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  1. New York imaging center sets sights on ambulatory surgery — 3 quick points

    Health Quest Medical Practice in Kingston, N.Y., plans to offer ambulatory surgery.  By Angie Stewart -
  2. Meet Chesapeake Urology's newest specialist — 3 highlights

    Westminster, Md.-based Chesapeake Urology added female urology specialist Aisha Taylor, MD, to its team.   By Angie Stewart -
  3. Envision's EmCare branch hit by hack affecting up to 60,000 individuals — 4 insights

    Dallas-based EmCare is notifying patients about a data breach that may have compromised the personal information of up to 60,000 patients, employees and contractors.   By Angie Stewart -
  1. Florida considers revising ASC definition to permit overnight stays: 4 details

    The Florida Senate is considering a bill that would allow overnight stays in ASCs.  By Angie Stewart -
  2. Ohio surgery center evacuated after nearby gas leak

    Piqua, Ohio-based Valley Regional Surgery Center was one of several businesses evacuated April 23 after a nearby gas leak, a representative for the facility confirmed.  By Angie Stewart -
  3. Big trends in ASC M&A – hospital, ASC chain and private equity

    Matthew Searles is a partner with Merritt Healthcare, an ASC management and development firm that works with centers nationwide.  By Laura Dyrda -
  4. The trend to outpatient surgery, risk-bearing contracts for orthopedic surgeons: Key thoughts from Dr. Louis Levitt

    Louis Levitt, MD, is the vice president of Bethesda, Md.-based The Center for Advanced Orthopaedics.  By Laura Dyrda -

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  1. 3 ways to improve ASC quality

    David Hamilton, CEO of Mnet Health Services, a healthcare finance outsourcing company, outlined three ways to improve ASC quality through improved patient safety and outcomes.  By Rachel Popa -
  2. 7 orthopedic ASCs opened or announced in March & April

    Here are seven orthopedics-driven ASCs that were opened or announced in March and April:  By Rachel Popa -
  3. North Dakota ASC project to wrap up within months

    Surgery Center Services of America is building a 33,000-square-foot ASC in Bismarck, N.D., according to SCSA Project Manager Todd Sherwood.  By Angie Stewart -
  4. Alabama hospital hopes to add 2 more procedure rooms in planned ASC — 5 insights

    Opelika-based East Alabama Medical Center is seeking approval to expand the square footage and double the number of procedure rooms in its planned ASC.  By Angie Stewart -
  1. 5 things to know about ASC growth, facility type

    MedPAC's 2019 commission report to Congress showed that the number of ASCs in the U.S. continues to grow, despite a number of closures.  By Rachel Popa -
  2. Surgical Management Professionals CEO shares 'biggest news' about the company's 2019 strategy

    Sioux Falls, S.D.-based Surgical Management Professionals' strategy for 2019 is to expand its footprint across the U.S., providing management, consulting and revenue cycle services to new ASCs, CEO Michael Lipomi told Becker's ASC Review.  By Angie Stewart -
  3. Cardiovascular group seeks approval for $445K outpatient surgery lab — 3 highlights

    Alabaster, Ala.-based Heart South Cardiovascular Group requested state approval to open an outpatient surgery lab.  By Angie Stewart -
  4. Florida building selling for $1.25M could be turned into ASC

    A medical office building for sale in Tampa, Fla., could be redeveloped to accommodate a surgery center, according to LoopNet.  By Angie Stewart -
  5. Physician owners still report higher pay than non-owners — 14 insights

    Physician income largely remained stagnant from 2017 to 2018, according to Medical Economics' "90th Annual Physician Report."  By Angie Stewart -
  6. 5 reasons physicians' finances improved in 2018 + 7 factors that dragged them down

    Compared to 2017, fewer physicians reported being worse off financially in 2018, according to Medical Economics' "90th Annual Physician Report."  By Angie Stewart -
  7. Midsize practices see higher malpractice premium increases — 10 insights

    Practices with 11 to 25 physicians were more likely to see bigger medical malpractice insurance premium increases in 2018 than larger or smaller practices, according to Medical Economics' "90th Annual Physician Report."  By Angie Stewart -
  8. Brighton Center for Specialty Care performs 1st total joint arthroplasty procedures — 4 insights

    Brighton (Mich.) Center for Specialty Care now offers total hip and total knee arthroplasty.  By Eric Oliver -
  9. North Carolina House seeks to appeal ASC-related CON laws — 7 insights

    North Carolina representatives introduced legislation to repeal the state's certificate-of-need laws related to standalone surgery centers, reports.  By Eric Oliver -

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