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  1. 4 ASC physicians involved in politics

    Here are four ambulatory surgery center physicians who are involves in politics and advocacy.  By Carrie Pallardy and Anuja Vaidya -
  2. 6 statistics on ASC assets

    Here are six statistics on ambulatory surgery center assets, according to VMG Health's 2012 Intellimarker Ambulatory Surgical Center Financial & Operational Benchmarking Study. By Carrie Pallardy -
  3. 5 things to know about the future of healthcare

    Here are five predictions on the future of healthcare, according to a Fortune report. By Carrie Pallardy -

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  1. Dr. Adam Mezoff: How to successfully juggle physician leadership roles

    Every physician is called upon to fill multiple roles, and those roles become only more complex and demanding as a career progresses. Physicians find themselves practicing in their office, at a surgery center and hospital; conducting clinical research; taking on academic leadership responsibilities and/or even sitting in the C-suite.  By Carrie Pallardy -
  2. Bulls' Derrick Rose to have knee surgery

    Chicago Bulls Guard Derrick Rose will have knee surgery, according to a Sun Times report.  By Laura Dyrda -
  3. ASC stock report: 5 key company updates — Feb. 26

    Here are the stock reports from five ambulatory surgery center companies for Feb. 26, 2015, including whether the numbers are up or down from last week. By Laura Dyrda -
  4. How to "Go Big or Go Home" with joint venture ASCs

    There are benefits for ambulatory surgery center owners and operators to partnering with hospitals on joint venture centers. Healthcare is constantly changing, and alignment with a powerful hospital partner can breed success for the future. By Laura Dyrda -

Maximize ASC performance with HR outsourcing 

Labor costs are an ambulatory surgery center’s single biggest expense. Managing personnel matters also can become an all-consuming task that distracts from an ASC’s ability to serve its patients at 100 percent.
  1. AmSurg 4Q revenue skyrockets 108%: 9 key points on 4Q, 2014 financial results

    AmSurg has been busy, from the Sheridan acquisition last year to a radiology group acquisition this year. AmSurg reported its fourth quarter and year-end financial results, and it appears that its move toward diversification has borne fruit. Here are nine things to know from the report. By Carrie Pallardy -
  2. Eastern Massachusetts Surgery Center receives AAAHC accreditation

    Eastern Massachusetts Surgery Center completed a successful accreditation survey. By Laura Dyrda -
  3. UCLA patient sues Olympus over 'superbug' infection associated with scopes: 3 things to know

    A patient of Ronald Reagan UCLA Medical Center in Los Angeles has filed a lawsuit against Olympus in regards to the recent carbapenem-resistant Enterobacteriaceae outbreak linked to contaminated duodenoscopes, according to a Bloomberg Business report. Here are three things to know about the lawsuit.  By Carrie Pallardy -
  4. 7 things for ASC leaders to know for Thursday

    Here are seven recent news updates for ambulatory surgery center leaders to know for Feb. 26, 2015.  By Carrie Pallardy -
  1. CMS corrects HOPD, ASC final payment rule; ASC conversion factor drops

    On Feb. 24, the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services published a notice of several corrections to its Hospital Outpatient Prospective Payment and Ambulatory Surgical Center Payment Systems final rule. By Carrie Pallardy -
  2. CMS ASC Quality Reporting could get 2 new measures — 5 things to know

    The group that guides the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services on performance measures for the federal quality reporting program is recommending two new measures for the ASC Quality Reporting Program, according to an ASCA report. By Laura Dyrda -
  3. 6 key points on healthcare spending trends

    Here are six key observations on healthcare spending from Altarum Institute Center for Sustainable Health Spending's Health Sector Trend Report released in January:  By Anuja Vaidya -
  4. PA demand skyrockets — 8 key statistics

    The demand for physician assistants is growing, according to a Merritt Hawkins report. By Laura Dyrda -
  5. Foundation HealthCare revenue up 20%: 8 things to know about 4Q, 2014 financial results

    Foundation HealthCare reported its financial results for the fourth quarter and year-end. Here are eight things to know from the report. By Carrie Pallardy -
  6. Valeant to acquire Salix for $14.5B, Boston Scientific to acquire Endo International device unit, Exact Sciences gets $9M tax incentive & more – 9 GI/endoscopy company key notes

    Here are nine recent news updates on gastroenterology and endoscopy companies. By Carrie Pallardy -
  7. Unlocking the contractual keys to success

    You have run the regulatory gauntlet and obtained the necessary approvals to operate an ambulatory surgery center (ASC). By John Newman, Senior Vice President and General Counsel, Constitution Surgery Centers -
  8. Vaughn Nelson Investment Management ups AmSurg ownership, HCA stock up 1.8% & more – 5 ASC company key notes

    Here are five recent news updates on ambulatory surgery center companies. By Carrie Pallardy -
  9. Kentucky to overhaul CON program: 3 things to know

    The Kentucky Cabinet for Health and Family Services announced plans to overhaul the state's certificate of need process, according to a Louisville Business First report. Here are three things to know about the CON process and the planned revisions.  By Carrie Pallardy -


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