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  1. ASC supply chain tip of the day: Train employees

    Creating a supply chain program staffed by knowledgeable professionals is imperative, according to Molly Ehrlich, Vizient's consulting director of advisory solutions for supply chain operations.  By Rachel Popa -
  2. Better outcomes, lower costs: How an innovative approach to patient warming supports value-based care goals

    Surgical patients may experience unintended perioperative hypothermia while in the operating room, which can result in complications. The use of warm blankets and fluids can help patients maintain the appropriate core body temperature during surgery, but the traditional methods of patient warming can fall short for busy surgical teams aiming to provide high value care.  By Laura Dyrda -
  3. Move toward value-based care driving rapid growth in the ASC space: 3 trends to know

    Westchester, Ill.-based Regent Surgical Health's CEO Chris Bishop shared his insight on how value based care is affecting ASC industry growth.  By Rachel Popa -

Patient collections: The growing focus on technology and consumer protection

Learn the current trends and best practices to improve your patient collections.
  1. Aggregators vs. GPOs: 5 ways ASCs can cut supply chain costs

    Working with group purchasing organizations and aggregators can help ASCs cut supply chain costs, according to an article in Medline's Outpatient Outcomes magazine.   By Rachel Popa -
  2. GI leader to know: Dr. Allan Coates of Gastroenterology Associates of Western Michigan

    Allan Coates, DO, is a gastroenterologist at Wyoming-based Gastroenterology Associates of Western Michigan.  By Rachel Popa -
  3. How Boston Scientific's outreach program is helping beat CRC

    Colorectal cancer is the third most common and second deadliest cancer in the U.S., but through regular screening the cancer can be cured completely when caught early enough.1  By Eric Oliver -
  4. 3 things to know about Rodney Lunn, Founder, President & CEO of PhyBus

    Rodney H. Lunn has over 40 years of experience in the fields of healthcare management and leadership. He founded Brentwood, Tenn.-based PhyBus, an ASC development and management company, in 2009.  By Rachel Popa -

How technology and alignment improve value for the total joint replacement episode of care

Hear 3 ortho experts' strategies to successfully implementing bundled payments.
  1. These 15 states have the fewest physicians

    MDLinx pulled data from the Bureau of Labor Statistics 2017 State Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates to rank which states have the fewest physicians.  By Rachel Popa -
  2. Dr. Matthew Price shares his insight & protocol for performing outpatient THA

    Matthew Price, MD, an orthopedic surgeon practicing at Louisville, Ky.-based Ellis & Badenhausen Orthopaedics, shared his experience transitioning to outpatient total hip arthroplasty in ASCs and hospitals on Exactech's blog.  By Rachel Popa -
  3. Outpatient Ophthalmic Surgery Society launches beta test of ophthalmic ASC accreditation model

    The Outpatient Ophthalmic Surgery Society board of directors is focusing on a partnership strategy to improve the accreditation process for ophthalmic outpatient surgery centers.  By Rachel Popa -
  4. Dartmouth-Hitchcock moves forward on $59M expansion with ASC: 3 details

    Lebanon, N.H.-based Dartmouth-Hitchcock trustees approved a $59 million expansion of its Manchester clinic, which includes an ASC, MRI unit and new offices, Valley News reported.  By Rachel Popa -
  1. MiVIP Surgery Center offers minimally invasive robotic surgery: 3 details to know

    The Las Vegas-based MiVIP Surgery Center's da Vinci Surgical System allows surgeons to perform minimally invasive cardiac, colorectal and general surgeries, the Las Vegas Sun reported.  By Rachel Popa -
  2. 'ASCs are unique, specialized creatures': 4 tips for building a compliant facility

    New ASC construction projects face pitfalls from the administrator side as well as the developer side, according to an article published in New York Real Estate Journal.  By Angie Stewart -
  3. Drs. Francis Pflum & Sunil Kukreja join Datta Endoscopic Back Surgery and Pain Center — 5 facts

    New York City-based Datta Endoscopic Back Surgery and Pain Center added Francis Pflum, MD, and Sunil Kukreja, MD, to its physician team.  By Angie Stewart -
  4. Outpatient coders improve ICD-10 accuracy scores, but inpatient keeps the crown: 5 contest takeaways

    Outpatient coders achieved higher average accuracy scores for the second consecutive year in Central Learning's nationwide ICD-10 coding contest.  By Angie Stewart -
  5. Northwest Community Healthcare, Weil Regenerative Surgery Center launch joint venture: 4 notes

    Arlington Heights, Ill.-based Northwest Community Healthcare bought a majority stake in Des Plaines, Ill.-based Weil Regenerative Surgery Center, and the pair launched a joint venture to provide podiatric care.  By Angie Stewart -
  6. Montecito Medical buys medical office building with an ASC, expanding into Minnesota — 4 details 

    Montecito Medical acquired a 31,775-square-foot medical office building with an ASC in Willmar, Minn.  By Angie Stewart -
  7. #VerifyHealthcare campaign seeks to increase social media transparency — 5 insights

    A group of multispecialty physicians started #VerifyHealthcare, an Instagram campaign promoting transparency on the social media platform.  By Eric Oliver -
  8. The benefits of a strong distributor relationship: 4 Qs with Cardinal Health's director of strategic accounts

    As ASCs and surgical hospitals seek new ways to reduce spending without affecting patient care, healthcare leaders often overlook one key way to improve their bottom line and ensure operational excellence: Establishing a strong distributor relationship.  By Alia Paavola -
  9. 4 things to know about Larry Taylor, Practice Partners in Healthcare's CEO & president

    Larry Taylor has more than 25 years of experience in ASC development and management. Mr. Taylor founded Birmingham, Ala.-based Practice Partners in Healthcare in 2005.  By Rachel Popa -

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