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  • Melissa Rivers hires law firm to investigate Yorkville Endoscopy following death of Joan Rivers

    Melissa Rivers has engaged law firm Gair, Gair, Conason, Steigman, Mackauf, Bloom and Rubinowitz to investigate New York ambulatory surgery center Yorkville Endoscopy following the death of her mother Joan Rivers, according to a BBC News report. By Carrie Pallardy -
  • 11 things to know about CRC test cost & utilization amongst the commercially insured

    Colorectal cancer screening cost and utilization is subject to much public scrutiny, but little data exists on the payments and use of these procedures amongst commercially insured patients. By Carrie Pallardy -
  • Boston Scientific's $1.85B in 3Q sales, $55B AbbVie-Shire deal fall through & more – 7 GI/endoscopy company key notes

    Here are seven recent news updates on gastroenterology/endoscopy companies.  By Carrie Pallardy -
  • 3 trends in ASC spine care

    At the 21st Annual Becker's ASC Conference in Chicago on Oct. 24, Kinglsey R. Chin, MD, orthopedic and spine surgeon, president and CEO, chief technology officer of SpineFrontier, located in Beverly, Mass., and Lane Spero, MD, orthopedic surgeon of Litchfield Hills Orthopedic Associates, located in Bristol, Conn., discussed the future of spine in ASCs in a panel moderated by Timothy Fry, an attorney at McGuireWoods LLP.  By Tamara Rosin -
  • What are the biggest opportunities for pain management in ASCs?

    At the 21st Annual Becker's ASC Conference in Chicago on Oct. 24, Laxmaiah Manchikanti, MD, American Society of Interventional Pain Physicians, located in Paducah, Ky.; Amish Patel, MD, Premier Pain Consultants, located in Chicago; and Mark Gostine, MD, ProCare Systems, located in Grand Rapids, Mich., discussed the future of pain management in ASCs in a panel moderated by John C. Saran, an attorney at McGuireWoods LLP. By Tamara Rosin -
  • How benchmarking can help ASCs save money and improve outcomes

    At the 21st Annual Becker's ASC Conference in Chicago on Oct. 24, Michelle Punshon, administrative director for Coastal Orthopedics, located in Bradenton, Fla.; Sandra Jones, senior vice president and COO of ASD Management; and Trey Parsons, vice president of operations of ASD Management, discussed the financial and performance benefits benchmarking can have on ASCs. By Tamara Rosin -
  • The devil is in the details: 5 tips to optimize ASC inventory management

    At the Becker's ASC 21st Annual Meeting on Oct. 24 in Chicago, guest speaker Ann Geier, RN, CNOR, CASC, vice president of clinical informatics and surgery at SourceMedical, discussed ASC supply chain excellence.  By Emily Rappleye -
  • 7 considerations for developing spine and joint programs in ASCs

    At the 21st Annual Becker's ASC Conference in Chicago on Oct. 23, Charles Dailey, vice president of business development of ASD Management, described the increasing value of integrating spine and joint arthroplasty into the ASC setting, as well as key considerations for achieving successful integration. By Tamara Rosin -
  • Top 5 benefits of telemedicine for ASCs

    At the Becker's ASC 21st Annual Meeting on Oct. 23 in Chicago, guest speaker Bryan Sullivan, vice president of EMR and clinical integration at Anesthesia Business Consultants, discussed the untapped potential of telemedicine in ASCs.  By Emily Rappleye -
  • Factors contributing to, against ASC conversion to HOPD

    At the 21st Annual Becker's ASC Conference in Chicago on Oct. 23, Vivek Taparia, MBA, director of operations of Regent Surgical Health, discussed the factors that influence the conversion of an ambulatory surgical center to a hospital outpatient department, and factors that prevent conversion. By Tamara Rosin -
  • 4 market strategies for pain management

    At the 21st Annual Becker's ASC Conference in Chicago on Oct. 23, Robin Fowler, MD, chairman and medical director of Atlanta, Ga.-based Interventional Management Services, and Stephen Rosenbaum, CEO of Interventional Management Services, presented four strategies for successful ASC expansion across regional markets.  By Tamara Rosin -
  • 5 tips for avoiding wrong-site surgery

    At the Becker's ASC 21st Annual Meeting — The Business and Operations of ASCs, Oct. 23 to 25, in Chicago, Sandra Jones, MBA, CASC, LHRM, FHFMA, senior vice president and COO of ASD Management, discussed the unfortunate but recurrent situation of wrong-site surgery in ambulatory surgery centers.  By Anuja Vaidya -
  • How technology helped Knoxville Orthopedic Surgery Center boost collections, improve workflow

    At the Becker's ASC 21st Annual Meeting — The Business and Operations of ASCs, Oct. 23 to 25, in Chicago, Teresa Copeland, director of managed care/contracting at Knoxville (Tenn.) Orthopedic Surgery Center/OrthoTennessee and Sean Troklus, account executive at ZirMed, discussed how implementing technology helped the ambulatory surgery center boost collections.  By Anuja Vaidya -
  • 15 gastroenterologists making headlines this month

    Here are 15 gastroenterologists who made headlines in October. By Carrie Pallardy -
  • New SCA affiliation, USPI real estate transaction, Pinnacle III hires & more – 5 recent ASC company key notes

    Here are five recent news updates on ambulatory surgery center companies. By Carrie Pallardy -
  • Creating a healthy ASC culture: 8 perspectives

    At the Becker's ASC 21st Annual Meeting in Chicago on Oct. 24, three thought leaders from the ambulatory surgery center industry shared advice for managing teams, building great cultures and getting things accomplished at their respective organizations.  By Molly Gamble -
  • 7 bright ideas for ASC administrators today (and every day)

    At the Becker's ASC 21st Annual Meeting in Chicago on Oct. 23, three ambulatory surgery center administrators discussed some of the best ideas they've encountered and put to use in their daily work. By Molly Gamble -
  • 7 steps to turn around an underperforming ASC

    At the Becker's ASC 21st Annual Meeting in Chicago on Oct. 23, two professionals from In2itive Business Solutions discussed seven key steps to turning around an underperforming ambulatory surgery center.  By Molly Gamble -
  • 12 common coding and billing mistakes in ASCs

    At the Becker's ASC 21st Annual Meeting in Chicago on Oct. 25, Stephanie Ellis, RN, CPC, owner and president of Ellis Medical Consulting, discussed common coding and billing and mistakes that occur in ambulatory surgery centers.  By Molly Gamble -
  • Breaking ground in orthopedics: 5 ASC firsts

    Here are five surgery centers that have been the site of a number of orthopedic 'firsts.'  By Carrie Pallardy and Anuja Vaidya -

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