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  1. Tenet shakes up leadership & more — 8 ASC company key notes

    Here are nine updates on ASC companies and industry-relevant companies to note:  By Eric Oliver -
  2. Dr. Akash Ajmera on the future of gastroenterology, encouraging CRC screenings & more

    Huntington, W.V.-based Marshall University's Joan C. Edwards School of Medicine's Chief of Gastroenterology Akash Ajmera, MD, weighed in on the future of gastroenterology, colorectal cancer screenings and more.  By Rachel Popa -
  3. 16 outpatient facilities recognized in the 2018 eHealthcare Leadership Awards

    The 2018 eHealthcare Leadership Awards recognized 16 outpatient facilities over 17 categories. The winners were recognized through awards ranging from platinum, gold, silver and distinction.  By Rachel Popa -

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  1. 4 things to know about virtual and AI-assisted colonoscopies

    Here are four recent developments and news to know on virtual and colonoscopies aided by artificial intelligence:  By Rachel Popa -
  2. How price transparency could affect anesthesia practices — 5 takeaways

    As the federal government pushes for increased price transparency, anesthesia practices should prepare to see volume changes at their facilities, according to Anesthesia Business Consultants President and CEO Tony Mira.  By Angie Stewart -
  3. ASC supply chain tip of the day: Automate order confirmations

    Inventory Optimization Solutions shared tips ASCs can follow to improve supply chain management on the company's blog.  By Rachel Popa -
  4. 22 statistics to know on ASC industry growth, demand

    Here are 22 statistics to know on growth and demand in the ASC industry from a collection of sources in the industry:  By Rachel Popa -

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  1. New guide outlines EHR implementation to help ASCs, others comply with CDC opioid prescribing guidelines: 4 details

    The Electronic Health Record Association published an EHR implementation guide to help healthcare organizations follow the CDC's 12 guidelines for opioid prescription.  By Rachel Popa -
  2. What do patients know about outpatient total knee arthroplasty? 5 study points

    Research published in the Journal of Arthroplasty examined patient perceptions of the safety of outpatient total knee arthroplasty.  By Rachel Popa -
  3. CRH Medical acquires Tennessee gastroenterology anesthesia practice — 4 insights

    CRH Medical acquired a gastroenterology anesthesia practice in Tennessee.  By Eric Oliver -
  4. Ho, ho, ho & a helping hand — Arcadia Energetics 4-H club donates toys to St. Anthony's patients

    The Arcadia Energetics 4-H Club held a toy drive for the pediatric patients of Carroll, Iowa-based St. Anthony Regional Hospital's emergency department, surgery center and clinic, CBC Online reports.  By Eric Oliver -
  1. Bitten by a cow? The ICD-10 code for cattle attacks & 14 other wacky codes

    There's no horsing around when it comes to animal-related injuries.  By Angie Stewart -
  2. Manchester VA Medical Center readies to break ground on outpatient clinic— 3 insights

    Manchester VA Medical Center will break ground on a new outpatient clinic in Somersworth, N.H., Dec. 3, The News Tribune reports.  By Eric Oliver -
  3. Charlotte Hungerford Hospital acquires private practice to be operated as outpatient center — 3 insights

    Torrington, Conn.-based Charlotte Hungerford Hospital acquired the private practice of Bruce Janelli, MD, after he announced his retirement, The Register Citizen reports.  By Eric Oliver -
  4. Injured workers opt for ASCs over hospitals, study finds: 5 insights

    Workers Compensation Research Institute found the percentage of hospital inpatient and outpatient claims generally decreased from 2002 to 2016, Business Insurance reports.  By Angie Stewart -
  5. St. James Hospital opens new medical office building with GI services — 3 insights

    Hornell, N.Y.-based St. James Hospital cut the ribbon on its new medical office building Nov. 29, MyTwinTiers.com reports.  By Eric Oliver -
  6. UB Neuroscience breaks ground on facility, ASC in response to rapid growth — 4 notes

    Buffalo, N.Y.-based UB Neurosurgery broke ground on a 60,000-square-foot facility in Amherst, N.Y.   By Angie Stewart -
  7. Wilson Health establishes joint venture with Valley Regional Surgery Center — 3 insights

    Sidney, Ohio-based Wilson Health plans to expand its outpatient care and surgical capacity through a joint venture with Piqua, Ohio-based Valley Regional Surgery Center.  By Angie Stewart -
  8. Physician-owned hospital in El Paso to close, citing financial & operational challenges

    El Paso (Texas) Specialty Hospital, a physician-owned facility, will close at the end of the year for financial and operational reasons, according to a KFOXTV report.  By Laura Dyrda -
  9. 4 key quotes on where OptumCare is headed in 2019

    During UnitedHealthcare's third quarter 2018 earnings conference call, CEO of UnitedHealth Group David Wichmann and CEO of OptumHealth Andrew Hayek discussed the progress of OptumCare and where the business segment is headed in the future. Surgical Care Affiliates is a business segment of OptumCare.  By Laura Dyrda -

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