Today's Top 20 Stories
  1. Laser Spine Institute, physician debt & more: 5 must read articles for ASC leaders

      Here are five of the most popular articles on Becker's ASC Review this week:  By Rachel Popa -
  2. April 2019 worst month on record for healthcare data breaches: Pain management ASC operator affected

      Forty-six healthcare data breaches occurred in April, which is more than any month on record since the HHS' Office for Civil Rights began publishing reports in 2019, according to HIPAA Journal.  By Rachel Popa -
  3. As heart, spine & orthopedic cases shift to ASCs, implant pricing may change: 5 takeaways

    The migration of cases from acute care settings to ASCs is changing the way medical device companies approach implant contracting, according to Relatable Healthcare.  By Angie Stewart -

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  1. 4 strategies to avoid adverse events & mortality from anesthesia handoffs

    Iowa City-based University of Iowa researchers created four strategies to avoid intraoperative handoffs for ambulatory anesthesia, which are linked to adverse events and mortality.  By Angie Stewart -
  2. Compass Surgical Partners, local surgeons team up to build physician-owned ASC: 6 details

    Compass Surgical Partners and a group of local surgeons gained clearance to build a multispecialty ASC in Winston-Salem, N.C.  By Angie Stewart -
  3. Surgery center with pediatric clinic is 1st step in Anderson Healthcare's $8.5M expansion

    Anderson Healthcare will add an ASC and pediatric clinic to its Edwardsville, Ill., campus in an $8.5 million expansion, according to the Edwardsville Intelligencer.   By Angie Stewart -
  4. South Carolina health system opens remodeled women's surgery center — 4 insights

    Greenwood, S.C.-based Self Regional Healthcare opened its remodeled women-focused surgery center, the Index-Journal reports.  By Eric Oliver -

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  1. New Mexico joint venture to open orthopedic ASC — 3 insights

    Albuquerque, N.M.-based providers Presbyterian Hospital and New Mexico Orthopaedics are partnering to open a surgical center, local news affiliate KRQE reports.  By Eric Oliver -
  2. The biggest opportunities for ASC revenue growth in the next 10 years: 3 Qs with Dr. Henry Miller

    Henry Miller, PhD, a managing director of consulting firm Berkeley Research Group, has more than 45 years of experience in healthcare, including provider payment system design, regulatory analysis and strategic planning.  By Rachel Popa -
  3. 7 new joint venture ASCs in Q1 2019

    Here are seven new joint venture ASCs opened in the first quarter of 2019:  By Rachel Popa -
  4. The 5 best, worst states for RN salary

    California offers the highest registered nurse salaries, and South Dakota offers the lowest, according to 2018 data from the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics.  By Rachel Popa -

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  1. 8 ASCs receiving accreditation in 2019

    Here are eight surgery centers that received accreditation in the first quarter of 2019:  By Rachel Popa -
  2. Michigan city council approves SurgCenter Development's proposed ASC — 3 insights

    SurgCenter Development received city plan commission approval to build a surgery center in Boyne City, Mich., the Petoskey News Review reports.  By Eric Oliver -
  3. Sexual assault charges against Wyoming surgery center nurse dropped — 5 things to know

    A Wyoming county judge dismissed third-degree sexual assault charges against Northern Wyoming Surgical Center nurse Robert Guty, the Cody Enterprise reports.  By Eric Oliver -
  4. Total joints performed as outpatients to jump 42% by 2028

    More than half of all non-fracture knee and hip replacements will be performed in the outpatient setting by 2028, health consultant firm Sg2 predicts.  By Angie Stewart -
  5. The future is bright for total joint replacement — 5 trends for ASCs to watch

    Surgery centers should prepare for "tremendous outpatient growth" in the total joint replacement sector, according to Amanda Olderog, a director at health consultant firm Sg2 whose insights were published in ASC Focus.  By Angie Stewart -
  6. South Carolina ASC debuts robot

    A surgeon at Newberry, S.C.-based Palmetto Bone & Joint performed the state's first outpatient robotic-assisted knee replacement surgery.  By Angie Stewart -
  7. Utah ASC director on how cash-pay pricing can grow profit margins — 4 takeaways

    Cash-pay surgery is a growing trend in the U.S., according to Maria Todd, PhD, director of business development at St. George (Utah) Surgical Center.  By Angie Stewart -
  8. Surgical Information Systems debuts comprehensive ASC management software platform

    ASC information technology company Surgical Information Systems launched its SIS Complete platform for case management.  By Rachel Popa -
  9. Baptist Health reports profitability spike, ASC acquisition in Q1 — 4 key details

    Baptist Health South Florida reported swelling profits for the first quarter of 2019, with its $1.73 million surgery center acquisition playing a role, the South Florida Business Journal reports.  By Angie Stewart -

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