Today's Top 20 Stories
  1. ASC supply chain tip of the day: Uncover hidden costs

    Stephanie Martin, vice president of operations and clinical services for Westchester, Ill.-based ASC manager Regent Surgical Health, shared supply chain tips on Regent's blog.  By Rachel Popa -
  2. 12 hospitals & practices adding or expanding gastroenterology services

    Twelve hospitals & practices adding or expanding gastroenterology services in the past year:  By Rachel Popa -
  3. How Lyft aims to help ASCs lower costs, save time — 5 takeaways

    Lyft can help patients easily travel to and from ASCs and physician offices, according to Jill Angelone, Lyft's manager of healthcare partnerships.  By Angie Stewart -

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  1. How consumerism is affecting ASCs — 3 key insights

    Patient consumerism will play an important role in ASC procedure volume growth over the next five years, when the ASC market is projected to reach up to $55 billion in value, according to a report from business intelligence company Research and Markets.  By Angie Stewart -
  2. Surgery suites, cath labs underway as part of California hospital's 3-year plan

    A new surgery center and catheterization labs are under construction at Huntington Hospital in Pasadena, Calif., according to StoneTapert Insurance Services President and CEO Chuck Tapert, who recently took a tour of the facility.  By Angie Stewart -
  3. 9 New York, New Jersey surgery centers receive drug through partnership

    EyePoint Pharmaceuticals and Vision Center Network of America, a clinically integrated network, reached an agreement to supply Dexycu 9 percent to nine surgery centers in New York and New Jersey.  By Eric Oliver -
  4. Global ASC market to hit $120.8B by 2026 — 4 insights

    The global ASC market is projected to grow from $75.2 billion in 2018 to $120.8 billion by the end of 2026, according to a report from Million Insights.  By Eric Oliver -
  1. California ASC could drop contract with Anthem over proposed rate decrease: 6 details

    Monterey (Calif.) Peninsula Surgery Center plans to terminate its contract with Anthem Blue Cross on March 18 if the entities can't agree on new contract terms by then, according to a Feb. 18 announcement.  By Angie Stewart -
  2. Surprise billing, Medicare fraud allegations & more — 11 ASC industry notes

    Here are 11 updates on ASC companies and industry-relevant companies to note:  By Eric Oliver -
  3. ASC supply chain tip of the day: Track performance metrics

    Keeping an eye on performance metrics can help ASCs increase supply chain efficiency, said Molly Ehrlich, Vizient's consulting director of advisory solutions for supply chain operations.  By Rachel Popa -
  4. 3 recent ASC quality updates

    Three recent ASC quality updates:  By Rachel Popa -
  1. The rise of Cologuard & 4 other must-read articles

    Five must-read articles for gastroenterologists this week:  By Rachel Popa -
  2. Why Florida's ASC market is booming — Administrator Ashlie Cramer elaborates

    At least nine ASCs opened in Florida last year, cementing its place among the states that experienced the most ASC growth in 2019. Here, Ashlie Cramer, MSN, RN, nurse administrator at Delray Beach (Fla.) Surgical Suites, explored why new ASC development was booming in Florida and shared insights into the future of the market.  By Eric Oliver -
  3. Gastro Health makes 3 acquisitions, including 2nd Virginia practice

    Miami-based Gastro Health made a trio of acquisitions, including the group's second acquisition in Virginia, to kick off 2020.  By Eric Oliver -
  4. Feds step in to Nashville eye group false-billing case & 4 other must-read articles

    Five must-read articles for ASC leaders this week:   By Rachel Popa -
  5. Banner Health to acquire Phoenix orthopedic practice, add 18 physicians

    Phoenix-based Banner Health plans to buy the Orthopedic Clinic Association, adding both physicians and advanced practice providers to its network, according to the Phoenix Business Journal.  By Rachel Popa -
  6. Leader of opioid scheme that distributed 9.5M+ pills found guilty

    The leader of an illegal pill distribution operation in Tennessee was found guilty Feb. 14, local CBS affiliate WVLT reports.  By Eric Oliver -
  7. North Carolina passes over major providers, grants CON to spine surgery center, orthopedic practice

    The North Carolina Department of Health and Human Services approved certificate-of-need applications from Wake Spine and Specialty Surgery Center and Triangle Orthopaedics Surgery Center, passing over some of the region's largest healthcare institutions, Triangle Business Journal reports.  By Eric Oliver -
  8. Tech firm with plastic surgery center clients exposes health information, procedure photos — 3 insights

    Hundreds of thousands of files containing patient information and procedure photos were stored in an improperly secured database owned by NextMotion, a technology firm that provides imaging and patient management services to plastic surgery clinics and centers, Bleepingcomputer reports.  By Eric Oliver -
  9. A timeline of PE investment in GI

    Private equity investors are turning their attention to the gastroenterology space. Here is a timeline of PE investments that will be updated as more deals close:  By Eric Oliver -

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