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  1. Grab a pen – The key to successful billing and coding is documentation

    Alliance Medibilling CEO Annette Bolcato has 25 years of coding and billing related experience. She spoke with Becker's ASC Review about the challenges industry professionals face and how outsourcing services can help physicians avoid worrying about payer issues.  By Angie Stewart -
  2. Dr. Salomon Melgen gets 17 years for stealing at defrauding Medicare at least $73M: 5 insights

    South Fla.-based ophthalmologist Salomon Melgen, MD, received a 17-year sentence Feb. 22 for stealing at least $73 million from Medicare, the SunSentinel reports.  By Shayna Korol -
  3. Iowa physician's license to practice indefinitely suspended for providing inappropriate pain management: 6 things to know

    Missouri Valley, Iowa-based Robert Cunard, MD, entered into a settlement agreement on Feb. 15 with the Iowa Board of Medicine, resulting in the indefinite suspension of his license to practice medicine in the state of Iowa, the Missouri Valley Times reports.  By Shayna Korol -

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  1. Provision Device Reprocessing Solutions caters to underserved ASC marketplace — 5 insights

    After identifying a market deficiency, Provision, Device Reprocessing Solutions is entering the ASC marketplace with an ASC-specific device reprocessing model.  By Eric Oliver -
  2. Real-estate investment group sells land occupied by Resurgens Fayette Surgery Center — 3 insights

    Florida real estate group Grover Corlew sold 47,695-square-feet of land, including the Fayette Surgical Building and the Fayette Medical Building, Rebusiness Online reports. All buildings are in Fayetteville, Ga.  By Eric Oliver -
  3. Nebraska medical office building to house surgery center — 4 insights

    Faith Regional Health Services in Norfolk, Neb., is constructing a 130,000-square-foot medical office building, which'll house an outpatient surgery center, Rebusiness Online reports.  By Eric Oliver -
  4. Aurora Health Care switches sites for $130M ASC, physician office — 5 highlights

    Milwaukee-based Aurora Health Care is scrapping previous plans to build a new medical facility in Kenosha, Wis., and will instead locate it near a primary competitor, Milwaukee Business Journal reports. Here are five highlights:  By Angie Stewart -

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  1. Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality offers survey tool for ASCs — 3 facts

    The AHRQ designed a patient safety survey specifically for outpatient surgery centers, The Joint Commission reported. Here are three facts:  By Angie Stewart -
  2. NN Inc. completes Bridgemedica acquisition — 3 insights

    NN, an industrial manufacturer with 36 facilities worldwide, acquired Bridgemedica, Medical Design and Outsourcing reports. Here are three insights:  By Angie Stewart -
  3. Expected post-acquisition earnings growth for ASCs — 5 statistics

    Here are five statistics on the earnings growth ASC leaders expect in the first several years post transaction, according to responses from HealthCare Appraisers' 2017 ASC Valuation Survey.  By Angie Stewart -
  4. Tift Regional Health System acquires local ophthalmology practice — 4 notes

    Tifton, Ga.-based Tift Regional Health System acquired Tifton (Ga.) Ophthalmology, according to The Tifton Gazette. Here are four notes:  By Angie Stewart -
  1. Black Americans offered fewer knee replacements, affecting quality of life — 10 insights

    Black patients with knee osteoarthritis are offered knee replacement surgery at lower rates than white patients in the U.S., leading to losses in quality-adjusted life years, suggests a study in Arthritis Care & Research. Here are 10 insights from Reuters:  By Angie Stewart -
  2. Mat-Su Regional Medical building 40,000 square-foot medical plaza — 5 highlights

    Palmer, Alaska-based Mat-Su Regional Medical plans to open a new building this summer, according to Mat-Su Valley Frontiersman. Here are five highlights:  By Angie Stewart -
  3. Surgery Partners selects chief human resources officer — 4 facts

    Surgery Partners created a chief human resources officer role and named Angela Justice, PhD, to the position. Here are four things to know:  By Angie Stewart -
  4. Exact Sciences reports 168% increase in full-year revenues — 8 insights

    Exact Sciences announced its fourth quarter fiscal year 2017 earnings, seeing a 148 percent increase in year over year revenues.  By Eric Oliver -
  5. Drs. Loren Laing, Arnold Levy & more: 11 GI physicians making headlines

    Here are 11 gastroenterologists that made headlines this past week:  By Eric Oliver -
  6. 8 guidelines for sedation and anesthesia in GI endoscopy

    The American Society for Gastrointestinal Endoscopy released updated guidelines for sedation and anesthesia in GI endoscopy in Gastrointestinal Endoscopy.  By Shayna Korol -
  7. FDA issues final rule on 23 ingredients in over-the-counter antiseptic products: 5 key notes

    The FDA finalized a rule that over-the-counter healthcare antiseptic products containing triclosan and 23 other active ingredients may not be marketed without undergoing pre-market review. A rule first proposed in 2015 found that these active ingredients are not generally recognized as safe and effective.  By Shayna Korol -
  8. Huron, The Joint Commission affiliate partner on quality improvement effort — 6 insights

    The Joint Commission Center for Transforming Healthcare and professional services firm Huron will host workshops on high reliability strategies. Here are six insights:  By Angie Stewart -
  9. Gauge Capital recapitalizes ophthalmology services provider — 3 key points

    An affiliate of Gauge Capital recapitalized Las Vegas-based New Eyes, according to The PE Hub Network. Here are three key points:  By Angie Stewart -

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