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  1. EndoChoice FDA clearance, AbbVie's HCV drug cures 97% & more – 5 recent GI/endoscopy company key notes

    Here are five recent GI/endoscopy company news updates. By Carrie Pallardy -
  2. 4 recent ASC industry leadership moves

    Here are four ambulatory surgery center industry leaders who recently took on new roles.  By Carrie Pallardy -
  3. 7 things for ASC leaders to know for Thursday

    Here are seven news updates for ambulatory surgery center industry leaders to know for Nov. 13, 2014.  By Carrie Pallardy -

The opportunity to significantly increase profits

As hospitals survey the landscape today, there aren't many opportunities to improve profitability. Out-of-network represents a last, great opportunity for many hospitals to improve profitability.
  1. Outpatient TKR: Critical factors enabling successful TKR procedures in ASCs

    Traditionally, total knee replacement has been a procedure that required patients to spend three to five days,  or more, at the hospital after surgery, and then often additional time in recovery facilities before heading home, still not completely steady on their new joints. By Laura Dyrda -
  2. 55 ASC Management & Development Companies to Watch in 2015

    Here are 55 companies involved in the management and development of ambulatory surgery centers.  By Anuja Vaidya -
  3. A payment solution that benefits your patients and orthopedic practice

    Large deductibles and out-of-pocket costs may cause patients to delay or decline recommended orthopedic treatment. By Staff -
  4. 10 things to know about expanding a pain management office to include an ASC

    It wasn't long ago that interventional pain management physicians could perform procedures in their offices and make a good living doing so. But times have quickly changed. By Joan Dentler, President and Chief Executive Officer, and Sarah Gamerman, Senior Consultant, Avanza Healthcare Strategies -
  1. 5 lessons in successful healthcare management

    The Harvard Business Review published recently five examples of great healthcare management with lessons that all healthcare organizations can take to heart. By Laura Dyrda -
  2. 30 things to know about 3 top ASC key specialties

    Here are 30 things to know about the physicians and procedures of three top ambulatory surgery center specialties. By Carrie Pallardy -
  3. 11 ASC specialty coding & billing tips

    Here 11 coding and billing tips for three ambulatory surgery center specialties. By Carrie Pallardy -
  4. 2015 independent physician outlook: 9 key points

    Physician independence is one of the single largest questions in healthcare. Does it have a future or is physician autonomy a thing of the past? By Carrie Pallardy -
  1. $792M Surgery Partners- Symbion deal close, AmSurg revenue up 91% & more – 5 recent ASC company key notes

    Here are five recent news updates on ambulatory surgery center companies. By Carrie Pallardy -
  2. We know what happened to Joan Rivers: CMS' inquiry finds numerous major errors

    Results of the federal investigation into Joan Rivers' death following an elective procedure at New York-based Yorkville Endoscopy have been released, and they show the center made several preventable errors to which her death could be attributed. By Ellie Rizzo -
  3. Montefiore Medical Center opens 12-story, $152M ASC

    New York-based Montefiore Medical Center has opened a $152 million, 12-story surgery center built to serve around 300,000 patients annually, according to a report from the New York Daily News. By Ellie Rizzo -
  4. 5 gastroenterologist leadership moves

    Here are five gastroenterologists who recently stepped into new leadership roles.  By Carrie Pallardy -
  5. 5 statistics on gastroenterologist compensation, career satisfaction

    Gastroenterologists earned an average of $348,000 in 2013, up 2 percent from the prior year, according to the Medscape Gastroenterologist Compensation Report 2014. But, are gastroenterologists satisfied with their career choice? By Carrie Pallardy -
  6. HOPD to ASC joint venture conversion: Top financial issues, regulatory concerns & more

    Ambulatory surgery centers are becoming an attractive strategy for hospitals. While some hospitals seek to build their own ASCs or partner with an existing center in the market, others decide to transition an existing outpatient department to a joint venture ASC. By Carrie Pallardy -
  7. 7 things for ASC leaders to know for Monday

    Here are seven things for ambulatory surgery center industry leaders to know for Nov. 10, 2014.  By Carrie Pallardy -
  8. Ebola preparedness webinar: CDC/Joint Commission

    The Joint Commission and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention hosted a webinar on Ebola protocols and containing the spread of the disease. By Ellie Rizzo -
  9. 3 new ASC joint ventures & partnerships

    The following are joint venture ambulatory surgery centers that have been opened or announced in the past month. By Ellie Rizzo -