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  1. 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 -
  2. #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 -
  3. 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 -

10 common mistakes in valuing ASCs

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  1. 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 -
  2. 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 -
  3. 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 -
  4. 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 -

10 common mistakes in valuing ASCs

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Throughout its 15+ years of history, HealthCare Appraisers has performed hundreds of ASC valuations and has reviewed others’ valuations and fielded valuation questions from numerous parties. HAI has assembled its top ten list for commonly observed ASC Valuation Mistakes.
  1. 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 -
  2. 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 -
  3. 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 -
  4. 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 -
  1. 5 Los Angeles ASCs to know

    Home to Hollywood, Rodeo Drive and the Lakers, Los Angeles boasts many cultural landmarks. It is also home to some of the finest ASCs in the country. Here are seven ASCs that are located in Los Angeles.  By Anuja Vaidya -
  2. 6 GI physicians in the news – July 24, 2015

    Here are six gastroenterologists who made headlines within the past week.  By Anuja Vaidya -
  3. New Jersey Physician sentenced for bribery scheme — 8 facts

    Anthony DelPiano, MD, was sentenced to serve 21 months in federal prison for accepting more than $180,000 in bribes, according to New Brunswick.  By Mary Rechtoris -
  4. 8 things to know about designer genes

    Scientists have devised a new technique allowing them to modify DNA and place it inside living cells, according to Business Insider.  By Mary Rechtoris -
  5. One-third of health customers don't utilize coverage: 5 key notes

    A Connecticut survey found that a mere one-third of customers who purchased private health plans through the state's health insurance exchange use their coverage, according to Hartford Courant.  By Mary Rechtoris -
  6. 10 disasters to include in emergency management programs

    The Joint Commission released a list of potential disasters to prepare for with an emergency management plan or emergency operations plan. By Laura Dyrda -
  7. 11 things to know about robotic surgery

    Robotic surgery is being performed more, both in the inpatient and outpatient spheres. While some surgeons still do not see the value in this technology, others swear by it.  By Anuja Vaidya -
  8. 4 recent ASC industry leadership moves – July 23, 2015

    Here are four ambulatory surgery center leaders who recently stepped into new roles. By Carrie Pallardy -
  9. 20 GI/endoscopy company updates for the 1st half of 2015

    Here are 20 news updates on gastroenterology and endoscopy company activity in the first half of this year. By Carrie Pallardy -

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