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  1. Midmark closes Versus Technology acquisition: 5 key notes

    Midmark closed on the Versus Technology acquisition today after announcing the intent in April. By Laura Dyrda -
  2. 3 GI physicians in the news — May 6, 2016

    Here are three gastroenterologists who recently made headlines.  By Anuja Vaidya -
  3. The Joint Commission changes stance, allows providers to text patient care orders: 6 highlights

    The Joint Commission is now permitting physicians to text patient care orders if the text meets specific criteria, according to Healthcare Dive.  By Mary Rechtoris -

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  1. CMS grants deeming status to Institute for Medical Quality for ASC accreditation: 5 things to know

    The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services granted the Institute for Medical Quality deeming status as a national accrediting organization for ambulatory surgery centers participating in Medicare or Medicaid.  By Laura Dyrda -
  2. Florida physician charged with 210 counts of healthcare fraud, money laundering — 5 key points

    Florida family practitioner Ona M. Colasante, MD, has been charged with committing 210 counts of healthcare fraud and money laundering, according to Gainesville.com.  By Mary Rechtoris -
  3. 39 physicians push 'Medicare for all' plan — 6 takeaways

    A working group comprised of 39 physicians published a "Medicare for all" proposal in American Journal of Public Health, according to U.S. News & World Report Health.  By Mary Rechtoris -
  4. TLC Laser Eye Centers acquires Gordon Schanzlin New Vision Institute — 5 takeaways

    TLC Laser Eye Centers acquired Gordon Schanzlin New Vision Institute in San Diego, according to The Intelligencer.  TLC Laser Eye Centers has more than 50 locations in the United States and Canada.  By Mary Rechtoris -

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  1. The payer negotiation checklist: 9 key questions to consider

    The standard advice when preparing for payer contract negotiations is: do your homework. But what exactly does this mean and what should ambulatory surgery center administrators examine leading up to insurance contract negotiations?  By Anuja Vaidya -
  2. 5 ways physicians can use computers to facilitate patient engagement

    Patients often say computers disengage them from their physicians, harming the provider-patient relationship, according to Medscape.  By Mary Rechtoris -
  3. 10 initial steps following ASC medical errors

    Medical errors are the third leading cause of death in the United States after heart disease and cancer, according to a new estimates published in The BMJ. BMJ estimates suggest medical errors are responsible for 210,000 to 400,000 deaths per year, although accurate data is lacking.  By Anuja Vaidya -
  4. GIQuIC registry hits 3M colonoscopy cases: 5 things to know

    The GI Quality Improvement Consortium registry reached 3 million reported colonoscopy cases in April.   By Anuja Vaidya -
  1. CMS willing to work with legislators on Medicare Part B proposal — 4 insights

    Patrick Conway, MD, a CMS official, said the agency is willing to work with Congress to make adjustments to its Medicare Part B payment proposal, according to The Hill.  By Mary Rechtoris -
  2. Is Humana the next payer to jump on the UnitedHealth bandwagon? 5 things to know

    Humana recently gave notice it may leave some Affordable Care Act exchanges in 2017, according to U.S. News & World Report.  By Mary Rechtoris -
  3. 3 recent ASC acquisitions — May 5, 2016

    Here are three recent ASC industry acquisitions and partnerships.  By Allison Sobczak -
  4. 4 innovations changing healthcare delivery

    Patients will continue to demand quick and efficient healthcare, and often, may demand healthcare is available at their fingertips, according to Customer Think.  By Mary Rechtoris -
  5. Physician behavior impacts malpractice claims rate — 5 takeaways

    A New England Journal of Medicine study found certain physician behaviors are tied to a higher claims rate for medical malpractice, according to MD News.  By Mary Rechtoris -
  6. Dr. Vladimir Alexander on the forefront of outpatient total joint surgery — 5 points

    Orthopedic surgeon Vladimir Alexander, MD, is a pioneer in outpatient total joint replacement procedures.  By Mary Rechtoris -
  7. 7 things for ASC leaders to know for Thursday — May 5, 2016

    Here are seven updates:  By Mary Rechtoris -
  8. UnitedHealthcare now posts Healthgrades star ratings for each physician: 7 key notes

    UnitedHealthcare now posts HealthGrades' patient satisfaction scores for each physician, according to a Medscape report.  By Laura Dyrda -
  9. Mederi Therapeutics launches 3rd generation of Stretta, Boston Scientific reports Q1 2016 financials & more — 5 GI company key notes

    Here are five recent news updates on key gastroenterology and endoscopy companies.  By Anuja Vaidya -

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