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  1. HAIs in the US: 5 key findings

    There were significant reductions in healthcare-associated infections reported at the national level in 2013, according to The National and State Healthcare-Associated Infections Progress Report published earlier this year by the Centers for Disease Prevention and Control.  By Anuja Vaidya -
  2. 7 things for ASC leaders to know for Monday – March 23, 2015

    Here are seven news updates for ambulatory surgery center leaders to know for March 23, 2015.  By Brandon Howard -
  3. Tenet, USPI to combine ASC, imaging center businesses: 5 things to know

    The consolidation trend in the ambulatory surgery center market continues. Tenet Healthcare and Welsh, Carson, Anderson & Stowe have signed an agreement for Tenet and United Surgical Partners International to form a joint venture. Here are five things to know about the new agreement. By Carrie Pallardy -
  1. AGA Center for GI Innovation: "Getting to Zero" meeting for duodenoscope infections

    The American Gastroenterological Association Center for GI Innovation held a "Getting to Zero" meeting in regards to infections associated with duodenoscope procedures. By Carrie Pallardy -
  2. HHS recovers $3.3B in fraudulent billing in 2014

    HHS has recovered $3.3 billion in fraudulent healthcare billing for the fiscal year 2014, according to a HealthcareDIVE report. By Carrie Pallardy -
  3. Ambulatory surgery center transactions — Current trends and concepts for 2015

    The ambulatory surgery center industry is the "wild west" of transactions, with hospitals, corporate entities and even large standalone ASCs looking to acquire, joint venture or merge with centers across the country.  By Laura Dyrda -
  4. 4 ASCs offering pediatric orthopedics programs

    Here are four ambulatory surgery centers that provide pediatric orthopedic services.  By Carrie Pallardy and Anuja Vaidya -
  1. The price of 8 common outpatient procedures in 6 major U.S. cities

    The disparity in healthcare pricing from city to city and even within the same market is no secret. The push for transparency has been gaining steam across the country and just how disparate those costs can be continues to come to light. Here are the prices for 8 common outpatient procedures performed in six large U.S. cities, according to a Gawker report. By Carrie Pallardy -
  2. Children's Health, Dr. James Andrews partner to create orthopedic sports medicine clinic, ASC

    Children's Health System of Texas in Dallas has partnered with James Andrews, MD, to establish an orthopedic and sports medicine clinic for student athletes and build an ambulatory surgery center in Plano, Texas, according to a report by The Dallas Morning News.  By Anuja Vaidya -
  3. What are the best investment ideas for gastroenterologists?

    Two gastroenterologists discuss the best investment ideas, both time and financial, to ensure success in the field.  By Carrie Pallardy -
  4. 7 things for gastroenterologists to know for today – March 20, 2015

    Here are seven news updates for gastroenterologists to know for March 20, 2015. By Carrie Pallardy -
  1. 5 things to know about 5 of the biggest ASC companies in the market today: AmSurg, HCA, Surgery Partners, SCA & USPI

    This past year has been full of activity amongst the key company players in the ambulatory surgery center market. Here are five things to know about AmSurg, Hospital Corporation of America, Surgery Partners, Surgical Care Affiliates and United Surgical Partners International.  By Carrie Pallardy -
  2. Medical Facilities Corporation announces 4Q, year-end financial results: 7 things to know

    Medical Facilities Corporation has announced its fourth quarter and year-end financial results. Here are seven things to know from the report. By Carrie Pallardy -
  3. 1k+ items from Robinwood Surgery Center to be sold in online auction

    Robinwood Surgery Center in Hagerstown, Md., has closed, and now more than 1,100 medical supplies and items will be auctioned off online, according to a Your4state report. By Carrie Pallardy -
  4. 7 things for ASC leaders to know for Friday – March 20, 2015

    1. Midtown Surgery Center announced the first-ever use of robotics during a total extra-peritoneal hernia repair, according to a statement, performed by Mark Reiner, MD, and Brian Katz, MD.  By Brandon Howard -
  5. New York City ASC announces first-ever use of robotics during TEP hernia repair

    Mark Reiner, MD, and Brian Katz, MD, are the first doctors to use robotics during a total extra-peritoneal hernia repair, according to a statement.  By Brandon Howard -
  6. 5 ways start-up culture could change healthcare providers, for the better

    Start-ups are changing healthcare — here's what you need to know from a Healthcare Global report. By Laura Dyrda -
  7. Hospitals in the ASC market: Sorting out the rivals from the potential partners

    Turf wars between ambulatory surgery centers and hospitals may not be as common as they once were, but healthcare is only becoming more crowded. It is important for ASC leaders to understand what space hospitals occupy in their market, whether they are direct competition or likely partners. By Carrie Pallardy -
  8. Measuring outcomes & quality of care: How one of healthcare's biggest trends is reshaping the industry

    Quality in healthcare has always been a top priority for providers, but the definition of quality and how it is achieved has been elusive. Now, one of the greatest forces driving change in the industry is the aim to measure outcomes and reward providers for value over quantity. Joe Rubinsztain, MD, founder and CEO of gastroenterology-focused EHR and practice management company gMed, gives an expert look at how this trend is impacting reimbursement, ambulatory surgery centers, physician practices and healthcare as a whole. By Carrie Pallardy -
  9. ASC company financial report: 5 key companies — March 19, 2015

    Here are the stock reports from five ambulatory surgery center companies for March 19, 2015 and how they compare to their numbers last week on March 13. By Laura Dyrda -

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