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  1. 3 new GI-driven ASCs and facilities | November 2018

    Here are three GI-driven ASCs and facilities that were opened or announced in November 2018:  By Rachel Popa -
  2. 20 benchmarks to know on rural ASCs

    From 2007 to 2016, claim lines with ASC usage increased more in rural areas than urban areas or nationally, according to Fair Health. Fair Health analyzed claim line trends in five service settings, including ASCs, using a national database of billions of privately insured healthcare claims.  By Rachel Popa -
  3. Orthopedic societies weigh in on outpatient joint replacement: 6 things to know

    The American Association of Hip and Knee Surgeons, Hip Society, Knee Society and the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons published their stance on outpatient joint replacement in the Journal of Arthroplasty.  By Rachel Popa -

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  1. ASC supply chain tip of the day: Understand your risk

    Cheryl Poplaski, Vizient's senior director of supply chain operations, outlined what ASCs can do to prepare for supply chain disasters.  By Rachel Popa -
  2. The Joint Commission deletes data collection requirement for deemed-status ASCs

    The Joint Commission will not require the performance improvement standard for deemed-status ASCs, effective July 1, 2019.  By Rachel Popa -
  3. Lawrence Memorial Hospital faces challenge from city council on ASC approval: 4 details

    The Medford City Council requested that the public comment period be extended for the proposed ASC at Lawrence Memorial Hospital, Wicked Local reported.  By Rachel Popa -
  4. Where in the US are physicians paid the most? 10 statistics

    TheStreet analyzed data from ZipRecruiter and Medscape to rank where in the U.S. physicians are paid the most in 2018, on average.  By Rachel Popa -
  1. Drs. Jon LaPook, Lea Ann Chen & more: 3 GI physicians making headlines

    Here are three gastroenterologists who made the news this past week:  By Rachel Popa -
  2. 5 must-read articles for the ASC industry this week: Nov. 9-15

    Here are the five most read ASC stories for the week of Nov. 9 to 15:  By Rachel Popa -
  3. How to keep your ASC operational during renovations — 7 tips

    Keeping an ASC operational during major renovation and construction projects requires extensive planning and consideration, according to an ASC Focus article by Robert Kurtz.  By Angie Stewart -
  4. Workers' comp payments lower at ASCs than HOPDs — 5 study findings

    ASCs generally receive lower reimbursement for surgeries than hospital outpatient departments do, according to a study published by the Workers Compensation Research Institute.  By Angie Stewart -
  1. 4 ophthalmologists testify against proposed ASC payment cuts in Texas

    Texas Medicaid proposed cutting the payment rates for several codes performed in ASCs, according to the Texas Ophthalmological Association.  By Angie Stewart -
  2. M Health Clinics and Surgery Center to house nurse practitioners clinic — 3 insights

    The University of Minnesota Health Clinics and Surgery Center in Minneapolis will soon feature a nurse practitioners clinic, Minnesota Nursing Magazine reports.  By Angie Stewart -
  3. Lee Health to unveil $140M medical campus — 4 points

    Fort Myers, Fla.-based Lee Health plans to open its $140 million medical campus in Estero, Fla., Dec. 3., Naples Daily News reports.  By Angie Stewart -
  4. Spaces for lease in Westmoreland medical office building with surgery center — 4 insights

    Several spaces in the Bethesda, Md.-based Westmoreland Medical Building are available for lease.  By Angie Stewart -
  5. These 5 ASCs have the highest patient volume in Memphis

    Memphis Business Journal compiled a list of Memphis, Tenn.-area ASCs and ranked them by the number of local patients in 2017.  By Angie Stewart -
  6. Tenet, Cigna contract negotiations may leave Brookwood Baptist Health ASC patients without in-network coverage: 3 details

    Brookwood Baptist Health patients could lose in-network insurance coverage at ASCs and hospitals unless Tenet Healthcare and Cigna reach an agreement, the Birmingham Business Journal reported.  By Rachel Popa -
  7. 46 benchmarks to know on ASC service volume

    Here are 46 benchmarks to know on service volume from a variety of sources in the industry.  By Rachel Popa -
  8. 4 things to know about The Joint Commission's opioid treatment program accreditation

    Here are four things to know about The Joint Commission's opioid treatment program accreditation program requirements:  By Rachel Popa -
  9. This surgery specialty pays the most in 2018 at 500K+ — But it's not orthopedics

    TheStreet analyzed data from ZipRecruiter and Medscape to rank which surgery specialties pay the most in 2018.  By Rachel Popa -

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