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  1. 8 recent executive changes for ASC leaders to know

    Here are eight executive changes that occurred over the past month.  By Angie Stewart -
  2. 6 statistics on ophthalmologist net worth & expenditure

    Most ophthalmologists consider themselves "savers," but 9 percent of physicians in the specialty reported living above their means, according to Medscape's 2018 Physician Wealth & Debt Report.  By Angie Stewart -
  3. Triad Center for Surgery, Cone, Forsyth and Wake Forest Baptist medical centers seek OR additions – 5 insights

    North Carolina regulators received certificate of need applications from four Winston-Salem, N.C.-based providers: Triad Center for Surgery, Cone Health, Forsyth Medical Center and Wake Forest Baptist Medical Center, the Winston-Salem Journal reports.  By Angie Stewart -

6 most commonly performed spine and pain procedures

Tips on how to stay compliant and maximize revenue in your ASC.
  1. Amid booming baby boomer business, millennial demand for orthopedic services rocketing — 5 insights

    Orthopedic services are already in high demand because of an aging baby boomer population, but a new generation is causing demand to grow even higher, according to a recent survey from Cox Health Marketing.  By Eric Oliver -
  2. Same Day Surgery Center wins Outstanding Patient Experience Award — 3 insights

    Healthgrades named Rapid City, S.D.-based Same Day Surgery Center among its 2018 Outstanding Patient Experience Award winners.  By Eric Oliver -
  3. 3 insights into ophthalmology best practices from Wills Eye Hospital

    Philadelphia-based Wills Eye Hospital presented several studies on best practices for ophthalmologists at the 70th Annual Wills Eye Conference, March 7 to March 9 in Philadelphia.  By Eric Oliver -
  4. Physician Partners of America constructing 2 Florida facilities with ASCs — 5 insights

    Tampa, Fla.-based Physician Partners of America is in the midst of constructing two multispeciality healthcare facilities in Orlando, Fla., and Merritt Island, Fla., that'll both prominently feature ASCs, Virtual Strategy reports.  By Eric Oliver -

6 most commonly performed spine and pain procedures

Tips on how to stay compliant and maximize revenue in your ASC.
  1. 61% of gastroenterologists to participate in MIPS: 5 things to know about GI payment models

    Around 44 percent of gastroenterologists report receiving fee-for-service reimbursement, meaning more than half participate in value-based care contracts, according to the Medscape Gastroenterologist Compensation Report 2018.  By Laura Dyrda -
  2. Surgery Center of Quincy locked down after bomb threat — 4 insights

    Quincy, Ill.-based Blessing Hospital locked down its entire complex, including the Surgery Center of Quincy, after an unidentified party made a bomb threat, the Herald-Whig reports.  By Eric Oliver -
  3. HCA, KKR attempt to purchase Envision & more — 10 ASC company key notes

    Here are 10 updates on ASC companies and industry-relevant companies to note.  By Eric Oliver -
  4. Examining the quality metrics of 10 Massachusetts endoscopy centers

    Massachusetts launched its CompareCare website to provide residents a view into the cost and quality of healthcare facilities around the state.  By Eric Oliver -
  1. The Elements of an ASC Turnaround

    The principals of ASD Management are, first and foremost, operators of ambulatory surgery centers. We trace our roots back to 1986, when we launched our first surgery center management firm, the forerunner of our current firm founded in 1996. Over the last 30 years, we have developed and managed over 100 surgery centers throughout the United States. We are still doing it today and find it as enriching an experience as when we first started. In 2016, we felt there was a gap in the ASC industry because there was a lack of proper literature describing a proven, systematic approach to operating and developing surgery centers. Along with noted co-authors, ASD Management published the first compreshensive book on surgery center management, Developing and Managing Ambulatory Surgery Centers, now in its second printing and co-published by the Ambulatory Surgery Center Association. The following is an excerpt from the book.  By Joseph S. Zasa, Managing Partner of ASD Management -
  2. 5 strategies to improve collection of patient financial responsibility

    Patients' financial responsibility for their healthcare is on the rise and showing no signs of slowing down. Long gone are the days of $25 co-pays and $250 deductibles. A TransUnion Healthcare analysis showed that patients experienced an 11 percent increase in average out-of-pocket costs during 2017, rising from $1,630 in the last quarter of 2016 to $1,813 in the last quarter of 2017. A 2017 Black Book survey found that since 2015, patients have experienced a nearly30 percent increase in deductible and out-of-pocket maximum costs, with out-of-pocket costs rising to over $4,400.  By Randy Bishop, Partner, Surgical Funds -
  3. Eye Surgery Center of Knoxville opens surgery center — 3 insights

    The Eye Surgery Center of Knoxville (Ky.) recently opened the Eye Surgery Center in Powell (Ky.), the Citizen Tribune reports.  By Eric Oliver -
  4. 5 most read GI stories May 14-18

    Here are the five most popular gastroenterology and endoscopy stories for the week of May 14 to May 18, 2018.  By Eric Oliver -
  5. 7 things for ASC leaders to know for Monday — May 21, 2018

    Here are seven updates for ASC leaders to know for May 21, 2018.  By Eric Oliver -
  6. 33% of physicians put more than $2k in tax-deferred savings each month — 10 statistics

    Forty-three percent of physicians who save more than $2,000 per month in a tax-deferred account are in the 50 year to 64 year age range, according to Medscape's Physician Wealth and Debt Report 2018.  By Angie Stewart -
  7. Pediatric Specialists of Virginia's ASC achieves AAAHC reaccreditation — 3 notes

    The Accreditation Association for Ambulatory Health Care reaccredited Fairfax-based Pediatric Specialists of Virginia's pediatric ASC for another three years.  By Angie Stewart -
  8. Nueterra Capital brings 2 legal experts on board for NueHealth & other affiliates — 5 things to know

    Scott C. Palecki and Alex Knudson were hired as general counsel and legal project manager, respectively, for Nueterra Capital and its affiliates and subsidiaries.  By Angie Stewart -
  9. HCA aims to acquire AmSurg, partners with KKR in bid for Envision's physician services: 5 things to know

    HCA Healthcare and KKR partnered to make Envision an offer to buy out the company's physician services unit, including AmSurg, according to a Reuters report.  By Laura Dyrda -

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