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  1. A step forward for ASCs on Capitol Hill? 5 things to know on proposed legislation

    The U.S. House Committee on Ways and Means revealed a draft of the Hospitals Improvements for Payment Act of 2014, which would allow an ambulatory surgery center voice on the Advisory Panel on Hospital Outpatient Payment, according to an Ambulatory Surgery Center Association report. By Laura Dyrda -
  2. Crisis averted: 6 tips for effective emergency preparedness

    Winter is here, bringing with it a wide array of concerns for ambulatory surgery centers. Are we in for another brutal winter? What weather-related problems will ASCs face over the coming months? While we don't have answers to these questions as yet, past years have shown that ASCs would do well to prepare for the worst.  By Anuja Vaidya -
  3. Beaufort Memorial Hospital acquires Surgery Center at Beaufort

    Beaufort (S.C.) Memorial Hospital has acquired the previously joint ventured Surgery Center at Beaufort, according to a report by The State. By Carrie Pallardy -

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.
  1. ASGE, ACG update GI procedure quality indicators: 4 things to know

    The American Society of Gastrointestinal Endoscopy/American College of Gastroenterology Task Force on Quality in Endoscopy has updated quality indicators for all GI/endoscopy procedures and the four major endoscopic procedures. Here are four things to know. By Carrie Pallardy -
  2. 4 gastroenterologists on the move

    Here are four gastroenterologists who recently took on new leadership roles.  By Carrie Pallardy -
  3. Price Transparency in the ASC industry: Where are we now?

    If you asked most providers five years ago, it wasn’t immediately apparent that price transparency would be so important today. Ask someone today, and it's clear transparency is the next important innovation in healthcare finance. Once an oddity in the payment world, price transparency is now finding traction with consumers and providers alike. By Ellie Rizzo -
  4. Can gastroenterologists create a sustainable future in uncertain times?

    Demand for GI/endoscopy procedures and care is projected to rise and innovative technology continues to reshape the specialty, yet gastroenterologists face a mounting set of obstacles. From declining reimbursement to dwindling time for patient care, practice as it is today is becoming increasing untenable. Change is inevitable, but how can gastroenterologists take control of that change and carve out a viable future in medicine? By Carrie Pallardy -

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. 44 New ASCs in 2014

    Here are 44 ambulatory surgery centers that opened in the United States in 2014.  By Anuja Vaidya -
  2. 10 habits of highly-effective ASC healthcare providers

    Healthcare providers have many responsibilities today. By Laura Dyrda -
  3. 5 must-reads on price transparency

    Here are five recent articles on price transparency in the healthcare industry.  By Anuja Vaidya -
  4. AAAHC compliance report: 5 things to know

    The Accreditation Association for Ambulatory Health Care has released its 2014 Accreditation Association Electronic National Evaluation and Information Dataset report, which evaluates compliance with 2013 AAAHC standards. Here are five things to know from the report. By Carrie Pallardy -
  1. Investing in your ASC's future: How to appeal to the next generation of physicians

    The practice, and business, of medicine has evolved into a world very different from when the first ambulatory surgery center opened its doors in the 1970s. The history of rich, rapid growth is now over. Growth has plateaued and many of the physicians who have carried the industry this far are preparing for retirement. If existing ASCs want a sustainable future, their leaders must turn to the next generation of physicians.  By Carrie Pallardy -
  2. How to ride information to the top: Maximizing the value of ASC data

    Data is all the rage in healthcare, but what can it actually do for ambulatory surgery centers?  By Carrie Pallardy -
  3. Leveraging Healthcare IT at your ASC

    Join us for this free webinar from Surgical Notes on December 4th and learn about:  By Natalie Leoni -
  4. 11 SCA investments, $34M Northstar Healthcare acquisition & more – 5 recent ASC company key notes

    Here are five recent news updates on ambulatory surgery center companies. By Carrie Pallardy -
  5. Top compliance challenges: 3 ambulatory care organizations

    The top challenges for ambulatory care settings are important for providers to note and watch carefully going forward.  By Laura Dyrda -
  6. How did ASC companies fare in 3Q? 50 things to know

    Ambulatory surgery center companies reported strong performances in the third quarter of 2014. Here are 50 things to know about the financial results of seven publically traded ASC companies. By Carrie Pallardy -
  7. 22 new ASC joint ventures in 2014

    Here are 22 ambulatory surgery center joint ventures established in 2014.  By Anuja Vaidya -
  8. 10 observations on healthcare merger & acquisition activity for the future

    Here are 10 key observations on healthcare merger and acquisition activity from Managing Director at Edgemont Capital Partners Jeff Swearingen.  By Laura Dyrda -
  9. 5 GI/endoscopy devices receive FDA 510(k) clearance in November

    New technology continues to roll out in the gastroenterology field. Here are five GI/endoscopy devices that received FDA 510(k) clearance in November. By Carrie Pallardy -


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