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  1. 5 new ASC acquisitions

    The following ambulatory surgery center acquisitions have been announced or transacted this past month.  By Ellie Rizzo -
  2. FTC orders Symbion to divest Florida holding in anti-trust settlement

    The Federal Trade Commission said last week that Surgery Center Holdings and Symbion Holdings must divest ownership of a Florida ambulatory surgery center as part of an antitrust settlement with the state of Florida, according to a report from Law 360. Here are five things to know about the settlement. By Ellie Rizzo -
  3. 7 things for ASC leaders to know for Thursday

    Here are seven news updates for ambulatory surgery center leaders to know for Nov. 6, 2014.  By Carrie Pallardy -

Successful approach to implementing EHR solutions

For tips on a successful approach to selecting and implementing the right solutions when considering an EHR, legislation updates, economic impact, and electronic record options are just a few of the items that should be considered.
  1. USPI net revenue up 5%: 5 3Q financial report key points

    United Surgical Partners International has announced its financial results for the third quarter of 2014. Here are five key points to know. By Carrie Pallardy -
  2. GIQuIC quality reporting registry exceeds 1M colonoscopy cases

    The GI Quality Improvement, the American College of Gastroenterology and American Society for Gastrointestinal Endoscopy joint quality reporting program, has had more than 1 million colonoscopy cases submitted to its national registry. By Carrie Pallardy -
  3. 3 recent ASC industry leadership moves

    Here are three ambulatory surgery center leaders who recently taken on new leadership roles.  By Carrie Pallardy -
  4. AmSurg revenue surges 91.3%: 6 things to know about 3Q financial results

    AmSurg has announced its financial results from the third quarter of 2014. Here are six highlights to know from the report. By Carrie Pallardy -

Maximizing out-of-network reimbursements

As providers survey the landscape today, there aren't many opportunities to improve profitability. You have little control over the rates in your managed care contracts, and no control over Medicare and Medicaid reimbursement rates. Out-of-network represents a last, great opportunity for many providers to improve profitability.
  1. Surgery Partners closes $792M Symbion acquisition

    Surgery Partners, a portfolio company of H.I.G. Capital, has completed the $792 million acquisition of Symbion, according to PE HUB report. By Carrie Pallardy -
  2. How will the Republican sweep affect healthcare?

    It’s official: The Republican Party is in control of Congress. While predictions that the GOP had a chance at gaining enough seats in the Senate on Nov. 4 to take Congress were common, the party proved even more successful, sweeping more than the 7 seats they needed to take control and even forcing a runoff election in Louisiana. Now that the GOP controls the legislative branch, what does its strong position mean for healthcare? By Ellie Rizzo -
  3. Flu season Is here: Register now with NHSN to report ASC-8 in 2015

    Flu season officially started on Oct. 1, 2014. ASCs are required to collect data on ASC-8: Influenza Vaccination Coverage among Healthcare Personnel from Oct. 1 through March 31, 2015, as part of Medicare’s ASC Quality Reporting Program. ASCs must register with the National Healthcare Safety Network, which is managed by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, in order to report data for ASC-8. Fewer than 1,000 centers (out of more than 5,300 Medicare-certified facilities) have registered for NHSN so far.  By Staff -
  4. Potential $100M EndoChoice IPO, AbbVie's HCV market bid & more – 5 recent GI/endoscopy company key notes

    Here are five recent news updates on gastroenterology and endoscopy companies. By Carrie Pallardy -
  1. 3 GI/endoscopy devices receive FDA 510(k) clearance in October

    Here three GI/endoscopy devices that received FDA 510(k) clearance in October. By Carrie Pallardy -
  2. New SurgCenter ASC approved for University Estates

    University Estates, a mixed-used development in Athens, Ohio, has received the green light from the Athens Planning Commission for a planned ambulatory surgery center to be constructed on the site, according to a report from Athens Messenger. By Ellie Rizzo -
  3. OASCA elects board of directors

    The Oregon Ambulatory Surgery Center Association has elected a new board of directors.  By Ellie Rizzo -
  4. $9.22B in 3Q HCA revenue, AmSurg stock report, New SurgCenter Development ASC & more – 5 recent ASC company key notes

    Here are five recent news update on ambulatory surgery center companies. By Carrie Pallardy -
  5. Top 10 GI code facility payments: 2015 vs. 2014

    The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services released its final 2015 payment rule. Here 20 statistics on the facility payments for 10 top GI/endoscopy CPT codes in 2014 in comparison to 2015 rates, according to the American Gastroenterological Association. By Carrie Pallardy -
  6. 8 ASCs join Pricing Healthcare platform

    Six endoscopy centers and two ambulatory surgery centers have joined the price transparency platform Pricing Healthcare. By Carrie Pallardy -
  7. ASC payments officially to increase 1.4% in 2015: 5 things to know about the final Medicare 2015 payment rule

    The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services has released its final 2015 ASC payment rule, according to an Ambulatory Surgery Center Association of Illinois report. Here are five things to know about the final rule. By Carrie Pallardy -
  8. CMS delays review of lower GI/endoscopy codes

    The Medicare Physician Fee Schedule Final Rule was published on Oct. 31 and the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services has delayed the review of lower GI/endoscopy codes until 2016 as requested by the American Gastroenterological Association and its sister GI societies. By Carrie Pallardy -
  9. Price transparency could lower healthcare costs by 14%

    A recent study published in JAMA examined claims data for half a million patients between 2010 2013, according to a report from the Managed Markets Network. By Carrie Pallardy -