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  1. Should you sell your ASC? 17 questions to ask

    This article briefly outlines 17 questions to ask that should help drive the decision as to whether to sell your ASC and how well it will do in a sale process. By Scott Becker, JD, CPA -
  2. PENTAX Medical launches new HD endoscopes: 4 things to know

    PENTAX Medical has launched its i10 Series HD+ Endoscopes in the United States and Canada. By Carrie Pallardy -
  3. Preliminary HCA Q3 results, Tenet stock report & more – 5 recent ASC company key notes

    Here are five recent news updates on ambulatory surgery center companies. By Carrie Pallardy -

Improve business office functions 

Are you leaving money on the table? Revenue cycle management is key to optimizing ASC profits, and we reveal common areas where ASCs fall short and explores solutions in "7 Steps to Improve Business Office Functions & Increase Cash Generation."
  1. Sunshine Act database gets an overhaul

    After two weeks of difficulty navigating the Open Payments website, CMS has issued a beta search tool for the database, according to a report from the Wall Street Journal. By Ellie Rizzo -
  2. CMS may drop Yorkville Endoscopy from accreditation

    Federal investigation of Yorkville Endoscopy in New York found four deficiencies that mean the surgery center is in danger of losing its CMS accreditation, according to a report from the New York Daily News. By Ellie Rizzo -
  3. 10 statistics on active ASC physician owners

    A cornerstone of ambulatory surgery center strategy is recruiting physician owners. Here are 10 statistics on the number of active physician owners ASC companies prefer to see, according to the HealthCare Appraisers 2014 ASC Valuation Survey. By Carrie Pallardy -
  4. 7 things for ASC leaders to know for Monday

    Here are seven news updates for ambulatory surgery center leaders to know for Oct. 20, 2014. By Carrie Pallardy -

The future of orthopedics

With the disruptive changes in healthcare driving increased overhead, decreased reimbursement, and added financial risks, it is easy to quickly become overwhelmed at a high-level, needless to say within the specifics of a unique service-line’s needs.
  1. Dr. Stephen Hanauer elected ACG president: 5 things to know

    Stephen Hanauer, MD, FACG, has been elected the 2014 to 2015 president of the American College of Gastroenterology. Here are five things to know about Dr. Hanauer. By Carrie Pallardy -
  2. ICD-9 has no code for Ebola

    ICD-10 would have supplied the healthcare system with a specific code for tracking Ebola, according to a FierceHealthIT report. By Carrie Pallardy -
  3. Patient safety and the ASC: What the industry learned this year

    This year, following the passage of the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act, there has been plenty of focus on the safety of the ambulatory setting. There have been several developments in ASC safety this year, whether they have confirmed what is already known or shed light on persistent questions surrounding safety in healthcare. Here are some of the highlights from the year in safety. By Ellie Rizzo -
  4. ASC emergencies: These centers weren't expecting disaster, but overcame it with flying colors

    Here are three ambulatory surgery centers that effectively and efficiently handled emergency situations.  By Carrie Pallardy and Anuja Vaidya -
  1. 5 gastroenterologists making the news

    Here are five gastroenterologists who made headlines within the past week. By Carrie Pallardy -
  2. Official report: Joan Rivers dies from 'surgical complications'

    Comedienne Joan Rivers "death resulted from a predictable complication of medical therapy," according to a report from the New York medical examiner. By Ellie Rizzo -
  3. 3 must-reads on the top ASC specialties

    What are the key things to know about the three top specialties in ASCs? Here are three articles with the essentials of orthopedics, ophthalmology and gastroenterology on Becker's ASC Review. By Ellie Rizzo -
  4. ASCs & Ebola: What you need to know

    What do surgery centers need to know about preparing for Ebola? The following are tools and tips for readying your ASC to deal with the infectious disease. By Ellie Rizzo -
  5. Car collides into New Mexico Surgery Center building

    A car crashed into the Southern New Mexico Surgery Center during the afternoon on Wednesday, according to a report from Alamogordo News. By Ellie Rizzo -
  6. Regent Surgical Health launches RCM service: 5 things to know

    Ambulatory surgery center management and development company Regent Surgical Health has officially launched a revenue cycle management service. Here are five things to know about the new service. By Carrie Pallardy -
  7. 5 ASC coding & billing changes to anticipate in 2015

    The beginning of a new year in the ambulatory surgery center industry is rapidly approaching. Along with a new year, comes a series of changes impacting ASC workflow and reimbursement. Three industry experts outline five of the biggest coding and billing changes to anticipate for 2015. By Carrie Pallardy -
  8. Regent Surgical Health's Thought Leaders to speak at Becker's ASC 21st Annual Meeting

    Regent Surgical Health's leadership team will be speaking at the Becker's ASC 21st Annual Meeting on October 23-25 in Chicago. By Natalie Leoni -
  9. 3 tips for orthopedics coding & billing

    Here are three tips for coding and billing common orthopedic procedures. By Carrie Pallardy -


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