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  1. How to tackle one of the most common types of ASC turnaround scenarios

    The ambulatory surgery center business as a whole is robust and successful, but individual centers can hit road blocks. However, a struggling center does not necessarily have to close its doors.  By Carrie Pallardy -
  2. Laparoscopic vs. open colectomy: Which results in lower costs & utilization? — 7 key notes

    Laparoscopic colectomy typically results in a significant reduction of healthcare costs and utilization, according to a study published in JAMA Surgery.  By Anuja Vaidya -
  3. Vast wealth of HealthCare.gov customer data causes uneasiness: 9 things to know

    With the spike in devastating data breaches, a government warehouse storing the data of HealthCare.gov customers is raising significant privacy concerns and questions, reports ABC News.  By Anuja Vaidya -

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  1. Risky Business: The costs of sharing medical records with patients — 6 notes

    With the latest technological innovations, physicians are able to electronically share medical records with patients. Tony Perez, a cyber security expert and the founder and CEO of NetLok, understands patient demand for access to medical records, but cautions healthcare professionals that patients are not trained to read the data, leading to misinterpretation.  By Mary Rechtoris -
  2. SurgCenter Development to open $2M JV surgery center, Physicians Endoscopy acquires 40th center & more – 6 ASC company key notes

    Here are six recent ambulatory surgery center company news updates. By Carrie Pallardy -
  3. Innovation in outpatient joint replacement: Q&A With Dr. Michael Gott

    Michael A. Gott, MD, of Westchester Sport and Spine in White Plains, N.Y., discusses how new forms of pain control and anesthesia are innovating outpatient joint replacement, as well as how decreased hospital stays and postoperative pain management will be the greatest advancement in the field.  By Brandon Howard -
  4. How to best optimize the value of your orthopedic ASC: Service lines, data and productivity

    Two healthcare professionals share their thoughts on how to best optimize the value of ASCs, as well as share insight into what the best opportunities are for orthopedic centers in the future.  By Brandon Howard -

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  1. 8 ASCs with quick A/R turnaround

    Here are eight ambulatory surgery centers with a low number of accounts receivable days.  By Anuja Vaidya -
  2. 3 key thoughts on ASC M&A

    Mergers and acquisitions are natural for a maturing industry, such as the ambulatory surgery center sector.  By Carrie Pallardy -
  3. Maine considering 'death-with-dignity' legislation — 5 facts

    Maine legislators are contemplating the highly controversial "death-with-dignity" law allowing suffering patients to legally end their own lives.  By Mary Rechtoris -
  4. 4 crucial elements for sustaining ASC profitability

    The ambulatory surgery center industry has proliferated and profited since its inception, but the healthcare landscape is changing and profitability is no longer assured. By Carrie Pallardy -
  1. 4 new joint venture ASCs – May & June 2015

    Here are four new joint venture ASCs announced in the past month:  By Brandon Howard -
  2. 4 recent ASC acquisitions & partnerships — June 15, 2015

    Here are four recent ambulatory surgery center and surgical hospital acquisitions.  By Anuja Vaidya -
  3. Huntington Gynecologic Surgery Center to adopt new name: 3 things to know

    Huntington (N.Y.) Gynecologic Surgery Center is taking on a new name in light of a recent donation, according to Huntington Patch report. By Carrie Pallardy -
  4. 5 most-read GI stories – June 8 to June 12

    Here are the five most popular Becker's ASC Review gastroenterology and endoscopy articles for the week of June 8 to June 12.   By Carrie Pallardy -
  5. Spine and pain coding today: Top 7 challenges

    In a webinar hosted by Becker's ASC Review on June 3, Lisa Rock, president of National Medical Billing Services; Jessica Edmiston, BS, CPC, CASCC, AHIMA, approved ICD-10-CM trainer, senior vice president, performance review at NMBS; Tamara Wagner, BS, CPC, vice president, performance review at NMBS; and Alison Kuley, CPC, spine coder at NMBS; discussed the most pressing challenges in coding for spine and pain management procedures today.  By Anuja Vaidya -
  6. 7 things for ASC leaders to know for Monday — June 15, 2015

    Here are seven news updates for ambulatory surgery center leaders to know for June 15, 2015.  By Brandon Howard -
  7. How ASC leaders can prepare for the next 5 years — 6 key concepts

    Healthcare is constantly changing, but there are certain key concepts that can help ambulatory surgery center owners and operators prepare for the future.  By Laura Dyrda -
  8. 132 ASC administrators to know | 2015

    Running a successful ambulatory surgery center has only become more difficult. Administrators manage a full staff, understand a center's costs down to the case, work with new and existing physicians and more; all while keeping up with the demands of a rapidly shifting healthcare environment. Here 132 ASC administrators to know this year.  By Anuja Vaidya & Brandon Howard -
  9. EHRs in gastroenterology: Burden or boon?

    EHRs are an integral part of the healthcare transformation taking place, but they spark a contentious debate. Four practicing gastroenterologists share their thoughts on whether or not EHRs are beneficial to GI practice. By Carrie Pallardy -

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