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  1. 5 out-of-the-box ideas for ASCs to collaborate with hospitals (but stay independent)

    A lot of ambulatory surgery centers pay lip service to developing cordial relationships with hospitals and physician groups in their local area, but few actually pursue them in a way that makes a difference. Gramercy Surgery Center in New York is one that does. By Laura Dyrda -
  2. New spine codes offer numerous benefits for physicians, ASCs

    In October 2014, the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services added 9 new spine and neck codes to its list of reimbursable procedures that can now be performed at ambulatory surgery centers. By By Andrea Woodell, Director of Managed Care, Regent Surgical Health -
  3. 3 rural ASCs to know

    Here are three ambulatory surgery centers in rural areas.  By Carrie Pallardy and Anuja Vaidya -

Sustaining a predictable referral pipeline 

Today’s healthcare market is tough. Reimbursements are getting squeezed, your facility is counting on doctors bringing their patients to your facility and not others and most facilities are needing to generate more procedures.
  1. GI physicians looking for new practice revenue avenues: 10 statistics

    Here are 10 statistics on new strategies that gastroenterologists are considering to keep their practices successful, from the Medscape Gastroenterologist Compensation Report 2014.  By Anuja Vaidya -
  2. IVFs : New growth market for ASC operators

    The growth in new ambulatory surgery centers has leveled off the past few years, and healthcare attorneys, investors and executives are seeking new business opportunities. The rapidly growing industry of In Vitro Fertilization (IVF) laboratories closely resembles the growth and financial returns generated by ASC industry in the early 1990s. By Kyle Tormoehlen, ASA, MBA, co-owner, Healthcare Transaction Advisors -
  3. 4 gastroenterologists on Medicare's plan to leave behind fee-for-service reimbursement

    Approximately 50 percent of Medicare payments are expected to be delivered through alternative models by 2018. How will the move away from fee-for-service reimbursement affect GI practices?  By Carrie Pallardy -
  4. Elite Surgical Center opens in California

    Anesthesiologist Nosrat Khajavi, DO, has opened the Elite Surgical Center in Fremont, Calif. By Carrie Pallardy -

Decoding managed care contracting

When was the last time you looked at your contracts? Really REALLY looked at your contracts?
  1. NorthPointe redoubles ASC project efforts after CON denial

    NorthPointe Health & Wellness Campus in Roscoe, Ill., a part of Beloit Health System, failed to receive a certificate of need for a $1.4 million freestanding emergency care center, but the provider is now proposing a $16.3 million ambulatory surgery center project, according to an report. By Carrie Pallardy -
  2. GI/endoscopy company stock report – Feb. 6, 2015

    Here is a stock report on five publicly traded GI/endoscopy companies for Feb. 2 to Feb. 6.  By Carrie Pallardy -
  3. Exact Sciences, Mayo Clinic extend & expand colorectal cancer screening collaboration

    Exact Sciences and Mayo Clinic, based in Rochester, Minn., have announced a five-year extension and expansion of their collaboration. By Carrie Pallardy -
  4. 30 statistics on average commercial reimbursement by specialty in 2014

    How much did commercial payers reimburse for patient visits in 2014? Here are 30 statistics on average reimbursement broken down by specialty and diagnostic code, according to the 2014 Fee Schedule Survey Results from Physicians Practice. By Carrie Pallardy -
  1. 6 gastroenterologists serving as CMOs

    Here are six gastroenterologists who serve as chief medical officers of various organizations in addition to their practice. By Carrie Pallardy -
  2. Healthcare supply chains of the future — 8 key trends

    Here are eight predictions on healthcare supply chain's future based on a report from HIT Consultant. By Laura Dyrda -
  3. ASC stock report: 5 key company updates — Feb. 5

    Here are the stock reports from five ambulatory surgery center companies for Feb. 5, 2015, including whether the numbers are up or down from last week. By Laura Dyrda -
  4. VA surgery center opening in Green Bay delayed

    The Department of Veterans Affairs opened the Milo C. Huempfner outpatient facility in Green Bay, Wis., in 2013, but the surgery center housed in the clinic has yet to open, according to a Fox 11 Investigates report. By Carrie Pallardy -
  5. University of Minnesota to build M Health Clinics & Surgery Center

    The University of Minnesota, based in Minneapolis and St. Paul, will own a 2.29-acre block of land by September, according to a Minnesota Daily report. By Carrie Pallardy -
  6. What are the most common specialties? Urban vs. rural ASCs

    Urban and rural healthcare providers occupy very different markets. How does this affect the services offered?  By Carrie Pallardy -
  7. Laser Spine Institute opens Cincinnati surgery center: 5 things to know

    Laser Spine Institute continues its expansion into the Midwest with a new surgery center in Cincinnati. Here are five things to know about the new ASC and its parent company. By Carrie Pallardy -
  8. 7 things for ASC leaders to know for Thursday

    Here are seven news updates for ambulatory surgery center leaders to know for Feb. 5, 2015.  By Carrie Pallardy -
  9. 4 recent ASC industry leadership moves

    Here are four ambulatory surgery center industry leaders who recently took on new roles.  By Carrie Pallardy -


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