Today's Top 20 Stories
  1. Is your ASC considering a partnership or sale? Here's what you should know

    Tom Blankenship, vice president of the healthcare group and public finance department at Citi, told Becker's ASC Review what surgery centers can expect when getting involved in transactions or partnerships.  By Angie Stewart -
  2. New Jersey spine center revamps site — 3 things to know

    Paramus, N.J.-based Orthopaedic and Spine Institute of New Jersey overhauled its website.  By Angie Stewart -
  3. The cost of talent shortage is high — 5 ways ASCs can improve recruitment

    Diane Fleischmann, Cielo's vice president of healthcare client services, spoke to Becker's ASC Review about the challenges of recruiting outpatient talent and shared strategies for success.  By Angie Stewart -

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  1. Tracking payer metrics is resource-intensive — Here's why ASCs should do it anyway

    Grading major insurance payers on key metrics can help inform future contract negotiations and boost an ASC's overall profitability, according to Regent RCM.  By Angie Stewart -
  2. Arizona Heart Anesthesia partners with joint venture organization — 3 highlights

    Phoenix-based Arizona Heart Anesthesia joined National Partners in Healthcare.  By Angie Stewart -
  3. Montana eye clinic and surgery center joins practice network

    Morledge Family Eye Clinic & Surgery Center in Billings, Mont. will join Vance Thompson Vision, a network of eyecare practices in South Dakota, North Dakota, Montana, Nebraska and Minnesota, Jan. 1.  By Rachel Popa -
  4. 3 expert insights on physician burnout

    Three experts shared their insights on how to reduce physician burnout with Becker's ASC Review:  By Rachel Popa -

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  1. Average US nurse practitioner & physician assistant salary by region

    Clinical Advisor released the results of its 2019 nurse practitioner and physician assistant salary survey.  By Rachel Popa -
  2. Where physician salaries are growing the fastest & the slowest

    Doximity released its 2019 physician compensation report comparing average salary differences between specialties, as well as how pay has changed over time.  By Rachel Popa -
  3. 'A common goal and vision' — EAMC begins building ambulatory center

    Opelika-based East Alabama Medical Center broke ground on a new health sciences facility in Auburn, Ala., Opelika-Auburn News reports.  By Angie Stewart -
  4. Vanderbilt investing $21M in pediatric clinic, ASC

    Vanderbilt University Medical Center is one year into construction on a new medical complex in Murfreesboro, Tenn., WGNS Radio reports.  By Angie Stewart -

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  1. Klamath Surgery Center specialist gives patients local option

    Jonathan Fay, MD, performs several eye corneal transplants each month at Klamath Surgery Center in Klamath Falls, Ore., Herald and News reports.  By Angie Stewart -
  2. ASC supply chain tip of the day: Remember the '5 whys'

    Molly Ehrlich, Vizient's consulting director of advisory solutions for supply chain operations, shared a story on Vizient's blog about an operating room that kept running out of supplies.  By Rachel Popa -
  3. How to embrace price transparency at ASCs

    ASC management software company Simplify ASC outlined tips for surgery centers implementing price transparency.  By Rachel Popa -
  4. Indiana hospital relocating surgery center

    Rushville, Ind.-based Rush Memorial Hospital is moving its surgery center as part of several renovations, the Rushville Republican reports.  By Eric Oliver -
  5. Colorado hospital moves procedure center — 4 insights

    Fruita-based Family Health West's Colorado Canyons Hospital and Medical Center opened a new medical center also in Fruita, which houses an outpatient procedure center, The Daily Sentinel reports.  By Eric Oliver -
  6. Hospital-owned physician practices charge more but don't offer more, study finds

    Care patients receive in physician practices owned by hospitals is more expensive but not higher quality, according to a study in the Journal of General Internal Medicine cited by Medscape.  By Rachel Popa -
  7. 3 ASC nursing tips to know

    Here are three key nursing tips to know:  By Rachel Popa -
  8. ASC supply chain tip of the day: Conserve storage

    Surgery centers have limited storage for supplies, which is why it’s important to identify and combine the SKUs used for every procedure in space-saving packs. Combining the most frequently used supplies streamlines operations and reduces supply costs, according to Mandie Shipp, RN, BSN, senior consultant in clinical operations at Dublin, Ohio-based Cardinal Health.  By Rachel Popa -
  9. Contribute to the Becker's ASC Review QA Series

    Share your thoughts below:   By Eric Oliver -

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