Today's Top 20 Stories
  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 -

Outsourced sterile compounding: A strategic decision for advancing patient safety, pperational efficiency and sustainable growth

Outsourced sterile compounding facilities can boost ASC efficiency and help centers meet strategic quality, cost and compliance initiatives for long-term success.
  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 -

Introducing new spine technology in any setting of care

Learn how the Medical Science Liaison can bridge the gap between patients and new spine technology.
  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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