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  1. Muve Health plans expansion to 30 facilities, plus 4 key quotes from CEO P. Marshall Maran

    In a Texas Orthopaedic Association interview, Denver-based Muve Health President and CEO P. Marshall Maran said the health system has its sights set on becoming one of the largest providers of joint replacement procedures in the U.S.  By Angie Stewart -
  2. Wills Eye appeals to change classification from ASC to hospital: 4 things to know

    Philadelphia-based Wills Eye Institute has gone to the Third Circuit Court of Appeals in its battle to qualify as a hospital under Medicare rules, reports.  By Shayna Korol -
  3. 10 things to know about Surgery Partners

    Headquartered in Brentwood, Tenn., Surgery Partners is a leading operator of surgical and ancillary services. It touts a portfolio of 124 surgical facilities in the U.S., including 106 ASCs and 18 surgical hospitals across 32 states.  By Angie Stewart -

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  1. Gentera Center for Regenerative Medicine, Surgery Partners' Miami Surgical Center join forces — 3 insights

    Miami Beach, Fla.-based Gentera Center for Regenerative Medicine partnered with Miami Surgical Center to offer nonsurgical solutions for orthopedic conditions.  By Eric Oliver -
  2. California ASC anesthesiologist charged with murder to face judge — 4 insights

    California anesthesiologist Stephen Kyosung Kim, MD, will go before a judge March 20 to determine if he is fit to stand trial, Patch reports.  By Eric Oliver -
  3. Dr. Kyle Stephens performs 1st hip arthroscopy at HCMC Surgery Center — 4 highlights

    The first hip arthroscopy procedure at Paris, Tenn.-based Henry County Medical Center Surgery Center was performed by Kyle Stephens, DO, in March.  By Angie Stewart -
  4. 7 key traits ASC leaders must have, according to healthcare consultant John Goehle

    ASC industry leader, podcaster and author John Goehle of Ambulatory Healthcare Strategies penned a list of seven key traits to look for when recruiting surgery center leaders, owners and governing body members.  By Angie Stewart -

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  1. ASC market share in top 50 largest US markets jumped 10% in 1 year — Here's why

    ASC surgical volume grew in 46 of the 50 largest markets, while at the same time hospitals lost share of the outpatient procedures, according to a report from Franklin Trust Ratings outlining the top 50 largest U.S. markets. The overall ASC surgical procedure volume increased 22.9 percent nationally.  By Laura Dyrda -
  2. Mid-Atlantic Ophthalmology Group grows through acquisition of Maryland Vision Institute — 4 insights

    Red Bank, N.J.-based Mid-Atlantic Ophthalmology Group acquired Frederick-based Maryland Vision Institute, adding to its already sizable portfolio.  By Eric Oliver -
  3. 4 Washington independent practices merge to form largest independent practice in Washington — 5 insights

    Four independent gastroenterology groups in Western Washington merged to form Washington Gastroenterology, in turn, becoming the largest independent practice in Washington.  By Eric Oliver -
  4. Envision suing UnitedHealthcare & more — 9 ASC company key notes

    Here are nine updates on ASC companies and industry-relevant companies to note.  By Eric Oliver -
  1. ASC company 2018 outlook: 18 key notes

    Here are 18 things to know about the 2018 outlook from four large ASC chains.  By Laura Dyrda -
  2. 10 things to know about Physicians Endoscopy

    Physicians Endoscopy is one of the largest single-specialty ASC management companies in the U.S. and recently celebrated 20 years in business.   By Angie Stewart -
  3. ASC management services typically included in agreements — 20 statistics

    Here are 20 statistics on five types of ASC management services and how often organizations provide them, based on data from HealthCare Appraisers' 2017 ASC Valuation Survey.  By Angie Stewart -
  4. American Association of Nurse Anesthetists opposes new Anthem policy on anesthesia during cataract surgery: 4 insights

    The American Association of Nurse Anesthetists opposes Anthem's policy directing ophthalmologists to assume responsibility for anesthesia administration and patient monitoring during routine cataract surgeries.  By Shayna Korol -
  5. Berkshire Medical Center opens new endoscopy center — 3 insights

    Pittsfield, Mass.-based Berkshire Medical Center opened a new endoscopy center on its main campus, combining its ambulatory and inpatient offerings under one roof, iBerkshires reports.  By Eric Oliver -
  6. Hennepin Healthcare opens $225M outpatient clinic — 5 insights

    Minneapolis-based Hennepin Healthcare opened its $225 million Hennepin Healthcare Clinic and Specialty Clinic March 17, the Minneapolis StarTribune reports.  By Eric Oliver -
  7. How Europe is lowering its CRC rate

    A study, published in the Annals of Oncology, examined Europe's colorectal cancer mortality rate, estimating that 2018 mortality rates for most cancers are supposed to fall by 7 percent when compared to 2012 rates.  By Eric Oliver -
  8. 5 most read GI/endoscopy stories: March 12-16

    Here are the five most popular gastroenterology and endoscopy stories for the week of March 12 to March 16, 2018.  By Eric Oliver -
  9. 7 things for ASC leaders to know for Monday — March 19, 2018

    Here are seven updates for ASC leaders to know for March 19, 2018.  By Eric Oliver -

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