migrating to alternative payment models?

    The move away from the traditional fee-for-service model is putting pressure on physicians to explore alternative routes. By Carrie Pallardy -
  3. Cigna files multimillion-dollar suit against 11 ASCs for OON fee-forgiveness model: 5 things to know

    Cigna Health and Life Insurance Co., filed a billing fraud suit in federal court attempting to recoup millions paid to 11 Indiana-based surgical centers allegedly participating in a "fee forgiveness" model to attract Cigna's out-of-network patients, according to a Law 360 report.  By Laura Dyrda -
  4. EHRs in the ASC: Making the right selection & staying ahead of the curve

    EHRs are now a regular, if not fully integrated, part of healthcare. Physician offices, hospitals and health systems have invested significant amounts of time and money in selecting and implementing these systems, driven by regulatory requirements and the promise of greater efficiency. By Carrie Pallardy -
  5. Excelsior Orthopaedics to officially break ground on $9.5M ASC: 5 key points

    Excelsior Orthopaedics, based in Buffalo, N.Y., will officially break ground on its new, $9.5 million ambulatory surgery center in Amherst, N.Y., according to The Buffalo News. By Carrie Pallardy -
  6. Robotic technology propels orthopedic ASCs into the future

    Orthopedic surgeons are more regularly using robotic technology to achieve highly accurate and precisely placed partial knee replacements, and now ambulatory surgery centers are beginning to implement the technology.  By Laura Dyrda -
  7. 7 reasons healthcare professionals work when sick

    Many healthcare professionals will work even when they are sick despite the risks of transmission and other health-related concerns. A recent study surveyed 536 respondents who provided insight on why they chose to work when sick, according to HRM Online.  By Mary Rechtoris -
  8. 4 recent ASC acquisitions & partnerships — July 7, 2015

    Here are four recent ambulatory surgery center and surgical hospital acquisitions.  By Anuja Vaidya -
  9. Financial analysts give Tenet top value score, AmSurg CEO Christopher Holden sells 3k company shares & more – 5 ASC company key notes

    Here are five updates on ambulatory surgery center companies:  By Mary Rechtoris -


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