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  1. Rush University readies land for outpatient surgery center: 5 insights

    Chicago-based Rush University Medical Center pulled demolition permits for three blocks of land to make way for an outpatient care center, the Chicago Sun Times reports.  By Eric Oliver -
  2. Trump pushing hard to leverage Medicare purchasing power in drug price negotiation: 5 thoughts

    Rep. Elijah Cummings, D-Md., said President Donald Trump is joining forces with Democratic legislators to use Medicare's purchasing power to drive down drug prices, The Hill reports.  By Eric Oliver -
  3. Politico: Republicans downplaying AHCA cost, coverage losses: 7 insights

    After criticizing Democrats for using "budget gimmicks" and a lack of transparency when passing the ACA, Republicans are downplaying the American Health Care Act's projected price tag and coverage loss estimates, Politico reports.  By Eric Oliver -

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  1. National health expenditures to grow 5.6% annually to 2025: 5 key notes

    A new article in Health Affairs projected the national health expenditures over the next decade. By Laura Dyrda -
  2. Optimizing procedure trays: A lesson on eliminating waste, cutting costs in the OR

    ASCs face unique challenges in the operating room that highlight the importance of an efficient materials management process.  By Mackenzie Bean -
  3. Jim Freund joins Merritt Healthcare Advisors as EVP of business development: 5 key notes

    Merritt Healthcare Advisors named Jim Freund the new executive vice president of business development. By Laura Dyrda -
  4. ACA repeal would eliminate 12% of CDC's budget — Here's what would be cut

    The ACA provided $1 billion to the CDC for its work in public health programs, but that budget isn't guaranteed in the event of repeal. By Laura Dyrda -

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  1. Certified Professional in Patient Safety credential hits 5-year existence — 5 things to know

    Unveiled during the 2012 Patient Safety Awareness Week, the Certified Professional in Patient Safety credential has hit a five-year milestone.  By Megan Wood -
  2. AMA opposes American Health Care Act; outlines issues in letter to Congress — 4 key points

    The American Medical Association wrote a letter to Congress, emphasizing the part of the American Health Care Act that would negatively impact patients.  By Megan Wood -
  3. Gastro Health acquires South Palm GI: 5 insights

    Miami-based Gastro Health acquired Delray Beach, Fla.-based South Palm GI, P.A.  By Eric Oliver -
  4. Senate will present obstacle for American Health Care Act: 6 considerations

    The American Health Care Act — the Republicans' ACA replacement plan — faces an uncertain future in the Senate, according to The Hill.  By Megan Wood -
  1. Motus GI secures $30 million in funds & more — 4 GI companies making news

    Several GI-facing companies made the news this past week.  By Eric Oliver -
  2. Novant, Wake Forest apply for CON for expansions including ASC: 3 insights

    Charlotte, N.C.-based Novant Health and Winston Salem, N.C.-based Wake Forest Baptist Medical each filed CON applications for new facilities at their Clemmons and Davis campuses, respectively, Journal West reports.  By Eric Oliver -
  3. Knoxville Orthopaedic Center performs first outpatient hip replacement: 3 key notes

    The Knoxville (Tenn.) Orthopaedic Center performed its first outpatient hip replacement in the city and center in February 2017, CBS 8 reports.  By Eric Oliver -
  4. Valeant in trouble? — Analysts believe restructure in the works after stock plummets: 5 key notes

    The blows keep coming for Laval, Canada-based Valeant, the New York Post reports.  By Eric Oliver -
  5. Billions in payer benefits slipped in ACA replacement: 4 key notes

    The Republican's ACA replacement, the American Health Care Act, could benefit payers drastically if passed, CNBC reports.  By Eric Oliver -
  6. Leveraging technology to minimize denials

    The U.S. healthcare system is experiencing an epidemic of claims denials. By Michael Rock, Vice President, National Medical Billing Services -
  7. Unity Healthcare buys back full ownership of Unity Surgical Center from Franciscan Health: 5 things to know

    Lafayette, Ind.-based Unity Healthcare repurchased ownership of the Unity Surgical Center in Lafayette, Ind., from Indianapolis-based Franciscan Health, according to The Paper. By Laura Dyrda -
  8. 5 key notes on what Americans expect from Trump's presidency: healthcare, tax reform & more

    Politico conducted a poll of 1,992 voters from March 2 to 6, 2017, gathering information about what they hope President Donald Trump will accomplish with healthcare. By Laura Dyrda -
  9. CON on the chopping block in Florida as lawmakers make another attempt to repeal: 5 key notes

    Republicans in the Florida legislature are working to eliminate the state's certificate of need regulations, according to a WSFU article. By Laura Dyrda -

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