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  1. Big growth opportunities in the ASC space: Key thoughts from Nobilis Health Chairman Harry Fleming

    Over the past few years, Nobilis Health has grown from a small company in the southwestern United States to listing on the New York Stock Exchange earlier this year. The company initially went public as Northstar Healthcare in 2010 in Canada and grew its market cap from a $2 million to $450 million. By Laura Dyrda -
  2. Night shifts may not negatively affect next-day surgeries: 6 key points

    Surgery is not negatively affected if surgeons work the previous night, based on a study published in New England Journal of Medicine, according to Medscape.  By Megan Wood -
  3. Q2 industry update: How did ASC companies fare?

    The ASC industry is consolidating, but a number of publicly traded companies remain active in the market. By Carrie Pallardy -

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  1. 9 San Diego ASCs to know

    Home to approximately 1.3 million people, San Diego is the second-largest city in California. It is also the seat of some of the best healthcare institutions in the city, such as University of California San Diego Medical Center and a number of ASCs.  By Anuja Vaidya -
  2. 4 recent ASC industry leadership moves – Aug. 27, 2015

    Here are four ASC industry leaders who recently took on new roles. By Carrie Pallardy -
  3. 7 things for ASC leaders to know for Thursday — August 27, 2015

    Here are seven updates:  By Mary Rechtoris -
  4. ASC quality data in Q1 2015: 7 statistics

    Here are seven statistics from the ASC Quality Collaboration's report on ASC quality data.  By Anuja Vaidya -

Maximize ASC performance with HR outsourcing 

Labor costs are an ambulatory surgery center’s single biggest expense. Managing personnel matters also can become an all-consuming task that distracts from an ASC’s ability to serve its patients at 100 percent.
  1. FDA sends warning letters to 3 scope manufacturers, Exact Sciences wins innovation award for Cologuard & more – 7 GI/endoscopy company key notes

    Here are seven recent news updates on gastroenterology and endoscopy companies.  By Carrie Pallardy -
  2. 10 things to know about price transparency

    Healthcare pricing is a convoluted and often misunderstood process, but providers are being driven to illuminate cost. Consumers, and increasingly legislators, are demanding a more transparent approach to pricing. By Carrie Pallardy -
  3. Don't risk your health subsidies, pay your taxes — 5 things to know

    Individuals could lose healthcare subsidies if they are late in filing their taxes, according to  By Mary Rechtoris -
  4. UnitedHealthcare announces updated site of service guidelines for 8 outpatient procedures: 5 things to know

    UnitedHealthcare has announced eight different outpatient procedures and service groups will require preauthorization in an outpatient hospital setting, but no prior authorization will be required if performed in an ambulatory surgery center. By Carrie Pallardy -
  1. 5 most-read GI/endoscopy stories – Aug. 17 to Aug. 21

    Here are the five most popular Becker's ASC Review gastroenterology and endoscopy stories for the week of Aug. 17 to Aug. 21.  By Carrie Pallardy -
  2. Second Valence Health survey reveals consumers seek alternative health insurance coverage: 6 observations

    Chicago-based Valence Health, a provider of clinical integration, population health and value-based solutions, conducted a second survey called "U.S. Attitudes Toward Health Insurance and Healthcare Reform" to discover Americans' perceptions of health insurance. This survey comes two years after Valence Health's initial survey about Americans' attitudes toward health insurance in 2013.  By Megan Wood -
  3. Surgery Partners files for IPO, HCA shares drop 6.6% & more: 4 key notes on ASC companies

    Here are four updates on ASC companies:  By Mary Rechtoris -
  4. Does your center have what it takes? 6 keys to success in the ASC market

    The healthcare market is in a transitional period with insurance companies and healthcare systems consolidating to stay profitable in the competitive market.  By Mary Rechtoris -
  5. Carolina Surgical Center reaches 25th anniversary: 5 things to know

    Carolina Surgical Center in Rock Hill, S.C., has reached a quarter of a century milestone, according to The Herald. By Carrie Pallardy -
  6. 7 things for ASC leaders to know for Monday — August 24, 2015

    Here are seven updates:  By Mary Rechtoris -
  7. 10 Phoenix ASCs to know

    Phoenix is the linchpin of the Phoenix metropolitan area, also known as the Valley of the Sun. It features excellent healthcare facilities, such as Banner Health and one of three Mayo Clinic locations, and includes some of the finest ASCs in the country.  By Carrie Pallardy and Anuja Vaidya -
  8. 4 GI physicians in the news – Aug. 21, 2015

    Here are four gastroenterologists who made headlines within the past week or so.  By Anuja Vaidya -
  9. How ASCs can still succeed in competitive metropolitan markets

    Freestanding ASCs are faced with mounting competition from hospitals, joint ventured surgery centers and other independent facilities. The rivalry is even more intense in densely populated metropolitan areas. Can freestanding ASCs still keep their doors open in cities that offer myriad options to increasingly savvy patients? By Carrie Pallardy -


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