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  1. 6 new GI-driven ASCs and facilities — January 2018

    Here are six gastroenterology-focused ASCs or facilities that were newly opened or announced in January.  By Shayna Korol -
  2. 7 things for ASC leaders to know for Thursday — Feb. 22, 2018

    Here are seven updates for ASC leaders to know for Feb. 22, 2018.  By Angie Stewart -
  3. A 30k-foot view of technology — Dr. Arnold Levy shares why GI practices need to embrace technology now

    Arnold Levy, MD, is a gastroenterology EMR strategic advisor at gMed, a Modernizing Medicine Company, touting 40-plus years of clinical experience, Dr. Levy recently retired from the practice he founded, Washington, D.C.-based Capital Digestive Health, to serve as an advisor to gMed.  By Eric Oliver -

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  1. Ohio orthopedic group plans $100M MOB, ASC: 5 key notes

    Crystal Clinic Orthopedic Centers plans to invest in a new facility that will offer surgical and non-surgical care, according to Crain's Cleveland Business.  By Laura Dyrda -
  2. Typical billing and collections fees for ASCs — 6 statistics

    Here are six statistics on the typical fees surgery center leaders observe for third-party billing and collections, according to responses from HealthCare Appraisers' 2017 ASC Valuation Survey.   By Angie Stewart -
  3. AAOS Orthopedic Quality Resource Center achieves QCDR designation — 9 notes

    CMS approved the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons Orthopaedic Quality Resource Center as a qualified clinical data registry for 2018. Here are nine notes:  By Angie Stewart -
  4. US to see increase in Crohn's disease: 4 things to know

    The U.S. will be among the nations with the largest increases in Crohn's disease burden from 2016 to 2026, according to analytics company GlobalData.  By Shayna Korol -

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  1. 69-count indictment charges 12 with running 'pill mill' in Virginia, West Virginia

    A 69-count indictment charged 12 individuals with operating a "pill mill" in Virginia and West Virginia.  By Shayna Korol -
  2. EndoGastric Solutions, Ritter Pharmaceuticals & more — 8 GI company key notes

    Here are eight updates on GI companies from the past week:  By Eric Oliver -
  3. 4 legislative changes for ASC leaders to know

    Here are four legislative changes impacting the healthcare industry for ASC leaders to note from the past month:  By Eric Oliver -
  4. 10 statistics on US venture capital funding in healthcare

    PwC and CB Insights published their Healthcare MoneyTree report providing an overview of U.S.-based venture capital funding in the healthcare industry for the fourth quarter of 2017.  By Eric Oliver -
  1. Physicians, medical group ask judge to reconsider injunction preventing Riverview Surgical Center participation — 6 insights

    After a district judge issued an injunction preventing six physicians from opening, operating or owning a portion of yet-to-be-opened South Sioux City, Neb.-based Riverview Surgical Center, the physicians returned to court ask the judge to reconsider or clarify the motion, SUX 911 reports.  By Eric Oliver -
  2. Butte's zoning board approves permit for ASC — 4 insights

    Butte's (Mont.) zoning board unanimously approved a special use permit for the construction of a 14,226-square-foot ASC, Montana Standard reports.  By Eric Oliver -
  3. SCA executive Kelli Collins to serve on NC State Health Coordinating Council — 5 insights

    North Carolina Governor Roy Cooper, D, appointed Surgical Care Affiliates' Kelli Collins, RN, to the State Health Coordinating Council as its large business representative, HomeCare reports.  By Eric Oliver -
  4. Breaking down the silos — How care coordination software is bringing center operations closer together

    Using traditional communication methods to coordinate ASC caseloads can make ASC administrators feel like they're trapped in a silo.  By Eric Oliver -
  5. 5 key observations on NJ ASC landscape post-'One-Room Bill"

    Since Former New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie signed the "One-Room Bill" in into law January, there have been more questions than answers as to the legislation's potential requirements and impact on the market.  By Laura Dyrda -
  6. To prevent the spread of norovirus at the Olympics, athletes told to fist-bump, not shake hands: 4 things to know

    Norovirus is going around the 2018 Winter Olympics in PyeongChang, South Korea, and officials are warning athletes to fist-bump each other instead of shaking hands in order to prevent further spread, according to Yahoo Sports.  By Shayna Korol -
  7. Partner at Seaside Surgery Center receives board certification — 4 things to know

    Christopher Calcagni, DPM, of Naples, Fla.-based Seaside Surgery Center became certified by the American Board of Lower Extremity Surgery. Here are four things to know:  By Angie Stewart -
  8. HFAP names life safety standards advisor — 5 facts

    The Healthcare Facilities Accreditation Program appointed Alise Howlett emergency management, physical environment and life safety standards advisor. Here are five facts:  By Angie Stewart -
  9. ICD-11 is on its way — 8 insights for the May release

    WHO has published a beta draft of the ICD-11 that includes new chapters and changes to code structures, according to ICD10 Monitor. Here are eight insights:  By Angie Stewart -

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