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  • 3 key thoughts on ASC physician recruitment

    At the Becker's 21st Annual Meeting in Chicago on Oct. 24, Regent Surgical Health leaders Michael McKevitt, senior vice president of business development, and Christine Henry Musa, vice president of business development, shared insight into ambulatory surgery center physician recruitment challenges and approaches. By Carrie Pallardy -
  • Key legal issues for ASCs: False Claims & non-competes

    At the Becker's ASC 21st Annual Meeting — The Business and Operations of ASCs, Oct. 23 to 25, in Chicago, Jeffrey C. Clark, JD, senior counsel and David J. Pivnick, JD, attorney at McGuireWoods, discussed trends in litigation arising from the False Claims as well as non-compete clauses.  By Anuja Vaidya -
  • ASC real estate: To sell or not to sell?

    At the Becker's ASC 21st Annual Meeting — The Business and Operations of ASCs, Oct. 23 to 25, in Chicago, Jon Vick, president, ASCs Inc.; and Jason Winokur, vice president, J. H. Winokur, discussed selling ambulatory surgery center and medical office building real estate.  By Anuja Vaidya -
  • 8 considerations & negotiation tips when selling an ASC

    At the Becker's ASC 21st Annual Meeting — The Business and Operations of ASCs, Oct. 23 to 25, in Chicago, Scott Becker, JD, CPA, chairman, McGuireWoods' healthcare department and publisher, Becker's Healthcare; and Amber McGraw Walsh, JD, partner, McGuireWoods, laid out tips for ambulatory surgery centers looking to sell and discussed negotiation strategies.  By Anuja Vaidya -
  • Drive ASC top-line revenues: 3 strategies

    At the Becker's ASC 21st Annual Meeting — The Business and Operations of ASCs, Oct. 23 to 25, in Chicago, Donald Kramer, MD, CEO and Patrick Yoder, director of sales at NorthStar Healthcare, discussed ways in which ambulatory surgery centers can drive top-line revenues.  By Anuja Vaidya -
  • Hospital C-suite changes, narrow networks & more: What are some of the biggest issues facing ASCs today?

    At the Becker's ASC 21st Annual Meeting — The Business and Operations of ASCs, Oct. 23 to 25, in Chicago, Michael J. Patterson, FACHE, president and CEO of Davenport, Iowa-based Mississippi Valley Health; Michael Pankey, RN, MBA, administrator of ASC of Spartenburg (S.C.); and Joseph G. Ollayos, CASC, administrator, Tri-Cities Surgery Center in Geneva, Ill.; discussed issues and challenges that ambulatory surgery centers are facing in the current healthcare environment.  By Anuja Vaidya -
  • 5 tips for building a de novo ASC

    At the Becker's ASC 21st Annual Meeting — The Business and Operations of ASCs, Oct. 23 to 25, in Chicago, Michael Redler, MD, founder of Fairfield, Conn.-based Orthopedic & Sports Medicine Center, offered tips for building a de novo surgery center.  By Anuja Vaidya -
  • Advancing high-acuity cases in ASCs: Perspectives from a surgeon & executive

    At the Becker's ASC 21st Annual Meeting — The Business and Operations of ASCs, Oct. 23 to 25, in Chicago, Robert S. Bray, MD, founding director and CEO, and Karen Reiter, RN, CNOR, RNFA, CASC, COO of Marina del Rey, Calif.-based DISC Sports & Spine Center, discussed bringing high-acuity procedures into ambulatory surgery centers from the surgeon's perspective as well as the COO’s perspective.  By Anuja Vaidya -
  • Data analytics & ASCs: 4 key observations

    At the Becker's ASC 21st Annual Meeting — The Business and Operations of ASCs, Oct. 23 to 25, in Chicago, Susan Cheek, CPA, CHCC, CASC, administrator at Dallas Endoscopy Center, IV Anesthesia Services; Melodie Garrobo, CASC, administrator of Golden (Colo.) Ridge Surgery Center; and Amit Jiwani, director of analytics at AmKaiSolutions, discussed ambulatory surgery centers leveraging data analytics and some of the challenges they are facing.  By Anuja Vaidya -
  • QI projects at ASCs: What do they look like today?

    At the Becker's ASC 21st Annual Meeting — The Business and Operations of ASCs, Oct. 23 to 25, in Chicago, Cindy Vincent, executive director of Surgery Center of Cary (N.C.); Tami Robinson, RN, BSN, MSN, CNOR, administrator and director of nursing, Unity Surgical Center in Lafayette, Ind.; and Vicki Edelman, RN, BSN, CASC, administrator of Blue Bell (Pa.) Surgery Center, discussed quality improvement projects at their ambulatory surgery center as well as the importance of tracking metrics.  By Anuja Vaidya -
  • A lean approach to perioperative supply management

    At the 21st Annual Becker's ASC Conference in Chicago on Oct. 24, Ned Turner, senior vice president of Perioperative Consulting Services at Medline Industries in Mundelein, Ill., discussed how the lean approach can be applied to perioperative supply management at ASCs.  By Shannon Barnet -
  • Building volumes, practice growth and recruiting physicians, cases

    At the 21st Annual Becker's ASC Conference in Chicago on Oct. 24, Jeff Peo, Chief Development Officer of the Ambulatory Surgical Centers of America in Hanover, Mass., shared four ways to build volume at your ASC.  By Shannon Barnet -
  • Key steps to improve profits in orthopedic-driven ASCs

    At the 21st Annual Becker's ASC Conference in Chicago on Oct. 23, Gregory P. DeConciliis, PA-C, CASC, administrator of Boston Out-Patient Surgical Suites in Waltham, Mass., shared the following five key steps to improving profits in orthopedic-driven ASCs.  By Shannon Barnet -
  • GRHealth opens Digestive Health Center in new location

    GRHealth opened its Digestive Health Center in a new location in Augusta, Ga., on Oct. 22, according to a News Channel 6 report. By Carrie Pallardy -
  • Terrifying, but true, tales from the ASC: The second, scarier, edition

    In the first installment of Terrifying, but True, Tales SourceMedical's Client Services team shared some frightful technology fails and scary human behavior. If those tales weren't scary enough, there are more!  By Laura Dyrda -
  • 29 statistics on best insurers by geographic region & reimbursement

    Here are 29 statistics on the best insurers by geographic region and by reimbursement rate, according to Medscape's Insurer Ratings Report 2014. By Carrie Pallardy -
  • ASC HIPAA compliance key thoughts & 6 core strategies

    Ambulatory surgery center owners and operators have always focused on HIPAA compliance, but there are new rules and more challenges ahead, according to panelists at the Becker’s 21st Annual Ambulatory Surgery Center Conference in Chicago on Oct. 23. By Laura Dyrda -
  • ASC marketing: Core concepts & strategies to drive patient volume

    Senior Director of E-Business at Laser Spine Institute Michael Patino discussed key trends in marketing ambulatory surgery centers to drive patient volume at the Becker’s 21st Annual Ambulatory Surgery Center Conference in Chicago on Oct. 24.  By Laura Dyrda -
  • Key thoughts on ASC/Hospital partnerships going forward

    More ambulatory surgery centers are affiliating with hospitals today, and the trend is just beginning according to a panel at the Becker’s 21st Annual Ambulatory Surgery Centers Conference in Chicago on Oct. 24. By Laura Dyrda -
  • Washington update: ASC issue outlook neutral to positive

    With midterm elections coming up, things probably won’t change, according to William Prentice and Nap Gary, CEO and past president at the Ambulatory Surgery Centers Association, respectively, who spoke in a panel at the Becker’s ASC 21st Annual Meeting - The Business and Operations of ASCs.  By Ellie Rizzo -

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