Today's Top 20 Stories
  1. 3 new GI-driven ASCs and facilities — June 2018

    Here are three gastroenterology-focused ASCs or facilities that were newly opened or announced in June:  By Rachel Popa -
  2. Most read ASC articles: July 13-18

    Here are the five most popular ASC stories for the week of July 13 to July 18, 2018:  By Rachel Popa -
  3. 7 legislative changes impacting ASCs — July 2018

    Here are seven legislative issues impacting ASCs:  By Angie Stewart -
  1. Twin Cities Orthopedics offshoot Revo Health partners with Medtronic — 4 insights

    Medtronic entered into a value-based partnership with Revo Health with an undisclosed investment, the Minneapolis/St. Paul Business Journal reports.  By Eric Oliver -
  2. California health system breaks ground on $9M outpatient clinic — 4 insights

    Taft, Calif.-based West Side Health Care District is building a $9 million outpatient clinic to replace the area's long-defunct acute care hospital, the Taft Midway Driller reports.  By Eric Oliver -
  3. ASCs could save the Medicare program up to $57B — 6 key study findings

    ASCs saved the Medicare program and its beneficiaries $7.5 billion in a four-year period without diminishing services or quality, Advancing Surgical Care reports.  By Angie Stewart -
  4. Alabama publishes ASC workers' compensation fee schedule for 2018 — 4 facts

    The Alabama Workers' Compensation Division published updates to its ASC fee schedule.  By Angie Stewart -

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  1. New York ASC recognized for supply chain performance — 22 winners

    OpenMarkets recognized Port Jefferson Station, N.Y.-based Port Jefferson Surgery Center for its commitment to eliminating waste in the healthcare supply chain and improving equipment transactions, HealthCareBusiness Daily News reports.  By Angie Stewart -
  2. 31% of claims dispute surgeon's skill: How ASCs can protect themselves

    The surgeon's technical skill is disputed in about one-third of ASC-based claims, according to medical professional liability insurer Coverys.   By Angie Stewart -
  3. ASC collection tip of the day: Be crystal clear about contractual obligations

    In-network ASCs should clearly document and communicate contract terms with payers so both parties understand their obligations to each other, according to Mnet Health Services CEO David Hamilton.  By Angie Stewart -
  4. Timeline of 41 ASC industry transactions in 2018

    Here are 41 ASC acquisitions and partnerships announced so far this year:  By Angie Stewart -
  1. State court denies Surgical Care Affiliates' fee schedule challenge: 5 facts

    On April 6, the North Carolina Supreme Court denied Birmingham, Ala.-based Surgical Care Affiliates' request for a review of ASC provisions in the worker's compensation fee schedule.  By Angie Stewart -
  2. Anesthesia may decrease memory, cognitive skills in adults 70+, study says

    A study, published in the British Journal of Anesthesia, claims adults 70 years and older experience a subtle decline in memory and cognitive skills after being exposed to general anesthesia.  By Eric Oliver -
  3. 3 biggest ASC fraud cases in 2018

    The three biggest fraud cases involving ASCs so far this year amounted to $29,180,000 altogether.  By Angie Stewart -
  4. Regent Health VP: Adding women’s health services may improve patient outcomes, grow case volume at ASCs

    Focusing on women’s health procedures, such as breast lumpectomies and select gynecological surgeries, may help ASCs grow case volume and improve patient outcomes overall, according to a Westchester, Ill-based Regent Surgical Health vice president.  By Rachel Popa -
  5. Eye Associates of New Mexico holds surgery center grand opening — 3 insights

    Roswell-based Eye Associates of New Mexico held the ribbon cutting and grand opening for its Roswell surgery center July 17, the Roswell Daily Record reports.  By Eric Oliver -
  6. Kaiser outpatient center evacuated after truck hits oxygen tanker — 4 insights

    A Kaiser outpatient center in Santa Rosa, Calif., was evacuated July 18, after a truck collided withan oxygen tanker, NBC Bay Area reports.  By Eric Oliver -
  7. Allegheny Health Network opens $8M outpatient center near rival UPMC — 4 insights

    Pittsburgh-based Allegheny Health Network opened a full-service outpatient center in an Aspinwall, Pa.-based shopping plaza to compete with UPMC St. Margaret, the TRIB Live reports.  By Eric Oliver -
  8. Downeast Surgery Center replacing old facility with $7M ASC — 5 facts

    Bangor, Maine-based Downeast Surgery Center broke ground on a new facility to replace its current 28-year-old facility, Fox 22 WFVX Bangor reports.  By Angie Stewart -
  9. EmergeOrtho expanding reach with orthopedics-dedicated ASC — 6 insights

    Durham, N.C.-based EmergeOrtho will begin construction on an ASC in Leland, N.C., July 26, Wilmington Biz reports.  By Angie Stewart -

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