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  1. The key metric to benchmark as high-deductible plans rise — 3 insights

    Statement lag is an important benchmark because patients are taking on increasing financial responsibility, according to Regent RCM.  By Angie Stewart -
  2. Mega-groups dominate the new millennium — 8 largest anesthesia entities

    Anesthesia practices with 100 or more providers became far more common after the turn of the century, according to Anesthesia Business Consultants President and CEO Tony Mira.  By Angie Stewart -
  3. McBride Orthopedic Hospital opens outpatient surgery center — 3 details

    Oklahoma City, Okla.-based McBride Orthopedic Hospital opened an outpatient surgery center in early June.  By Angie Stewart -

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  1. The statistics to know about ASC revenue, out-of-network billing strategy & risk

    Out-of-network strategies can affect ASC value, according to the 2019 ASC Valuation Survey by HealthCare Appraisers.  By Rachel Popa -
  2. The evolving ASC reimbursement landscape — 3 Qs with CEO Dr. Joe Smith

    Reflexion Health CEO Joe Smith, MD, PhD, spoke to Becker's ASC Review about the evolving healthcare reimbursement landscape.  By Angie Stewart -
  3. Top, bottom 5 states for orthopedic surgeon pay

    The average annual pay for an orthopedic surgeon practicing in the U.S. is $384,555, according to job seeker website ZipRecruiter.  By Rachel Popa -
  4. Mississippi outpatient center is 1st to use ROSA robotic device — 3 insights

    The country's first outpatient knee replacement using robotic assistant ROSA was performed last month at Jackson-based Mississippi Sports Medicine and Orthopaedic Center, The Northside Sun reports.  By Angie Stewart -

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  1. Surgeon at ASC performs Florida county's first outpatient hip replacements

    Daniel Chan, MD, performed the first outpatient hip replacement procedures in Florida's Broward County, at the Cypress Creek Outpatient Surgical Center in Fort Lauderdale, Fla.  By Rachel Popa -
  2. Oregon could be the next state to target surgical smoke — 3 insights for ASCs

    Oregon lawmakers could make surgical smoke evacuation policies mandatory, according to the Association of periOperative Registered Nurses.  By Angie Stewart -
  3. New York ASC observes 'time out' for patient safety

    Nurses at the Geneseo, N.Y.-based Noyes Health Ambulatory Surgery Center took part in the Association for periOperative Registered Nurses "National Time Out Day" June 12 for surgical safety, according to the Livingston County News.  By Rachel Popa -
  4. The top, bottom 5 states for RN pay

    The average pay for a registered nurse in the U.S. is $68,553, according to a report from job seeker website ZipRecruiter.  By Rachel Popa -

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  1. Increasing ambulatory access top focus of executives — 3 insights

    C-level healthcare executives said increasing access to ambulatory care was their top priority in 2019, according to the Advisory Board's Annual Health Care CEO Survey.  By Eric Oliver -
  2. Indiana hospital to add $17M medical office building — 3 insights

    Franciscan Hospital Mooresville (Ind.) will soon break ground on a $17 million, 50,000-square-foot medical office building, the IndyStar reports.  By Eric Oliver -
  3. Which states pay GIs the most?

    The average annual pay for a gastroenterologist practicing in the U.S. is $347,500, according to jobseeker website ZipRecruiter.  By Rachel Popa -
  4. Envision makes notable appointment & more — 8 ASC industry notes

    Here are eight updates on ASC companies and industry-relevant companies to note:  By Eric Oliver -
  5. ASC supply chain tip of the day: Shop around for GPOs

    Not all group purchasing organizations are the same, according to Alpharetta, Ga.-based Surgical Information Systems Chief Nursing Officer Ann Geier, RN.  By Rachel Popa -
  6. 3 ways to keep your ASC's claims clean

    Surgical Information Systems' Jho Outlaw, senior vice president of revenue cycle services and Jessica Nelson, director of revenue cycle services, outlined how ASCs can improve the claims process.  By Rachel Popa -
  7. A new ASC accreditation resource from the Joint Commission

      The Joint Commission released a new survey readiness guide detailing what ASCs need to know before they undergo an accreditation survey.  By Rachel Popa -
  8. 800K+ cataract surgeries: 15 statistics on ASC procedures, revenue

      Reports from healthcare intelligence company Definitive Healthcare and HealthCare Appraisers outline the revenue generated by ASCs, as well as the top procedures performed.  By Rachel Popa -
  9. Outpatient surgery department at Ascension's Eagle River Memorial Hospital closes: 3 details

    Ascension closed the outpatient surgery department at its Eagle River (Wis.) Memorial Hospital last Friday, according to local NBC affiliate WJFW.  By Rachel Popa -

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