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  1. 2 legislative changes impacting ASCs — Oct. 21, 2016

    Here are two legislative changes that impact ASCs and healthcare facilities across the nation.  By Mary Rechtoris -
  2. Anesthesia Business Consultants launches MACRA guidance platform: 3 notes

    Anesthesia Business Consultants is slated to unveil its "MACRA Made Easy Platform" at the end of the month.  By Jessica Kim Cohen -
  3. Clinton, Trump talk Medicare plans during 3rd presidential debate — 6 highlights

    During last night's third presidential debate, Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump discussed their plans for Medicare and healthcare reform, according to Medscape.  By Mary Rechtoris -

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  1. 38 ASC management & development companies to watch — 2017

    Here are 38 key companies involved in the management and development of ASCs.  By Staff -
  2. Outpatient Surgery Center of Hilton Head sells for $8M: 4 takeaways

    After being listed for sale Oct. 17, the Outpatient Surgery Center of Hilton Head sold for $8 million, Palmetto Business Daily reports.  By Eric Oliver -
  3. MEDNAX acquires Central New York Anesthesia Group: 4 notes MEDNAX acquired

    MEDNAX acquired Syracuse-based Central New York Anesthesia Group, a private physician group practice.  By Eric Oliver -
  4. Seahawks' Luke Wilson undergoes arthroscopic knee surgery at Seattle Surgery Center: 5 notes

    Seahawks' Luke Wilson had arthroscopic knee surgery at Seattle Surgery Center, according to Seattle PI.  By Mary Rechtoris -

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  1. A snapshot into America's nearly 27M uninsured population — 6 thoughts

    Despite the Affordable Care Act providing millions of Americans coverage since 2010, there are still a great deal of uninsured Americans. Kaiser Family Foundation recently found there are 27 million uninsured Americans. Bloomberg provides a snapshot into this population and how the government plans to bring in new ACA enrollees.  By Mary Rechtoris -
  2. Cross Keys Capital serves as financial advisor to Anesthesia Associates of Cincinnati in sale to TeamHealth — 5 key points

    Fort Lauderdale, Fla.-based Cross Keys Capital served as the financial advisor to Anesthesia Associates of Cincinnati and Pain Management Associates in its sale to TeamHealth.  By Megan Wood -
  3. Commission reviews Athens-Limestone Hospital's plans for $30M surgery center — 5 things to know

    Earlier this week, Athens Planning Commission reviewed Athens-Limestone Hospital plans for a surgery center in Alabama, according to The News Courier.  By Mary Rechtoris -
  4. Failure to align quality measures across payers poses challenges for providers — 7 things to know

    A Government Accountability Office report found failure to align quality measures across payers impeded providers' ability to develop quality improvements for value-based care models, according to RevCycle Intelligence.  By Mary Rechtoris -
  1. CareCredit expands locations, scope of coverage: 5 things to know

    CareCredit expanded to new locations and healthcare sectors. By Laura Dyrda -
  2. 7 things for ASC leaders to know for Thursday — Oct. 20, 2016

    Here are seven updates for ASC leaders to note:  By Mary Rechtoris -
  3. Pure-Vu System effective for colon cleaning; Takeda presents data on vedolizumab & more: 5 GI company key notes

    Here are five updates on gastroenterology and endoscopy companies.  By Jessica Kim Cohen -
  4. Humana, Cigna among insurers facing complaints over alleged HIV drug coverage discrimination — 9 insights

    Cambridge, Mass.-based Harvard Law School's Center for Health Law and Policy Innovation filed complaints with HHS' Office for Civil Rights against seven insurers in eight states for allegedly engaging in discriminatory drug coverage practices, according to Healthcare Finance.  By Mary Rechtoris -
  5. CHI St. Luke's pursues ASC expansion plans in Houston, acquires & rebrands Woodlands Ambulatory Surgery Center — 4 key takeaways

    Houston-based CHI St. Luke's Health is increasing its presence significantly in the Houston area through the acquisition of a physician group, a small hospital system, two freestanding emergency room centers and notably, an ambulatory surgery system, according to Houston Chronicle.  By Mary Rechtoris -
  6. Narrow networks yield big savings, but a recent study shows they may limit patient access: 5 thoughts

    More health insurance companies are offering patients narrow networks to save money, with many studies showing narrow networks do not negatively impact patient access or care. However, a recent study presents different results and raises questions about narrow networks' sustainability, according to The New York Times.  By Mary Rechtoris -
  7. Fake it until you make it, or until you get caught — 8 key notes on people posing as MDs

    Broadly takes a look into people who have fooled countless patients, feigning to be physicians when they lack the necessary educational background and certification.  By Mary Rechtoris -
  8. Physicians prepared to take on mobile healthcare — 5 findings

    A Merck Manual survey found physicians are ready to take on technology and are currently leveraging technology to improve their practice, according to Mobile Commerce Press.  By Mary Rechtoris -
  9. Western Connecticut Orthopedic Surgical Center's total joint replacement program featured: 2 things that make it work

    After receiving high praise from patients Danbury-based Western Connecticut Orthopedic Surgical Center shared details about what makes their total joint program so successful, the Hamlet Hub reports.  By Eric Oliver -

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