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  1. 4 essential elements of an ASC total joint program

    Andrea Lessner, BSN, RN, total joint coordinator of Scottsdale, Ariz.-based North Valley Surgery Center — an HonorHealth affiliate managed by Sovereign Healthcare — told Becker's ASC Review about four key elements of a successful outpatient total joint program.  By Angie Stewart -
  2. How North Valley Surgery Center is elevating its total joint program — 4 Qs with a program coordinator

    Payer contracts, surgeon leadership, clinical pathways and a commitment to superior care are the key elements of a successful outpatient total joint program, according to Andrea Lessner, BSN, RN, total joint coordinator of Scottsdale, Ariz.-based North Valley Surgery Center, an HonorHealth affiliate managed by Sovereign Healthcare.  By Angie Stewart -
  3. Moving cardiovascular services to ASCs — 5 insights in light of CMS' proposed rule

    Brian Gauger is president and CEO of Edina, Minn.-based National Cardiovascular Partners.  By Angie Stewart -

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  1. Why ASC deals spiked after a lull in early 2019 — 3 insights

    Nick Beale, director at Hammond Hanlon Camp, keeps a close eye on ASC transactions. He shared his observations on the topic with Becker's ASC Review.  By Angie Stewart -
  2. How apps like Google Translate make lifesaving interventions possible — 3 Qs with Dr. Linda J Mason

    Linda J. Mason, MD, president of the American Society of Anesthesiologists, told Becker's ASC Review how AI and virtual reality tools could affect the field of anesthesia.  By Angie Stewart -
  3. GIs among the top 5 revenue generating specialties for hospitals

    Gastroenterology remains a high earning specialty for both physicians and hospitals, according to the 2019 inpatient/outpatient revenue survey from physician search firm Merritt Hawkins.  By Rachel Popa -
  4. How physician salary compares to revenue generated

    Many of the highest paid physician specialties also generate the most revenue for hospitals, according to the 2019 inpatient/outpatient revenue survey from physician search firm Merritt Hawkins.  By Rachel Popa -

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  1. ASC supply chain tip of the day: Routinely monitor metrics

    Keeping an eye on performance metrics can help ASCs increase supply chain efficiency, said Molly Ehrlich, Vizient's consulting director of advisory solutions for supply chain operations.  By Rachel Popa -
  2. Pacific Surgery Center & Surgery Center of Cleveland host 2 members of Congress

    In honor of national ASC month, two surgery centers hosted members of Congress.  By Rachel Popa -
  3. 5 survey details on physician burnout

    Burnout has caused some physicians to consider stepping away from their practices, according to Medical Economics' 2019 physician burnout survey.  By Rachel Popa -
  4. $15M New Jersey ASC opening next year

    Cape Regional Health System expects to open a $15 million, 19,000-square foot ASC on the campus of Cooper University Hospital in Camden, N.J., in the summer of 2020, according to the Press of Atlantic City.  By Rachel Popa -

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  1. Surgical Care Affiliates' COO got into healthcare by accident — but stayed with intention

    Jason Strauss is COO of Deerfield, Ill.-based Surgical Care Affiliates. Mr. Strauss told Becker's ASC Review about how he got his start in healthcare and what industry changes he's observed.  By Angie Stewart -
  2. 3 GI physicians making headlines this week

    Becker's ASC Review reported on news about the following gastroenterologists this week:  By Rachel Popa -
  3. Physicians Endoscopy gets new CEO & 4 other must-read articles

    Here are the five most-popular gastroenterology articles this week:  By Rachel Popa -
  4. ASC supply chain tip of the day: Know risk areas in inventory management

    The shift to value-based care poses both risks and new opportunities for ASCs in the area of inventory management, according to Johnson & Johnson Health Care Systems' Ruben Taborda, senior director of supply chain customer solutions.  By Rachel Popa -
  5. 4 physician specialties in the '$3 million club' — Orthopedic surgeons, neurosurgeons & more

    There are a handful of specialties in the "$3 million club."  By Rachel Popa -
  6. 4 ASCs recruiting nurse managers

    Nurse managers play an essential role in day-to-day surgery center operations. Here are four ASCs looking for nurse managers:  By Rachel Popa -
  7. 13 new or expanded GI-focused ASCs, facilities

    Here are 13 gastroenterology-focused ASCs or facilities that have opened or broken ground in 2019:  By Rachel Popa -
  8. Ascension, orthopedic group to build ASC in Wisconsin

    Orthopedic and Sports Medicine Specialists and Ascension Wisconsin are teaming up to build an orthopedic ASC in Fox Crossing, Wis., according to the Appleton Post-Crescent.  By Rachel Popa -
  9. Connecticut hospital weighs investing in surgery center — 5 insights

    Hospital of Central Connecticut wants to purchase a majority stake of the soon-to-open Rocky Hill Surgery Center, the Hartford Business Journal reports.  By Eric Oliver -

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