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  1. Exact Sciences, Mayo Clinic extend & expand colorectal cancer screening collaboration

    Exact Sciences and Mayo Clinic, based in Rochester, Minn., have announced a five-year extension and expansion of their collaboration. By Carrie Pallardy -
  2. 30 statistics on average commercial reimbursement by specialty in 2014

    How much did commercial payers reimburse for patient visits in 2014? Here are 30 statistics on average reimbursement broken down by specialty and diagnostic code, according to the 2014 Fee Schedule Survey Results from Physicians Practice. By Carrie Pallardy -
  3. 6 gastroenterologists serving as CMOs

    Here are six gastroenterologists who serve as chief medical officers of various organizations in addition to their practice. By Carrie Pallardy -

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  1. Healthcare supply chains of the future — 8 key trends

    Here are eight predictions on healthcare supply chain's future based on a report from HIT Consultant. By Laura Dyrda -
  2. ASC stock report: 5 key company updates — Feb. 5

    Here are the stock reports from five ambulatory surgery center companies for Feb. 5, 2015, including whether the numbers are up or down from last week. By Laura Dyrda -
  3. VA surgery center opening in Green Bay delayed

    The Department of Veterans Affairs opened the Milo C. Huempfner outpatient facility in Green Bay, Wis., in 2013, but the surgery center housed in the clinic has yet to open, according to a Fox 11 Investigates report. By Carrie Pallardy -
  4. University of Minnesota to build M Health Clinics & Surgery Center

    The University of Minnesota, based in Minneapolis and St. Paul, will own a 2.29-acre block of land by September, according to a Minnesota Daily report. By Carrie Pallardy -

10 common mistakes in valuing ASCs

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  1. What are the most common specialties? Urban vs. rural ASCs

    Urban and rural healthcare providers occupy very different markets. How does this affect the services offered?  By Carrie Pallardy -
  2. Laser Spine Institute opens Cincinnati surgery center: 5 things to know

    Laser Spine Institute continues its expansion into the Midwest with a new surgery center in Cincinnati. Here are five things to know about the new ASC and its parent company. By Carrie Pallardy -
  3. 7 things for ASC leaders to know for Thursday

    Here are seven news updates for ambulatory surgery center leaders to know for Feb. 5, 2015.  By Carrie Pallardy -
  4. 4 recent ASC industry leadership moves

    Here are four ambulatory surgery center industry leaders who recently took on new roles.  By Carrie Pallardy -
  1. Obama's 2016 budget: HOPD rates to fall to ASC rates?

    President Barack Obama's budget plan for the fiscal year 2016 has been released and the impact on Medicare will be significant. The proposed budget aims to save Medicare $423 billion between 2016 and 2025, according to a report by The Kaiser Family Foundation.  By Carrie Pallardy -
  2. 14 statistics on outpatient surgery director salary & benefits

    The market for health and medical services manager, including healthcare administrator, jobs is expected to grow 23 percent from 2012 to 2022, according to the United States Department of Labor Bureau of Statistics. How much can leaders in the outpatient setting expect to earn? By Carrie Pallardy -
  3. Outpatient spine surgery anesthesia — Key thoughts from Dr. David Paly

    Puyallup, Wash.-based outpatient spine ambulatory surgery center NeoSpine, where David Paly, MD, is an anesthesiologist, focuses on anterior cervical and lumbar surgery, but also occasionally perform posterior spinous process procedures.  By Laura Dyrda -
  4. Out-of-pocket consumer spending is on the rise: 4 key trends

    Adult consumers with employer-sponsored insurance paid more than 15 percent of their medical bills out-of-pocket in 2013, amounting to approximately $700 a year, according to a new data brief by the Health Care Cost Institute.  By Anuja Vaidya -
  5. 20 statistics on ASC case volume

    Here are 20 statistics on ambulatory surgery center case volume for the top five procedures, based on statistics from VMG Health's Multi-Specialty ASC Intellimarker. By Laura Dyrda -
  6. Physician practice innovation — 5 points on AMA's new partnership with health tech incubator

    The American Medical Association and MATTER, a healthcare technology incubator, are partnering to drive innovation and create a flexible facility for physicians, entrepreneurs, healthcare professionals and industry experts to test new healthcare delivery models. By Laura Dyrda -
  7. HealthCare.gov reaches 7.5M enrollees this year — 5 key updates

    According to a new report from HHS, around 7.5 million people have signed up on HealthCare.gov, the website giving uninsured Americans the opportunity to purchase healthcare insurance from competing companies on an open online marketplace, according to a Washington Times report. By Laura Dyrda -
  8. Boston Scientific profits down 19%, Cologuard comes to Kentucky, Sovaldi to go generic & more – 6 GI/endoscopy company key notes

    Here are six news updates on major company players in the gastroenterology and endoscopy market. By Carrie Pallardy -
  9. Surgery Partners acquires Delaware Outpatient Center for Surgery, 2 physician practices: 4 things to know

    Surgery Partners has acquired a share in a Delaware surgery center and two physician practices. Here are four things to know about the transactions and the company. By Carrie Pallardy -

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