November/December 2015 Issue of Becker's ASC Review

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On the Cover


 59 ASC management & development companies to watch — 2016

Here are 59 companies involved in the management and development of ASCs.

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 Are independent physicians facing a dependent future?

Fueled by funds and stability, hospitals offer appealing places of employment.

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How healthcare is changing: Key thoughts on making it positive for ASCs

Change has become the norm over the past five years, but now heading into the second half of the decade healthcare reform's foundation firmly in place.

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Fort Lauderdale, Fla.-based Broward Health, formerly North Broward Hospital District, agreed to pay $69.5 million last month to settle allegations brought by Michael Reilly, MD, and the Department of Justice in a federal lawsuit. Click here to continue >>
Never a dull moment in healthcare, and 2015 was no exception. Click here to continue >>

ASC Management

With slim margins and high levels of competition, a healthy revenue cycle is essential to ASC success. Click here to continue >>
Epic, Cerner athenahealth and eClinicalWorks dominate overall mindshare when it comes to the ambulatory EHR market, according to peer60's Trends & Insights in Ambulatory EHR Fist Reaction Report. Click here to continue >>
An ASC is only as strong as the people who staff it. The healthcare worker talent pool is not without limit; it takes time and strategy to find, build and keep a team of A-players at a surgery center. Click here to continue >>

Executive Briefing: Coding, Billing & Collections 
In a post-reform era, out-of-network payments remain one of the last frontiers for ASCs to reap higher reimbursements and increase their profit margins.  Click here to continue >> 

ASC Transactions
Here are eight hospitals and health systems opening or expanding ambulatory surgery centers. Click here to continue >>

Key Specialties

Here are nine things to know about spine in the ASC setting. Click here to continue >>
In May 2014, there were 30,060 anesthesiologists working in America, according to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics. Click here to continue >>
A new study published in the Journal of Bone and Joint Surgery shows patients prefer outpatient ambulatory surgery centers to hospital outpatient facilities, partially due to lower costs associated with ASC procedures. Click here to continue >>
Physician practices across many specialties are opting for hospital owners or merging to leverage the power of larger numbers, but does this trend hold as much sway for small GI practices? Click here to continue >>

Executive Briefing: Endoscopic Vessel Harvesting

Endoscopic vessel harvesting (EVH) is a minimally invasive procedure performed right before coronary artery bypass grafting, or bypass surgery. Click here to continue >>

ASC Quality

Disaster could strike any time — whether it's a natural disaster or a man-made emergency — and ambulatory surgery center physicians and staff need a plan. Click here to continue >>
Faced with seemingly endless administrative tasks, physicians experience burn-out more than any other specialty in the United States. Click here to continue >>
Hospital-employed physicians have higher commercial healthcare prices than non-employed physicians, according to an article published in the October issue of JAMA Internal Medicine. Click here to continue >>

5 Out-of-Network Myths — Debunked In a post-reform era, out-of-network payments remain one of the last frontiers for ASCs to reap higher reimbursements and increase their profit margins.  Click here to continue >>

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