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  1. Mayo Clinic Wins Award for Cologuard: 5 Things to Know

    Mayo Clinic in Rochester, Minn., won a Eureka! Award for Cologuard, a noninvasive colorectal cancer screening and detection tool, according to a Minneapolis/St. Paul Business Journal report. Here are five things to know about Cologuard and its potential role in colorectal cancer screening.   By Carrie Pallardy -
  2. Can Independent GI Practices Survive & Thrive?

    In response to rising pressure and uncertainty, many physicians are turning away from the independent practice model. Given this trend, is the future of independent GI practices bright or dark? By Carrie Pallardy -
  3. Making the switch: 3 ASCs implementing EHR

    Here are three ambulatory surgery centers affiliated with Oak Brook (Ill.) Medical Management, which made the switch to an electronic health record system.  By Carrie Pallardy and Anuja Vaidya -

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  1. Reimbursement, Thriving in the Age of Accountable Care & More: Q&A With AGA Institute President Dr. John Allen

    John I. Allen, MD, MBA, AGAF, assumed his role as president of the American Gastroenterological Association at the close of Digestive Disease Week in Chicago. By Carrie Pallardy -
  2. Cost Containment at ASCs: 4 Best Ideas

    As healthcare evolves there are several new opportunities for physician investors to keep surgery centers a profitable business. By Laura Dyrda -
  3. The ASC Transaction Market Overview & What to Expect in the Future

    There are several big trends in ambulatory surgery center valuation that are making an impact on mergers and acquisitions today. By Laura Dyrda -
  4. Hospital-ASC Partnerships & More: Key Trends in the ASC Industry

    At the 12th Annual Spine, Orthopedic and Pain Management-Driven ASC Conference + the Future of Spine, June 12 in Chicago, Luke Lambert, CFA, CASC, CEO of Ambulatory Surgical Centers if America; Robert Zasa, JD, co-founder and managing partner, ASD Management; and John T. Thomas, president and CEO of Physicians Realty Trust, discuss trends that are taking place in the ambulatory surgery center industry. By Anuja Vaidya -
  1. The Economics of Spine & ASCs: 6 Trends to Follow

    At the 12th Annual Spine, Orthopedic and Pain Management-Driven Conference + Future of Spine in Chicago on June 13, five industry experts discussed the major economic trends shaping the spine and ambulatory surgery center markets in a session moderated by Lindsey Dunn, director of editorial operations at Becker's Healthcare. By Carrie Pallardy -
  2. Using Technology to Address ICD-10, RAC Documentation

    At the 12th Annual Spine, Orthopedic and Pain Management-Driven Conference + Future of Spine in Chicago on June 14, Tim Meakem, MD, medical director at ProVation Medical, discussed the importance of ICD-10 and RAC documentation. By Akanksha Jayanthi -
  3. Developing Recovery Care Services for Post-ASC Care

    At the 12th Annual Spine, Orthopedic and Pain Management-Driven Conference + Future of Spine in Chicago on June 13, John Newman, senior vice president and general counsel of Newington, Conn.-based Constitution Surgery Centers, discussed the opportunity of recovery care services for patients receiving care at ASCs. By Akanksha Jayanthi -
  4. 8 Business Considerations for Starting an Independent Practice

    Founding an independent spine practice requires careful thought about your priorities as a surgeon, according to Douglas Won, MD, who gave a presentation titled "Starting an Independent Spine Practice" at the 12th Annual Spine, Orthopedic and Pain Management-Driven ASC Conference + The Future of Spine on June 13, 2014 in Chicago. By Ellie Rizzo -
  1. Surgery Partners to Buy Symbion for $792M

    Green Hills, Tenn.-based Symbion has agreed to be purchased by global private equity investment firm H.I.G. Capital-affiliate Surgery Center Holdings, also known as Surgery Partners, for $792 million, according to filings with the Securities and Exchange Commission. By Ellie Rizzo -
  2. 4 Reasons to Measure Clinical Outcomes for Pain Management

    Looking to the future, ambulatory surgery centers must find a way to securing patient volume and payment as the healthcare industry undergoes a significant transformation, according to Fred Davis, MD, an assistant clinical professor at the Michigan State University College of Human Medicine. By Helen Adamopoulos -
  3. Reimbursement for Pain Management in the Coming Years

    At the 12th Annual Spine, Orthopedic and Pain Management Driven ASC Conference in Chicago on June 13, Amy Mowles, president and CEO of Mowles Medical Practice Management, spoke about reimbursement for pain management in the coming years. By Molly Gamble -
  4. ASC Owners: When Is the Right Time to Sell?

    At the 12th Annual Spine, Orthopedic and Pain Management-Driven Conference in Chicago on June 13, Colin Park, a manager with VMG Health, Thomas J. Chirillo, senior director of outpatient services and ASC development with Tenet Healthcare, and Barton C. Walker, JD, a partner with McGuireWoods, discussed ASC ownership sales, valuation, compensation and non-competes during a session moderated by Amber McGraw Walsh, JD, a partner with McGuireWoods. By Carrie Pallardy -
  5. 12 Things to Know About Spine & Higher Acuity Cases in ASCs

    At the 12th Annual Spine, Orthopedic and Pain Management-Driven ASC Conference + The Future of Spine in Chicago on June 12, Jeff Leland, CEO of Blue Chip Surgical Center Partners, discussed the forces driving the shift of higher acuity cases to ambulatory surgery centers and how ASCs can add specialties such as spine and total joints. By Carrie Pallardy -
  6. Finding the Best Hospital Partner for Your ASC

    At the 12th Annual Spine, Orthopedic and Pain Management-Driven Conference in Chicago on June 13, Nap Gary, JD, chief operating officer, and Jeffrey Simmons, chief development officer, of Regent Surgical Health, shared best practices for ambulatory surgery centers seeking hospital partners. By Lindsey Dunn -
  7. Improving Profits in ASCs: 3 Departmental Strategies

    At the 12th Annual Spine, Orthopedic and Pain Management-Driven Conference + Future of Spine in Chicago on June 13, speakers in a session discussed strategies to immediately improve profits at ASCs. By Akanksha Jayanthi -
  8. 4 Challenges of Direct Contracting With Self-Funded Employers

    At the 12th Annual Spine, Orthopedic and Paine Management-Driven ASC Conference in Chicago on June 12, Tom Johnston, CEO of Austin, Texas-based EmployerDirect Healthcare Inc. — a company that helps large self-insured employers improve employee planned medical procedures — offered insight into the self-funded market and what ambulatory surgery centers need to know about direct contracting within that market. By Helen Adamopoulos -
  9. Digital Opportunities for Future ASC Success

    At the 12th Annual Spine, Orthopedic and Pain Management-Driven ASC Conference + The Future of Spine in Chicago on June 12, panelists discussed current challenges facing the ASC industry, as well as opportunities for success. By Akanksha Jayanthi -