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  1. 7+ ASCs in Minnesota include total joint replacements

    ASCs across the country have incorporated total joint replacements. Here are seven ASCs in Minnesota that include outpatient total joints.  By Laura Dyrda -
  2. 7+ ASCs in Michigan include total joint replacements

    ASCs across the country have incorporated total joint replacements. Here are seven ASCs in Michigan that include outpatient total joints.  By Laura Dyrda -
  3. 22+ ASCs in Maryland include total joint replacements

    ASCs across the country have incorporated total joint replacements. Here are 22 ASCs in Maryland that include outpatient total joints.  By Laura Dyrda -

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  1. State grants Albany Medical Center approval to reclassify ASC — 4 insights

    The New York State Department of Health approved Albany (N.Y.) Medical Center's request to reclassify its Niskayuna, N.Y.-based ASC, The Daily Gazette reports.  By Eric Oliver -
  2. How Orthopaedic Surgery Center's leaders are cutting costs — 6 insights

    Boardman, Ohio-based Orthopaedic Surgery Center leaders went to Columbus, Ohio to find ways to make their new ASC as cost-friendly as possible, Business Journal Daily reports.  By Eric Oliver -
  3. 10 states with the fewest Medicare-certified ASCs

    The Ambulatory Surgery Center Association used 2018 CMS data from June to illustrate the number of ASCs in each state.  By Rachel Popa -
  4. Top patient safety opportunities for 2019

      Experts from The Joint Commission outlined the top patient safety opportunities for this year in a blog post.  By Rachel Popa -

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  1. Pain care bundles associated with decreased opioid use after outpatient procedures, study suggests: 4 details

      Standardized pain care bundles can decrease opioid prescribing for outpatient procedures, according to research published in the Journal of the American College of Surgeons.  By Rachel Popa -
  2. 6 key insights to know on benchmarking

      External and internal benchmarking plays a critical role in ASC revenue cycle success, according to Fort Myers, Fla.-based Serbin Medical Billing.  By Rachel Popa -
  3. Patient level costs for outpatient total shoulder arthroplasty lower than inpatient: 4 study findings

      Patient-level costs for inpatient total shoulder arthroplasty are significantly higher than an equivalent outpatient procedure, according to research published in the Journal of Shoulder and Elbow Surgery.  By Rachel Popa -
  4. Top 10 states with the most Medicare-certified ASCs

      The Ambulatory Surgery Center Association used 2018 CMS data from June to illustrate the number of ASCs in each state.  By Rachel Popa -
  1. Jefferson Surgery Center nurse honors US service members — 3 highlights

    An operating room nurse at Jefferson Surgery Center - Washington Township (N.J.) participated in a ceremony honoring American veterans March 12.  By Angie Stewart -
  2. 3 takeaways from Mankato Surgery Center's inventory overhaul

    Intalere, a healthcare group purchasing organization, highlighted how Mankato (Minn.) Surgery Center tackled product nomenclature inconsistencies, consignment inventory inaccuracies and inventory count inaccuracies.  By Angie Stewart -
  3. 'It's time to look at existing barriers' & expand access to ASCs, CASA president says

    California Ambulatory Surgery Association President Deborah Miller expressed support for state Gov. Gavin Newsom, D, and proposed healthcare reform strategies in an opinion article on Capitol Weekly.  By Angie Stewart -
  4. The best opportunities for small, mid-sized orthopedic ASCs: Q&A with Dr. Michael Redler

    Michael Redler,, MD, is a founding partner of The Orthopaedic and Sports Medicine Center in Trumbull, Conn. He is a visiting assistant professor of orthopedics at the University of Virginia as well as an assistant clinical professor at the Frank H Netter School of Medicine at Quinnipiac University. He has been an advocate for outpatient orthopedic surgery and ASCs for several years.  By Laura Dyrda -
  5. The biggest challenge and opportunity for a New Jersey-based spine surgeon's ASC: 3Qs with Dr. Kam Momi

    Kam Momi, MD, is a board-certified orthopedic surgeon with a fellowship in spine surgery. He has a special interest in minimally invasive spine procedures and practices at Mt. Laurel, N.J.-based Coastal Spine.  By Laura Dyrda -
  6. 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 -
  7. 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 -
  8. The outpatient payment landscape — What high deductible plans mean for ASCs: 3 Qs with Dr. Henry Miller

    Henry Miller, PhD, managing director of consulting firm Berkeley Research Group, has over 45 years of experience in the healthcare industry, including provider payment system design, regulatory analysis and strategic planning.  By Rachel Popa -
  9. The value of ASCs & other ancillary services — 5 things investors watch

    Ancillary services such as ASCs, labs, physical therapy and imaging services provide an opportunity for private placement memorandum investors to gain an additional return on investment, according to a JDSupra post authored by McGuireWoods Associates Chris DeGrande and Leah Eubanks.  By Angie Stewart -

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