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  1. UM Capital Region Health updating Laurel facility — 4 insights

    Cheverly, Md.-based UM Capital Region Health is upgrading Laurel (Md.) Regional Hospital, building an array of features including an outpatient surgery center, the Baltimore Sun reports.  By Eric Oliver -
  2. The Retina Center of Texas earns preliminary approval — 3 insights

    Southlake City Council approved Dallas-based Retina Center of Texas's zoning change and concept plan for its medical office building, Community Impact reports.  By Eric Oliver -
  3. Henry Ford Allegiance Health to construct new ASC: 3 notes

    Henry Ford Allegiance Health in Jackson, Mich., developed plans for a new outpatient surgery center in Grass Lake, Mich.  By Laura Dyrda -

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  1. 6 trends and observations in ASC M&A

    There are several players in the outpatient surgery space interested in ASCs.  By Laura Dyrda -
  2. 5 essential billing guidelines for ASCs in 2019

    To avoid closing or merging with larger medical groups for financial reasons, ASCs must have effective revenue cycle management processes in place, according to 247 Medical Billing Services.  By Angie Stewart -
  3. 4 key reasons patients don't show up to ASC appointments

    Lack of transportation accounts for about 67 percent of patient no-shows, causing about 3.6 million patients to miss their medical appointments, according to Medbridge Transport.  By Angie Stewart -
  4. ASC supply chain tip of the day: Focus on efficiency & effectiveness

    Technology, process optimization and analysis are three ways ASCs can improve supply chain operations, according to Grant Thornton's Operations Transformation Principal Jeff Berman, who leads the company's healthcare supply chain practice.  By Rachel Popa -

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  1. The impact of healthcare data breaches in February — 1 ASC affected

    More than one data breach occurred each day in February, according to HIPAA Journal.  By Rachel Popa -
  2. CHI Franciscan Health settles lawsuit alleging 2 physician group deals were illegal — 6 details

    Tacoma, Wash.-based CHI Franciscan Health and two physician groups reached a settlement with the state of Washington over a lawsuit claiming the organizations' arrangements violated antitrust laws, according to the Kitsap Sun, part of the USA Today Network.  By Angie Stewart -
  3. The top 10 cheapest states for healthcare in the US

    A report from the Commonwealth Fund outlines where healthcare costs are the cheapest and most expensive.  By Rachel Popa -
  4. Full-endoscopic laser spine techniques effective for back pain patients treated in ASCs: 3 study details

    Full-endoscopic transforaminal lumbar interbody fusion is a usable technique for lumbar stabilization surgery in an ASC, according to research published in Pain Physician and the National Center for Biotechnology Information.  By Rachel Popa -
  1. Motus GI, CRH Medical & more: 3 GI company key notes

    Here are three updates on gastroenterology and industry-relevant companies to note this week:  By Rachel Popa -
  2. Estero Urgent Care shutters after 2 big providers enter market: Healthcare options now 'immense'

    Estero (Fla.) Urgent Care closed one of its offices at the end of February, not long after two large healthcare providers opened medical facilities in the area, according to News-Press, part of the USA Today Network.  By Angie Stewart -
  3. Recapping the payment changes affecting ASCs in 2019 — 5 refreshers

    Despite promising changes from CMS, reimbursement will be the biggest challenge for ASCs in 2019, according to 247 Medical Billing Services.  By Angie Stewart -
  4. 'ASCs are ready to do their part' on price & quality transparency — 3 thoughts from ASCA CEO William Prentice

    Healthcare costs and quality should be made more transparent and user-friendly across care settings, according to William Prentice, CEO of the Ambulatory Surgery Center Association.  By Angie Stewart -
  5. 7 ASCs performing cases with the iStent inject

    Glaukos Corp.'s iStent inject is an implant designed to reduce intraocular pressure in patients with glaucoma.  By Angie Stewart -
  6. No-shows could cost your ASC $26K+ this year — 4 things to know

    One patient no-show per day can cost an ASC thousands of dollars each year, according to Medbridge Transport, a company that provides medical transportation services to ASCs in Houston.  By Angie Stewart -
  7. NJAASC completes first SSI benchmarking survey

    The New Jersey Association of Ambulatory Surgical Centers recently completed its first New Jersey specific benchmarking survey focusing on surgical site infections.  By Staff -
  8. Real estate investors look to capitalize on outpatient investment — 5 insights

    Real estate investors are looking to capitalize on the fierce healthcare market as outpatient developments continue to surge, RE Journals reports.  By Eric Oliver -
  9. Olympus sponsoring several CRC organizations — 4 insights

    Olympus will continue to sponsor several organizations dedicated to fighting colorectal cancer, including the Colorectal Cancer Alliance and Colon Cancer Coalition.  By Eric Oliver -

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