Today's Top 20 Stories
  1. NP top starting salary hits $95.1k in this US region: 6 facts

    Salaries vary for nurse practitioners with zero to two years of experience throughout the United States, according to Physicians Practice 2017 Staff Survey.  By Mary Rechtoris -
  2. AAAASF hosts US Department of Commerce delegation — 3 insights

    The US Department of Commerce's Special American Business Internship Program visited The American Association for Accreditation of Ambulatory Surgery Centers on May 10.  By Eric Oliver -
  3. Study: US has healthy surplus of physicians

    A study published in JAMA is questioning the validity of American College of Surgeons' and Association of American Medical Colleges' reports stating the nation will face a shortage between 40,800 to 104,900 physicians by 2030, Healthcare Finance reports.  By Mary Rechtoris -

The new look of healthcare reimbursement

How to use the revenue cycle to navigate the self-funded market.
  1. Kaiser Permanente staying in ACA exchanges — 3 key notes

    Kaiser Permanente will continue to offer plans on the ACA exchanges through 2018, HealthPayer Intelligence reports.  By Eric Oliver -
  2. New York payer Oscar faring better in 2017, losses down $22.7M: 5 things to know

    New York insurer Oscar has a more positive outlook after narrowing its losses this year, according to Bloomberg.  By Mary Rechtoris -
  3. CMS streamlines ACA enrollment process — 4 insights

    CMS streamlined the ACA enrollment process to allow consumers applying for coverage through direct enrollment partners to complete their application on a single website.  By Eric Oliver -
  4. ACA enrollment stalls — Number of uninsured stops shrinking for first time since 2010

    For the first time since the 2010 passage of the ACA, the number of uninsured Americans has stalled, according to a CDC report.  By Eric Oliver -

How to choose your surgical gown?

Step-by-step guide to AAMI barrier protection standards.
  1. 8 statistics on uninsured adults with opioid addiction

    Opioid addiction is a pervasive problem in the United States, with a large portion of addicts lacking coverage.  By Mary Rechtoris -
  2. Healthcare IPOs down amid ACA uncertainty

    Healthcare companies seem to be resisting filing initial public offerings in the wake of uncertainty around the ACA, according to Market Watch. By Laura Dyrda -
  3. 7 things for ASC leaders to know for Thursday — May 18, 2017

    Here are seven updates for ASC leaders to note from the past week:  By Mary Rechtoris -
  4. Surgical hats not correlated to SSI risk: 4 things to know

    An analysis found surgeons' surgical hats are not tied to a higher risk for surgical site infection or surgical site occurrences that require procedural intervention, according to General Surgery News.  By Mary Rechtoris -
  1. Older physicians' patients yield higher mortality rates: 5 takeaways

    A study published in BMJ found when older physicians treated inpatients, those patients had a higher 30-day mortality than patients receiving treatment from younger physicians, according to Medscape.  By Mary Rechtoris -
  2. Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center's outpatient cancer center closer to completion: 4 points

    New York City-based Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center completed the steel construction phase of its new outpatient center — David H. Koch Center for Cancer Care, according to healthcare design.  By Mary Rechtoris -
  3. NYT: Former UnitedHealth Group executive speaks out over major payers gaming Medicare system: 7 takeaways

    Benjamin Poehling, former UnitedHealth Group official, said insurance companies have been working the system and taking billion of dollars from the Medicare Advantage system, in an interview with The New York Times.  By Mary Rechtoris -
  4. Laser Spine Institute Cleveland ASC welcomes new spine surgeon: 5 things to know

    Brad M. Picha, MD, joined Laser Spine Institute's Cleveland ambulatory surgery center. By Laura Dyrda -
  5. 6M+ Americans with pre-existing conditions may face premium spikes under American Health Care Act: 5 things to know

    A Kaiser Family Foundation analysis found more than 6 million U.S. patients with pre-existing conditions may have their premiums increased under the American Health Care Act, according to The Hill.  By Mary Rechtoris -
  6. Wisconsin surgery center closes after threat — 3 insights

    Aurora Surgical Center in Franklin, Wis. closed on May 17 after a woman called the facility threatening harm, Fox 6 reports.  By Eric Oliver -
  7. Plecanatide safe for irritable bowel syndrome with constipation — 4 insights

    A study presented at Digestive Disease Week 2017 examined plecanatide's safety and efficacy for irritable bowel syndrome with constipation.  By Eric Oliver -
  8. Colonoscopy device market expected to grow at 4.6% CAGR through 2021 — 4 insights

    Technavio analysts expect the colonoscopy device market to grow at a compound annual growth rate of 4.63 percent from 2017 to 2021.  By Eric Oliver -
  9. Hedge fund managers reducing stakes in Allergan — 5 key notes

    Six hedge fund managers reduced their funds position in Allergan during the first quarter of fiscal year 2017, Reuters reports.  By Eric Oliver -

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