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  1. Dr. Julie Servoss: A GI tech must-have

    What do you think is the most important recently released technology for GI practices to have? By Carrie Pallardy -
  2. GI society roundtable: Putting together the game plan for potential colonoscopy cuts

    Medicare reimbursement for colonoscopy could be cut significantly in 2016, but the three sister GI societies are not sitting idly buy. Leaders from the American College of Gastroenterology, American Gastroenterological Association and American Society for Gastrointestinal Endoscopy weigh in on the impending cuts and what can be done to advocate for the GI field. By Carrie Pallardy -
  3. Reducing medical residents' hours may not decrease surgical deaths — 6 notes

    The 2011 restriction on medical residents' hours do not seem to have significantly reduced the risk of death or serious injury from surgery, according to Reuters.  By Mary Rechtoris -

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  1. 10 Houston ASCs

    Houston is known for many cultural touchstones, including the Houston Astros, NASA's Johnson Space Center and Bayou Bend. It also includes a number of ambulatory surgery centers providing excellent patient care.  By Carrie Pallardy and Anuja Vaidya -
  2. EHRs in ASCs: 5 thoughts for the present and future

    EHRs may not be commonplace in the ASC industry today, but sooner rather than later the industry will realize the value of leaving the world of paper behind. By Carrie Pallardy -
  3. Dignity Health Saint Francis Memorial Hospital opens Orthopedic Institute — 6 things to know

    Dignity Health Saint Francis Memorial Hospital opened the Saint Francis Orthopedic Institute.  By Mary Rechtoris -
  4. 7 things to ASC leaders to know for Thursday — July 30, 2015

    Here are seven things to know:  By Mary Rechtoris -

Maximize ASC performance with HR outsourcing 

Labor costs are an ambulatory surgery center’s single biggest expense. Managing personnel matters also can become an all-consuming task that distracts from an ASC’s ability to serve its patients at 100 percent.
  1. 14 gastroenterologists leading IBD fellowship programs

    Here are 14 GI physicians who head up inflammatory bowel disease programs at some of the leading medical centers and schools in the country.  By Carrie Pallardy and Anuja Vaidya -
  2. FDA approves temporary balloon device for obesity treatments: 5 key notes

    The FDA has approved a new temporary balloon device to treat obesity.  By Anuja Vaidya -
  3. Apex Surgical Center opens in New York: 5 key points

    The freestanding Apex Surgical Center has opened in Westmoreland, N.Y., according to a Rome Sentinel report. By Carrie Pallardy -
  4. ACG playbook on CMS colonoscopy cuts: 6 recommendations

    CMS has proposed payment cuts for lower GI/endoscopy procedures, including colonoscopy, for 2016. The GI societies have vocally expressed intent to fight these reimbursement cuts.   By Carrie Pallardy -
  1. ASC efficiency: Best strategies to overcome today's toughest challenges

    Ambulatory surgery center efficiency is important, but there are several challenges for today's centers. Arvind Movva, MD, CEO of Regional SurgiCenter in Moline, Ill., discusses how his center is rising to the occasion and preparing for success in the future. By Laura Dyrda -
  2. 11 things to know about ASC quality reporting

    Here are 11 key notes on quality report for ASCs.  By Anuja Vaidya -
  3. U.S. health spending to reach $5.4 trillion by 2024: 5 notes

    The U.S. health spending growth rate is projected to average 5.8 percent from 2014 to 2024, CMS reported in a Health Affairs report.  By Anuja Vaidya -
  4. Medicare deaths, costs and hospitalizations down: 5 key notes

    The healthcare system in the United States has made incredible improvements in reducing deaths, costs and hospitalizations, according to USA Today.  By Mary Rechtoris -
  5. Alliance seeking to repeal 'Cadillac' tax: 5 things to know

    A group of insurers, employers and unions have formed an alliance to persuade Congress to repeal the Affordable Care Act's "Cadillac" tax, according to Business Insurance.  By Mary Rechtoris -
  6. End of an era: Healthcare spending projected to increase: 5 key notes

    The age of reducing healthcare spending is coming to an end. Federal data shows healthcare spending is set to increase in the coming years, according to The Hill.  By Mary Rechtoris -
  7. Connecticut hospital acquires Fuse Endoscopy System, Vermont hospital acquires Olympus video endoscopy system & more – 5 GI/endoscopy company key notes

    Here are five recent news updates on key GI/endoscopy company players.  By Carrie Pallardy -
  8. ASCA releases new salary, benefits benchmarking tool: 5 things to know

    The Ambulatory Surgery Center Association has launched a new, nationwide salary and benefits survey. By Carrie Pallardy -
  9. DVT prevention in ASCs: Mobile compression post-discharge as the next frontier

    Pulmonary embolism is the second leading cause of death in the United States, right behind heart disease. Around 300,000 people die each year due to pulmonary embolism, and deep vein thrombosis impacts more than 2 million Americans annually, however; many of these cases are preventable. By Laura Dyrda -


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