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  1. Want to build a new ASC? 6 items to consider before you start

    ASCs promise to offer high-value services in a cost-effective environment. This is leading to tremendous growth, with the latest figures showing more than 50 percent of all surgeries in 2017 were performed in ASCs, compared to 32 percent in 2005. Organizations looking to capitalize on this trend by building new ASCs can do so, yielding expanded access, greater convenience and improved efficiency.  By Mackenzie Skene and Hao Duong -
  2. Ohio physician was once state's biggest prescriber of controlled substances, indictment alleges

    Six people, including two physicians and three registered pharmacists in the Southern District of Ohio, have been charged by the U.S. Justice Department with unlawful distribution of controlled substances and conspiracy to obtain controlled substances through fraud.  By Rachel Popa -
  3. Healthcare data breaches spiked in March

    There were 31 healthcare data breaches in March, about 14 percent higher than the average in the last five years, according to HIPAA Journal.  By Rachel Popa -
  1. 5 things to know about physician salaries

    Medical Economics' 90th annual Physician Report showed physician salaries are declining or remaining stagnant.  By Rachel Popa -
  2. 2-level spinal fusion in ASCs vs. HOPDs: 5 findings

    A new study published in Clinical Spine Surgery compared patients who underwent two-level anterior cervical discectomy and fusions in hospitals and ASCs.  By Laura Dyrda -
  3. Healthcare private equity deals up 22% in 2017 — Envision buyout, regional activity & more

    The number of healthcare private equity deals rose to a record 265 in 2017, according to a 2019 report from consulting firm Bain & Company.  By Angie Stewart -
  4. UnitedHealthcare & Optum offer to help Texans facing deadly storms: 3 notes

    Minnetonka, Minn.-based UnitedHealthcare and Eden Prairie, Minn.-based Optum are extending support to health plan beneficiaries affected by deadly tornadoes and thunderstorms ravaging Texas.  By Angie Stewart -

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  1. Surgery center employee allegedly bypassed system to prescribe 5K+ pills — 5 details

    A longtime Rochester, N.Y.-based Cornerstone Eye Associates employee allegedly used her position as the Lasik refraction surgery coordinator to illegally prescribe 5,000-plus opioids, local ABC News affiliate 13WHAM reports.  By Angie Stewart -
  2. Michigan commission hears details on Boyne City SurgCenter project — 4 insights

    An outpatient surgical center could be coming to Boyne City, Mich., Petoskey News-Review reports.  By Angie Stewart -
  3. Beaumont building surgery center near main campus — 4 insights

    Royal Oak, Mich.-based Beaumont Health is building an outpatient surgery center across from its main campus, according to a Beaumont representative who confirmed a Crain's Detroit Business report.  By Eric Oliver -
  4. Omni Orthopedics breaking ground on new surgery center — 5 insights

    Canton, Ohio-based Omni Orthopedics will break ground on a surgery center April 27,  reports.  By Eric Oliver -
  1. Milford Regional Medical Center opens outpatient center — 3 insights

    Milford (Mass.) Regional Medical Center opened an outpatient center in Franklin, Mass., the Worcester Business Journal reports.  By Eric Oliver -
  2. 3 ASC payment-collection tips

    Jho Outlaw, senior vice president of revenue cycle services for ASC software company Surgical Information Systems and Jessica Nelson, director of revenue cycle services for SIS shared their insights on how to effectively collect payment after a patient's surgery.  By Rachel Popa -
  3. Drs. Tolga Erim, Ashish Nimgaonkar & more: 4 GI physicians making headlines

    Here are four gastroenterologists who were featured in the news in the last week:  By Rachel Popa -
  4. 5 must-read articles about ASCs April 12-18

    Here are five of the most-read articles on Becker's ASC Review for the week of April 12-18:  By Rachel Popa -
  5. What it takes to build and maintain a healthy joint venture ASC: 3 key thoughts

    Jill Thrasher, administrator of Frisco, Texas-based Baylor Scott & White Sports Surgery Center at the Star, discusses the key concepts for developing a great joint venture relationship between physicians and hospital administrators.  By Laura Dyrda -
  6. Value-based care, robotic technology and constant improvement for ASCs: Key thoughts from Regent Surgical Health CEO Chris Bishop

    Chris Bishop, CEO of Regent Surgical Health, discusses the biggest trends for the ASC industry today.  By Laura Dyrda -
  7. Joseph D'Agostino: Key thoughts on where the ASC industry is headed

    Joseph D'Agostino is the administrator of Advanced Surgery Center - Perimeter in Sandy Springs, Ga., a freestanding multispecialty center.  By Laura Dyrda -
  8. 10 things to know about ASC procedures

    More procedures are migrating to the outpatient setting, including knee and hip arthroplasty procedures, according to data from MedPAC and Advisory Board.  By Rachel Popa -
  9. 3 things to know about outpatient cervical total disc replacement

    Cervical total disc replacement is safe to perform in the outpatient setting, according to new research published in Spine.  By Rachel Popa -

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