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  1. Latest payer ACA departures further limit consumers' options — 5 takeaways

    Customers may struggle to find coverage on the Affordable Care Act exchange in 2017, according to Bloomberg.  By Mary Rechtoris -
  2. Physicians Endoscopy appoints Guidon Partners Founder Greg Roth to board of directors following Kelso deal: 4 highlights

    Physicians Endoscopy appointed Greg Roth to its board of directors on the heels of Kelso's acquisition of the company.  By Mary Rechtoris -
  3. 5 trends on healthcare's horizon

    In the evolving healthcare landscape, various trends are taking hold, according to Tech.co.  By Mary Rechtoris -

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  1. 70% of PAs work in non-primary care specialties: 9 key statistics

    National Commission on Certification of Physician Assistants released the first ever workforce data on physician assistants across 22 specialties.  By Mary Rechtoris -
  2. Companies managing Medicaid in Iowa report multi-million dollar losses: 6 takeaways

    The private companies managing Iowa's medicaid program are losing millions of dollars, according to reports they filed with the state, The Des Moines Register reports.   By Eric Oliver -
  3. Medicaid reimbursed 6 Texas institutions an extra $57.8M due to erroneous calculations — 6 things to know

    Medicaid paid facilities in Texas $57.8 million for services that didn't qualify for reimbursement, according to The Dallas Morning News.  By Megan Wood -
  4. Connecticut & Rhode Island update non-compete restrictions for physician contracts: 6 things to know

    Connecticut and Rhode Island imposed new restrictions on non-compete provisions for physicians this past summer, according to a Lexology report.  By Laura Dyrda -

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  1. AmSurg's Q2 ambulatory EBIDTA totals $61.7M; Kelso acquires Physicians Endoscopy & more — 6 key notes on ASC companies

    Here are six updates on ASC management companies.  By Mary Rechtoris -
  2. Patricia Industries acquires LABORIE: 5 notes

    The Swedish company Patricia Industries recently acquired the Toronto, Canada-based medical device company LABORIE from Audax Private Equity.  By Jessica Kim Cohen -
  3. The benefits of a team-based approach to ASC infection control compliance

    Ambulatory surgery centers often do not have a person dedicated to infection control, so a team approach can help ensure compliance with infection prevention protocols. Sandra Jones, executive vice president and COO of ASD Management, has more than 20 years of experience in the ASC infection control space. Throughout her career, she has worked with surgery centers around the nation to provide them with the tools to improve infection control compliance.  By Mary Rechtoris -
  4. AHIP proposes changes to ACA to help payers reap profits: 4 takeaways

    A great number of insurers are losing millions on the Affordable Care Act exchanges, prompting America's Health Insurance Plans to draft an issues brief that proposes changes to the ACA, according to the ct mirror.  By Mary Rechtoris -
  1. Orthopaedic Associates of Wisconsin opens $22M facility, includes ASC: 4 things to know

    Orthopaedic Associates of Wisconsin opened a new surgery center in Pewaukee, according to Milwaukee Business News.  By Mary Rechtoris -
  2. Impact of pharmaceutical company payments on physician prescribing patterns: 7 observations

    Researchers studied the association between pharmaceutical company payments to physicians and physician prescribing patterns, according to a study published in The BMJ.  By Megan Wood -
  3. 3 legislative changes impacting ASCs — Aug. 22, 2016

    Here are three recent legislative changes that impact ambulatory surgery centers.  By Mary Rechtoris -
  4. Dr. Robert Sandmeier wins OASCA Medical Leader of the Year award

    The Oregon Ambulatory Surgery Center Association has named Robert Sandmeier, MD, 2015 Medical Leader of the Year. By Erin Marshall -
  5. 5 most read GI/endoscopy stories: Aug. 15-Aug. 19

    Here are the five most popular Becker's ASC Review gastroenterology and endoscopy stories for the week of Aug. 15 to Aug. 19, 2016.  By Eric Oliver -
  6. Health First settles with physicians on anti-competitive allegations for keeping referrals within the health system: 5 things to know

    Central Florida’s Health First, a health system with four hospitals and a multispecialty group, decided to settle allegations of anti-competitive actions with a collection of independent physicians, according to a Medscape report.  By Laura Dyrda -
  7. Kelso acquires Physicians Endoscopy — 5 key takeaways

    Charlotte, N.C.-based Pamlico Capital sold Physicians Endoscopy to Kelso & Company in a recapitalization transaction with management, according to Yahoo! Finance.  By Mary Rechtoris -
  8. 7 things for ASC leaders to know for Monday — Aug. 22, 2016

    Here are seven updates:  By Eric Oliver -
  9. TeamHealth acquires Anesthesia Associates of Cincinnati: 3 notes

    The Knoxville, Tenn.-based physician services organization TeamHealth recently acquired Anesthesia Associates of Cincinnati.  By Jessica Kim Cohen -

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