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  1. Experience pays off: 50 statistics on physician starting salary vs. salary at 6 years of practice

    Here are 50 statistics on physician median starting salary and average salary at years of practice for gastroenterology and 24 other specialties, according to The Online Database of Graduating Physicians 2013-2014 Physician Salary Survey. By Carrie Pallardy -
  2. AmSurg-Sheridan anesthesia affiliation, HCA stock update & more – 5 ASC company key notes

    Here are five recent news updates on ambulatory surgery center companies. By Carrie Pallardy -
  3. 7 best low-risk healthcare stocks for your portfolio

    Which healthcare stocks are the most immune to market declines? By Laura Dyrda -

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  1. Timing tricky with ICD-10 training

    The postponement of the ICD-10 compliance deadline until Oct. 1, 2015, could have allowed software vendors more time to come out with new products, writes Avery Hurt for Diagnostic Imaging.  By Nick Gaudio -
  2. FDA releases new guidance on GI endoscope cross contamination: 4 things to know

    On Jan. 16, the FDA released a new draft guidance document on cross contamination in flexible GI endoscopes. Here are four things to know about the guidance. By Carrie Pallardy -
  3. 5 ASC industry leadership moves

    Here are five ambulatory surgery center industry leaders who recently took on new leadership roles.  By Carrie Pallardy -
  4. 7 things for ASC leaders to know for today

    Here are seven news updates for ambulatory surgery center leaders to know for Jan. 20, 2015.  By Carrie Pallardy -

The future of orthopedics

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  1. How an OON ASC in a CON state multiplied — And now wants to help others succeed

    The landscape for ambulatory surgery centers is challenging. Especially for centers in certificate-of-need states. Especially for centers in large metropolitan areas. Especially for centers traditionally relying on out-of-network contracts.  By Laura Dyrda -
  2. 5 gastroenterologists making headlines this week

    Here are five gastroenterologists who were featured in the news this week.  By Carrie Pallardy -
  3. Healthcare jobs soar 50% in 2014 — but will it last? 5 things to know

    Healthcare jobs grew more than 50 percent in 2014 over 2013, according to a Forbes report. By Laura Dyrda -
  4. PPACA implementation heightens importance of managed care contracts

    Are managed care contracts complicating your ambulatory surgery center's cash flow?  By Scott Allen, Vice President, Managed Care Contracting, National Medical Billing Services -
  1. 3 ASC physician authors

    Here are three ambulatory surgery center physicians who have also authored non-clinical books.  By Carrie Pallardy and Anuja Vaidya -
  2. Rex Healthcare to transform hospital-based center into ASC

    Rex Healthcare recently inked a deal that will change a hospital-based surgery facility in Wakefield, N.C., into an ambulatory surgery center, reports Triangle Business Journal.  By Nick Gaudio -
  3. Nearly half of Americans swimming in medical debt — report

    About 70 percent of households in the United States are struggling with their medical bills, says Hal M. Bundrick, a certified financial planner and regular contributor to MainStreet.com.  By Nick Gaudio -
  4. Preparing for ICD-10 in gastroenterology

    Though there is some discussion of another delay, ICD-10 implementation remains on track for Oct. 1, 2015. Will gastroenterologists be prepared to switch to the new code set? By Carrie Pallardy -
  5. St. Rose ASC joint venture finalized

    Hays (Kan.) Medical Center and Centura Health, based in Garden City, Kan., have finalized their agreement to co-own St. Rose Ambulatory & Surgical Center in Great Bend, Kan., according to a gb tribune report.   By Carrie Pallardy -
  6. The path to successful GI practice revenue cycle management & financial success in 2015

    The business of medicine is not a new concept, but it is becoming increasingly important. Every dollar counts and the physician practices that grasp and master the essential revenue cycle management concepts will be those that find sustainability in a changing healthcare landscape. By Carrie Pallardy -
  7. GI physician leader in the spotlight: Dr. Lawrence Kosinski

    Lawrence Kosinski, MD, MBA, AGAF, FACG, is an established leader in the gastroenterology field. He is the managing partner of Illinois Gastroenterology Group, the result of the merger of six private GI practices. He is also a member of the governing board of the American Gastroenterological Association. By Carrie Pallardy -
  8. Premier Outpatient Surgery Center receives AAAHC accreditation

    Premier Outpatient Surgery Center successfully completed an accreditation survey. By Laura Dyrda -
  9. Bill could allow patients to stay at ASCs for 3 days; Hospital association fights back

    Eric Boley, past chairman of the Wyoming Hospital Association, told his Washington legislators at a recent community meeting that he was opposed to a bill allowing surgery centers the ability to provide up to three days of convalescent care, reported the Powell Tribune.  By Nick Gaudio -

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