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  1. How physician report cards improve colonoscopy quality: 4 things to know

    Adenoma detection rate is a key colonoscopy quality metric. A new study published in the Red Journal has found physician report cards and the implementation of standards of practice can significantly improve ADR. Here are four things to know about the study. By Carrie Pallardy -
  2. 2014 pay: 5 insights into gastroenterologist compensation

    Gastroenterologists earn $370,000 in annual compensation, according to the Medscape Gastroenterologist Compensation Report 2015. Here are five insights into GI physician pay. By Carrie Pallardy -
  3. Source Medical welcomes 6 new executives

    Source Medical has a new executive leadership team reporting to CEO Dr. James Coffin. By Laura Dyrda -

Challenges in spine and pain coding

Ambulatory surgery centers are on the front lines of the nation’s chronic spine and pain epidemic.   The landscape for spine and pain coding can cause major anxiety for physicians and their billing departments.
  1. Growing a healthcare IT company for ASCs — Key thoughts from Source Medical's Dr. James Coffin

    Source Medical hired Dr. James Coffin as the new CEO, and he has big changes planned for the company. By Laura Dyrda -
  2. Are quality measures improving patient safety? 7 key notes

    A new report from the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality shows patient safety is improving but there is still room for growth at hospitals. By Laura Dyrda -
  3. The Joint Commission: 10 most frequently identified root causes of sentinel events

    In 2014, human factors were the most frequently identified root cause of sentinel events, according to "Sentinel Event Data Root Causes by Event Type 2004-2014," released by The Joint Commission.  By Anuja Vaidya -
  4. Healthcare megatrends: 3 key observations

    Here are three healthcare megatrends that are shaping the future of healthcare and investors should examine, according to a report by The Motley Fool.  By Anuja Vaidya -

The dirt on endoscopes and CRE

Cleaning endoscopes can be tricky. Learn about the most current recommendations from the FDA and guidance from manufacturers on the proper care and handling techniques to help avoid the risk of infection.
  1. Venture capital in healthcare — Q1 deals up: 8 key notes

    Healthcare and consumer wellness accounted for 14 percent of the venture capital deals in the first quarter of the year, according to a Medcity report. By Laura Dyrda -
  2. ASD Management – 5 things to know

    1. ASD Management was founded by brothers Robert Zasa and Joe Zasa. Robert and Joe have a long history of success in the surgery center industry.  By Staff -
  3. 5 most read GI articles – April 13 to April 17

    Here are the five most popular GI/endoscopy articles on Becker's ASC Review for the week of April 13 to April 17. By Carrie Pallardy -
  4. The importance of tying the P&L to contracting

    A firm grasp of a surgery centers P&L statement is perhaps the most important factor to succeeding in managed care contract negotiations. This goes beyond operating revenues and expenses and requires delving deeper into the P&L. By I. Naya Kehayes, MPH, Managing Principal & CEO, Conor Gallagher, MBA, Director, Eveia Health Consulting & Management -
  1. Hartford Hospital contemplates Connecticut GI Endoscopy Center acquisition

    Hartford (Conn.) Hospital is exploring the possibility of acquiring Connecticut GI Endoscopy Center in Bloomfield, according to a Hartford Business report. By Carrie Pallardy -
  2. 4 ASC industry leadership moves – April 17, 2015

    Here are four ambulatory surgery center leaders who recently took on new roles. By Carrie Pallardy -
  3. St. Cloud ASC first in Minnesota to perform Navio's robotic partial knee surgery

    Eric Green, MD, of St. Cloud (Minn.) Surgical Center performed the first CT-free robotics-assisted partial knee replacement in the state by a surgical center using Blue Belt Technologies' Navio Surgical System.  By Brandon Howard -
  4. Surgical Care Affiliates appoints Tom De Weerdt CFO: 3 things to know

    Surgical Care Affiliates named a new executive vice president and CFO. By Laura Dyrda -
  5. Alternative payment models in GI: What's on the horizon?

    One gastroenterologists shares his experience of practicing outside the traditional payer-based payment model. By Carrie Pallardy -
  6. Nobilis begins NYSE common stock trading: 5 things to know

    The New York Stock Exchange approved an application from Nobilis Health Corp., a healthcare facility management and marketing firm, to have its common stock on the NYSE.  By Brandon Howard -
  7. 7 things for gastroenterologists to know for today – April 17, 2015

    Here are seven news updates for gastroenterologists to know for April 17, 2015. By Carrie Pallardy -
  8. 3 GI physicians making headlines – April 17, 2015

    Here are three gastroenterologists who were featured in the news within the past week. By Carrie Pallardy -
  9. Health system standoff: Kaleida Health ASC project approved after revote

    Despite Catholic Health's objections, a revote has resulted in the approval of Kaleida Health's Orchard Park, N.Y., surgery center project, according to report by The Buffalo News. Both health systems are based in Buffalo, N.Y. By Carrie Pallardy -