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  1. 25 things to know about AmSurg

    Here are 25 things to know about AmSurg, the ambulatory surgery center management and development giant.  By Anuja Vaidya -
  2. 6 must-reads on colonoscopy

    Here are six recent articles on colonoscopy.  By Anuja Vaidya -
  3. Top 10 states with highest monthly Medicaid & CHIP enrollment

    Here are the top 10 states with highest number of total monthly Medicaid and CHIP enrollees, as of March 2015, according to Kaiser Family Foundation's State Health Facts.  By Anuja Vaidya -

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  1. Foundation Healthcare sells Heritage Park Surgical Hospital stake for 9.3M, Blue Belt partners with SurgCenter Development & more — 5 key notes on ASC companies

    Here are five news updates on ambulatory surgery center companies.  By Mary Rechtoris -
  2. Dr. Richard Rosenfield: Creating the national model for successful gynecology-driven ASCs

    Gynecology procedures represent a fraction of the cases performed in ambulatory surgery centers, but there is a significant opportunity to change that equation. By Carrie Pallardy -
  3. NJAASC elects new board members — 7 people to know

    NJAASC elected seven new board members who will serve for the next two years.  By Mary Rechtoris -
  4. 5+ surgeons share opinions on innovations and advancements in outpatient joint replacement

    While many advancements in outpatient total hip and knee replacement have been implemented in surgery centers across the country, physicians have differing opinions on the effectiveness and practicality of such methods. Below are eight orthopedic surgeons discussing the biggest innovations in outpatient joint replacement, as well as where they think outpatient joint replacement will be in the future.  By Brandon Howard -

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. 5 ways to reduce medical errors

    Michael Handler, MD, a hospital leader and expert in patient safety, outlined ways to enhance patient safety in his keynote presentation at the second annual Vijay Babu Rayudu Quality & Patient Safety Day program at the UMKC School of Medicine on May 15.  By Mary Rechtoris -
  2. Online tutorials improve knee surgery patient's understanding, experience: 6 notes

    A web-based tutorial can increase a patient's understanding of knee surgery and also result in better patient experience, according to a new study published in the Journal of Bone & Joint Surgery.  By Anuja Vaidya -
  3. Healthcare fraud: A $98B industry — 10 things to know

    The United States healthcare industry is losing billions of dollars from healthcare fraud.  By Mary Rechtoris -
  4. 6 state & federal legislative changes impacting ASCs — June 22, 2015

    Here are six legislative changes from the past month that impact ambulatory surgery centers.  By Brandon Howard -
  1. Aggressive surveillance and vaccination programs needed to combat polio — 10 things to note

    A study by researchers at the University of Michigan revealed polio virus can be transmitted for extended periods of time without cases being reported. Aggressive surveillance and vaccination programs are crucial to ensure its eradication.  By Mary Rechtoris -
  2. 5 most-read GI/endoscopy stories – June 15 to June 19

    Here are the five most popular Becker's ASC Review gastroenterology and endoscopy stories for the week of June 15 to June 19. By Carrie Pallardy -
  3. How to grow top-line revenue in ASCs

    Ambulatory surgery center owners depend on top-line revenue to keep their businesses profitable. By Laura Dyrda -
  4. 7 things for ASC leaders to know for Monday — June 22, 2015

    Here are seven news updates for ambulatory surgery center leaders to know for June 22, 2015.  By Brandon Howard -
  5. 10 summer reads for ASC administrators

    Summer is right around the corner. Days at the beach, mid-summer picnics and poolside lounging beg the companionship of a good book. Here are 10 compelling, healthcare-focused must-reads for the summer season.  By Anuja Vaidya -
  6. 3 GI physicians making headlines – June 19, 2015

    Here are three gastroenterologists who were featured in the news within the past week.  By Anuja Vaidya -
  7. SurgCenter Development, Blue Belt partner for orthopedic robotics program: 5 key notes

    Blue Belt Technologies has partnered with SurgCenter Development.  By Anuja Vaidya -
  8. Keeping up with quality reporting in GI: 2 gastroenterologists weigh in

    Quality reporting now impacts how gastroenterologists are paid, but reporting can be time consuming and complex. Two practicing GI physicians share best practices for keeping up with quality reporting requirements in the field.  By Carrie Pallardy -
  9. Dr. Carey Strom on rebuilding the physician-patient relationship

    Carey Strom, MD, worked as a network provider for years, but now he practices outside of the traditional payer contract model in Beverly Hills, Calif. By Carrie Pallardy -


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