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  1. 17 colonoscopy coding updates to know for 2015

    With each New Year comes a fresh batch of CPT updates. The three GI sister societies have released a report on 2015 coding updates for gastroenterologists to know. Here are 17 colonoscopy coding updates to know. By Carrie Pallardy -
  2. 7 things for ASC leaders to know for Monday

    Here are seven things for ambulatory surgery center industry leaders to know for Dec. 22, 2014.  By Carrie Pallardy -
  3. 12 key statistics on the independent physician practice field

    The ambulatory surgery center industry thrives on independent-minded physicians. Yet many are taking hospital contracts, especially those just finishing training. So what does the field of independent physicians for ASCs look like? By Laura Dyrda -

Challenges in spine and pain coding

Ambulatory surgery centers are on the front lines of the nation’s chronic spine and pain epidemic.   The landscape for spine and pain coding can cause major anxiety for physicians and their billing departments.
  1. Siouxland Surgery Center turns 20

    Siouxland Surgery Center in Dakota Dunes, SD, is celebrating its 20th anniversary this week, according to a Sioux City Journal report.  By Anuja Vaidya -
  2. The biggest stories in GI: 4 gastroenterologists look back at 2014

    This past year was a tumultuous time for healthcare and all of its specialties. From patient engagement and technology to remaining independent, four gastroenterologists discuss what they believe were the top issues for their field in 2014.  By Carrie Pallardy -
  3. Total joints in action: 20 ASCs offering total knee replacement

    Here are 20 ambulatory surgery centers that provide total knee replacement procedures.  By Carrie Pallardy and Anuja Vaidya -
  4. 12 tips to negotiate a deal more effectively

    Negotiating is oftentimes an unpleasant but necessary aspect of running a business. Today, ambulatory surgery centers need to negotiate with hospital partners, payers and providers.  By Anuja Vaidya -

The dirt on endoscopes and CRE

Cleaning endoscopes can be tricky. Learn about the most current recommendations from the FDA and guidance from manufacturers on the proper care and handling techniques to help avoid the risk of infection.
  1. ASC stock report — 5 key company updates

    Here are the stock updates for five key companies in the ambulatory surgery center industry.  By Laura Dyrda -
  2. New EndoChoice slim scope, US Endoscopy distribution agreement & more – 6 GI/endoscopy company key notes

    Here are six recent news updates on gastroenterology and endoscopy companies. By Carrie Pallardy -
  3. Dr. Lyndon Hernandez: Uniting the voices in GI & demonstrating quality

    Lyndon Hernandez, MD, MPH is a partner of the Wisconsin practice GI Associates, LLC. Dr. Hernandez offers insight into his start in medicine and the state of gastroenterology today. By Carrie Pallardy -
  4. 32 ASC acquisitions in 2014

    From real estate and private equity group investment to hospital and management company transactions, here are 32 ambulatory surgery center acquisitions that took place in 2014. By Carrie Pallardy -
  1. AAAHC Institute names 2014 awards for ambulatory QI programs

    The Accreditation Association for Ambulatory Health Care Institute for Quality Improvement presented the 2014 Bernard A. Kershner Innovations in Quality Improvement Awards.  By Carrie Pallardy -
  2. NECC founders charged in deadly 2012 meningitis outbreak — 7 things to know

    In 2012, The New England Compounding Center in Framingham, N.H., distributed products containing tainted steroids that led to a nationwide meningitis outbreak, and now 14 people are charged in the criminal case, according to a New York Times report.  By Laura Dyrda -
  3. 7 things for ASC leaders to know for Thursday

    Here are seven news updates for ambulatory surgery center industry leaders to know for Dec. 18, 2014.  By Carrie Pallardy -
  4. 3 ASC industry leadership moves

    Here are three ambulatory surgery center leaders who recently took on new positions.  By Carrie Pallardy -
  5. 49 hospitals & health systems opening, announcing ASCs in 2014

    Here are 49 hospitals that announced plans for or opened ambulatory surgery centers this year. By Carrie Pallardy -
  6. Spine surgery for Medicare patients in ASCs in 2015 — But will spine make good business sense?

    The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services approved several new codes for spine surgery in ambulatory surgery centers, which is a big, controversial step. The new procedure codes on the ASC payable list for 2015 include the following:  By Laura Dyrda -
  7. ASC staff management primer: 10 key articles for surgery center leaders

    Ambulatory surgery center owners and administrators operate a small business with staffing being one of the most important issues. By Laura Dyrda -
  8. Retrospective snapshot: 202 things for ASC leaders to know about 2014

    The year has almost come to a close. Here are 202 notable ambulatory surgery center and healthcare industry updates from over the course of 2014.  By Carrie Pallardy -
  9. How long will the Joan Rivers incident tarnish the ASC industry's good name?

    The unfortunate incidents leading to the death of Joan Rivers have cast a pall over the ASC industry. Normally the model for healthcare safety and reliability, the comedienne's death as the result of an ASC-based procedure has called the industry's reputation into question — whether justified or not. By Ellie Rizzo -


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