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  1. 3 ways ASCs can prepare for an accreditation survey

    ASC management company Pinnacle III offered the following tips for ASCs preparing for an accreditation survey from the Accreditation Association for Ambulatory Health Care.  By Rachel Popa -
  2. ASC supply chain tip of the day: Hire a full-time materials supervisor

    Mandie Shipp, BSN, RN, senior consultant of the clinical operations ambulatory care segment at Cardinal Health, shared this supply chain tip with Becker's ASC Review:  By Rachel Popa -
  3. Surgeon ordered to pay $4.25M to resolve kickback & false billing claims

    A Pennsylvania surgeon agreed to pay $4.25 million to resolve claims that he had received kickbacks from two hospitals operated by Health Management Associates in Lancaster.  By Rachel Popa -

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  1. How supply chain data affects the shift to value-based care

    Supply chain data can help inform decisions about value-based care and healthcare finances, according to a new survey released by data automation company Global Healthcare Exchange.  By Rachel Popa -
  2. Proposal submitted for $10.4M Tennessee surgery center project

    A certificate of need was submitted to the state's Health Service and Development Agency for the relocation of the Specialty Surgery Center in Nashville, Tenn., according to the Nashville Post.  By Rachel Popa -
  3. 49 ASC transactions through the first 3 quarters of 2019

    There were just over four dozen acquisitions and transactions involving ASCs, outpatient facilities or their properties in the first three quarters of 2019:  By Eric Oliver -
  4. The number of ASCs planned or opened in every state in 2019

    Florida, Texas and New York have been hot spots for ASC projects this year.  By Angie Stewart -

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  1. State-by-state breakdown of new ASCs in 2019 so far

    Nearly 150 ASCs have been opened or announced since January. Here's a state-by-state breakdown:  By Angie Stewart -
  2. Chicago ASC logs 1st cataract procedure using new implants

    Northshore Surgery Center in Chicago logged its first cataract surgery involving Alcon PanOptix trifocal intraocular lens implants.  By Angie Stewart -
  3. Surgery center, dental clinic opens at Maryland military base — 3 highlights

    The Naval Facilities Engineering Command oversaw the construction of an ambulatory care center and dental clinic at Joint Base Andrews, a military facility in Prince George's County, Md.  By Angie Stewart -
  4. A timeline of PE investment in GI

    Private equity investors are turning their attention to the gastroenterology space. Here is a timeline of PE investments that will be updated as more deals close:  By Eric Oliver -

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  1. Emory building musculoskeletal institute with surgery center — 3 details

    Atlanta-based Emory Healthcare is breaking ground on a musculoskeletal institute Oct. 4, according to Structor Group.  By Angie Stewart -
  2. California practices merge, plan to open surgery center 

    Beverly Hills-based California Elite Pain & Spine Institute merged with BioHealth Pain Management, according to CEPSI President Ben Shamloo, MD.  By Angie Stewart -
  3. Proposed CMS Medicare rule signals new era of orthopedics

    A recently proposed CMS rule signals that the healthcare industry should brace for another wave of orthopedic-related consolidations—especially those driven by private equity and health systems seeking to enter joint ventures with larger orthopedic practices.  By Chad Beste, Partner in The BDO Center for Healthcare Excellence & Innovation -
  4. Where 3 ASCs are focusing budgets, attention for 2020

    Three ASC leaders discuss the big strategies for their centers next year, including the focus of their 2020 budgets and what they plan to improve.  By Laura Dyrda -
  5. Dr. Ravi Bashyal: Key trends in outpatient knee, hip surgery

    Ravi Bashyal, MD, is an orthopedic surgeon and Director of Outpatient Hip and Knee Replacement Surgery at NorthShore University HealthSystem in Skokie, Ill.  By Laura Dyrda -
  6. 166 new ASCs in 2019

    A little over 160 ASCs have been opened or announced since January . Here's a breakdown by month:  By Rachel Popa -
  7. Why Microsoft Excel can bungle ASC credentialing processes

    Using Microsoft Excel to track credentialing processes can be more trouble than it's worth for independent practices with limited administrative resources, according to PhysiciansPractice.  By Angie Stewart -
  8. 3 scenarios that can throw a wrench in ASC credentialing

    Provider credentialing, payer enrollment and privileging requirements for ASCs are continuously changing, according to PhysiciansPractice.  By Angie Stewart -
  9. The top paying NP, PA specialties & practice settings

    Clinical Advisor released the results of its 2019 nurse practitioner and physician assistant salary survey.  By Rachel Popa -

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