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  1. ASC M&A activity: Trends for 2015 from HealthCare Appraisers

    The ambulatory surgery center industry continued significant levels of acquisition activity in 2014, and acquisition activity is expected to remain high for 2015, according to the HealthCare Appraisers "2015 ASC Valuation Survey." By Staff -
  2. 10 notes on U.S. drug shortages

    Drug shortages are a rising healthcare issue facing the country, according to The Wall Street Journal.  By Brandon Howard -
  3. 5 most-read GI/endoscopy stories – May 25 to May 29

    Here are the five most popular GI/endoscopy stories on Becker's ASC Review for the week of May 25 to May 29. 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. 7 things for ASC leaders to know for Monday — June 1, 2015

    Here are seven news updates for ambulatory surgery center leaders to know for June 1, 2015. By Brandon Howard -
  2. 13 GI physicians making headlines – May 26, 2015

    Here are 13 gastroenterologists and colorectal surgeons who were featured in the news within the past week.  By Anuja Vaidya -
  3. DDW highlights: 3 GI physicians on what excited them most

    Three gastroenterologists share the most exciting things they learned or experienced at Digestive Disease Week this year. By Carrie Pallardy -
  4. Pre-surgery MRSA decontamination drives down SSI rate in elective orthopedic procedures — 5 key notes

    Preoperative methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus decontamination decreased the surgical site infection rate significantly among patients undergoing elective orthopedic surgery with hardware implantation, according to a recent study published in JAMA Surgery.  By Anuja Vaidya -

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. Ellis Hospital is crowdfunding its new surgery center: 4 insights

    Ellis Hospital in Schenectady, N.Y., is crowdfunding its new surgery center, according to a timesunion report. Here are four things to know about the project. By Carrie Pallardy -
  2. Dr. Daniel Lieberman now sees patients at Phoenix Spine Surgery Center in Goodyear — 5 key notes

    Daniel Lieberman, MD, is accepting patients for outpatient surgery at Phoenix Spine Surgery Center.  By Laura Dyrda -
  3. AmSurg, SCA, HCA & more: 5 key ASC company stock reports — May 28, 2015

    Here are the stock reports from five ambulatory surgery center companies for May 21, 2015 and how they compare to their numbers a week ago on May 21. By Laura Dyrda -
  4. 4 recent ASC industry leadership moves & honors – May 28, 2015

    Here are four ambulatory surgery center industry leaders who have recently taken on new roles or received industry honors. By Carrie Pallardy -
  1. Nap Gary's impact on the ASC industry — His legacy from those he influenced

    Earlier this month, President and COO of Regent Surgical Health Nap Gary passed away. He was the immediate past president of the board of directors of the Ambulatory Surgery Center Association and the Ambulatory Surgery Foundation.  By Laura Dyrda -
  2. 5 worst states in which to practice

    Here are the five worst states in which to practice, according to Medscape's Best and Worst Places to Practice 2015 report.  By Anuja Vaidya -
  3. HCA defeats opponents: 5 things to know about TriStar Southern Hills Medical Center's $17M surgery center project

    Despite several dissenters and a denial from the Tennessee Health Services and Development Agency, Hospital Corporation of America's TriStar Southern Hills Medical Center will be moving forward with a surgery center project, according to a Nashville Business Journal report. Here are five things to know about the project. By Carrie Pallardy -
  4. Baseball hall of famer Tommy Lasorda to headline LA's $10M ASC groundbreaking: 3 key points

    Tommy Lasorda, a former Los Angeles Dodgers player, will headline the groundbreaking of the Orthopaedic Institute for Children Ambulatory Surgery Center in Los Angeles. Here are three things to know. By Carrie Pallardy -
  5. 7 statistics on healthcare consumer payment trends

    As more financial responsibility shifts to the patient, what consumers think about healthcare payments become more important. Here are seven statistics on consumer payment trends, according to InstaMed's Trends in Healthcare Payments Fifth Annual Report: 2014. By Carrie Pallardy -
  6. 7 things for ASC leaders to know for Thursday — May 28, 2015

    Here are seven news updates for ambulatory surgery center leaders to know for May 28, 2015.  By Brandon Howard -
  7. 4 recent orthopedics-driven ASC plans & openings

    Here are four orthopedics-driven ambulatory surgery centers that have recently been opened or announced. By Carrie Pallardy -
  8. 10 best states in which to practice

    Here are the 10 best states in which to practice, according to Medscape's Best and Worst Places to Practice 2015 report.  By Anuja Vaidya -
  9. The biggest opportunities for foot surgeons this year

    Four foot and ankle surgeons discuss the biggest challenges and opportunities for foot and ankle surgeons to successfully treat patients over the next year.  By Laura Dyrda -


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