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  1. Optum reports $100B+ in 2018 revenues & more — 9 ASC company key notes

    Here are nine updates on ASC companies and industry-relevant companies to note:  By Eric Oliver -
  2. ASC supply chain tip of the day: Rely on your distributor

    Chris Childers, Cardinal Health's national sales director of strategic accounts, weighed in on best supply chain practices for ASCs.  By Rachel Popa -
  3. 5 things to know about accreditation standards & challenges for ASCs

    Here are five essential reads on ASC accreditation standards and challenges:  By Rachel Popa -

What are the top 6 logistical challenges in ASCs and surgical hospitals?

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  1. 90 benchmarks to know on payer mix in ASCs

    Here are 90 benchmarks on ASC payer mix from VMG Health's 2018 Multi-Specialty ASC Benchmarking Study.  By Rachel Popa -
  2. 2 former ASC employees drop wrongful termination suit

    Former Santa Barbara (Calif.) Surgery Center employees who filed a lawsuit against the center retracted their claims, according to court documents.  By Angie Stewart -
  3. Former college lineman pursues anesthesiology career — 3 highlights

    Former University of Maine offensive lineman Justin Roberts, MD, now works as an anesthesiologist at Rutgers University's Robert Wood Johnson Medical School in New Brunswick, N.J., according to Bangor Daily News.  By Angie Stewart -
  4. MUSC plans to transform shopping mall into medical campus with ASC — 3 highlights

    Charleston-based Medical University of South Carolina plans to open an ASC in a former mall, Live 5 News reports.  By Angie Stewart -

Ambulatory surgery is now over 80% of the surgical market and growing

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  1. Jervey Eye Group opens South Carolina ASC — 5 highlights

    Greenville, S.C.-based Jervey Eye Group opened a new facility for advanced intraocular surgery and eye care services, Greenville Business Magazine reports.  By Angie Stewart -
  2. 'Doing the right thing:' Ohio surgeons to open orthopedic surgery center

    Akron, Ohio-based The Orthopaedic Surgery Center is constructing a bigger, $7 million facility in Boardman, Ohio, The Vindicator reports.  By Angie Stewart -
  3. Indiana bill would require CON for $10M+ outpatient surgery center developments

    A bill introduced in Indianapolis could require healthcare providers to prove the need for new developments in order to win state approval, The Journal Gazette reports.  By Angie Stewart -
  4. 3 benefits of physician ownership for ASCs

    Physician ownership of ASCs improves accountability and convenience, according to the Ambulatory Surgery Center Association.  By Angie Stewart -
  1. Marin Specialty Surgery Center searching for CEO — 3 highlights

    Greenbrae, Calif.-based Marin Specialty Surgery Center is looking for an administrator.  By Angie Stewart -
  2. Tenet makes private offering to refinance $768M in outstanding notes — 4 key points

    Dallas-based Tenet Healthcare made a private offering of senior secured notes in an effort to refinance $768 million in outstanding notes.  By Laura Dyrda -
  3. Iowa hospital's surgery center fire leads to patient relocation: 4 key notes

    Patients at an Iowa-based hospital's surgical center were transferred after a fire broke out in the facility, according to the Sioux City Journal.  By Laura Dyrda -
  4. 3 key anesthesia trends for ASCs to know

    Alpharetta, Ga.-based Surgical Information Systems outlined the top anesthesia trends for ASCs to know.  By Rachel Popa -
  5. 3 things to know about outpatient total joint arthroplasty in ASCs

    An abstract published in the Journal of Arthroplasty outlined the current trends driving total joint cases to ASCs.  By Rachel Popa -
  6. Group Insurance Commission lowers copays to drive patients to ASCs: 3 details

    The Group Insurance Commission in Massachusetts previewed a plan to lower the copay for patients undergoing certain procedures at an ASC in 2020, according to the Worcester Telegram & Gazette.  By Rachel Popa -
  7. Anchor Health Properties, Carlyle Group affiliate acquire three medical office buildings — 4 insights

    Wilmington, Del.-based Anchor Health Properties entered into a joint venture with a Carlyle Group affiliate to acquire three medical office buildings in Seattle.  By Eric Oliver -
  8. 6 insights into The Oregon Clinic's new president Dr. Richard Jamison

    Richard Jamison, MD, began his tenure as Portland-based The Oregon Clinic's new president, after Craig Fausel, MD, retired.  By Eric Oliver -
  9. North Carolina clinic rebrands, to add GI services — 3 insights

    Southeastern Urgent Care Pembroke (N.C.) is rebranding as Southeastern Multi-Specialty and Urgent Care Pembroke as it expands, the Robesonian reports.  By Eric Oliver -

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