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  1. 4 statistics on rising healthcare costs

    Consumers are continuing to feel the pressure of rising healthcare costs. In 2014, consumers' ability to pay for select medical procedures dropped by more than 11 percent, according to TransUnion's latest Healthcare Report. Here are four statistics on rising healthcare costs. By Carrie Pallardy -
  2. Mutare Health names Dr. Lawrence Kosinski CMO

    Mutare Health has named gastroenterologist Lawrence Kosinski, MD, MBA, AGAF, its chief medical officer. By Carrie Pallardy -
  3. 6 legislative changes impacting ASCs — April 21, 2015

    Here are six legislative changes that impact ambulatory surgery centers for April 21, 2015.  By Brandon Howard -

Successful approach to implementing EHR solutions

For tips on a successful approach to selecting and implementing the right solutions when considering an EHR, legislation updates, economic impact, and electronic record options are just a few of the items that should be considered.
  1. How to use the 4 pillars of ASC lean staffing without sacrificing your A-team employees

    Salary, wages and benefits consistently top the list of ambulatory surgery center operations expenses. These costs are necessary to retain a high-quality staff, but this does not mean the expense can go unchecked. The tenets of lean staffing can be applied to manage staffing costs effectively, while keeping your A-team of employees motivated and satisfied. By Carrie Pallardy -
  2. Healthcare reform: An expensive failure? Q&A with Dr. Stanley Feld

    Founding Partner of Endocrine Associates of Dallas Stanley Feld, MD, discusses the current healthcare system and issues that will arise with cost in the future. By Staff -
  3. 7 things for ASC leaders to know for Tuesday — April 21, 2015

    Here are seven news updates for ambulatory surgery center leaders to know for April 21, 2015.  By Brandon Howard -
  4. Drug spending in 2014: 5 key findings

    Spending on medicines increased 13.1 percent in 2014, the highest level since 2001, according to a report by the IMS Institute for Healthcare Informatics.  By Anuja Vaidya -

Maximizing out-of-network reimbursements

As providers survey the landscape today, there aren't many opportunities to improve profitability. You have little control over the rates in your managed care contracts, and no control over Medicare and Medicaid reimbursement rates. Out-of-network represents a last, great opportunity for many providers to improve profitability.
  1. SCA appoints new CFO, Nobilis to acquire Houston surgical hospital & more – 5 ASC company key notes

    Here are five recent news updates on key players in the ambulatory surgery center industry. By Carrie Pallardy -
  2. Nobilis Healthcare to acquire Victory Healthcare Houston Hospital: 3 things to know

    Nobilis Healthcare plans to acquire Victory Healthcare Houston Hospital, according to a Benzinga report. Here are three things to know about the transaction.  By Carrie Pallardy -
  3. Gramercy Surgery Center to house brachytherapy center of excellence

    Gramercy Surgery Center in New York has partnered with CivaTech Oncology to open a brachytherapy center of excellence.  By Carrie Pallardy -
  4. How physician report cards improve colonoscopy quality: 4 things to know

    Adenoma detection rate is a key colonoscopy quality metric. A new study published in the Red Journal has found physician report cards and the implementation of standards of practice can significantly improve ADR. Here are four things to know about the study. By Carrie Pallardy -
  1. 2014 pay: 5 insights into gastroenterologist compensation

    Gastroenterologists earn $370,000 in annual compensation, according to the Medscape Gastroenterologist Compensation Report 2015. Here are five insights into GI physician pay. By Carrie Pallardy -
  2. Source Medical welcomes 6 new executives

    Source Medical has a new executive leadership team reporting to CEO Dr. James Coffin. By Laura Dyrda -
  3. Growing a healthcare IT company for ASCs — Key thoughts from Source Medical's Dr. James Coffin

    Source Medical hired Dr. James Coffin as the new CEO, and he has big changes planned for the company. By Laura Dyrda -
  4. Are quality measures improving patient safety? 7 key notes

    A new report from the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality shows patient safety is improving but there is still room for growth at hospitals. By Laura Dyrda -
  5. The Joint Commission: 10 most frequently identified root causes of sentinel events

    In 2014, human factors were the most frequently identified root cause of sentinel events, according to "Sentinel Event Data Root Causes by Event Type 2004-2014," released by The Joint Commission.  By Anuja Vaidya -
  6. Healthcare megatrends: 3 key observations

    Here are three healthcare megatrends that are shaping the future of healthcare and investors should examine, according to a report by The Motley Fool.  By Anuja Vaidya -
  7. Venture capital in healthcare — Q1 deals up: 8 key notes

    Healthcare and consumer wellness accounted for 14 percent of the venture capital deals in the first quarter of the year, according to a Medcity report. By Laura Dyrda -
  8. ASD Management – 5 things to know

    1. ASD Management was founded by brothers Robert Zasa and Joe Zasa. Robert and Joe have a long history of success in the surgery center industry.  By Staff -
  9. 5 most read GI articles – April 13 to April 17

    Here are the five most popular GI/endoscopy articles on Becker's ASC Review for the week of April 13 to April 17. By Carrie Pallardy -