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  1. Orthopedic surgeons aim to forgo opioids in pilot study — 6 insights

    Rob Keller, MD, and Nicholas Frisch, MD, are testing a proactive medication protocol, ClickOn Detroit reports. The approach may benefit physicians in the outpatient setting, who have less control over the medication patients take or how they're using it after discharge.  By Angie Stewart -
  2. Physician-hospital ASC joint ventures: 4 experts explain how to get in on the action

    During a panel discussion at Becker's Hospital Review's 9th Annual Meeting April 12, four healthcare experts shared their thoughts on the evolution of physician-hospital ASC joint ventures and offered tips for leaders looking to forge these partnerships.  By Angie Stewart -
  3. Target these 10 HR inefficiencies to reap 6-figure savings

    Although human resources is one of the largest line items for ASCs, it's often a missed opportunity for savings, according to MedHQ's 10-Point HR Audit.  By Angie Stewart -

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  1. 4 things to know about Takeda Pharmaceutical Company

    Takeda Pharmaceuticals USA, based in Deerfield, Ill., is a wholly owned subsidiary of the Japanese Takeda Pharmaceutical Co.  By Shayna Korol -
  2. Cake by Kendall Endoscopy Center aims to raise CRC awareness — 3 insights

    Miami-based Kendall Endoscopy Center created a cake in honor of National Colorectal Cancer Awareness Month.  By Eric Oliver -
  3. Private equity firm purchases Illinois medical condos that includes ASC — 4 insights

    California-based private equity firm IRA Capital purchased a 40,000-square-foot medical office condominium building in Illinois and converted it into a medical office building, RE Journals reports.  By Eric Oliver -
  4. A foot in each canoe — How value-based care requires organizationwide balance

    Hospitals implementing value-based care practices can often recover modest amounts of spending, but to realize these savings facilities must be mindful of how quality, finance and analytics transverse the value-based continuum.  By Eric Oliver -

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  1. California hospital fined for failing to develop endoscopy cleaning program — 4 insights

    Oakland, Calif.-based Highland Health was fined by California state $39,187 for several quality-related incidents, CBS SF Bay Area reports.  By Eric Oliver -
  2. Goshen Health opens outpatient surgery center — 4 insights

    Goshen (Ind.) Health's outpatient surgery center was deemed fully functional April 19, Goshen News reports.  By Eric Oliver -
  3. 20 statistics on ASC staffing hours per case

    Here are 20 statistics on ASC staffing hours per case from VMG Health's Multi-Specialty ASC Intellimarker 2018.  By Eric Oliver -
  4. 5 statistics on how anesthesiologists approach payers & patients

    Medscape released its 2018 Medscape Anesthesiologist Compensation Report examining a variety of compensation-related factors throughout the anesthesia industry.  By Eric Oliver -
  1. What physicians think about payers — 4 statistics

    Medscape released its Physician Compensation Report 2018 examining a number of compensation-related variables throughout the healthcare industry.  By Eric Oliver -
  2. 10 things to know about spine surgery in ASCs

    Here are 10 key facts and studies on outpatient spine surgery and spine procedures in ASCs.  By Laura Dyrda -
  3. Regent CEO Chris Bishop: How to disrupt your health system before someone else does

    At Becker's Hospital Review's 9th Annual Meeting, Regent Surgical Health CEO Chris Bishop said big retailers like Walmart and Amazon are poised to make a huge impact on healthcare in the next five years and highlighted the industry's rapid transition to value-based care.  By Angie Stewart -
  4. ASC supply chain tip of the day: Cut weight to save shipment costs

    ASC managers can reduce expenses by controlling the transportation of supplies and equipment, according to FreightCenter's Terese Kerrigan, director of marketing communications.  By Angie Stewart -
  5. Walmart enlists Emory Healthcare as care plan, joint replacement provider — 8 insights

    Walmart added Atlanta-based Emory Healthcare to its Centers of Excellence network and selected the system as an Accountable Care Plan provider for its metro-Atlanta associates.  By Angie Stewart -
  6. The Joint Commission: 2 reasons why organizations struggle with infection control standards

    Three of the 10 toughest standards for accredited ambulatory care organizations and office-based surgery practices were related to infection and prevention control activities, according The Joint Commission's Sylvia Garcia-Houchins, infection control director.  By Angie Stewart -
  7. 32+ supply chain companies for orthopedic & spine ASCs to know

    Orthopedic and spine driven ASCs have complex supply chains, including surgical supplies, implants and physician preference items.  By Laura Dyrda -
  8. Coding & billing tip of the day: Take advantage of claim scrubbing functionality

    Manually filling out claims increases the chances of error and bogs down the claim submission process, according to Revenue Cycle Services Director Jessica Nelson of Surgical Information Systems.  By Angie Stewart -
  9. Shift to ambulatory care drives high demand for medical assistants — 3 quick notes

    Medical assistants are in high demand, and that's partly because patients increasingly turn to ambulatory care settings, according to Medical Assisting Program Director Jennifer Kroger of University of Cincinnati Blue Ash College.  By Angie Stewart -

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