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  1. Georgia medical campus with ASC expected to have $185M impact: 4 points

    A new medical campus, featuring an ASC, will offer Georgia residents medical services in Ellenwood, according to South Metro Neighbor.  By Mary Rechtoris -
  2. Failing to complete antisepsis protocols increases mortality rates

    When providers do not adhere to antisepsis protocols, they put patients' lives at risk, according to STAT.  By Mary Rechtoris -
  3. Transforming the culture of medical error disclosure: 4 takeaways

    To learn how to improve physician error disclosure rates, researchers could benefit from looking into social psychology literature, according to a new study published in Medical Education.    By Mary Rechtoris -

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  1. Georgia's largest payer to stay in ACA exchange — for now

    A Blue Cross Blue Shield of Georgia spokesperson said the payer plans to offer plans in the state's exchange but these plans may change based on negotiations between the payer and the state, according to  By Mary Rechtoris -
  2. Trump's proposed budget includes $800B Medicaid cuts: 4 things to know

    President Donald Trump is proposing a budget that will cut Medicaid by $800 billion, according to CNN.  By Mary Rechtoris -
  3. Franciscan Surgery Center allows 8 surgeons to invest in center through equity offering: 3 points

    Indianapolis-based Franciscan Surgery Center, an affiliate of Mishawaka, Ind.-based Franciscan Health, issued an equity offering to eight surgeons, according to Indianapolis Business Journal.  By Mary Rechtoris -
  4. Envision Physician Services acquires Georgia emergency medicine group: 4 things to know

    Envision Healthcare's physician services division acquired Lawrenceville, Ga.-based emergency medicine group practice Gwinnett Emergency Specialists.  By Mary Rechtoris -

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  1. ASC leader to know: Kelly O'Brien of Medarva Stony Point Surgery Center

    Kelly A. O'Brien, chief operating officer of Richmond, Va.-based Medarva Stony Point Surgery Center, spoke with Richmond Times-Dispatch about her healthcare career and what inspires her.  By Mary Rechtoris -
  2. HCA Gulf Coast Division names Sean Burnett VP of marketing: 5 takeaways

    Houston-based HCA Gulf Coast Division appointed Sean Burnett vice president of marketing.  By Mary Rechtoris -
  3. CMS delays bundled payment program until January 2018 — 4 key notes

    CMS postponed the start date of its mandatory bundled payment models and amendments to the existing Comprehensive Care for Joint Replacement program from Oct.1, 2017, to Jan. 1, 2018, Medscape reports.  By Eric Oliver -
  4. Maine co-op overcomes $90M deficit — 3 key notes

    Maine's Community Health Options co-op had a $3.7 million surplus in the first quarter of fiscal year 2017 after sustaining nearly $90 million in operating losses the previous two years, Maine Public reports.  By Eric Oliver -
  1. MiraMed, Plexus launch MACRA MadeEasy service program for anesthesia clinicians — 4 key notes

    MiraMed Global Services and Plexus Technology Group launched their new platform MACRA MadeEasy.  By Eric Oliver -
  2. African Americans face higher interval colorectal cancers risk — 6 study insights

    A study published in the Annals of Internal Medicine examined interval colorectal cancer risks in minorities.  By Eric Oliver -
  3. Report aims to prevent 90k hepatitis B and C viral infection by 2030 — 4 key notes

    A National Academy of Sciences, Engineering and Medicine report offers recommendations to eliminate approximately 90,000 hepatitis B and C-related deaths by 2030, Gastroenterology and Endoscopy News reports.  By Eric Oliver -
  4. 24 ASC case volume benchmarks

    Here are 24 benchmarks for ASC case volume per center, operating room and procedure room based on data from the VMG Health's Multi-Specialty ASC Intellimarker 2017.  By Laura Dyrda -
  5. Envision's physician services decision generates $1.6B in Q1 revenue; Surgery Partners adjusted EBITDA totals $40.1M & more: 5 ASC company key notes

    Here are five updates on ASC companies from the past week.  By Mary Rechtoris -
  6. The LASIK Vision Institute to open new Utah location: 5 key notes

    West Palm Beach, Fla.-based The LASIK Vision Institute opened a new facility in Provo, Utah.  By Laura Dyrda -
  7. Trump's hiring freeze leaves 700 CDC open positions: 4 things to know

    A hiring freeze is leaving almost 700 CDC positions unfilled, according to  By Mary Rechtoris -
  8. Prospect CharterCare acquires RI's largest freestanding ASC despite union opposition: 5 things to know

    Providence, R.I-based Prospect CharterCare purchased Johnston, R.I.-based Blackstone Valley Surgicare, Rhode Island's largest freestanding ASC, according to Providence Journal.  By Mary Rechtoris -
  9. ASC normothermia rates in Q4: 4 insights

    Compared to the third quarter of 2016, the fourth quarter had the same percentage of normothermia rates in ASCs, according to ASC Quality Collaboration data.  By Mary Rechtoris -

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