Today's Top 20 Stories
  1. CMS renews HFAP's deemed status for ASCs — 4 insights

    CMS renewed HFAP's deeming authority for ASCs allowing it to conduct accreditation surveys that assess compliance with the Medicare Conditions for Coverage.  By Eric Oliver -
  2. 11 hospitals, health systems opening or planning ASCs — September 2017

    Here are 11 hospitals and health systems that have opened or announced plans for ASCs in September.  By Eric Oliver -
  3. Limited preoperative opioid use lowers pain scores post-TKA

    A study, published in The Journal of Bone and Joint Surgery, examined how opioid use impacted total knee arthroplasty outcomes.  By Eric Oliver -

Regulatory affairs and the revenue cycle: What to watch for in the ASC industry

Learn the potential changes in federal regulation that will have an impact on revenue cycle.
  1. American Society of Plastic Surgeons elects Dr. Jeffrey Janis president — 5 insights

    The American Society of Plastic Surgeons named Jeffrey E. Janis, MD, its next president.  By Eric Oliver -
  2. Hospital surgery center scrutinized for increased case load — board considers CON review

    The Green Mountain Care Board is debating whether Morristown, Vt.-based Copley Hospital is in violation of its certificate of need, the VTDigger reports.  By Eric Oliver -
  3. Allegion Spine Institute joins Back Pain Centers of America & more — 7 outpatient spine stories

    Here are seven key stories on outpatient spine trends and news.  By Megan Wood -
  4. Utah's Public Employees Health Plan approves coverage for SI-Bone's iFuse: 6 things to know

    Utah's Public Employees Health Plan issued a positive coverage policy for SI joint fusions using SI-Bone's iFuse Implant System.  By Mackenzie Garrity -

Overcoming MACRA obstacles with positive patient identification

Learn how to prepare for changes associated with the new Medicare card initiative.
  1. 4 key traits of the best performing physician practices

    The Medical Group Management Association launched the 2017 MGMA DataDive Better Performers report, outlining the best practices for profitable medical groups.  By Laura Dyrda -
  2. Gastro Health continues rapid growth — acquires Digestive Center of the Palm Beaches

    Miami-based Gastro Health acquired West Palm Beach, Fla.-based Digestive Center of the Palm Beaches.  By Eric Oliver -
  3. Allergan under scrutiny for Restasis patent transfer — 4 insights

    Allergan is under legislative scrutiny for signing over patent rights for its eye drug, Restasis, to the Saint Regis Mohawk Tribe, Business Insider reports.  By Eric Oliver -
  4. Stock market week-in-review for 5 large GI companies — Oct. 2-6

    Here is how five major, publicly traded gastroenterology companies fared in the stock market for the week of Oct. 2 to Oct. 6, 2017.  By Eric Oliver -
  1. 9 things to know about Medicaid

    Kaiser Health News outlines the following key facts on Medicaid, a social healthcare program that covers various healthcare services for Americans with limited resources.  By Mary Rechtoris -
  2. Slashing operating costs in your practice: 4 takeaways

    Emergency physician Jonathan Burroughs, MD, shares his thoughts on operating costs in U.S. healthcare organizations and gives key ways to slash these costs in an interview with Physicians Practice.  By Mary Rechtoris -
  3. OhioHealth is building small hospital with ASC as outpatient demand spikes in state

    Throughout central Ohio, small hospitals are opening their doors to see patients, according to The Columbus Dispatch. Often referred to as 'microhospitals,' these facilities generally house eight to 10 inpatient beds and offer outpatient services, emergency care, imaging, labs and pharmacies.  By Mary Rechtoris -
  4. Colorado ophthalmology group buys, renames ASC to Insight Surgery Center: 4 things to know

    Parker, Colo.-based InSight Vision Group purchased Lone Tree, Colo.-based Renewal Surgery Center.  By Mary Rechtoris -
  5. USPI, Montana health system open surgery center; USPI/Tenet adds 3 centers in 8-month period & more: 4 ASC company key notes

    Here are four updates on ASC management companies for healthcare leaders to note:  By Mary Rechtoris -
  6. Regent Surgical Health promotes Bob Ryan to COO: 5 things to know

    Regent Surgical Health named Bob Ryan COO.  By Laura Dyrda -
  7. Medicare saved $8.8M by shifting colonoscopies to Tennessee ASCs: 3 quick facts

    Medicare accrued a substantial amount of savings by moving colonoscopies to Tennessee ASCs, according to Ambulatory Surgery Center Association 2014 data.  By Mary Rechtoris -
  8. One-third of Medicare beneficiaries are not notified when a provider drops out of network

    HealthMine surveyed 500 Medicare plan members on a variety of topics related to healthcare including provider and payer communication and interaction as well as health management.  By Eric Oliver -
  9. The 4 metrics The Joint Commission uses to determine accountability measures

    The Joint Commission explained how it calculates and determines accountability measures.  By Eric Oliver -

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