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  1. New legislation would pave the way for 23-hour stays at Florida ASCs

    New legislation (HB 999 and SB 1394) could allow ambulatory surgery centers in Florida to take on 23-hour stays. By Carrie Pallardy -
  2. The paradigm of physician leadership: How to find the ideal ASC medical director

    The medical director is a key figure in an ambulatory surgery center's team, but as with any leadership role finding the right person is easier said than done. By Carrie Pallardy -
  3. 10 most common issues to address at ASCs to make your center more efficient

    Here are 10 of the most common issues that, when addressed, can make ambulatory surgery centers more efficient. By Laura Dyrda -
  1. Preoperative MRSA decontamination significantly reduces SSI risk in elective orthopedic surgery, study finds

    Preoperative methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus decontamination decreased the surgical site infection rate by more than 50 percent among patients undergoing elective orthopedic surgery with hardware implantation, according to a study published in JAMA Surgery.  By Anuja Vaidya -
  2. CBO revises budget projections; Cuts estimated PPACA cost to federal government by 11%

    The Congressional Budget Office has updated the baseline budget projections it published earlier in the year, and included in the changes is updated estimations of the budgetary effects of the major provisions of the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act.  By Anuja Vaidya -
  3. 26 gastroenterologists making headlines – March 10, 2015

    Here are 26 gastroenterologists who were featured in the news for leadership moves or industry honors within the past month. By Carrie Pallardy -
  4. Ohio Association of ASCs contracts with Bureau of Workers Compensation on joint arthroplasty certification

    The Ohio Association of Ambulatory Surgery Centers signed a contract with the Bureau of Workers Compensation to start a joint arthroplasty certification program for ambulatory surgery centers, according to an OAASC report. By Laura Dyrda -
  1. SCA revenue up 15.6%: 6 4Q, year-end financial report highlights

    Surgical Care Affiliates reported its fourth quarter and year-end financial results. Here are six things to know from the report. By Carrie Pallardy -
  2. TIF procedure gets new Category I CPT code: 4 things to know

    The American Medical Association has created a Category I CPT code that covers the Transoral Incisionless Fundoplication procedure form EndoGastric Solutions. Here are four things to know. By Carrie Pallardy -
  3. SCA proposes $250M private placement, USPI revenue up 6% & more – 5 ASC company key notes

    Here are five recent news updates on ambulatory surgery center companies. By Carrie Pallardy -
  4. Brookside Surgery Center introduces CT-free robotic-assisted surgery for partial knee replacements

    Brookside Surgery Center now offers a Navio orthopedic surgical system to help surgeons perform precise and accurate partial knee replacement surgeries. The Navio system helps Brookside Surgery Center offer its patients one of the most advanced surgical technologies in the Battle Creek, Mich., area. By Staff -
  1. 25 pain management physicians on the move

    Here are 25 pain management physician moves. By Laura Dyrda -
  2. U.S. health IT market to grow at 6%+ over next 4 years — 5 things to know

    The use of information technology is seeing major growth in the U.S. healthcare industry, and it is no secret that health IT will form the foundation of value-based healthcare delivery.  By Anuja Vaidya -
  3. SCA proposes $250M private offering of senior unsecured notes

    On March 10, Surgical Care Affiliates plans to launch an offering of $250 million aggregate principal of its senior unsecured notes due 2023.  By Carrie Pallardy -
  4. Tampa General Hospital, Florida Hospital to build ASC

    Tampa (Fla.) General Hospital and Florida Hospital in Orlando have created the jointly owned non-profit company West Florida Health. West Florida Health will begin construction on a 100,000-square-foot clinic this year in Tampa, according to a report by The Tampa Tribune. By Carrie Pallardy -
  5. Oregon Patient Safety Commission recognizes 2 ASCs

    The Oregon Patient Safety Commission recently recognized a number of healthcare providers at its fourth annual breakfast held in Salem, Ore., according to an Albany Democrat-Herald report. Two surgery centers were amongst the recognized providers. By Carrie Pallardy -
  6. Crosswalking CY 2014 lower GI/endoscopy codes to 2015 HCPCs G-codes: 10 things to know

    CMS has created G-codes for 10 lower GI/endoscopy procedures in an effort to allow providers to report Medicare procedures in CY 2015 as they did in CY 2014. CMS requires the G-codes be reported for procedures with new CPT code assignments in 2015, rather than the corresponding 2015 CPT codes. By Carrie Pallardy -
  7. Carlsbad Surgery Center provides care for uninsured

    Carlsbad (Calif.) Surgery Center provided charitable care to uninsured patients in San Diego County, according to a report from the California Ambulatory Surgery Society. By Laura Dyrda -
  8. 7 things for ASC leaders to know for Monday – March 9, 2015

    Here are seven news updates for ambulatory surgery center leaders to know for March 9, 2015. By Carrie Pallardy -
  9. Top 5 employee discipline problems at ASCs

    MedHQ released a report last year outlining the biggest employee discipline problems at ambulatory surgery centers. By Laura Dyrda -