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  1. 7 things for ASC leaders to know for Monday — July 25, 2017

    Here are seven updates from the past week.  By Mary Rechtoris -
  2. Humana to leave most ACA exchanges after losing $1B: 5 notes

    The payer marketplace endures another blow as Humana reported it will leave almost half of the Affordable Care Act's exchanges in 2017, according to The Hill.  By Mary Rechtoris -
  3. DOJ files suit against 2 payer megamergers: 5 things to know

    The Justice Department's antitrust officials made a much-anticipated move by filing a suit against the pending Anthem/Cigna and Aetna/Humana mergers, according to MedPage Today.  By Mary Rechtoris -

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  1. Upstate Spine & Neurosurgery Center, Orthopaedic Associates merge to open $7.2M ASC: 5 things to know

    Two Spartanburg (S.C.) practices Upstate Spine & Neurosurgery Center and Orthopaedic Associates are opening a physician-owned ambulatory surgery center, according to GoUpstate.com.  By Mary Rechtoris -
  2. 15 statistics on gastroenterologist salary, net worth, jobs & more

    Here are 15 things to know about income, net worth, starting salary, payer models and jobs for GI physicians.  By Anuja Vaidya -
  3. 5 highest-paying states for PAs & RNs

    Mean annual pay for physician assistants was $99,270 and for registered nurses was $71,000, as of May 2015, according to the Bureau of Labor Statistics.  By Anuja Vaidya -
  4. There were winning & losing payers in the 1st year of ACA: 6 things to know

    The Commonwealth Fund found most insurance companies lost money in the first year of the Affordable Care Act health insurance exchange markets.  By Laura Dyrda -

The Clinical IMPACT of the FilmArray GI Panel

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  1. Private practice vs. employment: 5 points on where today's residents think they'll end up

    The Medscape Resident Salary & Debt Report 2016 examined whether residents plan to become a partner or owner in a practice, or an employee at a healthcare organization. By Laura Dyrda -
  2. Reduce medical errors by 19% & improve financial outcomes by 15% — 5 findings on team training

    Journal of Applied Psychology is publishing a study which found healthcare workers who undergo team training can lower their medical error rate by 19 percent, according to Futurity.  By Mary Rechtoris -
  3. US insurers pay nearly $8k more for TKR than other developed countries: 5 findings

    An International Federation of Health Plans report found U.S. leading insurers pay more than other developed countries for drugs as well as surgical procedures, according to CNBC.  By Mary Rechtoris -
  4. 7 cities with primary care physician decreases surpassing 10%

    Between 2010 and 2013, the Bureau of Labor Statistics found the number of primary care physicians per 100,000 U.S. residents increased 3.7 percent. However, some cities faced an opposing trend, with seven cities reporting declines surpassing 10 percent in the aforementioned timeframe, according to 24WallSt.  By Mary Rechtoris -
  1. Sacramento Republic FC defender undergoes surgery at UC Davis Health System's Outpatient Surgery Center

    Professional soccer player Emrah Klimenta underwent anterior cruciate ligament surgery at UC Davis Health System's Outpatient Surgery Center in Sacramento, according to USL.  By Mary Rechtoris -
  2. Nobilis names Kenneth Efird president: 5 things to know

    Last week, Nobilis Health appointed Kenneth Efird president.  By Mary Rechtoris -
  3. 9 statistics on resident salary by specialty — Critical care rakes in the most at $62k

    Resident salary can vary based on specialty with critical care residents making nearly $62,000 a year, according to Medscape Multispecialty.  By Mary Rechtoris -
  4. 7 things for ASC leaders to know for Thursday — July 21, 2016

    Here are seven updates from the past week.  By Mary Rechtoris -
  5. Takeda, CCFA launch IBD awareness initiative, Antibe Therapeutics names Yung Wu to board & more — 4 GI company key notes

    Here are four recent news updates on key gastroenterology and endoscopy companies.  By Anuja Vaidya -
  6. Inpatients vs. outpatient ACL reconstruction: Is there a significant difference in postoperative discomfort?

    Patients undergoing outpatient ACL reconstruction did not show more symptoms of postoperative discomfort than those undergoing the procedure on an inpatient basis, according to a study in Orthopaedics & Traumatology: Surgery & Research.  By Anuja Vaidya -
  7. Sen. Rand Paul provides charity eye surgery in Kentucky during RNC week: 4 key notes

    Despite the fact that the Republican National Convention is underway, U.S. Senator Rand Paul, MD, was in Paducah, Ky., on July 19 providing free eye surgery, according to a West Kentucky Star report.  By Anuja Vaidya -
  8. Giving bacteria contamination a face — 4 notes on how Henry Ford Hospital improved hand hygiene compliance by 24%

    Detroit-based Henry Ford Hospital researchers found showing healthcare providers images of surfaces with bacteria bolstered hand hygiene compliance, according to advance healthcare network.  By Mary Rechtoris -
  9. Payer mega-mergers on the fritz: Justice Department could file blocking suit — 5 highlights

    Justice Department antitrust officials are likely to file lawsuits to stop the pending Anthem/Cigna and Aetna/Humana mega-mergers, according to sources familiar with the matter, Bloomberg reports.  By Mary Rechtoris -

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