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  1. The Joint Commission names top 10 challenging standards for 2016

    The Joint Commission named its top 10 most challenging standards in 2016 for ASCs and the number of ASCs facing these challenges.  By Eric Oliver -
  2. States moving Medicaid beneficiaries to privatized managed care: 5 insights

    More states are moving their Medicaid beneficiaries to private managed care companies, Forbes reports.  By Eric Oliver -
  3. FDA grants Opdivo priority review status for colorectal cancer extension: 3 insights

    The FDA granted New York City-based Bristol-Myers Squibb's biologics license application for Opdivo priority review status.  By Eric Oliver -

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  1. Price: Physicians should recommend new payment models: 5 points

    As physician burnout rates continue to climb and physicians struggle complying with CMS' many reporting requirements, HHS Secretary Tom Price, MD, said physicians should recommend ideas for new Medicare payment models, according to Bloomberg Law.  By Mary Rechtoris -
  2. Lee Health gets green light for $140M outpatient medical campus featuring surgery center: 3 points

    Florida-based Lee Health received board approval to build its new $140 million outpatient medical campus in Estero, Fla.  By Mary Rechtoris -
  3. Green Mountain Surgical Center proponents, opponents maintain arguments at board hearing: 6 notes

    Two years after independent physicians filed a proposal to build Green Mountain Surgical Center in Colchester, Va., state regulators heard from both sides for and against the ASC, during a Green Mountain Care Board Member board meeting, according to VT Digger.  By Mary Rechtoris -
  4. Virtua's $1B medical campus with ASC one step closer to CON approval: 4 points

    New Jersey State Health Planning Board voted to approve Evesham Township, N.J.-based Virtua's plans for a medical campus and hospital in Holly, N.J., according to Burlington County Times.  By Mary Rechtoris -

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  1. Nurse leader with outpatient industry experience wins alumni award: 5 takeaways

    Normal-based Illinois State University's Mennonite Nurses Alumni Organization granted Marsha Reeves, RN, the Distinguished Alumni Award.  By Mary Rechtoris -
  2. Outpatient surgery demand driving MIS market growth: 4 things to know

    Healthcare is pushing more procedures to the outpatient setting, which is spurring growth in the minimally invasive spine market, an Orbis Research report found, according to medGadget.  By Mary Rechtoris -
  3. 4 GI/endoscopy devices receive FDA 510(k) clearance in March 2017

    The FDA approved four GI-related devices in March 2017. By Laura Dyrda -
  4. 10 statistics on ENT compensation by region | 2017

    Here are 10 statistics on otolaryngologist compensation by geographic area, according to the Medscape Otolaryngologist Compensation Report 2017. By Laura Dyrda -
  1. Business steps ASCs should take: Key thoughts from Larry Taylor of Practice Partners

    To succeed in the fiercely competitive market, ASCs are relying on sound business planning and high-quality strategy execution to succeed.  By Adam Schrag -
  2. TeamHealth names medical directors, advanced practice clinician of the year

    Knoxville, Tenn.-based TeamHealth named its 2017 Dr. Gar LaSalle Medical Directors of the Year and Advanced Practice Clinician of the Year.  By Eric Oliver -
  3. Inflammatory bowel disease value-based model improves outcomes, lowers costs: 3 study insights

    A study presented at the European Crohn's and Colitis Organization's 2017 Annual Meeting, Feb. 15 to Feb. 17, in Barcelona, Spain, explored how a value-based care model would affect patient outcomes concerning inflammatory bowel disease, Gastroenterology & Endoscopy News reports.  By Eric Oliver -
  4. Persistent opioid use common after surgery: 3 study insights

    A study published in JAMA Surgery examined opioid use after major and minor operations, which was previously sparsely documented.  By Eric Oliver -
  5. Survey: Patients struggle with IBS diagnosis — 40% of respondents unsatisfied with current provider

    More than 1,300 people surveyed by Philadelphia-based Health Union said they delayed seeking care and felt negative feelings after receiving an initial irritable bowel syndrome diagnosis.  By Eric Oliver -
  6. Oklahoma legislators halt bill; Advanced nurses to stay under physicians' oversight: 4 notes

    The Oklahoma Senate Health and Human Services Committee halted House Bill 1013, while would allow advanced nurses to prescribe medications without a physician's oversight, according to Tulsa World.  By Mary Rechtoris -
  7. Trump: Administration to tackle healthcare bill before moving onto tax reform

    During an interview with Fox Business Network, President Donald Trump said he wants to pass a healthcare bill before diverting his efforts to tax reform, Politico reports.  By Mary Rechtoris -
  8. Physician medical group acquisitions increases 109% in Q1 2017: 4 takeaways on M&A activity

    This year has seen a major increase in physician medical group merger and acquisition activity, according to Health Care M&A Report acquisition data.  By Mary Rechtoris -
  9. Infectious disease physician 2017 compensation hits $228k: 7 things to know

    Infectious disease physicians' average compensation jumped 6 percent in 2017, according to the "Medscape ID Physician Compensation Report 2017."  By Mary Rechtoris -

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