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  1. How Carilion Clinic's Dr. T.K. Miller plans to grow his practice + best advice for new surgeons

    Thomas K. Miller, MD, is the sports medicine section chief at Carilion Clinic in Roanoke, Va.  By Laura Dyrda -
  2. Outpatient spine — Key trends and opportunities from Dr. Bobby Bhatti

    Bobby Bhatti, MD, is a spine surgeon focused on minimally invasive treatments for his patients. He is Atlanta Spine's founder of and a North American Spine Society, International Society for the Advancement of Spine Surgery and Society for Minimally Invasive Spine Surgery member.  By Laura Dyrda -
  3. 3 ways patient financing improves patient satisfaction

    It's never been easy to be a surgical patient. First, there's the anxiety related to undergoing a procedure. Even for routine, outpatient surgical care, there are always safety risks. Then, there are all the other stressful — and sometimes uncomfortable — issues tied to surgery, such as preparation, post-operative side effects, physical therapy and follow-up care, coordinating transportation to and from the facility, taking time off work and arranging for support at home.  By Randy Bishop, Partner, Surgical Funds -

Patient collections: The growing focus on technology and consumer protection

Learn the current trends and best practices to improve your patient collections.
  1. Bayer, Bausch Health & more — 4 GI company key notes

    Here are four updates on GI companies from the past week:  By Rachel Popa -
  2. Surgery residents report the most burnout, regret career choice — 4 Mayo Clinic study findings

    A new study conducted by the Rochester, Minn.-based Mayo Clinic and Portland-based Oregon Health & Science University published in the Journal of the American Medicial Association  found about half of physician residents experience burnout and regret their decision to become a physician.  By Rachel Popa -
  3. Top 10 ASC Medicare procedures in the Southeast by total charges

    Definitive Healthcare's database tracks the total charges for Medicare procedures performed at ASCs in the Southeast.  By Rachel Popa -
  4. 3 insights on opening a successful orthopedic ASC

    Jim Ballard, MD, and Chris Nanson, MD, two surgeons practicing at Beaverton-based Oregon Surgical Institute, an ASC specializing in total joint replacement, pain management and orthopedic surgery, shared their experience opening a new ASC with Regent Surgical Health.  By Rachel Popa -

How technology and alignment improve value for the total joint replacement episode of care

Hear 3 ortho experts' strategies to successfully implementing bundled payments.
  1. U-Haul needed: Henry Ford Health System makes plans to move

    Detroit-based Henry Ford Health System will move into a new 145,000-square-foot outpatient medical center.  By Angie Stewart -
  2. Envision to buy Nashville Anesthesia Services, sliding into new market — 5 details

    Nashville, Tenn.-based Envision Corp.'s Physician Services platform plans to purchase anesthesia group Nashville Anesthesia Services.  By Angie Stewart -
  3. Top 10 biggest medical device companies — Medtronic, Johnson & Johnson & more

    Medical Design & Outsourcing released its list of the 100 largest medical device companies in the world for 2018, a year full of mergers and acquisitions.   By Angie Stewart -
  4. HealthQuest Medical Practice plans $18M ASC in former retail space: 3 details

    Ulster, N.Y.-based HealthQuest Medical Practice signed a lease to move into a vacant Macy's building to construct an $18 million ASC, urgent care center and oncology practice, the Daily Freeman News reported.  By Rachel Popa -
  1. ASC administrator stumps for price transparency — 3 insights

    St. George (Utah) Surgical Center administrator Ty Tippets spoke to the U.S. Senate Health Committee on price transparency, Health Data Management reports.  By Eric Oliver -
  2. Mayo Clinic expanding existing facility, outpatient procedure center — 4 insights

    Rochester, Minn.-based Mayo Clinic is expanding the Gonda Building to grow its clinical space.  By Eric Oliver -
  3. Thomas Chirillo joins neurolens as chief commercial officer — 3 insights

    Thomas J. Chirillo joined neurolens to serve as its chief commercial officer.  By Eric Oliver -
  4. How cardiac surgery centers & 3 other specialties can reach patients online — 5 tips

    Orthopedic and cosmetic surgeons, vascular specialists and cardiac surgery centers should update their marketing plans to account for new developments in social media, reputation management and content marketing, according to Optimized360.  By Angie Stewart -
  5. Provation launches documentation platform for improving productivity & more in ASCs — 5 insights

    Provation launched Provation Apex, a cloud-based procedure documentation software platform designed to improve outcomes, enhance clinical productivity and increase physician satisfaction in ASCs and hospitals.  By Angie Stewart -
  6. Inventory management & other supply chain challenges: 3 Qs with ASC expert Lacey Dyer

    Surgical Investors and Advisors' Vice President of Clinical Operations Lacey Dyer, RN, BSN, is an expert in selecting and purchasing equipment, instrumentation and supplies specific to ASCs.  By Angie Stewart -
  7. 41% of hospitals, health systems have ASC ownership or affiliation — And they want more

    Forty-one percent of hospitals and health systems either own a freestanding ASC or are affiliated with one, and they are seeking more, a HealthLeaders Media poll found.  By Angie Stewart -
  8. ASC supply chain tip of the day: Focus on service line structure

    Supply chains can run smoother when providers focus on providing patient centered, cost-effective care through service lines, according to Vizient, a healthcare management consulting company.  By Rachel Popa -
  9. Drs. Jim Ballard & Chris Nanson share 3 insights on outpatient TJR in ASCs

    Jim Ballard, MD, and Chris Nanson, MD, two surgeons who practice at the Beaverton-based Oregon Surgical Institute, an ASC dedicated to total joint replacements and other orthopedic procedures, shared their experience performing total joint replacements in the outpatient setting with Regent Surgical Health.  By Rachel Popa -

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