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  1. 17 tools for patient handoff communications to know | 2017

    Here are 17 tools designed to improve patient handoffs. By Laura Dyrda -
  2. 4 recent ASC acquisitions — February 2017

    Here are four recent ASC acquisitions and partnerships through February 2017.  By Eric Oliver -
  3. Anesthesiologists affect patient outcomes at rates similar to surgeons — 3 study insights

    A study presented at the American Society of Anesthesiologists' 2016 annual meeting, held from Oct. 22 to 26, 2016, in Chicago, claims anesthesiologists have the same effect on patient outcomes as surgeons, Anesthesia News 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. Coming soon? — Republicans expected to reveal ACA replacement this week: 4 key notes

    A Republican congressional aide said party legislators will reveal their replacement to former President Barack Obama's ACA, sometime this week, Reuters reports.  By Eric Oliver -
  2. Grand Rapids Ophthalmology plans several expansions: 4 key notes

    Grand Rapids (Mich.) Ophthalmology partnered with Chicago-based Sterling Partners to possibly open new locations across several states in the Midwest, MiBiz reports.  By Eric Oliver -
  3. CMS fines payer $1.17M over drug coverage: 4 key notes

    CMS fined Tampa, Fla.-based WellCare Health Plans $1.17 million after an audit revealed the payer failed to comply with several guidelines concerning beneficiaries and prescription drug benefits, Healthcare Finance News reports.  By Eric Oliver -
  4. Cigna defers to Anthem for merger approval: 4 key notes

    After attempting to end its potential merger with Indianapolis-based Anthem, Bloomfield, Conn.-based Cigna filed a brief with the U.S. Court of Appeals defering to Anthem in its antitrust case appeal, Healthcare Dive reports.  By Eric Oliver -

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. Colorectal cancer screening rates on the rise: 4 fast stats

    According to new CDC data, colorectal cancer screenings doubled from 2000 to 2015.  By Eric Oliver -
  2. 5 most read GI/endoscopy stories — Feb. 27-March 3, 2017

    Here are the five most read gastroenterology and endoscopy stories from Feb. 27 to March 3, 2017.  By Eric Oliver -
  3. 6 key notes on health insurance — most & least expensive states, premium increases and why selling across state lines may not lower costs

    A new report from Employee Benefits Network surveyed more than 11,000 employees across the United States and found health insurance varies from state to state. By Laura Dyrda -
  4. Greenville Health System to open ASC in April: 5 key notes

    Greenville (S.C.) Health System plans to open a surgery center in April, according to a Go Upstate report. By Laura Dyrda -
  1. 5 things to know about cyber security in healthcare — and what CEOs (aren't) doing about it

    PwC's 20th Annual Global CEO Survey shows healthcare CEOs are concerned about cyber security but most aren't taking action. By Laura Dyrda -
  2. 7 things for ASC leaders to know for Monday — March 6, 2017

    Here are seven things ASC leaders should know for March 6, 2017.  By Eric Oliver -
  3. 17 facts and concepts for anesthesiologists and ASCs

    Here are 17 facts and trends about anesthesiologists and anesthesia in ambulatory surgery centers.  By Laura Dyrda -
  4. Drs. David Carr-Locke, Christos Karalis & more — 26 GI physicians in the headlines February 2017

    Here are 26 gastroenterologists making headlines in February 2017.  By Eric Oliver -
  5. Patient, provider groups petition Congress to pass Medicare virtual colonoscopy coverage: 4 insights

    Major colorectal cancer care advocacy groups are petitioning Congress to pass HR 1298 — the CT Colonography Screening for Colorectal Cancer Act.  By Eric Oliver -
  6. GOP governors aim to keep ACA Medicaid expansion: 5 key notes

    Several Republican governors are drafting a compromise plan asking their peers in Congress to preserve the ACA's Medicaid expansion, Bloomberg reports.  By Eric Oliver -
  7. Maryland governor declares state of emergency over opioid crisis: 4 highlights

    Gov. Larry Hogan (R) declared a state of emergency in Maryland due to the state's opioid-addiction epidemic, according to The Washington Post.  By Mary Rechtoris -
  8. Trump's CMS nominee Seema Verma set for final vote: 4 points

    The Senate Finance Committee approved  President Donald Trump's CMS nominee Seema Verma setting up a confirmation vote in the full Senate, according to Medscape.  By Mary Rechtoris -
  9. 7 things to know about Vermont's pay-for-performance healthcare plan; Are other states to follow suit?

    Vermont set an ambitious goal for its healthcare plan — cover 70 percent of its state residents under pay-for-performance payment systems, according to The Pew Charitable Trusts.  By Mary Rechtoris -

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