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  1. 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 -
  2. 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 -
  3. 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 -

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  1. 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 -
  2. 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 -
  3. 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 -
  4. 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 -

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  1. How RN income has changed over time

    Medscape released its 2019 RN/LPN compensation report.  By Rachel Popa -
  2. 18 ASC leadership moves this year

    Here are 18 leadership moves Becker's ASC Review has reported on this year:  By Rachel Popa -
  3. 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 -
  4. 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 -

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  1. 11 GI mergers & acquisitions 

    Here are 11 mergers and acquisitions that occurred this year in the gastroenterology space:  By Eric Oliver -
  2. 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 -
  3. 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 -
  4. 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 -
  5. Louisiana hospital receives approval to develop outpatient surgery center — 3 insights

    The state approved Baton Rouge (La.) General Medical Center's outpatient surgery center project, according to the Greater Baton Rouge Business Report.  By Eric Oliver -
  6. Arizona hospital opens $80M+ outpatient expansion — 4 insights

    Show Low, Ariz.-based Summit Healthcare Regional Medical Center cut the ribbon on its more than $80 million outpatient expansion Oct. 5, The White Mountain Independent reports.  By Eric Oliver -
  7. Wisconsin health system opening outpatient clinic, surgery center

    Green Bay, Wis.-based Aurora BayCare will open its 72,000-square-foot outpatient clinic, surgery center and urgent care facility in Kaukauna, Wis., local CBS affiliate Local 5 reports.  By Eric Oliver -
  8. ASC takes on Banner Health's 1st non-hospital joint replacement in 5 years

    Banner Health scheduled its first total joint replacement outside of the hospital setting in more than five years, according to Atlas Healthcare Partners, a Phoenix-based surgery center development and management company.  By Angie Stewart -
  9. Run these 3 reports to identify ASC revenue cycle leaks

    Revenue leaks that go undetected can hurt an ASC's profitability and cash flow, according to Serbin Medical Billing.  By Angie Stewart -

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