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  1. Patients say CDC opioid guidelines hurting pain care quality: 8 insights

    A survey from Pain News Network, conducted with the support of the International Pain Foundation, asked patients their thoughts on the CDC's new opioid prescribing guidelines.  By Eric Oliver -
  2. 3 experts share advice to combat challenging Joint Commission standards

    After The Joint Commission announced its 10 most challenging standards for 2016, it had three Joint Commission experts offer guidelines focused on the three most violated practices.  By Eric Oliver -
  3. Theranos paying Arizona residents $4.65M, won't operate lab for two years: 4 key notes

    Theranos reached an agreement with the Arizona Attorney General's office to reimburse Arizona residents the $4.65 million they paid for Theranos blood testing services from 2013 to 2016.  By Eric Oliver -

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  1. University of Nebraska creates autonomous colonoscopy robot: 3 key notes

    Researchers from the University of Nebraska-Lincoln created an autonomous colonoscopy robot, the Daily Nebraskan reports.  By Eric Oliver -
  2. A call to action — FDA encouraging development of new IBS therapies: 4 key notes

    There's a great medical need for new therapies aimed at treating irritable bowel syndrome, according to FDA gastroenterologist Tara Altepeter, MD.  By Eric Oliver -
  3. Crohn's disease hospitalizations stable between 2003 & 2013 — 5 insights from the CDC

    According to data released by the CDC, Crohn's disease-related hospitalizations remained stable between 2003 and 2013 despite new therapies aimed at reducing remission and hospitalizations.  By Eric Oliver -
  4. UroLife designates Midtown Urology Associates a UroLife Center of Excellence: 3 insights

    UroLife designated Austin, Texas-based Midtown Urology Associates a UroLife Center of Excellence because of the proficiency of Michael Trotter, MD.   By Eric Oliver -

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  1. Insurers scramble as ACA deadline day nears: 6 key notes

    As April 30 draws closer, payers have to decide whether or not they'll offer plans through the ACA marketplace, Bloomberg reports.  By Eric Oliver -
  2. WHO Surgical Safety Checklist reduces postsurgical deaths: 2 study insights

    A study published in the Annals of Surgery examined how the World Health Organization's Surgical Safety Checklist affected postsurgical deaths.  By Eric Oliver -
  3. Orthopedists, ophthalmologists, gastroenterologists, general surgeons, ENT: Who has the ACA helped most? 15 statistics

    The ACA and health insurance exchanges have had varying impact on specialist patient volume and income. Here are key comparisons from the Medscape Physician Compensation Report 2017 showing who was impacted most by the ACA and who could lose in the event of repeal. By Laura Dyrda -
  4. 6 trends in imaging use, RVU rates from 2001 to 2014

    A study published in Health Affairs examined imaging use as a driver of healthcare costs, tracking trends for Medicare Part B patients from 2001 to 2014. By Laura Dyrda -
  1. UnitedHealth Q1 revenues total $48.7B: 5 things to know

    UnitedHealth Group had substantial revenue gains in the first quarter of fiscal year 2017.  By Mary Rechtoris -
  2. HAI control market to surpass $82.9B by 2020 at 8.5% CAGR: 5 key points

    The hospital-acquired infection control market is set to substantially expand through 2020, a Persistence Market Research report found, according to medGadget.  By Mary Rechtoris -
  3. Rendina Healthcare Real Estate starts construction on Cleveland Clinic outpatient facility: 4 points

    Jupiter, Fla.-based Rendina Healthcare Real Estate broke ground on the Cleveland Clinic outpatient facility in Coral Gables, Fla., on April 3, according to South Florida Business Journal.  By Mary Rechtoris -
  4. HCA projects Q1 net income to total $659M; 2 Tenet executives receive awards & more — 5 ASC company notes

    Here are five updates on ASC companies from the past week.  By Mary Rechtoris -
  5. 24 things to know about joint ventures: Examining partnerships, risk and results in 2017

    As reimbursement practices continue to tighten, joint venture ASCs have become commonplace in the industry with physicians and hospitals partnering to reap the benefits.  By Eric Oliver -
  6. Payment Model Technical Advisory Committee approves Project Sonar as an alternative payment model

    The Physician-Focused Payment Model Technical Advisory Committee recently completed its two-day public meeting to deliberate and vote on three proposals for physician-focused payment models.  By Eric Oliver -
  7. 17 outpatient facilities achieving accreditation — March 2017

    Here are 17 centers that either earned accreditation or reaccreditation in the month of March.  By Eric Oliver -
  8. University of Arizona researchers making dual-view endoscope: 3 key notes

    Tucson-based University of Arizona gastroenterologist Bhaskar Banerjee, MD, and colleagues are creating a dual-view endoscope to improve physician vision during colonoscopy, Arizona Public Media reports.  By Eric Oliver -
  9. 10 facts on gastroenterologists compensation, benefits and regional salary breakdown

    Medscape released "Gastroenterologist Physician Compensation Report 2017."  By Eric Oliver -

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