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  1. Are your ASC's business operations in good health?

    Ambulatory surgery centers excel at quality patient care, but the clinical sphere is only half of the puzzle. By Carrie Pallardy -
  2. 14 ASCs taking on price transparency

    Healthcare is moving toward greater transparency in pricing, and these 14 ambulatory surgery centers have embraced the push.  By Carrie Pallardy and Anuja Vaidya -
  3. 6 gastroenterologists making headlines — April 3, 2015

    Here are six gastroenterologists who were featured in the news for leadership moves or industry honors within the past week.  By Anuja Vaidya -

EHR in ASCs: big trends emerging

Electronic health records are revolutionizing health care delivery at hospitals and physician offices. Now ambulatory surgery centers are seeing the benefits of EHR technology and are searching for the appropriate technology for their site.
  1. 8 key points on healthcare M&A

    Here are eight observations on healthcare sector mergers and acquisitions, according to a Irving Levin Associates report.  By Anuja Vaidya -
  2. IU Health Goshen adds ambulatory care center

    Goshen Ambulatory Care Center has been purchased by Indiana University Health Goshen Hospital, who will make upgrades to the center which will be closed until late summer.  By Brandon Howard -
  3. 7 things for gastroenterologists to know for today – April 3, 2015

    Here are seven news updates for gastroenterologists to know for April 3, 2015. By Carrie Pallardy -
  4. Fighting the decline: 3 gastroenterologists on standing up to reimbursement pressure

    From turning to alternative payment models to maximizing value-based payments, three gastroenterologists share strategies to fight the decline in reimbursement and maintain revenue.  By Carrie Pallardy -

ASC business operations check up

ASC’s are complex businesses with lots of moving parts, and it’s easy to get wrapped up with day to day operational details and forget to stop and look at the big picture in terms of performance.
  1. Dr. Paul LoVerme joins AAAASF board of directors — 5 things to know

    Paul LoVerme, MD, a plastic surgeon based in New Jersey, was elected to the American Association for Accreditation of Ambulatory Surgical Facilities Board of Directors. By Laura Dyrda -
  2. Nobilis Health closes $25M debt financing: 5 things to know

    Nobilis Health has closed a $25 million debt financing facility. Here are five things to know. By Carrie Pallardy -
  3. ASC company financial report: 5 key companies — April 2, 2015

    Here are the stock reports from five ambulatory surgery center companies for March 26, 2015 and how they compare to their numbers last week on March 26. By Laura Dyrda -
  4. 8 statistics on annual & hourly pay for general surgeons

    Here are eight statistics on general surgeon salary and benefits, according to Jackson & Coker's 2014 physician salary calculator.  By Anuja Vaidya -
  1. Combating obesity: How surgeons can expand patient care beyond the OR

    The American Medical Association classified obesity as a chronic disease in 2013, but the overall conversation has remained much the same.  By Carrie Pallardy -
  2. Ancient wisdom? 1,000-year-old Anglo-Saxon salve found to kill MRSA bacteria

    A 1,000-year-old Anglo-Saxon remedy has been found to kill superbug methicillin-resistant staphylococcus aureus, according to research conducted at The University of Nottingham in the United Kingdom.  By Anuja Vaidya -
  3. 4 recent ASC industry leadership moves – April 2, 2015

    Here are four ambulatory surgery center leaders who recently took on new leadership roles. By Carrie Pallardy -
  4. Self-insured employer market outlook: Key thoughts from EmployerDirect CEO

    EmployerDirect Healthcare is fundamentally changing how large, self-insured employers offer healthcare coverage to their employees.  By Laura Dyrda -
  5. Medical Web Technologies appoints Scott Palmer president and COO

    Medical Web Technologies named Scott Palmer president and COO. By Laura Dyrda -
  6. Mercy Health in Ohio acquires Surgery Center at Regency Park

    Mercy Health, based in Cincinnati, has acquired the Surgery Center at Regency Park in Toledo, Ohio, according to a Toledo Free Press report. By Carrie Pallardy -
  7. SCA closes secondary public offering of common stock

    Surgical Care Affiliates announced the closing of its underwritten public offering of 7 million shares of common stock. By Carrie Pallardy -
  8. AmSurg acquires Halifax Anesthesiology Associates

    Sheridan, AmSurg's physician services division, has acquired Halifax Anesthesiology Associates, based in Daytona Beach, Fla. By Carrie Pallardy -
  9. How much does it cost to build an outpatient surgery center?

    Opening and operating an outpatient surgery is a significant undertaking. Here are four statistics on what it cost to open a surgery center in 2013, according to RSMeans cost data. By Carrie Pallardy -