• AvMed Health Plans Renews Partnership With HCA
    MIAMI -- AvMed Health Plans and the Hospital Corporation of America (HCA) East Florida Division have announced a long-term renewal of their contractual relationship for the 10 HCA South Florida hospitals and HCA's network of ambulatory surgery centers and imaging centers. ...More
    October 12, 2006 Posted in News
  • Pinnacle CBO Adds Certified Professional Coder
    LAKEWOOD, Colo. -- Patty A. Hill, CPC, has been awarded the Certified Professional Coder (CPC) credential after successfully passing the national certification examination. This certification is sponsored by the AmericanAcademy of Professional Coders, a nationally renowned ...More
    July 31, 2006 Posted in News
  • Ophthalmic Imaging Systems Announces Partnership with International Vision Network
    SACRAMENTO, Calif. -- Ophthalmic Imaging Systems, a leading provider of ophthalmic digital imaging systems, announces its new partnership with a division of the International Physician Networks (IPN) and AmerisourceBergen Specialty Group, the International Vision Network ...More
    July 24, 2006 Posted in News
  • AAASC Provides State Advocacy Update
    The American Association of Ambulatory Surgery Centers (AAASC) has issued a state advocacy update. State Legislation -- The following state legislatures are currently in the midst of their 2006 regular session: Arizona, California, Delaware, District of Columbia,Louisiana, ...More
    June 28, 2006 Posted in News
  • Altus Announces Agreement With Centro Medico Excel
    PALM DESERT, Calif. -- Altus HealthCare Inc. announces that an agreement has been reached with Centro Medico Excel in Tijuana, Mexico, to become the first international multi-specialty surgery clinic serving the Altus Physician Network. Centro Medico Excel, a full-service ...More
    April 18, 2006 Posted in News
  • Symbion Expands Into South Carolina Through Acquisition of Majority Interest in a Multi-Specialty ASC in Greenville
    NASHVILLE, Tenn. -- Symbion, Inc., an owner and operator of short stay surgery centers, announces that it has acquired a majority interest and consolidating position in the Center for Special Surgery, LLC, a multi-specialty ambulatory surgery center located in Greenville, ...More
    April 3, 2006 Posted in News
  • Altus Healthcare Inc. Forms Physician-Support Company for ASCs
    PALM DESERT, Calif. -- Altus HealthCare Inc. today announced the formation of Altus Physician Services, Inc., the fourth in a series of wholly owned subsidiaries, each with a unique line of business aimed at supporting the company's healthcare operations. Originally planned ...More
    February 9, 2006 Posted in News
  • Evolving Healthcare IT
    Evolving Healthcare IT By Kris Ellis and Jennifer Schraag The evolving door of healthcare information technology (IT) is forever leaving new and exciting ways to ease the daily operations of an ambulatory surgery center (ASC). From implementation to security issues, all the ...More
    January 1, 2006 Posted in Articles
  • Community Health Network Selects ProVation Software for Gastroenterology Procedure Documentation and Coding
    MINNEAPOLIS -- ProVation Medical announces that Community Health Network, central Indiana's largest healthcare system, has selected ProVation MD and ProVation MultiCare software for procedure Gastroenterology documentation and coding compliance. The software will be ...More
    November 22, 2005 Posted in News
  • Smith & Nephew Endoscopy Appoints Executives to Lead Research and Development and Marketing Efforts
    ANDOVER, Mass. -- Smith & Nephew's Endoscopy division today announced the appointments of Sally L. Maher as vice president of research and development, and Joseph G. Darling as vice president of marketing. Maher, who has more than 15 years of experience in the medical ...More
    November 17, 2005 Posted in News