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  1. 3 things to know about invasive cardiologist salary growth & hospital revenue generated

    Invasive cardiologists are among the top revenue generating specialists for hospitals, according to a survey conducted by physician search firm Merritt Hawkins.  By Rachel Popa -
  2. Wisconsin system readies for hospital, surgery center opening

    Marshfield (Wis.) Clinic Health Center is gearing up to open a full-service hospital with a surgery center and an emergency department, reports.  By Angie Stewart -
  3. 10 things to know about Physicians Endoscopy

    Physicians Endoscopy is one of the major players in the outpatient setting for gastroenterology and has experienced a number of changes in the past few years.  By Rachel Popa -

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  1. ASC supply chain tip of the day: Prioritize data collection

    Collecting data on third-party contracts can simplify the process of lowering supply chain costs, according to Vizient, a healthcare management consulting company.  By Rachel Popa -
  2. Analyst: Hospitals to see big financial hit in 2020 from case migration to ASCs

    Brian Chapman, managing partner and leader of the medical products and services practice at professional services firm ZS Associates, shared his predictions on the effect ASC growth will have on hospitals in 2020.  By Rachel Popa -
  3. AAAHC releases chronic pain management toolkit

    The Accreditation Association for Ambulatory Health Care released a toolkit for chronic pain management March 10.  By Rachel Popa -
  4. 8 hospitals, health systems opening or planning ASCs

    Eight hospitals and health systems opened or announced plans for ASCs in February:  By Angie Stewart -

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  1. Illinois groups create opioid-prescribing guidelines for ASCs, other facilities

    Illinois healthcare organizations developed opioid prescribing guidelines that apply to ASCs, emergency departments, specialists and primary care providers in Winnebago County, according to local television outlet WREX.  By Angie Stewart -
  2. Black, Hispanic patients 20% less likely to get outpatient orthopedic care: 3 study takeaways

    Black and Hispanic patients are about 20 percent less likely than white patients to receive outpatient care, according to a new study published in Clinical Orthopaedics and Related Research.  By Angie Stewart -
  3. South Carolina ASC gains reaccreditation

    Colleton Ambulatory Surgery Center in Walterboro, S.C., was reaccredited by the Accreditation Association for Ambulatory Health Care, according to Walterboro Live.  By Angie Stewart -
  4. UMass building surgery center, renovating ophthalmology center

    Worcester, Mass.-based UMass Memorial Health Care is building a surgery center on its Worcester campus, the Union Leader reports.  By Eric Oliver -

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  1. USPI allegedly devalued company, shortchanged employee stockholders in merger with Tenet

    A former USPI Holding Co. executive is suing the company, alleging it shorted a select number of workers' stock payouts by undervaluing the company after its merger with Tenet, Law360 reports.   By Eric Oliver -
  2. Supply Chain Tip of the Week: Celebrate staff successes

    Of all possible improvements to make within your surgery center, celebrating staff successes is the most vital.  By Cardinal Health -
  3. Surgery centers not immune to coronavirus woes & more — 8 ASC industry notes

    Here are eight updates on ASC companies and industry-relevant companies to note:  By Eric Oliver -
  4. 3 ASC-centric coronavirus updates

    COVID-19 is affecting surgery centrers leading to closures and practice adjustments. Here are three ASC-centric updates on the virus:  By Rachel Popa -
  5. ASC supply chain tip of the day: Keep an eye out for risks, spikes

    Cheryl Poplaski, Vizient's senior director of supply chain operations, outlined what ASCs can do to prepare for supply chain disruptions.  By Rachel Popa -
  6. New York gastroenterologist loses medical license & 4 other must-read articles

    Five must read articles for gastroenterologists this week:  By Rachel Popa -
  7. Massachusetts health system doubles down on outpatient care — 4 insights

    Quincy, Mass.-based Shields Health Care Group is making a big bet on outpatient care under new president Peter Ferrari, the Boston Globe reports.   By Eric Oliver -
  8. Ohio physician seeks to redevelop plot of land for 3rd time — 3 insights

    An Ohio physician is seeking village approval to rezone a plot of land in Mayfield, Ohio, to build a surgery center and medical office building, reports.  By Eric Oliver -
  9. GI Alliance makes 1st acquisition of 2020 in San Antonio — 4 insights

    Dallas-based GI Alliance waited until March to ring in the new year, but did so in a big way by acquiring Gastroenterology Consultants of San Antonio.  By Eric Oliver -

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