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  1. 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 -
  2. 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 -
  3. 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 -

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  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 -

How will major payer and reimbursement trends affect ASCs in 2018?

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  1. Dr. Evgeny Krynetskiy joins Seaside Surgery Center: 4 key notes

    Evgeny Krynetskiy, MD, joined Seaside Surgery Center in Naples, Fla.  By Laura Dyrda -
  2. 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 -
  3. 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 -
  4. 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 -
  1. 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 -
  2. Laser & Skin Surgery Center of New York turns 25 — 6 insights

    New York City-based Laser & Skin Surgery Center of New York is celebrating its 25th year of providing dermatology and plastic surgery services in 2018.    By Shayna Korol -
  3. Clinton Hospital plans to close endoscopy services: 5 things to know

    UMass Memorial Health Alliance-Clinton (Mass.) Hospital revealed plans to close its endoscopy services last week, giving less than three weeks' notice before the closure, according to a statement from the Massachusetts Nurses Association.  By Laura Dyrda -
  4. Residents in nonuniversity programs more likely to perform outpatient surgery — 5 insights

    Nonuniversity-based residency trained surgeons and university-based residency trained surgeons have different practice patterns, according to a study in JAMA Surgery.  By Shayna Korol -
  5. 13 ASCs & outpatient facilities achieving accreditation — December 2017

    Here are 13 outpatient centers that achieved accreditation, reaccreditation or certification in December 2017.  By Shayna Korol -
  6. 4 new GI-driven ASCs & facilities — December 2017

    Here are four gastroenterology-focused ASCs or facilities that were announced or opened in December 2017.  By Eric Oliver -
  7. Medical Facilities Corp. forms joint venture holding company buys 7 ASCs for $46.5M & more: 6 ASC company key notes

    Here are six updates on ASC management companies from the past week.  By Eric Oliver -
  8. 25 states with the lowest ASC-hospital transfer and readmission rates

    Here are the 25 U.S. states with the lowest ASC-to-hospital transfer/admission rates for 2016, ranked from highest to lowest, according to rankings listed on CMS' Hospital Compare website.   By Eric Oliver -
  9. Preston Surgery Center posts cash pricing for all procedures — 3 insights

    In an effort to increase transparency, Frisco, Texas-based Preston Surgery Center listed the cash prices for all procedures performed at the center on its website.  By Eric Oliver -

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