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  1. Drs. Robert Heuckeroth, Ritu Verma to lead FDA investigation on safety of adult laxative for children

    Robert O. Heuckeroth, MD, PhD, and Ritu Verma, MBChB, will lead a study assessing the safety of a laxative for adults that is often given to constipated children, according to a New York Times report.  By Anuja Vaidya -
  2. Boston Scientific's insider trading, Salix Pharma CEO to retire & more – 6 GI company key notes

    Here are six recent news updates on gastroenterology and endoscopy companies.  By Anuja Vaidya -
  3. Florida ASC offers free eye surgery to patients in need

    Jeffrey Levenson, MD, with the help of Riverside Park Surgery Center in Jacksonville, Fla., gave the gift of sight to a handful of Florida residents at the end of December, according to the Jacksonville Daily Record.  By Nick Gaudio -

Improve business office functions 

Are you leaving money on the table? Revenue cycle management is key to optimizing ASC profits, and we reveal common areas where ASCs fall short and explores solutions in "7 Steps to Improve Business Office Functions & Increase Cash Generation."
  1. Lawrence County Memorial Hospital asks community to help pay off surgery center

    Nearly a year after opening its 10,000-square-foot surgery center, Lawrence County Memorial Hospital, is holding a "Retire the Debt" drive to help pay off the more than $400,000 left on its $4.3 million tab for building the center.  By Nick Gaudio -
  2. Foundation HealthCare facility case increases — Exceeding EBITDA, plans to expand

    On the same day Foundation HealthCare announced a reverse stock split, the company also lauded two facilities for exceptional performance in the fourth quarter. By Laura Dyrda -
  3. Phelps Medical Associates-Gastroenterology achieves reaccreditation

    The Accreditation Association for Ambulatory Health Care granted reaccreditation to Phelps Medical Associates-Gastroenterology, according to an Ossining-Croton-On-Hudson Patch report. By Laura Dyrda -
  4. Cuyuna Regional Medical Center to open new surgery center

    Cuyuna Regional Medical Center in Crosby, Minn., plans a ribbon cutting next week for a new surgery center, according to a Pineandlakes Echo Journal report. By Laura Dyrda -

The future of orthopedics

With the disruptive changes in healthcare driving increased overhead, decreased reimbursement, and added financial risks, it is easy to quickly become overwhelmed at a high-level, needless to say within the specifics of a unique service-line’s needs.
  1. Foundation Healthcare to present at OneMedForum

    Foundation HealthCare CEO, Stanton Nelson, will present a business overview and update at the OneMedForum investor conference during its second day, CNN Money reports.  By Nick Gaudio -
  2. Massachusetts Avenue Surgery Center allays fears after Rivers death

    At first, Wendy Salo was apprehensive about her surgery at an outpatient surgery center.  By Nick Gaudio -
  3. EndoChoice releases second generation Fuse system

    EndoChoice has fulfilled customer orders for its newly-released second generation Fuse system.  By Anuja Vaidya -
  4. MedStar moving ASC to new building — 5 things to know

    MedStar Health is beginning a new construction project and eventually plans to move the MedStar Surgery Center to the MedStar Health building. By Laura Dyrda -
  1. Regent Surgical Health, Meridian Surgical Partners, AmSurg — 6 ASC company key notes

    Here are six key notes on ambulatory surgery center companies.  By Laura Dyrda -
  2. 6 thoughts on a better, sustainable healthcare system

    The healthcare system overhaul will take significant time and energy, but creating a more accessible and sustainable healthcare system is the ultimate goal.  By Laura Dyrda -
  3. Wanted: A Dynamic ASC Facility Administrator

    We are looking for an Administrator for a high volume Ambulatory Surgery Center located in the Chicago area. By Staff -
  4. Utah surgical center rolls out transparent pricing

    As price becomes a hotter topic for patients across the country, another ambulatory surgical center in yet another state has been added to the growing list of those implementing an instant quote for services system.  By Nick Gaudio -
  5. Medical coder salaries leap in 2014

    A typical salary for certified medical coding professionals climbed significantly higher last year, according to an annual survey released by the AAPC.  By Nick Gaudio -
  6. Boston Scientific discloses insider trading activity

    Boston Scientific has disclosed insider trading activity — David A. Pierce, senior vice president and president, endoscopy of Boston Scientific unloaded 5,000 shares at an average price of $12.90 on Dec. 8, according to a Stafford Daily report.  By Anuja Vaidya -
  7. Salix Pharmaceuticals CEO Carolyn Logan to retire

    Salix Pharmaceuticals announced that Carolyn Logan has decided to retire as president, CEO and a director of the company, effective Jan. 30, according to a Street Insider report.  By Anuja Vaidya -
  8. Texas Children's Hospital names Dr. Benjamin Shneider GI service chief

    Texas Children's Hospital named Benjamin L. Shneider, MD, chief of its gastroenterology, hepatology and nutrition service.  By Anuja Vaidya -
  9. ASC stock report: 5 key company updates — Jan. 6

    Here are the stock reports for five ambulatory surgery center companies. By Laura Dyrda -


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