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  1. NFL Legend and Oakland A's GM to join list of speakers at Becker's 13th Annual Orthopedic, Spine and Pain Management-Driven Conference

    NFL Legend Deion Sanders and Oakland A's GM Billy Beane will be joining over 90 surgeons and over 20 CEOs as speakers at this world-class event.  By Staff -
  2. 13 new ASCs in November

    The following ASCs were opened or announced this month.  By Ellie Rizzo -
  3. AAAASF appoints ED, elects new board officers

    The American Association for Accreditation of Ambulatory Surgery Centers has elected new board members and officers and has hired a new executive director. By Ellie Rizzo -

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  1. CMS issues final payment decision for Cologuard

    The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services has issued its final payment decision for Exact Sciences’ FDA-approved noninvasive stool DNA colorectal cancer screening test Cologuard. By Carrie Pallardy -
  2. 5 GI physicians, groups in the news

    Here are five gastroenterologists or GI groups who made the news within the past week.  By Carrie Pallardy -
  3. Oakland A's GM joins list of speakers for 13th Annual Spine, Orthopedic and Pain Management-Driven Conference + The Future of Spine

    Billy Beane, GM of the Oakland A's and subject of Moneyball, will join Deion Sanders, Bill Walton and David Nash as a keynote speaker for our 13th Annual ASC/Spine Conference!  By Staff -
  4. Cyber Monday: 10 steps to protect yourself from security risks

    Cyber Monday — the online-only version of Black Friday taking place the Monday after Thanksgiving — is expected to be the largest online sales day of the year, with Adobe estimating $2.6 billion in sales, a 15 percent year-over-year growth. Of that $2.6 billion, Adobe is estimating that $520 million in sales (20 percent) will be conducted via mobile devices.  By Nelson Gomes, president and CEO of PriorityOne Group -

The dirt on endoscopes and CRE

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  1. Oregon House Majority Leader reaffirms ASC industry support

    Oregon House Majority Leader Val Hoyle (D-14) has reaffirmed her support of the ambulatory surgery center industry. By Carrie Pallardy -
  2. Northstar Healthcare revenue up 125%: 5 3Q financial result points to know

    Northstar Healthcare reported its third quarter financial results. Here are five things to know from the report. By Carrie Pallardy -
  3. Bascom Palmer to open new eye surgery center

    Bascom Palmer Eye Institute of Miami plans to open a 20,000-square-foot medical complex and surgery center in Naples, Fla., according to a Naples Daily News report. By Carrie Pallardy -
  4. Surgery Partners ASC divestment, MFC revenue up 5.5%, Foundation HealthCare revenue up 16% & more –5 recent ASC company key notes

    Here are five recent news updates on ambulatory surgery center companies. By Carrie Pallardy -
  1. 10 statistics on patient payments for ophthalmology

    Here are 10 statistics about how interaction between physicians and patients is changing when it comes to payment for ophthalmology services, according to the Medscape Ophthalmologist Compensation Report 2014. By Laura Dyrda -
  2. 8 observations on how the Medicaid expansion impacted healthcare delivery in Kentucky

    Last year marked the first year some of Kentucky's poorest and most underserved population gained access to health insurance, and a year of collecting data yielded some interesting observations published in the New England Journal of Medicine. By Laura Dyrda -
  3. Which insurers are most popular in 9 U.S. regions?

    Here are the top-rated insurers for each region in the United States, according to the Medscape Insurer Ratings Report 2014:  By Anuja Vaidya -
  4. What can GI physicians do to boost GERD awareness?

    Nov. 23 marked the beginning of National Gastroesophageal Reflux Disease Week. Jay N. Yepuri, MD, of Digestive Health Associates of Texas in Bedford, discusses advances in GERD treatment and how gastroenterologists can play an active role in improving patient awareness. By Carrie Pallardy -
  5. 3 recently accredited ASCs

    The following ambulatory surgery centers have passed an accreditation survey in the last month, as reported on Becker's ASC Review. By Ellie Rizzo -
  6. Medical Facilities Corporation revenue up 5.5%: 5 3Q financial result insights

    Medical Facilities Corporation announced its third quarter 2014 results. Here are five things to know about the company's financial performance.  By Carrie Pallardy -
  7. Higher Medicaid reimbursement associated with higher cancer screening rates

    Could reimbursement impact cancer screening programs' efficacy? A study published in the journal Cancer has found that Medicaid beneficiaries are more likely to undergo cancer screening when their physicians receive higher reimbursement for office visits, according to a News Medical report. By Carrie Pallardy -
  8. 7 things for ASC leaders to know for Monday

    Here are seven news updates for ambulatory surgery center leaders to know for Nov. 24, 2014.  By Carrie Pallardy -
  9. 6 ASCs celebrating 25+ years

    Here are six ambulatory surgery centers that were established more than 25 years ago.  By Carrie Pallardy and Anuja Vaidya -

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