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  1. 15 things to know about orthopedics for ASCs

    Orthopedics, along with ophthalmology and gastroenterology, is one of the top three ASC specialties. Here are 15 things to know.    By Anuja Vaidya -
  2. 10 San Antonio ASCs to know

    San Antonio is synonymous with the five-time NBA championship-winning Spurs, the historic Alamo and the San Antonio Missions National Historical Park. It is also home to a number of healthcare organizations, large and small, including several high-quality ASCs.  By Carrie Pallardy and Anuja Vaidya -
  3. 6 GI physicians in the news – Sept. 4, 2015

    Here are six gastroenterologists who made headlines within the past week or so.  By Anuja Vaidya -

Sustaining a predictable referral pipeline 

Today’s healthcare market is tough. Reimbursements are getting squeezed, your facility is counting on doctors bringing their patients to your facility and not others and most facilities are needing to generate more procedures.
  1. Kissing Camels Surgery Center antitrust lawsuit against Centura Health to go to trial: 6 things to know

    The Colorado Springs, Colo.-based Kissing Camels Surgery Center's antitrust case against Centura Health, based in Englewood, Colo., will proceed to trial, according to The National Law Review.  By Carrie Pallardy -
  2. Texas ASC Society founder moves on to establish Hawaii ASC Association

    Healthcare consultant Woodrow Moore played a key role in establishing the Hawaii ASC Association, according to a Pacific Business News report. By Carrie Pallardy -
  3. Will capping drug prices drive down healthcare costs? — 5 key points

    Many states are considering laws that would allow officials to impose limits on the prices of various medications. However, some experts argue capping drug costs will not lower healthcare costs, according to  By Mary Rechtoris -
  4. The ASC industry won't be the same: 2 significant changes slowly gaining momentum

    What is the biggest change on the horizon for ASCs? How can ASC owners and operators overcome the challenges and prepare for the future? By Laura Dyrda -

Decoding managed care contracting

When was the last time you looked at your contracts? Really REALLY looked at your contracts?
  1. Age, location affects outpatient orthopedic patient satisfaction: 5 insights

    Patient factors such as age and geographic location can affect satisfaction of outpatient orthopedic patients, according to a study published in The Journal of Bone & Joint Surgery.  By Anuja Vaidya -
  2. Top 5 reasons why physicians want to change workplaces

    More than a third of physicians (39.3 percent) wish that they could change their workplace, according to Physicians Practice's 2015 Great American Physician Survey.  By Anuja Vaidya -
  3. North America dominating global disposable gloves market: 7 key points

    The global disposable gloves market will continue to grow, according to a report by P&S Market Research.  By Megan Wood -
  4. Borland-Groover Clinic to drop Blue Cross & Blue Shield contract due to proposed 50% reimbursement cut: 5 things to know

    Borland-Groover Clinic, a gastroenterology provider in Palm Coast, Fla., plans to no longer be a participating provider with Blue Cross and Blue Shield, according to a Jacksonville Business Journal.  By Carrie Pallardy -
  1. 7 things for ASC leaders to know for Thursday — Sept. 3, 2015

    Here are seven updates:  By Mary Rechtoris -
  2. 8 things to know about self-insured employers

    More companies, big and small, are becoming self-insured employers. Here are eight things for ambulatory surgery center owners and operators to know about the landscape. By Laura Dyrda -
  3. Uninsured rate falls below 10%, CDC reports — 5 things to know

    The Affordable Care Act is reducing the number of people without health insurance, with the uninsured rate dropping below 10 percent, according to CNBC.  By Mary Rechtoris -
  4. 5 things to know about the global antiviral therapeutics technologies report 2015-2024

    Research and Markets released Jain PharmaBiotech's new report, "Antiviral Therapeutics — Technologies, Markets and Companies."  By Megan Wood -
  5. Physicians still smiling through healthcare changes: 6 key points

    Physicians report they are still happy in light of healthcare changes, according to Physicians Practice's 2015 Great American Physician survey. Kareo sponsored the survey.  By Megan Wood -
  6. Exact Sciences' shares rise 6.8% following CMS reimbursement decision, Modernizing Medicine closes gMed acquisition & more – 4 GI/endoscopy company key notes

    Here are four recent news updates on gastroenterology and endoscopy companies. By Carrie Pallardy -
  7. ASC single specialty vs. multispecialty — Which is best?

    Play it safe or play the field? Outpatient surgery centers continue to gain popularity as less expensive and faster options for surgeries. But within the ASC industry, is it safer to invest in a single specialty or multispecialty surgery center in order to achieve profitability?  By Megan Wood -
  8. The ASC infection control manifesto: 4 essentials for survey readiness

    Every ASC has an infection control program, for both meeting mandatory safety and reporting requirements and maintaining quality patient care.  By Carrie Pallardy -
  9. Cleveland Clinic Florida $302M expansion to include ASC: 5 things to know

    Cleveland Clinic Florida plans to expand its Weston location and build a new clinic and an ambulatory surgery center in Coral Springs.  By Megan Wood -


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