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  1. 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 -
  2. 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 -
  3. 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 -

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  1. 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 -
  2. 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 -
  3. 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 -
  4. 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 -
  1. 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 -
  2. 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 -
  3. 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 -
  4. 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 -
  1. 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 -
  2. 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 -
  3. 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 -
  4. 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 -
  5. 5 most read GI/endoscopy stories: April 3-April 9, 2017

    Here are the five most read gastroenterology/endoscopy stories from April 3 to April 9, 2017.  By Eric Oliver -
  6. Google now searching for top healthcare talent

    Google's parent company Alphabet is aggressively recruiting top talent from the healthcare industry to innovate with GV — formally Google Ventures — and CapitalG — formerly Google Capital, according to CNBC. By Laura Dyrda -
  7. How implementing a freight management program will help ASCs thrive in healthcare's tumultuous landscape

    ASCs equipped with a strategy to lower overall supply chain costs will fare well in the value-driven healthcare system and can use these resources in other areas, such as clinical delivery.  By Mary Rechtoris -
  8. 4 strategies for ASCs to strengthen the patient experience

    Healthcare is transitioning to a model focused on value and surgery centers failing to employ a patient-centric outlook may not bode well moving forward. Sandy Berreth, RN, administrator at Sansum Clinic Foothill Surgical Center in Santa Barbara, Calif., has worked in the healthcare industry for nearly 40 years. Segueing into the ASC landscape about 18 years ago, she knows what it takes for surgery centers to achieve success in the wake of industry changes.  By Mary Rechtoris -
  9. 7 things for ASC leaders to know for Monday — April 10, 2017

    Here are seven things for ASC leaders to know for April 10, 2017.  By Eric Oliver -

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