Today's Top 20 Stories
  1. Jury awards $17M in malpractice suit over outpatient surgery at Michigan hospital

    A jury awarded $17 million to a woman who sued Lansing, Mich.-based Sparrow Hospital for malpractice after a routine outpatient procedure, the Lansing State Journal reports.  By Angie Stewart -
  2. 8 executive moves at big ASC companies — Tenet, Optum & more

    Several ASC management companies announced leadership changes in early November:  By Angie Stewart -
  3. Where in the U.S. do APRNs earn the most?

    Advanced practice registered nurses earn the most on the East and West Coasts, according to Medscape's 2019 APRN compensation report.  By Rachel Popa -

Dr. Stephen Punzak: Video is essential for ASCs as complex cases go outpatient

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  1. Do hospital or private practice nurses earn more?

    Medscape released its 2019 advanced practice registered nurse compensation report.  By Rachel Popa -
  2. Cherokee Nation, Indian Health Services opening $200M outpatient center with ASC

    The Cherokee Nation and Indian Health Services are holding a grand opening ceremony for a $200 million tribal outpatient health center in Tahlequah, Okla., Nov. 14.  By Rachel Popa -
  3. ASC supply chain tip of the day: Look for patterns in data

    Using data can make your practice more efficient, according to Scott McDade, McKesson Medical-Surgical's general manager of health systems.  By Rachel Popa -
  4. Income dropped 3.5% for NPs, 2% for CRNAs in 2018

    Medscape released its 2019 advanced practice registered nurse compensation report.  By Rachel Popa -

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  1. Ghana surgery center opens in partnership with NYU School of Medicine: 3 things to know

    LuccaHealth Medical Specialty Center opened Oct. 25 to provide specialty care and same-day surgery in partnership with New York City-based New York University School of Medicine.  By Angie Stewart -
  2. Missouri Orthopaedic Institute claims world's 350th EOS imaging system installation

    Columbia-based MU Health Care's Missouri Orthopedic Institute installed an EOS imaging system.  By Angie Stewart -
  3. Exact closes its $2.8B acquisition & more: 7 GI industry key notes

    Here are seven updates from gastroenterology companies and practices from the past week:  By Eric Oliver -
  4. UPMC partners with ophthalmology surgery center to acquire Irish hospital — 4 insights

    UPMC and the Institute of Eye Surgery partnered to acquire Clane General Hospital in Kildare, Ireland, laying the foundation of what will soon be a national Ophthalmology Network of Excellence, the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette reports.  By Eric Oliver -

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  1. How 4 big ASC operators fared in Q3

    Four companies that run ASCs recently released financial results for the third quarter.  By Rachel Popa -
  2. AtlantiCare to open 4th surgery center — 5 things to know

    Atlantic City, N.J.-based AtlantiCare plans to open its fourth outpatient surgery center in spring 2020.  By Angie Stewart -
  3. Here's how many ASC leaders make $150K+ — 8 pay insights

    The number of ASC leaders reporting a salary of $100,000 or more was down 8 percentage points compared to 2018, according to OR Manager's 2019 Salary/Career Survey.  By Angie Stewart -
  4. HCA Healthcare VP joins eye care company as COO: 4 things to know

    Dallas-based EyeCare Services Partners tapped a leader from Nashville, Tenn.-based HCA Healthcare to serve as chief operating officer.  By Angie Stewart -
  5. (Almost) 1 year later: Revisiting the Atlanta Gastroenterology Associates & Frazier Healthcare Partners deal

    Atlanta Gastroenterology Associates took on a private equity partner in Frazier Healthcare Partners on Dec. 17, 2018, forming gastroenterology management company United Digestive in the process.  By Eric Oliver -
  6. How to implement succession planning at an ASC

    When high-performing surgeons are preparing to retire, it can be difficult for ASCs to replace them.  By Rachel Popa -
  7. ASC supply chain tip of the day: Automate

    Inventory Optimization Solutions shared tips ASCs can follow to improve supply chain management on the company's blog.  By Rachel Popa -
  8. With $60B+ deals this year, what's in store for private equity in the future?

    A report in Medical Economics explored private equity investment in healthcare, finding that the investment isn't likely to stop.  By Eric Oliver -
  9. 3 ways to improve ASC coding, billing

    Accurate coding is essential to the smooth running of an ASC, according to ASC software developer Surgical Information Systems. Jho Outlaw, SIS' senior vice president of revenue cycle services and Jessica Nelson, director of revenue cycle services shared insights on how to handle common ASC revenue cycle issues.  By Rachel Popa -

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