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  1. 165 gastroenterologist leadership moves & honors in 2014

    Here are 165 gastroenterologists who took on new positions or received honors in their field in 2014.  By Carrie Pallardy -
  2. Danbury Orthopedics opens new surgery center

    Danbury (Conn.) Orthopedics has opened an ambulatory surgery center that is part of a $5 million upgrade of its existing White Street facility, according to a report from the Stamford Advocate. By Ellie Rizzo -
  3. 23 GI-driven ASCs & facilities opened or announced in 2014

    Here are 23 gastroenterology and endoscopy-driven ambulatory surgery centers and facilities that opened or were announced this year. By Carrie Pallardy -

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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. North Carolina legislators to reform CON law in 2015

    North Carolina is known for its stringent certificate of need law, but that may change in the new year. By Carrie Pallardy -
  2. Referral patterns changing? Where ASCs can find patients in the 21st century

    Consolidation in healthcare and hospital employment of primary care physicians is causing detrimental referral pattern changes. In the past, specialists could gain a primary care physician's trust by providing positive outcomes, all but ensuring a healthy stream of referrals. This is no longer the case. By Laura Dyrda -
  3. Albany Surgical breaks ground on new $6M ASC, office

    Albany (Ga.) Surgical has broken ground on a new $6 million ambulatory surgery center and office, according to an Albany Herald report. By Carrie Pallardy -
  4. Northstar Healthcare rebrands as Nobilis Health

    Earlier this month, Northstar Healthcare acquired marketing company Athas Health for $34 million. Following the acquisition, the company rebranded as Nobilis Health, according to a RTTNews report. By Carrie Pallardy -
  1. 8 gastroenterologist moves & honors

    Here are eight gastroenterologists who recently took on new leadership roles or received industry recognition.  By Carrie Pallardy -
  2. USPI's $446M in 9-month revenue, MFC dividend, AmSurg stock transaction & more – 5 recent ASC company key notes

    Here are five news updates on ambulatory surgery center companies. By Carrie Pallardy -
  3. 12 ASC management & development company CDOs to know

    Ambulatory surgery centers, old and new, are led by experienced management teams. Chief executives oversee these company's visions and growth. Alongside roles like CEO and COO, the chief development officer has become an important part to play. Here are 12 ASC industry CDOs to know. By Carrie Pallardy -
  4. 8 must-reads on the ICD-10 transition

    Here are eight recent articles on the ICD-10 transition.  By Anuja Vaidya -
  1. Aurora Health Care gets OK for surgery center

    Milwaukee-based Aurora Health Care has received approval from the Burlington City Council to build an outpatient surgery center in Burlington, Wis., according to a report from the Journal-Times. By Ellie Rizzo -
  2. Finding technology that drives efficiency & profit: 6 steps to successful ASC health IT acquisition

    A decade ago you could count the number of ambulatory surgery center-specific technology solutions on one hand, but today those numbers have skyrocketed into the double digits. By Carrie Pallardy -
  3. 5 core concepts on ASC relationships with payers

    Payer relationships with ambulatory surgery centers are making gradual changes as the healthcare system moves full steam ahead toward providing value-based care and reimbursement.  By Laura Dyrda -
  4. Buffalo Surgery Center to add 9 physician owners

    Buffalo Surgery Center in Amherst, N.Y., has received state approval to add nine new physician owners, according to a Buffalo Business First report. By Carrie Pallardy -
  5. 7 things for ASC leaders to know for Monday

    Here are seven news updates for ambulatory surgery center leaders to know for Dec. 8, 2014.  By Carrie Pallardy -
  6. 5 legislative issues impacting ASC coding and billing

    There are several key public policy issues that could have an impact on ambulatory surgery center billing and coding next year. Here are five key updates on the PPACA marketplace, ICD-10 implementation and the sustainable growth rate. By Laura Dyrda -
  7. 10 ASCs with robotic technology

    Here are 10 ambulatory surgery centers that have incorporated robotic technology.    By Carrie Pallardy and Anuja Vaidya -
  8. What mid-level providers can do to improve GI practice performance

    The role of physician extenders has been a subject of contention, but as demands on physicians' time grows so does acceptance of the support mid-level providers can lend. A practicing gastroenterologist explains how mid-level providers can be a boon to any GI practice. By Carrie Pallardy -
  9. The Amazon model for GI? 3 gastroenterologist leaders look to the future of GI

    The gastroenterology practice of the future will little resemble the practices of a few years ago, or even today. Joel V. Brill, MD, AGAF, AGA, CPT Advisor; Dawn L. Francis, MD, AGA RUC Advisor and Shivan J. Mehta, MD, AGA, RUC Advisor Alternate, offer insight into practice models and actions to take now to pave the way for a gastroenterologist success in the new healthcare world. By Carrie Pallardy -