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  1. Hospital Improvements for Payment Act of 2014 could have positive impact on ASC industry

    Ambulatory surgery center industry advocates have long been trying to gain a seat at the payment discussion table and that goal may finally be coming to fruition.  By Carrie Pallardy -
  2. Rep. Bill Cassidy elected first gastroenterologist senator: 3 insights

    Bill Cassidy, MD, (R-LA) has become the first gastroenterologist to earn a seat in the U.S. Senate, according to an AGA eDigest report. Here are three things to know about Rep. Cassidy and his new position. By Carrie Pallardy -
  3. 42.9M Americans have unpaid medical bills: 3 quick points to know

    Collections are considerable uphill battle for both providers and consumers. A recent Consumer Financial Protection Bureau report quantified just how large of an issue medical debt has become in the United States, according to a report by The Kansas City Star.  By Carrie Pallardy -

Challenges in spine and pain coding

Ambulatory surgery centers are on the front lines of the nation’s chronic spine and pain epidemic.   The landscape for spine and pain coding can cause major anxiety for physicians and their billing departments.
  1. Centers for Special Surgery of Essex County opens in N.J. — 5 things to know

    The Centers for Special Surgery of Essex County obtained all New Jersey state regulatory approvals and began hosting surgeries on Dec. 3. By Laura Dyrda -
  2. U.S. anesthesia drugs market to reach $3B+ by 2018: 3 key points

    The U.S. anesthesia drugs market is expected to be worth more than $3 billion by 2018, according to a MarketReportsOnline report.  By Anuja Vaidya -
  3. Laser Spine Institute breaks ground on bigger, $56M headquarters — 6 things to know

    Laser Spine Institute, based in Tampa, Fla., broke ground on a new headquarters in Westshore and plans to add 100 new jobs, according to a report from The Tampa Tribune. By Laura Dyrda -
  4. 5 essential considerations when bringing total joints to ASCs

    Higher acuity procedures, once the sole domain of hospitals, are on the move to the outpatient environment and ambulatory surgery centers are poised to become the ideal setting.  By Carrie Pallardy -

The dirt on endoscopes and CRE

Cleaning endoscopes can be tricky. Learn about the most current recommendations from the FDA and guidance from manufacturers on the proper care and handling techniques to help avoid the risk of infection.
  1. 7 things for ASC leaders to know for Thursday

    Here are seven news updates for ambulatory surgery center industry leaders to know for Dec. 11, 2014.  By Carrie Pallardy -
  2. 4 ASC industry leadership moves

    The following are four ambulatory surgery center industry leaders who stepped into new roles.  By Carrie Pallardy -
  3. New Ferring Pharmaceuticals location, Medivators sales up 13% & more – 6 GI/endoscopy company key notes

    Here are six recent news updates on gastroenterology and endoscopy companies. By Carrie Pallardy -
  4. 165 gastroenterologist leadership moves & honors in 2014

    Here are 165 gastroenterologists who took on new positions or received honors in their field in 2014.  By Carrie Pallardy -
  1. Danbury Orthopedics opens new surgery center

    Danbury (Conn.) Orthopedics has opened an ambulatory surgery center that is part of a $5 million upgrade of its existing White Street facility, according to a report from the Stamford Advocate. By Ellie Rizzo -
  2. 23 GI-driven ASCs & facilities opened or announced in 2014

    Here are 23 gastroenterology and endoscopy-driven ambulatory surgery centers and facilities that opened or were announced this year. By Carrie Pallardy -
  3. North Carolina legislators to reform CON law in 2015

    North Carolina is known for its stringent certificate of need law, but that may change in the new year. By Carrie Pallardy -
  4. Referral patterns changing? Where ASCs can find patients in the 21st century

    Consolidation in healthcare and hospital employment of primary care physicians is causing detrimental referral pattern changes. In the past, specialists could gain a primary care physician's trust by providing positive outcomes, all but ensuring a healthy stream of referrals. This is no longer the case. By Laura Dyrda -
  5. Albany Surgical breaks ground on new $6M ASC, office

    Albany (Ga.) Surgical has broken ground on a new $6 million ambulatory surgery center and office, according to an Albany Herald report. By Carrie Pallardy -
  6. Northstar Healthcare rebrands as Nobilis Health

    Earlier this month, Northstar Healthcare acquired marketing company Athas Health for $34 million. Following the acquisition, the company rebranded as Nobilis Health, according to a RTTNews report. By Carrie Pallardy -
  7. 8 gastroenterologist moves & honors

    Here are eight gastroenterologists who recently took on new leadership roles or received industry recognition.  By Carrie Pallardy -
  8. USPI's $446M in 9-month revenue, MFC dividend, AmSurg stock transaction & more – 5 recent ASC company key notes

    Here are five news updates on ambulatory surgery center companies. By Carrie Pallardy -
  9. 12 ASC management & development company CDOs to know

    Ambulatory surgery centers, old and new, are led by experienced management teams. Chief executives oversee these company's visions and growth. Alongside roles like CEO and COO, the chief development officer has become an important part to play. Here are 12 ASC industry CDOs to know. By Carrie Pallardy -


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