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  1. 7 things for ASC leaders to know for Thursday – March 26, 2015

    Here are seven news updates for ambulatory surgery center leaders to know for March 26, 2015.

  By Brandon Howard -
  2. Surgery Partners prepares to file IPO

    Surgery Partners is preparing to file an initial public offering this summer, according to a Reuters report.   By Carrie Pallardy -
  3. Laser Spine Institute outpatient spine centers welcome Dr. Reginald Davis

    Tampa, Fla.-based Laser Spine Institute welcomed Reginald Davis, MD. By Laura Dyrda -

Successful approach to implementing EHR solutions

For tips on a successful approach to selecting and implementing the right solutions when considering an EHR, legislation updates, economic impact, and electronic record options are just a few of the items that should be considered.
  1. Checklists may not help improve surgical outcomes, study finds

    Implementation of a checklist-based quality improvement intervention did not affect rates of adverse surgical outcomes among patients undergoing general surgery, according to a study published in JAMA Surgery.  By Anuja Vaidya -
  2. Medical identity theft impacts 2.3M Americans, fastest-growing identity crime in U.S.

    Last month's Anthem cyber attack was one of the largest data breaches in the history of the country, and now more attention is being paid to the amount of people affected by medical identity theft.  By Brandon Howard -
  3. Healthcare blueprint for mergers & acquisitions: 9 tips for a smooth transition

    In today's business world, mergers and acquisitions are not uncommon – especially in the healthcare industry. In fact, according to McGladrey, a recent survey found that 88 percent of healthcare executives expected to pursue some sort of M&A activity in 2014.  By Steve Fanning, vice president, Infor Healthcare -
  4. How healthcare is still suffering from the gender gap

    Women account for more than three-quarters, 78 percent, of the healthcare workforce, but new data from a Rock Health report and JAMA study show that the field is still very much subject to the gender gap, according to a Fortune report.   By Carrie Pallardy -

Maximizing out-of-network reimbursements

As providers survey the landscape today, there aren't many opportunities to improve profitability. You have little control over the rates in your managed care contracts, and no control over Medicare and Medicaid reimbursement rates. Out-of-network represents a last, great opportunity for many providers to improve profitability.
  1. ASC company financial report: 5 key companies — March 26, 2015

    Here are the stock reports from five ambulatory surgery center companies for March 26, 2015 and how they compare to their numbers last week on March 19. By Laura Dyrda -
  2. Associated Eye Surgical Center receives AAAHC accreditation

    The Associated Eye Surgical Center in Wichita, Kan., completed a successful accreditation survey, according to an AmSurg report. By Laura Dyrda -
  3. 4 recent ASC industry leadership moves – March 26, 2015

    Here are four ambulatory surgery center leaders who recently took on new roles. By Carrie Pallardy -
  4. The next move in ASC industry consolidation: An inside look at the Tenet, USPI joint venture

    Historically, the ambulatory surgery center business has been fragmented, but in recent years a number of larger companies have positioned themselves as key players in market consolidation. This week, Tenet Healthcare and United Surgical Partners International announced the formation of a joint venture ambulatory business, ultimately forming the largest ASC company in the market today. By Carrie Pallardy -
  1. SGR bill would increase the federal deficit by $141B in 10 years — 5 things to know

    The House of Representatives will soon vote on a new sustainable growth rate bill, which could cost $500 billion by 2035, according to a Committee for a Responsible Federal Budget blog post. By Laura Dyrda -
  2. MedHQ names Jay Petrick vice president of business development

    MedHQ, who provides outsourced human resources and accounting services to surgical facilities and related physician practices, recently named Jay Petrick vice president of business development.  By Brandon Howard -
  3. 11 things to know about ophthalmologist salary & benefits

    Here are 11 points on eye surgeon salary, bonus and benefits from Salary Wizard. By Laura Dyrda -
  4. New Jersey outpatient cataract surgery center celebrates 37th year

    New Jersey Eye Center celebrated 37 years of outpatient cataract surgery on Tuesday, and was founded in 1972 by Joseph Dello Russo, MD, who was among the first doctors in the Northeast to perform cataract surgery in a fully equipped private surgical center, reports Digital Journal.  By Brandon Howard -
  5. 5 thoughts on revenue cycle management

    Revenue cycle is the financial pulse of any business, and how those processes are managed determines that business's financial health. Healthcare is no exception, but the dramatic changes in the industry are altering how its leaders will approach the revenue cycle. Here are five trends that are reshaping the way healthcare revenue cycle management will function. By Carrie Pallardy -
  6. Olympus faces lawsuits, PENTAX leadership changes & more – 5 GI/endoscopy company key notes

    Here are five recent news updates on gastroenterology and endoscopy companies. By Carrie Pallardy -
  7. AAAHC Institute for Quality Improvement launches toolkit on obese patients — 5 key points

    The AAAHC Institute for Quality Improvement released a new toolkit to prevent intra- and postoperative complications for obese patients undergoing ambulatory surgery. By Laura Dyrda -
  8. Eye Surgery Center of Hawaii implants bionic eye

    Physicians at the Eye Surgery Center of Hawaii in Honolulu have implanted a bionic eye in a 72-year old patient, according to a KITV4 report. By Carrie Pallardy -
  9. Anthem, Cigna join Obama administration advisory group on the movement to value-based payment

    The Obama administration has created an advisory group of payers, private companies and healthcare organizations to aid in Medicare's transition to value-based payment, according to a Bloomberg Business report. By Carrie Pallardy -