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  1. Carolina Orthopaedics' Dr. Michael Bohan urges ASCs to embrace TJRs

    Michael Bohan, MD, an orthopedic surgeon and co-founding partner at Myrtle Beach, S.C.-based Carolina Orthopaedics and Carolina Coast Surgery Center, shared his thoughts with Becker's ASC Review about total joint replacement in the ASC setting and his own center's experience with them.  By Eric Oliver -
  2. 8 benchmarks for YAG laser posterior capsulotomy in ASCs

    The following is based on a benchmarking study from AAAHC on clinical findings for YAG laser posterior capsulotomy in the ASC based on data from 28 organizations that perform a combined total of 15,509 YAG laser posterior capsulotomy procedures annually.  By Laura Dyrda -
  3. 75 ASCs, outpatient centers opened and announced in 2017

    Here are 75 ASCs and outpatient centers that were opened or announced over the past year.  By Laura Dyrda -

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  1. 9 hospitals, health systems opening or planning ASCs — November 2017

    Here are nine hospitals and health systems that have opened or announced plans for ASCs in November.  By Eric Oliver -
  2. 5 things to know about new BCBS Association Board President Paul Markovich

    Paul Markovich was elected chairman of the BCBS Board Association Dec. 5.  By Eric Oliver -
  3. Same-day discharge vs. inpatient surgery for joint replacement: 4 key findings on readmissions, complications & more

    A new study published in the Journal of Bone and Joint Surgery compares readmissions for same-day discharge for knee and hip replacements with inpatient hospitalization.  By Laura Dyrda -
  4. 6 trends in spending on physician services, up 5.4% in 2016

    Spending growth on physician services has slowed, although it remains strong, according to a report in Health Affairs.  By Laura Dyrda -

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  1. Physicians, Bingham Memorial Hospital collaborate on Idaho-based Cardio Renal Centers of America: 4 key notes

    Physicians in Idaho are working together to build a new medical facility — Cardio Renal Centers of America, according to the Post-Register.  By Laura Dyrda -
  2. EyeSouth Partners expands in Atlanta through partnership with Georgia Ophthalmology Associates — 3 insights

    Atlanta-based EyeSouth Partners entered into a strategic partnership with Decatur-based Georgia Ophthalmology Associates to expand its presence in the Atlanta metropolitan area.  By Eric Oliver -
  3. Orthopaedic and Spine Center of the Rockies seeking $1M+ in payments from VA, 3rd party payer

    Orthopaedic and Spine Center of the Rockies in Fort Collins, Colo., has resorted to desperate measures to recover unpaid claims from the VA for treatment that occurred up to two years ago, ABC 7 Denver reports.  By Eric Oliver -
  4. Drs. Ripple Sharma, Gurunath Reddy & more: 14 GI physicians making headlines

    Here are 14 gastroenterologists that made headlines this past week.  By Eric Oliver -
  1. Columbus Surgery Center and Eye Physicians falls victim to ransomware attack: 5 things to know

    Cyber attackers targeted Columbus (Ohio) Surgery Center and Eye Physicians in a ransomware attack, according to The Columbus Telegram.  By Laura Dyrda -
  2. Colonoscopy physician fees for 30 largest cities — Milwaukee No. 1 at $882

    Of the 30 largest cities in the U.S., physicians in Milwaukee receive the highest average physician fee for colonoscopy screening, according to Healthcare Bluebook.  By Laura Dyrda -
  3. One-third of millennials don't budget for healthcare expenses: 5 payment trends to know

    TransUnion released a new report on how millennials are reacting and interacting with healthcare insurance, payment and debt.  By Laura Dyrda -
  4. 5 trends in national healthcare spending: Growth down overall, out-of-pocket spending up 3.9% to $352M

    National health spending growth slowed last year, with spending on insurance as well as medical goods and services growing at a slower rate than in 2014 and 2015, according to Health Affairs.  By Laura Dyrda -
  5. Patient sues physician for talking on the phone during outpatient procedure: 4 things to know

    A 70-year-old woman filed a lawsuit against Eric Fishman, MD, and Yonkers, N.Y-based Westmed Medical Group, claiming Dr. Fisher talked on his cell phone while performing an outpatient varicose vein procedure.  By Laura Dyrda -
  6. Florida Senate committee approves bill for 24-hour stays at ASCs: 5 key notes

    The Florida Senate Health Policy Committee unanimously approved a bill that would allow ASCs in the state to keep patients for at least 24 hours, according to WUSF.  By Laura Dyrda -
  7. Dr. Gurunath Reddy named a 'Top Doc' for 4th consecutive year — 4 insights

    Houstonia Magazine named Gurunath Reddy, MD, of Houston-based Digestive and Liver Disease Consultants, PA, a "Top Doc," for the fourth consecutive year, The Daily Telescope reports.  By Eric Oliver -
  8. Mayo Clinic, Digestive and Liver Disease Consultants & more: 9 GI practices in the news

    Here are nine practices and hospitals making headlines this past week.  By Eric Oliver -
  9. Mayo Clinic kicks off $65M surgical suite expansion — building 14 ORs, GI endoscopy center

    Rochester, Minn.-based Mayo Clinic launched a $65 million expansion to its Mankato, Minn., campus, the Mankato Free Press reports.  By Eric Oliver -

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