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  1. Patient selection for outpatient cases — 4 considerations

    Hospitals and health systems should use objective, evidence-based criteria to determine whether a patient is a good candidate for outpatient surgery, according to Change Healthcare.  By Angie Stewart -
  2. Shifting procedures to the outpatient arena: 4 things to consider

    Organizations must think through logistics before migrating cases to the outpatient space, according to Change Healthcare.  By Angie Stewart -
  3. Work underway on orthopedic medical office, ASC

    Douglas Construction began work on an orthopedic medical office building in Warwick, R.I.  By Angie Stewart -

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  1. Florida ASC opens 2nd OR — 3 quick points

    Florida Specialty Surgery Center opened an additional operating room, according to Abha Shah, BSN, RN, the ASC's clinical director.  By Angie Stewart -
  2. Excelsior Orthopaedics merger complete, brings group to 90 providers

    The merger of two orthopedic groups in New York is now complete.  By Laura Dyrda -
  3. 10 states with the highest year-over-year growth in ASCs

    North Dakota had the greatest year-over-year percentage growth in Medicare-certified ASCs from 2017-18, according to data from The Ambulatory Surgery Center Association.  By Angie Stewart -
  4. 10 states with the fewest Medicare-certified ASCs

    Vermont had fewer Medicare-certified ASCs than any other state as of June 2018, according to data from The Ambulatory Surgery Center Association.  By Angie Stewart -

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  1. Building housing Florida surgery center sells for $3.6M

    The building housing Coastal Orthopedics Group's Bradenton, Fla.-based surgery center sold for $3.6 million, SRQ reports.  By Eric Oliver -
  2. Michigan anesthesia practice pays $600K+ to resolve fraud allegations — 4 insights

    Traverse City, Mich.-based Traverse Anesthesia Associates agreed to pay the government $607,966 to settle fraud allegations, the Traverse City Record-Eagle reports.  By Eric Oliver -
  3. Louisiana eye providers partner for joint venture — 5 insights

    Baton Rouge, La.-based Williamson Eye Center and Baton Rouge General Medical Center partnered to open a practice next to the hospital.  By Eric Oliver -
  4. Kremer Eye Center expands New Jersey presence — 3 insights

    King of Prussia, Pa.-based Kremer Eye Center opened a new practice in Iselin, N.J., StreetInsider.com reports.  By Eric Oliver -

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  1. Where in the US do RNs earn the most?

    Nurses in the Pacific region earn the most compared to others in the U.S., according to Medscape's 2019 RN/LPN compensation report.  By Rachel Popa -
  2. How RN income has changed over time

    Medscape released its 2019 RN/LPN compensation report.  By Rachel Popa -
  3. 18 ASC leadership moves this year

    Here are 18 leadership moves Becker's ASC Review has reported on this year:  By Rachel Popa -
  4. Optum to re-direct patients amid UnitedHealthcare-Houston Methodist dispute

    UnitedHealthcare plans to drop Houston Methodist hospital system from its in-network providers at the end of the year, and Optum will be directing patients away from the system's eight hospitals as a result, reported the Houston Chronical.   By Laura Dyrda -
  5. ASCs in 2020: What 7 execs will do more of, and what they'll leave behind

    Heading into the fourth quarter of the year, business leaders across the nation are looking ahead to 2020 for the core strategy that will drive success.  By Laura Dyrda -
  6. 11 GI mergers & acquisitions 

    Here are 11 mergers and acquisitions that occurred this year in the gastroenterology space:  By Eric Oliver -
  7. ASC supply chain tip of the day: Control inventory costs

    Too many SKUs to track and manage can affect the efficiency of an ASC. Decreasing the SKU count can help ASCs streamline operations and reduce supply costs, according to Cardinal Health's Mandie Shipp, RN, BSN, senior consultant in clinical operations.  By Rachel Popa -
  8. Hawaii surgery center celebrates 10 years

    Kona Ambulatory Surgery Center in Kailua-Kona, Hawaii, is celebrating its 10-year anniversary, according to Big Island Now.  By Rachel Popa -
  9. New Jersey ASC adds Mako robotic system for orthopedics

    The Elite Surgical Center in Wayne, N.J., is now offering knee replacement surgeries using the Mako robotic surgery system.  By Rachel Popa -

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