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  1. Growth of Medicare-certified ASCs from 2000 to 2016: 8 statistics

    The number of Medicare-certified ASCs has increased substantially from 2000 to 2016, with growth slowing in recent years, according to VMG Health's Multi-Specialty ASC Study Intellimarker 2017.  By Mary Rechtoris -
  2. ASC leader to know: Dr. Jay Yepuri of Texas Ambulatory Surgery Center Society

    Jay Yepuri, MD, is the president of the Texas Ambulatory Surgery Center and serves on the organization's board of directors. Board certified in gastroenterology, Dr. Yepuri is a partner at Dallas-based Digestive Health Associates of Texas.  By Mary Rechtoris -
  3. 3 new GI-driven ASCs & outpatient facilities — May 2017

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

How clean is clean?

Learn key strategies for environmental cleanliness in the ambulatory setting.
  1. Valeant adds billionaire hedge fund manager to board — 3 key notes

    Valeant Pharmaceuticals added billionaire hedge fund manager John Paulson to its board of directors.  By Eric Oliver -
  2. 8 insights from Catherine Sayers about running an endoscopy center

    Pinnacle III Director of Operations Catherine Sayers offered eight best practices to improve patient access and increase patient volume in endoscopy centers in a blog post.  By Eric Oliver -
  3. How to develop successful leaders: Amanda Hawkins of The Surgery Center of Charleston shares insights

    Amanda Hawkins, RN, of The Surgery Center of Charleston (N.C.) shares her thoughts on developing leaders in ASCs.  By Mackenzie Garrity -
  4. Surgery Partners merges subsidiary, prices $370M senior note offering: 4 things to know

    Surgery Partners' wholly owned subsidiary SP Finco will be merged into Surgery Center Holdings for $370 million.  By Laura Dyrda -

Slow down while speeding up

Learn the impacts of operational efficiency while maintaining a culture of safety.
  1. SurgCenter Development completes 20,000th TJR; Medical Facilities Corp. shares fall 5% since Britt Reynolds' departure & more

    Here are five updates on ASC management companies to note from the past week.  By Mary Rechtoris -
  2. Mississippi Valley Health CEO Michael Patterson on the most pressing issues facing ASCs today and in the future

    Growth, value-based care and payer reimbursement are some of the most pressing issues Michael J. Patterson, president and CEO of Davenport, Iowa-based Mississippi Valley Health, believes the ASC industry is facing.  By Eric Oliver -
  3. What ASCs can do to correct The Joint Commission's most violated standard

    Infection control was the most cited area plaguing ambulatory healthcare in 2016, but The Joint Commission's Infection Control Specialist Lisa Waldowski shared methods to address it in Ambulatory Buzz.  By Eric Oliver -
  4. Tennessee Surgery Center adds two providers — 3 insights

    Chattanooga, Tenn.-based Erlanger Health System is adding Daniel Robert Cronk, Jr., MD, and Rachel Newmyer, RN, to its Metabolic and Bariatric Surgery Center, the Times Free Press reports.  By Eric Oliver -
  1. 20k TJRs for SurgCenter — ASC developer reaches milestone

    SurgCenter Development completed its 20,000th joint replacement since launching its joint replacement program in 2013.  By Eric Oliver -
  2. Exact Sciences pockets $238M from secondary stock sale — 3 key notes

    Exact Sciences sold an additional 7 million shares for a gross proceeds of $245 million, the Wisconsin State Journal reports.  By Eric Oliver -
  3. ASGE recognizes Ohio surgery center — 4 insights

    The American Society for Gastrointestinal Endoscopy recognized Springfield (Ohio) Regional Outpatient Center for its work promoting endoscopy, the Springfield News-Sun reports.  By Eric Oliver -
  4. 5 most read GI/endoscopy stories: June 12 — June 16, 2017

    Here are the five most popular gastroenterology and endoscopy stories for the week of June 12 to June 16, 2017.  By Eric Oliver -
  5. 7 things for ASC leaders to know for Monday — June 19, 2017

    Here are seven things ASC leaders should know for June 19, 2017.  By Eric Oliver -
  6. Fire breaks out at Virginia building with ASC: 5 things to know

    A fire broke out at Charlottesville, Va.-based Sentara Martha Jefferson Outpatient Care Center, causing the building's ASC to shut its doors temporarily, according to Daily Progress.  By Mary Rechtoris -
  7. Congressman Matt Gaetz visits Fort Walton Beach Medical Center's ASC: 3 points

    Representative Matt Gaetz, R-Fla., toured Okaloosa County, Fla., and made several stops during his one-day visit, according to  By Mary Rechtoris -
  8. ASC leader to know: Lisa Rock of National Medical Billing Services

    Lisa Rock has served as president of National Medical Billing Services since 2003. NMBS is one of the largest U.S. ASC billing companies.  By Mary Rechtoris -
  9. What Britt Reynolds' departure could mean for Medical Facilities Corp.'s shares

    Britt Reynolds, former president and CEO of Medical Facilities Corp., left the company and stepped down as a board member earlier in June. Investors weighed in on how the departure could impact MFC shares, according to Argus Leader.  By Mary Rechtoris -

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