Today's Top 20 Stories
  1. Banner Health: Tucson ASC, other projects will offset financial setbacks

    Phoenix-based Banner Health is losing millions of dollars in Tucson, Ariz. However, company officials say the health system plans to offset the losses through a series of projects in the area, according to tuscon.com.  By Mary Rechtoris -
  2. Number of Medicare ASCs in 14 key specialties

    There are double the number of single specialty Medicare-certified ASCs as there are multispecialty ASCs, according to the MedPAC 2017 Annual Report. There were 2,878 single specialty ASCs and 1,802 multispecialty ASCs. By Laura Dyrda -
  3. Top 20 Medicare procedures in ASCs by volume

    The top 20 highest volume procedures for Medicare patients in ASCs account for 70.4 percent of the total Medicare patient volume. By Laura Dyrda -

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  1. Reverse total shoulder replacement outcomes: 6 key notes for 12.5 year follow-ups

    A new study published in the Journal of Bone and Joint Surgery examines long term outcomes for reverse total shoulder replacement. By Laura Dyrda -
  2. 8 trends in physician wait times — Midsized markets have 32.8% longer waits than major metro areas

    A study released from Merritt Hawkins, an AMN Healthcare company, reports physician wait times are growing longer. By Laura Dyrda -
  3. 7 things for ASC leaders to know for Monday — March 20, 2017

    Here are seven things to know for March 20, 2017.  By Eric Oliver -
  4. 11 statistics and benchmarks for ophthalmology in ASCs

    Here are 11 statistics and benchmarks about eye surgery in ASCs. By Laura Dyrda -

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  1. Drs. J. Sumner Bell, Marc Sonenshine & more: 7 GI physicians in the headlines — March 17, 2017

    Here are seven gastroenterologists making headlines the week of March 17, 2017.  By Eric Oliver -
  2. 65% of US patients see physicians receiving industry payments — 5 points

    Berlin, Germany-based Springer published a survey assessing how many Americans see physician who accept industry payments and how many patients are aware of this fact.  By Mary Rechtoris -
  3. KHN: 3 patients blinded from experimental stem cell treatment

    An experimental stem cell treatment blinded three patients, a report published in New England Journal of Medicine found, according to Kaiser Health News.  By Mary Rechtoris -
  4. 5 things to know about SurgCenter Development's 2 Founding Principals — Dr. Gregory George & Sean O'Neal

    Gregory George, MD, PhD and Sean O'Neal teamed up on plans to open an ASC management company in 1993, with Pismo Beach, Calif.-based SurgCenter Development fully launching in 2002.  By Mary Rechtoris -
  1. Texas bracing for Medicaid cuts: 6 key notes

    If the American Health Care Act becomes law, it could largely affect Texas' Medicaid beneficiaries, NPR reports.  By Eric Oliver -
  2. 5 key points on Trump's budget proposal — Slashes HHS spending by 17.9 percent

    Under President Donald Trump's budget proposal, healthcare industry funding will take a significant hit in overall spending, according to The Washington Post.  By Mary Rechtoris -
  3. ACA enrollment falls 1.6M below Obama administration's projections: 4 notes

    For 2017, an estimated 12.2 million Americans bought ACA coverage, missing the Obama administration's projections by 1.6 million people, according to Kaiser Health News.  By Mary Rechtoris -
  4. Dr. Kenton Allen elected to New Hampshire Medical Society Council: 4 key notes

    The New Hampshire Medical Society elected Kenton Allen, MD, into its organizations. Dr. Allen is one of its young physician members.  By Eric Oliver -
  5. 6 things to note about hand hygiene compliance

    Hand hygiene compliance is integral to lowering healthcare-acquired infections around the globe, which are costly and can have serious health repercussions for patients.  By Mary Rechtoris -
  6. IBS drug Viberzi increases fatal pancreatitis risk for gallbladder-less patients: 5 things to know

    The FDA issued a communication claiming Viberzi — a medicine used for patients with irritable bowel syndrome with diarrhea — could increase pancreatitis risk in patients without gallbladders.  By Eric Oliver -
  7. Healthcare management master's programs on the rise: 3 fast facts

    Healthcare management master's degree programs are rising in popularity, U.S. News & World Report reports.  By Eric Oliver -
  8. Illinois ASC to close after health system acquisition, 2 years of $1M+ losses: 5 key notes

    Ambulatory Care Center for Excellence in Surgical Services in Danville, Ill., will close at the end of the month, according to a report from The News-Gazette. By Laura Dyrda -
  9. 12 outpatient facilities achieving accreditation — February 2017

    Here are 12 centers that either earned accreditation or reaccreditation.  By Eric Oliver -

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