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  1. 6 Seven Hills Anesthesia providers join Highpoint Health — 5 details

    Lawrenceburg, Ind.-based Highpoint Health selected Seven Hills Anesthesia as its surgical sedation services provider.  By Angie Stewart -
  2. Novant Health transferring cases from outpatient surgery center to hospital — 3 insights

    Winston-Salem, N.C.-based Novant Health plans to transfer some services from Charlotte, N.C.-based Ballantyne Outpatient Surgery Center to a new hospital, according to the Winston-Salem Journal.  By Angie Stewart -
  3. 7 trends positioning ASCs for success

    ASCs are poised to succeed, thanks to several developments over the past few years, according to Vertess Managing Director Hilsman Knight.  By Angie Stewart -
  1. Orthopaedic Surgery Specialists becomes 1st ASC to use DJO Global patient-selection tool

    Burbank, Calif.-based Orthopaedic Surgery Specialists adopted software to help identify outpatient joint replacement surgery candidates.  By Angie Stewart -
  2. How Twin Cities Orthopedics slashed pill prescriptions by 61% — 7 key insights

    Minneapolis-based Twin Cities Orthopedics significantly reduced opioid use by implementing new protocols at its 48 facilities and urgent care clinics, without lowering patient satisfaction or affecting pain scores.  By Angie Stewart -
  3. Physician Partners of America opens surgery center — 4 insights

    Tampa, Fla.-based Physician Partners of America opened an outpatient surgery center March 8 at its 30,000-square-foot Merritt Island (Fla.) Medical Pavilion.  By Angie Stewart -
  4. Physician pay is highest in these 10 states

    Physicians in Oklahoma earn higher salaries than providers in any other state, according to Medscape's "Physician Compensation Report 2019."  By Angie Stewart -

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  1. Spine surgeon, New Jersey ASC operator has license temporarily suspended after inappropriate texts with patients: 5 details

    A spine surgeon who operates two ASCs in New Jersey had his license temporarily suspended after allegations of inappropriately contacting two patients, according to a report from the North Jersey Record.  By Laura Dyrda -
  2. Orthopedic, plastic & ENT specialists make over $450K a year — 29 physician salary insights

    Orthopedic surgeons make more than physicians in any other specialty, according to Medscape's "Physician Compensation Report 2019."  By Angie Stewart -
  3. GI endoscopies make up 68% of all endoscopies in U.S.: 5 market trends

    iData examined data from 700 CPT and ICD codes to develop reports, including an analysis on endoscopic procedures.  By Laura Dyrda -
  4. 5 insights into GI physician salary

    If they could turn back time, most gastroenterologists who would choose to go into medicine again would also choose to go into gastroenterology again, according to Medscape's "Physician Compensation Report 2019."  By Angie Stewart -
  1. 5 recent developments on ASC quality to know

    Here are five things to know about ASC quality that Becker's ASC Review has covered in the last couple of weeks:  By Rachel Popa -
  2. Brigham & Women's Hospital shifts to outpatient joint replacement: 3 things to know

    Outpatient joint replacement is becoming a popular option among patients, according to Vivek Shah, MD, who performs outpatient total joint surgeries at Boston-based Brigham and Women's Hospital.  By Rachel Popa -
  3. 3 ways to improve ASC billing processes

    ASCs should evaluate billing performance and implement process improvements at the end of every financial quarter, according to Lakewood, Colo.-based Pinnacle III, an ASC management company.  By Rachel Popa -
  4. Physician salaries have jumped 20% since 2015 & other survey findings

    Medscape's Physician Compensation Report 2019 found physician salary growth outpaces the general population.  By Rachel Popa -
  5. Quincy Medical Group turns down Blessing Health System's 2nd joint venture request — 5 insights

    Quincy (Ill.) Medical Group rejected Quincy-based Blessing Health System's second request to enter into a joint venture, local news affiliate WGEM reports.  By Eric Oliver -
  6. New York City's Upper East Side reinventing outpatient medical hotbed — 4 insights

    New York City's Upper East Side has been the site for healthcare-based development since 1865, and today that's no different, as surgery centers and medical office buildings spring up around the area, the Commercial Observer reports.  By Eric Oliver -
  7. Danville Polyclinic to retain ASC through merger — 3 insights

    Danville (Ill.) Polyclinic is merging with Peoria, Ill.-based OSF HealthCare but will keep full control of its ASC, Commercial-News reports.  By Eric Oliver -
  8. City council extends tax incentive talks for Ohio State U's proposed medical center — 5 insights

    The Dublin (Ohio) City Council and Columbus-based Ohio State University Wexner Medical Center are negotiating potential tax incentives for a proposed outpatient medical center, This Week Community News reports.  By Eric Oliver -
  9. 5 hospitals, health systems opening or planning ASCs

    Here are five hospitals and health systems that opened or announced ASCs in March:  By Angie Stewart -

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