7 Things for ASC Leaders to Know for Thursday

From advocacy updates to center openings, here are seven news updates for ambulatory surgery center leaders to know for Feb. 27, 2014.

EPIC Systems holds 22% of the ambulatory market.
Epic Systems has 22 percent of the ambulatory EHR market. EPIC, Allscripts, eClinicalWorks, NetxGen Healthcare and GE Healthcare collectively hold 53 percent of the market share for users in an ambulatory setting.

Pennsylvania ASC to participate in baseball research.
The Erie Shriners Ambulatory Surgery Center and Outpatient Specialty Care Center has partnered with Mercyhurst University and UPMC Hamot to conduct research on local baseball pitchers.

AGA President visits Capitol Hill.
Anil Rustgi, MD, AGAF, president of the American Gastroenterological Association, recently visited Capitol Hill and met with lawmakers to discuss issues important to the field of gastroenterology.

OAASC to hold advocacy day in Washington, D.C.
The Ohio Association of Ambulatory Surgery Centers announced it will hold "Ohio Advocacy Day in Washington, D.C." June 17-18. The event will join OAASC with ASCA to hold an Ohio fly-in event.

Medicare Palmetto to cover MIS SI joint fusion.
The Medicare Administrative Contractor Palmetto GBA announced it will now cover minimally invasive sacroiliac joint fusion procedures on a case-by-case basis. Medicare beneficiaries in North Carolina, South Carolina, Virginia and West Virginia will receive coverage for MIS SI joint fusion.

New Treasure Coast Center for Surgery Offers Patients High-Quality, Low-Cost Outpatient Surgery in Florida.
Meridian Surgical Partners, LLC (MSP) announces the opening of its newly-relocated facility, Treasure Coast Center for Surgery in Stuart, Florida. The new 9,500 square foot, state-of-the-art, multi-specialty ambulatory surgery center has three operating rooms, one procedure room, four pre-operative beds, and nine post-anesthesia care stations

Surgical Notes partners with Shareable Ink.
Surgical Notes announced a new partnership with Shareable Ink. Through this new partnership, ASC physicians will be able to enter information using Shareable Ink products as the front-end input for the Surgical Notes' solution.

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