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  1. The qualified clinical data registry: A primer for outpatient providers

    The rate of surgical procedures is increasing annually, with more than 53 million outpatient procedures performed in the United States in 2010.  By By Richard P. Dutton, MD, MBA, Executive Director, Anesthesia Quality Institute, Chief Quality Officer, American Society of Anesthesiologists -
  2. Healthcare providers: 10 challenges to watch for next year

    The PwC Health Research Institute released a new report outlining the top 10 issues facing the healthcare industry next year. By Laura Dyrda -
  3. ASC nightmare: Wrong-site surgery & what to do about it

    To err is human. However, in the healthcare industry, with people's lives hanging in the balance, there is little space for error.  One of the most unfortunate, albeit common, preventable medical errors is wrong-site surgery.    By Anuja Vaidya -

The opportunity to significantly increase profits

As hospitals survey the landscape today, there aren't many opportunities to improve profitability. Out-of-network represents a last, great opportunity for many hospitals to improve profitability.
  1. 4 new ASC acquisitions

    The following surgery centers have been acquired in the past month. By Ellie Rizzo -
  2. 7 things for ASC leaders to know for Thursday

    Here are seven news updates for ambulatory surgery center leaders to know for Dec. 4, 2014.  By Carrie Pallardy -
  3. 9 recent ASC industry leadership moves

    Ambulatory surgery center leaders continue to take on new leadership roles. Here are nine recent updates.  By Carrie Pallardy -
  4. GI View FDA clearance, $129k Boston Scientific stock transaction & more – 5 recent GI/endoscopy key notes

    Here are five recent updates on gastroenterology and endoscopy companies. By Carrie Pallardy -
  1. A step forward for ASCs on Capitol Hill? 5 things to know on proposed legislation

    The U.S. House Committee on Ways and Means revealed a draft of the Hospitals Improvements for Payment Act of 2014, which would allow an ambulatory surgery center voice on the Advisory Panel on Hospital Outpatient Payment, according to an Ambulatory Surgery Center Association report. By Laura Dyrda -
  2. Crisis averted: 6 tips for effective emergency preparedness

    Winter is here, bringing with it a wide array of concerns for ambulatory surgery centers. Are we in for another brutal winter? What weather-related problems will ASCs face over the coming months? While we don't have answers to these questions as yet, past years have shown that ASCs would do well to prepare for the worst.  By Anuja Vaidya -
  3. Beaufort Memorial Hospital acquires Surgery Center at Beaufort

    Beaufort (S.C.) Memorial Hospital has acquired the previously joint ventured Surgery Center at Beaufort, according to a report by The State. By Carrie Pallardy -
  4. ASGE, ACG update GI procedure quality indicators: 4 things to know

    The American Society of Gastrointestinal Endoscopy/American College of Gastroenterology Task Force on Quality in Endoscopy has updated quality indicators for all GI/endoscopy procedures and the four major endoscopic procedures. Here are four things to know. By Carrie Pallardy -
  1. 4 gastroenterologists on the move

    Here are four gastroenterologists who recently took on new leadership roles.  By Carrie Pallardy -
  2. Price Transparency in the ASC industry: Where are we now?

    If you asked most providers five years ago, it wasn’t immediately apparent that price transparency would be so important today. Ask someone today, and it's clear transparency is the next important innovation in healthcare finance. Once an oddity in the payment world, price transparency is now finding traction with consumers and providers alike. By Ellie Rizzo -
  3. Can gastroenterologists create a sustainable future in uncertain times?

    Demand for GI/endoscopy procedures and care is projected to rise and innovative technology continues to reshape the specialty, yet gastroenterologists face a mounting set of obstacles. From declining reimbursement to dwindling time for patient care, practice as it is today is becoming increasing untenable. Change is inevitable, but how can gastroenterologists take control of that change and carve out a viable future in medicine? By Carrie Pallardy -
  4. 44 New ASCs in 2014

    Here are 44 ambulatory surgery centers that opened in the United States in 2014.  By Anuja Vaidya -
  5. 10 habits of highly-effective ASC healthcare providers

    Healthcare providers have many responsibilities today. By Laura Dyrda -
  6. 5 must-reads on price transparency

    Here are five recent articles on price transparency in the healthcare industry.  By Anuja Vaidya -
  7. AAAHC compliance report: 5 things to know

    The Accreditation Association for Ambulatory Health Care has released its 2014 Accreditation Association Electronic National Evaluation and Information Dataset report, which evaluates compliance with 2013 AAAHC standards. Here are five things to know from the report. By Carrie Pallardy -
  8. Investing in your ASC's future: How to appeal to the next generation of physicians

    The practice, and business, of medicine has evolved into a world very different from when the first ambulatory surgery center opened its doors in the 1970s. The history of rich, rapid growth is now over. Growth has plateaued and many of the physicians who have carried the industry this far are preparing for retirement. If existing ASCs want a sustainable future, their leaders must turn to the next generation of physicians.  By Carrie Pallardy -
  9. How to ride information to the top: Maximizing the value of ASC data

    Data is all the rage in healthcare, but what can it actually do for ambulatory surgery centers?  By Carrie Pallardy -