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  1. 7 Things for ASC Leaders to Know for Monday

    Here are seven recent news updates for ambulatory surgery center industry leaders. By Carrie Pallardy -
  2. Mary Jane Antoon Assumes Administrator Role at Erie Shriners

    Mary Jane Antoon, RN, has assumed the administrator position at Erie (Pa.) Shriners Ambulatory Surgery Center and Outpatient Specialty Care Center, effective June 1. By Ellie Rizzo -
  3. Greg Koonsman to Speak at Becker's CEO Roundtable

    Greg Koonsman, senior partner at VMG, will take part in an expert discussion on the current state of healthcare at Becker's Hospital Review Annual Chief Executive Officer Strategy Roundtable.   By Gina Sparacino -

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  1. Regent Surgical Health Opens Joint Venture Surgery Center in Portland: 5 Things to Know

    Regent Surgical Health opened the joint venture Plaza Ambulatory Surgery Center in Portland, Ore. Here are five things to know about the new ASC. By Carrie Pallardy -
  2. Legislators Send Letter to President Obama Calling for Medicare Colonoscopy Cost-Sharing Reform

    Congressmen Donald M. Payne Jr. (NJ-10), Joe Courtney (CT-02), Henry Waxman (CA-33), Sander Levin (MI-09), Frank Pallone (NJ-06), Jim McDermott (WA-07) and Senator Sherrod Brown (D-OH) sent President Barack Obama a letter requesting Medicare colonoscopy cost-sharing reform. By Carrie Pallardy -
  3. 4 Steps to Add Value to Established Joint Venture ASCs

    "If you aren't growing, you are going backwards," said Robert Zasa, MSHHA, FACMPE, managing partner of ASD Management, during a May 30 webinar hosted by Becker's Hospital Review . He shared four strategies to guide a strong joint venture ASC to the next level of success. By Carrie Pallardy -
  4. Revenue Cycle Management Challenges: Best Practices for Eye Centers

    Stable financial health and profitability depend on effective revenue cycle management. Three ophthalmologists and an eye center business manager discuss best practices for ensuring efficient RCM and mistakes that eye centers make in terms of RCM.  By Anuja Vaidya -
  1. 32 ASCs with 4+ ORs

    Here are 32 ambulatory surgery centers that feature four or more operating rooms. By Carrie Pallardy and Anuja Vaidya -
  2. 2 Gastroenterologists on the Best GI Practice Marketing Ideas

    Two gastroenterologists share their thoughts on the most effective marketing strategies for GI practices. By Carrie Pallardy -
  3. 3 Recently Opened & Expanded Ambulatory Surgery Centers

    Here are three ambulatory surgery centers that have opened or announced plans to expand in the past month. By Carrie Pallardy -
  4. AGA Grants Dr. Howard Taubin Distinguished Clinician Award

    The American Gastroenterological Association has granted Howard L. Taubin, MD, the 2014 AGA Distinguished Clinician Award for outstanding leadership and excellence in gastroenterology, according to an Amity Observer report. By Carrie Pallardy -
  1. 5 Things to Know About Price Transparency in Healthcare & Surgery Centers

    As patients take on more financial responsibility for care, the criticism of cryptic or unclear pricing has grown. Patients have become consumers and are demanding increased knowledge of their cost of care before it is given. Here are five things to know about price transparency in healthcare and ambulatory surgery centers. By Carrie Pallardy -
  2. ASC Turnaround: Surgery Center of Northeast Texas

    How did ASCOA and Surgery Center of Northeast Texas partner to create a major turnaround success story? By Gina Sparacino -
  3. Bumping Up Profits: Strategies for a Financially Stable Orthopedic ASC

    Four orthopedic surgeons discuss issues related to improving profitability at orthopedic-driven ambulatory surgery centers and what needs to change in the ASC industry as a whole to improve profitability. By Anuja Vaidya -
  4. What Are the Biggest Opportunities for and Threats to Hospitals?

    Join a distinguished group of CMOs and CEOs at Becker's Hospital Review Annual Chief Executive Officer Strategy Roundtable.   By Gina Sparacino -
  5. Best Tips on Negotiating With Payers: Administrators Speak Up

    Arguably one of the more difficult responsibilities of being an ASC administrator is negotiating rates with payers. Here, three ASC administrators and one ASC payer negotiations specialist share their processes for ensuring fair reimbursement rates. By Ellie Rizzo -
  6. Symbion to Participate as Sponsor at Becker's ASC Conference

    Becker's Healthcare thanks Symbion for its sponsorship at Becker's 12th Annual Spine, Orthopedic and Pain Management-Driven ASC Conference + The Future of Spine this June.   By Gina Sparacino -
  7. 6 Recent Anesthesiologist Moves & Achievements

    Here are the most recent anesthesiologist moves and achievements: By Anuja Vaidya -
  8. ASC Referral Patterns: Deciphering 6 Big Industry Trends

    A shifting healthcare environment means changes and struggles to compensate in all provider arenas. Michael McKevitt, Senior Vice President of Business Development with Regent Surgical Health reads between the lines as to the delicate balance between hospitals, ASCs and physicians and identifies major trends driving referrals and financial stability. By Carrie Pallardy -
  9. 3 ASC Transaction Trends: Q&A With Dr. Stacey Berner of SurgCenter Development

    The changing healthcare market has made for interesting trends in the business of ASCs and ASC management companies. Here are three observations on trends in the ASC transactions market. By Ellie Rizzo -