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  1. Gastroenterology Practice Management Group on colonoscopy quality indicators: 5 things to know

    The Gastroenterology Practice Management Group recently published a review of adenoma detection rates from 370 gastroenterologists over a six-year period in the journal Gastrointestinal Endoscopy. Here are five things to know about the study and its results. By Carrie Pallardy -
  2. Northstar Healthcare rebrands, HCA to repurchase company stake, Laser Spine to open $56M headquarters & more – 5 recent ASC company key notes

    Here are five recent news updates on ambulatory surgery center companies. By Carrie Pallardy -
  3. Are payers finally coming around to total joints and spine in ASCs?

    The payer relationship is still critically important for ambulatory surgery centers to survive. While some are providing transparent prices online or working with corporate partners to drive large employers and medical tourists to their low-cost facilities, the majority of ASCs are still using a payer strategy.  By Laura Dyrda -

The opportunity to significantly increase profits

As hospitals survey the landscape today, there aren't many opportunities to improve profitability. Out-of-network represents a last, great opportunity for many hospitals to improve profitability.
  1. 7 GI practices/facilities in the news

    Here are seven gastroenterology practices or facilities that were recently in the news.  By Anuja Vaidya -
  2. 4 recent ASC joint ventures

    Here are four ambulatory surgery center joint ventures that have been formed or announced within the past month.  By Carrie Pallardy -
  3. 500+ people to know in the ASC industry | 2014

    The ambulatory surgery center business has thrived since its inception a relatively short time ago. Today, physicians, administrators, executives and more stand out as leaders in the field. Here are more than 500 people to know who have impacted the ASC industry and continue to stand out in their leadership roles.  By Staff -
  4. 12 ASCs offering total hip replacement

    Here are 12 ambulatory surgery centers that offer total hip replacement procedures.  By Carrie Pallardy and Anuja Vaidya -
  1. 5 hospitals, health systems opening ASCs

    The following hospitals and health systems have announced or opened ASCs in the past month. By Ellie Rizzo -
  2. Beyond proceduralism for practice improvement: 3 gastroenterologists' best ideas

    Gastroenterology has traditionally been a procedural specialty. Endoscopy and colonoscopy are a gastroenterologist's bread and butter, but reimbursement for those procedures is declining. Three gastroenterologists weigh in on how to expand beyond the procedural and ways to improve overall GI practice and endoscopy center performance in 2015. By Carrie Pallardy -
  3. 11 statistics on orthopedics-driven ASC financials

    Ambulatory surgery centers often benchmark against national averages for accounts receivable and financial situation. By Laura Dyrda -
  4. Hospital Improvements for Payment Act of 2014 could have positive impact on ASC industry

    Ambulatory surgery center industry advocates have long been trying to gain a seat at the payment discussion table and that goal may finally be coming to fruition.  By Carrie Pallardy -
  1. Rep. Bill Cassidy elected first gastroenterologist senator: 3 insights

    Bill Cassidy, MD, (R-LA) has become the first gastroenterologist to earn a seat in the U.S. Senate, according to an AGA eDigest report. Here are three things to know about Rep. Cassidy and his new position. By Carrie Pallardy -
  2. 42.9M Americans have unpaid medical bills: 3 quick points to know

    Collections are considerable uphill battle for both providers and consumers. A recent Consumer Financial Protection Bureau report quantified just how large of an issue medical debt has become in the United States, according to a report by The Kansas City Star.  By Carrie Pallardy -
  3. Centers for Special Surgery of Essex County opens in N.J. — 5 things to know

    The Centers for Special Surgery of Essex County obtained all New Jersey state regulatory approvals and began hosting surgeries on Dec. 3. By Laura Dyrda -
  4. U.S. anesthesia drugs market to reach $3B+ by 2018: 3 key points

    The U.S. anesthesia drugs market is expected to be worth more than $3 billion by 2018, according to a MarketReportsOnline report.  By Anuja Vaidya -
  5. Laser Spine Institute breaks ground on bigger, $56M headquarters — 6 things to know

    Laser Spine Institute, based in Tampa, Fla., broke ground on a new headquarters in Westshore and plans to add 100 new jobs, according to a report from The Tampa Tribune. By Laura Dyrda -
  6. 5 essential considerations when bringing total joints to ASCs

    Higher acuity procedures, once the sole domain of hospitals, are on the move to the outpatient environment and ambulatory surgery centers are poised to become the ideal setting.  By Carrie Pallardy -
  7. 7 things for ASC leaders to know for Thursday

    Here are seven news updates for ambulatory surgery center industry leaders to know for Dec. 11, 2014.  By Carrie Pallardy -
  8. 4 ASC industry leadership moves

    The following are four ambulatory surgery center industry leaders who stepped into new roles.  By Carrie Pallardy -
  9. New Ferring Pharmaceuticals location, Medivators sales up 13% & more – 6 GI/endoscopy company key notes

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