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  1. N.J. legislation introduced to regulate ASC ownership: 5 key points

    New legislation has been introduced in New Jersey to limit ambulatory surgery center ownership in the state, according to an NJ Spotlight report. By Carrie Pallardy -
  2. Infection prevention during surgery for ambulatory surgery centers

    For ambulatory surgery centers, protecting patients from infection during surgery is a top priority. Of course, it starts with the healthcare workers themselves, but ASC managers can take some steps to help prevent the prevalence of intraoperative surgical infection. By Staff -
  3. Discovery on how bacteria survive antibiotics—7 key notes

    Researchers recently uncovered how bacteria can withstand antibiotic treatment.  By Mary Rechtoris -

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  1. MFC to sell Dakota Plains Surgical Center, Nobilis launches new ancillary line & more – 6 ASC company key notes

    Here are six recent news updates on key ambulatory surgery center companies. By Carrie Pallardy -
  2. Tick-borne infection infecting people in US — 7 facts to observe

    People are being hospitalized due to tick-borne disease infection.  By Mary Rechtoris -
  3. Healthcare spending growth expected to slip in 2016: 5 key trends

    Medical inflation is expected to drop to 6.5 percent in 2016, according to PwC's Medical Cost Trend: Behind the Numbers report. By Carrie Pallardy -
  4. Top 10 states for physicians to practice — 50 things to know

    Here are five things to know about each of the top 10 states for physicians to practice, according to Medscape's Best and Worst Places to Practice 2015 report. By Laura Dyrda -

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  1. 5 things to note on Franklin Square providing $52.5M to National Surgical Healthcare

    Franklin Square Capital Partners, the largest manager of business development companies, is providing National Surgical Healthcare a $52.5 million second lien loan, according to MarketWatch.  By Mary Rechtoris -
  2. 8 ways the whole genome sequencing is enhancing infection control

    The whole genome sequence has been discovered to isolate the specific strain of bacteria causing an outbreak, according to Medical Xpress.  By Mary Rechtoris -
  3. McKenzie-Willamette Medical Center fires surgeon who performs cases at ASC; surgeon sues hospital - 11 key notes

    Kristian Ferry, MD, is suing McKenzie-Willamette Medical Center in Springfield.    By Mary Rechtoris -
  4. 5 most read GI/endoscopy stories – June 1 to June 5

    Here are the five most popular gastroenterology and endoscopy stories on Becker's ASC Review for the week of June 1 to June 5. By Carrie Pallardy -
  1. 7 things for ASC leaders to know for Monday — June 8, 2015

    Here are seven news updates for ambulatory surgery center leaders to know for June 8, 2015.  By Brandon Howard -
  2. Physicians vs. spouses: 6 statistics on earnings

    Here are six key points on how physicians' earnings compare with their significant other, according to the Medscape Physician Debt and Net Worth Report 2015. By Laura Dyrda -
  3. 3 GI physicians making headlines – June 5, 2015

    Here are three gastroenterologists who were featured in the news within the past week.  By Anuja Vaidya -
  4. MFC to sell Dakota Plains Surgical Center: 3 things to know

    Medical Facilities Corporation has announced plans to sell Dakota Plains Surgical Center in Aberdeen, S.D. Here are three things to know about the transaction. By Carrie Pallardy -
  5. FAIR Health launches ASC benchmarks tool: 5 key insights

    FAIR Health, an independent non-profit company, has launched its FH Ambulatory Surgery Center Benchmarks module. Here are five insights. By Carrie Pallardy -
  6. Consumerism is taking healthcare by storm: How is GI affected?

    The trend toward consumer-centric healthcare is steadily moving forward. There gastroenterologists discuss how this trend affects their specialty. By Carrie Pallardy -
  7. GOP open to extending PPACA subsidies — 18 facts to know

    Working groups in the Senate and the House are devising plans to extend Patient Protection Affordable Care Act subsidies in case the Supreme Court rules subsidies are unconstitutional.  By Mary Rechtoris -
  8. 8 facts about Meningococcal disease outbreak in Chicago

    A small but serious invasive meningococcal disease outbreak has been declared by the Chicago Department of Health.  By Mary Rechtoris -
  9. Tenet, Nobilis, SCA & more: 5 key ASC company stock reports — June 4, 2015

    Here are the stock reports from five ambulatory surgery center companies for June 4, 2015 and how they compare to their numbers a week ago on May 28. By Laura Dyrda -

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