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  1. Zoning in on energy: How the healthcare industry is conserving & losing

    Global policies continue to promote energy efficiency, and with rising overhead costs, healthcare organizations are adapting smarter practices. Hospitals alone use 2.5 times more energy than commercial buildings, according to a Navigant Research report. When powering such critical buildings as hospitals and healthcare centers, power outage isn't an option.  By Megan Wood -
  2. Advertising your ASC online

    Digital marketing campaigns are expected to grow by 35 percent of total marketing budgets in the year 2016. By Jeffrey Nasers -
  3. 15 things to know about gastroenterology for ASCs

    One of the three most popular ASC specialties, gastroenterology has seen a number of proposed regulatory changes and challenges this year. Here are 15 things to know about gastroenterology.  By Anuja Vaidya -

Sustaining a predictable referral pipeline

Today’s healthcare market is tough. Reimbursements are getting squeezed, your facility is counting on doctors bringing their patients to your facility and not others and most facilities are needing to generate more procedures.
  1. The Joint Commission releases new sentinel event alert: 6 quick facts

    The Joint Commission released a new sentinel event alert focusing on patient falls.  By Anuja Vaidya -
  2. Laser Spine Institute's Philadelphia facility achieves patient-centered care designation: 5 things to know

    Laser Spine Institute's Philadelphia facility has achieved gold-level Planetree Designation for Excellence in Patient-Centered Care.  By Anuja Vaidya -
  3. Contaminated surgical tools at Seattle Children's leads to HIV, hepatitis testing: 5 key facts

    Seattle Children's Bellevue clinic discovered surgical tools that may have been contaminated, and more than 3,000 children and teens were tested for HIV and hepatitis, according to The Seattle Times.  By Megan Wood -
  4. USPI could buy Santa Barbara Outpatient Surgery Center: 5 things to know

    Cottage Health System and Sansum Clinic, both based in Santa Barbara, Calif., are planning to merge. Cottage Health is looking to sell its Santa Barbara Outpatient Surgery Center to allay the FTC's monopoly concerns, according to a Pacific Coast Business Times report. By Carrie Pallardy -

Decoding managed care contracting

When was the last time you looked at your contracts? Really REALLY looked at your contracts?
  1. Surgery Partners' IPO projected to reach up to $350M, HCA shares trade down 3.7% & more — 5 key notes on ASC companies

    Here are five updates on ASC companies:  By Mary Rechtoris -
  2. 5 most read GI/endoscopy stories – Week of Sept. 21 to Sept. 25

    Here are the five most popular Becker's ASC Review gastroenterology and endoscopy stories for the week of Sept. 21 to Sept. 25.  By Anuja Vaidya -
  3. Top 10 states with the highest total Medicare spending

    Here are 10 states with the highest total Medicare spending, circa 2009, according to Kaiser State Health Facts.  By Anuja Vaidya -
  4. Beyond patient care: The biggest challenges in GI

    Patient care is any physician's primary focus: both challenging and rewarding. But, patient care is hardly the only challenge physicians face today. Two gastroenterologists share their struggles outside of the patient care arena.  By Carrie Pallardy -
  1. Georgia Regents Medical Center acquires stake in Surgery Center of Columbia County: 4 things to know

    Georgia Regents Medical Center in Augusta has bought a 30 percent stake in Surgery Center of Columbia in Evans, Ga., according to The Augusta Chronicle. By Carrie Pallardy -
  2. Surgery Partners' IPO expected to reap up to $350M

    Surgery Partners is scheduled to go public this week, according to a Nashville Business Journal report.  By Carrie Pallardy -
  3. Caring for uninsured patients: 4 key thoughts for ASC owners and operators

    Ambulatory surgery centers around the nation are devising ways to serve uninsured patients, but centers have to consider various factors when providing care for patients without health insurance.  By Mary Rechtoris -
  4. 7 things for ASC leaders to know for Monday — September 28, 2015

    Here are seven updates.  By Mary Rechtoris -
  5. Americans want to know what they're made of — literally

    American are curious about what exactly is in their DNA, possibly suggesting a strong future for genetic testing, according to a survey released by Counsyl, a health technology company.  By Megan Wood -
  6. 4 GI physicians in the news – Sept. 25, 2015

    Here are four gastroenterologists who made headlines within the past week or so.  By Anuja Vaidya -
  7. Carolinas HealthCare Systems Blue Ridge breaks ground on new surgery center: 3 things to know

    Carolinas HealthCare Systems Blue Ridge, based in Morganton, N.C., has broken ground on a new surgery center as part of a two-year project, according to The News Herald. By Carrie Pallardy -
  8. ASC Quality & Access Act of 2015 introduced in Senate — 5 key notes

    The Ambulatory Surgery Center Association supports the newly-introduced Ambulatory Surgical Center Quality and Access Act of 2015. By Laura Dyrda -
  9. The ultimate ASC revenue cycle management dashboard

    With slim margins and high levels of competition, a healthy revenue cycle is essential to ASC success. What revenue cycle metrics and data points do ASC leaders need to track on a regular basis to maintain effective RCM processes? By Carrie Pallardy -


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