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  1. AMA urges DOJ to refrain from 'politically-driven settlement negotiations' over Anthem-Cigna deal

    American Medical Association Executive Vice President and CEO James L. Madara, MD, penned a letter to Acting Assistant Attorney General Brent Snyder, illustrating the organization's concern over how the new Republican administration may lead to the DOJ to settle with Anthem and Cigna.  By Mary Rechtoris -
  2. Independent physicians almost twice as engaged as hospital-employed physicians: 5 survey findings

    An athenainsight survey analyzing leadership's correlation to increasing physician engagement found a large majority of physicians are unengaged.  By Mary Rechtoris -
  3. MSP Commercial gets green light for 24.1k-sq-ft facility housing ASC: 4 things to know

    The Maple Grove (Minn.) City Council gave Eagen, Minn.-based MSP Commercial approval to build a new facility featuring an ASC, according to Minnesota Star Tribune.  By Mary Rechtoris -

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  1. 10 top states for physician compensation

    Physicians tend to receive higher compensation in rural and poorer areas, and many of the states where physicians in general stand to earn the most are in the Midwest. By Laura Dyrda -
  2. Tenet Q4 ambulatory net operating revenue totals $478M — 18 points

    Dallas-based Tenet Healthcare Corp. reported a double-digit increase in ambulatory net operating revenue during the fourth quarter of fiscal year 2016.  By Mary Rechtoris -
  3. Only 31% of patients support surgeons performing overlapping surgeries: 4 things to know

    Many patients are unaware surgeons are simultaneously involved in multiple surgeries and many have reservations about the practice, according to Fox News.  By Mary Rechtoris -
  4. Orphan drug sales to jump 11% in 5 years to $209B: 8 points

    Throughout the United States, orphan drug sales continue to soar, greatly outpacing other mediation's sales, STAT reports.  By Mary Rechtoris -

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  1. Physician opt-outs fail to increase access, reduce costs: 3 study insights

    A study published in Health Economics Review claims patient access and related cost for anesthesia care were not improved in states that opted-out of a Medicare rule requiring physician supervision for anesthesia administration.  By Eric Oliver -
  2. Colorectal cancer rates rocketing in millennials — 5 study insights

    After years of decreases, colorectal cancer is reemerging at alarming rates in the millennial generation.  By Eric Oliver -
  3. Carolina Coast Surgery Center ranks in top 1% for patient satisfaction: 4 key notes

    Alpharetta, Ga.-based SPH Analytics ranked Murrells Inlet, S.C.-based Carolina Coast Surgery Center in the top 1 percent for patient satisfaction.  By Eric Oliver -
  4. AMA bestow 10 industry leaders with Dr. Nathan Davis Award: 3 key notes

    The American Medical Association bestowed 10 elected officials, administrators and public servants with its Dr. Nathan Davis Award.  By Eric Oliver -
  1. Allergan investing $44M into Irish operations: 5 key notes

    Dublin, Ireland-based Allergan plans to invest $44 million into its Irish operations this year, the Irish Times reports.  By Eric Oliver -
  2. 20 US regions with the most & least medical debt

    An Urban Institute study examined state's past due medical debt in adults ages 18 to 64 from 2012 to 2015.  By Eric Oliver -
  3. 10 things to know about Regent Surgical Health

    Two Harvard University business graduates founded Westchester, Ill.- based Regent Surgical Health in 2001. With more than a decade experience under its belt, Regent has grown into one of the leading privately-held ASC management and development companies in the country.  By Eric Oliver -
  4. Optimizing custom procedure trays: How to cut costs and save time in the OR

    ASCs face a rapidly growing stream of cost and quality challenges. To eliminate waste and promote cost savings — while maintaining a high quality of care — ASCs must implement an efficient materials management process.  By Mackenzie Bean -
  5. ASC income statement: 33 statistics for net operating revenue, employee salary, EBTIDA & more

    Here are 33 key statistics for ASC income statements from the VMG Health Intellimarker Multi-Specialty ASC Study 2016. By Laura Dyrda -
  6. 18 ASCs seeking new administrators

    Eighteen ambulatory surgery centers across the country are searching for administrators. By Laura Dyrda -
  7. The CORE Institute, Banner Health partner for new outpatient location in Phoenix: 5 key notes

    Phoenix-based The CORE Institute and Banner Health expanded their partnership to open The Orthopedic & Spine Institute on the Banner – University Medical Center Phoenix campus. By Laura Dyrda -
  8. 7 things for ASC leaders to know for Thursday — March 2, 2017

    This week was coupled with news about a leaked Republican replacement plan and financial results for newly formed ASC management company Envision Healthcare.  By Mary Rechtoris -
  9. 9 statistics on ASC operating expenses — % of revenue for staffing, occupancy & supplies

    Here are nine statistics on the percent of revenue ASCs reserve for operating expenses in three different areas, according to the 2016 ASC Valuation Survey from HealthCare Appraisers. The ASCs included in these statistics are in-network centers only. By Laura Dyrda -

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