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  1. Study questions usefulness of CON

    A recent study from the economic research nonprofit Mercatus Center at George Mason University challenges the economic logic behind certificates of need. By Ellie Rizzo -
  2. USPI operating income grows 18%: 5 2Q financial result key notes

    United Surgical Partners International reported its second quarter 2014 financial results. Here are five key points to know for the report. By Carrie Pallardy -
  3. 5 hospital ASC plans & partnerships

    Here are five hospitals that have opened ambulatory surgery centers or created ASC partnerships within the past month. By Carrie Pallardy -

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  1. Dr. Scott Merkley joins Lexington Clinic ASC

    Gastroenterologist Scott A. Merkley, MD, has joined the Lexington (Ky.) Clinic gastroenterology department at the Lexington Clinic Ambulatory Surgery Center. 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 August 18, 2014. By Carrie Pallardy -
  3. 10 patient safety tools for the ASC setting

    The following are 10 tools for ASCs to employ in pursuit of improving and reinforcing patient safety, published on Becker’s Infection Control & Clinical Quality. By Ellie Rizzo -
  4. 6 GI practices making headlines

    Here are six gastroenterology practices or centers that made headlines within the past week. By Carrie Pallardy -
  1. Second chances: Would gastroenterologists still choose the same field?

    The physician shortage is looming on the horizon. Physicians are retiring or selling their practices and not as many students are choosing the medical field. If given the chance, would practicing gastroenterologists choose the same field or take a different path? By Carrie Pallardy -
  2. Infection control champions: 4 ASCs with a 0% infection rate

    Here are four ambulatory surgery centers that have maintained a 0 percent infection rate over a significant period of time. The time frame for each infection rate statistic varies.  By Carrie Pallardy and Anuja Vaidya -
  3. SCA revenue climbs 10%: 5 2Q financial report insights

    Surgical Care Affiliates reported its second quarter 2014 financial results. Here are five key insights from the report. By Carrie Pallardy -
  4. Medical Facilities Corporation 2Q revenue up 0.9%: 5 financial report notes

    Medical Facilities Corporation reported is second quarter 2014 financial results. Here are five key notes from the report. By Carrie Pallardy -
  1. GI/endoscopy revenue in small vs. large ASCs: 6 statistics

    How does GI/endoscopy revenue vary by ambulatory surgery center size? Here are six statistics on GI revenue per case based on the number of ASC operating rooms, according to VMG Health's 2012 Intellimarker Ambulatory Surgical Center Financial & Operational Benchmarking Study. By Carrie Pallardy -
  2. How to Handle Managed Care Contracts Prior to Entering a Hospital Joint Venture

    Joint ventures between ambulatory surgery centers and hospitals are becoming more common in today's challenging healthcare environment; some are converting from freestanding ASCs to HOPDs while others remain freestanding and are forming a JV with or without corporate partners. By Laura Dyrda -
  3. 76 gastroenterologist compensation statistics

    Here are 76 statistics on gastroenterologist compensation. By Carrie Pallardy -
  4. Physicians Realty Trust acquires Surgical Institute of Monroe ASC

    During the second quarter of 2014, self-managed healthcare real estate company Physicians Realty Trust acquired the Surgical Institute of Monroe (Mich.) Ambulatory Surgery Center facility. By Carrie Pallardy -
  5. Frontier Healthcare, Brookhaven Gastroenterology Associates open New York ASC

    Frontier Healthcare Holdings and Brookhaven Gastroenterology Associates have partnered to open a GI-driven ambulatory surgery center in Suffolk County, N.Y. By Carrie Pallardy -
  6. Are gastroenterologists happy or heading for burnout?

    Physician burnout is a growing concern, especially as the question of a physician shortage comes to the fore. Here are 15 statistics on gastroenterologist lifestyle and level of happiness in the GI field, according to the Medscape Gastroenterologist Lifestyle Report 2014. By Carrie Pallardy -
  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. 7 things for ASC leaders to know for Thursday

    Here are seven news updates for ambulatory surgery center leaders to know for August 14, 2014. By Carrie Pallardy -
  9. 5 incentives to watch in ASC documentation

    It's an exciting time in ambulatory surgery center documentation. While most ASCs have the hang of electronic (or outsourced) billing solutions, clinical documentation has historically been largely paper-based. Now, that's beginning to change. By Ellie Rizzo -