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  1. Leadership appointments, new partnerships & more: 3 GI practices in the news

    Here are three practices with gastroenterology services making news.  By Eric Oliver -
  2. FDA approves duodenoscope with disposable cap — 4 key notes

    The FDA approved Pentax's ED34-i10T, a duodenoscope with a disposable, single-use distal cap, Medscape reports.  By Eric Oliver -
  3. 3 legislative updates for ASC leaders to know — Sept. 21, 2017

    The following legislative changes or possible regulatory updates may impact various parts of the healthcare industry, including ASCs.  By Mary Rechtoris -
  1. 7 things for ASC leaders to know for Thursday — Sept. 21, 2017

    Here are seven healthcare industry updates for ASC leaders to know for Sept. 21.  By Mary Rechtoris -
  2. Shannon Medical Center's ASC expansion plans underway after 2 years: 4 points

    San Angelo, Texas-based Shannon Medical Center is expanding its ASC, according to San Angelo Live.  By Mary Rechtoris -
  3. How can ASCs prevent 51.9% of SSIs? 3 things to know

    Researchers found surgery centers that fail to effectively protect patients can increase patients' risk of surgical site infections, according to a study PudMed published.  By Mary Rechtoris -
  4. White House, Ryan oppose bipartisan ACA stabilization bill — bipartisan effort dies

    The White House and Speaker of the House Paul Ryan, R-Wis., informed Senate Republicans they opposed a bipartisan bill which would have stabilized the ACA, Politico reports.  By Eric Oliver -

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  1. These 10 senators received the most money from health insurance companies

    Pacific Standard ran an analysis of campaign donations to Senators using MapLight's donation tracker tool. These 10 senators received the most money from health insurance companies between Nov. 2010 and Nov. 2016.  By Eric Oliver -
  2. 5 new GI-driven ASCs & facilities — August 2017

    Here are five gastroenterology-focused ASCs or facilities that were newly announced or opened in August.  By Eric Oliver -
  3. Senator pushes to make accreditation reports public, following controversy — 6 insights

    Senator Chuck Grassley, R-Iowa, is reigniting the movement to make accreditation reports public, following a report by The Wall Street Journal claiming The Joint Commission failed to revoke accreditation from underperforming, accredited hospitals, according to The Wall Street Journal.   By Eric Oliver -
  4. Chicago Medical Society names Dr. Vemuri Murthy president — 3 key notes

    The Chicago Medical Society appointed anesthesiologist Vemuri Murthy, MD, its 169th president, the Chicago Tribune reports.  By Eric Oliver -
  1. Presence Surgery Center's Denise Felker wins H.O.P.E. award: 4 notes

    Joliet, Ill.-based Presence Saint Joseph Medical Center awarded Denise Felker the H.O.P.E. award, according to The Herald-News.  By Mary Rechtoris -
  2. Repealing North Carolina's CON laws would increases rural ASC count to 99: 5 key points

    Arlington, Va.-based The Mercatus Center researchers analyzed North Carolina's certificate-of-need regulations and how stripping these laws could benefit the state, according to The Daily Record.  By Mary Rechtoris -
  3. City officials reaffirm support of Medical University of South Carolina's pediatric ambulatory campus: 4 key points

    North Charleston officials reached a unanimous decision to support Medical University of South Carolina's pediatric ambulatory campus in Charleston, according to The Post and Courier.  By Mary Rechtoris -
  4. ASC leader to know: Dr. R. Blake Curd of Surgical Management Professionals

    South Dakota Senator R. Blake Curd, MD, R-12, is chairman of Surgical Management Professionals' board of directors. Surgical Management Professionals acquires, manages and develops ASCs and physician-owned hospitals.  By Mary Rechtoris -
  5. Regulatory approval, CE marking & more — 3 GI company key notes

    Here are three updates on GI companies from the past week:  By Eric Oliver -
  6. Monthly gastroenterologist feedback positively impacts colonoscopy quality, study says

    A study, published in Gastroenterology and Hepatology, examined how feedback impacted quality measures.  By Eric Oliver -
  7. 25+ ASCs with total hip replacements

    Here are 25 surgery centers where surgeons perform total hip replacements.  By Laura Dyrda -
  8. Eye center owner pleads guilty to billing fraud: 4 key notes

    Vincent Gamuzza, OD, a New Jersey-based optometrist, pled guilty to healthcare fraud in a federal court earlier this week, according to a Penn Live report.   By Laura Dyrda -
  9. Former Virginia eye center administrator indicted in embezzlement case: 5 things to know

    A federal grand jury indicted Williamsburg, Va.-based Cullom Eye and Laser Center's former administrator for alleged embezzlement, according to the Williamsburg Yorktown Daily.  By Laura Dyrda -

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