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  1. Work progressing on Arizona hospital's outpatient pavilion — 4 insights

    Developers said work on Show Low, Ariz.-based Summit Healthcare Regional Medical Center's outpatient pavilion is progressing, the White Mountain Independent reports.  By Eric Oliver -
  2. Vizinet awards 5 Ambulatory Care Quality and Accountability awards — 4 insights

    Vizinet awarded several company honors, including the Ambulatory Care Quality and Accountability award, at the 2018 Vizient Connections Summit, Oct. 2-4 in Las Vegas.  By Eric Oliver -
  3. ASC supply chain tip of the day: Take advantage of GPO partnerships

    Because ASCs don't have the purchasing power of large hospitals, they should consider taking advantage of group purchasing options, according to Westchester, Ill.-based Regent Surgical Health.  By Rachel Popa -

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  1. 12 ASCs that were opened or announced in September

    Here are the 12 ASCs that were opened or announced in September:  By Rachel Popa -
  2. 5 must-read articles for GI physicians this week: Sept. 27-Oct. 3

    Here are the five most popular gastroenterology and endoscopy stories for the week of Sept. 27 to Oct. 3, 2018:  By Rachel Popa -
  3. ASC offers free cataract surgeries in October

    Williamsburg, Penn.-based The Advanced Vision Institute's ASC is offering free cataract surgeries through its annual Days of Caring event Oct. 6 and Oct. 13, the Virginia Gazette reported.  By Rachel Popa -
  4. 5 ways ASCs should be streamlining supply chain processes

    Streamlining processes such as removing time consuming supply chain tasks can help clinicians focus more on caring for patients, according to Alpharetta, Ga.-based Surgical Information Systems.  By Rachel Popa -

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  1. 'The future is bright for outpatient joint arthroplasty in ASCs': 4 study insights

    The Midwest Center for Joint Replacement released a report on patient satisfaction and outcomes stemming from surgery data collected over a two-year period.  By Rachel Popa -
  2. 3 things to know about The Joint Commission's tracer methodology

    Tracers are used in The Joint Commission's survey process and allow surveyors to detect performance issues throughout the process.  By Rachel Popa -
  3. ASC leaders less satisfied than a year ago, report finds: 4 statistics

    ASC leaders are less satisfied than they were a year ago, according to OR Manager's 2018 Salary/Career survey.  By Rachel Popa -
  4. 7 ways to improve ASC performance through patient surveys

    Patient surveys are one tool ASCs can use to improve performance through feedback, according to Alpharetta, Ga.-based Surgical Information Systems.  By Rachel Popa -
  1. Capitol Street Surgery Center, Surgicare Cross Pointe seek investors: 3 insights

    Real estate brokerage firm Marcus & Millichap listed Indianapolis-based Capitol Street Surgery Center and Evansville, Ind.-based Surgicare Cross Pointe.  By Angie Stewart -
  2. Coalition applauds CMS proposal to expand site-neutral payment policy: 4 takeaways

    The Alliance for Site Neutral Payment Reform commended CMS for expanding site neutral payment policy through the 2019 Outpatient Prospective Payment System and ASC proposed rule.  By Angie Stewart -
  3. 200+ hospitals, ASCs & other providers prepare for the worst with emergency exercise — 5 details

    More than 200 Indiana healthcare providers and coalition partners will participate in an emergency preparedness exercise Oct. 12.  By Angie Stewart -
  4. Ohio Surgery Center celebrates 20th birthday: 4 highlights

    Columbus-based Ohio Surgery Center celebrated its 20th anniversary, NBC4 reports.  By Angie Stewart -
  5. 57% of physicians are critical of value-based payments — 5 poll results

    Most physicians surveyed said the move toward value-based payment is ineffective and has increased regulatory burdens, according to the 2018 MGMA Regulatory Burden Survey.  By Angie Stewart -
  6. Envision (AmSurg) launches campaign blaming surprise medical bills on insurance regulations — 6 insights

    Nashville, Tenn.-based Envision Healthcare (AmSurg) is trying to repair its public image by launching a website dedicated to explaining surprise medical billing claims.  By Eric Oliver -
  7. Amarillo VA Health Care System building outpatient clinic — 3 insights

    Amarillo (Texas) VA Health Care System will build a $12.3 million outpatient clinic on Lubbock-based Texas Tech University's campus, EverythingLubbock.com reports.  By Eric Oliver -
  8. SightMD partners with Lindenhurst Eye Physicians & Surgeons — 3 insights

    Hauppauge, N.Y.-based SightMD entered into a strategic partnership with West Babylon, N.Y.-based Lindenhurst Eye Physicians & Surgeons.  By Eric Oliver -
  9. Dayton Children's Hospital weighing large outpatient project — 4 insights

    Dayton (Ohio) Children's Hospital is considering developing a five-story outpatient center at its main campus, Dayton Daily News reports.  By Eric Oliver -

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