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  1. How Can Gastroenterologists Take Part in Population Health Initiatives?

    Along with the rise of accountable care organizations and value-based care, population health has become an important concept. Two gastroenterologists weigh in on how GI physicians can take part in managing overall community health. By Carrie Pallardy -
  2. 4 Questions Leaders Should Ask About IT

    Because IT is so vital for business success in the modern world, the last thing executives, leaders and administrators should do is ignore it. However, dealing with IT issues can be overwhelming, to say the least. Here are four questions leaders should ask about IT planning at their organizations, as detailed in a Wall Street Journal article from MIT Sloan Center for Information Systems Research's Director Jeanne Ross and Chairman Peter Weill. By Ellie Rizzo -
  3. 8 Statistics on Ophthalmologists Taking Medicare Patients

    The Medscape Ophthalmologist Compensation Report 2014 shows a majority of ophthalmologists will continue taking new and current Medicare and Medicaid patients. By Laura Dyrda -
  1. 7 Medicare 2015 Proposed Payment Changes Affecting GI

    Last week, the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services released the CY 2015 Hospital Outpatient Prospective Payment System and Ambulatory Surgery Center Proposed Rule, as well as the CY 2015 Physician Fee Schedule Proposed Rule. Here are seven elements of the proposed rules that could affect gastroenterologists, according to the American Gastroenterological Association. By Carrie Pallardy -
  2. Market Warfare: 4 ASC Projects Contested in 2014

    Bringing an ambulatory surgery center from concept to reality is no simple matter in markets brimming with providers clamoring to claim the lion's share. Here are the stories of four certificate of need state ASC projects that come under the fire of local competition. By Carrie Pallardy -
  3. Patient Access to Online Medical Records: 5 Advantages for ASCs

    Patients are becoming more involved in their healthcare, and this trend could lead to better healthcare outcomes in the future. By Laura Dyrda -
  4. 3 Market Share Lessons From Crumbs Bake Shop's Demise

    What do cupcakes and ASCs have in common? Not much, unless you consider the problem of market share capture; then there is plenty to discuss. Here are three things Crumbs Bake Shop's untimely "death" teaches ASCs about staking out a market share — and keeping it. By Ellie Rizzo -
  1. ASCA Successful in Pro-ASC Negotiations With CMS Over Proposed Payments

    CMS' 2015 proposed payment schedule for ambulatory surgery centers includes several points successfully negotiated by ASCA and the ASC community, according to an ASCA newsletter. By Ellie Rizzo -
  2. Southwestern Eye Center: Using Airplanes to Save Treatment Time

    For physicians responsible for providing care in remote locations, travel can take up a lot of time. At the Phoenix-based Southwestern Eye Center, private airplanes make trips much more efficient, according to a report from Fox News 10. By Ellie Rizzo -
  3. 6 Must-Reads for ASC Physicians Planning to Take on a Joint Venture Partner

    Entering a joint venture is a significant decision that impacts an entire ambulatory surgery center's future. Here are six articles for ASC physicians to read in preparation for a new joint venture partner or partners. By Carrie Pallardy -
  4. 8 Things to Know About Gastroenterologist Employment

    The American Gastroenterological Association and HEALTHeCAREERs have partnered to create the 2014 Gastroenterology Employment Fact Sheet. Here are eight things to know about demand for GI specialties and gastroenterologist salary. By Carrie Pallardy -
  1. Save Our Veterans Program: Oregon Outpatient Surgery Center's Mission to Give Back

    Jesseye Arrambide, administrator of Oregon Outpatient Surgery Center in Tigard and president of the Oregon Ambulatory Surgery Center Association, has been fielding calls from California, Florida and all over the country since her center launched its Save Our Veterans Program. The question she has been asked: "How did you do it?" By Carrie Pallardy -
  2. ASGE President Dr. Colleen Schmitt: Developing Tomorrow's GI Leadership

    Colleen M. Schmitt, MD, MHS, FASGE, has been named the 2014 to 2015 president of the American Society for Gastrointestinal Endoscopy. Dr. Schmitt describes her goals, new ASGE initiatives and offers insight on the future of GI. By Carrie Pallardy -
  3. 7 Things for ASC Leaders to Know for Thursday

    Here are seven news updates for ambulatory surgery center industry leaders to know for July 10, 2014. By Carrie Pallardy -
  4. 4 Recent ASC Industry Leadership Moves & Honors

    Here are four ambulatory surgery center industry leaders who have taken on new leadership roles. By Carrie Pallardy -
  5. 7 Things to Know About the CASC Credential

    Here are seven things to know about the Certified Administrator Surgery Center credential. By Kay Tucker, Director of Communications, Ambulatory Surgery Center Association -
  6. 4 GI Practices Making Headlines

    Here are four gastroenterology practices that made headlines within the past two weeks. By Carrie Pallardy -
  7. ACG, AGA, ASGE Respond to CMS Move Towards Medicare Rate Transparency: 4 Insights

    On July 3, the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services announced plans to review and revise physician reimbursement rate setting under the Medicare Part B program. The three GI societies have been strong advocates of improved transparency. Here are four insights on the proposed rule and the societies' reaction. By Carrie Pallardy -
  8. Transitioning From GI Office-Based Practice to ASC: 4 Blunders to Avoid

    The office-based physician practice environment continues to grow more challenging. A number of gastroenterologists have seized the opportunity to transform an office practice into an ambulatory surgery center. While the switch can be appealing — opening a business driven solely by the bread and butter procedures of GI — it is not a simple one. By Carrie Pallardy -
  9. GI Associates & Endoscopy Center to Consolidate Mississippi Locations

    GI Associates and Endoscopy Center is consolidating its Flowood, Miss., and Jackson, Miss., locations into a new facility in Flowood, according to a Mississippi Business Journal report. By Carrie Pallardy -