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  1. Serbin Medical Billing: 4 guidelines for medical record documentation

    Serbin Medical Billing published guidelines for medical record documentation that apply to medical and surgical services in all settings.  By Angie Stewart -
  2. Ophthalmology investments spread across the South: 5 key developments

    The South became a hot region for ophthalmology investments after two private-equity backed platforms entered the market earlier this year, according to PhysiciansFirst Healthcare Partners.  By Angie Stewart -
  3. How ASCs can improve patient satisfaction — 3 methods

    As the healthcare industry shifts toward value-based care, patient satisfaction scores can help ASCs identify ways to improve operational efficiency, according to Lakewood, Colo.-based Pinnacle III.   By Angie Stewart -

Actionable, reliable data: A key to success in a value-based era

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  1. Olympia Orthopaedic Associates surgical services director highlighted — 5 insights

    Olympia (Wash.) Orthopaedic Associates' Surgical Services Director Sylvia Johns was profiled in Thurston Talk for developing the facility's quality-first culture.  By Eric Oliver -
  2. HCA revenues grow 7.4% & more — 7 ASC company key notes

    Here are seven updates on ASC companies and industry-relevant companies to note:  By Eric Oliver -
  3. Key trends and concepts for a thriving ASC: 3 questions with Polaris Spine COO Joy Taylor

    COO of Polaris Spine Joy Taylor discusses the ASC payer landscape and where her center will grow in the future.  By Laura Dyrda -
  4. 2 big trends for ASCs from North Texas Team Care Surgery Center's Adam Hornback

    Administrator of Mesquite-based North Texas Team Care Surgery Center Adam Hornback discusses the biggest changes for his ASC in the coming years.  By Laura Dyrda -

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  1. 3 ways ASCs can prevent surprise billing

    Patients often hold surgeons and facility owners responsible for any surprise medical bills they might receive, so ASCs should be mindful of surprise billing or risk losing patients, according to Mnet News.  By Angie Stewart -
  2. Outpatient expenditure increases amid decline in hospital inpatient spending — 6 statistics

    Healthcare spending on outpatient services and long-term care increased from 2001 to 2015, according to Deloitte's 2018 Global health care outlook report.  By Angie Stewart -
  3. Mason City Surgery Center achieves accreditation: 3 details

    The Accreditation Association for Ambulatory Health Care awarded Mason City (Iowa) Surgery Center accreditation.  By Angie Stewart -
  4. Unity Physician Services to open PSC Surgical North Indy: 3 notes

    Unity Physician Services recently purchased Indianapolis-based PSC Surgical North Indy, according to Pete Oakes, the company's Midwest Region development and operations director.  By Angie Stewart -
  1. CMS reviewing same-day spine cases for beneficiaries — 4 insights

    CMS is analyzing several procedures currently on the ASC payable list to determine whether to keep them there, the Washington Post reports.  By Eric Oliver -
  2. Roanoke Valley Center for Sight seeks CON for ophthalmology ASC — 5 insights

    Salem, Va.-based Roanoke Valley Center for Sight is seeking state approval to build an ophthalmic-focused ASC in Wytheville, Va., SWVA Today reports.  By Eric Oliver -
  3. ASC payer landscape: 4 insights from administrators & leaders

    Four ASC administrators and executives share their observations on the payer landscape and where they see the best opportunities in the future.  By Laura Dyrda -
  4. Drs. Jeffrey Nadelson, Jonathan Hlivko & more: 4 GI physicians making headlines

    Here are four gastroenterologists that made news recently:  By Rachel Popa -
  5. 5 most read ASC articles: July 19-26

    Here are the five most popular ASC stories for the week of July 19 to July 26, 2018:  By Rachel Popa -
  6. Construction completed on Cypress Creek Medical Pavilion, 16K-square-foot ASC: 3 facts

    Construction was completed the on the Fort Lauderdale, Fla.-based Cypress Creek Medical Pavilion, according to Healthcare Design magazine.  By Rachel Popa -
  7. EmergeOrtho breaks ground on 55K-square-foot orthopedic surgery center: 3 details

    Wilmington, N.C.-based EmergeOrtho broke ground on its newest location in Leland, N.C., WWAY3 reported.  By Rachel Popa -
  8. CRH Medical acquires 1st Washington GI anesthesia practice — 4 insights

    CRH Medical Corp., purchased 51 percent of Kirkland-based Lake Washington Anesthesia, a gastroenterology anesthesia practice.  By Eric Oliver -
  9. NCH Healthcare constructing $34M outpatient medical center — 4 insights

    Progress on Naples, Fla.-based NCH Healthcare's $34 million outpatient medical center is advancing, as the health system prepares for a planned December opening, Naples Daily News reports.  By Eric Oliver -

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