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  1. 7 things for ASC leaders to know for Thursday — April 20, 2017

    Here are seven updates for ASC leaders to note:  By Mary Rechtoris -
  2. Envision Healthcare creates new physician services arm: 3 insights

    Envision Healthcare Corp. introduced Envision Physician Services on April 18.  By Eric Oliver -
  3. 2 new GI-driven ASCs & facilities — March 2017

    Here are two new ASCs and facilities offering GI services.  By Eric Oliver -

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  1. Utah pain practice touts new office, physician: 3 key notes

    St. George, Utah-based Desert Pain Specialists is opening a second office in Cedar City, Utah, and adding Ryan Workman, MD, to its staff, St. George News reports.  By Eric Oliver -
  2. CMS wants accrediting organizations to post surveys online to promote transparency: 3 key notes

    CMS wants national accrediting organizations to post provider/supplier survey reports and plans of corrections for CMS-approved accreditation programs online.  By Eric Oliver -
  3. Kaiser Permanente Hawaii opens ASC: 5 key notes

    Honolulu-based Kaiser Permanente Hawaii opened a 9,444-square-foot ASC at Mapunapuna Medical Office on April 18.  By Eric Oliver -
  4. ASA urges Oregon to reinstate coverage for epidural steroid injections aimed at chronic health pain — 3 insights

    The American Society of Anesthesiologists is urging the Oregon Health Authority Health Evidence Review Committee to reconsider its ruling eliminating coverage for epidural steroid injections for patients with chronic back pain through the state's health programs.  By Eric Oliver -

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  1. UnitedHealthcare's Medicare, Medicaid businesses total 14.9M — Payer has 49.3M members

    UnitedHealthcare's Medicare and Medicaid businesses account for 30 percent of its total membership base, San Antonio Express-News reports.  By Eric Oliver -
  2. Humana introduces value-based orthopedic care model in Indiana, Kentucky for total joint procedures: 3 insights

    Humana is teaming with eight orthopedic groups in Indiana and Kentucky to introduce a value-based care model for total hip or knee replacements.  By Eric Oliver -
  3. Mayo Clinic testing colon cancer breathalyzer in clinical trial: 4 insights

    Rochester, Minn.-based Mayo Clinic is testing Owlstone Medical's ATLAS Headspace Sampler and Lonestar VOC Analyzer in a clinical trial evaluating bowel preparation, Business Weekly reports.  By Eric Oliver -
  4. Physician Partners of America opens multispecialty ASC: 3 notes

    Physician Partners of America held a ribbon cutting ceremony on March 15 for its Habana Ambulatory Surgery Center in Tampa, Fla.  By Mary Rechtoris -
  1. Telehealth use for Medicaid programs by state: 6 findings

    A Government Accountability Office report found individual state Medicaid programs use telehealth and remote patient monitoring services differently.  By Mary Rechtoris -
  2. Omaha VA hospital to house ambulatory care clinic — 5 notes

    The Department of Veterans affairs and nonprofit Veterans Ambulatory Center Development Corp. are teaming up to build an ambulatory care clinic within VA Nebraska-Western Iowa Health Care System in Omaha, Neb., according to Live Well Nebraska.  By Mary Rechtoris -
  3. 10 key points on malpractice premiums in 2016

    Malpractice premiums varied throughout the nation based on factors including specialty and patient volume in 2016, according to Medical Economics' "88th annual Physician Report."  By Mary Rechtoris -
  4. Humana seeks 10% increase for HMO, 11.6% increase for PPO in Arizona — 4 facts

    Humana filed a rate increase request for its small group preferred provider organization and its health maintenance organization in Arizona in 2018, according to Phoenix Business Journal.  By Mary Rechtoris -
  5. Rising surgical demand, increase in HAIs driving sepsis therapeutics market: 4 highlights

    The sepsis therapeutics market is set to expand over the next several years, a Transparency Market Research report found, according to medGadget.  By Mary Rechtoris -
  6. 5 states with the highest & lowest EHR adoption rate

    EHR adoption varies across the country, according to data from SK&A. States with the highest adoption rates are in the Midwest while four of the five states with the lowest adoption rate are on the East Coast. By Laura Dyrda -
  7. Southeastern Spine Institute recapitalizes with Candescent Partners: 5 key notes

    Mount Pleasant, S.C.-based Southeastern Spine Institute recently completed a recapitalization with Candescent Partners. By Laura Dyrda -
  8. Allergan, Mauna Kea Technologies & more — 5 updates on GI companies

    Here are five updates on GI companies from the past week.  By Mary Rechtoris -
  9. 133 orthopedics-driven ASCs to know | 2017

    Here are 133 ambulatory surgery centers that are driven by orthopedics cases.  By Staff -

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