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  1. Hand hygiene compliance in ORs during anesthetic care significantly low, study says

    A study, published in Antimicrobial Resistance & Infection Control, has found significant evidence for low adherence to hand hygiene guidelines in the operating room during anesthetic care.  By Anuja Vaidya -
  2. 10 key statistics on medical errors

    Here are 10 things to know about how the public thinks about medical errors and patient safety, according to Harvard School of Public Health's "The Public's Views on Medical Error in Massachusetts."  By Laura Dyrda -
  3. 35 statistics on commercial reimbursement by geographic region

    Here are 35 statistics on average commercial reimbursement for new patient visits by diagnostic code across the United States, according to the 2014 Fee Schedule Survey Results from Physicians Practice. By Carrie Pallardy -

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  1. Orthopedic urgent care services at ASCs: A new trend?

    Walk-in and urgent care services are a few of the many tactics healthcare providers are using to decrease costly emergency room visits and extend care to a new group of patients. Ambulatory surgery centers are also getting into the game with orthopedic urgent care services. By Laura Dyrda -
  2. 14 essentials of credentialing in the ambulatory environment

    Accreditation is essential for ambulatory surgery centers to maintain a high standard of care and an excellent reputation. While most centers achieve accreditation, there are areas that surveyors often find in need of improvement. One such area is credentialing. Here are 14 steps for ASC leaders to know to ensure effective credentialing, according to the Joint Commission's Ambulatory Care Program: The Who, What, When, and Where's of Credentialing and Privileging report.  By Carrie Pallardy -
  3. New Jersey Eye Center names Catherine Saetta CEO

    Bergenfield-based New Jersey Eye Center named Catherine Saetta CEO, according to a report.  By Anuja Vaidya -
  4. ASC stock report: 5 key company updates — Feb. 19

    Here are the stock reports from five ambulatory surgery center companies for Feb. 19, 2015, including whether the numbers are up or down from last week. By Laura Dyrda -

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  1. CMS extends final overpayment rule — 5 key notes

    The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services extended their deadline to finalize a rule under the Affordable Care Act that requires providers to report and return overpayments to Medicare, according to a Baker Law report.  By Laura Dyrda -
  2. 7 things for ASC leaders to know for Thursday

    Here are seven news updates for ambulatory surgery center industry leaders to know for Feb. 19, 2015.  By Carrie Pallardy -
  3. 4 recent ASC industry leadership moves & honors

    Here are four ambulatory surgery center industry leaders who recently took on new roles or received industry honors.  By Carrie Pallardy -
  4. Hospitals, surgery centers voice opposition to HCA's plan to move Tennessee surgery center: 3 things to know

    Hospital Corporation of America's TriStar Southern Hills Medical Center in Nashville, Tenn., plans to move its surgery center to a new location, but the project will not move forward unopposed. Here are three things to know about the medical center's proposal and the dissenting providers, according to a Nashville Business Journal report. By Carrie Pallardy -
  1. 11 surgery centers recently accredited

    Here are 11 ambulatory surgery centers that recently received accreditation. By Laura Dyrda -
  2. AmSurg leadership team gets raises, $904k in potential bonuses

    AmSurg has made a number of bold moves to expand and diversify its business in recent months, and these steps have paid off for the company's leadership. AmSurg's executive team received significant raises and increased potential for bonuses, according to a Nashville Post report. By Carrie Pallardy -
  3. 7 ways technology can improve the healthcare industry

    Technology has become an integral part of the healthcare industry and will play a central role in its future. Here are seven ways in which technology can help improve the healthcare industry, according to a TechRepublic report:  By Anuja Vaidya -
  4. Boston Scientific pays Johnson & Johnson $600M in settlement, 3 companies compete for Salix acquisition & more – 5 GI/endoscopy company key notes

    Here are five recent news updates on gastroenterology and endoscopy companies. By Carrie Pallardy -
  5. Vaughn Nelson Investment Management ups AmSurg ownership to 5.9%

    Vaughn Nelson Investment Management, based in Houston, has increased its ownership of ambulatory surgery center company AmSurg, according to a Post Business report.  By Carrie Pallardy -
  6. 5 big issues in healthcare real estate

    Bisnow's 4th Annual New York Healthcare Summit was hosted last week. Here are five important issues in healthcare real estate discussed at the meeting, according to a Bisnow report. By Carrie Pallardy -
  7. 8 statistics on orthopedics-driven ASC accounts receivable

    Here are eight statistics on accounts receivable for ambulatory surgery centers with orthopedics being more than 50 percent of the cases, according to the VMG Health Multi-Specialty ASC Intellimarker. By Laura Dyrda -
  8. 7 strategies to optimize ASC caseload

    Here are seven strategies for optimizing ambulatory surgery center caseload.  By Anuja Vaidya -
  9. 5 ASC organizations with great cost-cutting strategies

    Here are five organizations with innovative cost-cutting initiatives.  By Carrie Pallardy and Anuja Vaidya -