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  1. US woman dies from superbug resistant to 26 antibiotics — 8 things to know

    A superbug resistant to 26 different antibiotics killed a 70 year-old Nevada woman in September 2016, according to a CDC report.  By Mary Rechtoris -
  2. Antibiotic resistance causes 23k US deaths annually — 6 things to know

    Researchers spanning the globe are continually working to combat antibiotic-resistant organisms, with providers facing more pressure to limit antibiotic prescriptions.  By Mary Rechtoris -
  3. National Institutes of Health's Dr. Francis Collins to retain director position for now under Trump administration: 4 points

    Francis Collins, MD, PhD, will maintain his position as National Institutes of Health's director with the new presidential administration, for now, according to STAT.  By Mary Rechtoris -

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  1. KHN: US Department of Agriculture impacts these 4 healthcare areas

    With news circulating over President Donald Trump considering former Gov. Sonny Perdue (R-Ga.) to fill the secretary of agriculture position, Kaiser Health News' reporter Carmen Heredia Rodriguez delves into four key healthcare areas that the U.S. Department of Agriculture impacts.  By Mary Rechtoris -
  2. OrthoSports Athens, Athens-Limestone Hospital break ground on $25M ASC, medical office building: 5 things to know

    OrthoSports Athens (Ala.) and Athens-Limestone Hospital started construction on a new facility featuring an ASC and medical office building, according to  By Mary Rechtoris -
  3. Judge blocks $37B Aetna, Humana deal — 6 things to know

    Judge John Bates of the U.S. District Court ruled in favor of the Department of Justice and blocked the proposed Aetna and Humana deal, as outlined in a memorandium opinion issued by Judge Bates on behalf of the United States District Court for the District of Columbia.  By Mary Rechtoris -
  4. CMS update to emergency preparedness includes 5 updated areas for ASCs

    The new Federal Register posted its final rule for Emergency Preparedness Requirements for Medicare and Medicaid Participating Providers and Suppliers in November 2016, and includes a new Condition for Coverage for Emergency Preparedness. By Laura Dyrda -

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  1. North Carolina gastroenterology groups merge: 4 key notes

    Carolina Mountain Gastroenterology in Hendersonville, N.C., and Asheville (N.C.) Gastroenterology Associates merged into a single entity which is called Digestive Health Partners, according to a Blue Ridge Now report. By Laura Dyrda -
  2. 7 things for ASC leaders to know for Monday — Jan. 23, 2017

    Here are seven things for ASC leaders to know.  By Eric Oliver -
  3. 5 things to know about Pres. Trump's executive order addressing the ACA

    President Donald Trump signed an executive order shortly after his inauguration on Jan. 20 directing government agencies to "scale back as many aspects of the Affordable Care Act as possible," according to the New York Times. By Laura Dyrda -
  4. Should Medicare allow total joints in ASCs? Q&A with Drs. Barry Waldman, Derek Johnson

    Outpatient total joint replacements are gaining steam; physicians across the country are preforming outpatient total joints in hospitals as well as ASCs. Medicare is also considering removing total joint replacements from the inpatient only list. By Laura Dyrda -
  1. 84% of medical personnel are unsure of MACRA's requirements, survey finds: 3 takeaways

    Providers spanning the nation are unsure about what CMS' Medicare Access and CHIP Reauthorization Act will require of their practice, according to a survey Irvine, Calif.-based Kareo conducted.  By Mary Rechtoris -
  2. Healthcare plan vanishes from after President Donald Trump takes oath

    The website reflected the passing of the baton as President Donald Trump was sworn into office today, according to U.S. News & World Report.   By Megan Wood -
  3. Christ Hospital's dispute with St. Elizabeth Healthcare over $24M ASC may wage on for years

    Cincinnati-based Christ Hospital's plans to build a new ASC in Fort Mitchell, Ky., may take years to come to fruition if Edgewood, Ky.-based St. Elizabeth Healthcare is successful in impeding their plans, according to the Cincinnati Business Courier.  By Mary Rechtoris -
  4. Auburn Planning Board to consider surgery center application: 5 things to know

    Developers submitted plans to build an ASC to the Auburn (N.H.) Planning Board, according to the New Hampshire Union Leader.  By Mary Rechtoris -
  5. Bryan Medical Center to open multispecialty ASC — 4 quick facts

    Lincoln, Neb.-based Bryan Medical Center will soon house an ASC, according to 1011 Now.  By Mary Rechtoris -
  6. 9 quick statistics on nurse practitioners

    There are more than 222,000 licensed nurse practitioners spanning the nation, according to the American Association of Nurse Practitioners' data.  By Mary Rechtoris -
  7. Patients retain same access to care despite Medicare state's 'opting out' of physician supervision provision

    A study published in Anesthesiology claims patient access to anesthesia care for common surgical procedures was similar in states that opted-out of a Medicare rule requiring physician supervision for anesthesia administration and those that didn't.  By Eric Oliver -
  8. Schools back in session — Value-based care is the main subject: 4 key notes

    As curriculums change and adapt to the new age, value-based care is dominating the lesson plan, Forbes reports.  By Eric Oliver -
  9. AGA opposes ACA repeal, reiterates stance on patient protection: 4 key notes

    The American Gastroenterological Association opposes the repeal of the ACA, in a statement it released.  By Eric Oliver -

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