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  1. 10 recent big gainers among healthcare stocks

    Healthcare stocks saw an overall increase of 0.2 percent on Monday, April 6, according to an Investor Place report.  By Anuja Vaidya -
  2. Surgery, physician therapy have similar outcomes for lumbar spinal stenosis patients

    Surgical decompression and a physician therapy regimen had similar effects among patients with symptomatic lumbar spinal stenosis, according to a study published in the Annals of Internal Medicine.  By Anuja Vaidya -
  3. AAAHC accredits 3 outpatient centers

    Three outpatient surgery centers received accreditation from the Accreditation Association for Ambulatory Health Care. By Laura Dyrda -

Sustaining a predictable referral pipeline 

Today’s healthcare market is tough. Reimbursements are getting squeezed, your facility is counting on doctors bringing their patients to your facility and not others and most facilities are needing to generate more procedures.
  1. What stands in the way of population health? 10 key notes

    The big players in healthcare right now are all talking about population health — but is it really being implemented across the country? Or is the ideal too good for reality? By Laura Dyrda -
  2. ASC leaders: Beware of benchmarks

    Revenue cycle benchmarks are growing in popularity at ambulatory surgery centers (ASCs). By Doug Oakley, Senior Client Services Manager, Revenue Cycle Services at SourceMedical -
  3. Florida's 23-hour stay legislation: ASC boon, hospital bane

    Last month, legislation was introduced in Florida that would allow 23-hour stays at ambulatory surgery centers. Naturally, if the legislation were to pass ASCs could realize significant benefits. On the other hand, hospitals traditionally oppose such measures. By Carrie Pallardy -
  4. Squaring off in GI: Employment vs. private practice

    A physician's practice setting determines nearly aspect of their career from compensation to work environment. While there is no one perfect practice model, the most basic choice often comes down to joining with a hospital/health system or choosing independence. Six gastroenterologists discuss the merits and downsides of employment and private practice in the GI field.    By Carrie Pallardy -

Decoding managed care contracting

When was the last time you looked at your contracts? Really REALLY looked at your contracts?
  1. 4 recent ASC acquisitions

    Here are four recent ambulatory surgery center acquisitions.  By Anuja Vaidya -
  2. Healthcare industry adds 22k+ jobs in March

    The healthcare industry added 22,300 jobs in March 2015, according to the latest Bureau of Labor Statistics jobs report.  By Anuja Vaidya -
  3. New website helps reduce anxiety in children, parents before pediatric outpatient surgery, research shows

    A new website provides parents and children with individualized information and support to help lower anxiety before pediatric outpatient surgery, according to a two articles in Anesthesia & Analgesia.  By Anuja Vaidya -
  4. 5 most read GI articles – March 30 to April 3

    Here are the five most popular gastroenterology and endoscopy articles on Becker's ASC Review for the week of March 30 to April 3. By Carrie Pallardy -
  1. Dr. Todd Brockman performs 1st reimbursable IMT lens at Eye Surgery Center of Tulsa — 5 key notes

    Todd Brockman, MD, performed the first reimbursable implantable miniature telescope lens in the United States earlier this year at the Eye Surgery Center of Tulsa, according to an AmSurg report. By Laura Dyrda -
  2. Eye Center of Eye Specialists of Indiana gets AAAHC accreditation

    Eye Center of Eye Specialists of Indiana received accreditation at the end of last year, according to an AAAHC newsletter. By Laura Dyrda -
  3. 8 things for ASC leaders to know for Monday – April 6, 2015

    Here are eight news updates for ASC leaders for Monday, April 6 2015:  By Brandon Howard -
  4. Are your ASC's business operations in good health?

    Ambulatory surgery centers excel at quality patient care, but the clinical sphere is only half of the puzzle. By Carrie Pallardy -
  5. 14 ASCs taking on price transparency

    Healthcare is moving toward greater transparency in pricing, and these 14 ambulatory surgery centers have embraced the push.  By Carrie Pallardy and Anuja Vaidya -
  6. 6 gastroenterologists making headlines — April 3, 2015

    Here are six gastroenterologists who were featured in the news for leadership moves or industry honors within the past week.  By Anuja Vaidya -
  7. 8 key points on healthcare M&A

    Here are eight observations on healthcare sector mergers and acquisitions, according to a Irving Levin Associates report.  By Anuja Vaidya -
  8. IU Health Goshen adds ambulatory care center

    Goshen Ambulatory Care Center has been purchased by Indiana University Health Goshen Hospital, who will make upgrades to the center which will be closed until late summer.  By Brandon Howard -
  9. 7 things for gastroenterologists to know for today – April 3, 2015

    Here are seven news updates for gastroenterologists to know for April 3, 2015. By Carrie Pallardy -


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