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  1. 6 must-reads on IBD

    Here are six recent stories on irritable bowel disease.  By Anuja Vaidya -
  2. Wentworth Surgery Center joins local chamber of commerce: 3 things to know

    Wentworth Surgery Center in Somersworth, N.H., has joined the Greater Somersworth Chamber of Commerce, according to a fosters.com report.  By Carrie Pallardy -
  3. AGA lobbies for GI on Capitol Hill: 5 insights

    The American Gastroenterological Association traveled to Capitol Hill for the Alliance of Specialty Medicine's annual legislative conference held July 13 to July 15. By Carrie Pallardy -

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  1. 7 things to know about endoscopy competency training

    A recent study published in The American Journal of Gastroenterology examined gastroenterology fellowship programs' readiness for competency-based evaluation in endoscopic procedural training. By Carrie Pallardy -
  2. Cause for concern: 10 notes on the measles outbreak

    Measles disease, the most infectious disease known to man, was believed to be eradicated from the United States in 2000. Yet, the highly contagious disease is still prevalent and there is major cause for concern, according to the Huffington Post.  By Mary Rechtoris -
  3. What is "the cloud?" 10 key facts

    Below are 10 key facts for healthcare providers to know about "the cloud."  By Brandon Howard -
  4. How ASCs can increase profitability — 8 key steps for out-of-network success

    How can you significantly increase your ambulatory surgery center's profit through out of network reimbursement? By Laura Dyrda -

10 common mistakes in valuing ASCs

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  1. ACA provides fewer choices of physicians — 7 notes

    A new study reveals the Affordable Care Act offers fewer healthcare providers in insurance plans' networks, according to The Hill.  By Mary Rechtoris -
  2. Gastroenterologist compensation in 2015: 20 key statistics

    Gastroenterologists are the third highest earning physicians, behind orthopedics and cardiology, with average compensation of $370,000, according to the Medscape Gastroenterologist Compensation Report 2015. But many factors, including gender, geographical location and practice setting, can affect how much GI physicians earn. By Carrie Pallardy -
  3. 24 statistics on physician, PA, nurse & nurse practitioner salary by years of experience

    How do years of experience affect compensation? By Carrie Pallardy -
  4. TLC Health Network opposes Premier ASC project in New York: 7 things to know

    TLC Health Network, based in Irving, N.Y., is voicing opposition to a new surgery center project proposed for Hamburg, N.Y., according to a Buffalo Business First report. By Carrie Pallardy -
  1. 7 things for ASC leaders to know for Thursday — July 16, 2015

    Here are seven news updates for ambulatory surgery center leaders to know for July 16, 2015.  By Brandon Howard -
  2. Where shoulder surgery is headed: Patient-specific implants, faster recoveries & outpatient surgery

    Joshua Dines, MD, Hospital for Special Surgery, New York City, talks about the biggest innovations in shoulder surgery and where the field is headed in the future. By Laura Dyrda -
  3. 14 Observations and Thoughts and Issues for ASCs 2015 – 2016

    There are several big themes that currently run throughout the ASC industry. These include pressures on reimbursement and case numbers, reductions in the number of independent physicians, evolving payor control in many markets, issues with hospital control in many markets, the evolution of narrow networks and the movement towards consumer payment. In short, it is a daunting and fascinating time for ASCs.    By Scott Becker & Mary Rechtoris -
  4. Communication distractions derail patient handoffs in ASCs: 7 key notes

    Communication errors are a key factor in what can commonly derail patient handoffs in the ASC, according to investigators at the Cooper Medical School of Rowan University in Camden, N.J.  By Brandon Howard -
  5. Republican-appointed officials implores Senate to confirm Obama's Medicare chief: 5 keys notes

    Health officials appointed by former President George W. Bush are strongly advising the Senate to confirm Andy Slavitt as administrator of the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services, according to The Hill.  By Mary Rechtoris -
  6. The latest trendy mobile app for physicians: 7 things to know

    A new app, Figure 1, has been launched for physicians to upload photos, X-rays and other images of patients' maladies. The new app, likened to Instagram or Facebook, is changing the way physicians communicate with their patients, according to The Sacramento Bee.  By Mary Rechtoris -
  7. 10 things to know about high deductible health plans

    Healthcare costs have steadily crept up for years and now the industry is faced with understanding and combating that rise. Driven by forces at work in the industry, including the Affordable Care Act, high deductible health plans are becoming more common. This trend is forcing patients to more fully consider the financial stake in their own care and providers to be prepared for the impact of a growing payer group: the consumer.  By Carrie Pallardy -
  8. Boston Scientific adds new board leadership, EndoChoice earns "strong buy" rating & more –5 GI/endoscopy company key notes

    Here are five recent news updates on key gastroenterology and endoscopy companies. By Carrie Pallardy -
  9. 8 things to know about healthcare employee pay & job market

    The healthcare industry is expected to add approximately five million jobs by 2022, according to the Health eCareers Salary Guide: 2015 Edition. By Carrie Pallardy -

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