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  1. 8 statistics on orthopedics-driven ASC accounts receivable

    Here are eight statistics on accounts receivable for ambulatory surgery centers with orthopedics being more than 50 percent of the cases, according to the VMG Health Multi-Specialty ASC Intellimarker. By Laura Dyrda -
  2. 7 strategies to optimize ASC caseload

    Here are seven strategies for optimizing ambulatory surgery center caseload.  By Anuja Vaidya -
  3. 5 ASC organizations with great cost-cutting strategies

    Here are five organizations with innovative cost-cutting initiatives.  By Carrie Pallardy and Anuja Vaidya -

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  1. 19 gastroenterologists with MBAs

    The business of medicine is not a core focus in training for many physicians, but it is becoming increasingly important in today's healthcare environment. Some physicians have gone beyond their medical training to learn more about business. Here are 19 gastroenterologists who have earned MBAs. By Carrie Pallardy -
  2. Political buzz: 5 of the top quotes on healthcare this week

    Healthcare is always a huge topic on Capitol Hill — and on the campaign trail.  By Laura Dyrda -
  3. Social media & the healthcare industry: 10 statistics

    Social media has fundamentally transformed the way human beings interact and gather new information.  By Anuja Vaidya -
  4. 6 key notes on the changing physician workforce: Younger, female & employed

    Here are six statistics on the physician workforce demographics based on a 2014 report from Merritt Hawkins. By Laura Dyrda -

10 common mistakes in valuing ASCs

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  1. Employee out-of-pocket healthcare spending to grow by 12% annually, study finds

    Employee out-of-pocket healthcare spending rose by almost 6 percent in 2013 and is expected to grow 12 percent annually in 2014 and 2015, according to Truven Health Analytics' U.S. Benchmarks and Trends Reports for employers and health plans.  By Anuja Vaidya -
  2. 30% raise for AmSurg CEO, Tenet stock up 1.44% & more – 5 ASC company key notes

    Here are five recent news updates on ambulatory surgery center companies. By Carrie Pallardy -
  3. Joint Commission names Dr. David Baker EVP of Healthcare Quality Evaluation Division — 5 things to know

    The Joint Commission appointed David W. Baker, MD, the executive vice president for the Division of Healthcare Quality Evaluation. By Laura Dyrda -
  4. ASC influenza vaccination reporting deadline close — 5 key concepts

    The National Healthcare Safety Network deadline for ambulatory surgery centers to report healthcare personnel influenza vaccination summary data is nearing, according to an Ambulatory Surgery Center Association report. By Laura Dyrda -
  1. 8 gastroenterologists in the news

    Here are eight gastroenterologists who made headlines with leadership moves or industry honors in the past two weeks.  By Carrie Pallardy -
  2. Do patients consider quality metrics when selecting a gastroenterologist?

    Quality metrics are increasingly used to measure physician quality and impact reimbursement. Are patients familiar with GI quality metrics and does this play a role in how they select a colonoscopist? By Carrie Pallardy -
  3. How are healthcare providers trying to make surgery safer? 5 things to know

    Sentinel events still happen and a large number take place in the operating room. Here are five things to know about surgical errors and the ways healthcare providers are tackling the problem to make surgery safer, according to a report by The Wall Street Journal. By Carrie Pallardy -
  4. 7 things for ASC leaders to know for Monday

    Here are seven news updates for ambulatory surgery center leaders to know for Feb. 16, 2015.  By Carrie Pallardy -
  5. Outpatient total joint arthroplasty: A safe, cost effective perioperative pathway

    Introduction: Same day surgery discharge (SDSD) S/P UKA,TKA, and THA allows for safe, cost effective care for the appropriately selected patient. By Jack M. Bert, MD, Minnesota Bone & Joint Specialists -
  6. 3 recent ASC acquisitions

    Here are three recent ambulatory surgery center acquisitions.  By Carrie Pallardy -
  7. Top 10 healthcare technology dangers for 2015

    ECRI Institute has published its annual list of "Top 10 Health Technology Hazards."  By Anuja Vaidya -
  8. 10 key notes on measles outbreaks: 2008-2015

    Measles outbreaks shot up last year, and are poised to continue growing this year. By Laura Dyrda -
  9. AAAHC launches Network Accreditation Program — 5 things to know

    The Accreditation Association for Ambulatory Health Care launched a new accreditation program for healthcare organizations with multiple sites. By Laura Dyrda -

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