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  1. Crospon's Endoflip System with Flip Topography Module earns FDA 510(k) clearance — 4 insights

    The FDA awarded 510(k) clearance to endoscopic diagnostics company Crospon's Endoflip System with Flip Topography Module.  By Eric Oliver -
  2. Anthem appeals Cigna deal to Supreme Court: 4 things to know

    Anthem filed a petition asking the U.S. Supreme Court to review its merger with Cigna.  By Mary Rechtoris -
  3. Supreme Court allows payers to recover funds from patients — 5 key notes

    The U.S. Supreme Court overturned a lower court ruling preventing payers from collecting funds through liens, the St. Louis Record reports.  By Eric Oliver -

The new look of healthcare reimbursement

How to use the revenue cycle to navigate the self-funded market.
  1. 5 most read GI/endoscopy stories: May 1-May 5, 2017

    Here are the five most read gastroenterology/endoscopy stories from May 1 to May 5, 2017.  By Eric Oliver -
  2. 15 states with the most HMOs

    Here are the states with the most HMOs as of January 2016, according to Kaiser Family Foundation. By Laura Dyrda -
  3. HHS Sec. Tom Price on 'Meet the Press': 5 key quotes

    HHS Sec. Tom Price appeared on NBC's "Meet the Press" last weekend to discuss the American Health Care Act. By Laura Dyrda -
  4. 7 things for ASC leaders to know for Monday — May 8, 2017

    Here are seven things ASC leaders should know for May 8, 2017.  By Eric Oliver -

How to choose your surgical gown?

Step-by-step guide to AAMI barrier protection standards.
  1. Atrius Health names Rachel Rosenblum COO: 5 notes on her ASC work and healthcare career

    Rachel Rosenblum is the new COO of Newton, Mass.-based Atrius Health, according to Wicked Local Newton.  By Mary Rechtoris -
  2. 7 things to know about over-the-counter analgesics

    Over-the-counter analgesics are the most commonly-used U.S. non-prescription medication, according to Charles Vega's, MD, article published in Medscape.  By Mary Rechtoris -
  3. The 20 Republicans who voted against the ACA overhaul

    Mid-day May 4, the Republicans' latest healthcare bill won House approval by four votes, with 20 Republicans voting against the bill, according to Roll Call.  By Mary Rechtoris -
  4. Low nursing levels leads to higher patient mortality: 4 insights

    Hospitals with low nursing staffing levels may have higher patient mortality risk, according to a Sweden-based Karolinska Institutet thesis, Medical Xpress reports. Swedish researchers had nurses answer a series of questions about the care they did not provide due to a lack of time.  By Mary Rechtoris -
  1. How limiting pharmaceutical rep sales visits influences physician prescribing: 4 key notes

    Academic medical centers implemented policies limiting pharmaceutical representative sales visits to physicians to assess whether these visits impact physician prescribing patterns, according to a study published in The JAMA Network.  By Mary Rechtoris -
  2. STAT: What 7 healthcare entities won and lost under the GOP healthcare bill?

    The House passed the revised Republican healthcare bill in a 217-to-213 vote on May 4.  By Mary Rechtoris -
  3. 27 statistics on specialist net worth exceeding $2M

    Orthopedists rank as the top specialty with the number of providers with net worth equal to or exceeding $2 million, according to Medscape's "Physician Wealth and Debt Report 2017.".  By Mary Rechtoris -
  4. Drs. Gail Hecht & Orlando Torres: 5 GI physicians in the headlines

    Here are five gastroenterologists making headlines the week of May 1, 2017.  By Eric Oliver -
  5. 2 recent ASC acquisitions — April 2017

    Here are two recent ASC acquisitions and partnerships that occurred in April 2017.  By Eric Oliver -
  6. US Government Accountability Office makes MACRA appointments

    Comptroller General of the United States and U.S. Government Accountability Office Head Gene Dodaro appointed five new members and a new commissioner to the Medicaid and CHIP Payment and Access Commission.  By Eric Oliver -
  7. Anthem, Cigna readying for legal battle after merger fails: 4 key notes

    Anthem and Cigna are readying for an impending legal battle concerning their possible post merger breakup, the CTMirror reports.  By Eric Oliver -
  8. Make your ASC as efficient and profitable as possible

    The healthcare market is becoming increasingly competitive with many providers tasked with doing more with less. In an era of dwindling reimbursement and uncertainty with healthcare reform, surgery centers should employ various tactics to ensure they are both profitable and efficient.  By Eric Oliver -
  9. Johns Hopkins All Children's names Dr. Mohamed Rehman anesthesia department chair: 4 key notes

    St. Petersburg, Fla.-based Johns Hopkins All Children's Hospital named Mohamed Rehman, MD, chair of the anesthesiology department.  By Eric Oliver -

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