Today's Top 20 Stories
  1. 19 ASC partnerships for SCA in 2016

    Surgical Care Affiliates partnered with 19 surgery centers last year. By Laura Dyrda -
  2. President Trump delays CMS bundles implementation by 60 days: 4 things to know

    President Donald Trump pushed back the implementation of CMS' bundled payments models by 60 days, Home Healthcare News reports.  By Eric Oliver -
  3. Versant Ventures launches Jecure Therapeutics: 4 key notes

    San Francisco-based Versant Ventures debuted Jecure Therapeutics on Feb. 15, 2017.  By Eric Oliver -

Outsourced sterile compounding

Outsourced sterile compounding facilities can boost ASC efficiency and help centers meet strategic quality, cost and compliance initiatives for long-term success.
  1. Study associates Barrett's esophagus with early-stage GI cancers: 3 study insights

    Researchers presented a study at the American Gastroenterological Association's 2016 conference that claims patients with Barrett's esophagus are more likely to have early stage gastrointestinal cancers beyond the gastroesophageal junction, General Surgery News reports.  By Eric Oliver -
  2. American Well partners with Samsung — Aims to transform healthcare accessibility

    Boston-based American Well partnered with Suwon, South Korea-based Samsung Electronics to develop new healthcare services aimed at transforming healthcare accessibility.  By Eric Oliver -
  3. Locum tenens staffing in the healthcare industry: 4 things to know

    The notion of temporary staffing, or locum tenens, started taking hold in the 1970s. Forty years later, it has become a quintessential practice in the changing healthcare environment, HealthLeaders Media reports.  By Eric Oliver -
  4. How specialty-specific alternative payment models could revolutionize ASC care

    Specialty physicians, including gastroenterologists, are struggling to participate as the healthcare arena adapts to Alternative Payment Models. At a recent Medicare Payment Advisory Commission meeting, several commissioners noted that the lack of opportunities for specialists to enter into Advanced APMs. Proposals introduced in late 2016 could change that.  By Eric Oliver -

PEEK-OPTIMA™ HA enhanced devices for cervical and lumbar fusion

Hear from Dr. Timothy D. Bassett and Dr. Brad G. Prybis on their early clinical experience with interbody fusion devices.
  1. Trump: Officials submitting ACA replacement plan in 'couple of weeks' — 4 things to know

    President Donald Trump said the administration will submit an ACA replacement plan in "a couple of weeks," according to The Hill.  By Mary Rechtoris -
  2. Texas Health Surgery Center reopens, starts offering knee replacements: 4 things to know

    Cleburne-based Texas Health Surgery Center commemorated its 10-year anniversary with a reopening and open house, the Cleburne Times-Review reports.  By Mary Rechtoris -
  3. Palmetto Primary Care Physicians' future ASC plans on hold for now: 4 points

    Nearly three years ago, North Charleston, S.C.-based Palmetto Primary Care Physicians, an outpatient physicians group, filed plans to open a $22.8 million facility featuring an ASC. However, those plans failed to come to fruition, the Post and Courier reports.  By Mary Rechtoris -
  4. Almost 50% of physicians, nurses say pain should no longer be 5th vital sign

    A Medscape survey found nearly half of physicians and nurses reported officials should eliminate pain as a fifth vital sign.  By Mary Rechtoris -
  1. International Nurses Association inducts Greater New Bedford Surgicenter's Katelyn Hunt: 5 points

    The International Nurse Association is adding Katelyn R. Hunt, RN, to its organization.  By Mary Rechtoris -
  2. NASA sends MRSA to space to learn about superbugs' mutation patterns: 4 things to know

    NASA sent a sample of Methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus to space in hopes that the medical community can learn more about how superbugs mutate and become antibiotic-resistant, according to CNN.  By Mary Rechtoris -
  3. 13 states with the highest opioid prescriptions

    Opioid prescriptions have nearly quadrupled from 1999 to 2014. Medical experts are calling our nation's opioid issue an epidemic as Americans die from overdoses every day.    By Mary Rechtoris -
  4. 50 things to know about the ASC industry | 2017

    The medical community is anxiously waiting to see what changes will take hold in the healthcare industry. One trend, however, will hold true — the demand to lower cost and improve quality, posing a series of opportunities for the ASC market.  By Mary Rechtoris -
  5. Tenet shares jump 2.1%, Nobilis Health ranks as key vendor in global neurosurgery market & more — 5 ASC company notes

    Here are five updates on ASC management companies from the past week.  By Mary Rechtoris -
  6. Study: ACA did not impact employment rates through 2016

    Robert Wood Johnson Foundation researchers set out to find if the ACA had a negative or positive impact on employment rates in recent years.  By Mary Rechtoris -
  7. CDC: 2016-2017 flu vaccine offers moderate protection

    Flu-related hospitalizations and pediatric deaths are reaching concerning levels with the CDC stating this year's vaccine offers moderate protection against the main family of viruses causing the flu, according to STAT.  By Mary Rechtoris -
  8. Molina attributes $91M Q4 net loss to ACA marketplace: 4 highlights

    Long Beach, Calif.-based Molina Healthcare suffered heavy losses during the fourth quarter, with the company's CEO saying the ACA is the primary reason for the drop, CNBC reports.  By Mary Rechtoris -
  9. 5 things to know about the GOP's plans for ACA replacement

    GOP leaders discussed part of their ACA replacement plan with party members in Washington, D.C., on Feb. 16, 2017, the New York Times reports.  By Mary Rechtoris -

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