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  1. Now-defunct Laser Spine Institute under fire over insurance handling — 5 key details

    Florida authorities have received six complaints about Laser Spine Institute since the Tampa, Fla.-based practice abruptly shuttered in March, according to local station WBTV News.  By Angie Stewart -
  2. How ASCs can manage large supply volume

    Supply chain management company Inventory Optimization Solutions shared three tips on efficiently managing a high volume of supplies.  By Rachel Popa -
  3. 5 states with highest, lowest physician salaries

    New Hampshire offers the highest physician salaries, and Oklahoma offers the lowest, according to 2018 data from the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics.  By Rachel Popa -

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  1. Independent physician pool shrinking, survey finds

    The percentage of independent physicians versus those who are employed has decreased, according to Merritt Hawkins' 2019 Physician Inpatient/Outpatient Revenue Survey.  By Rachel Popa -
  2. Orthopedic ASC adopts management platform ahead of expansion — 5 details

    With a 13,000-square-foot ASC slated to open in November, The Orthopaedic Surgery Center tapped HSTpathways as its management software provider.  By Angie Stewart -
  3. Gastroenterology surgery center secures AAAHC accreditation

    Zazen Surgery Center was accredited by the Accreditation Association for Ambulatory Health Care, according to Administrator and Chief Nursing Officer Doreen Gonzales, MSN, RN.  By Angie Stewart -
  4. 3 report statistics on hospital revenue generated by orthopedic surgeons

    Orthopedic surgeons generate more net revenue for hospitals than gastroenterologists, noninvasive cardiologists, internal medicine physicians and oncologists, on average, according to Merritt Hawkins' 2019 Physician Inpatient/Outpatient Revenue Survey.  By Rachel Popa -

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  1. Fujifilm, Exact Sciences & more: 4 GI company key notes

    Here are four updates from gastroenterology companies this past week:  By Eric Oliver -
  2. 23 statistics on physician debt

    Medscape's "Physician Wealth and Debt Report 2019" offers insights into the current state of physician finances.  By Eric Oliver -
  3. Florida medical office building with surgery center sells for $25.7M — 3 insights

    Real estate investment trust Welltower purchased Jacksonville, Fla.-based CenterOne Surgery Center's medical office building for $25.7 million from CNL Healthcare Properties, the Jacksonville Daily Record reports.  By Eric Oliver -
  4. Dr. Alexander Hennig chosen as medical director of Hillside Surgery Center

    Alexander Hennig, MD, is the new medical director of the Gilford, N.H.-based Hillside Surgery Center, according to the Laconia Daily Sun. He assumed the new role at the beginning of April.  By Rachel Popa -
  1. SurgCenter forms ASC joint venture with Wisconsin spine surgeons — 3 quick facts

    SurgCenter Development is developing a spine ASC in Neenah, Wis., through a joint venture with physicians, according to the Post Crescent, part of the USA Today network.  By Angie Stewart -
  2. Illinois system shifts bevy of services to outpatient space — 5 details

    Urbana, Ill.-based Carle health system relocated multiple departments to its new Champaign, Ill.-based medical clinic, Carle Outpatient Services at the Fields.  By Angie Stewart -
  3. North Carolina building underway with health system, physician partnership: 3 insights

    Community Health Systems began construction on a medical office building and ASC in Mooresville, N.C.  By Angie Stewart -
  4. ASC supply chain tip of the day: Put items in correct storage locations

    Alpharetta, Ga.-based Surgical Information Systems Chief Nursing Officer Ann Geier, RN, shared three tips for ASCs to improve inventory management practices on the company's blog.  By Rachel Popa -
  5. 3 ways ASCs can improve cash flow

    Poor business infrastructure, lax oversight of fee schedules and not negotiating managed care contracts can affect an ASC's cash flow, according to ASC billing company Serbin Medical Billing.  By Rachel Popa -
  6. Surgeon debuts patient-centered ASC in Maryland

    Nkemakonam Egolum, DDS, opened an oral surgery center in Bowie, Md.  By Angie Stewart -
  7. Eye office worker pleads guilty to stealing $75K+ — 3 quick details

    An ophthalmology office employee in New Jersey pleaded guilty to embezzling more than $75,000 from the practice, according to local news station 9.27 WOBM.  By Angie Stewart -
  8. 15 ASC company executive moves in 2019

    Becker's ASC Review reported the following ASC company executive moves so far in 2019:  By Angie Stewart -
  9. California surgery center holds open house — 3 insights

    Bakersfield, Calif.-based Kern Medical Surgery Center officials held an open house May 20 to allow the public to tour the newly opened surgery center, local news affiliate 23ABC reports.  By Eric Oliver -

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