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  1. 15+ spine surgeons performing total disc replacement in ASCs

    Here are five spine surgeons who perform outpatient total disc replacements in ASCs.  By Laura Dyrda -
  2. Judge grants ASC's injunction against former physicians in non-compete case: 5 things to know

    A district judge barred six physicians from ownership or affiliation with a Nebraska-based surgery center until the court decides whether the physicians violated non-compete agreements they had with an Iowa-based ASC, according to the Sioux City Journal.  By Laura Dyrda -
  3. Independent Western Pennsylvania Surgery Center announced — 5 insights

    A group of independent physicians are opening a new two-story surgery center in Center Township, Pa., The Times reports.  By Eric Oliver -

Key BPCI strategies for success and what you need to know now

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  1. Steady growth expected for the medical billing outsourcing market – 9 insights

    The medical billing outsourcing market has grown rapidly in the past several years, and this rise is expected to continue through 2023, according to a Transparency Market Research Report. Here are nine highlights from the report:  By Angie Stewart -
  2. 7 statistics on ASC expenditure on drugs and medical supplies by region

    Here are seven statistics on the percentage of net operating revenue ASCs spend on drugs and medical supplies in each region of the U.S. based on data from VMG Health's Multi-Specialty ASC Intellimarker 2017.  By Angie Stewart -
  3. Caresyntax names former Wisconsin health system exec Dr. Paul Summerside CMO — 3 insights

    Caresyntax named former Green Bay, Wis.-based Baycare Health System CMO Paul Summerside, MD, its new CMO.  By Eric Oliver -
  4. Physicians Endoscopy, Exact Sciences & more — 6 GI company key notes

    Here are six updates on GI companies from the past week.  By Eric Oliver -

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  1. How Anthem's new anesthesia policy for cataract surgery will affect ASCs — 5 insights

    Anthem recently made a policy change that claimed monitored anesthesia care during routine cataract surgery was not medically necessary, reports.  By Eric Oliver -
  2. Dr. Brad Cohen replaces hip of celebrity chef Jeffrey Strauss — 4 insights

    Orthopedic surgeon Brad Cohen, MD, performed a hip replacement procedure on Pamplemousse executive chef and owner Jeffrey Strauss, The Escondido Grapevine reports.  By Eric Oliver -
  3. Nobilis Health opens ASC in Dallas — 3 insights

    Nobilis Health broadened its market reach through a new ASC in Dallas.  By Eric Oliver -
  4. USPI to anchor Texas medical office building — 4 insights

    Construction is nearing completion on a three-story, 50,000-square-foot medical office building in Plano, Texas, and United Surgical Partners International will serve as the anchor tenant, Dallas Business Journal reports.  By Eric Oliver -
  1. 20 years on the books — Physicians Endoscopy celebrates 20th anniversary

    Jamison, Pa.-based Physicians Endoscopy is in the midst of celebrating its 20th anniversary.  By Eric Oliver -
  2. 12 statistics on ASC staffing, wages for the Midwest

    Here are 12 statistics on ASC staffing, hourly wages and hours per case for the average ASC located in the Midwest, according to VMG Health's Multi-Specialty ASC Intellimarker 2017.  By Laura Dyrda -
  3. 6 things to know about medical coder and biller salary

    Nearly 12,000 respondents participated in the American Academy of Professional Coders’ 2017 salary survey, which showed an overall increase in average salary and a slight decrease in unemployment from 2016. Here are six key insights:  By Angie Stewart -
  4. Surgery center linked to 2012 meningitis outbreak fights punitive damages claim – 5 insights

    A dispute between Abingdon, Md.-based Box Hill Surgery Center and a deceased patient's estate is the last in a docket of more than 700 cases related to a deadly meningitis outbreak, Law360 reports. Here are five insights:  By Angie Stewart -
  5. McKesson to distribute new Sysmex device – 5 highlights

    Sysmex American selected McKesson Medical-Surgical as the exclusive distributor for its new XW-100 automated hematology analyzer. Here are five things you need to know:  By Angie Stewart -
  6. 15 new ASCs and outpatient centers opened or announced in January 2018

    Here are 15 new ASCs and outpatient surgery centers that were announced or opened over the past month.  By Angie Stewart -
  7. CMS expands MIPS reporting relief for providers in disaster-stricken areas: 8 things to know

    CMS expanded its 2017 Merit-based Incentive Payment System data reporting exemption for healthcare professionals practicing in areas hit by hurricanes and wildfires, Medscape reports.   By Shayna Korol -
  8. 3 things to know about the top HR standard challenge from The Joint Commission

    The Joint Commission issued its 2017 Top Non-compliant Ambulatory Care Standards for Health Centers report, outlining the most difficult standards for healthcare providers.  By Shayna Korol -
  9. 22k-sq-ft joint venture ASC opens in New Jersey — 3 insights

    Jefferson Health, Rothman Institute, NueHealth and several Philadelphia physicians formed a joint venture to open the $17 million, 22,000-square-foot Jefferson Surgery Center in Cherry Hill (N.J.), The Inquirer reports.  By Eric Oliver -

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