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  1. 6 key ASC Quality Collaboration report statistics

    The ASC Quality Collaboration released its report on ASC quality for the first quarter of 2018.  By Rachel Popa -
  2. How to improve the ASC preauthorization process — 8 key steps

    Receiving the correct reimbursement for procedures performed in ASCs depends on examining steps in the revenue cycle process, according to Jessica Nelson, director of revenue cycle services at Surgical Information Systems.  By Rachel Popa -
  3. Drs. Gianrico Farrugia, Khalid Moussa & more: 3 GI physicians making headlines

    Here are three gastroenterologists that made news recently:  By Rachel Popa -

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  1. 5 must-read articles for the ASC industry this week: August 10-16

    Here are the five most popular ASC stories for the week of Aug. 10 to Aug. 16:  By Rachel Popa -
  2. Dr. Michael Cozzi killed by tractor while pursuing medical license renewal

    Pain physician Michael Cozzi, MD, 54, died August 15 after being pinned between a fence post and a tractor, The Journal Gazette reports.  By Angie Stewart -
  3. Peripheral Nerve Stimulator wins FDA clearance for pain management — 5 insights

    The FDA cleared SPR Therapeutics' Sprint single-lead endura and dual-lead extensa peripheral nerve stimulation systems.   By Angie Stewart -
  4. Aventus Health delays construction on $40M complex with ASC: 5 details

    Winter Springs, Fla.-based Aventus Health delayed construction on a 150,000-square-foot medical complex in Oviedo, Fla., that will feature an ASC, Orlando Business Journal reports.  By Angie Stewart -

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  1. Cardiovascular surgery in an ASC: 3 considerations before making the jump

    Some cardiovascular procedures are gaining momentum in ASCs because of their minimally invasive advancements, according to Temitope Oluwayomi, a supply chain manager at Westchester, Ill.-based Regent Surgical Health.  By Angie Stewart -
  2. Avoid these 5 medical coding mistakes — or risk losing thousands

    While some medical coding errors are a result of intentional misrepresentation, others may stem from an innocent mistake, according to the American Medical Association.  By Angie Stewart -
  3. Supply chain tip of the day: Standardize products

    Standardizing products and how they can increase profits for practices, according to Scott McDade, McKesson Medical-Surgical's general manager of health systems.  By Rachel Popa -
  4. 5 must-read articles for GI physicians this week

    Here are the five most popular gastroenterology and endoscopy stories for the week of Aug. 9 to Aug. 15, 2018:  By Rachel Popa -
  1. Orthopedic procedure volume grows in the ASC, outpatient settings: 10 key statistics

    The percent of inpatient procedures decreased while the percent of outpatient and ASC procedures increased, according to a Leerink Partners survey conducted in June.  By Rachel Popa -
  2. Saint Thomas Rutherford Hospital plans $16M ASC: 4 details to know

    Gordon Ferguson, the CEO of Murfreesboro, Tenn.-based Saint Thomas Rutherford Hospital, spoke to the Daily News Journal about his plans to ensure the hospital adapts to the city's growing population, including plans for an ASC.  By Rachel Popa -
  3. Pardee UNC Health Care files CON for new ASC: 4 key details

    Pardee (N.C.) UNC Health Care is seeking state approval for an ASC in Mills River, the Hendersonville Lightning reported.  By Rachel Popa -
  4. Coastal Orthopedics selects new ASC, revenue cycle directors — 5 quick facts

    Bradenton, Fla.-based Coastal Orthopedics hired Iris Bernier as the director of revenue cycle and promoted Jo-Ellen Converse, RN, to ASC director.  By Angie Stewart -
  5. BlueCross, Anesthesia Medical Group stalemate could cost patients thousands — 6 details

    Patients undergoing non-emergency surgeries — including births — may see out-of-pocket costs skyrocket due to a standoff between BlueCross BlueShield of Tennessee and Nashville, Tenn.-based Anesthesia Medical Group, The Tennessean reports.  By Angie Stewart -
  6. How Georgia ASC payments changed after the 2014 fee schedule update — 3 study findings

    The Workers Compensation Research Institute published a study on how Georgia ASCs were paid for procedures after the state changed its medical fee schedule for outpatient services.  By Angie Stewart -
  7. 3 models for orthopedic practices to consider when migrating to the ASC space

    Inpatient orthopedic procedures can safely migrate to the ASC setting if postoperative pain management and monitoring are extended by at least 24 to 48 hours, according to an article published by American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons.  By Angie Stewart -
  8. Surgery Partners welcomes 3 ASCs to network

    Three surgery centers joined the Nashville, Tenn.-based Surgery Partners network.  By Angie Stewart -
  9. 3 ASCs & outpatient facilities achieving certification and accreditation — July 2018

    Here are three outpatient centers with accreditation, reaccreditation or certification updates in July 2018:  By Angie Stewart -

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