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  1. Jeff Blankinship Founds I Need a Surgery Price Transparency Platform: 5 Things to Know

    The market for healthcare price transparency is poised to grow 55 percent by 2016, according to a Healthcare Finance News report. The market is valued at $540 million and expected to reach $3.09 billion in just two years. By Carrie Pallardy -
  2. ACMC Announces New Surgery Center Administrator

    The Marshall, Minn.-based ACMC surgery center has announced the hiring of a new administrator, Andrew Mitlyng, RN. By Ellie Rizzo -
  3. 7 Things for ASC Leaders to Know for Monday

    Here are seven news updates for ambulatory surgery center leaders to know for May 12, 2014. By Carrie Pallardy -
  1. How Can Hospitals Engage Patients in a World of Mobile Technology?

    Dr. Richard Capps and Dr. Keith Griffin of Novant Health will lead a session on modern patient engagement at Becker's Hospital Review 5th Annual Meeting. The conference is less than a week away--register today! By Gina Sparacino -
  2. Gastroenterologists & Primary Care Physicians: How to Build Meaningful Relationships

    Two gastroenterologists discuss building relationships with primary care physicians to boost referrals and create a continuum of patient care. By Carrie Pallardy -
  3. 31 ASCs with 23-hour stays

    Here are 31 surgery centers that are able to offer 23-hour stays to patients who require extended time for recovery.  By Carrie Pallardy and Anuja Vaidya -
  4. June Conference Session: "The Biggest Challenges in Our ASCs"

    AmkaiSolutions' Craig Veach will join a panel of other thought leaders to discuss "The Biggest Challenges in Our ASCs" at Becker's 12th Annual Spine, Orthopedic and Pain Management-Driven ASC Conference + The Business of Spine. By Gina Sparacino -
  1. USPI 1Q Financial Results & Development Activity: 5 Key Points

    Here are five key takeaways from United Surgical Partners International's first quarter financial report. By Carrie Pallardy -
  2. Orthopedic Surgery Center of Orange County's Gabrielle White on Medical Tourism

    Medical tourism is a growing market in healthcare and some ambulatory surgery centers are taking advantage of these patients, according to an HIT Consultant report. By Laura Dyrda -
  3. Dr. Aron Sereny: ASC Industry Leader to Know

    Dr. Aron Sereny is the chief technical officer of AmkaiSolutions.  Read more about him and other influential ASC leaders here.  By Gina Sparacino -
  4. Florida Bill Proposing 3-Day ASC Stays Dies in House

    A bill that would have allowed ambulatory surgery centers to keep patients up to three days after their operations has failed to pass the Florida House, according to a report from the Tampa Bay Times. By Ellie Rizzo -
  1. 10-Step Endoscope Reprocessing Checklist

    The ASC Quality Collaboration offers an Endoscope Reprocessing Toolkit, which pulls policies and tips from several sources. Here are is a 10-step endoscopy reprocessing check list from Hospital Corporation of America. By Carrie Pallardy -
  2. ASGE Grants 30 Awards During DDW

    On May 4, the American Society for Gastrointestinal Endoscopy and the ASGE Institute hosted the ASGE Crystal Awards in conjunction with Digestive Disease Week. By Carrie Pallardy -
  3. 5 Things to Know About the New ICD-10 Implementation Date

    The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services proposed the new deadline for the switch to ICD-10 as Oct. 1, 2015. Here are five things to know about the new implementation date and the healthcare industry's response. By Carrie Pallardy -
  4. Outpatient Overload: How to Achieve ASC Success in Saturated Markets From ASCOA's Luke Lambert

    The ambulatory surgery center industry is no longer a young business. The rapid growth of centers has led to stiff competition, and hospital market control has only added to the struggle to succeed. Luke Lambert, CEO of Ambulatory Surgical Centers of America, discusses the ASC market saturation and shares strategies for success. By Carrie Pallardy -
  5. 5 Top ASC Documentation Issues Impacting Reimbursement & Their Solutions

    The ambulatory surgery center business office and clinical core are often considered separate spheres, but documentation gaps and errors can affect both.   By Carrie Pallardy -
  6. 5 Statistics on ASC Company Fee Rates

    According to the 2014 HealthCare Appraisers ASC Valuation Survey, the typical management fee ranges from 3 percent to 7 percent of the ambulatory surgery center's net revenue. By Laura Dyrda -
  7. Randy Oostra of ProMedica Health System to Present at Becker's Hospital Meeting

    Randy Oostra of ProMedica Health System will speak on "The Art of Helping People Embrace and Flourish in the Changing Healthcare Environment" at Becker's Hospital Review 5th Annual Meeting.  The event will be held next week--Don't miss your chance to register! By Gina Sparacino -
  8. 4 GI/Endoscopy Devices Receive FDA 510(k) Clearance in April

    Here are four gastroenterology/endoscopy devices that received FDA 510(k) clearance in April. By Carrie Pallardy -
  9. Oklahoma Rejects Bill to Add Ambulatory Surgery to State Health Plans

    A bill offering Oklahoma state employees coverage for surgeries at ambulatory surgery centers has died in the state's Senate Appropriations Committee, according to a report from KOKH-TV Oklahoma City. By Ellie Rizzo -