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  1. Seaside Surgery Center offering outpatient partial knee surgery: 3 notes

    Naples, Fla.-based Seaside Surgery Center is the first ASC in South Florida to offer Mako Partial Knee replacement surgery.  By Eric Oliver -
  2. Anthem's CEO gets $3M raise, stock tumble: 5 key notes

    Indianapolis-based Anthem raised CEO Joseph Swedish's salary by 21 percent from $13.6 million to $16.5 million, despite Anthem underperforming its rivals, The New York Post reports.  By Eric Oliver -
  3. Provider's intuition equally effective in treating sepsis as goal-oriented therapy

    Researchers conducted a study that found using the standardized approach to diagnosing and treating sepsis did not alter a patient's survival chances. Researchers polled providers across 138 hospitals in seven countries about their sepsis treatment protocols.  By Eric Oliver -

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  1. Global colonoscopy device market to grow to $2B by 2021 at 5% CAGR: 3 insights

    London-based Technavio projects the global colonoscopy device market will grow to $2 billion by 2021 at an approximately 5 percent compound annual growth rate.  By Eric Oliver -
  2. The biggest advancement in inflammatory bowel disease and what's in store for 2017 — 5 insights

    Beerse, Belgium-based Janssen Pharmaceuticals' Stelara, an alternative mechanism biologic, was the most exciting advancement to happen to inflammatory bowel disease in 2016, according to a Cambridge, Mass.-based Spherix Global Insights report.  By Eric Oliver -
  3. Gastrointestinal Associates opens $15M facility: 4 points

    Knoxville, Tenn.-based Gastrointestinal Associates opened a new facility in Dowell Springs, Tenn., according to Knoxville News-Sentinel.  By Mary Rechtoris -
  4. UnitedHealth Group pushes back expiration date on SCA offer exchange: 6 points

    Hopkins, Minn.-based UnitedHealth Group extended the expiration date on its exchange offer for Deerfield, Ill.-based Surgical Care Affiliates' outstanding shares.  By Mary Rechtoris -

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  1. 5 takeaways on lying under oath to protect a colleague — Physicians and nurses share input

    A Medscape poll found a fraction of physicians and nurses said they do not know if they would lie under oath to protect a colleague.  By Mary Rechtoris -
  2. Eye surgeon performs fake surgery on patients without macular degeneration, gets 10 years in prison: 5 things to know

    David Ming Pon, MD, an ophthalmologist based in Florida, was sentenced to 10 years in prison for convincing patients they needed treatment for wet age-related macular degeneration when they didn't have the disease at all, according to a Medscape report. By Laura Dyrda -
  3. 4 legislative changes for ASC leaders to note

    In March 2017, several legislative changes impacted the healthcare industry with Republicans releasing the long-awaited ACA replacement plan.  By Mary Rechtoris -
  4. SurgCenter Development opens 13th center in Florida; Envision Q4 EBITDA totals $208.7M & more – 6 ASC company notes

    Here are six updates on ASC management companies:  By Mary Rechtoris -
  1. Nobilis names Marc Celia EVP of operations: 4 takeaways

    Houston-based Nobilis Health Corp. named Marc Celia executive vice president of operations.  By Mary Rechtoris -
  2. AMA President urges GOP to refine AHCA following CBO projections: 3 points

    During a recent National Press Club event, Andrew Gurman, MD, American Medical Association president, said the GOP needs to "go back to the drawing board" on the American Health Care Act, the ACA alternative, according to The Hill.  By Mary Rechtoris -
  3. Blue Cross Blue Shield of Vermont stands behind Green Mountain Surgery Center: 5 notes

    Blue Cross Blue Shield of Vermont, the state's largest insurance company, supported Green Mountain Surgery Center, which has been in a lengthy certificate-of-need battle with the local hospital association, according to U.S. News & World Report.  By Mary Rechtoris -
  4. Could the AHCA advance to Congress? 7 fast facts ahead of its Thursday vote

    Many Democratic and Republican Representatives have expressed their thoughts on the American Health Care Act in advance of its possible House vote on March 24, 2017. NPR compiled their responses in a searchable database.  By Eric Oliver -
  5. Ryan: GOP health bill needs to do more for older population: 3 key notes

    House Speaker Paul Ryan said on Fox News the American Health Care Act needs to provide more assistance for older Americans, Politico reports.  By Eric Oliver -
  6. 5 most read GI/endoscopy stories: March 13-March 17

    Here are the five most read Becker's ASC Review from March 13, to March 17, 2017.  By Eric Oliver -
  7. ECRI Institute: Leading 10 patient safety concerns for 2017

    ECRI Institute listed its top 10 ranking patient safety concerns for this year, with difficulties associated with technology taking the lead as number one on its list.  By Mary Rechtoris -
  8. 10 cities with highest premium subsidy difference under AHCA

    President Donald Trump's American Health Care Act will impact numerous cities throughout the United States in their premium subsidies. WalletHub lists the following 10 cities with the biggest premium subsidy change from the ACA to the AHCA.  By Mary Rechtoris -
  9. Heart & vascular ASC undergoes million-dollar renovation: 4 points

    St. Louis-based McGrath & Associates finished updating St. Louis Heart and Vascular, which features an ASC and medical offices, according to St. Louis Business Journal.  By Mary Rechtoris -

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