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  1. CMS launches 2 new patient engagement models

    On Dec. 8, 2016, CMS' Innovation Center unveiled two patient engagement models, the Shared Decision Making Model and Direct Decision Support Model, according to Healthcare DIVE.  By Megan Wood -
  2. 10 key trends in employers offering insurance benefits

    The Transamerica Center for Health Studies found employers are optimistic about providing benefits packages to employees. By Laura Dyrda -
  3. OrthoGeorgia surgeons perform 1st MAKO partial knee replacement in a Georgia ASC: 5 things to know

    OrthoGeorgia Outpatient Surgery Center is the first ASC in Georgia to offer MAKO Partial Knee Replacement procedures. By Staff -

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  1. Orlando Health's ambulatory care center makes da Vinci robotic system permanently available

    Orlando Health's ambulatory care center now provides robotic outpatient surgery, the first outpatient center in Florida to do so, according to Click Orlando.  By Laura Dyrda -
  2. Dr. Albert Czaja receives Mayo Clinic award & more — 3 GI physicians in the headlines

    Here are three gastroenterologists in the news this past week.  By Jessica Kim Cohen -
  3. 5 hospitals, health systems opening or planning ASCs — November 2016

    Here are five hospitals and health systems that have announced plans for ASCs.  By Jessica Kim Cohen -
  4. Interstate health plan sales — Georgia's 5-year trial still has no interested payers

    Republicans are of the opinion to allow payers to sell policies across state lines, but payers don't seem to be interested. Georgia rolled out interstate health coverage sales five years ago, but no payers have jumped on board, according to a Georgia Health News reporter's piece published in Kaiser Health News.  By Megan Wood -

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  1. Can online communities reduce health disparities between rural & urban patients? 5 insights

    College Park-based University of Maryland researchers investigated whether online health communities fostered social value by reducing health disparities between rural and urban patients.  By Megan Wood -
  2. Envision/AmSurg senior executives ring opening bell at NYSE: 3 key points

    Envision Healthcare/AmSurg executives rang the opening bell at the New York Stock Exchange on Dec. 8, 2016.  By Megan Wood -
  3. 85 new outpatient surgery centers in 2016

    Here are the new outpatient surgery centers and ASCs opened or announced over the past year. By Laura Dyrda -
  4. 5 healthcare technology trends taking center stage in 2017

    San Mateo, Calif.-based PokitDok predicted technology trends that will impact the healthcare industry in 2017.  By Megan Wood -
  1. Sentara BelleHarbour building new ASC — Groundbreaking expected in March 2017

    Suffolk, Va.-based Sentara BelleHarbour plans to build a new ASC in 2017, The Hampton Roads Business Journal reports.  By Eric Oliver -
  2. Global endoscopy reprocessing market projections through 2024 — Booming in North America

    Persistence Market Research released its projections for the global endoscopy reprocessing market from 2016 to 2024 in a new report.  By Eric Oliver -
  3. Death rates up in 9 of 10 leading causes of death; life expectancy drops for the first time in 23 years

    Life expectancy in the United States dropped for the first time since 1993, according to an article in The Washington Post. By Laura Dyrda -
  4. Physicians Surgery Center in Tennessee to add 14k square feet: 5 key notes

    A Jackson, Tenn.-based orthopedic practice is partnering with an ASC for expansion, according to a report in The Jackson Sun. By Laura Dyrda -
  5. Mayo Clinic shows overlapping surgeries can work at a high volume referral center: 5 key notes

    A new study published in the Annals of Surgery examines overlapping surgeries at a high volume referral center. By Laura Dyrda -
  6. Biggest hepatology breakthroughs in 2016: Nonalcoholic steatohepatitis, primary biliary cholangitis

    John Vierling, MD, chief of hepatology at Baylor College of Medicine in Houston, spoke with Becker's ASC Review about new developments in the field.  By Jessica Kim Cohen -
  7. Baylor University taps Dr. Hashem El-Serag to be chief of medicine: 4 things to know

    Waco, Texas-based Baylor University selected Hashem El-Serag, MD, to be the next chair of its college of medicine.  By Eric Oliver -
  8. Anesthesiology Consultants, US Anesthesia Partners partner for anesthesia care in Las Vegas: 3 notes

    Las Vegas-based Anesthesiology Consultants has entered a partnership with Ft. Lauderdale, Fla.-based U.S. Anesthesia Partners.  By Jessica Kim Cohen -
  9. US physicians continue to overprescribe antibiotics: 4 things to know

    Physicians throughout the United States continue to prescribe antibiotics when they may not be necessary, according to a study published in Annals of Internal Medicine, CBS News reports.  By Mary Rechtoris -

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