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  • Lolo Jones shares lessons for overcoming failure at Becker's ASC Annual Meeting

    At the Becker's ASC 21st Annual Meeting in Chicago on October 24th, Lolo Jones, two-time Olympic hurdler and world champion, 2014 Olympic bobsledder, shared the importance of recovering from failure. By Lindsey Dunn -
  • 3 partnerships every ASC should explore

    Andrew Hayek, president and CEO of Surgical Care Affiliates, shared five market forces shaping the ambulatory surgery center industry at the Becker's ASC 21st Annual Meeting in Chicago on October 24th. While each of the five bring challenges with them, they also present opportunities for ASCs willing to partner with other organizations, said Mr. Hayek. By Lindsey Dunn -
  • A lesson for healthcare leaders from Cirque du Soleil

    "We are living in a world where average is not an option. In an era of hyper-competition...the only way to stand out from the crowd is to do something different." By Lindsey Dunn -
  • Inpatient utilization expected to continue dropping

    As outpatient volumes continue to grow, inpatient utilization continues to drop. The following are four statistics on inpatient utilization decline from a Kurt Salmon report, "Utilization of Healthcare Services." By Ellie Rizzo -
  • 14 ASC joint venture benefits & challenges

    At the Becker's 21st Annual Meeting in Chicago on Oct. 23, Monica Cintado, a senior vice president with United Surgical Partners International, and Patrick Richter, vice president of business development with USPI, discussed the potential benefits and challenges ambulatory surgery center leaders can experience after joint venturing with a hospital, health system and/or ASC company. By Carrie Pallardy -
  • USC affiliates with SCA

    Los Angeles County-USC Medical Center has formed a strategic alliance with Surgical Care Affiliates to manage several of its surgery centers, according to a report from the San Fernando Valley Business Journal. By Ellie Rizzo -
  • ACS releases possible Ebola case OR protocol

    The American College of Surgeons has released protocols for surgical cases involving patients with possible or confirmed cases of Ebola. By Ellie Rizzo -
  • 5 steps toward data transparency

    What can healthcare organizations do to improve data transparency? Here are five steps to further a data transparency agenda, from Castlight Health's senior director Cathie Markow, BSN, MBA. By Ellie Rizzo -
  • How has healthcare reform affected gastroenterology?

    Two gastroenterologists weigh in on how the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act has affected the gastroenterology field thus far. By Carrie Pallardy -
  • 3 GI/endoscopy coding & billing tips

    Here are three coding and billing tips for gastroenterology and endoscopy procedures. By Carrie Pallardy -
  • 4 recent ASC industry leadership moves

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

    Here are seven news updates for ambulatory surgery center leaders to know for Oct. 23, 2014.      By Carrie Pallardy -
  • Are big spine surgeries headed outpatient? For this ASC, it's already there

    What do President and CEO of Surgical Care Affiliates Andrew Hayek, DISC Sports & Spine Center Founder Robert S. Bray Jr., MD, and Olympic athlete Lolo Jones have in common? By Laura Dyrda -
  • FIT could prevent twice as many CRC cases as colonoscopy

    Though colonoscopy is the gold standard of colorectal cancer screening prevention, other tests may play a key role in preventing CRC cases. By Carrie Pallardy -
  • Key legal issues for ASCs: The PPACA becomes a game changer

    There are several key legal issues that can impact surgery centers. The situation with surgery centers (as well as all providers) as to legal exposure was changed dramatically by the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act. Under the PPACA, the rules as to what can be the premise for a False Claims Act case were changed. By Scott Becker, JD -
  • 5 things to know about medical coder salary & workforce

    A shortage of up to 50 percent has been forecasted for the medical coder workforce. Here are five things to know about the current compensation and workforce in the medical coding field. By Carrie Pallardy -
  • Should you sell your ASC? 17 questions to ask

    This article briefly outlines 17 questions to ask that should help drive the decision as to whether to sell your ASC and how well it will do in a sale process. By Scott Becker, JD, CPA -
  • PENTAX Medical launches new HD endoscopes: 4 things to know

    PENTAX Medical has launched its i10 Series HD+ Endoscopes in the United States and Canada. By Carrie Pallardy -
  • Preliminary HCA Q3 results, Tenet stock report & more – 5 recent ASC company key notes

    Here are five recent news updates on ambulatory surgery center companies. By Carrie Pallardy -
  • Sunshine Act database gets an overhaul

    After two weeks of difficulty navigating the Open Payments website, CMS has issued a beta search tool for the database, according to a report from the Wall Street Journal. By Ellie Rizzo -

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