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  1. Dr. Hal Scherz on CON laws and outpatient surgical procedures: 4 notes

    Certificate of need laws make performing surgeries in the outpatient setting more difficult, Hal Scherz, MD, wrote in a column for The Augusta Chronicle.  By Shayna Korol -
  2. How ambulatory practices can solve 3 key logistical challenges

     The average ASC spends $549,000 per operating room on drugs and medical supplies, accounting for nearly one-fourth of facility net revenue each year, according to VMG Health's 2018 Multi-Specialty ASC Benchmarking Study.  By Angie Stewart -
  3. Illinois community may benefit from ASC, OSF Regional Vice President says — 3 insights

    In the midst of facility openings and hospital enhancements, Peoria, Ill.-based OSF HealthCare Regional President Jared Rogers, MD, told The News-Gazette that OSF may benefit from adding an ASC in the area.  By Angie Stewart -

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  1. Physicians 'split right down the center' on Georgia CON law — 4 details

    Stakeholders clashed over proposed changes to Georgia's certificate of need law that would loosen restrictions on ASCs, the Albany Herald reports.  By Angie Stewart -
  2. 2 benefits of bundled payments in ASCs

    Van Nuys-based Southern California Orthopedic Institute CNO Rashel Campos, RN, BSN, works with the organization's clinics and provides operational oversight of its surgery centers.  By Angie Stewart -
  3. How Southern California Orthopedic Institute shifted total joints to ASCs using bundled payments — 5 insights

    Van Nuys-based Southern California Orthopedic Institute CNO Rashel Campos, RN, BSN, spoke to Becker's ASC Review about how using Global 1's bundled payments structure helped the organization move total joint and spine procedures to its outpatient centers.  By Angie Stewart -
  4. Southpoint Surgery Center adopts new EHR software — 3 insights

    Jacksonville, Fla.-based Southpoint Surgery Center is implementing HST pathways' EHR software, eChart, according to HST pathways Southeast Regional Director Jon Trujillo.   By Angie Stewart -

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  1. PhyMed Healthcare Group acquires Grand Canyon Anesthesia: 3 highlights

    Nashville, Tenn.-based PhyMed Healthcare Group acquired Phoenix-based Grand Canyon Anesthesia, the Global Legal Chronicle reports.  By Angie Stewart -
  2. GPOs, devices & more ASC trends to watch: Supply chain expert Neil Olderman shares key insights

    Neil Olderman, partner at law firm Drinker Biddle & Reath and vice president of consulting firm Innovative Health Strategies said in the next 10 years, ASCs can expect to see device maker role changes in operating suites, device makers treating ASCs as clients and for supply chain to shift its focus toward being accountable for patient outcomes.  By Rachel Popa -
  3. Anchor Health Properties surpasses $1B after acquiring 4 medical office buildings — 4 insights

    Anchor Health Properties acquired four medical office buildings in Sacramento, Calif., surpassing $1 billion in total investment.  By Eric Oliver -
  4. Houston Methodist Willowbrook Hospital finishes 1st phase of surgery center expansion — 4 insights

    Houston Methodist Willowbrook Hospital finished the first phase of a multiphase surgery center expansion project, Community Impact reports.  By Eric Oliver -
  1. SurgCenter Development forms 200th ASC partnership — Company in 'full-growth mode'

    Towson, Md -based SurgCenter Development formed its 200th ASC partnership with SurgCenter of Clearwater (Fla.).  By Eric Oliver -
  2. University Medical Center of El Paso performs endoscopic jejunostomy, 2nd in state — 3 insights

    University Medical Center of El Paso's Center for Diagnostic and Advanced Endoscopy physician Antonio Mendoza-Ladd, MD, performed an endoscopic jejunostomy procedure on a patient, restoring their ability to eat and digest food, the El Paso Herald-Post reports.  By Eric Oliver -
  3. 3 things to know about ASC marketing — Strategies, trends & more

    Marketing is a tool ASC leaders can use to bolster their center's success. An effective strategy can positively impact a center's reputation.  By Rachel Popa -
  4. 3 things to know about West Hill Surgery Center's quality initiatives

    West Hills (Calif.) Surgical Center, founded in 1996, has over 90 physicians on staff.  By Rachel Popa -
  5. 8 things to know about ASC out-of-network volume, processes

    HealthCare Appraisers' 2018 ASC Valuation Survey provided insight into the ASC market and surgery center characteristics.  By Rachel Popa -
  6. How ASCs could benefit from domestic medical tourism: 4 things to know

    Domestic medical travel programs may drive patients to surgery centers, according to The Daily News.  By Rachel Popa -
  7. How ASCs could use Amazon for supply chain: 3 insights from Drinker Biddle & Reath's Neil Olderman

    Neil Olderman, partner at law firm Drinker Biddle & Reath, and vice president of Drinker Biddle & Reath's consulting firm Innovative Health Strategies, counsels hospital and health system clients on group purchasing arrangements, capital equipment acquisitions, as well as clinical and purchased services agreements.  By Rachel Popa -
  8. AmSurg ASC performs 100th total joint replacement — 5 highlights

    Orthopaedic Surgery Center of Ocala (Fla.), an affiliate of Nashville, Tenn.-based Envision Healthcare (AmSurg), celebrated the 100th total joint replacement performed at its center.  By Angie Stewart -
  9. 10 things to know about ASC management fees

    HealthCare Appraisers' 2018 ASC Valuation Survey provided insight into the ASC market and surgery center characteristics.  By Rachel Popa -

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