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  1. AmSurg acquires Halifax Anesthesiology Associates

    Sheridan, AmSurg's physician services division, has acquired Halifax Anesthesiology Associates, based in Daytona Beach, Fla. By Carrie Pallardy -
  2. How much does it cost to build an outpatient surgery center?

    Opening and operating an outpatient surgery is a significant undertaking. Here are four statistics on what it cost to open a surgery center in 2013, according to RSMeans cost data. By Carrie Pallardy -
  3. 3 statistics on LASIK eye surgery prices

    Here are three statistics on the average price of LASIK eye surgery, according to an All About report. By Carrie Pallardy -

Successful approach to implementing EHR solutions

For tips on a successful approach to selecting and implementing the right solutions when considering an EHR, legislation updates, economic impact, and electronic record options are just a few of the items that should be considered.
  1. 10 statistics on U.S. health spending in 2009 vs. 2013

    How has healthcare spending changed from 2009 to 2013? Here are 10 statistics on where payment is coming from as a percentage of total national health expenditures, according to the Peterson-Kaiser Health System Tracker. By Carrie Pallardy -
  2. 7 things for ASC leaders to know for Thursday – April 2, 2015

    Here are seven news updates for ASC leaders for Thursday, April 2nd 2015  By Brandon Howard -
  3. 8 new outpatient surgical centers in March 2015

    Here are eight new outpatient surgical centers and projects that include ambulatory surgery center that was opened or announced last month. By Laura Dyrda -
  4. MIS approach for colectomy patients results in short-& long-term cost savings, study finds

    Patients who underwent minimally invasive colectomy procedures required fewer days of healthcare utilization and resulted in lower healthcare costs than those who underwent traditional open surgery, according to a study published in JAMA Surgery.  By Anuja Vaidya -

Maximizing out-of-network reimbursements

As providers survey the landscape today, there aren't many opportunities to improve profitability. You have little control over the rates in your managed care contracts, and no control over Medicare and Medicaid reimbursement rates. Out-of-network represents a last, great opportunity for many providers to improve profitability.
  1. 5 healthcare stocks that are hot right now

    Here are five healthcare provider stocks to consider buying, as they are improving their overall rating this week, according to an Investor Place report.  By Anuja Vaidya -
  2. Use of physician preference items vary affecting outcomes & costs: 3 things to know

    The use of physician preference items varies significantly, leading to waste and lost cost-savings, according to a study released by United Healthcare.  By Anuja Vaidya -
  3. What does the healthcare, regulatory & reimbursement landscape look like? 5 things to know

    Research and Markets have published the "CountryFocus: Healthcare, Regulatory and Reimbursement Landscape — US" report, which includes information on the healthcare, regulatory and reimbursement landscape in the United States as well as an overview of the pharmaceutical and medical device sectors. Here are five things to know from the report:  By Brandon Howard -
  4. Patients want to cost-compare with healthcare, but are they actually doing it? 5 key notes

    A new report from HealthMine shows that while most people think it's important to cost-compare before seeing providers, most don't actually do it, according to a Top Tech News report. By Laura Dyrda -
  1. Joint Commission releases health IT-focused sentinel event alert — 5 things to know

    The Joint Commission released a new Sentinel Event Alert focused on the safe use of health information technology. By Laura Dyrda -
  2. Olympus releases new scope reprocessing instructions, Valeant completes Salix acquisition & more – 5 GI/endoscopy company key notes

    Here are five recent news updates on gastroenterology and endoscopy companies. By Carrie Pallardy -
  3. Tenet to take out $2B loan to fund USPI joint venture, Aspen Healthcare acquisition

    Tenet Healthcare plans to take out a $2 billion loan to finance its joint venture with United Surgical Partners International and the acquisition of Aspen Healthcare, according to a Bloomberg Business report. By Carrie Pallardy -
  4. adds 4 ASCs, a national online marketplace for direct-pay healthcare, has added four new ambulatory surgery centers. By Carrie Pallardy -
  5. How to turn ASC staffing from a cost-center into a value center — 8 key steps

    Staffing is consistently among the biggest costs for ambulatory surgery centers. By Laura Dyrda -
  6. Healthcare services M&A: 10 key trends

    Merger and acquisition activity rose dramatically in 2013, with more of those deals generating a higher dollar value, according to a 2015 Health Care Services Acquisition Report. By Laura Dyrda -
  7. Did the ASC industry end the year with a bang or a bust? 50 things to know about 4Q, year-end financial results

    The ambulatory surgery center industry has experienced in an uptick in consolidation over the past year, but did the major players in the industry end 2014 on a financial high note? Here are 50 things to know about the fourth quarter and year-end financial results from eight key ASC companies. By Carrie Pallardy -
  8. The 10 best states for retirement

    Here are the 10 best states for retirement, according to Bankrate, an aggregator of financial rate information.  By Anuja Vaidya -
  9. Malnourished patients more likely than morbidly obese patients to face complications after orthopedic procedures, study finds

    Following total knee or hip replacement surgeries, malnourished patients are more likely to have complications than morbidly obese patients, according to new research presented at the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons Annual Meeting in Las Vegas, March 24 to March 28.  By Anuja Vaidya -