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  1. Who is Donald Trump's gastroenterologist, Dr. Harold Bornstein?: 5 things to know

    The four-paragraph letter from Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump's gastroenterologist Harold Bornstein, MD, is still making its way around the Internet. The letter, which Mr. Trump released last December, attempts to confirm the nominee's physical health.  By Jessica Kim Cohen -
  2. Takeda announces Access to Medicines strategy: 5 notes

    The Japanese pharmaceutical company Takeda Pharmaceutical announced its new Access to Medicines strategy, which aims to increase patient access to the company's gastroenterology and oncology medications.  By Jessica Kim Cohen -
  3. Where orthopedics in ASCs is headed — Payment, pain management, CMS & more: Q&A With Dr. T.K. Miller

    T.K. Miller, MD, discusses orthopedic surgery at outpatient surgery centers and where the most potential is for growth in the future.  By Laura Dyrda -

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  1. Healthcare costs to hit $30k by 2020 for family of 4: 7 notes on healthcare spending

    Healthcare costs are up for families, according to the 2016 Mid-Market Benefits Benchmarking Survey conducted by Scott Benefit Services. By Laura Dyrda -
  2. 6 key concepts for physicians to make the right investments

    Busy physicians don't always have time to do all the research on companies before making purchasing stock; however, they still want to make the right investments. By Laura Dyrda -
  3. 6 ways payers and providers can reduce claim denials

    For payers and providers, communication needs to increase so claim denial can decrease, HealthPayer Intelligence reports.   By Eric Oliver -
  4. Alabama, Louisiana, Texas & more: Zika projected to strike these 8 states, next

    Biostatisticians predict 395 non-travel Zika infections will strike Florida before summer draws to a close, according to Futurity. A slew of southeastern states will also see their fair share of Zika infections.  By Megan Wood -

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  1. Healthcare spending continues to outpace economic growth: 4 statistics

    In June 2016, healthcare comprised 18.2 percent of the U.S. Gross Domestic Product, according to The Wall Street Journal.  By Mary Rechtoris -
  2. This ingredient may put patients at a higher infection risk from contaminated scopes: 5 things to know

    Researchers uncovered the ingredient - infant gas relief drops - may be leading to the scope contamination , according to philly.com.  By Mary Rechtoris -
  3. North America leads the expansive hand hygiene market: 4 takeaways

    As infections continue to rise, hand hygiene is a vital tool to reduce infections' prevalence, a Transparency Market Research report found, according to MedGadget.  By Mary Rechtoris -
  4. A conflict of interest? Mylan executive under fire for 400% EpiPen price hike

    Since pharmaceutical company Mylan acquired and began selling EpiPen nearly 10 years ago, the drug's price has spiked almost 400 percent, leading the company's CEO to come under intense scrutiny, according to The New York Times.  By Mary Rechtoris -
  1. AmSurg, MFC among key vendors in nearly $23B European ambulatory surgical & emergency center services market: 6 things to know

    The Europe ambulatory surgical and emergency center services market is expected to grow through 2020, according to MedGadget.  By Mary Rechtoris -
  2. Q&A: Dr. Michael Kellams on the evolution of anesthesiology practice

    Anesthesiologist Michael Kellams, DO, observes how outpatient surgery and value-based care will continue to impact the anesthesiology field.  By Megan Wood -
  3. CMS considers regulatory changes in wake of mounting healthcare fraud reports: 4 insights

    CMS is considering regulatory changes after surfacing reports show providers may be steering patients toward private plans to receive higher reimbursement, according to Washington Examiner.  By Mary Rechtoris -
  4. Humana departs from Utah individual marketplace, leaving 3 carriers to operate in the state — 5 things to know

    Utah Department of Insurance confirmed Humana will stop offering plans on the state's individual insurance marketplace next year, according to Desert News Utah.  By Mary Rechtoris -
  5. 1st wave of states approve huge premiums hikes — One Tennessee plan has 62% jump — 5 takeaways

    Throughout the nation, some states released the approved 2017 premium rates, with higher-than-expected jumps, according to The Wall Street Journal.  By Mary Rechtoris -
  6. 7 things for ASC leaders to know for Thursday — Aug. 25, 2016

    Here are seven updates:  By Mary Rechtoris -
  7. The need for effective infection & outcome metrics to propel the ASC industry forward

    Healthcare continues to move to the outpatient setting, and surgery centers wishing to thrive in this space will need to produce superior patient outcomes. Donald Fry, MD, executive vice president for clinic outcomes management for MPA Healthcare Solutions and an adjunct surgery professor at Chicago-based Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine, argues the industry needs to have systems in place to measure quality outcomes.  By Mary Rechtoris -
  8. What were the most expensive and most commonly prescribed Medicare Part D Drugs in 2014?

    Prescription data from 38 million Medicare Part D users in 2014 was made available from the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services so physicians can use it to conduct analysis of trends, according to a D Healthcare Daily report.   By Eric Oliver -
  9. UnitedHealth's value-based care reimbursement model improving patient outcomes

    As the healthcare field takes a more value-based care approach, UnitedHealthcare is seeing positive results from its reimbursement model.   By Eric Oliver -

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