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The latest in GI news and information.

Legal Considerations When Selling ASC Shares

One of the most impactful things an ambulatory surgery center (ASC) can do to continue to grow and develop the center is to bring in new physician partners through the sale of equity. In addition to the numerous business, operational and interpersonal considerations involved with identifying appropriate physician partners and selling shares to such partners, there are a variety of key legal considerations that any ASC should also keep in mind.

This article addresses such considerations, including federal and state anti-kickback laws, state and federal securities laws and other legal considerations.

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Central Jersey Ambulatory Surgical Center Partners with Physicians Endoscopy

Hillsborough, NJ – Physicians Endoscopy (PE) along with the physicians of Digestive Healthcare Center are pleased to announce the organizations have finalized a strategic partnership as of June 5, 2017.

PE, the leader in the development and management of GI ambulatory surgery centers, is proud Central Jersey Ambulatory Surgical Center (CJASC) has become its 58th partnered center across the U.S. and seventh in the State of New Jersey.

CJASC is a two-room multi-specialty ambulatory surgery center that opened for operations in 2002.  The center currently performs over 8,000 procedures annually. CJASC is licensed by New Jersey Department of Health and accredited by the Accreditation Association for Ambulatory Health Care (AAAHC).  CJASC participates in national benchmarking studies to remain in the forefront of quality care and is recognized by the ASGE as part of its program specifically dedicated to promoting quality in endoscopy.

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Ohio Gastroenterology Society (OGS), Columbus, OH

The annual meeting of the Ohio Gastroenterology Society provides a forum to receive up-to-date information from topic experts, and to share and debate issues that may result in better office procedure responsibility and patient safety. Sessions will discuss with physicians new research and clinical updates, changes in payment reform issues, engage and connect with colleagues and training fellows, and learn about this year’s cutting edge products. The event will take place in Columbus, OH September 16, 2017 at the Bexley Ballroom.

By attending this conference, you can engage in discussions about developments in the field of gastroenterology, endoscopy, liver disease, and health care reform. This information is imperative to help GI physicians develop strategies to address critical issues in today’s gastroenterology practice.

The Physicians Endoscopy team will spend Saturday networking and discussing the importance of an effective management program. You can visit them at their booth at any point throughout the day to find out how a partnership will benefit you and your center!

Exhibit Hall Hours

Saturday, September 16: 7:30 a.m.-3:45 p.m.

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Pennsylvania Society of Gastroenterology (PSG), Farmington, PA

The Pennsylvania Society of Gastroenterology (PSG) Annual Meeting, organized by the PSG, will take place from Saturday, September 9th to Sunday, September 10th 2017 at the Nemacolin Woodlands Resort in Farmington, PA. The PSG represents the interests of approximately 300 gastroenterologists, certified registered nurse practitioners, physicians’ assistants, and nurses statewide.

Be sure to stop by the Physicians Endoscopy booth, and say hello to the team. They will be happy to explain how a partnership with PE means meeting and exceeding your center’s goals.

Exhibit Hall Hours

  • Saturday, September 9: 7:00 a.m.-12:00 p.m.
  • Sunday, September 10: 7:00 a.m.-12:00 p.m.


View the complete conference agenda here: https://www.pasg.org

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4th Annual NY Metro ASC Symposium, New York, NY

This one-day seminar is devoted to ambulatory surgery centers, and is focused on the most pressing business, technological, regulatory, legal and clinical issues facing ASCs on a daily basis. It will take place in New York, NY October 20, 2017 at the Crowne Plaza Times Square Manhattan

There will be more than 250 attendees, including physicians, ASC developers, financiers, healthcare executives, and clinical representatives. Come out to the 4th annual NY metro ASC Symposium, and gain valuable knowledge, participate in insightful discussion, and engage in dynamic networking! Be sure to stop by the Exhibit Hall for Act II at 1:35 p.m. when Physicians Endoscopy’s Chief Strategy Officer Roy Bejarano will be moderating a discussion about “Unique ASC Transactions and National Valuation Trends”. Additionally, at 2:25 p.m. in room 404 PE’s Vice President of Operations Anna Gengel will be speaking about “Common Operational Pitfalls.” Physicians Endoscopy is proud to be a Silver Sponsor of the 2017 NY Metro ASC Symposium!


Exhibit Hall Hours

Friday, October 20: 8:15 a.m.-4:30 p.m.


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World Congress of Gastroenterology at ACG 2017, Orlando, FL

One of the largest conferences that the team at Physicians Endoscopy will attend this year is the World Congress of Gastroenterology at ACG 2017. This event will be held in partnership with The American College of Gastroenterology (ACG) Annual Scientific Meeting and Postgraduate Course. It will take place in Orlando, FL October 15-18, 2017 at the Orange County Convention Center.

The team will collaborate and engage with colleagues within the field, and also learn about clinical updates, discuss global health issues, and learn about the technical methods that are changing across the globe. Be sure to make a stop by the Physicians Endoscopy (PE) booth #1029! The team will be happy to discuss our partnership and development services, as well as current practice openings at any of our hiring centers.

Exhibit Hall Hours

Sunday, October 15: 7:00 a.m.-7:00 p.m.

Monday, October 16: 6:00 a.m.-6:15 p.m.

Tuesday, October 17: 6:00 a.m.-6:15 p.m.

Wednesday, October 18: 6:30 a.m.-12:15 p.m.


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Possible Profit from Anesthesia

The government has been aggressively pursuing enforcement actions against health care providers, including providers in the ASC industry.

Learn whether it is still possible to profit from anesthesia in an ASC, and if so how it should be structured to be most advantageous.

Learn how to determine if anesthesia is still the right decision for your ASC.

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IT for a De Novo Center

When building a new endoscopy center, there are many important components that need to be addressed.

Learn how to keep a facility open on time and be ready to provide care to patients. One of the more critical components-and one that can easily move down the list of priorities-is information technology (IT).

Learn how to avoid significant complications when building a De Novo.

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GI Outlook (GO) 2017, Los Angeles, CA

Called “excellent” by 96% of 2016 participants, the GI Outlook 2017 conference is shaping up to be a fantastic learning opportunity for attendees. GI Outlook is designated for a broad range of medical professionals seeking a future in GI practice investment, including gastroenterologists, nurse managers, practice managers, and more. The event will take place in Los Angeles, CA August 11-13, 2017 at Loews Hollywood Hotel.


Attendees will be seeking to obtain the tools they need to set a clear vision and strategy, share diverse perspectives in leading the business side of a GI practice, embrace innovation, and guide their entire team toward greater performance and profit. Learning and skill-building opportunities tailored to each individual practice will take place via breakouts, interactive discussions, and pre-conference workshops.

On networking breaks, stop by the exhibit hall and visit sponsor, Physicians Endoscopy, to learn more about our acquisition partnerships, management services or development of a new surgery center. Also learn about current physician openings at one of our centers!

Exhibit Hall Hours:

  • Friday, August 11: 1:00 p.m.-7:00 p.m.
  • Saturday, August 12: 7:00 a.m.-5:30 p.m.
  • Sunday, August 13: 7:30 a.m.-10:30 a.m.


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