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  1. 5 Recent ASC Industry Leadership Moves & Honors

    Here are six ambulatory surgery center industry leadership moves and honors. By Carrie Pallardy -
  2. Barrington Pain and Spine Institute Gets State Approval for Spine Surgery Services

    Barrington (Ill.) Pain and Spine Institute's certificate of need to include spine surgery in its offerings was approved by the Illinois Health Facilities and Services Review Board, according to a Chicago Tribune report. By Anuja Vaidya -
  3. Dr. Omar Khan Joins Loyola University Health System

    Omar Khan, MD, joined Loyola University Health System, according to a Chicago Tribune report. By Carrie Pallardy -

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  1. 11 Things to Know About Becker's Hospital Review 5th Annual Meeting

    Here is a summary of important updates from Becker's Hospital Review 5th Annual Meeting. By Gina Sparacino -
  2. Medline Industries: Supply Chain Company to Know

    Medline Industries, based in Mundelein, Illinois, is a supply chain company to watch.  Recent updates from the company include the purchase of disinfectant technology from Medtrol and the acquisition of anterior cervical fusion business from Amendia. By Gina Sparacino -
  3. David F. Ertel, Joseph J. Guarracino, and Scott Hawig to Present at Becker's Hospital Meeting

    David F. Ertel of Einstein Healthcare Network, Joseph J. Guarracino of The Brooklyn Hospital Center, and Scott Hawig of Froedtert Health will present on panels at Becker's Hospital Review 5th Annual Meeting.  There are fewer than 40 spots remaining at this conference!  All registration closes May 1st.  By Gina Sparacino -
  4. 2014 ASC Valuation Trends: Key Insights From HealthCare Appraisers

    During an April 17 webinar hosted by Becker's ASC Review, Todd J. Mello, ASA, CVA, MBA, founding partner of HealthCare Appraiser, and Nicholas A. Newsad, MHSA, a manager with HealthCare Appraisers, discussed the HealthCare Appraisers 2014 Valuation Survey. The survey serves as a tool with which ASC leaders can gain a sense of the overarching valuation and ASC company trends shaping the industry. By Carrie Pallardy -
  1. Scoliosis Session at Becker's June Conference

    Dr. Anthony Rinella of Illinois Spine and Scoliosis Center will present a special session on scoliosis atBecker's 12th Annual Spine, Orthopedic and Pain Management-Driven ASC Conference + The Business of Spine.  Save on admission by registering prior to May 1st.  By Gina Sparacino -
  2. Biggest Challenges Facing ASCs in 2014: What's Yours?

    Three administrators share the greatest obstacles facing their ASCs and the ASC industry in 2014.  By Ellie Rizzo -
  3. Potential Impact of MedPAC's Recommendation on ASC/HOPD Payments for Eye & Pain Procedures

    The 2013 MedPAC report examined services meeting its principles to align payment rates across ambulatory surgery centers and hospital outpatient departments, excluding services typically provided with an emergency department visit or sicker patients who aren't good candidates for the ASC setting. By Laura Dyrda -
  4. 26% of Ophthalmologists Currently, Plan to Participate in ACOs

    Around 17 percent of ophthalmologists are participating in accountable care organizations and another 9 percent plan to this year, according to the Medscape Ophthalmologist Compensation Report 2014. By Laura Dyrda -
  1. TMC Lakewood Surgical Center Welcomes New Physicians

    TMC Lakewood Surgical Center recently welcomed two new physicians from Advanced Surgical Associates for admission and discharge privileges, according to a Lee's Summit Journal report. By Laura Dyrda -
  2. What Drives Someone to Work in Healthcare?

    Towers Watson's Global Workforce Survey found the top ten reasons people are drawn to careers in health. By Gina Sparacino -
  3. Physician Compensation Issues to Consider in a Changing Healthcare Market

    Alice King of Towers Watson shares the most important compensation questions to analyze today.   By Gina Sparacino -
  4. 5 Gastroenterologists Serving in International GI Society Leadership Positions

    The following is a listing of five gastroenterologists serving in leadership positions for international GI societies. If you would like to recommend another gastroenterologist for this list, please contact Carrie Pallardy at   By Carrie Pallardy -
  5. Mary Beth Briscoe, Michael Dewerff, and Ben Dunford to Speak at Becker's Hospital Meeting

    Becker's Hospital Review 5th Annual Meeting will include participation from CFOs like Mary Beth Briscoe of University of Alabama Hospital, Michael Dewerff of UnityPoint Health - Fort Dodge, and Ben Dunford of Texas Regional Medical Center at Sunnyvale. All registration will close May 1st!    By Gina Sparacino -
  6. "Running an Effective In-House Business Office"

    Kim Woodruff of Pinnacle III will explain tips for running an in-house business office at Becker's 12th Annual Spine, Orthopedic and Pain Management-Driven ASC Conference + The Business of Spine.  Register before May 1st to save!  By Gina Sparacino -
  7. Focus Group at Becker's Hospital Meeting: "How to Take Control of the O.R."

    Implant Partners will sponsor a focus group called "How to Take Control of the O.R.: Aligning Surgeons and Hospitals to Lower Orthopedic Costs and Maintain Quality" at Becker's Hospital Review 5th Annual Meeting. Register before May 1st!   By Gina Sparacino -
  8. Implant Partners Launches New Brand

    Implant Partners, formerly Wright Direct, has officially launched its new brand and website. By Gina Sparacino -
  9. ACOs: 18% of Orthopedic Surgeons Participate, Up 9%

    Around 18 percent of orthopedic surgeons are currently participating in accountable care organizations and another 10 percent plan to join one this year, according to the Medscape Orthopedist Compensation Report 2014. By Laura Dyrda -