January/February 2015 Issue of Becker's ASC

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On the Cover

CEO New Year's Resolutions: 9 of the Best Ideas for ASCs in 2015
Take a leaf from the CEO's playbook. Two ambulatory surgery center company C-suite leaders lay-out nine of the best strategic ASC initiatives for 2015. Click here to continue>>
10 Observations on Healthcare Merger & Acquisition Activity for the Future
Here are 10 key observations on healthcare merger and acquisition activity from Managing Director at Edgemont Capital Partners Jeff Swearingen. Click here to continue>>
Investing in Your ASC's Future: How to Appeal to the Next Generation of Physicians
The practice, and business, of medicine has evolved into a world very different from when the first ambulatory surgery center opened its doors in the 1970s. Click here to continue>>


Publisher’s Letter
This is issue of Becker’s ASC Review includes expertise from physician owners, ASC administrators, ASC operators and other key stakeholders. Click here to continue>>

10 Habits of HIghly-Effective ASC Providers
Healthcare providers have many responsibilities today. Click here to continue>>

ASC Turnarounds: Ideas to Improve Performance

Referral Patterns Changing? Where to Find Patients in the 21st Century
Consolidation in healthcare and hospital employment of primary care physicians is causing detrimental referral pattern changes. In the past, specialists could gain a primary care physician's trust by providing positive outcomes, all but ensuring a healthy stream of referrals. This is no longer the case. Click here to continue>>

How to Ride Information to the Top: Maximizing the Value of ASC Data

Data is all the rage in healthcare, but what can it actually do for ambulatory surgery centers? Click here to continue >>

Physicians Pay Hits a Plateau: 7 findings on Practice & Personal Income
As many medical practices struggle to stay solvent, almost half of physicians report their incomes have plateaued over the last year, according to the Physicians Practice annual Physician Compensation Survey. Click here to continue >>
CMS to Increase ASC Pay 1.4% in 2015 - 8 things to know
(To be posted)
Coding & Billing
5 Trends to ASC Relationships With Payers
Payer relationships with ambulatory surgery centers are making gradual changes as the healthcare system moves full steam ahead toward providing value-based care and reimbursement. Click here to continue>>

10 Recent ASC Company Updates
Here are 10 news updates on ambulatory surgery center companies. Click here to continue>>

ACA Implementation Heightens Importance of Managed Care Contracts
Are managed care contracts complicating your ambulatory surgery center's cash flow? Click here to continue>>

Price Transparency in the ASC Industry: Where are we now?

If you asked most providers five years ago, it wasn’t immediately apparent that price transparency would be so important today Click here to continue>>

Quality & Accreditation

Crisis Adverted: 6 Tips for Effective Emergency preparedness

Winter is here, bringing with it a wide array of concerns for ambulatory surgery centers. Click here to continue>>

Patient Harms Fall 17% Since 2010: Are Federal Incentives Working?
In 2010, the healthcare community was tasked with improving quality measures through a series of initiatives, including Medicare payment incentives and HHS' Partnership for Patients. Click here to continue>>

Transactions & Joint Ventures

44 New Outpatient Centers in 2014

Here are 44 ambulatory surgery centers that opened in the United States in 2014.Click here to continue>>

22 New ASC Joint Ventures in 2014
Here are 22 ambulatory surgery center joint ventures established in 2014. Click here to continue >>

500+ People to know in the ASC Industry

The ambulatory surgery center business has thrived since its inception a relatively short time ago. Click here to continue >>

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