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  1. 7 strategies to improve healthcare quality while truncating costs

    Medical Economics laid out ways for providers to maintain high quality while also lowering costs.  By Mary Rechtoris -
  2. Sifting through the hype surrounding MACRA to understand the possible fallout; experts weigh in

    Many providers claim CMS' Medicare Access & CHIP Reauthorization Act of 2015 will serve to providers' detriment despite promises MACRA will improve patient care while driving down costs, according to MedPage Today.  By Mary Rechtoris -
  3. 9 things to know about GIQuIC

    Here are nine things to know about the GI Quality Improvement Consortium and its national registry, from the consortium's website and Becker's ASC Review.  By Anuja Vaidya -

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  1. 5 GI physicians in the news — June 24, 2016

    Here are five gastroenterologists who recently made headlines.  By Anuja Vaidya -
  2. OhioHealth to open 40k-sq-ft ASC: 4 notes

    OhioHealth plans to open a 40,000-square-foot ambulatory surgery center as well as various other facilities in Grove City within the next couple years, according to The Columbus Dispatch.  By Mary Rechtoris -
  3. 4 key insights into why states should drive healthcare competition

    Healthcare is undergoing massive consolidation, thereby driving up prices and making healthcare unaffordable for many Americans.  By Mary Rechtoris -
  4. Anesthesia monitoring devices market to reach $1.9B by 2024: 5 trends

    The anesthesia monitoring devices market is expected to grow rapidly, according to a Grand View Research report.   By Anuja Vaidya -

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  1. Common landscape mulch may have ignited Mid-Valley Oral Maxillofacial & Implant Surgery fire: 5 key notes

    On May 14, a fire caused significant damage at Mid-Valley Oral Maxillofacial & Implant Surgery in Salem, Ore. New reports show ignited mulch may have caused the fire, according to a Statesman Journal report.  By Anuja Vaidya -
  2. A colonoscopy is required for IBD patients once every 5 years — 5 points

    Netherlands-based University Medical Center Utrecht researchers found patients suffering from inflammatory bowel disease only need a colonoscopy once every five years, Bel Marra Health reports.  By Allison Sobczak -
  3. Medicare funds depleting fast; may run out of funds by 2028: 5 things to know

    The Obama administration found Medicare's primary trust fund may run out of money as early as 2028, according to The Hill.  By Mary Rechtoris -
  4. Revenue per GI/endoscopy case in ASCs: 18 statistics

    The net revenue per case for gastroenterology and endoscopy procedures at U.S. ambulatory surgery centers is $788, according to VMG's latest Intellimaker ASC study.  By Anuja Vaidya -
  1. Time to address your freight: OptiFreight® Logistics' Jonathan Kernya on how freight management can yield substantial savings for ASCs

    Jonathan Kernya, director of customer operations for OptiFreight® Logistics, a Cardinal Health company, delved into why surgery centers need to address their freight costs, and how outsourcing their freight will improve their bottom line.  By Mary Rechtoris -
  2. Surgery Partners acquires Riverside Pain Physicians: 5 things to know

    Surgery Partners purchased Riverside Pain Physicians, headquartered in Jacksonville, Fla., and some of its affiliates from Brown Gibbons Lang.  By Mary Rechtoris -
  3. Medicare Fraud Strike Force charges 301 individuals in $900M billing scheme: 5 key points

    The Medicare Fraud Strike Force charged 301 people for submitting fraudulent bills totaling $900 million, marking the largest nationwide healthcare fraud takedown in nine years, according to MedPage Today.  By Mary Rechtoris -
  4. Could the medical industry parallel the law industry? 8 insights on medical students' possible future

    Arlen Meyers, MD, MBA, said medical schools may soon follow law schools that have been forced to lower their admission standards to maintain enrollment numbers, according to Physician's Money Digest.  By Mary Rechtoris -
  5. Disclosing specialty bias may facilitate more patient trust: 3 findings

    Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences published a study which found patients were more likely to view their providers as trustworthy if the physician disclosed their specialty bias. A specialty bias refers to a physician's preference of recommending surgery in their field of expertise, according to News-Medical.  By Mary Rechtoris -
  6. 7 things for ASC leaders to know for Thursday — June 23, 2016

    Here are seven updates:  By Mary Rechtoris -
  7. Takeda Pharmaceutical injects 1st human subject with norovirus vaccine candidate, Healthmark Industries unveils new Endoscope Cleaning Brush — 5 GI company key notes

    Here are five recent news updates on key gastroenterology and endoscopy companies.  By Anuja Vaidya -
  8. US health system can reach CRC screening goal of 80% by 2018 — but will it?

    A recent CDC study found while the U.S. healthcare system has the capacity to reach the CDC's goal of screening 80 percent of adults by 2018 for colorectal cancer, the system is lagging.  By Anuja Vaidya -
  9. Orthopedic-driven ASCs perform 3.7k+ cases annually & 8 other key notes

    Here are nine notes on mean case volume at orthopedics-driven ambulatory surgery centers, according to VMG's latest Intellimaker ASC study.  By Anuja Vaidya -

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