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  • What Will it Take For Total Joints to Succeed at ASCs?

    Four surgeons speak about trends in total joint replacement in the ASC setting. 
  • ASC Company Services & Ownership: 7 Things to Know

    Nearly a third of ambulatory surgery center companies, 29 percent, prefer majority ownership in their centers with a hospital partner, according to VMG Health's 2011 ASC ValueDriver Survey. Here are seven things to know about ASC company ownership preference and services. 
  • 5 Statistics on ASC Company Acquisition Plans

    The majority of ambulatory surgery center companies intend to purchase at least one ASC over the next 12 months, according to HealthCare Appraisers 2014 ASC Valuation Survey. 
  • How Does Physician Ownership Impact ASC Valuation? Q&A With VMG's Aaron Murski

    Physician ownership can have a significant effect on valuation, but where does it affect valuation most? Here are five key thoughts on the impact surgeons can have on the valuation of their centers from VMG Health's Aaron Murski, partner and lead on the annual Intellimarker survey. 
  • 6 Statistics on Medicare Payments to ASCs From 2007 to 2012

    Medicare payments to ambulatory surgery centers have increased each year from 2007 to 2012, according to MedPAC data. 
  • 4 Statistics on GERD in the U.S.

    A significant proportion of the United States population, 20 percent, experiences reflux symptoms at least weekly, according to the National Digestive Diseases Information Clearinghouse Digestive Disease Statistics for the United States report. Here are four statistics on the care and mortality associated with gastroesophageal reflux disease in the United States. 
  • How Can ORs Succeed in an Age of Healthcare Reform?

    Jeffry Peters, President and CEO of Surgical Directions, provides insight for operating rooms in today's climate. 
  • Defining Leadership in the GI Field: 2 Gastroenterologists Discuss Their Strategies

    Two gastroenterologists share their approaches to leadership in the GI field. 
  • How Will Healthcare Reform's Coverage Requirements Affect ASCs?

    In a April 2 webinar hosted by Becker's ASC Review, Tom Jacobs, MBA, president and CEO of MedHQ, and John Merski Jr., executive director of human resources services at MedHQ, shed light on how and when the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act will affect health benefits and what ambulatory surgery center leaders can do to prepare. 
  • 8 Strategies for Better Inventory Management

    Effective inventory management is one of the most important aspects of supply chain efficiency at ambulatory surgery centers. By staying on top of their inventory, ASCs can reduce unnecessary expenses and ensure appropriate supplies for high-quality care delivery are available.   
  • Becker's ASC Conference Session: Tough Billing and Coding Issues

    Tackle tough billing and coding issues for pain management with Lisa Rock of National Medical Billing Services at Becker's 12th Annual Spine, Orthopedic and Pain Management-Driven ASC Conference. 
  • What Does It Take to Win a Baldrige Award?

    At Becker's Hospital Review 5th Annual Meeting, Javon Bea will explain how Mercy Health System won the prestigious Baldrige Award. 
  • Advanced Trends & Concepts in Prostate Cancer Treatment From Dr. S. Adam Ramin

    A recent report published in the Journal of the American Medical Association compared active surveillance and surgical intervention for patients with prostate cancer to learn about the life expectancy of patients with the disease. 
  • 5 Recent Hospital & ASC Joint Ventures

    Joint ventures are an increasingly popular strategy in the hospital and ambulatory surgery center industries. Here are five hospital and ASC partnerships that have been announced over the past two months. 
  • 12 Statistics on New & Exiting ASCs From 2007 to 2012

    The number of ambulatory surgery centers in the United States grew 12 percent from 2007 to 2012, according to MedPAC data. Here are 12 statistics on the number of new and exiting centers over the course of those years. 
  • 7 Statistics on ASC Offering Price

    How do ambulatory surgery companies determine ASC offering price? Here are seven statistics on offering price strategy and whether or not ASC companies adjust offering price, according to VMG Health's 2011 ASC  ValueDriver Survey. 
  • Adenoma Detection Rate: Lowering Colorectal Cancer Risk

    Adenoma detection rate is a recognized colonoscopy quality measure. In a recent study published in the New England Journal of Medicine, researchers set out to determine the association between ADR and subsequent colorectal cancer and mortality. 
  • 5 Statistics on NIH Spending on Digestive Diseases & Cancers

    The National Institutes of Health funds research for more than 200 different diseases and health issues through grants, contracts and various funding mechanisms. Here are five statistics on the amount of funding the NIH dedicated to various digestive diseases and cancers in 2013, according to the Estimates of Funding for Various Research, Condition and Disease Categories report.   
  • CMS Reporting: How Has it Changed Quality Data Collection?

    In 2014, all ASCs with Medicare certification have new quality reporting requirements with which to comply. Starting April 1, ASCs will begin collecting applicable data on visual function following cataract surgery and on appropriate intervals for colonoscopies. In addition, ASCs will be required to collect data on staff influenza vaccination rates in October 2014. 
  • How Will the 2014 Medicare N1 Codes Affect ASCs?

    Jessica Edmiston of National Medical Billing Services explains coding updates for ambulatory surgery centers to know this year. 

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