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  1. 19 female gastroenterologists leading GI fellowship programs

    As of 2010, 87.1 percent of active gastroenterologists were male, according to AAMC 2012 Physician Specialty Data Book. Though the specialty is male-dominated, a number of female physicians hold leadership roles. For example, here 19 female gastroenterologists who lead GI fellowship programs across the country. By Carrie Pallardy -
  2. 4 quick facts on physicians fined for not meeting MU requirements

    CMS data shows that a majority of physicians being penalized this year for not having met meaningful use requirements previously will give up less than $1,000 of their Medicare dollars, according to a Medscape report.  By Anuja Vaidya -
  3. Waldorf Endoscopy Center earns AAAHC accreditation

    Waldorf Endoscopy Center achieved accreditation. By Laura Dyrda -

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  1. 7 things for ASC leaders to know for Thursday

    Here are seven things for ambulatory surgery center industry leaders to know for Feb. 12, 2015.  By Carrie Pallardy -
  2. Outpatient spine surgery innovation: Key concepts for adding cases

    Seven spine surgeons discuss outpatient spine surgery and where it's headed in the future.  By Laura Dyrda -
  3. What to do when your supply chain strategy is failing: 9 warning signs & changes to make

    Ambulatory surgery centers cannot succeed financially without keeping a tight reign on supply costs in addition to providing high-quality care.  By Anuja Vaidya -
  4. Direct-to-consumer relations: 7 marketing tips for ASCs

    Businesses depend on one factor above all else — the customer. The abundance or lack of this factor is the difference between a thriving business and a sinking ship.  By Anuja Vaidya -

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  1. How the digital age is changing healthcare delivery — 5 key trends

    Healthcare has been one of the last bastions of society untouched by the digital age. Yes, surgical technology and pharmaceutical innovation has progressed rapidly to do amazing things, but for a long time physicians who used this new technology didn't even have a website. By Laura Dyrda -
  2. New Physicians Endoscopy center, Expanded Exact Sciences, Mayo Clinic agreement & more –5 GI/endoscopy company key notes

    Here are five recent news updates on gastroenterology and endoscopy companies. By Carrie Pallardy -
  3. Describing treatment risk: 3 tips for physicians

    Describing risks for a particular treatment is a complicated task, but one that physicians must learn how to do effectively to ensure that the patient can make an informed decision, according to a Medscape report.  By Anuja Vaidya -
  4. Reshaping adversarial relationships into partnerships: How payers are heading to the ASC team

    Hospitals and health systems are the giants of healthcare, the giants that wield the greatest clout with payers. But, the scales are beginning to tip; quality is beginning to take precedence over sheer size and market control. As this monumental shift takes place, the relationship between payers and providers inevitably follows. Can ambulatory surgery centers rewrite their relationship with payers?    By Carrie Pallardy -
  1. 5 key changes in CMS guidance for ASC surveyors

    The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services have revised their State Operations Manual guidance for surveyors of ambulatory surgery centers, clarifying the physician discharge order requirements for ASCs, according to an Ambulatory Surgery Center Association report. By Laura Dyrda -
  2. Baptist Health proposes surgery center, urgent care center in Florida

    Baptist Health, based in Miami Beach, Fla., has proposed a five-story surgery, urgent care and diagnostic center, according to a Miami Herald report. By Carrie Pallardy -
  3. Greater Gaston Endoscopy Center officially opens in North Carolina: 5 things to know

    Physicians Endoscopy and four gastroenterologist partners have officially opened the Greater Gaston Endoscopy Center in Gastonia, N.C. Here are five things to know about the new endoscopy center. By Carrie Pallardy -
  4. 3 Surgery Partners acquisitions, new AmSurg analyst coverage, Northstar Healthcare stock update & more – 5 ASC company key notes

    Here are five news updates on ambulatory surgery center companies. By Carrie Pallardy -
  5. 13 hospitals, health systems opening or planning ASCs

    Here are 13 hospitals and health systems that have announced plans for or opened ambulatory surgery centers.  By Carrie Pallardy -
  6. GAO: CMS, stakeholders on schedule for ICD-10 transition

    The transition to ICD-10 has been delayed more than once, and fear that healthcare stakeholders will not be prepared for the Oct. 1 date persists. But, the Government Accountability Office has reported a positive outlook for the switch to the new code set, according to an iHealthBeat report. By Carrie Pallardy -
  7. Main Line Endoscopy, Northpoint Surgery and Laser Center, Poway Surgery Center get AAAHC accreditation

    Three AmSurg-affiliated outpatient facilities underwent successful accreditation surveys recently.   By Laura Dyrda -
  8. Understanding the new starting point for surgeon, procedure, patient and setting for outpatient joint replacement programs

    One of the hottest topics in 2014 was the rapid gain of momentum for outpatient joint replacement.  By Lori Brady, RN, Senior Director, Destination Center Programs, Stryker Performance Solutions -
  9. 6 key points on how healthcare reform impacts patient volume

    How did the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act impact physician practices?  By Laura Dyrda -

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