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  1. How much of your taxes are spent on healthcare? 5 things to know

    More than 27 percent of the tax bill is spent on healthcare, according to a Weekly Standard report. By Laura Dyrda -
  2. ASC company financial report: 5 key companies — April 16, 2015

    Here are the stock reports from five ambulatory surgery center companies for March 26, 2015 and how they compare to their numbers last week on April 9. By Laura Dyrda -
  3. Healthcare reform marches on — 5 key observations for ASCs on 2015 & beyond

    Healthcare reform had a rocky first five years, and the next five are equally uncertain in today's political landscape. Here are five key observations on how future healthcare reform implementation could impact ambulatory surgery centers.  By Laura Dyrda -

Successful approach to implementing EHR solutions

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  1. 3 new joint venture ASCs – March & April 2015

    Here are three new joint venture ASCs announced in the past month:  By Brandon Howard -
  2. U.S. healthcare costs to soar to $3.2 trillion this year

    The national spend on healthcare in the United States is projected to reach $3.2 trillion in 2015. By Carrie Pallardy -
  3. 7 things for ASC leaders to know for Thursday – April 16, 2015

    Here are seven news updates for ambulatory surgery center leaders to know for April 16, 2015.  By Brandon Howard -
  4. Physicians Endoscopy acquires Ohio center, 5 commercial insurers initiate Cologuard coverage & more – 5 recent GI/endoscopy company key notes

    Here are five recent news updates on gastroenterology and endoscopy companies. By Carrie Pallardy -

Maximizing out-of-network reimbursements

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  1. 12 statistics on ASC rent & occupancy costs

    Here are 12 statistics on ambulatory surgery center rent and occupancy costs based on data from VMG Health's Multi-Specialty ASC Intellimarker.  By Laura Dyrda -
  2. Advanced Vision Surgery Center breaks ground in Virginia

    The Advanced Vision Institute, based in Hampton, Va., has broken ground on its new Advanced Vision Surgery Center in James City County, Va., according to a Daily Press report. 
 By Carrie Pallardy -
  3. USPI implements technology to support total joint patient education, outcomes

    United Surgical Partners International has adopted Skylight Healthcare Systems technology, a patient engagement designed to improve patient education and clinical outcomes. By Carrie Pallardy -
  4. SGR repeal passes: 5 key facts

    The U.S. Senate has passed the Medicare Access and CHIP Reauthorization Act of 2015 (HR 2), which effectively repeals the sustainable growth rate formula, according to a Medpage Today report. Here are five key facts on the legislation and the vote that passed it. 
 By Carrie Pallardy -
  1. Breaches of protected health information total 949 in 3 years, study shows

    The number of breaches of protected health information reported by health plans and clinicians, covered under HIPAA, between 2010 to 2013 was 949, according to a research letter published in the Journal of the American Medical Association.  By Anuja Vaidya -
  2. FDA clears 6 GI/endoscopy devices in March

    Here are six gastroenterology/endoscopy devices that received FDA 510(k) clearance in March. By Carrie Pallardy -
  3. 137 ASC women leaders to know | 2015

    Here are 137 women who are leaders in the ambulatory surgery center industry. They serve in a number of roles, overseeing the development, management and operations of ASCs.  By Anuja Vaidya -
  4. Physicians Endoscopy acquires Ohio center, AmSurg CEO sells 3k company shares & more – 6 ASC company key notes

    Here are six recent news updates on ambulatory surgery center companies. By Carrie Pallardy -
  5. Cottage Health System plans to sell Santa Barbara Outpatient Surgery Center

    Cottage Health System in Santa Barbara, Calif., plans to sell Santa Barbara Outpatient Surgery Center, which may delay the system's merger with Sansum Clinic by six months, according to a Pacific Coast Business Times report. By Carrie Pallardy -
  6. Dr. Kendra Blount joins Southeastern Surgical Center team

    General surgeon Kendra Blount, DO, has joined the medial team at Southeastern Surgical Center in Lumberton, N.C., according to a report by The Robesonian. By Carrie Pallardy -
  7. 5 most read GI stories – April 6 to April 10

    Here are the five most popular gastroenterology and endoscopy stories on Becker's ASC Review April 6 to April 10. By Carrie Pallardy -
  8. U.S. health spending sees acceleration: 5 key findings

    Here are five recent findings regarding health spending in the United States, according to an April 2015 spending brief by the Altarum Institute.  By Anuja Vaidya -
  9. 5 trends in emergent hernia repair rates in the U.S.

    A study recently published in JAMA Surgery examines trends in rates of emergent abdominal hernia repair within the United States.  By Anuja Vaidya -

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