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  1. Patient navigation improves colonoscopy screening completion, quality — 4 study insights

    A study published in Cancer examined if patient navigation impacted colonoscopy outcomes.  By Eric Oliver -
  2. Anthem asks judge for more time to win merger approval — 4 key notes

    In Delaware's Court of Chancery, Anthem asked Vice Chancellor Travis Laster for more time to win approval for its proposed merger with Cigna, Reuters reports.  By Eric Oliver -
  3. AGA grants 7 prestigious awards — Dr. Anil K. Rustgi earns highest honor

    The American Gastroenterological Association announced the recipients of its 2017 annual recognition awards.  By Eric Oliver -

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  1. Indiana Medicaid beneficiaries fail to make top tier service payment — 5 key notes

    More than half of Indiana's 590,315 low-income beneficiaries enrolled in the state's Medicaid program failed to make monthly payments required to receive "top tier" service, the Indy Star reports.  By Eric Oliver -
  2. Allied Anesthesia adds 8 physicians

    Allied Anesthesia added eight physicians in Orange and Fullerton, Calif.  By Eric Oliver -
  3. 8 trends in MACRA reporting for physician practices

    Black Book Research conducted a crowdsource survey of 8,845 physicians about MACRA from February to April. Here are the key trends and statistics from the report: By Laura Dyrda -
  4. 11 key ASC specialties: % change in revenue per case since 2010

    The average ASC revenue per case has increased over the past seven years, according to data from 2010 and 2017 VMG Health Multi-Specialty ASC Intellimarker surveys. By Laura Dyrda -

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  1. Faring well in the changing reimbursement landscape: Tools for ASCs to succeed

    Industry leaders often associate the changing healthcare landscape with dwindling reimbursement. However, the tides and turns of the new healthcare era may pose a series of opportunities for surgery centers. As healthcare trends toward value, all facets of the industry will see the benefits ASCs can offer and this will likely translate to higher reimbursement.  By Mary Rechtoris -
  2. HCA to change its name — again; Tenet selects market CEO & more — 4 ASC company notes

    Here are four updates on ASC management companies to note:  By Mary Rechtoris -
  3. Black Book ranks 6 Modernizing Medicine EHR No. 1: 5 key notes

    Black Book Physician Practice & Ambulatory Solutions ranked six of Modernizing Medicine's specialty-specific EHRs first on its top EHR lists. By Laura Dyrda -
  4. Tenet names Jeffrey Welch market CEO: 3 notes

    Tenet Healthcare Corp. selected Jeffrey Welch as its new market CEO, according to D Healthcare Magazine.  By Mary Rechtoris -
  1. Trump administration may slash Office of National Drug Control Policy funding by 95%: 4 key points

    The New York Times obtained an Office of Management and Budget document showing the Trump administration plans to cut the Office of National Drug Control Policy spending by 95 percent.  By Mary Rechtoris -
  2. CareFirst BCBS seeking 50%+ premium hike following million-dollar losses: 4 things to know

    CareFirst Blue Cross Blue Shield, one of Maryland's leading ACA payers, is requesting a premium rate increase surpassing 50 percent in the state, according to the Washington Post.  By Mary Rechtoris -
  3. Trump remains confident over GOP's healthcare bill: 4 points

    President Donald Trump and other Republican leaders celebrated over the House passing the healthcare bill, despite the bill having to make its way through the Senate, according to USA Today.  By Mary Rechtoris -
  4. Anesthesiologists murdered in South Boston home, suspect opens fire on police — 5 key notes

    Police found Richard Field, MD, and Lina Bolanos, MD, dead in their Boston home May 6 after a shootout with the alleged suspect, The Boston Globe reports.  By Eric Oliver -
  5. Boosting the PA, NP workforce could alleviate physician shortage: 3 things to know

    Recent studies show increasing the physician assistant and nurse practitioner workforce may help combat the looming physician shortage, according to MedPage Today.  By Mary Rechtoris -
  6. Unique enzyme could allow gluten-sensitive patients to digest gluten — 3 key notes

    A study presented at Digestive Disease Week presented encouraging results for aspergillus niger-derived prolyl endoprotease.  By Eric Oliver -
  7. European scientists developing advanced endoscope — 3 insights

    European scientists are developing a new endoscope which will play a role in identifying and diagnosing precancerous polyps and early colon cancers, News Medical reports.  By Eric Oliver -
  8. Lumendi releases DiLumen EIP — 3 key notes

    Lumendi released its new endoscopic accessory DiLumen EIP at Digestive Disease Week, May 6 through May 9 in Chicago.  By Eric Oliver -
  9. 5 thoughts on paying healthcare trainees wages

    California Assemblyman Tony Thurmond, D-Richmond, proposed legislation that would expand healthcare employee designation to include trainees, according to Kaiser Health News.  By Mary Rechtoris -

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