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  1. 2 new GI-driven ASCs & facilities — February 2017

    Here are two new ASCs and facilities offering GI services.  By Eric Oliver -
  2. Florida bill would allow optometrist to perform eye surgery: 5 insights

    Florida's House Health Quality Subcommittee approved HB 1037, allowing optometrists to perform certain eye surgeries, Saint Peters Blog reports.  By Eric Oliver -
  3. Staffing Industry Analysts names AMN Healthcare CEO Susan Salka to fall of fame: 3 insights

    Mountain View, Calif.-based Staffing Industry Analysts named San Diego-based AMN Healthcare CEO Susan Salka in its inaugural hall of fame class.  By Eric Oliver -

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  1. Paul Ryan says policymakers will refine AHCA: 6 insights

    Speaker of the House Paul Ryan, R-Wis., said Republicans legislators are revising the American Health Care Act to lock down more votes for the proposal, CBS News reports.  By Eric Oliver -
  2. DOJ argues Anthem, Cigna merger monopolistic in nature: 3 key notes

    The U.S. Department of Justice filed a brief on March 13, 2017, arguing the potential merger between Bloomfield, Conn.-based Cigna and Indianapolis-based Anthem would result in increased prices to consumers and hampered innovation in the market, the CT Mirror reports.  By Eric Oliver -
  3. SurgCenter Development partners with Miami Surgical Suites: 5 key points

    Pismo Beach, Calif.-based SurgCenter Development teamed up with Miami Surgical Suites to open its 13th operational center in Florida.  By Mary Rechtoris -
  4. Physician spending not correlated to patient outcomes: 3 points

    JAMA Internal Medicine published a study finding higher-spending physicians yield comparable outcomes to their lower-spending counterparts.  By Mary Rechtoris -

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  1. 6 key points about central line-associated bloodstream infections

    Central line-associated bloodstream infections are dangerous and often quite costly, with health systems spanning the nation working to combat these infections.  By Mary Rechtoris -
  2. SourceMed partners with Casetabs for efficient ASC communication: 5 key notes

    SourceMed, a company focused on providing end-to-end technology solutions and revenue cycle services for ASCs, partnered with Casetabs, the creator of a cloud-based application to streamline surgical case coordination. By Laura Dyrda -
  3. 5 key notes comparing patient specific & standard instrumentation for total knee replacement

    A new study published in the Journal of Bone and Joint Surgery examines the efficacy of patient specific instruments for total knee replacement. By Laura Dyrda -
  4. 7 things for ASC leaders to know for Thursday — March 16, 2017

    Here are seven updates for ASC leaders to note:  By Mary Rechtoris -
  1. Judge rules ASC should have access to malpractice insurer data to discover potential bias: 5 things to know

    U.S. Magistrate Judge Jeffrey Cole will allow a Chicago-based ASC to pursue documents from the American Physicians Assurance Corp. — the medical malpractice insurer that worked with the center after a 2003 incident at the center that lead to a malpractice suit — to discover whether the company had an incentive in place that worked against the center's best interest, according to a Chicago Daily Law Bulletin report.  By Eric Oliver -
  2. Medacta helps hospitals and surgeons go 'all in' on outpatient orthopedics: 3 notes

    As outpatient orthopedic procedures continue to increase, San Diego-based Medacta has reengineered its joint and spine surgery platforms for outpatient and same-day surgery facilities.  By Eric Oliver -
  3. 11 ways to start a safety culture in anesthesia

    After a recent sentinel event alert, Jackson, Mich.-based Anesthesia Business Consultants President and CEO Tony Mira penned a blog post helping anesthesiologists develop a safety-based culture through 11 implementable practices.  By Eric Oliver -
  4. Board to consider independent physicians proposal for ASC in Vermont: 5 things to know

    The Green Mountain Care (Vt.) Board set a hearing date regarding an application that independent physicians filed two years ago to build an ASC in Colchester, Vt., according to VtDigger.  By Mary Rechtoris -
  5. Florida Senate approves 24-hour stays in ASCs: 5 notes

    Florida Senate ruled in favor of House Bill 145, which permits overnight stays at ASCs, according to Flagerlive.com.  By Mary Rechtoris -
  6. 7 points on Americans' awareness on key ACA provisions

    With Republicans launching their American Health Care Act, Kaiser Family Foundation polled the public about their knowledge on key ACA provisions as the replacement plan may impact many key elements.  By Mary Rechtoris -
  7. SurveyVitals acquires Novaetus — 5 takeaways

    Healthcare analytics company SurveyVitals of Springtown, Texas, acquired Novi, Mich.-based Novaetus, a CAHPS vendor.  By Adam Schrag -
  8. 30 statistics on ASC payer mix as a percentage of collections

    Here are statistics on the average payer mix at ASCs as a percentage of collections, according to the VMG Health 2016 Intellimarker Multi-Specialty ASC Study. By Laura Dyrda -
  9. Avera Sacred Heart Hospital acquires Lewis & Clark Specialty Hospital: 5 key notes

    Avera Sacred Heart Hospital acquired Lewis & Clark Specialty Hospital, both in Yankton, S.D., according to a Yankton Daily Press & Dakotan.  By Laura Dyrda -

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