7 things for ASC leaders to know for Thursday — April 20, 2017

Here are seven updates for ASC leaders to note:

Envision Healthcare creates new physician services arm
Envision Healthcare Corp. introduced Envision Physician Services on April 18. Envision Physician Services combines the physician services divisions of EmCare and Sheridan Healthcare as a result of the Envision Healthcare and AmSurg merger in December 2016.

Humana introduces value-based orthopedic care model in Indiana, Kentucky for total joint procedures
Humana is teaming with eight orthopedic groups in Indiana and Kentucky to introduce a value-based care model for total hip or knee replacements. Humana's model aims to improve quality, outcomes and cost of joint replacement procedures.

Physician Partners of America opens multispecialty ASC
Physician Partners of America held a ribbon cutting ceremony on March 15 for its Habana Ambulatory Surgery Center in Tampa, Fla. The ASC offers general surgery, interventional pain and orthopedic services.

Theranos paying Arizona residents $4.65M; Won't operate lab for 2 years
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. Theranos will not own or operate a laboratory in Arizona for two years, and will pay the attorney general in civil penalties, legal fees and other costs.

UnitedHealth Q1 revenues total $48.7B
UnitedHealth total revenue soared to $48.7 billion during the first quarter 2017, a 9.4 percent increase from Q1 2016. The company added 2.5 million members in the past 12 months, excluding its ACA individual offerings.

Kaiser Permanente Hawaii opens ASC
Honolulu-based Kaiser Permanente Hawaii opened a 9,444-square-foot ASC at Mapunapuna Medical Office on April 18. The center has an operating room, a procedure room, five endoscopy suites and 16 preoperative/recovery bays.

Malpractice premiums in 2016
Malpractice premiums varied throughout the nation based on factors including specialty and patient volume in 2016. Compared to 2015, 12 percent of physicians had an increase in malpractice premiums in 2016.

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