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  1. FDA clears 3 GI/endoscopy devices in June

    Here are 3 GI/endoscopy devices that received FDA 510(k) clearance in June. By Carrie Pallardy -
  2. 11 GI/endoscopy center openings, plans & acquisitions in 2015

    Here are 11 gastroenterology and endoscopy-driven centers that have been opened, announced or acquired in 2015.  By Carrie Pallardy -
  3. 5 facts on new test able to detect infectious disease

    Researchers have devised a diagnostic test capable of detecting pathogens such as hepatitis C and other deadly superbugs, accordig to Physics News.  By Mary Rechtoris -

Patient payment processes, challenges & technologies 

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  1. The next great leap forward: What gastroenterologists hope for the future of their specialty

    The gastroenterology field is no stranger to innovation, from the advent of colonoscopy to new, effective treatments for hepatitis C, but what comes next? Two gastroenterologists share what they hope to be the next big step forward in their specialty. By Carrie Pallardy -
  2. Beebe Healthcare opens a temporary walk-in care facility in Delaware — 5 notes

    Beebe Healthcare opened a temporary walk-in  care location on the weekends to accommodate the people living and working in Lewes, Del., according to Cape Gazette.  By Mary Rechtoris -
  3. Physicians Realty Trust acquires Laser & Surgery Center of the Palm Beaches for $14M: 4 deal insights

    Physicians Realty Trust, a self-managed healthcare real estate investment trust based in Milwaukee, has acquired the Laser & Surgery Center of the Palm Beaches in Palm Beach Gardens, Fla., according to The Real Deal. By Carrie Pallardy -
  4. 4 GI physicians in the news – July 6, 2015

    Here are four gastroenterologists who made headlines within the past week. By Carrie Pallardy -

10 common mistakes in valuing ASCs

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  1. 5 top GI/endoscopy stories – June 29 to July 3

    Here are the five most popular gastroenterology and endoscopy stories from Becker's ASC Review for the week of June 29 to July 3. By Carrie Pallardy -
  2. Go beyond analytics: How business intelligence can make ASCs more money (Part 2)

    In the first part of this two-part series, we provided an overview of data analytics and business intelligence, and then discussed ways business intelligence systems can and will be used in ASCs. In this second part, we will discuss the different types of business intelligence vendors, how to choose the right one for your ASC and then ways to maximize the benefits of business intelligence.  By Amit Jiwani, Director, Analytics at Surgical Information Systems -
  3. Now and then: A look at Medicare — 5 things to know

    Robert Quinlan, managing member of Quinlan Care LCC, explained the differences between Medicare now and 50 years ago, according to Fox Business.  By Mary Rechtoris -
  4. An increase in healthcare spending — 10 things to know

    The healthcare landscape is constantly changing, resulting in a substantial increase in healthcare spending, according to JDSupra Business Advisor.  By Mary Rechtoris -
  1. Avera St. Lukes buys Dakota Plains Surgical Center for $36.9M — 5 things to know

    Medical Facilities Corporation completed the sale of Dakota Plains Surgical Center in Aberdeen, S.D. By Laura Dyrda -
  2. Caddis Health Care Real Estate purchases Manatee Surgical Center for $5.4M — 5 key notes

    A Texas-based investor purchased Manatee Surgical Center in Bradenton, Fla., according to a Bradenton Herald report. By Laura Dyrda -
  3. Sheridan acquires Coastal Anesthesiology Consultants in Florida — 5 key points

    Sheridan, the Physician Services Division of AmSurg, acquired Coastal Anesthesiology Consultants. By Laura Dyrda -
  4. 7 things for ASC leaders to know for Thursday — July 2, 2015

    Here are seven news updates for ambulatory surgery center leaders to know for July 2, 2015.  By Brandon Howard -
  5. CMS proposes ASC policy, payment changes for 2016: 8 things to know

    CMS has released its proposed policy and payment changes rule for the CY 2016 Hospital Outpatient Prospective Payment System and Ambulatory Surgical Center Payment System. By Carrie Pallardy -
  6. Health insurance premiums rise faster than income — 5 key notes

    With the increase in health insurance premiums, more money is necessary to pay the bill and less money is available for other expenses, according to Forbes.  By Mary Rechtoris -
  7. 4 gynecology-driven surgery centers to know

    Gynecology represents a sliver of the cases performed in ambulatory surgery centers, but a number of ASCs have managed to carve a niche in this specialty. Here are four gynecology-driven surgery centers to know. By Carrie Pallardy -
  8. 8 new outpatient surgery centers in June 2015

    Here are eight ambulatory surgery centers opened or announced last month.  By Laura Dyrda -
  9. Skiff Medical Center acquires FUJIFILM technology, EndoChoice refinances debt & more – 5 GI/endoscopy company key notes

    Here are five recent news updates on gastroenterology and endoscopy companies. By Carrie Pallardy -

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