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  1. Solving a 100-year-old surgical quality problem with simple physics

    Minimally invasive surgery is typically a safer alternative to open surgery. Patients are in less pain, have a lower risk of infection and recover far more quickly than in traditional surgeries. However, there is one moment in laparoscopic surgery that is incredibly dangerous: incision. By Ellie Rizzo -
  2. 3 Conservative Ideas Trending in Healthcare Reform

    While the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act gets plenty of publicity for being part of a more liberal agenda, there are several features of the PPACA that have conservative underpinnings, mostly due to the idea that the Act supports privatization of some aspects of payer system. According to a Wall Street Journal blog post by Drew Altman, president and CEO of the Kaiser Family Foundation, the following three ideas in the PPACA are generally favored by those with more conservative philosophies. By Ellie Rizzo -
  3. 8 ASC Industry Gastroenterologist Leaders to Know

    Gastroenterology is one of the ambulatory surgery center's key specialties. Here are eight gastroenterologists, included in the Becker's ASC Review list 100 ASC Industry Physician Leaders to Know list, who hold leadership positions and have impacted the ASC industry. By Carrie Pallardy -
  1. 4 accreditation moves and appointments in 2014

    The following are four announcements of moves and appointments in accreditation organizations announced in 2014 so far. By Ellie Rizzo -
  2. Cataract Surgery May Slow Mental Decline in Elderly With Dementia

    A study presented at the Alzheimer's Association's annual meeting concludes cataract surgery slowed declines in memory and thinking in dementia patients, according to a report from the Philadelphia Inquirer.  By Ellie Rizzo -
  3. Orthopaedic Associates of Maryland ASC, Ellicott City ASC merge: 4 things to know

    Orthopaedic Associates of Maryland Surgery Center and Ellicott City Ambulatory Surgery Center have merged and will consolidate operations in Ellicott City, Md. Here are four insights into the transaction. By Carrie Pallardy -
  4. ASGE Receives Award for Institute for Training and Technology in Illinois

    The Downers Grove (Ill.) Economic Development Corporation has granted the American Society for Gastrointestinal Endoscopy its Cornerstone Award for the society's new Institute for Training and Technology. By Carrie Pallardy -
  1. Does Hot Snare Polypectomy Trump Cold Snare?

    Hot snare polypectomy outperforms cold snare polypectomy when it comes to removing flat or sessile intermediate-sized polyps, according to a recent study discussed in Gastroenterology & Endoscopy News. By Carrie Pallardy -
  2. Perfecting the ASC Business Model: Why Size Matters

    Much of the literature on the ambulatory surgery center industry focuses on the average ASC. However, ASCs vary widely in size and scope. If an ASC's business model is not one-size-fits all, how can physician owners tailor their approach to find the perfect fit?   By Carrie Pallardy -
  3. $590M AmSurg Stock Offering Proceeds, USPI Acquisition & More – 5 Recent Key Notes on ASC Companies

    Here are five recent news updates on ambulatory surgery center companies. By Carrie Pallardy -
  4. Mebane Park Surgery Center Names New Director

    Mebane (N.C.) Medical Park ASC is welcoming Dana Bryant, RN, as its new director. By Ellie Rizzo -
  1. Are you ready to be a Networking Pro at Becker's ASC 21st Annual Meeting?

    Pull out your business cards, practice your hand shake and get ready to meet administrators, doctors and hospital executives from all over the country! Don't miss the chance to grow your ASC or business!Register now for Becker's ASC 21st Annual Meeting: The Business and Operations of ASCs on October 23-25 in Chicago at the Swissotel.After you register, feel free to brush up on your networking skills by reading this article from Entreprenuer Magazine.  By Natalie Leoni -
  2. How Much Do Commercial Payer Rates Change Each Year?

    Here are six statistics on the typical annual change ambulatory surgery center companies observe in commercial payer rates, according to the HealthCare Appraisers 2014 ASC Valuation Survey. By Carrie Pallardy -
  3. Sansum Clinic to open Foothill Surgery Center, hires ASC leadership

    Sansum Clinic, based in Santa Barbara, Calif., has nearly completed construction of its Foothill Medical and Surgical Center, which will house an ambulatory surgery center, according to a NOOZHAWK report. By Carrie Pallardy -
  4. Northstar Healthcare reports $15.1M in Q2 revenue: 5 things to know

    Northstar Healthcare reported $15.1 million in estimated revenue for the second quarter of 2014. Here are five things to know about the company's second quarter financial results. By Carrie Pallardy -
  5. Is CRC Colonoscopy Cost-Effectiveness Sustainable?

    Colonoscopy is widely considered the gold standard for colorectal cancer screening, but is this model sustainable from a cost-effectiveness standpoint? By Carrie Pallardy -
  6. The Role of Informed Patient Choice in CRC Screening Adherence

    Can patient choice play a role in improving colorectal cancer screening rates? By Carrie Pallardy -
  7. 7 Things for ASC Leaders to Know for Monday

    Here are seven news updates for ambulatory surgery center leaders to know for July 14, 2014. By Carrie Pallardy -
  8. 58 Ambulatory Surgery Centers Opened or Announced in 2014

    Despite a challenging marketplace, hospitals and physicians have been actively opening and planning ambulatory surgery center this year. Here are 58 hospital ASC projects and physician-owned ASC projects opened or announced thus far this year. By Carrie Pallardy -
  9. USPI Acquires Majority Interest in Somerset Ambulatory Surgery Center

    In April, United Surgical Partners International acquired a 55 percent interest in Somerset Ambulatory Surgery Center in Somerville, N.J. By Carrie Pallardy -

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