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  1. First impressions matter — AGA shares 5 CV mistakes gastroenterologists should avoid

    Curriculum vitaes are among the first things hospitals consider when adding a new gastroenterologist.  By Eric Oliver -
  2. Nate Silver: Republican healthcare bill unpopular: 5 insights

    538 Editor-In-Chief Nate Silver penned a column examining the American Health Care Act's approval ratings.  By Eric Oliver -
  3. Want to hone your intubation training? There's an app for that

    Chicago-based Level EX created and released a Airway EX, a free application designed for anesthesiologists to train for a variety of airway procedures without hardware, Anesthesia News reports.  By Eric Oliver -

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  1. How the ACHA work requirement will impact Medicaid: 4 facts

    Republican lawmakers introduced several changes to Medicaid through several revisions to the American Health Care Act March 20, 2017. NPR examined the work requirement's potential impact.  By Eric Oliver -
  2. 5 key takeaways on HIT-related sentinel events in Pennsylvania hospitals

    Despite the potential technology holds in optimizing patient care, the downsides may lead to poor outcomes unless hospitals can work out the kinks with implementation and use.  By Mary Rechtoris -
  3. 6 primary reasons nurses leave the field

    An RNnetowrk survey polled nurses on their reasons for leaving the profession as almost 50 percent of those surveyed reported considering leaving nursing at one point.  By Mary Rechtoris -
  4. 8 things to know about patient collections at ASCs

    As the healthcare industry becomes increasingly competitive and consumer-driven, employing a proactive approach to patient collections will help ASCs remain successful.  By Mary Rechtoris -

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  1. Carl Zeiss Meditec among key vendors in expansive cataract surgery devices market: 5 things to know

    The cataract surgery devices market is growing globally due to a range of factors, as reported by a Future Market Insights report, according to medGadget.  By Mary Rechtoris -
  2. ASC leader joins La Peer Health Systems as CEO: 3 points

    Beverly Hills, Calif.-based La Peer Health System named Daniel Brazell CEO.  By Mary Rechtoris -
  3. 8 facts, statistics on sepsis

    Throughout the United States, hundreds of thousands of patients develop sepsis, a life-threatening condition.  By Mary Rechtoris -
  4. Physician group implores CMS to give basic MIPS info to physicians: 4 highlights

    With pay-for-performance reimbursement systems gaining traction, Colorado-based Medical Group Management Association sent a letter to CMS asking the agency to give physicians more information about the Merit-Based Incentive Payment System, according to Health Data Management.  By Mary Rechtoris -
  1. AHCA to slash workforce by 1.8M jobs: 4 notes

    The GOP's American Health Care Act is likely to cut the workforce by 1.8 million jobs in 2022, according to new analysis by the Center for American Progress, a progressive-leaning research and advocacy organization.  By Mary Rechtoris -
  2. 6 insights into the cataract surgery market

    Future Market Insights launched a report on the cataract surgery market. By Laura Dyrda -
  3. AmSurg partners with Healthcare Bluebook on quality, cost tool: 5 things to know

    AmSurg launched a new healthcare market price and quality tool for consumers in a partnership with Healthcare Bluebook. By Laura Dyrda -
  4. Allergan working with FDA on possible safety concerns over IBS drug & more—3 GI companies making waves

    Here are three updates on GI companies to note:  By Mary Rechtoris -
  5. Trump tells Republicans who vote against AHCA voters will replace them in 2018

    President Donald Trump told U.S. House Republicans on March 21, 2017, their constituents would vote them out of office in 2018 if they don't vote to pass the American Health Care Act when it comes up for a vote on Thursday, Politico reports.  By Eric Oliver -
  6. Study: Surgical scorecards reduce supply chain costs by 6.5%, yield $836.1k in savings

    JAMA Surgery published a 2017 study finding surgeons can truncate overall supply chain costs when using scorecards that show them their supply costs relative to other providers.  By Mary Rechtoris -
  7. 10 things to know about Tenet/USPI

    Dallas-based Tenet Health and Addison, Texas-based United Surgical Partners International merged in 2015 to become the largest ASC chain in the United States, currently touting a portfolio of 470 centers in the third quarter of 2016.  By Eric Oliver -
  8. AHCA puts $370B in Medicaid costs on states: 4 takeaways

    President Donald Trump's American Health Care Act would shift $370 billion in Medicaid costs to states over the next 10 years, based on Congressional Budget Office estimates, according to the progressive-leaning Center on Budget and Policy Priorities.  By Mary Rechtoris -
  9. AHCA could increase anesthesiologists' number of uninsured patients: 3 fast facts

    Ahead of the American Health Care Act's March 23, 2017 vote, Jackson, Mich.-based Anesthesia Business Consultants President and CEO Tony Mira penned an informational newsletter on the AHCA's potential impact on anesthesiologists.  By Eric Oliver -

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