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  1. ASC by the numbers: 13 statistics

    Here are 13 statistics on ambulatory surgery centers in the United States.  By Anuja Vaidya -
  2. Breaking boundaries: 2 international partnerships in the ASC industry

    Here are two international partnerships within the ambulatory surgery center industry.  By Anuja Vaidya -
  3. 4 thoughts on GI innovation from Phil Doyle of Olympus

    Innovation in medicine is consistently sought, incessantly talked about and essential to driving the field forward. Each physician specialty has its own unique pathway to advancement. Phil Doyle, director of marketing – gastroenterology with Olympus America's Medical Systems Group, shares four thoughts on the state of innovation in GI.  By Carrie Pallardy -

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/endoscopy company stock report – Jan. 30, 2015

    Here is a stock report on five publicly traded GI/endoscopy companies for Jan. 26 to Jan. 30.  By Carrie Pallardy -
  2. 6 gastroenterologists in the news

    Here are six gastroenterologists who made headlines with leadership moves and honorable recognitions within the past week.  By Carrie Pallardy -
  3. Is 2015 the year of the GI practice merger?

    Consolidation in medicine is an extensive trend. Will gastroenterology practices be swept along with the tide of physician groups seeking strength in numbers? Two practicing GI physicians weigh in on whether or not mergers will be a big trend in the field this year.  By Carrie Pallardy -
  4. New Mexico Laser Eye Center to open this spring

    New Mexico Laser Eye Center will open in Clovis in the spring of this year, according to a Clovis News Journal report. By Carrie Pallardy -

Decoding managed care contracting

When was the last time you looked at your contracts? Really REALLY looked at your contracts?
  1. 5 ways you can reduce outpatient coding denials

    Almost 30 percent of hospitals say they are denied for outpatient coding errors, writes Bonnie Cassidy, senior director of HIM innovation for Nuance, for HIT Consultant, and that sort of lack of efficiency can wreak havoc on a company's financial plan.  By Nick Gaudio -
  2. Medical errors still a leading cause of death in America — 5 things to know

    Medical errors rank third among the leading causes of death in the United States, according to some studies cited in a recent Vox article.  By Laura Dyrda -
  3. Western Connecticut Orthopedic Surgical Center offers partial knee replacement

    Danbury (Conn.) Orthopedics recently opened the Western Connecticut Orthopedic Surgical Center in Danbury. Now, the center has now begun to offer partial knee replacements, according to a Wilton's Hamlet Hub report. By Carrie Pallardy -
  4. ASC stock report: 5 key company updates — Jan. 29

    Here are the stock reports from five ambulatory surgery center companies for Jan. 22, 2015, including whether the numbers are up or down from last week. By Laura Dyrda -
  1. Where is healthcare the cheapest? 5 cities

    Where is healthcare the most affordable? By Laura Dyrda -
  2. CMS plans to change meaningful use — AMA says that's a good thing

    The American Medical Association supports the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid's plan to modify the meaningful use program. By Laura Dyrda -
  3. 8 gastroenterologist inventors

    Gastroenterologists, like all physicians, are focused on patient care in their specialty, from inflammatory bowel disease and Barrett's esophagus to colorectal cancer screening and liver disease. Here are eight gastroenterologists who have invented devices and treatments applicable to their field of care. By Carrie Pallardy -
  4. Suit: Surgeon took selfie in Joan Rivers' operating room

    Earlier this week, comedienne Joan Rivers' daughter Melissa Rivers filed a lawsuit against Yorkville Endoscopy, claiming the center was responsible for the death of her mother at the clinic last year.  By Nick Gaudio -
  5. 7 things for ASC leaders to know for Thursday

    Here are seven news updates for ambulatory surgery center industry leaders to know for Jan. 29, 2015.  By Carrie Pallardy -
  6. $5B in medical office buildings sold in 2014 — And investors are ready for more

    Healthcare real estate has been outperforming nearly all other sectors of commercial real estate since the recession began, and investors are interested, according to a report in the Wall Street Journal. By Laura Dyrda -
  7. Exceptional ASC nurse leaders: Key advice for finding & keeping them

    There are a number of cogs in the wheel that keep an ambulatory surgery center on the path to operational and financial success. One of the most essential, if at times, undervalued cogs is the nurse leader.  By Anuja Vaidya -
  8. Eastern Niagara hopes new surgery center will boost

    Officials with Eastern Niagara Hospital say a new ambulatory surgery center in Lockport, N.Y., will be ready to swing wide its doors by the end of the first quarter, reports Buffalo Business First, after a longer wait than expected.  By Nick Gaudio -
  9. AAPC survey: Most ready for ICD-10, think testing successful

    More than 2,000 people responded to a recent survey conducted by the AAPC regarding CMS' ICD-10 readiness testing. The vast majority — 84 percent — said they'd describe it as a success, reports ICD-10 Monitor.  By Nick Gaudio -


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