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  1. 6 surgery centers making the news

    The following are six surgery centers that have made the news locally, at the state level or nationally in the past two weeks. By Ellie Rizzo -
  2. 6 GI/endoscopy devices receive FDA 510(k) clearance in June

    As of May 2014, 26 GI/endoscopy devices received FDA 510(k) clearance. Here are six GI/endoscopy devices that joined the list in June. By Carrie Pallardy -
  3. 4 Statistics on GI Case Volume by ASC OR

    Gastroenterology is one of the most common ambulatory surgery center specialties, but how does the volume of GI fluctuate based on ASC size? By Carrie Pallardy -
  1. 7 statistics on general surgeon payment models

    The Medscape General Surgeon Compensation Report 2014 details whether general surgeons are planning on participating in new payment models and how they'll handle Medicare patients in the future. By Laura Dyrda -
  2. 7 things for ASC leaders to know for Monday

    Here are seven news updates for ambulatory surgery center leaders to know for July 21. By Carrie Pallardy -
  3. 4 ASCs with great employee engagement initiatives

    Here, four ambulatory surgery center administrators discuss ways that they keep employees engaged at their surgery centers.  By Carrie Pallardy and Anuja Vaidya -
  4. 2 Gastroenterologists on the Question of Price Transparency

    The price of healthcare is being carefully scrutinized and consumers are demanding transparency. Two gastroenterologists discuss the issue of price transparency in their field. By Carrie Pallardy -
  1. Davis Surgery Center, UC Davis Medical Center create affiliation agreement

    Davis (Calif.) Surgery Center and UC Davis Medical Center in Sacramento, Calif., have created an affiliation agreement that allows UC Davis orthopedic surgeons to perform cases at the surgery center, according to a Sacramento Business Journal report. By Carrie Pallardy -
  2. AGA Leaders Join Alliance of Specialty Medicine Fly-In: 4 Insights

    Six American Gastroenterological Association physician leaders travelled to Washington, D.C., for the Alliance of Specialty Medicine's annual legislative fly-in. Here are four things to know about the fly-in. By Carrie Pallardy -
  3. 5 great articles on building ASC business

    The following are five articles on building, expanding and improving ASC business, published recently on Becker's ASC Review. By Ellie Rizzo -
  4. EmployerDirect promotes Joni Guerrero to vice president of operations

    EmployerDirect, a company focused on connecting self-insured employers with quality providers, promoted Joni Guerrero to Vice President of Operations. By Laura Dyrda -
  1. Researchers study 3-D printing of surgical instruments for urgent surgery in remote locations

    The need for surgery can strike at any time — including in space. Researchers from the Center for Innovative Technologies and Public Health in Toronto are investigating the possibility of printing three-dimensional surgical instruments from acrylonitrile butadiene styrene plastic on an "as-needed" basis, according to a report from This could be a potentially useful capability for medical teams on space missions or in other remote locations to respond to complex surgical problems, while decreasing the number of supplies loaded for a mission, according to the report. By Ellie Rizzo -
  2. 5 hospitals planning or opening ASCs

    Here are five hospitals that have opened or announced plans to open ambulatory surgery centers within the past month. By Carrie Pallardy -
  3. ASCA Cuts Ribbon for Office Renovation

    The Ambulatory Surgery Center Association recently cut the ribbon on their newly-renovated office in Alexandria, Va. By Laura Dyrda -
  4. AmSurg completes $2.35B Sheridan acquisition

    AmSurg announced in May plans to acquire anesthesia provider Sheridan Healthcare and now the company has closed the $2.35 billion deal, according to a Nashville Business Journal report. By Carrie Pallardy -
  5. Colon Cancer Survivors Flock to Capitol Hill to Protest Medicare Colonoscopy Cost-Sharing Policy

    Yesterday, more than 30 colorectal cancer advocates and survivors met on Capitol Hill to argue against the Medicare policy that requires beneficiaries to shoulder a co-pay for a screening colonoscopy that includes polyp removal, according to a report by The Hill. By Carrie Pallardy -
  6. 12 Statistics on ASC GI/Endoscopy Revenue by U.S. Region

    How much does revenue per case vary for GI/endoscopy cases performed in ambulatory surgery centers across the country? By Carrie Pallardy -
  7. 10 Gastroenterology & Endoscopy Companies for ASC Leaders to Know

    From supplies and scopes to development and revenue cycle management, here are 10 gastroenterology and endoscopy-focused companies serving the ambulatory surgery center industry. By Carrie Pallardy -
  8. 7 things for ASC leaders to know for Thursday

    Here are seven news updates for ambulatory surgery center leaders to know for July 17, 2014. By Carrie Pallardy -
  9. 7 Recent ASC Industry Leadership Moves

    Here are seven ambulatory surgery center industry leaders who have stepped into new roles. By Carrie Pallardy -