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  1. Politico investigates Dr. Patrick Soon-Shiong's foundation's expenditures: 10 things to know

    Patrick Soon-Shiong, MD, is renowned in the medical community for his work fighting cancer and his research foundation Chan Soon-Shiong NantHealth Foundation. A recent Politico investigation found a great deal of the foundation's expenditures went toward businesses and nonprofits that Dr. Soon-Shiong controls, which raises questions about the foundation's status as a medical research organization.  By Mary Rechtoris -
  2. Former CMS official: Overhauling Medicaid will impact Medicare beneficiaries — 6 notes

    Former Medicare-Medicaid Coordination Office Director Melanie Bella said if officials overhaul the Medicaid program, this move will greatly impact Medicare beneficiaries. Ms. Bella discussed an overhaul's impact during a briefing that National Coalition on Health Care, a nonpartisan organization, hosted on April 10, 2017, according to MedPage Today.  By Mary Rechtoris -
  3. 18 states participate in Interstate Medical Licensure compact: 4 things to know

    Officials launched the Interstate Medical Licensure Compact Commission, which makes it easier for physicians to obtain licenses in multiple states, Medscape reports.  By Mary Rechtoris -

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  1. Ambulatory services market to hit $2.5T by 2022: 5 key notes

    The global ambulatory services market will expand rapidly through 2022, according to a Market Research Future report.  By Mary Rechtoris -
  2. AMA urges appeals court to uphold decision blocking Anthem-Cigna merger: 5 key notes

    In an article, the American Medical Association argued the federal appeals court overseeing the potential merger between Indianapolis-based Anthem and Bloomfield, Conn.-based Cigna should uphold the trial court's decision.  By Eric Oliver -
  3. Takeda expands gastroenterology efforts: Announces collaboration with NuBiyota: 3 insights

    Osaka, Japan-based Takeda Pharmaceuticals entered into a strategic collaboration with Teaneck, N.J.-based NuBiyota for its microbial ecosystem therapeutic products.  By Eric Oliver -
  4. Patient, provider communication poor on how ulcerative colitis impacts quality of life: 4 study insights

    A study in Inflammatory Bowel Diseases found communication on quality of life outcomes is poor between ulcerative colitis patients and their gastroenterologists.  By Eric Oliver -

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  1. 11 statistics on ASC operating expenses

    Here are 11 statistics on the percentage of revenue at in-network ASCs attributable to three operating expenses categories, according to data from the HealthCare Appraisers 2017 ASC Valuation Survey. By Laura Dyrda -
  2. 6 trends in healthcare expenditures

    A recent AMA report projects national healthcare expenditures grew 5.8 percent in 2015, and will likely continue to grow. By Laura Dyrda -
  3. Resurgens Orthopaedics to open Georgia surgery center, HCA shares fall 1.2% & more — 5 ASC company notes

    Here are five updates on ASC management companies from the past week.  By Mary Rechtoris -
  4. Dr. George Rappard: Key to spine practice success in the future

    George Rappard, MD, director and founder of the Los Angeles Minimally Invasive Spine Institute, discusses the outlook for spine practice success in the future. By Laura Dyrda -
  1. 4 points on hospital admission rates for ASCs in Q4

    The number of hospital admissions per ASC admissions fell in the fourth quarter of fiscal year 2016 compared to the first quarter, according to according to ASC Quality Collaboration data.  By Mary Rechtoris -
  2. Blue Cross Blue Shield may break even on ACA exchange: 4 key points

    An S&P Global Ratings report found the ACA marketplace may fare better in 2018, with analysts excepting Chicago-based Blue Cross Blue Shield plans to breakeven in 2017, according to The Fiscal Times.  By Mary Rechtoris -
  3. 5 things to know on Surgery Center of Oklahoma leading the charge with price transparency

    Oklahoma City-based Surgery Center of Oklahoma Founder Keith Smith, MD, detailed his surgery center's price transparency strategy in an interview with Business Insider.  By Mary Rechtoris -
  4. Rush University Medical Center to break ground on $65M building with ASC: 5 points

    Chicago-based Rush University Medical Center broke ground on its new outpatient medical building in Oak Brook, Ill., according to Daily Herald.  By Mary Rechtoris -
  5. 12 key points on the opioid epidemic in Tennessee over the past 2 decades

    The Tennessean profiled the opioid epidemic in Tennessee over the last couple decades as addiction continues to impact millions of Americans.  By Mary Rechtoris -
  6. North America dominates $437.2M global ophthalmic lasers market: 4 takeaways

    The global ophthalmic lasers market will likely grow substantially through 2026, according to a Future Market Insights report.  By Mary Rechtoris -
  7. 13 hospitals, health systems opening or planning ASCs — March 2017

    Here are 13 hospitals and health systems that have opened or announced plans for ASCs from the beginning to the end of the month.  By Eric Oliver -
  8. Pfizer awards Dr. Declan McCole $150k grant for IBD research: 4 insights

    New York City-based Pfizer awarded UC Riverside associate professor Declan McCole, MD, a two-year, $150,000 grant to support his inflammatory bowel disease research.  By Eric Oliver -
  9. Adrienne Wilson Liver Cancer Association awards Dr. Amit Singal the Blue Faery Award: 4 insights

    The Adrienne Wilson Liver Cancer Association selected Amit Singal, MD, as its 2017 Blue Faery Award winner, the Digital Journal reports.  By Eric Oliver -

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