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  1. 56 statistics on ASC operating expenses per case

    Here are key statistics on operating expenses per case at ASCs across the country, based on VMG Health Multi-Specialty ASC Intellimarker 2017 data.  By Laura Dyrda -
  2. Surgery Partners authorizes $50M share repurchase program: 5 quick notes

    Surgery Partners' board of directors authorized a share repurchase program that allows the company to repurchase up to $50 million of its common stock.  By Laura Dyrda -
  3. How automated mobile phone communication improves total joint replacement outcomes: 4 key notes

    A new study published in the Journal of Arthroplasty examines how perioperative communication through a mobile phone affects total joint replacement outcomes.  By Laura Dyrda -

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  1. 9 specialties with most physicians older than 55 years — ophthalmology at 48%

    According to a new Merritt Hawkins white paper, around 43 percent of physicians in the U.S. are 55 years old or older, and specialists have a higher average age than primary care physicians. As a result, specialists are expected to retire at a faster rate on average than primary care physicians.  By Laura Dyrda -
  2. Anesthesiologist charged with murder after allegedly giving lethal dose of Demerol to California ASC patient: 5 things to know

    Stephen Kyosung Kim, MD, an anesthesiologist, was charged with murder after allegedly administering a lethal dose of Demerol to a patient postoperatively, according to CBS News.  By Laura Dyrda -
  3. Total joint replacement the main cause of litigation in one metropolitan area: 5 things to know

    In at least one metropolitan area, the main cause of medical litigation is infections from total joint replacements, according to an article in the Journal of Arthroplasty.  By Laura Dyrda -
  4. Medical Facilities Corp. paying monthly dividend of $0.09 per share

    Medical Facilities Corp. announced it would pay qualified shareholders a monthly dividend of $0.09 per share payable Dec. 15, The Ledger Gazette reports.  By Eric Oliver -

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  1. Global anesthesia drugs market to hit $13.2B by 2020 — 4 insights

    An analysis by Research and Markets said the global anesthesia drugs market is poised for significant growth in the next four years.  By Eric Oliver -
  2. Baptist Medical Center Nassau opens 30k-sq-ft surgery center — 3 insights

    Fernandina Beach, Fla.-based Baptist Medical Center Nassau is opening a 30,000-square-foot, $22.5 million surgery center in Fernandina Beach, WOKV reports.  By Eric Oliver -
  3. Montecito Medical acquires 2 Wisconsin buildings housing ASCs — 6 insights

    Montecito Medical acquired two medical offices in Milwaukee that house ASCs.  By Eric Oliver -
  4. Manhattan Endoscopy Center, MidMichigan Health & more: 3 GI practices in the news

    Here are three practices and hospitals making headlines this past week.  By Eric Oliver -
  1. Manhattan Endoscopy Center, CipherHealth partnership saves $150k in labor costs — 3 insights

    New York City-based Manhattan Endoscopy Center reported results from its partnership with CipherHealth, which implemented Cipher's patient outreach solution, Voice.  By Eric Oliver -
  2. 7 things for ASC leaders to know for Thursday — Dec. 14, 2017

    Here are seven updates for ASC leaders to know for Dec. 14.  By Eric Oliver -
  3. Texas Institute for Surgery earns Press Ganey award for employee engagement: 5 key notes

    Dallas-based Texas Institute for Surgery received Press Ganey's 2017 Guardian of Excellence Award.  By Laura Dyrda -
  4. CareCloud releases MIPS Dashboard: 4 things to know

    CareCloud released its MIPS Dashboard designed to capture and report on the Merit-based Incentive Payment System regulations from CMS.  By Laura Dyrda -
  5. Rising stars: 23 ASC leaders under 40

    Here are 23 leaders younger than 40 years of age who have made a significant impact as part of the ASC industry.  By Staff -
  6. Common deficiencies AAAASF cites most & how to fix them: From paper to electronic surgical logs — AAAASF recommends best practices

    In our ongoing series, Becker's ASC Review spoke with AAAASF’s Associate Director of Accreditation Jeanne Henry about the organization's commonly cited deficiencies related to the transition from paper to electronic surgical logs.  By Eric Oliver -
  7. 13 ASCs & outpatient facilities achieving accreditation — November 2017

    Here are 13 outpatient centers that achieved accreditation, reaccreditation or certification in November 2017.  By Eric Oliver -
  8. 8 anesthesiologists making headlines — November 2017

    Here are eight anesthesiologists that made headlines in November 2017.  By Eric Oliver -
  9. Drs. Kristin Busch, April Ulmer & more: 3 GI physicians making headlines

    Here are three gastroenterologists that made headlines this past week.  By Eric Oliver -

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