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  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 -

The opportunity to significantly increase profits

As hospitals survey the landscape today, there aren't many opportunities to improve profitability. Out-of-network represents a last, great opportunity for many hospitals to improve profitability.
  1. 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 -
  2. 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 -
  3. 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 -
  4. 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 -
  1. 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 -
  2. 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 -
  3. 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 -
  4. 6 Recent Anesthesiologist Moves & Achievements

    Here are the most recent anesthesiologist moves and achievements: By Anuja Vaidya -
  1. 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 -
  2. 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 -
  3. New York Approves CON for $5.2M Westmoreland ASC, Controversy Remains

    The New York State Department of Health approved the certificate of need application for the $5.2 million Westmoreland ASC project, according to a Rome Sentinel report. By Carrie Pallardy -
  4. AmSurg to Buy Sheridan Healthcare for $2.35B: 5 Things to Know

    AmSurg plans to acquire Sheridan Healthcare in an approximately $2.35 billion transaction, according to a Bloomberg report. Here are five things to know about AmSurg, Sheridan Healthcare and the pending transaction. By Carrie Pallardy -
  5. Olympus Launches HD Single-Channel Gastroscope for Upper GI Procedures: 5 Things to Know

    Olympus has launched the GIF-1TH190 gastrointestinal videoscope. Here are five things to know about the new scope. By Carrie Pallardy -
  6. Symbion Reports Increased Earnings in Q1

    Symbion has reported increased revenue and operations across its facilities in Q1 of 2014.  See other ASC companies that had success in the first quarter here.  By Gina Sparacino -
  7. 6 Recent ASC Industry Leadership Moves

    Here are six recent ambulatory surgery center industry leaders who recently took on new roles. By Carrie Pallardy -
  8. 7 Things for ASC Leaders to Know for Thursday

    Here are seven news updates for ambulatory surgery center industry leaders to know for May 29, 2014. By Carrie Pallardy -
  9. Key Issues for CIOs at Becker's November Roundtable

    Attend an informational session for CIOs on mobile health, data privacy, and other key issues at Becker's Hospital Review Annual Chief Executive Officer Strategy Roundtable.   By Gina Sparacino -