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  1. Merritt Healthcare Advises Fairfield Surgery Center on Transaction: 5 Things to Know

    Merritt Healthcare advised Fairfield (Conn.) Surgery Center in a recent transaction with National Surgical Hospitals. Here are five things to know about the transaction and the parties involved. By Carrie Pallardy -
  2. U.S. Endoscopy Releases New Snare

    U.S. Endoscopy, an endoscopy device design and manufacturing company, has released the Lariat snare, according to an EndoNurse report. By Carrie Pallardy -
  3. What Does It Take to Be a Successful ASC Administrator?

    Here are 10 keys to being a great ASC administrator from Surgical Directions and other leaders in the surgery center industry. By Gina Sparacino -

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  1. 7 of the Most Common ASC Coding Questions Answered

    Coding is a complex process, growing even more involved as the healthcare industry gears up to switch to ICD-10. Ladonna Schaad, coding compliance manager at abeo, answers seven of the most common questions that arise around coding issues in ambulatory surgery centers. By Carrie Pallardy -
  2. Reimbursement Changes in Monitored Anesthesia Care in GI: How Would Endoscopy Centers Be Affected?

    Highmark Blue Cross Blue Shield, the fourth largest Blue Cross Blue Shield affiliated company, operates health plans in Delaware, Pennsylvania and West Virginia covering approximately 5.2 million lives. This spring, Highmark announced plans to enact a new monitored anesthesia care (MAC) coverage policy for non-high risk procedures such as colonoscopy and GI endoscopy. By Carrie Pallardy -
  3. Drive Perioperative Performance to Improve Your Bottom Line

    Attend a session with Jeff Peters of Surgical Directions at Becker's Hospital Review Annual Chief Executive Officer Strategy Roundtable. By Gina Sparacino -
  4. 10 ASCs Making the News This Week

    The following are 10 ambulatory surgery centers that have made the news locally, at the state level or nationally in the past week. By Ellie Rizzo -
  1. in2itive Business Solutions Partners With Medical Recovery Services: 5 Facts

    Healthcare revenue management and consultation firm in2itive Business Solutions partnered with Medical Recovery Services to develop and manage an exclusive patient estimator tool for hospitals and ambulatory surgery centers. By Laura Dyrda -
  2. 5 ASCs Add Pricing Data to in June

    Five ambulatory surgery centers have listed pricing data on the website in June, adding three new states to the healthcare pricing database's coverage, according to a news release. By Ellie Rizzo -
  3. AmSurg, SCA Stock Sales, Symbion Case Growth & More – 5 Recent Key Notes on ASC Companies

    Here are five recent news updates on ambulatory surgery center companies. By Carrie Pallardy -
  4. 7 Things for ASC Leaders to Know for Monday

    Here are seven things for ambulatory surgery center leaders to know for June 9, 2014. By Carrie Pallardy -
  1. 111 ASC administrators to know

    Here are 111 ambulatory surgery center administrators to know. By Laura Dyrda, Carrie Pallardy and Ellie Rizzo -
  2. What Final Steps Should ASCs Take to Prepare for ICD-10?

    Join a session with Jessica Edmiston of National Medical Billing Services at Becker's 12th Annual Spine, Orthopedic and Pain Management-Driven ASC Conference + The Future of Spine. By Gina Sparacino -
  3. U.S. Rep. Renee Ellmers Tours Raleigh Endoscopy Center

    U.S. Representative Renee Ellmers (R-N.C.) recently toured Raleigh (N.C) Endoscopy Center. By Carrie Pallardy -
  4. Colorectal Cancer Following Colonoscopy: 5 Things to Know

    In a recent New England Journal of Medicine study adenoma detection rate was linked to a decrease in colorectal cancer risk. Though colorectal cancer screening efforts and quality have made strides with public advocacy and new technology, some patients are diagnosed with CRC after a recent colonoscopy. By Carrie Pallardy -
  5. NMBS Named to Becker's List of 150 Great Places to Work in Healthcare

    Revenue cycle management company National Medical Billing Services was recently named to Becker's list of 150 Great Places to Work in Healthcare.   By Gina Sparacino -
  6. How Will Bundled Payments Affect GI? 3 Gastroenterologists Chime In

    Three gastroenterologists weigh in on bundled payments and what this payment model could mean for the GI field. By Carrie Pallardy -
  7. What Are ASC Success Indicators for the Future?

    Jessica Nantz, President of Outpatient Healthcare Strategies, discusses the best sign for ambulatory surgery centers indicating they will be successful in the future. By Laura Dyrda -
  8. Two-Level Artificial Disc Replacement in ASCs: Dr. Jeffrey Nees

    Earlier this month, Jeffrey Nees, MD, became the first spine surgeon in the Oklahoma City area to perform a two-level artificial disc replacement at an ambulatory surgery center. By Laura Dyrda -
  9. "Successful Transformational Strategies for the New Healthcare Environment"

    Dr. Thomas Royer, former CEO of CHRISTUS Health, will present "Successful Transformational Strategies for the New Healthcare Environment" at Becker's Hospital Review Annual Chief Executive Officer Strategy Roundtable. By Gina Sparacino -