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  1. 7 things for ASC leaders to know for Thursday — July 23, 2015

    Here are seven news updates for ambulatory surgery center leaders to know for July 23, 2015.  By Brandon Howard -
  2. Modernizing Medicine to acquire gMed: 5 things to know

    Modernizing Medicine has signed a definitive agreement to acquire gastroenterology EHR company gMed. By Carrie Pallardy -
  3. 50 things to know about the ambulatory surgery center industry

    Here are 50 things to know:  By Mary Rechtoris -

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  1. Northfield Hospital & Clinics to open $6.3M surgery center: 3 key points

    Northfield Hospital & Clinics, based in Farmington, Minn., plans to open a new surgery center in August, according to a Northfield News report. By Carrie Pallardy -
  2. Good Shepherd Medical Center opens surgery center in Oregon: 4 things to know

    Good Shepherd Medical Center in Hermiston, Ore., will soon open its surgery center, a project three years in the making, according to an East Oregonian report. By Carrie Pallardy -
  3. Resident salary: GI & 18 other specialties

    The average resident salary in 2015 is $55,400, according to Medscape's Residents Salary & Debt Report 2015. By Carrie Pallardy -
  4. Boston Scientific revenue expected to drop 2%, Medigus completes $7.1M public offering & more – 5 GI/endoscopy company key notes

    Here are five recent news updates on key gastroenterology and endoscopy companies. By Carrie Pallardy -

Reimbursement: Pay attention to your charge master

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  1. 11 tips for keeping HIPAA compliance in the digital age

    Here are 11 tips for healthcare professionals to keep HIPAA compliance in the digital age.  By Brandon Howard -
  2. ICD-10 countdown: 10 things to know before it hits

    The upcoming October ICD-10 deadline has many healthcare professionals scrambling to ensure their systems are up-to-date for the new coding system. ICD-10 poses concerns about  loss of productivity and readiness, but soon the coding system will be the new norm for healthcare facilities around the United States.  By Mary Rechtoris -
  3. Why patient safety needs to be prioritized — 5 things to know

    The United States does not have a formal system in place for tracking cases in which patients are injured or killed due to poor healthcare practices. A recent investigation concluded the United states needs a regulatory agency to monitor patient safety and enforce rules to protect patient in all healthcare facilities, according to care2.  By Mary Rechtoris -
  4. 4 ASCs join price transparency website: 5 key points

    Four additional surgery centers have joined Pricing Healthcare, an online price transparency platform. By Carrie Pallardy -
  1. 6 legislative changes impacting ASCs — July 21, 2015

    Here are six legislative changes:  By Mary Rechtoris -
  2. Top 5 specialists earning the highest starting salaries

    Here are the top five physician specialties that receive the highest starting salaries, according to Merritt Hawkins' 2015 Review of Physician and Advanced Practitioner Recruiting Incentives.  By Anuja Vaidya -
  3. 68% of visits for acute respiratory infections result in an antibiotic prescription: 6 things to know

    While there is variation in how healthcare providers use antibiotics, they do contribute to the problem of antibiotic overuse, which gives rise to antibiotic resistance, according to study published in the Annals of Internal Medicine.  By Anuja Vaidya -
  4. How hand hygiene compliance in ASCs is affected by workplace culture

    According to recent research on the topic, workplace culture among healthcare workers has much to do with hand hygiene and how much workers comply with hand hygiene guidelines. Factors such as attitudes among supervisors and employees affect the degree at which workers follow protocols and best practices. By Sports and Spine Orthopaedics -
  5. 5 key ways to avoid risk with supply chain management

    Supply Chain Digital released a report about mitigating risk in healthcare supply chains. By Laura Dyrda -
  6. HCA stock receives 'outperform' rating, Tenet stock drops 1.18% & more — 4 key notes on ASC companies

    Here are four updates on ASC companies:  By Mary Rechtoris -
  7. 10 key apps for nurses

    Here are 10 apps nurses are using:  By Mary Rechtoris -
  8. Dr. Scott Ketover: Gastroenterologists, ASCs & the EHR Fairness Act

    The U.S. House of Representatives passed the Electronic Health Fairness Act. Scott Ketover, MD, president of the Digestive Health Physicians Association and president and CEO of Minnesota Gastroenterology in St. Paul, weighs in on the importance of this legislation. By Carrie Pallardy -
  9. 2015 is a record-setting year for fellowship appointments — Top 5 subspecializations

    According to the National Resident Matching Program, 2015 marks a record-breaking year for fellowship appointments, notes a TexasMedicine report.  By Anuja Vaidya -

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