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  1. The GI physicians making headlines this week

      Here are the GI physicians Becker’s ASC Review featured this week:  By Rachel Popa -
  2. ASC supply chain tip of the day: Reduce inefficiencies through technology

      Alpharetta, Ga.-based Surgical Information Systems Chief Nursing Officer Ann Geier, RN, shared tips for ASCs to improve inventory management practices on the company's blog.  By Rachel Popa -
  3. 3 ASCs, facilities adding total joint procedures | May 2019

      These ASCs and healthcare facilities added total joint procedures through expansion in May:  By Rachel Popa -

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  1. 3 tips for better ASC equipment purchasing

      When ASCs are considering purchasing new equipment, having a formal process for securing funding can make the process easier, according to an article in the latest issue of The Ophthalmic ASC.  By Rachel Popa -
  2. 3 things to know about orthopedist wealth & debt

    Orthopedists are among physicians with the highest net worth, according to Medscape's 2019 physician wealth and debt report.  By Rachel Popa -
  3. The 3 things that often get overlooked in an ASC accreditation survey

    Surveyors from the Accreditation Association for Ambulatory Health Care and the American Association for Accreditation of Ambulatory Surgery Facilities weighed in on the key things they look for when conducting an ASC accreditation survey in the latest issue of The Ophthalmic ASC.  By Rachel Popa -
  4. The 3 key data points ASCs should track

      Tracking data on inventory management, bundled payments and staffing are integral to successful ASC management, according to ASC management software developer Simplify ASC.  By Rachel Popa -

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  1. Joint venture ASCs, compromised patient information & more: 5 must-reads for ASC leaders

      Here are five of the most popular articles on Becker's ASC Review this week:  By Rachel Popa -
  2. Fragmented ASC sector ripe for consolidation — 6 M&A report takeaways

    Providers across healthcare sectors continue seeking consolidation opportunities to increase access, lower costs and improve quality, according to VMG Health's "2019 Healthcare M&A Report."  By Angie Stewart -
  3. Developer won't build ASC at old hospital site, strikes $4.25M deal for housing there instead

    A commercial developer that's building a medical office and ASC in Quincy, Mass., struck a $4.25 million deal with the city to build a separate, sprawling residential community at the former Quincy Medical Center site, according to Wicked Local Quincy.  By Angie Stewart -
  4. 3 Virginia providers commence $14M project in joint venture

    Three organizations are teaming up to develop a $14 million medical office building and ASC in Suffolk, Va., the Suffolk News-Herald reports.  By Angie Stewart -
  1. North Carolina legislators confident CON repeal is on the way — 5 insights

    North Carolina legislators are becoming increasingly confident they can repeal the state's certificate-of-need laws this year, The Laurinburg Exchange reports.  By Eric Oliver -
  2. New York hospital readies to open $230M ambulatory care pavilion — 5 insights

    Valhalla, N.Y.-based Westchester Medical Center will open its 280,000-square-foot Ambulatory Care Pavilion in late May, Iohud reports.  By Eric Oliver -
  3. Traverse Anesthesia Associates now provides care at Michigan hospital — 4 insights

    Traverse Anesthesia Associates entered into a partnership with Munson Healthcare to provide 24/7 care at Manistee (Mich.) Hospital, the News Advocate reports.  By Eric Oliver -
  4. HOPD payments higher in states with percent-of-charge fees or no fee schedule — 3 insights

    States with percent-of-charge-based fees or no fee schedules had higher and faster-growing hospital outpatient department payment rates, WorkersCompensation.com reports.  By Eric Oliver -
  5. Atlanta ENT group with 2 ASCs partners with PE firm for regional growth: 5 details

    A Chicago-based private equity firm completed a strategic partnership with an Atlanta-based otolaryngology practice that includes seven locations and two affiliated ASCs.  By Laura Dyrda -
  6. Illinois ASC shifting operational control — 3 insights

    Peoria (Ill.) Ambulatory Surgery Center gained state approval to change its ownership structure.  By Angie Stewart -
  7. Mississippi clinic honors ASC nurse for going the extra mile — 3 highlights

    Hattiesburg (Miss.) Clinic recognized an ASC nurse who called off work to comfort a patient, according to Hub City Spokes.  By Angie Stewart -
  8. Surgical Care Affiliates plans to add 20 ASCs with value-based growth strategy — 5 insights

    Surgical Care Affiliates plans to add 20 ASCs to its portfolio this year, and value-based care is a key part of its growth strategy, SCA Chief Financial Officer Caitlin Zulla told CFO.  By Angie Stewart -
  9. How Lourdes Medical Center used a powder to minimize costly intraoperative bleeding

    Intraoperative bleeding — a complication that occurs in more than 18 percent of elective knee and hip replacements — has serious ramifications for both patient outcomes and costs, according to Sean McMillan, DO, chief of orthopedics and director of orthopedic sports medicine at Burlington, N.J.-based Lourdes Medical Center.  By Angie Stewart -

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