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  1. Women's Surgical Center sues Georgia health department over CON law: 5 key points

    The physician-owners of Women's Surgical Center in Cartersville, Ga., are suing the Georgia Department of Community Health, according to the Daily Report. By Carrie Pallardy -
  2. Opportunities during times of change: Key strategies for orthopedic centers

    Implant costs are a huge expense for orthopedic departments and surgery centers. By Staff -
  3. How robotic orthopedics programs can be financially viable in ASCs

    Orthopedic procedures are quickly moving into the outpatient setting, and new technology allows surgeons to achieve better outcomes in ambulatory surgery centers. By Staff -

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  1. 3 pieces of legislation for ASC leaders to know

    Health care continues to be a hot topic on Capitol Hill, so groups like the Ambulatory Surgery Center Association are working closely with Congress to educate its members about ASC issues and support legislation that supports patient access to ASCs. According to ASCA’s government affairs team, three pieces of legislation introduced this year are of special interest to ASCs.  By Brandon Howard -
  2. 35 California counties to provide healthcare to illegal immigrants: 6 takeaways

    Thirty-five rural counties in California have decided to grant healthcare to illegal immigrants in the United States, according to an LA Times report.  By Anuja Vaidya -
  3. Bascom Palmer Eye Institute opens new location in Naples: 4 things to know

    Bascom Palmer Eye Institutes has opened its new location in Naples, Fla. By Carrie Pallardy -
  4. SCA shares drop 1.29%, HCA surgery center faces opposition & more — 5 key notes on ASC companies

    Here are five updates on ambulatory surgery center companies.  By Mary Rechtoris -

10 common mistakes in valuing ASCs

Throughout its 15+ years of history, HealthCare Appraisers has performed hundreds of ASC valuations and has reviewed others’ valuations and fielded valuation questions from numerous parties. HAI has assembled its top ten list for commonly observed ASC Valuation Mistakes.
  1. Go beyond analytics: How business intelligence can make ASCs more money (Part 1)

    In this first in a two-part series, we provide an overview of data analytics and business intelligence, and then discuss ways business intelligence systems can and will be used in ASCs.  By Amit Jiwani, Director, Analytics at Surgical Information Systems -
  2. Separating fact from fiction: 5 notes on ICD-10

    Many healthcare professionals are worried about the impending October deadline for ICD-10 implementation. However, some of these fears stem from myths about the new coding system, according to Government Health IT.  By Mary Rechtoris -
  3. Peterson Regional Medical Center's Ambulatory Care Center celebrates 15th anniversary — 5 things to know

    Peterson Regional Medical Center's ACC in Kerrville, Texas, celebrated 15 years of outpatient service on June 12, according to Hill Country Community Journal.  By Mary Rechtoris -
  4. 6 notes on Chicago REIT buying $61.4M medical building in Springfield

    Chicago REIT, a real estate investment firm, purchased the Northwest Specialty Clinics building on the campus of PeachHealth Sacred Heart Medical Center at RiverBend located in Springfield, Ill., according to the Register-Guard.  By Mary Rechtoris -
  1. Centra's opening of $13M medical center in Lynchburg — 8 notes

    Centra is opening a medical center in Lynchburg, Va., estimated to cost $13 million, according to the News & Advance.  By Mary Rechtoris -
  2. 7 things for ASC leaders to know for Monday — June 29, 2015

    Here are seven news updates for ambulatory surgery center leaders to know for June 29, 2015.  By Brandon Howard -
  3. Important steps to implement infection control practices in ASCs

    Implementing proper infection control practices is crucial for any ambulatory surgical center. By Sports and Spine Orthopaedics -
  4. 16 GI physicians making headlines – June 26, 2015

    Here are 16 gastroenterologists who were featured in the news within the past week.  By Anuja Vaidya -
  5. Taking patient care to heart: 5 ASCs offering cardiology services

    Here are five ambulatory surgery centers that provide cardiology procedures.  By Carrie Pallardy and Anuja Vaidya -
  6. 6 things to know about the looming physician shortage

    The pool of physicians is expected to be outstripped by demand within the coming years. By Carrie Pallardy -
  7. Opposition once again gathers to contest TriStar's $17M ASC project: 4 key takeaways

    Hospital Corporation of America's TriStar Southern Hills Medical Center in Nashville, Tenn., won a certificate of need battle to move its surgery center, but the project's opponents are gathering once again, according to a Nashville Business Journal report. By Carrie Pallardy -
  8. 7 things for gastroenterologists to know for today – June 26, 2015

    Here are seven news updates for gastroenterologists to know for June 26, 2015. By Carrie Pallardy -
  9. The continual pursuit of knowledge: How experienced gastroenterologists can continue to improve their practice

    Formal medical education may end after fellowship, but gastroenterologists can continue to learn and improve their day-to-day practice. By Carrie Pallardy -


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