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  1. 10 key elements of the AHCA: 30 statistics on the Democrat-Republican divide

    Democrats and Republicans assess the American Health Care Act differently — both in Congress and among voters. The Kaiser Family Foundation conducted a poll to see where people stand on a number of issues related to the new healthcare bill. By Laura Dyrda -
  2. VIP Surgical Center to open its doors: 3 things to know

    VIP Surgical Center will start seeing patients later this month in Conroe, Texas, according to Community Impact.  By Mary Rechtoris -
  3. MIS vs. open back surgery in ASCs: 6 takeaways on which method yields superior outcomes

    Researchers conducted a study on how full-endoscopic assisted lumbar discectomy fared in the ASC setting compared to other spine surgery methods.  By Mary Rechtoris -

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  1. AJRR launches patient risk factor data for hip, knee replacements

    The American Joint Replacement Registry released new specifications concerning collecting data on hip and knee replacement patients.  By Mary Rechtoris -
  2. Senate confirms Seema Verma as CMS administrator: 5 points

    The Senate voted in favor of President Donald Trump's pick to lead CMS  — Seema Verma, according to USA Today.  By Mary Rechtoris -
  3. Surgical Notes launches RCM solutions for ASCs — 5 details

    Dallas-based Surgical Notes' recently launched revenue management solution, SNBilling, offers ASCs personalized billing services.  By Adam Schrag -
  4. ASA's 5 patient steps to ensure optimal surgical outcomes

    To highlight all parties' roles in ensuring patient safety, the ASA has offered pre-surgery suggestions for patients to be aware of before undergoing surgery.  By Adam Schrag -

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  1. 11 statistics and benchmarks for gastroenterology in ASCs

    Here are 11 key statistics on gastroenterology in ASCs. By Laura Dyrda -
  2. Nobilis Health closes $13.3M acquisition of Hamilton Vein Center

    Houston-based Nobilis Health closed its acquisition of Hamilton Vein Center in Sugar Land, Texas.  By Laura Dyrda -
  3. Physicians responsible for some variation in healthcare spending — but is it justified? 5 key points

    A report recently published in JAMA Internal Medicine shows how spending more on individual physicians doesn't necessarily lead to better outcomes; a report in the Harvard Business Review examined why.  By Laura Dyrda -
  4. ASCA partners with American Joint Replacement Registry for outpatient total joint data: 5 key notes

    The Ambulatory Surgery Center Association partnered with the American Joint Replacement Registry to encourage ASCA membership to use the registry. By Laura Dyrda -
  1. SurgCenter Developments opens 100th operational center; Tenet Q4 net losses total $79M & more—5 ASC company notes

    Here are five notes on ASC management companies to note:  By Mary Rechtoris -
  2. CBO: AHCA to cost 24M health coverage by 2026

    The Congressional Budget Office, composed of non-partisan analysts, estimate the American Health Care Act will cost 14 million more Americans their insurance in 2018 compared to the ACA, as reported by CNN Politics.  By Megan Wood -
  3. Axis Healthcare Partners teams up with ANF Group on 19-sq-ft ASC: 4 things to know

    Florida-based Axis Health Partners joint-ventured with Davie, Fla.-based ANF Group on Cypress Creek Medical Pavilion, which will include an ASC, in Fort Lauderdale, Fla., according to South Florida Business Journal.  By Mary Rechtoris -
  4. SurgCenter Development hits 100 centers with Grand Rapids Surgical Suites opening: 4 notes

    Pismo Beach, Calif.-based SurgCenter Development opened Grand Rapids (Mich.) Surgical Suites, marking the management's company 100th operational center.  By Mary Rechtoris -
  5. Trump picks Dr. Scott Gottlieb as FDA commissioner: 5 things to know

    President Donald Trump selected Scott Gottlieb, MD, a physician well-seasoned in government service, as FDA commissioner, according to Medscape.  By Mary Rechtoris -
  6. Why the hospital acquired infection market continues to grow — 5 key points

    The hospital acquired infection control market reached $16 billion in 2016 and will continue to grow thanks to several factors.  By Adam Schrag -
  7. ACA vs. AHCA: Tax credit benefits — 5 things to know

    The American Health Care Act is expected to impact millions of Americans' premium tax credits based on their age, income and location, according to KFF.  By Adam Schrag -
  8. Nobilis reports 24.7% revenue increase in 2016, but misses profitability goal: 5 things to know

    Nobilis Healthcare reported a 13.2 percent increase in fourth quarter revenue and 24.7 percent increase in full year 2016 revenue. By Laura Dyrda -
  9. How a CRNA-led anesthesia group plans to grow: 5 key notes

    Two certified registered nurse anesthetists, Frank Grasso, CRNA, and Kyle Griffith, CRNA, founded G & G Anesthesia and they're preparing for growth, according to a River Bender report. By Laura Dyrda -

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