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  1. 7 things for ASC leaders to know for Monday — August 17, 2015

    Here are seven updates:  By Mary Rechtoris -
  2. 20 statistics on ASC staffing by ORs

    Here are 20 statistics on ambulatory surgery center staffing based on data from VMG Health's Multi-Specialty ASC Intellimarker. By Laura Dyrda -
  3. 5 statistics on financial loss from practice issues for key ASC specialties

    What specialties are experiencing financial loss due to practice issues? By Laura Dyrda -

Patient payment processes, challenges

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  1. How an orthopedics-focused ASC corralled implant issues & makes big spine surgeries cost-effective

    DISC Sports & Spine has two ambulatory surgery centers — one in Marina del Rey and the other in Newport Beach, Calif. — and both centers are thriving due to a dedicated team of medical specialists constantly looking for opportunities to improve. The centers are a joint venture between the physician owners of DISC and Surgical Care Affiliates.  By Laura Dyrda -
  2. 8 statistics on GI physician revenue, compensation

    There are approximately 15,575 gastroenterologists in the United States, according to Jackson & Coker.   By Carrie Pallardy -
  3. Male physicians more likely to be sued than female physicians: 6 things to know

    A new study in BMC Medicine has examined the association between sex and medico-legal action. By Carrie Pallardy -
  4. Hindsight is 20/20: What physicians wish they knew before specializing in GI

    Any career path can hold surprises. Looking back, two gastroenterologists share what they would have liked to know before choosing to specialize in GI. By Carrie Pallardy -

Reimbursement: Pay attention to your charge master

Surgery centers commonly underestimate the importance of routinely assessing their charge master and ensuring charge levels are appropriate for the services being provided relative to cost, payor allowed amounts, and implant reimbursement methodologies.
  1. 90% of American have health insurance, CDC reports — 5 facts to know

    The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention reported more than 90 percent of Americans have health insurance, according to Forbes.  By Mary Rechtoris -
  2. Selling equity in ambulatory surgery centers – An investigation of key legal concepts and certain equity sale models

    For most ambulatory surgery centers, there are numerous business, operational and inter-personal considerations involved with identifying appropriate physician partners and selling shares to such partners. Additionally, there are a variety of key legal concepts that any ASC should also keep in mind. This paper addresses these issues and considers the appropriateness of some equity sale models.  By Scott Becker, ESQ., and Amber McGraw Walsh, ESQ. -
  3. Accenture finds that half of digital health start-ups will fail in 2 years: 5 key points

    One out of two new digital health start-ups will most likely fail within two years of launch, according to a new Accenture study.  By Megan Wood -
  4. Teladoc sees substantial growth in 2015 Q2 results: 5 key notes

    Teladoc, a telehealth platform, reported its second quarter results, with the period ending June 30, 2015.  By Megan Wood -
  1. 72-hour stays could still come to Florida: 3 things to know

    Legislation that would have allowed 72 hour stays at Florida ASCs died in the state senate, but there remains a chance the measure could be revived, according to a Tampa Bay Times report. By Carrie Pallardy -
  2. 7 things for ASC leaders to know for Thursday — August 13, 2015

    Here are seven updates:  By Mary Rechtoris -
  3. Early registration discounts end September 1st

    for Becker's ASC 22nd Annual Meeting. Don't delay, register today!  By Staff -
  4. Going for the gold

     Olympian, Mike Eruzione, to Keynote at Becker's ASC 22nd Annual Meeting   By Staff -
  5. EndoChoice ships 27 Fuse systems in Q2, FDA approves ORBERA device for obesity treatment & more – 4 GI/endoscopy company key notes

    Here are four recent news updates on gastroenterology and endoscopy companies. By Carrie Pallardy -
  6. 15 New York City ASCs

    New York City is the widely recognized cultural hub of the United States. The city boasts such icons as the Statue of Liberty, the Empire State Building and the Metropolitan Museum of Art. NYC is also home to a number of ASCs across its five boroughs. Here are 15 NYC ASCs to know.    By Carrie Pallardy -
  7. 6 observations about the challenge of Uberizing healthcare

    With telehealth beginning to transform the healthcare industry, some startups are taking it a step further to try to "Uberize" healthcare, according to an article on  By Megan Wood -
  8. Seniors face higher risk for readmission following ambulatory surgery — 6 notes

    A recent study conducted over a 30-day period found seniors were more likely to be readmitted to the hospital following ambulatory surgery.  By Mary Rechtoris -
  9. 10 things to know about wrong-site surgery

    Wrong-site surgery is defined as "never events," that unfortunately are not all that uncommon.  By Mary Rechtoris -


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