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  1. A new outpatient surgery facility in Connecticut? Not if Stamford Hospital has its way — 5 things to know

    The zoning board in Stamford, Conn., reviewed plans for a new outpatient facility and surgery center that were previously denied, according to a Stamford Advocate report. By Laura Dyrda -
  2. Connecticut Eye Surgery Center South gets accreditation

    The Connecticut Eye Surgery Center South achieved accreditation. By Laura Dyrda -
  3. Regent Surgical Health promotes Matt Lau to CFO

    Regent Surgical Health promoted Matt Lau to Chief Financial Officer. By Laura Dyrda -

Patient payment processes, challenges

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  1. Dr. Gregory Benson becomes Akron Children's outpatient surgery center medical director

    Akron (Ohio) Children's Hospital named Gregory Benson, MD, medical director of its new outpatient surgical center, according to a Hudson Hub Times report.  By Anuja Vaidya -
  2. Global endoscopy market to reach $47B by 2020: 8 key trends

    The global endoscopy market is expected to reach approximately $47 billion by 2020, according to a report by IQ4I Research & Consultancy.  By Anuja Vaidya -
  3. GI Dynamics names Michael Dale president & CEO

    GI Dynamics appointed Michael D. Dale president, CEO and member of the board of directors.  By Anuja Vaidya -
  4. Anesthesiologist involved in Joan Rivers' fatal procedure identified

    Renuka Reddy Bankulla, MD, has been identified as the anesthesiologist involved in the elective procedure at New York-based Yorkville Endoscopy that lead to comedian Joan Rivers' death last year, according to a New York Post report.  By Anuja Vaidya -

Reimbursement: Pay attention to your charge master

Surgery centers commonly underestimate the importance of routinely assessing their charge master and ensuring charge levels are appropriate for the services being provided relative to cost, payor allowed amounts, and implant reimbursement methodologies.
  1. Dr. Timothy Lang removes T-Bird part from patient after 50 years at City Place Surgery Center

    City Place Surgery Center in St. Louis hosted an unusual procedure recently to remove a foreign object that had been lodged in a patient for more than 50 years, according to a St. Louis Today report.  By Laura Dyrda -
  2. 8 financial issues for total joint replacements in ASCs

    From proper patient selection to performing the procedure with absolute precision, the clinical aspects of outpatient total joints are essential. But, ambulatory surgery center leaders who desire these higher acuity cases also need to crunch the numbers: What will it cost to bring total joints to the center and does it make financial sense?  By Carrie Pallardy -
  3. Diagnostic Endoscopy Center's Dr. Stuart Waldstreicher honored

    The Stamford Hospital recognized AmSurg Partner and Medical Director at Diagnostic Endoscopy Center Stuart Waldstreicher, MD, as the "Physician of the Quarter." By Laura Dyrda -
  4. Joint Commission campaign focuses on medical imaging risks — 5 key concepts

    The Joint Commission launched a new public service campaign for providers focused on the benefits and risks for medical imaging tests. By Laura Dyrda -
  1. Healthcare stocks no longer lead — but for how long? 6 things to know

    Are healthcare stock still a good bet? By Laura Dyrda -
  2. Vision-Sciences-Uroplasty merger, Gilead's Sovaldi & more – 7 GI company key notes

    Here are seven recent news updates on gastroenterology and endoscopy companies.  By Anuja Vaidya -
  3. 16 ASCs focusing on sports medicine

    Here are 16 ambulatory surgery centers that focus on sports medicine services in addition to general orthopedics.  By Anuja Vaidya -
  4. USPI, SCA, AmSurg & more — 5 ASC company key notes

    Here are five ambulatory surgery center company key note updates. By Laura Dyrda -
  5. Healthcare industry earnings up 1.7% amid shortage — 5 things to know

    Healthcare industry earnings have increased slightly over the past several months as the industry creeps closer to personnel and physician shortages, according to a Market Realist report. By Laura Dyrda -
  6. AAAHC accredits 3 AmSurg centers

    Three AmSurg-affiliated surgery centers and endoscopy centers received accreditation from the Accreditation Association for Ambulatory Health Care recently. By Laura Dyrda -
  7. Emerged from wreckage: Joplin, Mo.'s Via Christi Surgery Center completes $20M project

    Although it happened three years ago, the devastating tornado that tore through Joplin, Mo., in May 2011 continues to have a lasting impact on the community. However, many healthcare facilities are on the other side of the damage now, including Via Christi Surgery Center. By Laura Dyrda -
  8. Sioux City Journal's Newsmaker of the Year? Siouxland Surgery Center's Matthew Ung

    Siouxland Surgery Center healthcare administration professional employee Matthew Ung was named Newsmaker of the Year for 2014 by the Sioux City Journal after running a successful campaign to serve in public office. By Laura Dyrda -
  9. Is sending removed polyps for pathological examination still necessary? 5 things to know

    A Mayo Clinic Jacksonville-based study could be the basis of new colonoscopy guideline updates for experienced gastroenterologists, according to a report from The Florida Times-Union. By Laura Dyrda -


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