Today's Top 20 Stories
  1. Dermatology & Plastic Surgery of Arizona relocating to building with surgery center — 4 key notes

    Tucson, Ariz.-based Dermatology & Plastic Surgeons of Arizona is moving to a new location with a surgery center in Sierra Vista, Ariz.  By Eric Oliver -
  2. Parrish Medical Center provides tips on streamlining integrated care processes — 3 insights

    Titusville, Fla.-based Parrish Medical Center shared tips with The Joint Commission on how they earned the organization's first ever integrated care certification.  By Eric Oliver -
  3. Inhaled anesthetics of special risk to the environment — 5 tips to on reduce OR carbon footprints

    Anesthesia Business Consultants President and CEO Tony Mira penned a column offering anesthesiologists implementable strategies to reduce an operating room's carbon footprint.  By Eric Oliver -

Regulatory affairs and the revenue cycle: What to watch for in the ASC industry

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  1. 3 legislative updates for ASC leaders to know — Oct. 20, 2017

    Here are three legislative updates for ASC leaders to know:  By Mary Rechtoris -
  2. ASC director charged with opioid trafficking; SCA invests in Florida ASC & more: 10 most-read ASC articles

    Here are the 10 most-read articles Becker's ASC Review featured during the week of Oct. 16 to Oct. 20.  By Mary Rechtoris -
  3. Arizona hospital gains approval for $45M expansion with MOB, ASC: 5 key notes

    The Show Low City Council and Industrial Development Authority granted approval for Show Low, Ariz.-based Summit Health Regional Medical Center to move forward with a $45 million expansion project that will include a medical office building and ASC, according to the White Mountain Independent.  By Laura Dyrda -
  4. Drs. Andres Gelrud, William Stevens and more: 29 GI physicians making headlines

    Here are 29 gastroenterologists making news this past week.  By Eric Oliver -

Overcoming MACRA obstacles with positive patient identification

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  1. MM&M honors Dr. Richard Wender with outstanding contribution to healthcare award — 5 key facts

    MM&M bestowed its platinum award for outstanding contributions to healthcare on Richard Wender, MD.  By Eric Oliver -
  2. Anesthesiologist, former ASC board member Sen. Tim Melson seeks re-election: 4 key points

    Alabama Sen. Tim Melson, MD, R-Florence, is seeking re-election to the District 1 Alabama Senate, according to Times Daily.  By Mary Rechtoris -
  3. How can multispecialty ASCs boost administrative and clinical efficiency? 3 points on ASC Advantage

    Computlink Business Systems has updated its ASC Advantage system to improve efficiency within ASCs.  By Mary Rechtoris -
  4. Florida representative files bill for 24-hour ASC stays: Will officials pass the legislation in 2018?

    Florida officials have strived to pass a bill permitting 24-hour stays at ASCs, including Rep. Paul Renner, R-Sarasota, according to newdailynews.com.  By Mary Rechtoris -
  1. Former Mountain Laurel Surgery Center nursing director sentenced to 2 months jail time for fentanyl theft

    A Wayne County judge sentenced Karen Feldner to two months in jail and three months on house arrest for fentanyl theft, according to PA Homepage.  By Mary Rechtoris -
  2. Trump considers former Lilly USA exec Alex Azar for HHS secretary: 4 key points

    Alex Azar is the latest candidate to join the ranks for the next potential HHS head, according to The Washington Post.  By Mary Rechtoris -
  3. 3 states that lost the most ASCs from 2016-2017

    Most states reported adding one or two ASCs from June 2016 to July 2017, but not all, according to ASCA's analysis of data on Medicare-certified ASCs provided by CMS. At least three states had fewer ASCs in 2017 than in 2016.  By Laura Dyrda -
  4. Holy Name Medical Center taps CareCloud for 35 ambulatory practices — 3 key notes

    Teaneck, N.J.-based Holy Name Medical Center selected CareCloud to serve as its electronic healthcare record and practice management vendor for 35 ambulatory centers.  By Eric Oliver -
  5. Medical device makers turn to 3-D printable polymers for new product opportunities

    Medical and dental device markers are hitting a wall when it comes to utilizing new materials because of federal regulations, Advanced Manufacturing reports.  By Eric Oliver -
  6. States expanding Medicaid benefits, despite GOP efforts to cut costs — 9 insights

    Twenty-six states expanded Medicaid benefits in 2017, with 17 more planning to do so in the coming year, according to Kaiser Health News.  By Eric Oliver -
  7. ASA roundtable aims to unite for MIPS quality measures — 7 insights

    Anesthesia Business Consultants President and CEO Tony Mira penned a column for his newsletter on the recently developed American Society of Anesthesiologists Qualified Clinical Data Registries Roundtable.  By Eric Oliver -
  8. Florida nonprofit hospital eyes 12 health system partners to invest in new ASC: 5 key points

    Indian River Medical Center, a 332-bed nonprofit hospital, is considering offers from 12 health systems to partner to invest in the hospital, according to TC Palm.  By Mary Rechtoris -
  9. Mercatus Center: Politician contributions may impact CON approval rates

    Political contributions may play a role in whether officials approve certificate-of-need applications, according to a Mercatus Center working paper by Thomas Stratmann, PhD, senior research fellow, and Steven Monaghan, a third year PhD student.  By Mary Rechtoris -

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