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  1. 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 -
  2. 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 -
  3. 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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  1. 3 financial counseling & collection tips for ASCs

    Fort Myers, Fla.-based Serbin Medical Billing shared three tips for ASCs to improve collections and financial counseling.  By Rachel Popa -
  2. Physician burnout in the US & Europe: 19 statistics

    Medscape compared burnout factors among physicians working in France, Germany, the United Kingdom, Spain and the U.S.  By Rachel Popa -
  3. 5 must-read articles for ASC leaders this week: Feb. 8 - Feb. 14

    Here are the five most-read articles on Becker's ASC Review for the week of Feb. 8-14:  By Rachel Popa -
  4. Drs. John Inadomi, Howard Fritz & more: 7 GI physicians making headlines

    Here are seven gastroenterologists featured in the news this past week:  By Rachel Popa -

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  1. The mindset blocking ASC owners & surgeons from financial success — 3 takeaways

    Surgeon Cory Fawcett, MD, penned a blog post on short-term thinking that hinders surgery center management and finances. He is the author of The Doctors Guide to Eliminating Debt.  By Angie Stewart -
  2. 3 denial management steps every anesthesia practice should follow

    Anesthesia practices with the right denial management techniques in place can improve their denial rate and increase revenue, according to Imagine Software.  By Angie Stewart -
  3. Physician group adds $2.8M ASC to 7-practice portfolio — 1 year ago 'we weren't an entity'

    After suing for independence from Atrium Health in 2018, Tryon Medical Partners has opened a $2.8 million gastroenterology facility in Charlotte, N.C., the Charlotte Business Journal reports.  By Angie Stewart -
  4. Valleygate Dental Surgery Center occupies Humanitarian Award-winning ASC — 5 highlights

    Valleygate Dental Surgery Center of Charlotte (N.C.) is leasing a newly opened 11,000-square-foot facility in Charlotte.  By Angie Stewart -
  1. Health Center South advertises $25M building's neighbor: Surgery Center South — 3 notes 

    Providers that move into Health Center South's new expansion in Dothan, Ala., will have access to an outpatient surgery center, according to Health Center South Director of Development Tara Black.  By Angie Stewart -
  2. Dr. James Andrews' Georgia practice backs state CON repeal — 5 insights

    Alpharetta, Ga.-based Legacy Sports testified to a Georgia House committee in support of a bill that would repeal the state's certificate of need law, Nelson Mullins reports.  By Angie Stewart -
  3. Dr. Jason Vourazeris performs Texas ASC's 1st procedure — 3 highlights

    Orthopedic surgeon Jason Vourazeris, MD, performed the first procedure at Physician's West El Paso (Texas) Surgery Center Feb. 14.  By Angie Stewart -
  4. Olympia Orthopaedic Associates’ Sylvia Johns on how LPNs solved her center's overnight stay staffing problem

    Olympia (Wash). Orthopaedic Associates Director of Surgical Services Sylvia Johns shared how her center addressed overnight staffing issues after total joint replacement by bringing on licensed practical nurses.  By Eric Oliver -
  5. HSTpathways Tom Hui shares insights into interoperability, ASC-focused EHRs

    HSTpathways CEO Tom Hui spoke to Becker's ASC Review on EHRs and interoperability in the ASC industry.  By Eric Oliver -
  6. Holy Redeemer Health System opens Northampton outpatient center — 3 insights

    Meadowbrook, Pa.-based Holy Redeemer Health System opened an outpatient medical center in Richboro, Pa., The Intelligencer reports.  By Eric Oliver -
  7. Bayhealth planning 57,000-sq.-ft. outpatient center — 4 insights

    Sussex County (Del.) Council officials approved Dover, Del.-based Bayhealth's rezoning request for the health system's future outpatient center, the Cape Gazette reports.  By Eric Oliver -
  8. 6 tips to improve contracts in 2019

    Contracts are a critical component of a successful financial strategy for nearly every facility. While often underestimated, small changes in your managed care contracts can have big impacts on your bottom line. Here are 6 tips that your surgery center might want to consider as you look to get the most out of managed care contracts in 2019:  By Scott Allen, Vice President, Managed Care Contracting, National Medical Billing Services -
  9. Helping physician-owners sell their ASC business

    Given that many physicians who have sold their ASCs to a strategic partner (ASC management company, hospital or private equity firm) have done so by themselves, physician-owners of ASCs may be interested in better understanding what goes into a successful transaction and what to look out for.  By Laura Dyrda -

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