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  1. Hospital-owned ASC doesn't get tax exemption, Pennsylvania court says

    Excela Health's hospital-owned ASC in Greensburg, Pa., doesn't qualify for property tax exemption, a Pennsylvania appeals court ruled on July 19.  By Angie Stewart -
  2. First Coast Orthopedic Center gets permit for ASC

    First Coast Orthopedic Center plans to build a single-story ASC in Jacksonville, Fla., according to the Jacksonville Daily Record and The Florida Times-Union.  By Angie Stewart -
  3. CRH Medical acquires Florida gastroenterology anesthesia practice — 3 insights

    Vancouver, Canada-based CRH Medical Corp. bought a 51 percent stake in Crystal River (Fla.) Anesthesia Associates through an accretive transaction.  By Angie Stewart -

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  1. Physician services acquisitions in the past 90 days — orthopedics, GI & more

    The physician services sector witnessed strong consolidation and investment activity in the second quarter of 2019, according to Provident Healthcare Partners.  By Angie Stewart -
  2. ASC supply chain tip: Prepare for shortages

    Cheryl Poplaski, Vizient's senior director of supply chain operations, outlined what ASCs can do to prepare for supply chain disruptions.  By Rachel Popa -
  3. These are the states where CRNAs earn the most

    Yearly salary for a certified registered nurse anesthetist is $167,950, according to May 2018 mean salary data from the Bureau of Labor Statistics.  By Rachel Popa -
  4. Orthopedist salary, revenue generated & demand: 3 notes from Merritt Hawkins

    Orthopedists have one of the highest starting salaries for physicians, and generate over $3 million for hospitals, according to surveys conducted by physician search firm Merritt Hawkins.  By Rachel Popa -

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  1. 3 things to know about cardiology in ASCs: 'The total joints of tomorrow'

    Three experts shared their insights on the potential migration of cardiac procedures to ASCs:  By Rachel Popa -
  2. 4 key considerations for supply chain optimization in the ASC

    As more surgeries transition to the outpatient setting, ASCs are under increased pressure to have the necessary supplies and support available to nurses and surgeons to meet increasing demands.   By Mackenzie Garrity -
  3. The 2019 guide to ASC billing, collections & contract negotiations

    High-deductible health plans, value-based care, site-neutral payments and many more factors are reshaping how ASCs manage finances.  By Angie Stewart -
  4. Optum's $4.3B DaVita acquisition, customer alignment & care-management strategy — 5 insights on Q2 results

    UnitedHealth Group's total revenues grew by 9 percent year over year in the first half of 2019, with UnitedHealthcare and Optum contributing strongly to the results, according to UnitedHealth Group CEO David Wichmann.  By Angie Stewart -

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  1. The ABCs of recruiting — Everything a center needs to know about recruiting top talent

    When it comes to recruiting top talent to a surgery center, the checklist both ASCs and candidates need to follow can be immense. But a well-functioning surgery center starts with having top talent at the helm.   By Eric Oliver -
  2. ASC supply chain tip of the day: Examine your ASC's brand loyalty

    Physician brand loyalty is one of the is one of the biggest challenges for ASCs that want to optimize supply chain operations, according to Westchester, Ill.-based Regent Surgical Health.  By Rachel Popa -
  3. 4 recent ASC supply chain software releases, partnerships

    Here are four recent supply chain partnership and software releases:  By Rachel Popa -
  4. The future of cardiology in ASCs: Physicians Surgery Centers' Jeff Dottl weighs in

    Jeff Dottl is a principal for Physicians Surgery Centers, a professional ASC management and development company. Recently, he was asked to join an ad hoc California Ambulatory Surgery Association committee addressing cardiology procedures in ASCs. Here, he shares his thoughts on the future of cardiology in ASCs.  By Rachel Popa -
  5. New Jersey ASC nurse awarded scholarship for Honduras medical mission

    Steven Sanacore, a nurse with Surgical Center of South Jersey in Mt. Laurel, will travel to Honduras for a week to assist free surgeries courtesy of a local association of ASCs.  By Rachel Popa -
  6. 3 GI physicians making headlines this week

    Here are three GI physicians featured in the news this week:  By Rachel Popa -
  7. 2 payment models incentivizing cost-effective joint replacements

    Joint replacement procedures are migrating to outpatient facilities with the help of innovative payment models, according to Fusion5, a company focused on building partnerships to advance value-based care.  By Angie Stewart -
  8. Managing anesthesia services in ASCs — 5 top problems + solutions

    ASC managers and administrators consider booking anesthesia services for a case to be the most challenging part of managing anesthesia services, according to Sedaze Anesthesia Consultants CEO Amin Azam.  By Angie Stewart -
  9. Orthopedic ASC embarks on $4M expansion, renovation

    Raleigh, N.C.-based Triangle Orthopaedics Surgery Center has an expansion in the pipeline, according to documents filed by the North Carolina Department of Health and Human Services.  By Angie Stewart -

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