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  1. Payer, hospital contract dispute leaves thousands of Arizonans without coverage — 5 key notes

    A contract dispute between Health Net and Arizona-based Dignity Health has left approximately 5,000 Arizonans without coverage, The Arizona Republic reports.  By Eric Oliver -
  2. American Association of Nurse Anesthetists: Medicare contractor rule prevents nurse anesthetists from getting paid in 12 states

    A new payment rule prevents nurse anesthetists from getting paid in a dozen states, according to a lawsuit from the American Association of Nurse Anesthetists, Cook CountyRecord reports.  By Eric Oliver -
  3. Shoreline Surgery Center hosts 1st Gramercy Extremity Orthopedics Bone Screw, GEO CART surgery: 5 key points

    Peter A. Blume, DPM, performed the first surgery using Gramercy Extremity Orthopedics' Bone Screw and GEO CART systems at Shoreline Surgery Center in Guilford, Conn.  By Laura Dyrda -

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  1. Unnecessary tests, treatment increased this LA practice's complication risk by 29%, cost of care by 7%

    Kaiser Health News reports clinicians waste a large sum of money and risk patient harm when they order unnecessary tests and treatments.  By Mary Rechtoris -
  2. California's universal single-payer healthcare system would cost $400B annually: 4 insights

    A group of California legislators are pushing forward a bill, the Healthy California Act, which would create a single-payer healthcare system in the state.  By Mary Rechtoris -
  3. ASC leader to know: Bill Horne of Laser Spine Institute

    Bill Horne is the board chairman of Laser Spine Institute. Mr. Horne's interest in the spine field stemmed from his own experience dealing with chronic back pain. He underwent minimally invasive spine surgery to combat the pain. This experience drove him to pursue a career with Laser Spine Institute.  By Mary Rechtoris -
  4. 10 facts on stroke in the US

    May marks American Stroke Month, aiming to bring awareness to strokes, the fifth leading cause of deaths in the U.S., according to Wallethub data.  By Mary Rechtoris -

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  1. Stolen vehicle crashes into Pennsylvania surgery center: 4 key notes

    A man crashed a stolen pickup truck into Saint Vincent Surgery Center in Erie, Pa. on May 22, according to Go Erie.com.  By Mary Rechtoris -
  2. NJ administrators expect Allergan to make $385M+ impact over 20 years & more: 4 GI companies in the news

    Here are four GI companies in the headlines from the past week.  By Mary Rechtoris -
  3. Georgia medical campus with ASC expected to have $185M impact: 4 points

    A new medical campus, featuring an ASC, will offer Georgia residents medical services in Ellenwood, according to South Metro Neighbor.  By Mary Rechtoris -
  4. Failing to complete antisepsis protocols increases mortality rates

    When providers do not adhere to antisepsis protocols, they put patients' lives at risk, according to STAT.  By Mary Rechtoris -
  1. Transforming the culture of medical error disclosure: 4 takeaways

    To learn how to improve physician error disclosure rates, researchers could benefit from looking into social psychology literature, according to a new study published in Medical Education.    By Mary Rechtoris -
  2. Georgia's largest payer to stay in ACA exchange — for now

    A Blue Cross Blue Shield of Georgia spokesperson said the payer plans to offer plans in the state's exchange but these plans may change based on negotiations between the payer and the state, according to AJC.com.  By Mary Rechtoris -
  3. Trump's proposed budget includes $800B Medicaid cuts: 4 things to know

    President Donald Trump is proposing a budget that will cut Medicaid by $800 billion, according to CNN.  By Mary Rechtoris -
  4. Franciscan Surgery Center allows 8 surgeons to invest in center through equity offering: 3 points

    Indianapolis-based Franciscan Surgery Center, an affiliate of Mishawaka, Ind.-based Franciscan Health, issued an equity offering to eight surgeons, according to Indianapolis Business Journal.  By Mary Rechtoris -
  5. Envision Physician Services acquires Georgia emergency medicine group: 4 things to know

    Envision Healthcare's physician services division acquired Lawrenceville, Ga.-based emergency medicine group practice Gwinnett Emergency Specialists.  By Mary Rechtoris -
  6. ASC leader to know: Kelly O'Brien of Medarva Stony Point Surgery Center

    Kelly A. O'Brien, chief operating officer of Richmond, Va.-based Medarva Stony Point Surgery Center, spoke with Richmond Times-Dispatch about her healthcare career and what inspires her.  By Mary Rechtoris -
  7. HCA Gulf Coast Division names Sean Burnett VP of marketing: 5 takeaways

    Houston-based HCA Gulf Coast Division appointed Sean Burnett vice president of marketing.  By Mary Rechtoris -
  8. CMS delays bundled payment program until January 2018 — 4 key notes

    CMS postponed the start date of its mandatory bundled payment models and amendments to the existing Comprehensive Care for Joint Replacement program from Oct.1, 2017, to Jan. 1, 2018, Medscape reports.  By Eric Oliver -
  9. Maine co-op overcomes $90M deficit — 3 key notes

    Maine's Community Health Options co-op had a $3.7 million surplus in the first quarter of fiscal year 2017 after sustaining nearly $90 million in operating losses the previous two years, Maine Public reports.  By Eric Oliver -

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