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  1. TIF procedure gets new Category I CPT code: 4 things to know

    The American Medical Association has created a Category I CPT code that covers the Transoral Incisionless Fundoplication procedure form EndoGastric Solutions. Here are four things to know. By Carrie Pallardy -
  2. SCA proposes $250M private placement, USPI revenue up 6% & more – 5 ASC company key notes

    Here are five recent news updates on ambulatory surgery center companies. By Carrie Pallardy -
  3. Brookside Surgery Center introduces CT-free robotic-assisted surgery for partial knee replacements

    Brookside Surgery Center now offers a Navio orthopedic surgical system to help surgeons perform precise and accurate partial knee replacement surgeries. The Navio system helps Brookside Surgery Center offer its patients one of the most advanced surgical technologies in the Battle Creek, Mich., area. By Staff -

Patient payment processes, challenges

Every facility handles patient payment processes, challenges and technologies differently. Let us know how your facility faces these challenges, and receive a $15 Amazon card!
  1. 25 pain management physicians on the move

    Here are 25 pain management physician moves. By Laura Dyrda -
  2. U.S. health IT market to grow at 6%+ over next 4 years — 5 things to know

    The use of information technology is seeing major growth in the U.S. healthcare industry, and it is no secret that health IT will form the foundation of value-based healthcare delivery.  By Anuja Vaidya -
  3. SCA proposes $250M private offering of senior unsecured notes

    On March 10, Surgical Care Affiliates plans to launch an offering of $250 million aggregate principal of its senior unsecured notes due 2023.  By Carrie Pallardy -
  4. Tampa General Hospital, Florida Hospital to build ASC

    Tampa (Fla.) General Hospital and Florida Hospital in Orlando have created the jointly owned non-profit company West Florida Health. West Florida Health will begin construction on a 100,000-square-foot clinic this year in Tampa, according to a report by The Tampa Tribune. By Carrie Pallardy -

Reimbursement: Pay attention to your charge master

Surgery centers commonly underestimate the importance of routinely assessing their charge master and ensuring charge levels are appropriate for the services being provided relative to cost, payor allowed amounts, and implant reimbursement methodologies.
  1. Oregon Patient Safety Commission recognizes 2 ASCs

    The Oregon Patient Safety Commission recently recognized a number of healthcare providers at its fourth annual breakfast held in Salem, Ore., according to an Albany Democrat-Herald report. Two surgery centers were amongst the recognized providers. By Carrie Pallardy -
  2. Crosswalking CY 2014 lower GI/endoscopy codes to 2015 HCPCs G-codes: 10 things to know

    CMS has created G-codes for 10 lower GI/endoscopy procedures in an effort to allow providers to report Medicare procedures in CY 2015 as they did in CY 2014. CMS requires the G-codes be reported for procedures with new CPT code assignments in 2015, rather than the corresponding 2015 CPT codes. By Carrie Pallardy -
  3. Carlsbad Surgery Center provides care for uninsured

    Carlsbad (Calif.) Surgery Center provided charitable care to uninsured patients in San Diego County, according to a report from the California Ambulatory Surgery Society. By Laura Dyrda -
  4. 7 things for ASC leaders to know for Monday – March 9, 2015

    Here are seven news updates for ambulatory surgery center leaders to know for March 9, 2015. By Carrie Pallardy -
  1. Top 5 employee discipline problems at ASCs

    MedHQ released a report last year outlining the biggest employee discipline problems at ambulatory surgery centers. By Laura Dyrda -
  2. 3 ASCs utilizing patient navigation tools

    Here are three ambulatory surgery centers that are using patient navigation tools.  By Anuja Vaidya -
  3. 5 top ambulatory surgery center stories — March 6, 2015

    Here are the five top articles on Becker's ASC Review this week. By Laura Dyrda -
  4. 3 things to know about healthcare informatics and its adoption

    Here are three things to know about healthcare analytics, according to a Med City News report.  By Anuja Vaidya -
  5. GI practice 10 years from now: 6 gastroenterologists forecast the future of the specialty

    The future is difficult to predict, particularly in a field as mercurial as healthcare, but looking ahead is a necessary exercise in survival. Six gastroenterologists cast their eyes down the road and paint a picture of what the specialty could look like a decade from now.  By Carrie Pallardy -
  6. 7 things for gastroenterologists to know for today – March 6, 2015

    Here are seven news updates for gastroenterologists to know for March 6, 2015. By Carrie Pallardy -
  7. GI/endoscopy company stock report – March 6, 2015

    Here is a stock report on five publicly traded GI/endoscopy companies for March 2 to March 6.  By Carrie Pallardy -
  8. FDA addresses lack of 510(k) clearance for scopes tied to 'superbug' infections

    This week, the FDA released an updated statement on duodenoscopes and associated risk of infection.    By Carrie Pallardy -
  9. in2itive names Brandi Chesney director of revenue management

    Brandi Chesney recently became in2itive's new director of revenue cycle management.  By Laura Dyrda -


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