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  1. 10 things for ASC leaders to know about CON programs

    Before opening an ASC in many markets, owners will need to navigate a certificate of need process. Here are 10 things for ASC leaders to know about CON programs across the United States.  By Carrie Pallardy -
  2. 5 key trends for successful ASCs to know from AAAHC CEO Stephen Martin Jr.

    Stephen Martin Jr., Ph.D., the new CEO of the Accreditation Association for Ambulatory Health Care (AAAHC), discusses the biggest factors impacting surgery centers today and how ASCs are overcoming industry challenges to thrive in the future.  By Laura Dyrda -
  3. 11 innovative apps for ASC administrators

    Here are 11 apps for ASC administrators:  By Mary Rechtoris -

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  1. 11 expert recommendations for C. Diff-associated diarrhea prevention

    An expert panel of infectious disease specialists conducted a literature review of Clostridium difficile–associated diarrhea and prevention techniques and the results of the review were published in Clinical Infectious Diseases.  By Anuja Vaidya -
  2. 6 things to know about ACA driving big insurance mergers

    Recent health insurance mergers have been making headlines, particularly the recent Anthem-Cigna merger. The Affordable Care Act is the primary driver for the recent insurance mergers, according to Healthcare Dive.  By Mary Rechtoris -
  3. Call for HRAs for all small businesses: 5 key notes

    IRS imposed a policy charging $100 each day per employee for small businesses that offer traditional Health Reimbursement Accounts, according to The Hill.  By Mary Rechtoris -
  4. 9 new physicians to buy into expanded Buffalo Surgery Center: 5 things to know

    Buffalo Surgery Center will be moving to a new, larger location in Amherst, N.Y., and the center is attracting new physician ownership, according to a Buffalo Business First report. By Carrie Pallardy -

10 common mistakes in valuing ASCs

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  1. 5 most-read GI/endoscopy stories – July 20 to July 24

    Here are the five most-read Becker's ASC Review gastroenterology and endoscopy stories for the week of July 20 to July 24. By Carrie Pallardy -
  2. SCA receives 'hold' rating, HCA stock down 0.44% & more — 5 key notes on ASC companies

    Here are five updates on ASC companies:  By Mary Rechtoris -
  3. Newfound rivals: 5 reasons Blue Cross isn't a fan of Anthem's recent acquisition

    Anthem's recent purchase of Cigna has many insurance companies like Blue Cross/Shield anxious as the new acquisition will make Anthem a stronger competitor, according to Forbes.  By Mary Rechtoris -
  4. #fixEHR: Physicians voice EHR concerns — 7 key notes

    The American Medical Association and the Medical Association of Georgia hosted a meeting for physicians to discuss their frustration over electronic health record systems, according to Medpage Today.  By Mary Rechtoris -
  1. 170 GI physicians making headlines in 2015 so far

    Here are 170 gastroenterologists making headlines in the first half of the year.  By Anuja Vaidya -
  2. Payment landscape forecast: 3 gastroenterologists consider the possibility of colonoscopy reimbursement cuts

    CMS has released the 2016 Medicare Physician Fee Schedule proposed rule, which could put into action payment cuts for colonoscopy and other lower GI/endoscopy procedures of up to 19 percent.  By Carrie Pallardy -
  3. Virginia physicians receive $1.2M in bonuses from UnitedHealthcare for patient service: 5 key points

    UnitedHealthcare gave $1.2 million in bonuses to about 40 Virginia physicians receiving the 2014 PATH Excellence in Patient Service Awards. The PATH program is aiding the transition to value-based payments for Medicare Advantage members.  By Megan Wood -
  4. West Georgia Health CEO Jerry Fulks receives award for excellent leadership: 5 things to know

    Jerry Fulks, CEO and president of West Georgia Health, received the Georgia Hospital Association's 2015 Chairman's Award, according to the Ledger-Enquirer.  By Megan Wood -
  5. 5 notes URMC acquiring two urgent care centers

    The University of Rochester Medical Center in New York is planning to purchase two privately operated suburban urgent care centers, according to Rochester Business Journal.  By Mary Rechtoris -
  6. 7 things for ASC leaders to know for Monday — July 27, 2015

    Here are seven news updates for ambulatory surgery center leaders to note for July 27, 2015.  By Mary Rechtoris -
  7. 5 points on Laser Spine Institute's new president, David Pillsbury

    The Laser Spine Institute named David Pillsbury its new president, according to the Tampa Bay Business Journal.  By Megan Wood -
  8. 5 notes on Vice President Biden's visit to Theranos for healthcare summit

    Vice President Joe Biden toured Theranos' lab for a health summit, "A New Era of Preventive Health Care."  By Megan Wood -
  9. GI physician compensation: 13 statistics

    GI physicians earn an average salary of $370,000, according to the Medscape Gastroenterologist Compensation Report 2015.  By Anuja Vaidya -

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