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  1. TJR volume positively impacts hospital performance under CMS quality metrics — 3 insights

    A study, in The Journal of Arthroplasty, examined whether high-volume joint replacement hospitals performed better than low-volume centers under CMS' quality metrics.  By Eric Oliver -
  2. The Joint Commission awards 3 John M. Eisenberg Safety and Quality Awards

    The Joint Commission along with the National Quality Forum named three recipients of their annual John M. Eisenberg Patient Safety and Quality Awards.  By Eric Oliver -
  3. Drs. James Weber, Eric Shah & more: 3 GI physicians making news

    Here are three gastroenterologists making headlines during the week of June 19, 2017.  By Eric Oliver -

How clean is clean?

Learn key strategies for environmental cleanliness in the ambulatory setting.
  1. Exact Sciences teams up with PGA golfer Jerry Kelly — 3 key notes

    Exact Sciences announced a partnership with professional golfer Jerry Kelly to promote Cologuard.  By Eric Oliver -
  2. 8 ASC industry leaders to note

    Here are eight ASC industry leaders Becker's ASC Review profiled between June 13 and June 22.  By Mary Rechtoris -
  3. 4 legislative updates for ASC leaders to note

    Here are four legislative updates for ASC leaders to note from May and June.  By Mary Rechtoris -
  4. Frantz EyeCare gives back through free cataract procedures at ASC: 4 things to know

    Fort Myers, Fla.-based Frantz EyeCare providers will offer free cataract surgeries to residents.  By Mary Rechtoris -

Slow down while speeding up

Learn the impacts of operational efficiency while maintaining a culture of safety.
  1. 5 takeaways on stress levels among physicians, APs

    A Cejka Search and VITAL WorkLife Solutions survey polled 555 physicians and advanced practitioners about their stress levels.  By Mary Rechtoris -
  2. Safety culture expert: 3 things to do instead of making accreditation reports public

    Safety culture expert Christina Thielst penned a column on Multi Briefs about CMS' proposal to make accreditation findings publically available.  By Eric Oliver -
  3. 5 key points on Iowa's Medicare Outpatient Observation Notice

    Iowa officials instated a new Medicare Outpatient Observation Notice that informs patients whether they are considered outpatient once they leave the hospitals' doors, according to Mitchell County Press News.  By Mary Rechtoris -
  4. ASC leader to know: Jeff Peacock of Rochester Ambulatory Surgery Center

    Jeff Peacock is the executive director of Rochester (N.Y.) Ambulatory Surgery Center, a position he has held since May 2011. The multispecialty ASC has eight operating rooms.  By Mary Rechtoris -
  1. Great Lakes Plastic Surgery Center adds physician assistant: 3 takeaways

    Traverse City, Mich.-based Great Lakes Plastic Surgery Center added physician assistant Emily Hedley to its staff, according to Traverse City Record Eagle.  By Mary Rechtoris -
  2. Top 10 Medicare ASC procedures by spending

    The following 10 Medicare procedures had the most spending in ASCs in 2016, based on the VMG Health 2017 Intellimarker: Multi-Specialty ASC Study.  By Mary Rechtoris -
  3. ASGE recognizes Springfield Regional Outpatient Center & more: 3 GI practices in the news

    Here are three gastroenterology practices making news:  By Eric Oliver -
  4. Potentially infected scope at Kaiser Permanente facility puts 23 colonoscopy patients at risk — 5 key notes

    Twenty-three patients at Kaiser Permanente's Largo (Md.) Medical Center were treated with an improperly sterilized scope during their colonoscopy or upper endoscopy procedure, Fox 5 reports.  By Eric Oliver -
  5. Gastroenterology awards first editorial fellowship to Dr. Eric Shah — 4 insights

    Gastroenterology's board of editors named Eric Shah, MD, a University of Michigan at Ann Arbor second year fellow, the first recipient of the journal's editorial fellowship program.  By Eric Oliver -
  6. Dallas PRP and Stem Cell Institute joins Orthopedic and Back Pain Centers of America: 4 key notes

    Atlanta-based Orthopedic and Back Pain Centers of America added Dallas PRP and Stem Cell Institute to its network.  By Laura Dyrda -
  7. 7 things for ASC leaders to know for Thursday — June 22, 2017

    Here are seven updates:  By Mary Rechtoris -
  8. 3 key thoughts from American Association of Nurse Anesthetists incoming president Bruce Weiner

    Bruce Weiner, a certified registered nurse anesthetist, took office as American Association of Nurse Anesthetists president-elect in 2016 and will assume the role of president in September 2017. As the healthcare industry adapts to changes coming down the pipeline, Mr. Weiner believes CRNAs have an important role to play in providing excellent care to patients during a time of much uncertainty.  By Mary Rechtoris -
  9. Why ASC administrators should make rounds — 8 tips to make your rounding program a success

    Pinnacle III's Director of Operations Jebby Matthew offered 8 tips for ASC administrators on patient/family interaction, in a blog post.  By Eric Oliver -

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