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  1. 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 -
  2. 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 -
  3. 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 -

The opportunity to significantly increase profits

As hospitals survey the landscape today, there aren't many opportunities to improve profitability. Out-of-network represents a last, great opportunity for many hospitals to improve profitability.
  1. 11 GI-Driven ASCs & Facilities Opened in 2014

    Here are 11 gastroenterology and endoscopy-driven ambulatory surgery centers, practice locations, research centers and training locations that have opened this year thus far. By Carrie Pallardy -
  2. Physician Ownership Drives Success of a Successful Pain ASC

    At the 12th Annual Spine, Orthopedic and Pain Management Driven ASC Conference in Chicago on June 12, Robin Fowler, MD, chairman and medical director, and Stephen Rosenbaum, CEO of Atlanta-based Interventional Management Services, discussed the importance of physician ownership in pain management ambulatory surgery centers. By Lindsey Dunn -
  3. Surgical Center of Connecticut Relocates to Bridgeport

    In November 2013, Merritt Healthcare partnered with 18 physicians to purchase an interest in the Surgical Center of Connecticut. By Carrie Pallardy -
  4. Island Digestive Health Center Officially Opens in New York: 5 Things to Know

    Island Digestive Health Center has officially opened in West Islip, N.Y. Here are five things to know about the new endoscopy center and its partners. By Carrie Pallardy -
  1. Sheridan Deal, Development Activity, Q1 Financial Report & More – 10 Recent Key Notes on AmSurg

    The first quarter of 2014 has been an active period for AmSurg. Here are 10 news updates on the company's activity since the beginning of this year. By Carrie Pallardy -
  2. 4 Recent ASC Leadership Moves

    Here are four ambulatory surgery center industry leaders who have recently taken on new leadership roles. By Carrie Pallardy -
  3. 7 Things for ASC Leaders to Know for Thursday

    Here are seven news updates for ambulatory surgery center leaders to know for June 12, 2014. By Carrie Pallardy -
  4. Arete Surgical Center Hosts M6-C Artificial Spinal Disc Trial: 5 Things to Know

    Kenneth Pettine, MD, recently completed the first series of M6-C implants as part of the U.S. FDA clinical trial at Arete Surgical Center in Johnstown, Colo. By Laura Dyrda -
  1. 10 Thoughts on improving infection control in the ASC

    Reprocessing? Injections? Personal technology? Hand hygiene? While healthcare experiences dramatic advances, infection control continues to encounter some of the same consistently thorny issues. The following are 10 thoughts on improving infection prevention and control in the ASC setting, according to industry experts: By Ellie Rizzo -
  2. 10 Steps to Maximize the Benefits of an EMR by Simplifying ASC Staff & Physician Training

    Making the transition to an electronic medical records system — whether from a paper-based system or an existing EMR — is an exciting development for an ASC. A good system brings about improvement in all areas of an ASC's operations, including patient safety, operating room efficiency, profitability and compliance. By Ed Daihl, CEO, Surgical Information Systems and AmkaiSolutions -
  3. ASC Value: How Important Are CON, Out-of-Network Opportunities?

    Jessica Nantz, President of Outpatient Healthcare Strategies, discusses the importance of the certificate of need and out-of-network opportunities to the value of an ambulatory surgery center. By Laura Dyrda -
  4. 26 GI/Endoscopy Devices Receive FDA 510(k) Clearance in 2014

    Here are 26 GI/endoscopy-related devices that received FDA 510(k) clearance thus far in 2014. By Carrie Pallardy -
  5. CMS Approves GIQuIC as PQRS Qualified Clinical Data Registry: Q&A With GIQuIC Director & President Dr. Irving Pike

    The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services approved the GI Quality Improvement Consortium as a Physician Quality Reporting System qualified clinical data registry. By Carrie Pallardy -
  6. 4 safety culture lessons from GM's ignition switch scandal

    General Motors' ongoing troubles over faulty ignition switches are a clear example of how not to build a culture of safety. Unfolding over 11 years, organizational failures at GM led to airbag failures linked with at least 13 deaths. By Ellie Rizzo -
  7. 11 Joint Venture ASCs Opened or Announced in 2014

    Here are 11 joint venture ambulatory surgery centers that have opened or been proposed thus far this year. By Carrie Pallardy -
  8. Arise Healthcare to Expand: 5 Things to Know

    Arise Healthcare, a healthcare management and development company, plans to expand with several new facilities. Here are five things to know about the company and its business model, according to a Community Impact Newspaper report. By Carrie Pallardy -
  9. Restoration Eye Care to Open ASC in Missouri

    Restoration Eye Care, the practice of Timothy McGarity, MD, has broken ground on a new ambulatory surgery center, LASIK clinic and cataract clinic in Columbia, Mo., according to a Columbia Business Times report. By Carrie Pallardy -