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  1. 7 common GI/Endoscopy coding and billing mistakes

    Proper coding is quintessential for a practice to be sustainable. Stephanie Ellis, president of Ellis Medical Consulting, identified seven common coding mistakes in gastroenterology and endoscopy and provided solutions on how to fix them.  By Stephanie Ellis, president of Ellis Medical Consulting -
  2. Envision makes major leadership changes; Surgery Partners has $57M cash on hand as of June 30 & more: 4 ASC company management notes

    Here are four updates on ASC management companies to note.  By Mary Rechtoris -
  3. ASC leader to know: Glenn Cozen of Physicians Surgery Centers

    Glenn Cozen is a founding principal of Physicians Surgery Centers. He has 30-plus years of experience in healthcare and business. In 1999, Mr. Cozen founded Physicians Surgery Centers alongside two associates.    By Mary Rechtoris -
  1. Why are healthcare costs escalating? Physicians, consumers agree

    A Houston-based Texas Medical Center Health Policy Institute survey found physicians and patients have similar beliefs why healthcare costs are increasing and how the nation can rein them in.  By Mary Rechtoris -
  2. Dr. Michael Steuer: How MidSouth Pain Treatment Center's surgery centers, clinics are treating chronic pain

    Michael Steuer, MD, spoke with DeSoto Times-Tribune on MidSouth Pain Treatment Center's expansion in recent years and how its clinics and surgery centers treat chronic pain.    By Mary Rechtoris -
  3. Stock market week-in-review for 5 large GI companies — Sept. 11-15

    Here is how five major, publicly traded gastroenterology companies fared in the stock market for the week of Sept. 11 to Sept 15, 2017.  By Eric Oliver -
  4. 50% of gastroenterologists are burnt out & 6 more survey findings

    Physician burnout is an ever-worrying trend, as more specialists report feeling burnt out now than ever before, according to Medscape's "Gastroenterologist Lifestyle Report 2017."  By Eric Oliver -

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  1. Florida gastroenterologist innocent in 'rushed colonoscopy' case — 7 insights

    A Florida Circuit Court found gastroenterologist David Vastola, DO, of a Palm Beach Gardens, Fla.-based practice, innocent after a patient claimed he allegedly rushed a colonoscopy missing his developing colon cancer, the Daily Business Review reports.  By Eric Oliver -
  2. Envision creates COO, EVP position to focus on physician-centric strategic plan: 5 things to know

    Envision Healthcare is making several organizational and leadership changes to align with the company's dive into a physician-focused strategic plan.  By Mary Rechtoris -
  3. 3 biggest opportunities for ASCs today and 4 healthcare reforms that will affect ASCs most in the future

    How will healthcare reform affect ASC planning and development?  By Laura Dyrda -
  4. 6 key thoughts on strategic planning for ASCs

    Scott Kulstad, executive director of musculoskeletal services at Minneapolis-based Fairview Health Services and a member of the board of directors for Minneapolis-based Ridges Surgery Center and Fairview Maple Grove (Minn.) Surgery Center, discusses how to approach strategic planning in today's volatile healthcare environment and what to expect in the future.  By Laura Dyrda -
  1. Outpatient vs. inpatient unicompartmental knee replacement: Does setting make a difference?

    A new study published in the Journal of Arthroplasty compares outpatient and inpatient unicompartmental knee replacements to examine the difference in outcomes and cost.  By Laura Dyrda -
  2. 16 ASCs & outpatient facilities achieving accreditation — August 2017

    Here are 16 outpatient centers that achieved accreditation, reaccreditation or certification.  By Eric Oliver -
  3. Stock market week-in-review for 4 large ASC chains — Sept. 11-15

    Here is how four major, publicly traded ASC chains fared in the stock market for the week of Sept. 11 to Sept. 15.  By Eric Oliver -
  4. 7 things to know about PriorityOne Group on its 20th anniversary

    PriorityOne Group provides IT services to several healthcare organizations in and surrounding Bergen County, N.J.  By Eric Oliver -
  5. University of Kentucky appoints Dr. Mark Newman EVP for health affairs — 3 insights

    Lexington-based University of Kentucky named anesthesiologist Mark Newman, MD, its new executive vice president for health affairs.  By Eric Oliver -
  6. The Joint Commission awards Paris Surgery Center TJR certification — 4 insights

    The Joint Commission awarded Paris (Texas) Surgery Center its gold seal of approval for total knee replacement, The Paris News reports.  By Eric Oliver -
  7. Navicure acquiring ZirMed for $750M — 5 insights

    Revenue cycle management company Navicure will acquire healthcare technology company ZirMed, Louisville Business First reports.  By Eric Oliver -
  8. 3 legal issues facing gastroenterologists and what to do about them

    Eckert, Seamans, Cherin & Mellott listed the three most common liability issues facing gastroenterologists and provided best practices on ensuring your practice is safe in The New Gastroenterologist.   By Eric Oliver -
  9. 4 things to know about the AGA's new opioid guidance

    The American Gastroenterological Association released clinical guidance on opioid use in gastroenterology in the September issue of Clinical Gastroenterology and Hepatology.  By Eric Oliver -

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