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  1. An important tool in value-based orthopedic surgery: ERAS for ASCs

    Enhanced Recovery After Surgery (ERAS) is a concept initially designed for multimodal pain management for patient care, addressing the psychosocial as well as physical challenges associated with pain management. However, as bundled episodes of care have become more common in orthopedic surgery, surgeons are beginning to apply patient optimization to the entire care continuum.  By Laura Dyrda -
  2. 5 ways ASC managers can improve performance when doing rounds

    Jebby Mathew, regional director of operations for Lakewood, Colo.-based Pinnacle III, detailed five things ASC managers should do when meeting and visiting with patients and their families, as well as how doing rounds can bring about change in an ASC.  By Rachel Popa -
  3. New risk assessment tool helps clinicians develop outpatient joint arthroplasty pathways: 4 details

    DJO Surgical's outpatient arthroplasty risk assessment tool, OaraScore, gives medical professionals information to assess postoperative length of stay after total joint arthroplasty.  By Rachel Popa -

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  1. 15 statistics to know on ASC medical supply, operating costs

    VMG Health and HealthCare Appraisers are among several organizations collecting statistics on operating and medical supply costs in ASCs.  By Rachel Popa -
  2. Baylor Scott & White Health breaks ground on $50M sports & orthopedic center with surgery center

    Construction began on the $50 million Baylor Scott & White Sports and Orthopedic Center in Waco, Texas.  By Rachel Popa -
  3. Muve Health selects Rod Carbonell as new president

    ValueHealth, the parent company of NueHealth and Muve Health, appointed Rod Carbonell president of Muve Health.  By Rachel Popa -
  4. 4 ways ASCs should be leveraging hospital partnerships

    The Association of periOperative Registered Nurses and Joan Dentler, president and CEO of Avanza Healthcare Strategies, outlined four ways ASCs can take advantage of their relationship with a hospital in an AORN blog post.  By Rachel Popa -

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  1. Sturgis Hospital plans to focus on outpatient surgery, services in reorganization

    Sturgis (Mich.) Hospital plans to reorganize to focus more on more sustainable outpatient services, according to a press release posted on the hospital's Facebook page.  By Rachel Popa -
  2. Drs. Christian Hirsch, David Greenwald & more: 8 GI physicians making headlines

    Here are eight gastroenterologists recently featured in the news:  By Rachel Popa -
  3. 5 must-read articles for the ASC industry this week: November 23-29

    Here are the top ASC stories for the week of Nov. 23 through Nov. 29:  By Rachel Popa -
  4. Value-based reimbursement continues to lag behind fee-for-service — 3 survey insights

    Organizations generate most of their revenue from fee-for-service payments despite regulations and guidelines aimed at driving value-based reimbursement, according to the NEJM Catalyst Insights Council Survey.  By Angie Stewart -
  1. What Amazon's new language processing service means for coding — 6 takeaways

    Amazon Comprehend Medical, Amazon's new language processing service for scanning and extracting medical record data, could vastly improve medical coding, according to TechNewsWorld.  By Angie Stewart -
  2. How ASCs can maximize their return on EHR deployment — 3 key strategies

    EHR deployment can deliver a significant return on investment for ASCs if they develop a strategic implementation process, HSTpathways CFO Tom Scott wrote in an article on Health Data Management.   By Angie Stewart -
  3. Albany Medical Center's proposed ASC gets another shot after committee rejection — 4 notes

    Albany (N.Y.) Medical Center still has a chance to open an ASC in Niskayuna, N.Y., although a state committee rejected the proposal, Albany Business Review reports.  By Angie Stewart -
  4. Phishing scam bites Georgia Spine and Orthopaedics of Atlanta — 6 details

    Georgia Spine and Orthopaedics of Atlanta discovered an unauthorized person gained access to an employee's email account through a phishing scam, and the incident was reported to HHS Nov. 16.  By Angie Stewart -
  5. Advocate Aurora Health will hike minimum wage to $15 an hour — 4 insights

    Advocate Aurora Health, which has dual headquarters in Downers Grove, Ill., and Milwaukee, plans to increase minimum wage for employees across the health system to $15 an hour, The Journal Times reports.  By Angie Stewart -
  6. How ASCs can save money on supply chain through recycling surgical supplies: 3 insights

    Healthcare supply company WestCMR detailed three ways ASCs can turn surgical waste into profits on Florida Trend.  By Rachel Popa -
  7. Outpatient THA safe, cost-effective option compared to inpatient: 4 study insights

    Research published in the Journal of Arthroplasty compared the rate of adverse events in outpatient and inpatient total hip arthroplasty.  By Rachel Popa -
  8. Gloves, scalpel, teddy bear — Toys calm Surgery Center at Sawgrass pediatric patients

    Rochester, N.Y.-based Surgery Center at Sawgrass nurses Patricia McLanahan, Kristen Kelly and Nadia Tillet use toys to make young patients feel more comfortable when coming to the ASC for surgery, WHAM reported.  By Rachel Popa -
  9. How CVS' $70B Aetna deal will upend supply chain operations — 5 Qs with CEO John Kupice

    CVS' $70 billion acquisition of Aetna will transform the healthcare supply chain, according to John Kupice, CEO of H-Source, an online marketplace for hospital groups to buy and sell medical supplies.   By Angie Stewart -

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