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  1. Number of people insured through ACA falls by 2M — 3 insights

    The number of people insured through the ACA fell by approximately 2 million from Jan. 31 through mid-March, Politico reports.  By Eric Oliver -
  2. The 11 things payers, providers really think about value-based care

    As healthcare continues to move towards value-based care, Quest Diagnostics surveyed payers and providers on their feelings about the nation's transition to value-based care.  By Eric Oliver -
  3. 5 thoughts from a first-year GI fellow

    New York City-based NewYork Presbyterian/Weill Cornell gastroenterology fellow Shawn Shah, MD, shared five thoughts on the completion of his fellowship training with Gastroenterology & Endoscopy News.  By Eric Oliver -

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  1. 5 stats on GI net revenue per case at multispecialty ASCs

    VMG Health's 2017 Intellimarker Multi-Specialty ASC Study included statistics on ASC revenue per case for gastroenterology.  By Eric Oliver -
  2. Canadian guidelines excludes baby boomers from HCV screening guidelines — 5 insights

    The Canadian Task Force on Preventive Health Care's decision to exclude baby boomers from their new guidelines concerning hepatitis C virus screenings is creating a ruckus throughout the medical community, MedpageToday reports.  By Eric Oliver -
  3. GI endoscopy device market to grow at 5% CAGR through 2020 — 5 key notes

    Absolute Report analysts expect the gastrointestinal endoscopy device market to grow significantly through 2020.  By Eric Oliver -
  4. Vermont medical center CEO: How Green Mountain surgery center's approval may harm community hospitals

    Rutland (Vt.) Regional Medical Center President and CEO Tom Huebner penned an article in the VT Digger illustrating how The Green Mountain Care Board approving a new ASC in Colchester, Va., would impact community hospitals throughout Vermont.  By Mary Rechtoris -

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  1. ASC leader to know: Melissa Bushnell of AtlantiCare

    Melissa Bushnell, RN, BSN, is the executive director of ambulatory surgery at Egg Harbor Township, N.J.-based AtlantiCare. During her three years in the position, she has provided leadership, oversight and direction regarding all ambulatory surgery aspects.  By Mary Rechtoris -
  2. 7 things to know about AMA's new president-elect Dr. Barbara McAneny

    Oncologist Barbara McAneny, MD, is the new president-elect of the American Medical Association, effective June 2017.  By Mary Rechtoris -
  3. Medical Facilities Corp. President and CEO Britt Reynolds departs: 6 things to know

    Medical Facilities Corp. President and CEO Britt T. Reynolds left the company.  By Mary Rechtoris -
  4. Community teams up to raise money for Berkeley Medical Center's ASC: 3 takeaways

    Martinsburg, W.Va.-based WVU Medicine University Healthcare and community members teamed up to host Bernie Hutzler Golf Classic in Hedgesville, W.Va., according to  By Mary Rechtoris -
  1. Urology revenue per case in ASCs: 5 quick facts

    Here are five quick facts on urology revenue per case in ASCs, based on the VMG Health 2017 Intellimarker: Multi-Specialty ASC Study.  By Mary Rechtoris -
  2. Pain management in the ambulatory setting — Key thoughts on a multimodal approach for TJR procedures

    Surgery centers will need strong pain management protocols in place to successfully perform total joint procedures on an outpatient basis. Keith Long, MD, associate chairman in the anesthesia department of anesthesia at Winchester (Mass.) Hospital and medical director of Winchester Hospital's ASC, discusses the benefits of a multimodal approach and the importance of this approach for outpatient total joints procedures.    By Mary Rechtoris -
  3. Envision's physician service division generates $150.1M in Q1 adjusted EBITDA & more — 4 updates on ASC management companies

    Here are four updates on ASC management companies from the past week.  By Mary Rechtoris -
  4. Kentucky judge grants CON ASC approval to The Christ Hospital: 5 key points

    A Kentucky administrative law judge approved Cincinnati-based The Christ Hospital's certificate-of-need application to build an ASC in Fort Mitchell, Ky., according to Northern Kentucky Tribune.  By Mary Rechtoris -
  5. 4 facts about The Joint Commission's standards

    The Joint Commission wrote a blog post on the development of its standards.  By Eric Oliver -
  6. Valeant sells iNova Pharmaceuticals for $930M — 4 insights

    Valeant Pharmaceuticals entered into an agreement to sell iNova Pharmaceuticals to a company owned by Pacific Equity Partners and The Carlyle Group for $930 million.  By Eric Oliver -
  7. GOP Senators want to phase out Medicaid expansion over 7 years — 5 insights

    Sens. Dean Heller, R-Nev., Rob Portman, R-Ohio, and Shelley Moore Capito, R-W.Va., want to undo Medicaid expansion and eliminate federal funding over a seven year period, the Las Vegas Review-Journal reports.  By Eric Oliver -
  8. Need to sharpen your colonoscopy skills? There’s an app for that

    Level Ex CEO and Founder Sam Glassenberg is working to address how physicians can virtually practice their craft.  By Eric Oliver -
  9. Charlotte Community Foundation honors 2 St. Lucy's Eye Surgery Center physicians: 5 key notes

    Venice, Fla.-based Community Eye Center and St. Lucy's Eye Surgery Center physicians were named Charlotte Community Foundation's first Charlotte Cares Campaign heroes, according to the Herald-Tribune.  By Laura Dyrda -

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