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  1. 2015 is a record-setting year for fellowship appointments — Top 5 subspecializations

    According to the National Resident Matching Program, 2015 marks a record-breaking year for fellowship appointments, notes a TexasMedicine report.  By Anuja Vaidya -
  2. 8 ways Medicare is impacting physician/patient relationships

    Medicare is significantly changing the way physicians practice medicine and in turn, impacts their relationships with patients, according to the Washington Examiner.  By Mary Rechtoris -
  3. 5 most read GI stories – July 13 to July 17

    Here are the five most popular Becker's ASC Review gastroenterology and endoscopy stories for the week of July 13 to July 17. By Carrie Pallardy -

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  1. 7 things for ASC leaders to know for Monday — July 20, 2015

    Here are seven news updates for ambulatory surgery center leaders to know for July 20, 2015.    By Brandon Howard -
  2. My gastroenterology experience in an accountable care organization

    Accountable Care Organizations (ACOs) are groups of healthcare providers, who come together voluntarily to deliver coordinated care to a defined patient population. By Mark Prince, MD, MBA, AGAF, Director of Gastroenterology, USMD Health System -
  3. 12 questions to ask potential “strategic” ASC corporate partners

    It is a seller's market for ASCs. Over 20 ASC management companies and many local hospitals are competing to invest in surgery and endoscopy centers because they are the "low cost, high quality providers".  By Jon Vick, President, ASCs, Inc. -
  4. ICD-10: Ramifications of dual coding — 5 notes

    Policy makers have implemented a six-month grace period in which providers will not be penalized for ICD-10 coding errors. However, the dual processing coding period may hurt providers rather than benefit them, according to HealthITAnalytics.  By Mary Rechtoris -

10 common mistakes in valuing ASCs

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  1. 7 Chicago ASCs to know

    Chicago is known for its skyscrapers, deep dish pizza, hometown sports rivalries and world-class museums, but this Midwestern city is also home to a number of ASCs. Here are seven ASCs that are located in Chicago.  By Carrie Pallardy and Anuja Vaidya -
  2. 6 must-reads on IBD

    Here are six recent stories on irritable bowel disease.  By Anuja Vaidya -
  3. Wentworth Surgery Center joins local chamber of commerce: 3 things to know

    Wentworth Surgery Center in Somersworth, N.H., has joined the Greater Somersworth Chamber of Commerce, according to a fosters.com report.  By Carrie Pallardy -
  4. AGA lobbies for GI on Capitol Hill: 5 insights

    The American Gastroenterological Association traveled to Capitol Hill for the Alliance of Specialty Medicine's annual legislative conference held July 13 to July 15. By Carrie Pallardy -
  1. 7 things to know about endoscopy competency training

    A recent study published in The American Journal of Gastroenterology examined gastroenterology fellowship programs' readiness for competency-based evaluation in endoscopic procedural training. By Carrie Pallardy -
  2. Cause for concern: 10 notes on the measles outbreak

    Measles disease, the most infectious disease known to man, was believed to be eradicated from the United States in 2000. Yet, the highly contagious disease is still prevalent and there is major cause for concern, according to the Huffington Post.  By Mary Rechtoris -
  3. What is "the cloud?" 10 key facts

    Below are 10 key facts for healthcare providers to know about "the cloud."  By Brandon Howard -
  4. How ASCs can increase profitability — 8 key steps for out-of-network success

    How can you significantly increase your ambulatory surgery center's profit through out of network reimbursement? By Laura Dyrda -
  5. ACA provides fewer choices of physicians — 7 notes

    A new study reveals the Affordable Care Act offers fewer healthcare providers in insurance plans' networks, according to The Hill.  By Mary Rechtoris -
  6. Gastroenterologist compensation in 2015: 20 key statistics

    Gastroenterologists are the third highest earning physicians, behind orthopedics and cardiology, with average compensation of $370,000, according to the Medscape Gastroenterologist Compensation Report 2015. But many factors, including gender, geographical location and practice setting, can affect how much GI physicians earn. By Carrie Pallardy -
  7. 24 statistics on physician, PA, nurse & nurse practitioner salary by years of experience

    How do years of experience affect compensation? By Carrie Pallardy -
  8. TLC Health Network opposes Premier ASC project in New York: 7 things to know

    TLC Health Network, based in Irving, N.Y., is voicing opposition to a new surgery center project proposed for Hamburg, N.Y., according to a Buffalo Business First report. By Carrie Pallardy -
  9. 7 things for ASC leaders to know for Thursday — July 16, 2015

    Here are seven news updates for ambulatory surgery center leaders to know for July 16, 2015.  By Brandon Howard -

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