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  1. FDA clears 27 GI devices in 2015 thus far

    Here are 27 GI/endoscopy devices that received FDA 510(k) clearance from January to July of this year.   By Carrie Pallardy -
  2. One Care program faces major setback — 7 notes

    One Care, a program developed to control costs and improve healthcare for Massachusetts' residents, has endured huge financial losses, according to the Boston Globe.  By Mary Rechtoris -
  3. AmSurg’s Andrew Weiss elected president of the NJAASC — 5 things to know

    AmSurg Center Leader Andrew Weiss was elected president of the New Jersey Association of Ambulatory Surgery Centers.  By Mary Rechtoris -

Patient payment processes, challenges

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  1. 5 things to know about Virtua choosing Teladoc to break into telehealth

    Virtua, healthcare provider in southern New Jersey, chose Teladoc to expand its services to telemedicine.  By Megan Wood -
  2. Truecare Surgery Center opens in California: 4 things to know

    Plastic surgeon Babak Farzaneh, MD, has opened Truecare Surgery Center in Chino Hills, Calif., according to a Champion Newspapers report. By Carrie Pallardy -
  3. 5 most-read GI stories – July 27 to July 31

    Here are the five most popular Becker's ASC Review gastroenterology and endoscopy stories for the week of July 27 to July 31. By Carrie Pallardy -
  4. 7 things to ASC leaders to know for Monday — August 3, 2015

    Here are seven things to know:  By Mary Rechtoris -

Reimbursement: Pay attention to your charge master

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  1. Dr. Julie Servoss: A GI tech must-have

    What do you think is the most important recently released technology for GI practices to have? By Carrie Pallardy -
  2. GI society roundtable: Putting together the game plan for potential colonoscopy cuts

    Medicare reimbursement for colonoscopy could be cut significantly in 2016, but the three sister GI societies are not sitting idly buy. Leaders from the American College of Gastroenterology, American Gastroenterological Association and American Society for Gastrointestinal Endoscopy weigh in on the impending cuts and what can be done to advocate for the GI field. By Carrie Pallardy -
  3. Reducing medical residents' hours may not decrease surgical deaths — 6 notes

    The 2011 restriction on medical residents' hours do not seem to have significantly reduced the risk of death or serious injury from surgery, according to Reuters.  By Mary Rechtoris -
  4. 10 Houston ASCs

    Houston is known for many cultural touchstones, including the Houston Astros, NASA's Johnson Space Center and Bayou Bend. It also includes a number of ambulatory surgery centers providing excellent patient care.  By Carrie Pallardy and Anuja Vaidya -
  1. EHRs in ASCs: 5 thoughts for the present and future

    EHRs may not be commonplace in the ASC industry today, but sooner rather than later the industry will realize the value of leaving the world of paper behind. By Carrie Pallardy -
  2. Dignity Health Saint Francis Memorial Hospital opens Orthopedic Institute — 6 things to know

    Dignity Health Saint Francis Memorial Hospital opened the Saint Francis Orthopedic Institute.  By Mary Rechtoris -
  3. 7 things to ASC leaders to know for Thursday — July 30, 2015

    Here are seven things to know:  By Mary Rechtoris -
  4. 14 gastroenterologists leading IBD fellowship programs

    Here are 14 GI physicians who head up inflammatory bowel disease programs at some of the leading medical centers and schools in the country.  By Carrie Pallardy and Anuja Vaidya -
  5. FDA approves temporary balloon device for obesity treatments: 5 key notes

    The FDA has approved a new temporary balloon device to treat obesity.  By Anuja Vaidya -
  6. Apex Surgical Center opens in New York: 5 key points

    The freestanding Apex Surgical Center has opened in Westmoreland, N.Y., according to a Rome Sentinel report. By Carrie Pallardy -
  7. ACG playbook on CMS colonoscopy cuts: 6 recommendations

    CMS has proposed payment cuts for lower GI/endoscopy procedures, including colonoscopy, for 2016. The GI societies have vocally expressed intent to fight these reimbursement cuts.   By Carrie Pallardy -
  8. ASC efficiency: Best strategies to overcome today's toughest challenges

    Ambulatory surgery center efficiency is important, but there are several challenges for today's centers. Arvind Movva, MD, CEO of Regional SurgiCenter in Moline, Ill., discusses how his center is rising to the occasion and preparing for success in the future. By Laura Dyrda -
  9. 11 things to know about ASC quality reporting

    Here are 11 key notes on quality report for ASCs.  By Anuja Vaidya -

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