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  1. Self-employed gastroenterologists earn $24k more than employed: 4 statistics

    Gastroenterologists earn an average of $408,000 each year, according to the "Medscape Gastroenterologist Compensation Report 2018."  By Shayna Korol -
  2. 5 things to know about Synergy Pharmaceuticals

    Synergy Pharmaceuticals, based in New York City, is a biopharmaceutical company focused on gastrointestinal therapies.  By Shayna Korol -
  3. Why outpatient spine centers can have lower infections rates than hospitals

    Outpatient centers can be a great alternative for inpatient surgery for the right candidate. Studies have shown outpatient surgery costs less and leads to the same outcomes as inpatient surgery.  By Mackenzie Garrity -

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  1. OrthoNorCal opens 4th California location — 3 insights

    Los Gatos, Calif.-based OrthoNorCal opened its fourth and newest location in Morgan Hill, Calif.  By Eric Oliver -
  2. Dr. Jeffrey Schiff named a UroLift Center of Excellence — 3 insights

    Garden City, N.Y.-based Winthrop Urology's Jeffrey Schiff, MD, was named a UroLift Center of Excellence.  By Eric Oliver -
  3. Gastro Health, Carolina Digestive Health Associates & more: 3 GI practices in the news

    Here are three practices and hospitals making headlines this past week.  By Eric Oliver -
  4. Olympus, Bayer & more — 9 GI company key notes

    Here are nine updates on GI companies from the past week.  By Eric Oliver -

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  1. 7 statistics on ASC valuations in 2017 & 2018

    HealthCare Appraisers released their 2018 ASC Valuation Survey which offers insights into ASC valuation and ownership trends.  By Eric Oliver -
  2. Minimally Invasive Vascular Centers of Maryland to open new surgery center — 5 insights

    Rockville-based Minimally Invasive Vascular Centers of Maryland will open a surgery center in Laurel, Md., May 3.  By Eric Oliver -
  3. Provision partners with MTMC, Henry Schein to drive savings to the surgery center community

    Provision, Device Reprocessing Solutions is partnering with MedTech/MedCare and Henry Schein to encourage sales and provide support for Provision's medical device reprocessing solutions.  By Eric Oliver -
  4. 6 trends in medical group CEO compensation — up 7.1% in 2017

    AMGA released the AMGA 2017 Medical Group Executive and Leadership Compensation Survey, showing the cash compensation for physician CEOs increased 7.1 percent over last year.  By Laura Dyrda -
  1. American Society of Anesthesiologists survey shows widespread drug shortages harm patient care

    According to an American Society of Anesthesiologists member survey, 98 percent of respondents regularly experience anesthesia drug shortages at their institutions, and 95 percent say the shortages adversely affect patient care.  By Shayna Korol -
  2. ABC urges practices to keep HIPAA compliance on their radar — 4 insights

    Anesthesia Business Consultants President and CEO Tony Mira stressed while HIPAA audits may be over, HIPAA enforcement is always ongoing.  By Eric Oliver -
  3. 10 statistics on ASC acquisitions in 2017 & 2018

    HealthCare Appraisers released their 2018 ASC Valuation Survey which offers insights into ASC valuation and ownership trends.  By Eric Oliver -
  4. THA revision rate increasing for some age groups, but revisions as a whole are down

    A study, published in the Journal of Bone and Joint Surgery, examined the rate of total hip arthroplasty revision surgeries for patients between 45 and 64 years.  By Eric Oliver -
  5. Nearly 71% of 'patient-ready' endoscopes test positive for bacteria, study shows: 4 things to know

    Almost three-quarters — 71 percent — of reusable endoscopes deemed ready for use on patients in three hospitals had microbial growth, a study in the American Journal of Infection Control found.  By Shayna Korol -
  6. 5 things to know about EndoGastric Solutions

    Redmond, Wash.-based EndoGastric Solutions focuses on incisionless procedural therapy for gastroesophageal reflux disease.  By Shayna Korol -
  7. Dr. Eric Donnenfeld named among the most influential in ophthalmology — 5 insights

    The Ophthalmologist recognized Eric Donnenfeld, MD, of Ophthalmic Consultants of Long Island in Garden City, N.Y., and Ophthalmic Consultants of Connecticut in Fairfield, as one of its top 100 most influential people in ophthalmology.  By Eric Oliver -
  8. Neotract bestows UroLift designation on Dr. Riccardo Riccardi — 3 insights

    Bayside-based Advanced Urology Centers of New York urologist Riccardo Riccardi, MD, was named a UroLift Center of Excellence.  By Eric Oliver -
  9. Colorado physicians partner to build surgery center — 4 insights

    Several Longmont, Colo.-based physicians have partnered to build the Advanced Vision Surgery Center in Longmont, BizWest reports.  By Eric Oliver -

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