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Here are seven news updates for ambulatory surgery center leaders to know for July 7, 2014.

Q2 ASCA benchmarking opens.
The Ambulatory Surgery Center Association has opened the data collection period for the second quarter of 2014 for its ASCA Benchmarking Program. The data collection period will close July 31.

Texas ASC Society participates in reception for legislators.
Texas Ambulatory Surgery Center Society and Texas Ambulatory Surgery Center PAC representatives participated in a reception for Texas House Speaker Joe Straus and Representative John Zerwas. Both legislators have demonstrated support for surgery centers.

Center for Sight donates free cataract surgeries.
The Center for Sight provided more than 20 free cataract surgeries for uninsured patients at its AAAHC-accredited surgery center in Sarasota, Fla. The procedures were performed as a part of Mission Cataract, which provides free procedures for patients throughout the southeastern United States.

HHS to spend $1.4B on HealthCare.gov.
Due to its botched rollout and continued glitches, HHS expects to spend $1.4 billion on HealthCare.gov this year. The government is working to overhaul HealthCare.gov. Read the full report on Becker's Hospital Review.

Another ICD-10 delay could cost $6.6B.
The American Health Information and Management Association estimates that another one-year delay in ICD-10 implementation would cost the healthcare industry an additional $1 billion to $6.6 billion.

D'Ambrois Eye Care surgery center acquires CATALYS system.
D'Ambrosio Eye Care, based in Gardner, Mass., has acquired the CATALYS Precision Laser System for laser cataract surgery and lens implants. The CATALYS system will be used as the practice's eye surgery center in Gardner, Mass.

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