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  1. Regent Surgical Health Adds Director of Development, Physician Recruitment & Financial Analyst

    Regent Surgical Health has added two new employees: Lindsay Rinnan and Preeti Syal. By Carrie Pallardy -
  2. Memphis Gastroenterology Group, Gastro One to Merge

    Effective tomorrow Memphis Gastroenterology Group and Gastro One, both based in Germantown, Tenn., will merge, according to a Memphis Business Journal report. By Carrie Pallardy -
  3. AGA Adds CRC Screening, Prevention to Digestive Health Recognition Program: 4 Things to Know

    The American Gastroenterological Association has added a colorectal cancer screening and prevention module to the AGA Digestive Health Recognition Program. Here are four things to know about the program. By Carrie Pallardy -
  1. ENTRUST Adds Surgery Center Network to Benefit Plans

    Surgery Center Network, a comprehensive network of ambulatory surgery centers, has been added to third-party administrator ENTRUST's list of benefit plans. By Carrie Pallardy -
  2. 5 Important Considerations for Higher Acuity Cases in ASCs

    More ambulatory surgery centers are bringing in higher acuity cases, such as total joint replacements and spinal procedures, but it takes a considerable amount of time and resources to lay the foundation for a successful program. By Laura Dyrda -
  3. AmSurg 10M Stock Public Offerings, SCA-Medline Deal & More — 5 Recent Key Notes on ASC Companies

    Here are five news updates on ambulatory surgery center companies. By Carrie Pallardy -
  4. CMS: Survey Agencies, Accrediting Organizations Must Report Infection Control Breaches for Deemed Status ASCs

    CMS mandated infection control breaches identified during any Medicare Deemed Status Survey, state survey agency or accrediting organization should report the breaches to the appropriate state authorities for public health assessment and management, effective immediately. By Anuja Vaidya -
  1. 100 ASC industry physician leaders to know

    Physicians are the founding force and backbone of the ambulatory surgery center industry. Here are 100 physicians who have made an impact on the ASC industry through leadership at individual centers, creating companies, founding ASCs and advocating for surgery centers across the country. By Carrie Pallardy -
  2. Industry Mega Mergers: What Do the AmSurg-Sheridan & Surgery Partners-Symbion Deals Mean for ASCs?

    In May, AmSurg publicly announced plans to acquire Sheridan Healthcare for $2.35 billion. Less than a month later, industry bore witness to another multi-million dollar deal, the $792 billion Surgery Partners' acquisition of Symbion. What do these two transactions mean for the ASC industry? By Carrie Pallardy -
  3. 5 Articles on ASC Managed Care Contract Negotiation

    Here are five articles on ambulatory managed care contract negotiation challenges and strategies for success. By Carrie Pallardy -
  4. ASCA Capitol Fly-In Success: 9 Legislators Sign On to ASC Quality & Access Act

    ASCA recently hosted a 2014 Capitol Fly-In event where more than 80 ASCA members flew to Capitol Hill to advocate for the ambulatory surgery center industry. By Laura Dyrda -
  1. Spine & Pain Physicians Surgery Center Opens in Tennessee: 3 Things to Know

    The Spine & Pain Physicians Surgery Center has opened in Smyrna, Tenn. Here are three things to know about the new facility and its founder. By Carrie Pallardy -
  2. 7 Things for ASC Leaders to Know for Monday

    Here are seven news updates for ambulatory surgery center leaders to know for June 30, 2014. By Carrie Pallardy -
  3. 14 administrators celebrating 15+ years at the same ASC

    Here are 14 ambulatory surgery center administrators who have held their position for 15 years or more at the same center.  By Carrie Pallardy and Anuja Vaidya -
  4. The Good, the Bad & the Ugly: The Economics of GI

    Two gastroenterologists identify some of the biggest economic opportunities and challenges in the GI field. By Carrie Pallardy -
  5. AmSurg Makes Concurrent Public Offerings of 10M in Stock to Finance $2.35B Sheridan Deal

    AmSurg has announced public offerings of 8.5 million shares of its common stock at $45 per share and 1.5 million shares of its 5.25 percent mandatory convertible preferred stock, a total of 10 million shares, according to a Street Insider report. By Carrie Pallardy -
  6. 4 Recent GI-Driven ASC Openings & Expansions

    Here are four gastroenterology and endoscopy-driven ambulatory surgery centers that have opened or announced plans for expansion within the past month. By Carrie Pallardy -
  7. 10 Statistics on Patient Medical Cost-Consciousness

    Are patients becoming more cost-conscious? By Laura Dyrda -
  8. ASGE Names Dr. Colleen Schmitt President, Announces 2014-2015 Board Members: 5 Things to Know

    The American Society for Gastrointestinal Endoscopy has named Colleen M. Schmitt, MD, MHS, FASGE, its new president and announced its 2014 to 2015 board members. Here are five things to know about the ASGE President and board. By Carrie Pallardy -
  9. Colonoscopy Price Variation in HOPDs vs. Community Settings: 4 Things to Know

    The National Institute for Health Care Reform released a study of the price of common services performed in hospital outpatient departments in comparison to community settings, such as a physician office or freestanding ambulatory surgery center. Here are four things to know about the study's findings on colonoscopy price. By Carrie Pallardy -