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  • Symbion to Participate as Sponsor at Becker's ASC Conference

    Becker's Healthcare thanks Symbion for its sponsorship at Becker's 12th Annual Spine, Orthopedic and Pain Management-Driven ASC Conference + The Future of Spine this June.   By Gina Sparacino -
  • 6 Recent Anesthesiologist Moves & Achievements

    Here are the most recent anesthesiologist moves and achievements: By Anuja Vaidya -
  • ASC Referral Patterns: Deciphering 6 Big Industry Trends

    A shifting healthcare environment means changes and struggles to compensate in all provider arenas. Michael McKevitt, Senior Vice President of Business Development with Regent Surgical Health reads between the lines as to the delicate balance between hospitals, ASCs and physicians and identifies major trends driving referrals and financial stability. By Carrie Pallardy -
  • 3 ASC Transaction Trends: Q&A With Dr. Stacey Berner of SurgCenter Development

    The changing healthcare market has made for interesting trends in the business of ASCs and ASC management companies. Here are three observations on trends in the ASC transactions market. By Ellie Rizzo -
  • New York Approves CON for $5.2M Westmoreland ASC, Controversy Remains

    The New York State Department of Health approved the certificate of need application for the $5.2 million Westmoreland ASC project, according to a Rome Sentinel report. By Carrie Pallardy -
  • AmSurg to Buy Sheridan Healthcare for $2.35B: 5 Things to Know

    AmSurg plans to acquire Sheridan Healthcare in an approximately $2.35 billion transaction, according to a Bloomberg report. Here are five things to know about AmSurg, Sheridan Healthcare and the pending transaction. By Carrie Pallardy -
  • Olympus Launches HD Single-Channel Gastroscope for Upper GI Procedures: 5 Things to Know

    Olympus has launched the GIF-1TH190 gastrointestinal videoscope. Here are five things to know about the new scope. By Carrie Pallardy -
  • Symbion Reports Increased Earnings in Q1

    Symbion has reported increased revenue and operations across its facilities in Q1 of 2014.  See other ASC companies that had success in the first quarter here.  By Gina Sparacino -
  • 6 Recent ASC Industry Leadership Moves

    Here are six recent ambulatory surgery center industry leaders who recently took on new roles. By Carrie Pallardy -
  • 7 Things for ASC Leaders to Know for Thursday

    Here are seven news updates for ambulatory surgery center industry leaders to know for May 29, 2014. By Carrie Pallardy -
  • Key Issues for CIOs at Becker's November Roundtable

    Attend an informational session for CIOs on mobile health, data privacy, and other key issues at Becker's Hospital Review Annual Chief Executive Officer Strategy Roundtable.   By Gina Sparacino -
  • GI/Endoscopy Center HIT: The Future is Here

    Medicine is entering the digital age and gastroenterology centers are just beginning to catch up. Some centers have an endoscopy report writer, but the platform has limited capabilities and doesn't meet meaningful use requirements. As a result, endoscopy centers and ASCs are beginning to turn to electronic health records to store detailed clinical information and enhance communication with other providers. By Laura Dyrda -
  • 10 Keys to Being a Great ASC Administrator

    Operating a successful ambulatory surgery center is like running a small city — not a small feat. It takes a deft hand and excellent leadership. An ASC administrator must be like a chief operating officer and chief development officer of a center. He or she must be able to recruit business in one way or another and be able to assure operations run in an excellent manner. Here are 10 key thoughts on what it takes to be a great ASC administrator. By Carrie Pallardy & Ellie Rizzo -
  • Entrepreneurial Ideas for Spine Surgeons at Becker's June Conference

    Discuss the latest entrepreneurial ideas for spine surgeons, including ancillaries and real estate, at Becker's 12th Annual Spine, Orthopedic and Pain Management-Driven ASC Conference + The Future of Spine.   By Gina Sparacino -
  • The 3 Most Exciting Advances in Endoscope Reprocessing

    Endoscope reprocessing is an essential practice for gastroenterology-driven ambulatory surgery centers. Mary Ann Drosnock, MS, CIC, CFER, RM, Manager of Infection Control, and Jason Ashraf, MBA, CDS Product Manager II, both of Olympus, share three of the most exciting advances driving efficiency and efficacy forward in the field. By Carrie Pallardy -
  • 8 Key Questions for ASCs on Their Value and Sustainability

    The following are eight important questions surrounding ASC value and sustainability. By Ellie Rizzo -
  • One Medical Passport Demand Skyrocketing: 5 Things for ASC Leaders to Know

    One Medical Passport is an online patient preadmission system used by several healthcare providers across the country, including ambulatory surgery centers. Demand for the system continues to increase and now more than 100,000 medical passports are created each month. By Laura Dyrda -
  • 2 Secure Texting Case Studies

    In a recent webinar sponsored by Amcom, Froedtert Hospital and The Medical College of Wisconsin and The Ottawa Hospital (Canada) shared their experience with secure texting. By Gina Sparacino -
  • If CMS Lowered HOPD Rates, What Could ASCs Expect?

    The OIG's recommendation earlier this year that certain Medicare hospital outpatient department rates be lowered to ASC rates was met with significant resistance from both parties, and for good reason. While ASCs have lobbied to eliminate the growing disparity in HOPD and ASC rates, the potential fallout from such a drastically opposite change could be catastrophic for both HOPDs and ASCs alike. By Ellie Rizzo -
  • How Far Gone is Too Far Gone? An ASC Turnaround Story

    When does a center hit the point of no return for a turnaround? How far gone is too far gone? For the founding partners at the Surgery Center of Northeast Texas in Texarkana, that moment nearly came when they were literally locked out of their center's building. By Ellie Rizzo -

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