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  1. 3 key ways ASCs can improve quality through staffing

    There are several ways ASCs can improve quality by making staffing changes. Here are three tips from experts across the country.  By Rachel Popa -
  2. The Joint Commission updates requirements for Advanced Certification for Total Hip & Total Knee Replacement

    The Joint Commission's new requirements for Advanced Certification for Total Hip and Knee Replacement are scheduled to go into effect on January 1, 2019 for all new customers applying for the certification.  By Rachel Popa -
  3. 4 key qualities of high-earning physicians

    TheStreet analyzed data from ZipRecruiter and Medscape to determine the characteristics of top-earning physicians.  By Rachel Popa -

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  1. Viewpoint: 3 ways ASCs can help lower healthcare costs through price transparency

    Ty Tippets, the administrator of the St. George Surgical Center, shared his experience testifying before the U.S. Senate Health, Education, Labor and Pensions Committee about how ASCs can lower healthcare costs through price transparency with the Salt Lake Tribune.  By Rachel Popa -
  2. Central Indiana Orthopedics breaks ground on medical office building with surgery center — 3 insights

    Muncie-based Central Indiana Orthopedics broke ground on a medical office building in Fishers, Ind., which will house a surgery center and clinic, Commercial Property Executive reports.  By Eric Oliver -
  3. Beth Israel Deaconess Hospital–Needham raises $780K for outpatient center — 4 insights

    Beth Israel Deaconess Hospital–Needham (Mass.) held its annual gala Nov. 3 to raise money for its soon-to-open Outpatient Clinical Center.  By Eric Oliver -
  4. Anesthesiologists make more than CEOs in Ohio's capital — 10 top-paying jobs

    Anesthesiologists make the highest annual mean wage in the Columbus, Ohio, metro area, according to Columbus Business First.  By Angie Stewart -
  1. Dr. Mark Vital performs complex case using Zepto — 3 quick facts

    Ophthalmologist Mark C. Vital, MD, performed a complex cataract surgery with the Zepto capsulotomy system, according to Mynosys Cellular Devices' Patrick Lydon, OD, vice president of clinical affairs, sales and marketing.  By Angie Stewart -
  2. Charity Ball to help McLaren Surgery Center buy 3D equipment — 3 details

    The McLaren Bay Region Auxiliary is hosting a Charity Ball to help Bay City, Mich.-based McLaren Surgery Center purchase 3D mammography equipment, the Midland Daily News reports.  By Angie Stewart -
  3. EmergeOrtho's Brunswick Surgery Center underway, on schedule: 3 insights

    Wilmington, N.C.-based EmergeOrtho broke ground on Brunswick Surgery Center July 26, and construction is going according to plan.  By Angie Stewart -
  4. Fowl play: Havasu Foot and Ankle Surgery Center sponsors Turkey Trot

    Lake Havasu City, Ariz.-based Havasu Foot and Ankle Surgery Center sponsored the 29th Annual Turkey Trot in Lake Havasu, River Scene Magazine reports.  By Angie Stewart -
  1. 3 new joint venture ASCs — October/November 2018

    Here are three joint venture ASCs with updates in the past couple months:  By Angie Stewart -
  2. Ohio Gastroenterology and Liver Institute opens 3rd practice — 3 insights

    Cincinnati-based Ohio Gastroenterology and Liver Institute spent $3.9 million to open a third location in Liberty Township, Ohio, the Journal-News reports.  By Eric Oliver -
  3. The best opportunities for small, mid-sized orthopedic ASCs: Q&A with Dr. Michael Redler

    Michael Redler,, MD, is a founding partner of The Orthopaedic and Sports Medicine Center in Trumbull, Conn. He is a visiting assistant professor of orthopedics at the University of Virginia as well as an assistant clinical professor at the Frank H Netter School of Medicine at Quinnipiac University. He has been an advocate for outpatient orthopedic surgery and ASCs for several years.  By Laura Dyrda -
  4. 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 -
  5. 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 -
  6. 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 -
  7. 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 -
  8. 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 -
  9. 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 -

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