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  1. The Future of ASC M&A: 5 Key Factors Driving Activity

    The ambulatory surgery center market is buzzing with merger and acquisition activity, and don’t look for it to slow down in the near future. By Laura Dyrda -
  2. $792M Surgery Partners & Symbion Acquisition Deal, HCA Stock Report & More: 5 Recent Key Notes on ASC Companies

    Here are five recent news updates on ambulatory surgery center companies. By Carrie Pallardy -
  3. How to Deal With Rising Orthopedic Implant Costs at ASCs

    The biggest threat to orthopedics-driven ASCs is implants and current pricing trends, according to a panel of industry experts. By Laura Dyrda -

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  1. Trends in ASC Valuation & Transactions: Thoughts From HealthCare Appraisers

    At the 12th Annual Spine, Orthopedic and Pain Management Driven-ASC Conference in Chicago on June 12, Todd J. Mello, ASA, CVA, MBA, partner and co-founder of HealthCare Appraisers, discussed important trends in ambulatory surgery center valuation and transactions. By Carrie Pallardy -
  2. Laser Spine Institute to Build 3 New ASCs: 5 Thoughts

    Laser Spine Institute announced the company will open new centers in three Midwestern cities this year. By Laura Dyrda -
  3. 7 Things for ASC Leaders to Know for Monday

    Here are seven news updates for ambulatory surgery center leaders to know for June 16, 2014. By Carrie Pallardy -
  4. Surgery Partners' $792M Symbion Deal: 5 Things to Know

    News broke June 13 that the Green Hills, Tenn.-based ASC company Symbion will be acquired by Surgery Partners for $792 million. Here are five things to know about the deal. By Ellie Rizzo -
  1. Making the Decision: Can Physician-Owned Orthopedic ASCs Remain Independent?

    At the 12th Annual Spine, Orthopedic and Pain Management-Driven ASC Conference + the Future of Spine, June 12 in Chicago, John Fink, senior manager, ECG Management, Consultants and Tom Feldman, CEO, Center for Health Ambulatory Surgery Center, discussed the future of physician-owned orthopedic-driven ambulatory surgery centers and the factors affecting the viability of an ASC remaining independent.  By Anuja Vaidya -
  2. 5 Statistics on ASC Company Management Fees

    The majority of ambulatory surgery center companies, 64 percent, do not have a minimum annual management fee, according to the HealthCare Appraisers 2014 ASC Valuation Survey. Here are five statistics on typical management fees as a percentage of ASC net revenue. By Carrie Pallardy -
  3. $7M Surgery Center at Queenstown to Break Ground

    The University of Maryland Medical System plans to break ground on the $7 million Surgery Center at Queenstown (Md.) in July, according to a MyEasternShoreMD report. By Carrie Pallardy -
  4. Mayo Clinic Wins Award for Cologuard: 5 Things to Know

    Mayo Clinic in Rochester, Minn., won a Eureka! Award for Cologuard, a noninvasive colorectal cancer screening and detection tool, according to a Minneapolis/St. Paul Business Journal report. Here are five things to know about Cologuard and its potential role in colorectal cancer screening.   By Carrie Pallardy -
  1. Can Independent GI Practices Survive & Thrive?

    In response to rising pressure and uncertainty, many physicians are turning away from the independent practice model. Given this trend, is the future of independent GI practices bright or dark? By Carrie Pallardy -
  2. Making the switch: 3 ASCs implementing EHR

    Here are three ambulatory surgery centers affiliated with Oak Brook (Ill.) Medical Management, which made the switch to an electronic health record system.  By Carrie Pallardy and Anuja Vaidya -
  3. Reimbursement, Thriving in the Age of Accountable Care & More: Q&A With AGA Institute President Dr. John Allen

    John I. Allen, MD, MBA, AGAF, assumed his role as president of the American Gastroenterological Association at the close of Digestive Disease Week in Chicago. By Carrie Pallardy -
  4. Cost Containment at ASCs: 4 Best Ideas

    As healthcare evolves there are several new opportunities for physician investors to keep surgery centers a profitable business. By Laura Dyrda -
  5. The ASC Transaction Market Overview & What to Expect in the Future

    There are several big trends in ambulatory surgery center valuation that are making an impact on mergers and acquisitions today. By Laura Dyrda -
  6. Hospital-ASC Partnerships & More: Key Trends in the ASC Industry

    At the 12th Annual Spine, Orthopedic and Pain Management-Driven ASC Conference + the Future of Spine, June 12 in Chicago, Luke Lambert, CFA, CASC, CEO of Ambulatory Surgical Centers if America; Robert Zasa, JD, co-founder and managing partner, ASD Management; and John T. Thomas, president and CEO of Physicians Realty Trust, discuss trends that are taking place in the ambulatory surgery center industry. By Anuja Vaidya -
  7. The Economics of Spine & ASCs: 6 Trends to Follow

    At the 12th Annual Spine, Orthopedic and Pain Management-Driven Conference + Future of Spine in Chicago on June 13, five industry experts discussed the major economic trends shaping the spine and ambulatory surgery center markets in a session moderated by Lindsey Dunn, director of editorial operations at Becker's Healthcare. By Carrie Pallardy -
  8. Using Technology to Address ICD-10, RAC Documentation

    At the 12th Annual Spine, Orthopedic and Pain Management-Driven Conference + Future of Spine in Chicago on June 14, Tim Meakem, MD, medical director at ProVation Medical, discussed the importance of ICD-10 and RAC documentation. By Akanksha Jayanthi -
  9. Developing Recovery Care Services for Post-ASC Care

    At the 12th Annual Spine, Orthopedic and Pain Management-Driven Conference + Future of Spine in Chicago on June 13, John Newman, senior vice president and general counsel of Newington, Conn.-based Constitution Surgery Centers, discussed the opportunity of recovery care services for patients receiving care at ASCs. By Akanksha Jayanthi -