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  1. 10 statistics on active ASC physician owners

    A cornerstone of ambulatory surgery center strategy is recruiting physician owners. Here are 10 statistics on the number of active physician owners ASC companies prefer to see, according to the HealthCare Appraisers 2014 ASC Valuation Survey. By Carrie Pallardy -
  2. 7 things for ASC leaders to know for Monday

    Here are seven news updates for ambulatory surgery center leaders to know for Oct. 20, 2014. By Carrie Pallardy -
  3. Dr. Stephen Hanauer elected ACG president: 5 things to know

    Stephen Hanauer, MD, FACG, has been elected the 2014 to 2015 president of the American College of Gastroenterology. Here are five things to know about Dr. Hanauer. By Carrie Pallardy -

Successful approach to implementing EHR solutions

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For tips on a successful approach to selecting and implementing the right solutions when considering an EHR, legislation updates, economic impact, and electronic record options are just a few of the items that should be considered.
  1. ICD-9 has no code for Ebola

    ICD-10 would have supplied the healthcare system with a specific code for tracking Ebola, according to a FierceHealthIT report. By Carrie Pallardy -
  2. Patient safety and the ASC: What the industry learned this year

    This year, following the passage of the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act, there has been plenty of focus on the safety of the ambulatory setting. There have been several developments in ASC safety this year, whether they have confirmed what is already known or shed light on persistent questions surrounding safety in healthcare. Here are some of the highlights from the year in safety. By Ellie Rizzo -
  3. ASC emergencies: These centers weren't expecting disaster, but overcame it with flying colors

    Here are three ambulatory surgery centers that effectively and efficiently handled emergency situations.  By Carrie Pallardy and Anuja Vaidya -
  4. 5 gastroenterologists making the news

    Here are five gastroenterologists who made headlines within the past week. By Carrie Pallardy -

Maximizing out-of-network reimbursements

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As providers survey the landscape today, there aren't many opportunities to improve profitability. You have little control over the rates in your managed care contracts, and no control over Medicare and Medicaid reimbursement rates. Out-of-network represents a last, great opportunity for many providers to improve profitability.
  1. Official report: Joan Rivers dies from 'surgical complications'

    Comedienne Joan Rivers "death resulted from a predictable complication of medical therapy," according to a report from the New York medical examiner. By Ellie Rizzo -
  2. 3 must-reads on the top ASC specialties

    What are the key things to know about the three top specialties in ASCs? Here are three articles with the essentials of orthopedics, ophthalmology and gastroenterology on Becker's ASC Review. By Ellie Rizzo -
  3. ASCs & Ebola: What you need to know

    What do surgery centers need to know about preparing for Ebola? The following are tools and tips for readying your ASC to deal with the infectious disease. By Ellie Rizzo -
  4. Car collides into New Mexico Surgery Center building

    A car crashed into the Southern New Mexico Surgery Center during the afternoon on Wednesday, according to a report from Alamogordo News. By Ellie Rizzo -
  1. Regent Surgical Health launches RCM service: 5 things to know

    Ambulatory surgery center management and development company Regent Surgical Health has officially launched a revenue cycle management service. Here are five things to know about the new service. By Carrie Pallardy -
  2. 5 ASC coding & billing changes to anticipate in 2015

    The beginning of a new year in the ambulatory surgery center industry is rapidly approaching. Along with a new year, comes a series of changes impacting ASC workflow and reimbursement. Three industry experts outline five of the biggest coding and billing changes to anticipate for 2015. By Carrie Pallardy -
  3. Regent Surgical Health's Thought Leaders to speak at Becker's ASC 21st Annual Meeting

    Regent Surgical Health's leadership team will be speaking at the Becker's ASC 21st Annual Meeting on October 23-25 in Chicago. By Natalie Leoni -
  4. 3 tips for orthopedics coding & billing

    Here are three tips for coding and billing common orthopedic procedures. By Carrie Pallardy -
  5. What the biggest ASC transactions in 2014 mean for 2015

    The year 2014 has been an interesting year for the ASC market. In particular, two major deals — AmSurg-Sheridan and Surgery Partners- Symbion — have set the tone for the future of ASC management and development company growth strategies. By Ellie Rizzo -
  6. Stop Ebola: How an IT update can make a difference at your ASC

    In just a few short weeks, the deadly Ebola virus has changed from a tragedy unfolding in West Africa to a real threat here in the United States.   By Staff -
  7. 4 recent ASC industry leadership moves

    Here are four ambulatory surgery center industry leaders who have recently taken on new roles. By Carrie Pallardy -
  8. Anesthesia drug shortages are a reality: 5 options for ASCs

    Over the last decade or so, anesthesia drug shortage issues appear to have been compounding. While the passage of the 2012 Food and Drug Administration Safety and Innovation Act — which included a provision to mitigate national drug shortages — was a good move toward tackling this issue, it is still one that anesthesiologists across the country are grappling with.  By Anuja Vaidya -
  9. Need a new supply management strategy? 5 key steps

    Group purchasing organizations save the U.S. healthcare industry approximately $36 billion dollars annually, according to an April 2009 study by Eugene Schneller, PhD, called "The Value of Group Purchasing — 2009: Meeting the Needs for Strategic Savings." For ambulatory surgery centers looking to reign in supply costs and outsource supply contract management, joining a GPO is an obvious choice. However, if an ASC finds that its GPO partnership is not working well for the center, it may be time to make a change. By Anuja Vaidya -

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