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  1. House passes EHR Fairness Act: 4 things to know

    The Digestive Health Physicians Association has expressed its support of the Electronic Health Fairness Act, which was approved in the U.S. House of Representatives as a part of broader legislation, HR 2570, by voice vote. By Carrie Pallardy -
  2. High-quality colonoscopy linked with cost savings: 7 key points

    Adenoma detection rate is one of the key colonoscopy quality indicators. A recent study published in JAMA examined the lifetime benefits, complications and costs of colonoscopy screening programs at various levels of ADR. By Carrie Pallardy -
  3. 7 things for ASC leaders to know for Thursday — June 18, 2015

    Here are seven news updates for ambulatory surgery center leaders to know for June 18, 2015.  By Brandon Howard -

Improve business office functions 

Are you leaving money on the table? Revenue cycle management is key to optimizing ASC profits, and we reveal common areas where ASCs fall short and explores solutions in "7 Steps to Improve Business Office Functions & Increase Cash Generation."
  1. The next 5 years — 11 key thoughts & best strategies for ASCs

    United Surgical Partners International Senior Vice President of Acquisitions Michael Stroup and Ambulatory Surgical Centers of America CEO Luke Lambert discuss the biggest trends in the ambulatory surgery center industry over the next five years.  By Laura Dyrda -
  2. 5 thoughts on keeping up with ASC quality reporting requirements

    Quality reporting is now affecting how healthcare providers, including ambulatory surgery centers, are paid. By Carrie Pallardy -
  3. Importance of clarity, why healthcare professionals must adopt the same language — 5 notes

    Misinterpretation of language leads to several issues impeding physicians' ability to administer quality care. Anthony Oliva, MD, explains why healthcare professionals must speak a unified language to ensure optimal care for patients.  By Mary Rechtoris -
  4. Labor cost at your surgery center — 3 key concepts

    Thomas Jacobs, president and CEO of MedHQ, discussed strategies to control labor costs at Becker's 13th Annual Spine, Orthopedic and Pain Management-Driven ASC Conference + The Future of Spine in Chicago.  By Brandon Howard -

The future of orthopedics

With the disruptive changes in healthcare driving increased overhead, decreased reimbursement, and added financial risks, it is easy to quickly become overwhelmed at a high-level, needless to say within the specifics of a unique service-line’s needs.
  1. In which specialties do physicians earn the least for patient care? 10 statistics

    Here are 10 specialties in which physicians earn the least for patient care, according to Medscape's 2015 Physician Compensation Report.  By Anuja Vaidya -
  2. The cost of robotic surgery — 10 things to know

    Advancements in robotic technology provide opportunities for surgeons to perform minimally invasive surgeries. However, the associated costs with robots have many healthcare providers and patients hesitant to utilize the new technologies. Various physicians explain the benefits and costs of using robotic technologies.  By Mary Rechtoris -
  3. Regional Pain Institute offering stem cell and platelet rich plasma injections to patients — 4 notes

    The Regional Pain Institute, a multidisciplinary interventional pain management practice in Queen Creek and Scottsdale, Ariz., is presently administering stem cell and platelet rich plasma injections.  By Mary Rechtoris -
  4. EndoChoice IPO yields $94.9M, AbbVie expands philanthropy outreach & more – 6 GI/endoscopy company key notes

    Here are six recent news updates on gastroenterology and endoscopy companies. By Carrie Pallardy -
  1. Tenet completes USPI, Aspen acquisitions: 7 things to know

    Tenet Healthcare has completed the acquisitions of United Surgical Partners International and Aspen Healthcare. By Carrie Pallardy -
  2. Selling your ASC: 3 critical considerations

    Whether selling a minority share to a new physician owner or a majority share to a larger partner, many ambulatory surgery centers will undergo some kind of sale during their life cycles. By Carrie Pallardy -
  3. 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 -
  4. 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 -
  5. Vast wealth of customer data causes uneasiness: 9 things to know

    With the spike in devastating data breaches, a government warehouse storing the data of customers is raising significant privacy concerns and questions, reports ABC News.  By Anuja Vaidya -
  6. 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 -
  7. 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 -
  8. 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 -
  9. 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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