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  1. Advanced Endoscopy Center plays host to senators & more: 3 GI practices in the news

    Here are three practices with gastroenterology services making news.  By Eric Oliver -
  2. State legislators visit Advanced Endoscopy Center — 3 insights

    New York State Senator Gustavo Rivera, D-33rd, and Assemblyman Jeffrey Dinowitz, D-81st, visited New York City-based Advanced Endoscopy Center on Aug. 10.  By Eric Oliver -
  3. Pentax launches slim linear endoscope — 4 key notes

    Pentax Medical Co., launched its slim linear ultrasound endoscope, EG-3270UK.  By Eric Oliver -

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  1. 7 things for ASC leaders to know for Thursday — Aug. 10, 2017

    Here are seven healthcare industry updates for ASC leaders to note:  By Mary Rechtoris -
  2. Buena Vista Surgery increases case volume by 10% by making it easier for physician offices to coordinate cases: 4 key takeaways

    It is well known in the ASC industry that the easier a center is to work with, the more desirable it is for physician offices to engage in business. As centers look for new ways to increase their desirability, and in turn pull in more cases, an often overlooked marketability area is surgical case coordination and communication.  By Dr. Raymond Raven, Medical Director, Buena Vista Surgery Center, Los Angeles, Calif. -
  3. MedHQ names new human resources director: 3 quick notes

    MedHQ, an HR, accounting and finance business services company specializing in the ASC market, hired Caitlin Scarpelli as director of human resources.  By Mary Rechtoris -
  4. 9 hospitals, health systems opening or planning ASCs — July 2017

    Here are nine hospitals and health systems that have opened or announced plans for ASCs in July.  By Eric Oliver -
  1. Mississippi Valley Surgery Center to proceed with $8M modernization project

    Mississippi Valley Surgery Center will be moving forward with the second phase of the center's long term growth plan.  By Laura Dyrda -
  2. HealthCare Appraisers updates Physician Employment Calculator: 5 key notes

    HealthCare Appraisers released the latest version of the Physician Employment Calculator.  By Laura Dyrda -
  3. Drs. James Lynch, John Anson 1st to use TiBOW MIS TLIF Expandable Spacer System — 4 insights

    James Lynch, MD, and John Anson, MD, were the first physicians to use Life Spine's TiBOW MIS TLIF Expandable Spacer System.  By Eric Oliver -
  4. Colorectal cancer death rates on the rise in adults — 5 insights

    Colorectal cancer death rates in 50-year-old adults sharply increased, according to a new study in JAMA, CNN reports.  By Eric Oliver -
  1. Allergan makes $4B in Q2 & more — 7 GI company key notes

    Here are seven updates on GI companies from the past week:  By Eric Oliver -
  2. Payers, gastroenterologists share excitement over JAK inhibitors — 5 key notes

    Payers and gastroenterologists expressed shared excitement for the potential Janus kinase inhibitors have in treating inflammatory bowel disease, according to a survey by Decision Resources Group.  By Eric Oliver -
  3. ASC leader to know: Nader Samii of National Medical Billing Services

    Nader Samii is the CEO of National Medical Billing Services, one of the largest ASC billing companies in the U.S. He was the co-founder and president of a healthcare revenue outscoring company, Ajuba International, prior to joining NMBS. Under his leadership, Ajuba International grew to nearly 2,000 employees from 2001 to 2009.  By Mary Rechtoris -
  4. Surgery Partners' Q2 losses hit $4.5M: 8 key points

    Surgery Partners CEO Michael Doyle said the company, like other healthcare management companies, had slower than usual utilization and an adverse payer mix, which affected its second quarter 2017 financial results.  By Mary Rechtoris -
  5. Are physicians 'annoyed' by empowered patients? 5 thoughts

    Empowered patients may be a nuisance for a handful of physicians and nurses, according to a Medscape poll.  By Mary Rechtoris -
  6. 82% of physician practices rank this regulatory issue as 'extremely burdensome'

    Regulatory changes can be particularly trying for physician groups, with many providers allocating more time and resources to meeting regulatory requirements.  By Mary Rechtoris -
  7. Carolinas Center for Oral & Facial Surgery's 2014 South Carolina expansion plans become reality

    In November 2014, Charlotte, N.C.-based Carolinas Center for Oral & Facial Surgery had plans to expand into South Carolina, with the aim soon becoming a reality this year, according to Markets Insider.  By Mary Rechtoris -
  8. Local ASCs driving traffic away from Oregon hospital — for now

    Springfield, Ore.-based McKenzie-Willamette Medical Center's outpatient surgery volume has gradually declined in recent years, according to The News-Review.  By Mary Rechtoris -
  9. 100 TJRs down & booming patient demand — Mercer County Surgery Center has major expansion plans on the horizon

    Orthopedic surgeon Michael Ast, MD, moved to the Lawrenceville, N.J. area several years ago, bringing with him the goal to offer outpatient total joint replacement the region.  By Mary Rechtoris -

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