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  1. AGA objects to American Board of Internal Medicine's certification proposals: 4 notes

    The American Board of Internal Medicine recently released two proposed pathways for its maintenance of certification program. The American Gastroenterological Association has objected to these proposals, stating that they "fall short of our principles of individualization, lifelong education and low-stakes testing."  By Jessica Kim Cohen -
  2. Co-op failures adds to speculation about future of ACA: 4 things to know

    As the insurance co-ops fail, and insurers leave the ACA exchanges some healthcare experts fear for the future of the monumental legislation, the Chicago Tribune reports.  By Eric Oliver -
  3. Medicaid sees 3.4M enrollees in deadlocked election year: 5 things to know

    According to a PwC report, 3.4 million people enrolled into Medicaid this year, contributing to a 20.5 million increase since 2013, Forbes reports.  By Eric Oliver -

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  1. 5 most read GI/endoscopy stories: Sept. 19-Sept. 23

    Here are the five most popular Becker's ASC Review gastroenterology and endoscopy stories for the week of Sept. 19-Sept. 23, 2016.  By Eric Oliver -
  2. Senators send 2nd letter to Aetna CEO following unanswered questions — 5 key points

    Several Democratic senators sent a second letter to Aetna CEO Mark Bertolini, demanding answers as to why the payer left the Affordable Care Act exchanges, according to Morning Consult.  By Mary Rechtoris -
  3. Republicans urge Obama administration to not settle with payers over ACA risk-corridor lawsuits: 5 points

    After facing losses on the Affordable Care Act exchanges, many payers sued the federal government, arguing the ACA's risk-corridor program was flawed, according to The Wall Street Journal.  By Mary Rechtoris -
  4. Investigation uncovers US fails to report infection-related death toll — 5 things to know

    A Reuters investigation found the United States fails to record an accurate number of infection-related fatalities, according to Managed Care.  By Mary Rechtoris -

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  1. Ohio State University opens $45M sports medicine center, equipped with surgery center — 5 things to know

    Columbus-based Ohio State University is opening Jameson Crane Sports Medicine Institute, according to The Columbus Dispatch.  By Mary Rechtoris -
  2. Ransomware attacks up 300% this year — 4 key notes

    In 2016, ransomware has increased across nearly every industry, with healthcare experiencing a 3.5 percent increase from last year, according to Forbes.  By Mary Rechtoris -
  3. 85% of physicians see digital tools' potential in improving care — 6 statistics

    Physicians increasingly understand the benefits digital tools offer, according to Health Data Management.  By Mary Rechtoris -
  4. Goldman Sachs analyst predicts volatility for healthcare sector in October — 5 reasons why

    Goldman Sachs is reporting the healthcare sector looks rocky ahead, according to a CNBC report. By Laura Dyrda -
  1. Breakdown of young physician debt & expenses: 9 key statistics

    Here is a breakdown of the debts and expenses for physicians just beginning practice, according to the Medscape Young Physicians Compensation Report 2016. By Laura Dyrda -
  2. 7 things for ASC leaders to know for Monday — Sept. 26, 2016

    Here are seven things to know for Sept. 26, 2016.  By Eric Oliver -
  3. White House promotes initiatives for Prescription Opioid and Heroin Epidemic Awareness Week: 5 notes

    The White House recently released a fact sheet of federal efforts addressing the opioid and heroin epidemic. These health initiatives are being promoted as part of Prescription Opioid and Heroin Epidemic Awareness Week, Sept. 18-24, which President Barack Obama announced last Friday.  By Jessica Kim Cohen -
  4. 1st ASC earns The Joint Commission's advanced certification: 3 notes on Ohio Specialty Surgical Suites

    The North Canton-based Ohio Specialty Surgical Suites was recently awarded The Joint Commission's Advanced Certification for Total Hip and Total Knee Replacement.  By Jessica Kim Cohen -
  5. Insured population jumps with Clinton, plummets with Trump: What you need to know

    The differences between Democratic Candidate Hillary Clinton and Republican Candidate Donald Trump are numerous and vast, including with their health plans, CNBC reports.  By Eric Oliver -
  6. 6 GI physicians in the headlines — Sept. 23, 2016

    Here are six gastroenterologists in the news this past week.  By Jessica Kim Cohen -
  7. Stigma & repercussions back many physicians dealing with mental illness into corner: 5 observations

    Ann Arbor-based University of Michigan Health System researchers found physicians are unlikely to share mental health issues because of the associated stigma and potential medical licensing restrictions, according to ScienceDaily. Many states mandate physicians disclose any mental diagnosis to the state medical licensing board, which may result in restrictions on their medical licenses.  By Megan Wood -
  8. 4 key notes on gender differences in patient safety issues & data analytics

    Pennsylvania Patient Safety Authority researchers used big data analytic tools from SAS to identify differences in patient safety issues between males and females, according to Health IT Analytics.  By Mary Rechtoris -
  9. Sen. Joe Manchin speaks out on daughter's behalf, claims legislators fail to focus on solution — 4 things to know

    Sen. Joe Manchin (D-W.V.) defended his daughter and Mylan CEO Heather Bresch after she faced questions from heated lawmakers concerning her company's huge profits, according to The Hill.  By Mary Rechtoris -

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