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  1. How to weather the rocky healthcare reimbursement environment

    Improving reimbursement is central to the success of any ASC, especially in a changing healthcare environment dictated by shifting CMS policies.  By Eric Oliver -
  2. 7 outpatient spine stories — Feb. 12

    Here are seven recent stories on outpatient spine trends and news articles.  By Megan Wood -
  3. 3 coding tips from Medical Bill Consultants' CEO

    Beth Morgan, president and CEO of Medical Bill Consultants, has over 40 years of experience coding and billing for various providers and facilities. She provided these three tips:  By Angie Stewart -

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  1. The doctor will tweet you now — Dr. Austin Chiang on patient education & social media

    Philadelphia-based Thomas Jefferson University Hospital gastroenterologist and American Society for Gastrointestinal Endoscopy Public and Member Outreach Committee member Austin Chiang, MD, spoke to Becker's ASC Review on the importance of public awareness of gastroenterology.  By Eric Oliver -
  2. Common deficiencies cited by AAAASF and how to fix them — emergency preparedness

    In our ongoing series, Becker's ASC Review spoke with American Association for Accreditation of Ambulatory Surgery Facilities’ Director of Accreditation Jeanne Henry about the organization's commonly cited deficiency related to emergency preparedness.  By Eric Oliver -
  3. 6 things to know about newly appointed AGA Institute Board Vice President Dr. Bishr Omary

    Bishr Omary, MD, PhD, is joining the American Gastroenterological Association Institute's board as its vice president, effective in June 2018.  By Eric Oliver -
  4. The 10 healthiest, unhealthiest cities in America | 2018

    WalletHub updated its list of the 10 healthiest and unhealthiest U.S. cities for 2018.  By Eric Oliver -

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  1. 5 most read GI/endoscopy stories: Feb. 5-9

    Here are the five most popular gastroenterology and endoscopy stories for the week of Feb. 5 to Feb. 9, 2018.  By Eric Oliver -
  2. 7 things for ASC leaders to know for Monday — Feb. 12, 2018

    Here are seven things ASC leaders should know for Feb. 12, 2018.  By Eric Oliver -
  3. Maximizing the value of your surgery center in 2018

    Some physician-owners of surgery centers wonder: Why do some centers command values well above other similar centers? How can I maximize the value of my center?  By Jon Vick, President, ASCs Inc. -
  4. Kaufman Hall names new CEO – 5 notes

    R. Wesley Champion will replace Therese Wareham as CEO of Kaufman Hall on April 2, 2018. Here are five insights:  By Angie Stewart -
  1. 11 hospitals, health systems opening or planning ASCs

    Here are 11 hospitals and health systems that opened or announced plans for ASCs in January.  By Angie Stewart -
  2. Skyway Surgery Center adds laser cataract surgery, 2 eye surgeons

    Chico, Calif.-based Skyway Surgery Center welcomed two eye surgeons who will bring laser cataract surgery to the center, according to a LinkedIn posted from Regional Director of Operations at Surgery Partners Raymond Hino.  By Laura Dyrda -
  3. Physician argues to eliminate Alaska's CON law — 4 insights

    Hal Scherz, MD, of Atlanta-based Scottish Rite Children's Hospital, penned a column for Juneau Empire arguing that Alaska legislators must eliminate the state's certificate of need law.  By Eric Oliver -
  4. Regent Surgical Health, St. Francis Hospital open surgery center for complex cases — 6 highlights

    Roslyn, N.Y.-based St. Francis Hospital of Catholic Health Services of Long Island partnered with Westchester, Ill.-based Regent Surgical Health to open the East Hills (N.Y.) Surgery Center. Here are six things to know:  By Angie Stewart -
  5. 5 challenges for spine, orthopedic practice billing and coding in 2018

    Alliance Medibilling states that spine and orthopedic surgery practices often experience revenue shortfalls due to inaccuracies in coding and billing processes. The company recently noted five challenges to clients and physician practices.   By Angie Stewart -
  6. Drs. Sheila Crowe, Louis Wilson & more: 6 GI physicians making headlines

    Here are six gastroenterologists that made headlines this past week:  By Eric Oliver -
  7. East Freedom Surgical Associates receives $350k loan to purchase equipment for new surgery center — 4 insights

    Duncansville, Pa.-based East Freedom Surgical Associates received a $350,000, 5-year loan to purchase equipment for a new ASC, the  Altoona Mirror reports.  By Eric Oliver -
  8. These 10 countries spend the most on healthcare

    Focus Clinic analyzed data from The World Bank to determine which governments spend the most and least on healthcare.  By Eric Oliver -
  9. Texas Digestive Disease Consultants retains investment firm — 4 insights

    Southlake-based Texas Digestive Disease Consultants retained investment banking firm Nexus Health Capital, according to PE Hub.    By Eric Oliver -

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