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  1. Fighting the decline: 3 gastroenterologists on standing up to reimbursement pressure

    From turning to alternative payment models to maximizing value-based payments, three gastroenterologists share strategies to fight the decline in reimbursement and maintain revenue.  By Carrie Pallardy -
  2. Dr. Paul LoVerme joins AAAASF board of directors — 5 things to know

    Paul LoVerme, MD, a plastic surgeon based in New Jersey, was elected to the American Association for Accreditation of Ambulatory Surgical Facilities Board of Directors. By Laura Dyrda -
  3. Nobilis Health closes $25M debt financing: 5 things to know

    Nobilis Health has closed a $25 million debt financing facility. Here are five things to know. By Carrie Pallardy -

Sustaining a predictable referral pipeline 

Today’s healthcare market is tough. Reimbursements are getting squeezed, your facility is counting on doctors bringing their patients to your facility and not others and most facilities are needing to generate more procedures.
  1. ASC company financial report: 5 key companies — April 2, 2015

    Here are the stock reports from five ambulatory surgery center companies for March 26, 2015 and how they compare to their numbers last week on March 26. By Laura Dyrda -
  2. 8 statistics on annual & hourly pay for general surgeons

    Here are eight statistics on general surgeon salary and benefits, according to Jackson & Coker's 2014 physician salary calculator.  By Anuja Vaidya -
  3. Combating obesity: How surgeons can expand patient care beyond the OR

    The American Medical Association classified obesity as a chronic disease in 2013, but the overall conversation has remained much the same.  By Carrie Pallardy -
  4. Ancient wisdom? 1,000-year-old Anglo-Saxon salve found to kill MRSA bacteria

    A 1,000-year-old Anglo-Saxon remedy has been found to kill superbug methicillin-resistant staphylococcus aureus, according to research conducted at The University of Nottingham in the United Kingdom.  By Anuja Vaidya -

Decoding managed care contracting

When was the last time you looked at your contracts? Really REALLY looked at your contracts?
  1. 4 recent ASC industry leadership moves – April 2, 2015

    Here are four ambulatory surgery center leaders who recently took on new leadership roles. By Carrie Pallardy -
  2. Self-insured employer market outlook: Key thoughts from EmployerDirect CEO

    EmployerDirect Healthcare is fundamentally changing how large, self-insured employers offer healthcare coverage to their employees.  By Laura Dyrda -
  3. Medical Web Technologies appoints Scott Palmer president and COO

    Medical Web Technologies named Scott Palmer president and COO. By Laura Dyrda -
  4. Mercy Health in Ohio acquires Surgery Center at Regency Park

    Mercy Health, based in Cincinnati, has acquired the Surgery Center at Regency Park in Toledo, Ohio, according to a Toledo Free Press report. By Carrie Pallardy -
  1. SCA closes secondary public offering of common stock

    Surgical Care Affiliates announced the closing of its underwritten public offering of 7 million shares of common stock. By Carrie Pallardy -
  2. AmSurg acquires Halifax Anesthesiology Associates

    Sheridan, AmSurg's physician services division, has acquired Halifax Anesthesiology Associates, based in Daytona Beach, Fla. By Carrie Pallardy -
  3. How much does it cost to build an outpatient surgery center?

    Opening and operating an outpatient surgery is a significant undertaking. Here are four statistics on what it cost to open a surgery center in 2013, according to RSMeans cost data. By Carrie Pallardy -
  4. 3 statistics on LASIK eye surgery prices

    Here are three statistics on the average price of LASIK eye surgery, according to an All About report. By Carrie Pallardy -
  5. 10 statistics on U.S. health spending in 2009 vs. 2013

    How has healthcare spending changed from 2009 to 2013? Here are 10 statistics on where payment is coming from as a percentage of total national health expenditures, according to the Peterson-Kaiser Health System Tracker. By Carrie Pallardy -
  6. 7 things for ASC leaders to know for Thursday – April 2, 2015

    Here are seven news updates for ASC leaders for Thursday, April 2nd 2015  By Brandon Howard -
  7. 8 new outpatient surgical centers in March 2015

    Here are eight new outpatient surgical centers and projects that include ambulatory surgery center that was opened or announced last month. By Laura Dyrda -
  8. MIS approach for colectomy patients results in short-& long-term cost savings, study finds

    Patients who underwent minimally invasive colectomy procedures required fewer days of healthcare utilization and resulted in lower healthcare costs than those who underwent traditional open surgery, according to a study published in JAMA Surgery.  By Anuja Vaidya -
  9. 5 healthcare stocks that are hot right now

    Here are five healthcare provider stocks to consider buying, as they are improving their overall rating this week, according to an Investor Place report.  By Anuja Vaidya -


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