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  1. OIG: Incorrect coding on physician claims leads to $33.4M in Medicare overpayments: 5 quick facts

    The Office of the Inspector General has released the Incorrect place-of-service claims resulted in potential Medicare overpayments costing millions report. Here are five quick facts to know. By Carrie Pallardy -
  2. 5 key elements of emergency preparedness in ASCs

    In a webinar hosted by Becker's ASC Review on May 5, Laurie Deihs, RN, MPH, assistant director of education at the Accreditation Association for Ambulatory Health Care (AAAHC); and Kris Kilgore, RN, administrative director at Surgical Care Center of Michigan in Grand Rapids and an AAAHC surveyor discussed the importance of emergency preparedness as well as how to ensure that your ambulatory surgery center is always prepared for any crisis or disaster.  By Anuja Vaidya -
  3. What qualities should young GI physicians look for in a mentor?

    Whether a physician young gastroenterologists meet in fellowship training or early on in their careers, a mentor can have a profound impact on a career path. Two gastroenterologists share what they believe to be some of the most important qualities in a GI mentor. By Carrie Pallardy -

Challenges in spine and pain coding

Ambulatory surgery centers are on the front lines of the nation’s chronic spine and pain epidemic.   The landscape for spine and pain coding can cause major anxiety for physicians and their billing departments.
  1. 7 things for ASC leaders to know for Monday — May 11, 2015

    Here are seven news updates for ambulatory surgery center leaders to know for May 11, 2015.  By Brandon Howard -
  2. Tips on choosing and implementing the right EHR for your ASC

    Chuck Meisel, vice president of sales at Surgical Notes, discussed how to successfully approach selecting the right electronic health record solution for ambulatory surgery centers and be better prepared for an increasingly electronic future in a webinar titled "Considering an EHR? Tips for successful approach to selecting and implementing the right solution"."  By Brandon Howard -
  3. 3 GI physicians making headlines – May 8, 2015

    Here are three gastroenterologists and colorectal surgeons who were featured in the news within the past week.  By Anuja Vaidya -
  4. Elite Surgical Center adds new bariatric procedures: 4 things to 

    Elite Surgical Center in Fremont, Calif., has added two new bariatric procedures. Here are four things to know. By Carrie Pallardy -

The dirt on endoscopes and CRE

Cleaning endoscopes can be tricky. Learn about the most current recommendations from the FDA and guidance from manufacturers on the proper care and handling techniques to help avoid the risk of infection.
  1. 7 things for ASC leaders to know for Thursday — May 7, 2015

    Here are seven news updates for ambulatory surgery center leaders to know for May 7, 2015.  By Brandon Howard -
  2. CHOP to open $65M facility, that includes ASC: 5 things to know

    The Children's Hospital of Philadelphia will open its $65 million specialty medical building, including an ambulatory surgery center, in King of Prussia, Pa., on May 18, according to a Philadelphia Business Journal report.  By Anuja Vaidya -
  3. Laser Spine Institute names Briley Cienkosz chief marketing officer — 4 key facts

    Tampa-based Laser Spine Institute named Briley Cienkosz chief marketing officer, according to a Tampa Bay Business Journal report.  By Anuja Vaidya -
  4. USPI net revenue jumps 9% in Q1 amid Tenet transaction — 10 things to know

    United Surgical Partners International reported a huge jump in first quarter consolidated net revenue. By Laura Dyrda -
  1. Eye surgeon pay by U.S. region: 9 statistics

    Here is the average annual salary of ophthalmologists in different U.S. regions, according to the Medscape Ophthalmologist Compensation Report 2015.  By Anuja Vaidya -
  2. ASC-specific bundled payments program coming to California — 8 key concepts

    Bundled payments may be coming to more ambulatory surgery centers in California — are you ready? By Laura Dyrda -
  3. Smith & Nephew acquires supply chain software technology for Syncera savings — 5 things to know

    Smith & Nephew acquired software technology company S2 Interactive to improve savings for Syncera customers. By Laura Dyrda -
  4. AmSurg net revenue jumps 12%, growth exceeds expectations — 15 key notes

    AmSurg reported a huge net revenue increase in the first quarter of 2015, with both ambulatory services same-center revenues and physician services contract organic growth exceeding expectations.  By Laura Dyrda -
  5. TriState Centers for Sight acquires MidWest EyeCenter — 6 things to know

    TriState Centers for Sight purchased MidWest EyeCenter, according to a report. By Laura Dyrda -
  6. How to evaluate business performance and excellence in ASCs: Your ASC business operations checkup

    Naya Kehayes, Michael McClain, and Conor Gallagher, of Eveia Health, a management and consulting firm in the healthcare industry, hosted a webinar with Becker's Healthcare titled "ASC Business Operations Checkup."  By Brandon Howard -
  7. 5 recent ASC acquisitions — May 5, 2015

    Here are five recent ambulatory surgery center acquisitions.  By Anuja Vaidya -
  8. Grow your mature ASC — 5 key strategies

    How can a mature ambulatory surgery center continue to grow in the evolving health care environment? By Laura Dyrda -
  9. Excelsior Orthopaedics gains approval for $9M expansion: 5 key notes

    Amherst, NY-based Excelsior Orthopaedics won approval from the town board for a $9 million expansion, reports The Buffalo News.  By Brandon Howard -