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  1. Big trends in ASC M&A – hospital, ASC chain and private equity

    Matthew Searles is a partner with Merritt Healthcare, an ASC management and development firm that works with centers nationwide.  By Laura Dyrda -
  2. The trend to outpatient surgery, risk-bearing contracts for orthopedic surgeons: Key thoughts from Dr. Louis Levitt

    Louis Levitt, MD, is the vice president of Bethesda, Md.-based The Center for Advanced Orthopaedics.  By Laura Dyrda -
  3. 3 ways to improve ASC quality

    David Hamilton, CEO of Mnet Health Services, a healthcare finance outsourcing company, outlined three ways to improve ASC quality through improved patient safety and outcomes.  By Rachel Popa -
  1. 7 orthopedic ASCs opened or announced in March & April

    Here are seven orthopedics-driven ASCs that were opened or announced in March and April:  By Rachel Popa -
  2. North Dakota ASC project to wrap up within months

    Surgery Center Services of America is building a 33,000-square-foot ASC in Bismarck, N.D., according to SCSA Project Manager Todd Sherwood.  By Angie Stewart -
  3. Alabama hospital hopes to add 2 more procedure rooms in planned ASC — 5 insights

    Opelika-based East Alabama Medical Center is seeking approval to expand the square footage and double the number of procedure rooms in its planned ASC.  By Angie Stewart -
  4. 5 things to know about ASC growth, facility type

    MedPAC's 2019 commission report to Congress showed that the number of ASCs in the U.S. continues to grow, despite a number of closures.  By Rachel Popa -

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  1. Surgical Management Professionals CEO shares 'biggest news' about the company's 2019 strategy

    Sioux Falls, S.D.-based Surgical Management Professionals' strategy for 2019 is to expand its footprint across the U.S., providing management, consulting and revenue cycle services to new ASCs, CEO Michael Lipomi told Becker's ASC Review.  By Angie Stewart -
  2. Cardiovascular group seeks approval for $445K outpatient surgery lab — 3 highlights

    Alabaster, Ala.-based Heart South Cardiovascular Group requested state approval to open an outpatient surgery lab.  By Angie Stewart -
  3. Florida building selling for $1.25M could be turned into ASC

    A medical office building for sale in Tampa, Fla., could be redeveloped to accommodate a surgery center, according to LoopNet.  By Angie Stewart -
  4. Physician owners still report higher pay than non-owners — 14 insights

    Physician income largely remained stagnant from 2017 to 2018, according to Medical Economics' "90th Annual Physician Report."  By Angie Stewart -
  1. 5 reasons physicians' finances improved in 2018 + 7 factors that dragged them down

    Compared to 2017, fewer physicians reported being worse off financially in 2018, according to Medical Economics' "90th Annual Physician Report."  By Angie Stewart -
  2. Midsize practices see higher malpractice premium increases — 10 insights

    Practices with 11 to 25 physicians were more likely to see bigger medical malpractice insurance premium increases in 2018 than larger or smaller practices, according to Medical Economics' "90th Annual Physician Report."  By Angie Stewart -
  3. Brighton Center for Specialty Care performs 1st total joint arthroplasty procedures — 4 insights

    Brighton (Mich.) Center for Specialty Care now offers total hip and total knee arthroplasty.  By Eric Oliver -
  4. North Carolina House seeks to appeal ASC-related CON laws — 7 insights

    North Carolina representatives introduced legislation to repeal the state's certificate-of-need laws related to standalone surgery centers, Reflector.com reports.  By Eric Oliver -
  5. Work begins on HealthQuest's primary care, ASC mall project — 3 insights

    Ulster, N.Y.-based HealthQuest Medical Practice is building a primary care office and an ASC in a former Macy's in Ulster the Daily Freeman reports.  By Eric Oliver -
  6. UnitedHealthcare, Optum support beneficiaries devastated by storms & more — 5 ASC industry notes

    Here are five updates on ASC companies and industry-relevant companies to note:  By Eric Oliver -
  7. The best strategy for orthopedic practice, ASC growth through key partnerships

    Peter Slate, chief business development officer for Phoenix-based HOPCo, the management company of The CORE Institute, discusses the biggest opportunity for strategic growth.  By Laura Dyrda -
  8. Medicare trustees predict Hospital Insurance Trust Fund will run dry in 7 years — 5 takeaways

    Medicare's Hospital Insurance Trust Fund will be able to pay full benefits until 2026, but the Supplementary Medical Insurance Trust Fund is expected to have adequate financing in all years, according to a report from the Medicare Board of Trustees.  By Angie Stewart -
  9. 8 healthcare trends leaders are watching closely

    Industry consolidation is the biggest concern for healthcare leaders, according to Definitive Healthcare's "2019 Annual Healthcare Trends Survey."  By Angie Stewart -

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