Today's Top 20 Stories
  1. 'The wave of the future:' Dr. Jared Roberts shares 4 takeaways on outpatient total joints in ASCs

    Jared Roberts, MD, is an orthopedic surgeon at Albany, N.Y.- based The Bone & Joint Center. Recently, he performed one of the area's first outpatient hip surgeries at the Capital Region Ambulatory Surgery Center in Albany.  By Rachel Popa -
  2. Surgeon performs 100+ outpatient total knee replacements using robotic system

    Overland Park (Kan) Surgical Suites offers robotic-assisted total and partial knee replacements with the NAVIO Surgical System.  By Rachel Popa -
  3. These management companies have the most ASCs: 5 points

    Out of five major ASC development companies, Addison, Texas-based United Surgical Partners International and Dallas-based Tenet Healthcare own the most ASCs.  By Rachel Popa -
  1. Dr. Daniel Hoeffel: 3 key questions to ask before launching an outpatient total joint program

    Daniel Hoeffel, MD, told the Johnson & Johnson Institute three key questions to ask prior to starting an outpatient total joint program.  By Rachel Popa -
  2. ASC supply chain tip of the day: Focus on the bottom line

    Because ASCs are often physician-owned, they're particularly susceptible to physician influence over the business' buying habits, according to Z5 Inventory CEO Carl Natenstedt.  By Rachel Popa -
  3. 5 must-read articles for GI physicians this week: December 6-12

    Here are the top GI stories for the week of Dec. 6 through 12:  By Rachel Popa -
  4. 49 benchmarks to know on ASC case revenue, payer mix by region

    Here are 49 benchmarks from VMG Health on ASC payer mix and case revenue per region.  By Rachel Popa -
  1. 3 ways ASCs can overcome denials & appeals challenges

    Jho Outlaw, senior vice president of revenue cycle services for Surgical Information Systems, shared three tips on how ASCs can tackle denials and appeals.  By Rachel Popa -
  2. Despite Ellis Hospital's protests, Albany Med wins preliminary approval for surgery center — 5 insights

    The New York Public Health and Health Planning Council granted Albany (N.Y.) Medical Center preliminary approval to build a surgery center in Niskayuna, N.Y., despite protests from Schenectady, N.Y.-based Ellis Hospital, the Times Union reports.  By Eric Oliver -
  3. Cigna criticizes Tenet over failure to reach contract agreement — 5 insights

    Cigna's contract with Dallas-based Tenet Healthcare is set to expire Jan. 1, 2019, as the two failed to reach an agreement after 11 months of negotiations.  By Angie Stewart -
  4. 5 predictions for ophthalmology PE in 2019 — AmSurg, USPI & more

    PhysiciansFirst Healthcare Partners predicts healthcare will see a significant amount of transactions involving private equity in 2019.  By Angie Stewart -
  1. 6 hardest & most common ethical dilemmas facing physicians

    Medscape surveyed 5,250 physicians from 29-plus specialties about how they feel about difficult decisions regarding patient care.  By Angie Stewart -
  2. Winter blunderland — 12 ICD-10 codes for the holiday season

    Patients are on thin ice this time of year. Here are 12 ICD-10 codes physicians might see during the holiday season:  By Angie Stewart -
  3. Pass the putter — New study shows surgeons are the best golfers

    A study published in BMJ examined golfing patterns among physicians, finding surgeons had the strongest golf game.  By Eric Oliver -
  4. Conemaugh Health System breaks ground on outpatient center — 4 insights

    Johnstown, Pa.-based Conemaugh Health System broke ground on an outpatient center in Somerset, Pa., Dec. 12., WTAJ reports.  By Eric Oliver -
  5. Vestavia Medical Plaza development to include ASC — 3 insights

    Vestavia Hills, Ala.-based The Swaid Clinic's Swaid N. Swaid, MD, partnered with a local developer to build Vestavia Medical Plaza, the Birmingham Business Journal reports.  By Eric Oliver -
  6. Barnet Dulaney Perkins Eye Center surgeon successfully completes implantable contact lens procedure — 4 insights

    Phoenix-based Barnet Dulaney Perkins Eye Center's Scott Perkins, MD, successfully placed a Visian Toric Implantable Contact Lens in a Chandler, Ariz.-based patient, the White Mountain Independent reports.  By Eric Oliver -
  7. MedCore Partners developing medical office building, ASC — Spine Team Texas to anchor

    MedCore Partners is developing a two-story, 65,000-square-foot, class A medical office building and ASC, which Southlake-based Spine Team Texas will anchor.  By Eric Oliver -
  8. ASC supply chain tip of the day: Save storage space in the OR

    Surgery centers have limited storage space for supplies, which is why it’s important to identify and combine the SKUs used for every procedure in space-saving packs. Combining the most frequently used supplies streamlines operations and reduces supply costs, according to Mandie Shipp, RN, BSN, senior consultant in clinical operations at Dublin, Ohio-based Cardinal Health.  By Rachel Popa -
  9. Takeda, Bausch Health & more: 3 GI company key notes

    Here are three updates on GI companies from the past week:  By Rachel Popa -

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