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  1. Envision ponders sale & more — 9 ASC company key notes

    Here are nine updates on ASC companies and industry-relevant companies to note.  By Eric Oliver -
  2. 5 ASCs with patient data breaches in the past 8 months — Are you next?

    Since October, five ASCs have reported patient data stolen, compromised or breached through cyber attacks, stolen laptops and staff misdeeds.  By Laura Dyrda -
  3. US Virgin Islands company gets $5M in funding for St. Croix ASC: 6 key points

    Liberty Medical Development, a company based in the U.S. Virgin Islands, secured funding for an ASC on St. Croix, according to The St. John Source.  By Laura Dyrda -

6 most commonly performed spine and pain procedures

Tips on how to stay compliant and maximize revenue in your ASC.
  1. Coding tip of the day: Find key information in physician notes

    The patient's chart contains important information for verifying medical necessity, said Jon Elion, MD, founder, president and CEO of Chartwise Medical Systems.  By Angie Stewart -
  2. Supply chain tip of the day: Prioritize point of service compliance

    Health systems must make point of service compliance a top concern, according to Spend Matters Lead Analyst and Editor Tom Finn.  By Angie Stewart -
  3. AGA opens GI Patient Center to provide unbiased information to the public — 3 insights

    The American Gastroenterological Association launched its GI Patient Center to offer patients trusted and unbiased information on a variety of GI conditions and procedures.  By Eric Oliver -
  4. 5 anesthesiologists making headlines — April 2018

    Here are five anesthesiologists that made headlines in April 2018.  By Eric Oliver -

6 most commonly performed spine and pain procedures

Tips on how to stay compliant and maximize revenue in your ASC.
  1. Nearly 50% of ASCs opened since 2009 shut down: 3 ways to boost case volume, avoid being next

      Since 2009, almost 50 percent of newly opened ASCs have closed, according to 2015 Advisory Board data. Mnet Health Services CEO David Hamilton penned a list of strategies ASCs can leverage to avoid that fate.  By Angie Stewart -
  2. 7 regional statistics on gross property, plant & equipment per square foot in multispecialty ASCs

    VMG Health compiled seven statistics on gross PP&E cost per square foot in multispecialty ASCs in VMG Health's 2018 Multi-Specialty ASC Benchmarking Study. Here are the statistics for average costs in different U.S. regions:  By Eric Oliver -
  3. 14 statistics on physician expenses

    Medscape released its 2018 Physician Wealth and Debt Report surveying some 20,329 physicians practicing in the U.S. to gain insight into physician spending.  By Eric Oliver -
  4. Port Jefferson Surgery Center opens — 3 insights

    Port Jefferson (N.Y.) Surgery Center held its grand opening ceremony May 12, Greater Port Jeff reports.  By Eric Oliver -
  1. Florida endoscopy center readies to open — 4 insights

    Indian River Medical Center is readying to open the Scully Endoscopy Center. Both facilities are located in Vero Beach, Fla.  By Eric Oliver -
  2. 5 most read GI stories May 7-11

    Here are the five most popular gastroenterology and endoscopy stories for the week of May 7 to May 11, 2018.  By Eric Oliver -
  3. 7 things for ASC leaders to know for Monday — May 14, 2018

    Here are seven things for ASC leaders to know for May 14, 2018.  By Eric Oliver -
  4. Physicians' bad investments: 'I was the victim of a timeshare scam'

    Nearly 60 percent of physicians have made unsuccessful investments, according to Medscape's Physician Wealth and Debt Report 2018.  By Angie Stewart -
  5. ASC case mix: 14 statistics on Medicare vs. commercial payers

    VMG Health's 2018 Multi-Specialty ASC Benchmarking Study shows data from ASCs across the country, outlining the case mix as a percentage of collections.  By Laura Dyrda -
  6. Study finds fewer adverse events after treatment at ASCs vs. HOPDs — 6 takeaways

    Patients treated in an ASC are less likely to be admitted to a hospital or visit an emergency room in a short period after outpatient surgery, according to an independent study published in the Journal of Health Economics.  By Angie Stewart -
  7. 5 things to know about McKesson Corp.

    McKesson Medical-Surgical offers a comprehensive portfolio of products and services for ASCs, including custom procedure trays, IV therapy and pharmaceuticals.  By Angie Stewart -
  8. 4 takeaways from Exact Sciences CEO Kevin Conroy on the company's past, present & future

    Exact Sciences CEO Kevin Conroy spoke to Xconomy about several aspects of the company, while detailing his nine years with the company.  By Eric Oliver -
  9. Patients want to go digital, yet nearly 100% of providers use paper billing — 6 study findings

    More than 50 percent of patients prefer electronic bills and over 75 percent would give providers pre-authorization for credit card charges, according to Waystar's Patient Payment Check-Up Survey.  By Angie Stewart -

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