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  1. 6 things to know about gastroenterologist, 'Master of None' actor Dr. Shoukath Ansari

    Shoukath Ansari, MD, is a gastroenterologist and the medical director of Hamlet, N.C.-based Sandhills Endoscopy Center, an actor and the father of comedian Aziz Ansari.  By Eric Oliver -
  2. Drs. Karen Woods & Marvin Schuster: 3 GI physicians in the headlines

    Here are three gastroenterologists making headlines the week of May 22, 2017.  By Eric Oliver -
  3. 8 things to know about American Society for Gastrointestinal Endoscopy's new president Dr. Karen Woods

    The American Society for Gastrointestinal Endoscopy appointed Houston Methodist Gastroenterology Associates' Karen Woods, MD, as its next president.  By Eric Oliver -

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  1. AGA makes six comments to FDA on interchangeable biosimilars pathway — 6 key notes

    The FDA is in the process of developing a pathway for interchangeable products where biosimilars can be "substituted for the reference product without the intervention of the health care provider who prescribed the reference product," according to an American Gastroenterological Association release.  By Eric Oliver -
  2. Ryan defends AHCA after CBO estimates 23M would lose coverage — 6 key notes

    After the Congressional Budget Office said the American Health Care Act would cost 23 million Americans insurance coverage, Senate Republicans are steering clear of the House's ACA alternative, The Washington Times reports.  By Eric Oliver -
  3. California senate committee advances universal healthcare plan, despite lack of funding — 6 key notes

    The California Senate appropriations committee advanced the $400 billion universal healthcare plan in a five-two vote, the Sacramento Bee reports.  By Eric Oliver -
  4. Keep pace with healthcare's value-based future: 4 considerations for ASCs to obtain optimal payer contracts

    Surgery centers can prevail in healthcare's changing reimbursement landscape if they employ strategies to obtain optimal payer contracts while also combating industry challenges.  By Mary Rechtoris -

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  1. Beloit Health System looks back on year's accomplishments; celebrates ASC opening: 4 highlights

    Beloit (Wis.) Health System hosted its 54th Annual Meeting where the health system commemorated many of its new facilities, according to Beloit Daily News.  By Mary Rechtoris -
  2. Political, regulatory uncertainty deterring Anthem from decision on 2018 ACA individual plans: 4 key notes

    Anthem, the largest provider of individual health plans nationwide, said it is not sure if it will offer ACA individual plans next year, according to The New York Times.  By Mary Rechtoris -
  3. 57% of voters disapprove of American Health Care Act following CBO report

    A recently released Hamden, Conn.-based Quinnipiac University poll found 57 percent of the U.S. public disapproves of the American Healthcare Care Act, according to CNN Politics.  By Mary Rechtoris -
  4. BCBS of North Carolina proposes 22.9% rate increase: 4 takeaways

    BlueCross BlueShield of North Carolina, the state's largest payer, is seeking a 22.9 percent increase for its ACA plans next year, according to The Hill.  By Mary Rechtoris -
  1. 1.9M healthcare records exposed in 2017: 4 notes

    There have been a substantial number of data breaches as of May 23, according to 24/7 Wall Street.  By Mary Rechtoris -
  2. 10 key points on ASC company fees

    Here are 10 things about ASC management company fees based on the 2017 ASC Valuation Survey from HealthCare Appraisers. The survey includes responses for 24 ASC companies representing more than 700 surgery centers across the United States.  By Laura Dyrda -
  3. 5 things to know about Solve Healthcare's new chief healthcare officer

    Solve Healthcare, an organization devoted to supporting healthcare providers, named a new chief healthcare officer.  By Laura Dyrda -
  4. ASC leader to know: Dr. Todd Alexander of OrthoIllinois

    Todd Alexander, MD, a neurosurgeon, practices at Rockford-based OrthoIllinois. He has more than two decades experience treating adult and pediatric patients' neurosurgical needs.  By Mary Rechtoris -
  5. Obesity medicine in the US: 5 things to know

    Obesity medicine is a growing field in the U.S. and Canada, according to an American Board of Obesity Medicine report.  By Mary Rechtoris -
  6. 3 industry trends to hold true despite healthcare reform

    While a healthcare reform bill will impact many healthcare trends, Harvard Business Review said an ACA repeal will not impact the following three entities.  By Mary Rechtoris -
  7. Remaining insurer in 25 Missouri counties exits ACA marketplace

    Blue Cross Blue Shield of Kansas City will stop selling plans in the Missouri ACA exchange in 2018, according to The Hill.  By Mary Rechtoris -
  8. Nurse practitioners versus physician assistants: Which profession rakes in more in the Northeast?

    Salaries across the Northeast vary greatly in the medical field for professionals with more than 20 years experience, according to Physicians Practice 2017 Staff Survey.    By Mary Rechtoris -
  9. Premium increases over the last 4 years: 5 things to know

    HHS released recent figures detailing premium increases between 2013 and 2017.  By Mary Rechtoris -

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