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  1. 24 statistics on ASC PP&E expenses

    ASCs have many expenses, including plant, property and equipment.  By Laura Dyrda -
  2. Seattle judge orders retrial for duoenoscope superbug victim: 5 things to know

    A judge has ordered a new trial related to the 2013 superbug outbreak traced to tainted Olympus scopes, according to a Los Angeles Times report.  By Laura Dyrda -
  3. MUSC to open outpatient surgical facility in mall: 5 key points

    Charleston-based Medical University of South Carolina is opening a new location in a shopping mall, which will include an ASC, according to Charleston Business.  By Laura Dyrda -

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  1. Dr. Bhupinder Khaira, North Texas Medical Center partner to operate outpatient surgery location: 4 key points

    Gainesville, Texas-based North Texas Medical Center is partnering with a local physician to operate a surgical facility, according to the Gainesville Register.  By Laura Dyrda -
  2. Anesthesia-related liability claim values lower for ASCs than hospitals: 7 takeaways

    The most common causes of anesthesia-related liability claims in ASCs are injection of anesthesia into a peripheral nerve and intubation, according to an analysis in the Journal of Patient Safety. The average closed claim value is significantly lower for ASCs than for hospital operating rooms.  By Shayna Korol -
  3. Practice Fusion receives highest physician satisfaction rating of EHR platforms: 5 things to know

    San Francisco-based Practice Fusion received the highest physician satisfaction rating amongst other industry-leading EHR platforms, according to a new survey released by Reaction Data.  By Shayna Korol -
  4. Parkview Medical Center opens new outpatient center — 6 insights

    Pueblo, Colo.-based Parkview Medical Center opened a new outpatient center, according to The Pueblo Chieftain.  By Shayna Korol -

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  1. ROC-LA 1st outpatient center in U.S. to install ExcelsiusGPS for spine surgery: 5 takeaways

    Robotics Outpatient Center, Los Angeles furthered its position as a leader in robotics by becoming the first outpatient center in the U.S. to purchase Globus Medical’s ExcelsiusGPS.  By Mackenzie Garrity -
  2. Mission Health sells Asheville Surgery Center property for $14.7M after 2016 purchase from physicians: 5 things to know

    Asheville, N.C.-based Mission Health purchased the property of Asheville Surgery Center in 2016 from physician owners and recently sold the property to investors, according to a report from Citizen Times.  By Laura Dyrda -
  3. Moving GI data to the cloud in the era of healthcare consolidation

    Technology is one of the biggest complexities and costs for physician practices. The cost of running efficient, effective and compliant medical practices has become challenging for solo practitioners, small groups and even large groups across the country, driving consolidation among specialists, including gastroenterologists.  By Laura Dyrda -
  4. 5 key trends on outpatient total joints in NY

    New York is a changing market for outpatient surgery centers, and Syracuse.com reported a trend toward patients opting for outpatient orthopedic procedures, including joint replacements.  By Laura Dyrda -
  1. Lawrence Memorial Hospital $93M expansion to include ASC: 5 things to know

    Lawrence (Kan.) Memorial Hospital is planning to open a new outpatient surgery center in northwest Lawrence, according to the Lawrence Journal-World.  By Laura Dyrda -
  2. Roanoke Valley Center for Sight obtains COPN for ASC: 5 key notes

    Roanoke (Va.) Valley Center for Sight received a certificate of public need for a new eye surgery center in Martinsville, Va., according to the Martinsville Bulletin.  By Laura Dyrda -
  3. Employed, self-employed physicians report burnout at the same rate: 5 things to know

    Self-employed and employed physicians experience burnout at nearly the same rate, according to the Medscape National Physician Burnout & Depression Report 2018.  By Laura Dyrda -
  4. The Joint Commission awards 1st tele-ophthalmology service provider with Gold Seal of Approval — 5 things to know

    RetinaVue, the contracted tele-ophthalmology service provider of Chicago-based Hill-Rom's Welch Allyn business, earned The Joint Commission's Gold Seal of Approval for Ambulatory Health Care Accreditation. RetinaVue is the first tele-ophthalmology provider to receive this recognition.  By Shayna Korol -
  5. Dr. Evgeny Krynetskiy joins Seaside Surgery Center: 4 key notes

    Evgeny Krynetskiy, MD, joined Seaside Surgery Center in Naples, Fla.  By Laura Dyrda -
  6. Top 10 states with the highest volume of eye procedures per ASC

    CMS released the ASC Quality Reporting data for 2018 payment year, covering the average number of procedures performed at ASCs per state in select specialties.  By Laura Dyrda -
  7. 30 statistics on ASC payer mix as a % of collections

    Here are 30 statistics on ASC payer mix as a percent of overall ASC collections, according to VMG Health's Multi-Specialty ASC Intellimarker 2017.  By Laura Dyrda -
  8. Omni Eye Services buys NJ eye center: 4 things to know

    Omni Eye Services, a New MainSteam Capital company, acquired Phillips Eye Center, based in Elmwood Park, N.J.  By Laura Dyrda -
  9. Digestive CARE implements cloud-based EHR: 4 insights

    South Fla.-based Digestive CARE selected the eClinicalWorks cloud-based 10e EHR solution for its 67 providers across 28 locations.  By Shayna Korol -

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