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  1. EHRs fall short in fulfilling physicians' needs: 5 survey findings

    A study commissioned by Quest Diagnostics and Inovalon found many physicians lack the tools necessary to support value-based care and EHRs are not giving physicians the data they need.  By Mary Rechtoris -
  2. HealthEast to acquire minority interest in Summit Orthopedics' ASC: 4 key points

    St. Paul, Minn.-based HealthEast and Minnesota-based Summit Orthopedics formed a deal that gives HealthEast a minority interest in Summit's Vadnais Heights (Minn.) Surgery Center.  By Mary Rechtoris -
  3. ASC leader to know: Trevor Fetter of Tenet Healthcare

    Since September 2003, Trevor Fetter has served as CEO of Tenet Healthcare. The company named Mr. Fetter chairman in May 2015. He was the chairman and CEO of Broadlane from 2000 to 2002.  By Mary Rechtoris -

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  1. Summit Surgery Center at St. Mary's Galena names board of directors; Dr. Charles Virden is new president

    Reno, Nev.-based Summit Surgery Center at St. Mary's Galena named several new members to its board of directors, according to Northern Nevada Business Weekly.  By Mary Rechtoris -
  2. PA, NP visits up 50%+ in recent years; will this trend hold true moving forward?

    Within the last several years, a research letter found the number of visits to nurse practitioners and physician assistants has increased more than 50 percent, Medscape reports.  By Mary Rechtoris -
  3. Wills Eye Hospital possibly 1 step closer to getting designation changed from ASC to hospital

    CMS administrator Seema Verma sent a letter to Philadelphia-based Wills Eye Hospital saying the agency is reviewing their hospital surveyor guidance to assess whether Wills Eye should have a hospital or ASC designation, according to  By Mary Rechtoris -
  4. 5 things to know about AAAASF

    The American Association of Accreditation for Ambulatory Surgery Facilities was established in 1980 to improve healthcare in outpatient facilities.  By Eric Oliver -

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  1. AGA releases pathway for hepatitis C virus — 4 insights

    The American Gastroenterological Association released a new care pathway for managing U.S.-based patients with hepatitis C viral infections.  By Eric Oliver -
  2. Gastro Health becomes largest pediatric GI provider in south Florida & more: 7 GI companies making headlines

    Here are seven updates on GI companies from the past week.  By Eric Oliver -
  3. Yelp, Vitals, Healthgrades physician ratings don't match quality scores: 5 key notes

    ConsumerMedical conducted a study comparing top rated physicians on rating sites such as YELP, Vitals and Healthgrades with actual performance data related to the medical specialty.  By Laura Dyrda -
  4. Exact Sciences' shares jump 12% after news breaks over UnitedHealthcare covering Cologuard & more — 5 GI company key notes

    Here are five updates on GI companies from the past week.  By Mary Rechtoris -
  1. 7 ASCs opened or announced in May 2017

    The following seven surgery centers were opened or announced in May 2017, starting with the most recent.  By Mary Rechtoris -
  2. ASCA Healthcare Asset Network to create online shopping portal: 4 features

    Ambulatory Surgery Center Association and Healthcare Asset Network partnered to create ASCA Asset Network, a secure online portal allowing ASCs to buy and sell healthcare supplies and equipment.  By Mackenzie Garrity -
  3. Gender inequality lower in anesthesia, but female salary still lower than male counterparts — 4 key notes

    A study presented at the 2016 Annual PostGraduate Assembly in Anesthesiology, Dec. 9 through Dec. 13 in New York City, examined salary data across 15 medical specialties, Anesthesiology News reports.  By Eric Oliver -
  4. These 5 places will be hardest hit by payers leaving the ACA

    As the deadline for payers to enroll into the ACA approaches, The Hill reports that these five places will be most impacted by payers leaving the ACA.  By Eric Oliver -
  5. Minnesota Gastroenterology to open new location — 4 key notes

    Minneapolis-based Minnesota Gastroenterology is expanding into Woodbury, Minn., the Woodbury Bulletin reports.  By Eric Oliver -
  6. Physicians Endoscopy buys into Great South Bay Endoscopy — 4 key notes

    Physicians Endoscopy purchased a minority stake in East Patchogue, N.Y.-based Great South Bay Endoscopy.  By Eric Oliver -
  7. Potential Fundamentals of Endoscopic Surgery exam curriculum successful, study claims

    An abstract published in examined a potential curriculum for the soon-to-be-implemented Fundamentals of Endoscopic Surgery exam.  By Eric Oliver -
  8. 5 statistics on US public's view of Medicaid funding

    Many Americans support the government providing funds to Medicaid expansion states, a new Kaiser Family Foundation poll found.  By Mary Rechtoris -
  9. Physicians largely paid based on volume — Only 21% receive bonuses for quality scores

    Despite the industry emphasizing the need to tie payments to value, fee-for-service is still the name of the game, according to a Merritt Hawkins survey, Medscape reports.  By Mary Rechtoris -

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