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  1. 10 summer reads for ASC administrators

    Summer is right around the corner. Days at the beach, mid-summer picnics and poolside lounging beg the companionship of a good book. Here are 10 compelling, healthcare-focused must-reads for the summer season.  By Anuja Vaidya -
  2. 3 GI physicians making headlines – June 19, 2015

    Here are three gastroenterologists who were featured in the news within the past week.  By Anuja Vaidya -
  3. SurgCenter Development, Blue Belt partner for orthopedic robotics program: 5 key notes

    Blue Belt Technologies has partnered with SurgCenter Development.  By Anuja Vaidya -

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  1. Keeping up with quality reporting in GI: 2 gastroenterologists weigh in

    Quality reporting now impacts how gastroenterologists are paid, but reporting can be time consuming and complex. Two practicing GI physicians share best practices for keeping up with quality reporting requirements in the field.  By Carrie Pallardy -
  2. Dr. Carey Strom on rebuilding the physician-patient relationship

    Carey Strom, MD, worked as a network provider for years, but now he practices outside of the traditional payer contract model in Beverly Hills, Calif. By Carrie Pallardy -
  3. 25 things to know about health insurance exchanges

    The health insurance exchanges are an integral piece of the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act. Here are 25 things to know about them.  By Anuja Vaidya -
  4. 8 things to know about valuing physician practices

    Physician practice acquisition and employment transactions are occurring at a feverish pace, and have been since 2009. Even after six years at this pace, significant consolidation is expected to continue with increasing numbers of physicians entering employment.  By Emily Rappleye -

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  1. Challenges and advancements in the field of hand surgery: 5 surgeons weigh in

    Depending on who you ask, administrative challenges like payer reimbursement or clinical challenges like nerve regeneration are among the biggest obstacles facing hand surgeons across the country. Furthermore, innovations such as immunosuppression and nerve transfer continue to revolutionize this field of medicine. Below, five hand surgeons address both the challenges and advancements in hand surgery.  By Brandon Howard -
  2. House passes EHR Fairness Act: 4 things to know

    The Digestive Health Physicians Association has expressed its support of the Electronic Health Fairness Act, which was approved in the U.S. House of Representatives as a part of broader legislation, HR 2570, by voice vote. By Carrie Pallardy -
  3. High-quality colonoscopy linked with cost savings: 7 key points

    Adenoma detection rate is one of the key colonoscopy quality indicators. A recent study published in JAMA examined the lifetime benefits, complications and costs of colonoscopy screening programs at various levels of ADR. By Carrie Pallardy -
  4. 7 things for ASC leaders to know for Thursday — June 18, 2015

    Here are seven news updates for ambulatory surgery center leaders to know for June 18, 2015.  By Brandon Howard -
  1. The next 5 years — 11 key thoughts & best strategies for ASCs

    United Surgical Partners International Senior Vice President of Acquisitions Michael Stroup and Ambulatory Surgical Centers of America CEO Luke Lambert discuss the biggest trends in the ambulatory surgery center industry over the next five years.  By Laura Dyrda -
  2. 5 thoughts on keeping up with ASC quality reporting requirements

    Quality reporting is now affecting how healthcare providers, including ambulatory surgery centers, are paid. By Carrie Pallardy -
  3. Importance of clarity, why healthcare professionals must adopt the same language — 5 notes

    Misinterpretation of language leads to several issues impeding physicians' ability to administer quality care. Anthony Oliva, MD, explains why healthcare professionals must speak a unified language to ensure optimal care for patients.  By Mary Rechtoris -
  4. Labor cost at your surgery center — 3 key concepts

    Thomas Jacobs, president and CEO of MedHQ, discussed strategies to control labor costs at Becker's 13th Annual Spine, Orthopedic and Pain Management-Driven ASC Conference + The Future of Spine in Chicago.  By Brandon Howard -
  5. In which specialties do physicians earn the least for patient care? 10 statistics

    Here are 10 specialties in which physicians earn the least for patient care, according to Medscape's 2015 Physician Compensation Report.  By Anuja Vaidya -
  6. The cost of robotic surgery — 10 things to know

    Advancements in robotic technology provide opportunities for surgeons to perform minimally invasive surgeries. However, the associated costs with robots have many healthcare providers and patients hesitant to utilize the new technologies. Various physicians explain the benefits and costs of using robotic technologies.  By Mary Rechtoris -
  7. Regional Pain Institute offering stem cell and platelet rich plasma injections to patients — 4 notes

    The Regional Pain Institute, a multidisciplinary interventional pain management practice in Queen Creek and Scottsdale, Ariz., is presently administering stem cell and platelet rich plasma injections.  By Mary Rechtoris -
  8. EndoChoice IPO yields $94.9M, AbbVie expands philanthropy outreach & more – 6 GI/endoscopy company key notes

    Here are six recent news updates on gastroenterology and endoscopy companies. By Carrie Pallardy -
  9. Tenet completes USPI, Aspen acquisitions: 7 things to know

    Tenet Healthcare has completed the acquisitions of United Surgical Partners International and Aspen Healthcare. By Carrie Pallardy -

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