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  1. 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 -
  2. 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 -
  3. 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 -

Challenges in spine and pain coding

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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 -

The dirt on endoscopes and CRE

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  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 -
  1. 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 -
  2. 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 -
  3. 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 -
  4. 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 -
  5. 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 -
  6. The biggest threats to success in the GI field

    Healthcare is experiencing an unprecedented time of change, and with change comes both opportunities and threats. Three practicing gastroenterologists enumerate some of the top barriers to success in the field.  By Carrie Pallardy -
  7. Foundation HealthCare revenue climbs 16%: 5 3Q financial report notes

    Foundation HealthCare has reported its third quarter of 2014 financial results. Here are five key points to know. By Carrie Pallardy -
  8. 5 key thoughts for strategic ASC leadership

    Here are five key thoughts on healthcare leadership today based on advice from across care settings with an eye toward leadership next year.  By Laura Dyrda -
  9. Surgery Partners to divest Florida ASC in FTC settlement

    The Surgery Partners acquisition of Symbion has closed, but as required by the Federal Trade Commission, Surgery Partners will divest Blue Springs Surgery Center in Orange City, Fla., according to a Post Business report. By Carrie Pallardy -

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