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  1. Double reprocessing duodenoscopes reduces infection transmission risk: 4 insights from new research

    Research presented at Digestive Disease Week 2016 in San Diego showed that double reprocessing of duendoscopes reduces the rate of infections related to duodenoscopes, according to a Medscape report.  By Anuja Vaidya -
  2. Top Blue Shield of California executives rake in $18.8M — 8 insights into transparency & executive pay

    Nonprofit Blue Shield of California stated chief executive Paul Markovich earned $3.5 million in 2015 in its first detailed disclosure on executive pay, according to Kaiser Health News.  By Mary Rechtoris -
  3. 5 healthcare transformations successful physicians will meet head on

    Healthcare is undergoing significant transformations, thereby changing the way physicians practice, according to Diagnostic Imaging.  By Mary Rechtoris -

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  1. Mount Sinai Medical Center to open 3 Florida outpatient centers: 4 key points

    Next year, New York City-based Mount Sinai Medical Center plans to open three outpatient centers in Miami-Dade County (Fla.), according to South Florida Business Journal.  By Mary Rechtoris -
  2. Antibiotic-resistant bacteria makes its way into US: 5 key notes

    A bacteria resistant to an antibiotic has infected the first U.S. patient. Researchers have thought of the antibiotic as a last option against drug-resistant germs, making this case particularly alarming for the medical community, according to The New York Times.  By Mary Rechtoris -
  3. FDA approves arm implant to combat opioid addiction: 5 things to know

    The FDA recently approved an arm implant that emits drugs to treat individuals addicted to opioids, according to The Wall Street Journal.  By Mary Rechtoris -
  4. SourceMed, Change Healthcare partner on outpatient medical billing services: 5 key points

    SourceMed, an outpatient software solutions and revenue cycle management services' provider, partnered with Change Healthcare to enhance billing processes. Change Healthcare provides software and analytics, network solutions as well as technology-enabled services to healthcare organizations.  By Mary Rechtoris -

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  1. 5 risks ASC owners face when they don't have a succession plan

    Gregory Seigel, JD, LLM, CEO of Seigel Advisory Services, discusses the risks associated with leaving retirement and succession planning to the last minute.  By Laura Dydra -
  2. NJ Devils' Jon Merrill has shoulder surgery at Midtown Surgical Center: 5 things to know

    Jonathan L. Glashow, MD, performed shoulder surgery on New Jersey Devils' Jon Merrill at Midtown Surgical Center in New York City, according The Record report.  By Anuja Vaidya -
  3. Missouri state department pushes back against Aetna-Humana merger — 5 key notes

    The Missouri Department of Insurance has stated the Aetna-Humana merger would be anti-competitive in the state, according to a Reuters report.  By Anuja Vaidya -
  4. Ex-IRS official says agency had doubts over ACA payments' legality — 5 things to know

    A former IRS official said the agency was concerned about whether some Affordable Care Act payments were legal, according to The Hill.  By Mary Rechtoris -
  1. OIG: CMS should do more to limit Medicare, Medicaid improper payments — 5 notes

    The Office of Inspector General submitted a testimony to the House of Representatives Subcommittee on Oversight and Investigations, in which the OIG implored CMS to do more to help stop ineligible providers from enrolling in Medicare, according to RevCycle Intelligence.  By Mary Rechtoris -
  2. Dr. Jeffrey Schopp brings orthopedic expertise to LRHC's Outpatient Services Center: 4 things to know

    Lexington (Neb.) Regional Health Center's Outpatient Services Center welcomed orthopedic surgeon Jeffrey Schopp, MD, according to Lexch.com.  By Mary Rechtoris -
  3. Female physician compensation up 36% — 25 findings

    The number of male physicians (65 percent) still exceeds the number of female physicians (35 percent) in the healthcare field, and female physicians make less than their male counterparts.  By Mary Rechtoris -
  4. Top 25 states with the highest & lowest ASC wrong-site surgery rates

    CMS released the results for its 2014 Ambulatory Surgical Center Quality Reporting Program, which cited the states with the highest rates and lowest rates for wrong site, side, patient, procedure and implant.  By Mary Rechtoris -
  5. Switching gears — How ASC administrator Lisa Kelley translates her healthcare experience to piloting

    Flying is a lot like healthcare — it's all about safety and regulations, which made Lisa Kelley, MBA, BSN, a perfect candidate to be a pilot. She serves as administrator of ASCOA's Adult and Children's Surgery Center of Southwest Florida in Fort Myers.  By Megan Wood -
  6. 7 things for ASC leaders to know for Thursday — May 26, 2016

    Here are seven updates:  By Mary Rechtoris -
  7. PENTAX Medical launches OPTIVISTA video processor in the US, Medigus' MUSE system safe for long-term GERD treatment & more — 14 GI company key notes

    Here are 14 recent news updates on key gastroenterology and endoscopy companies.  By Anuja Vaidya -
  8. VA proposes rule to allow CRNAs to expand scope of practice: 5 notes

    The Department of Veterans Affairs has published a proposed rule on the Federal Registrar that would allow all advanced practice registered nurses in the VA, including certified registered nurse anesthetists, to provide patient care to "the full extent of their education, training and certification."  By Anuja Vaidya -
  9. American College of Emergency Physicians sues HHS for OON emergency payment rules — 5 key points

    The American College of Emergency Physicians filed a civil lawsuit in the U.S. District Count against the Department of Health and Human Services and other federal agencies for implementing payment rules that resulted in insufficient reimbursement for out-of-network emergency services, according to Healthcare Finance News.  By Mary Rechtoris -

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