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7 Things for ASC Leaders to Know for Monday

Written by Carrie Pallardy | March 31, 2014

From an ICD-10 update to surgery center achievements, here are seven news updates for ambulatory surgery center leaders to know for March 31, 2014.

ICD-10 faces potential delay.
Last week, the House passed HR 4302, a bill that would provide temporary solution to Medicare's sustainable growth rate and delay ICD-10 implementation until 2015. The bill now heads to the Senate.

Advanced Surgery Institute implants world's smallest heart monitor.
Advanced Surgery Institute, affiliated with Regent Surgical Health, and its partner Santa Rosa (Calif.) Memorial Hospital became the first facilities in the California Bay Area to implant Medtronic's LINQ Insertable Cardiac Monitor. The device is the world's smallest cardiac monitoring device.

Symbion's 2013 revenue increases 8.9%.
Symbion released its fourth quarter and year-end financial results for CY 2013. The company reported $535.6 million in revenue from 2013, up 8.9 percent from $491.8 million in 2012. The company also reported $141 million in fourth quarter revenue up 4.5 percent from $134.9 million in 2012.

El Camino ASC launches outpatient joint restoration program.
El Camino Ambulatory Surgery Center in Mountain View, Calif., recently launched an outpatient joint restoration program. The surgery center is located on the El Camino Hospital campus.

FDA advisory committee votes to approve stool-based colorectal cancer test.
Exact Sciences announced the FDA Molecular and Clinical Genetics Panel of the Medical Devices Advisory Committee unanimously voted to approve Cologuard, its stool-based DNA colorectal cancer screening test. The FDA is not obligated to follow the advisory committee's recommendation, but will consider its guidance as Cologuard is evaluated.

Gainesville Eye Associates acquire VERION system.
Gainesville (Ga.) Eye Associates recently acquired the VERION Imaged Guided System for bladeless cataract surgery. With this acquisition, the center now has the complete Alcon Cataract Refractive Suite.

LA Galaxy player gets knee surgery at Surgery Center of Pacific.
Bert Mandelbaum, MD, orthopedic surgeon and co-chair of medical affairs at the Institute for Sports Sciences in Los Angeles, recently performed knee surgery on professional soccer player James Riley at the Surgery Center of Pacific in Santa Monica, Calif. The LA Galaxy player suffered a left lateral meniscus tear.

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