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  1. 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 -
  2. 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 -
  3. 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 -

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. 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 -
  2. 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 -
  3. 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 -
  4. 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 -

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. The importance of tying the P&L to contracting

    A firm grasp of a surgery centers P&L statement is perhaps the most important factor to succeeding in managed care contract negotiations. This goes beyond operating revenues and expenses and requires delving deeper into the P&L. By I. Naya Kehayes, MPH, Managing Principal & CEO, Conor Gallagher, MBA, Director, Eveia Health Consulting & Management -
  2. Hartford Hospital contemplates Connecticut GI Endoscopy Center acquisition

    Hartford (Conn.) Hospital is exploring the possibility of acquiring Connecticut GI Endoscopy Center in Bloomfield, according to a Hartford Business report. By Carrie Pallardy -
  3. 4 ASC industry leadership moves – April 17, 2015

    Here are four ambulatory surgery center leaders who recently took on new roles. By Carrie Pallardy -
  4. St. Cloud ASC first in Minnesota to perform Navio's robotic partial knee surgery

    Eric Green, MD, of St. Cloud (Minn.) Surgical Center performed the first CT-free robotics-assisted partial knee replacement in the state by a surgical center using Blue Belt Technologies' Navio Surgical System.  By Brandon Howard -
  1. Surgical Care Affiliates appoints Tom De Weerdt CFO: 3 things to know

    Surgical Care Affiliates named a new executive vice president and CFO. By Laura Dyrda -
  2. Alternative payment models in GI: What's on the horizon?

    One gastroenterologists shares his experience of practicing outside the traditional payer-based payment model. By Carrie Pallardy -
  3. Nobilis begins NYSE common stock trading: 5 things to know

    The New York Stock Exchange approved an application from Nobilis Health Corp., a healthcare facility management and marketing firm, to have its common stock on the NYSE.  By Brandon Howard -
  4. 7 things for gastroenterologists to know for today – April 17, 2015

    Here are seven news updates for gastroenterologists to know for April 17, 2015. By Carrie Pallardy -
  5. 3 GI physicians making headlines – April 17, 2015

    Here are three gastroenterologists who were featured in the news within the past week. By Carrie Pallardy -
  6. Health system standoff: Kaleida Health ASC project approved after revote

    Despite Catholic Health's objections, a revote has resulted in the approval of Kaleida Health's Orchard Park, N.Y., surgery center project, according to report by The Buffalo News. Both health systems are based in Buffalo, N.Y. By Carrie Pallardy -
  7. Does dark humor have a place amongst healthcare workers?

    A recent article published in The Washington Post examines how healthcare workers use humor, often dark, and considers whether or not this has a place in the field. By Carrie Pallardy -
  8. CMS: Guidance on colonoscopy anesthesia modifier, X modifiers

    CMS has released new guidance on two different coding modifiers, according to an AGA eDigest report. By Carrie Pallardy -
  9. 30 statistics on ASC payer mix

    Here are 30 statistics on ambulatory surgery center pay mix across the country, according to VMG Health's 2012 Intellimarker Ambulatory Surgical Center Financial & Operational Benchmarking Study. By Carrie Pallardy -