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  1. 7 Things to Know About the CASC Credential

    Here are seven things to know about the Certified Administrator Surgery Center credential. By Kay Tucker, Director of Communications, Ambulatory Surgery Center Association -
  2. 4 GI Practices Making Headlines

    Here are four gastroenterology practices that made headlines within the past two weeks. By Carrie Pallardy -
  3. ACG, AGA, ASGE Respond to CMS Move Towards Medicare Rate Transparency: 4 Insights

    On July 3, the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services announced plans to review and revise physician reimbursement rate setting under the Medicare Part B program. The three GI societies have been strong advocates of improved transparency. Here are four insights on the proposed rule and the societies' reaction. By Carrie Pallardy -
  1. Transitioning From GI Office-Based Practice to ASC: 4 Blunders to Avoid

    The office-based physician practice environment continues to grow more challenging. A number of gastroenterologists have seized the opportunity to transform an office practice into an ambulatory surgery center. While the switch can be appealing — opening a business driven solely by the bread and butter procedures of GI — it is not a simple one. By Carrie Pallardy -
  2. GI Associates & Endoscopy Center to Consolidate Mississippi Locations

    GI Associates and Endoscopy Center is consolidating its Flowood, Miss., and Jackson, Miss., locations into a new facility in Flowood, according to a Mississippi Business Journal report. By Carrie Pallardy -
  3. 3 Things to Know About the Value of Colonoscopy Initiative

    Colonoscopy's value as a screening and therapeutic tool is well-known in the GI field, but the public does not always understand its significance. The three major GI societies have partnered to highlight the importance of this procedure. Here are three things to know about efforts made through The Value of Colonoscopy: Saving Lives Through Expert Care initiative thus far. By Carrie Pallardy -
  4. New Regent Surgical Health Hires, AmSurg's $1.1B Unsecured Notes Offering, New Physicians Endoscopy Center & More – 5 Recent Key Notes on ASC Companies

    Here are five recent news updates on ambulatory surgery center companies. By Carrie Pallardy -
  1. 7 Statistics on General Surgeon Compensation — 2014

    Here are seven statistics on general surgeon compensation by practice setting according to the Medscape General Surgeon Compensation Report 2014. By Laura Dyrda -
  2. 4 Great Opportunities for Trimming the Fat at ASCs

    If only "trimming the fat" would be as easy as taking that blade, safety blade of course, and slicing away the excess. By Pat Jepsen RN MBA CASC, Director of Operations at Surgical Management Professionals -
  3. 30 ASCs Making the News in June

    The following are 30 ambulatory surgery centers that have made the news locally, at the state level or nationally in the past month. By Ellie Rizzo -
  4. 3 Recent ASC Acquisitions

    Here are three recent ambulatory surgery center ownership and real estate acquisitions. By Carrie Pallardy -
  1. 5 Things to Know About Polypectomy Rate & ADR Correlation

    In a recent study published in the Clinical Journal of Gastroenterology and Hepatology, researchers compared adenoma detection rate and polypectomy rate in different segments of the colon and between sexes. Here are five things to know about the study. By Carrie Pallardy -
  2. CMS Proposes 2015 ASC, HOPD & Physician Fee Schedule Payment Changes: 5 Things to Know

    The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services has proposed 2015 payment changes for hospital outpatient departments and ambulatory surgery centers, as well as policy and payment changes for the Medicare Physician Fee Schedule. Here are five things to know about the proposed changes. By Carrie Pallardy -
  3. 7 Things for ASC Leaders to Know for Today

    Here are seven news updates for ambulatory surgery center leaders to know for July 7, 2014. By Carrie Pallardy -
  4. 22 Physician-Owned ASCs Opening or Announced in 2014

    Here are 22 ambulatory surgery centers completely or partially owned by physicians that have been announced or opened thus far this year. By Carrie Pallardy -
  5. 5 Solutions to Generate Improved ASC Cash Flow

    America's healthcare industry is shifting left and right, and creating chaos that is proving costly. Most notably, as reimbursement structures change, healthcare consumers must assume greater financial responsibility for their care, and it's a reality that's leading to sticker shock. By Jocelyn C. Gaddie, Vice President, Business Development, in2itive Business Solutions -
  6. Shedding light on healthcare costs: 9 ASCs offering price transparency

    Here are nine ambulatory surgery centers that offer patients the prices for procedures beforehand.  By Carrie Pallardy and Anuja Vaidya -
  7. Put GI Data to Work: How to Leverage Data to Improve Reimbursement Rates

    Quality reporting, though increasingly necessary, can be a time consuming task. But, physicians can use the resultant data to their advantage. By Carrie Pallardy -
  8. 5 Core Concepts on Robotic Partial Knee Surgery in ASCs: Navio Makes it Possible

    Fremont, Calif.-based Arthur Ting, MD, was first introduced to robotic technology for knee surgery at an ambulatory surgery center. By Laura Dyrda -
  9. Foundation Healthcare Names Hubert King CFO

    Foundation Healthcare appointed Hubert King CFO. By Laura Dyrda -