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  1. Cardiac & orthopedics ASC opening in Dallas

    A multispecialty ASC is opening this month in Dallas in the North Dallas Corridor development.  By Rachel Popa -
  2. 3 recent spine ASC programs & center openings

    Three recent spine ASC programs and center openings:  By Rachel Popa -
  3. Medline open sales support hub in Chicago suburb

    Medline is opening a national sales support center in Libertyville, Ill., bringing multiple teams under the same roof.  By Rachel Popa -

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  1. ASC supply chain tip of the day: Optimize inventory

    Devices, implants and medical supplies are among ASC's greatest expenses, according to Westchester, Ill.-based Regent Surgical Health.  By Rachel Popa -
  2. The Joint Commission updates surgery center burden reduction rules

    The Joint Commission has updated its ambulatory care standards to match CMS policy changes.  By Rachel Popa -
  3. Colorado orthopedic & spine ASC project moves forward

    Work is progressing on an orthopedic and spine ASC in Steamboat Springs, Colo.  By Rachel Popa -
  4. MedPAC recommends cutting 2.8% surgery center reimbursement increase, requiring price reporting

    The Medicare Payment Advisory Commission plans to recommend CMS eliminate a 2.8 percent pay increase for surgery centers in its report to Congress March 13, citing issues around surgery center finances, Bloomberg Law reports.  By Eric Oliver -

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  1. What ophthalmologists need to know about coronavirus

    COVID-19 poses little risk to ophthalmology and its patients, despite the high global and national public health threat, the Ophthalmology Times reports.   By Eric Oliver -
  2. Veterans Affairs developing pair of outpatient clinics

    The U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs is developing a pair of new outpatient clinics in Nebraska and in Michigan.  By Eric Oliver -
  3. Outpatient surgical procedure market to hit $144B by 2026

    The U.S. outpatient surgical procedure market could grow $22 billion over the course of eight years and hit $144 billion by 2026, according to a report from Verified Market Research.  By Eric Oliver -
  4. Dr. Jared Broadway performs area's 1st ASC-based spine surgery

    The first successful ASC-based spine surgery in the metropolitan area of Fargo, N.D., and Moorhead, Minn., took place March 4.  By Angie Stewart -

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  1. Texas ASC completes relicensing, renovation — 4 things to know

    Lewisville (Texas) Surgery Center was relicensed and renovated.  By Angie Stewart -
  2. Banner Health's cardiovascular strategy & partnerships in the ASC space — 5 key insights

    Phoenix-based Banner Health manages 10 ASCs through a joint venture with Atlas Healthcare Partners, and the entities plan to open at least five more by the end of the year.  By Angie Stewart -
  3. 'Wake-up call' — Half of new CRC diagnoses are early onset

    Early-onset colorectal cancer rates continue to confound clinicians and researchers, with a new report claiming half of all new diagnoses were in people 66 and younger, CNN reports.  By Eric Oliver -
  4. 3 recent ophthalmic ASC & practice acquisitions

      Three recent ophthalmic ASC and practice acquisitions:  By Rachel Popa -
  5. 3 ASCs adding or expanding total joint replacement programs

        Three ASCs adding or expanding total joint programs:  By Rachel Popa -
  6. 3 gastroenterology leaders to know

    Three GI leaders to know:  By Rachel Popa -
  7. What's in store for new Envision CEO James Rechtin — 7 company insights

    After Christopher Holden's resignation, Envision Healthcare tapped James Rechtin — the president of OptumCare — to take over as president and CEO.  By Angie Stewart -
  8. Infection outbreak investigation in an ASC — 4 things to consider

    Infection outbreak investigations are conducted differently in ASCs than they are in inpatient settings, where infection preventionists continuously monitor culture and other lab results, according to Terri Link, BSN.  By Angie Stewart -
  9. Takeda's big week & more: 6 GI industry key notes

    Here are six updates from gastroenterology companies and practices from the past week:  By Eric Oliver -

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