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  1. 14 statistics on outpatient surgery director salary & benefits

    The market for health and medical services manager, including healthcare administrator, jobs is expected to grow 23 percent from 2012 to 2022, according to the United States Department of Labor Bureau of Statistics. How much can leaders in the outpatient setting expect to earn? By Carrie Pallardy -
  2. Outpatient spine surgery anesthesia — Key thoughts from Dr. David Paly

    Puyallup, Wash.-based outpatient spine ambulatory surgery center NeoSpine, where David Paly, MD, is an anesthesiologist, focuses on anterior cervical and lumbar surgery, but also occasionally perform posterior spinous process procedures.  By Laura Dyrda -
  3. Out-of-pocket consumer spending is on the rise: 4 key trends

    Adult consumers with employer-sponsored insurance paid more than 15 percent of their medical bills out-of-pocket in 2013, amounting to approximately $700 a year, according to a new data brief by the Health Care Cost Institute.  By Anuja Vaidya -

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  1. 20 statistics on ASC case volume

    Here are 20 statistics on ambulatory surgery center case volume for the top five procedures, based on statistics from VMG Health's Multi-Specialty ASC Intellimarker. By Laura Dyrda -
  2. Physician practice innovation — 5 points on AMA's new partnership with health tech incubator

    The American Medical Association and MATTER, a healthcare technology incubator, are partnering to drive innovation and create a flexible facility for physicians, entrepreneurs, healthcare professionals and industry experts to test new healthcare delivery models. By Laura Dyrda -
  3. reaches 7.5M enrollees this year — 5 key updates

    According to a new report from HHS, around 7.5 million people have signed up on, the website giving uninsured Americans the opportunity to purchase healthcare insurance from competing companies on an open online marketplace, according to a Washington Times report. By Laura Dyrda -
  4. Boston Scientific profits down 19%, Cologuard comes to Kentucky, Sovaldi to go generic & more – 6 GI/endoscopy company key notes

    Here are six news updates on major company players in the gastroenterology and endoscopy market. By Carrie Pallardy -
  1. Surgery Partners acquires Delaware Outpatient Center for Surgery, 2 physician practices: 4 things to know

    Surgery Partners has acquired a share in a Delaware surgery center and two physician practices. Here are four things to know about the transactions and the company. By Carrie Pallardy -
  2. Joan Rivers' ENT physician denies leaving procedure room in face of lawsuit

    Melissa Rivers has officially filed a lawsuit against Yorkville Endoscopy, but Joan Rivers' ENT physician Gwen Korovin, MD, is contesting her alleged actions on the day the comedienne went into cardiac arrest, according to an ALLMEDIANY report.  By Carrie Pallardy -
  3. Boston Scientific profits slide 19%: 4 things to know

    Boston Scientific reported its fourth quarter 2014 profits were down 19 percent from the same period last year, according to a RTT News report. Here are four things to know about the company's fourth quarter financial results. By Carrie Pallardy -
  4. Faster interstate physician licensing? 9 states on the brink

    Interstate physician licensing could happen more quickly in nine states if new legislation is passed, according to a Newswise report. By Laura Dyrda -
  1. 156 ASC industry physician leaders to know

    Here are 155 physician leaders in the ambulatory surgery center industry to know.  By Laura Dyrda, Nick Gaudio and Anuja Vaidya -
  2. Robinwood Surgery Center to close Feb. 20

    Hagerstown, Md.-based Robinwood Surgery Center will close its doors later this month, according to a report from the Hagerstown Herald-Mail.  By Nick Gaudio -
  3. SCA stock up 5.7%, new Nueterra JV & more – 5 ASC company key notes

    Here are five recent news updates on ambulatory surgery center companies. By Carrie Pallardy -
  4. 5 recent lawsuits involving physicians

    Here are five recent lawsuits involving physicians. By Laura Dyrda -
  5. Opinion: ICD-10 vital for 21st-Century cures

    Chris Powell, CEO for the health information management company Precyse, says the ICD-10 switchover slated to happen by Oct. 1, 2015, is a much needed change to medical coding throughout the country — and especially important when it comes to finding cures for patients.  By Nick Gaudio -
  6. Preparing for potential GI payment cuts: 3 quick tips

    Upper GI/endoscopy procedure codes have already undergone reduction in reimbursement. This year, lower GI/endoscopy codes, including colonoscopy, were up for CMS review. The potential for cuts was one of the foremost concerns for gastroenterologists in 2014. That review has since been postponed until 2016, and the possibility of reduced reimbursement lurks in the not-so-distant future. By Carrie Pallardy -
  7. The evolution of colonoscopy: The past, present and future of GI's mainstay procedure

    Colonoscopy is at the heart of gastroenterology. It is a diagnostic and therapeutic tool and it has become the central figure in the crusade against colorectal cancer. Seven gastroenterologists reflect on how the procedure has changed over the past few decades, how it is used today and what the future holds for colonoscopy. By Carrie Pallardy -
  8. 3 GI/endoscopy devices receive FDA 510(k) clearance in January

    Here are three gastroenterology/endoscopy devices that received FDA 510(k) clearance in the first month of 2015.  By Carrie Pallardy -
  9. 7 things for ASC leaders to know for today

    Here are seven news updates for ambulatory surgery center leaders to know for Feb. 3, 2015.  By Carrie Pallardy -