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  1. Dr. Neal Shore: Independent practices may not be viable if CMS doesn't act

    Stark Law and anti-kickback statutes create obstacles to developing alternative payment models suited for independent specialty practices, Large Urology Group Practice Association President Neal Shore, MD, told  By Angie Stewart -
  2. UnitedHealth, Optum report strong Q2 financials: 12 takeaways

    Minnetonka, Minn.-based UnitedHealth Group's revenues grew in the second quarter of 2018, with Eden Prairie, Minn.-based Optum revenues hitting $24.7 billion.   By Angie Stewart -
  3. AAAHC reaccredits 8 Surgery Partners facilities 

    Eight facilities associated with Nashville, Tenn.-based Surgery Partners facilities achieved reaccreditation by the Accreditation Association for Ambulatory Health Care.  By Angie Stewart -

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  1. 18 Carillon Surgery Center staff members honored with Daisy Team Award: 3 insights

    The St. Petersburg, Fla.-based Carillon Surgery Center's ambulatory surgical team, registered nurses and others received the Daisy Award For Extraordinary Nurses.  By Angie Stewart -
  2. Baton Rouge General, Vascular Specialty Center open joint venture ASC — 3 insights

    Baton Rouge (La.) General and Baton Rouge-based Vascular Specialty Center are opening Mid City (La.) Specialty Center, an ASC, The Advocate reports.  By Eric Oliver -
  3. Cleveland Clinic opens Coral Springs Family Health System — 4 insights

    Cleveland Clinic opened its Coral Springs (Fla.) Family Health System, which features an outpatient surgery center as well as endoscopy suites, July 16, Coral Springs Talk reports.  By Eric Oliver -
  4. Physicians Endoscopy taps new president & more — 6 ASC company key notes

    Here are six updates on ASC companies and industry-relevant companies to note:  By Eric Oliver -

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  1. The best opportunity to improve ASC profitability in 2-3 years from 5 ASC administrators

    Five ASC administrators discuss the biggest opportunity for improved profitability at their centers in the future.  By Laura Dyrda -
  2. Duplicate billing, missing codes & 4 more common reasons for denied claims at ASCs

    Certified Professional Coder Maggie Fortin discussed common reasons for denied claims at ASCs during a 2017 American Academy of Professional Coders meeting, according to Eye Care Leaders.  By Angie Stewart -
  3. 6 strategies for improving anesthesia patient handoffs

    It's becoming increasingly important for anesthesia providers to address issues related to patient handoffs, according to Anesthesia Business Consultants President and CEO Tony Mira.  By Angie Stewart -
  4. Former Gastro Health CEO Alejandro Fernandez takes top post at new company: 5 insights

    Alejandro Fernandez is now CEO of New York City-based Navaderm Partners, a newly formed practice management company specializing in operating dermatology practices.   By Angie Stewart -
  1. Penn Highlands Healthcare project to add 400 new jobs, includes ASC : 3 insights

    Construction started on the DeBois, Pa.-based Penn Highlands DeBois West Wing annex in June, and Emporium, Pa.-based Penn Highlands Healthcare recently announced a $111 million master facilities plan that will create 400 new jobs across the region over three years, the Courier Express reported.  By Rachel Popa -
  2. Conway Medical Center seeking approval for surgery center in $12M medical facility — 5 insights

    Conway (S.C.) Medical Center is constructing a 36,000-square-foot medical facility in Socastee, S.C., WBTW News 13 reports.  By Angie Stewart -
  3. Following the Pizza Hut model: Casetabs updates tech for ASC, physician teams

    Casetabs expanded its surgery coordination platform to offer patient engagement through the continuum of care, from automated pre-operative reminders to post-operative check-ins.  By Angie Stewart -
  4. Standing out from the crowd — How Tom Hui helped HSTeChart rise above the ASC EHR market

    When HSTpathways CEO Tom Hui founded his company and set about developing an EHR for the ASC setting, he did it with the unique challenges of surgery centers in mind.  By Eric Oliver -
  5. Drugs & medical supplies costs at ASCs across the US — 7 statistics

    Drugs and medical supplies comprise almost 25 percent of net revenue at ASCs nationwide, according to VMG Health's 2018 Multi-Specialty ASC Benchmarking Study.  By Angie Stewart -
  6. Little Rock Diagnostic Clinic considering sale to CHI St. Vincent — 3 insights

    Little Rock (Ark.) Diagnostic Clinic is considering selling to Little Rock-based CHI St. Vincent Medical Group, Arkansas Money & Politics reports.  By Eric Oliver -
  7. How the number of patients in value-based programs will change in 3 years — 4 statistics

    The percent of patients in value-based programs is expected to double within three years, according to a HealthLeaders Media Intelligence Report.   By Angie Stewart -
  8. ModMed hires Thomson Reuters exec to serve as COO, President

    Modernizing Medicine appointed former Thomson Reuters executive Joe Harpaz president and COO July 16.  By Eric Oliver -
  9. Construction underway on $3M Florida surgery center — 3 insights

    Work is underway on Grace Surgery Center in Ocala, Fla., the Ocala StarBanner reports.  By Eric Oliver -

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