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  1. Supply chain tip of the week: Streamline supply consumption

    Cost savings are the most commonly recognized benefit of ASCs, but their value goes far beyond penny pinching.  By Marvella Thomas RN, MSN, Senior Consultant, Cardinal Health -
  2. Deciphering the 2020 CPT code changes

    The American Medical Association (AMA) publishes the Current Procedural Terminology code set changes every year, usually in September, for the upcoming new year. The changes impacting CPT 2020 were released on September 4, 2019. There was a total of 394 code changes, of which, 58 affect the surgery center market. Changes include 38 new codes, 35 revised code descriptions and 17 deleted codes.  By Jessica Edmiston, Senior Vice President, Coding and Tamara Wagner, Vice President, Coding Compliance, National Medical Billing Services -
  3. Improving ASC KPIs: Specialty and payer volume trending

    By monitoring and analyzing key performance indicators (KPIs), ambulatory surgery centers (ASCs) gain greater control over their revenue cycle performance. This allows for faster identification of shortcomings that can reduce revenue and profits while enhancing the ability to implement data-driven solutions to resolve problems.  By Angela Mattioda, Vice President of Revenue Cycle Management Services, Surgical Notes RCM -

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  1. 3 experts weigh in on ASC price transparency

    Three ASC industry experts shared their insights on price transparency with Becker's ASC Review.  By Rachel Popa -
  2. 3 expert ASC accreditation tips

    Three experts weighed on ASC accreditation challenges and opportunities in interviews with Becker's ASC Review.  By Rachel Popa -
  3. 5 uninsured patients get free surgery at California ASC: 4 fast facts

    Edward Diao, MD, recently performed surgery for uninsured patients at the San Francisco Surgery Center.  By Angie Stewart -
  4. Surgery Partners ASC acquires surgical robot

    Walnut Creek, Calif.-based Aspen Surgery Center invested in the da Vinci X Surgical System, according to Devan Telken, director of business development at Surgery Partners.  By Angie Stewart -
  1. Dr. Thomas Graham on what makes for a 'great leader' in healthcare

    Thomas Graham, MD, is a clinical professor in the department of orthopedic surgery and associate chief of the division of hand surgery at New York City-based NYU Langone Health.  By Angie Stewart -
  2. Arkansas hospital opens surgical tower — 3 insights

    St. Bernards Medical Center in Jonesboro, Ark., opened an inpatient and outpatient surgical tower with an intensive care unit Dec. 10, TB&P reports.  By Eric Oliver -
  3. 10 cities with the highest demand for physicians

    Demand for physicians has been steadily growing for the best three years, according to data from physician networking site Doximity.  By Rachel Popa -
  4. 7 ASCs getting surgical robots

    Seven ASCs getting surgical robots:  By Rachel Popa -
  1. A pair of PE partnerships & more: 8 GI industry key notes

    Here are eight updates from gastroenterology companies and practices from the past week:  By Eric Oliver -
  2. GI Alliance acquires GastroArkansas, expands into 6th state — 3 insights

    Dallas-based GI Alliance acquired Little Rock-based GastroArkansas, marking the sixth state the gastroenterology services organization has expanded into.  By Eric Oliver -
  3. New Jersey health systems take joint ownership of ASC

    The Atlantic Health System has partnered with the Hunterdon Healthcare System to expand services in Somerset County, N.J., New Jersey Business reports.  By Rachel Popa -
  4. Anesthetic costs at ASCs vs. HOPDs

    Medicare's Procedure Price Lookup tool allows patients to compare the cost of services at ASCs and hospital outpatient departments.  By Angie Stewart -
  5. What 6 orthopedic procedures cost at ASCs vs. HOPDs

    Medicare's Procedure Price Lookup tool allows patients to compare the cost of services at ASCs and hospital outpatient departments.  By Angie Stewart -
  6. Vermont surgery center appeals state limitations to state Supreme Court — 6 insights

    Amy Cooper, CEO and co-owner of Colchester, Vt.-based Green Mountain Surgery Center, is appealing a decision by the state's health board to limit the multispecialty ASC to five specialties, the Burlington Free Press reports.  By Eric Oliver -
  7. Two AI-driven technologies in gastroenterology to watch: Key insights from Dr. Sushovan Guha

    Sushovan Guha, MD, PhD, is a gastroenterologist and physician executive director at Banner Digestive Diseases Institute in Phoenix. He shared his thoughts on the uses of artificial intelligence in gastroenterology with Becker's ASC Review.  By Rachel Popa -
  8. North Carolina endoscopy center offering AI-powered colonoscopies

    The Raleigh Endoscopy Center in Cary, N.C., partnered with artificial intelligence tech company Avesha to run a clinical trial on its cloud-based AI inferencing system for colonoscopies.  By Rachel Popa -
  9. How the CMS 2020 final rule will affect gastroenterologists & 4 other must-read articles

    Five must-read GI articles this week:  By Rachel Popa -

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