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  1. Colorectal cancer screening in 2015: Achievements to date & hurdles ahead

    With accountable care organizations and population health on the rise, a premium is placed on preventative care. Colorectal cancer screening has been a central focus in healthcare and gastroenterology for years, with a significant pay off, but more remains to be done. Four gastroenterologists offer insight into the successful history of colorectal cancer screening and what the field looks like in 2015. By Carrie Pallardy -
  2. 3 OB/GYN coding and billing tips

    Here are three tips for coding and billing common OB/GYN procedures. By Carrie Pallardy -
  3. Green design pads bottom line: Efficiency in ASC buildings

    For surgery centers, the design-build conversation is often one of efficiency. However, environmental impact is another increasingly popular discussion for those constructing or retrofitting a center. Not only are optimal use of water, light and space better for the environment, but efficient use of resources often coincides with efficient design, a more judicious use of resources and streamlined workflow, all of which are major goals for many ASCs. By Ellie Rizzo -
  1. 24 statistics on claim lines not paid by payers

    Here are 24 statistics on the percent of claim lines paid $0 for any reason, according to the American Medical Association. By Carrie Pallardy -
  2. Balloon colonoscope improves polyp detection

    A balloon colonoscope improves polyp and adenoma detection rate when compared to standard colonoscopy, according to a Medscape report. By Carrie Pallardy -
  3. 3 gastroenterologists & internal medicine physicians in the headlines

    Here are three gastroenterologists who made the news within the past week. By Carrie Pallardy -
  4. Researchers discover 2 potential biomarkers for colorectal cancer

    Serge Haan, a professor in the Life Science Research Unit at the University of Luxembourg, and his colleagues have discovered two potential biomarkers for colorectal cancer, according to a Medical News Today report. By Carrie Pallardy -
  1. Consumerization of healthcare altering healthcare real estate trends

    As a result of the changing patterns in healthcare usage, including the movement toward healthcare "consumerization," more providers are seeking new kinds of office environments in which to see patients, changing the demand in the healthcare real estate market, according to a report from Healthcare Finance News. By Ellie Rizzo -
  2. Ebola checklist for outpatient facilities

    The Association for Accreditation of Ambulatory Surgery Facilities has released a checklist for Ebola preparedness for outpatient facilities. By Ellie Rizzo -
  3. 8 things for ASC leaders to know for Thursday

    Here are eight news updates for ambulatory surgery center industry leaders to know for Oct. 9, 2014. By Carrie Pallardy -
  4. 5 recent ASC industry leadership moves

    Here are five ambulatory surgery center industry leaders who recently stepped into new positions. By Carrie Pallardy -
  1. Patient safety top of FDA's new regulatory priorities

    The FDA's strategic planning to 2018 is taking a targeted focus: patient safety, according to the agency's newly released priorities report. By Ellie Rizzo -
  2. Robotic surgery: Higher costs, average outcomes?

    For minimally invasive ovarian surgeries, robotic surgery can be more expensive and doesn't necessarily improve incomes, according to research from Columbia University in New York published in Obstetrics & Gynecology. By Ellie Rizzo -
  3. The making of great ASC board members & administrators: 12 key concepts

    Leadership can make or break a surgery center. The best centers have strong administrators and board members who motivate and guide the entire organization toward success in the future. By Laura Dyrda -
  4. Is your ASC importing Ebola? How to protect against disease spread

    In 2005, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and World Health Organization put us on alert for the Avian Flu. By Anne Dean, RN, BSN, Founder of The ADA Group -
  5. 9 ways not to treat employees

    Sometimes, being well-meaning doesn't cut it. Exactly what you say, and exactly when you say it, can have a tremendous impact on how employees feel about their role in an organization, their leadership and their perceptions of their own value in their job. Here are nine things to avoid in dealing with employees, adapted from an article in Forbes. By Ellie Rizzo -
  6. 10 statistics on gastroenterologist salary by subspecialty

    Gastroenterology is a broad field including a number of areas of practice. Here are 10 statistics on gastroenterologist salary by subspecialty. By Carrie Pallardy -
  7. Americans get too many colonoscopies, study says

    Colonoscopy is the gold standard for colorectal cancer screening and prevention, but new research suggests that current screening practices may be leading to an overuse of the procedure. By Carrie Pallardy -
  8. New SCA joint venture, HCA acquisition & more – 5 recent key notes on ASC companies

    Here are five recent news updates on ambulatory surgery center companies. By Carrie Pallardy -
  9. 9 steps for improving labor management in ASCs

    Labor management is an ASC's biggest expense, and labor efficiency is often hard to find. Pat Jepsen, Surgical Management Professional's director of operations, offers strategies and tips for developing efficient workflows and employee-to-employee communication. By Tamara Rosin -