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  1. Power outage strikes New York ASC

    A power outage in Clinton County, New York, affected businesses and healthcare facilities Tuesday, according to local newspaper the Press Republican.  By Rachel Popa -
  2. ASC supply chain goals in 2019 — 3 takeaways

    Just over half of ASCs say improving outcomes is the most important supply chain goal, according to 2018 data from the Health Industry Distributors Association.   By Angie Stewart -
  3. Top 3 service-line additions for ASCs

    Half of the ASCs planning to expand this year want to expand their current facilities, according to 2019 data from the Health Industry Distributors Association.  By Angie Stewart -

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  1. One-third of ASCs plan to expand — 3 insights

    One-third of ASCs plan to execute growth strategies this year, according to 2018 data from the Health Industry Distributors Association.  By Angie Stewart -
  2. 'A world free of digestive disease' — AGA President Dr. Hashem El-Serag on the goals for his term

    Hashem B. El-Serag, MD, gastroenterology chair at Houston-based Baylor College of Medicine, became the 114th president of the American Gastroenterological Association Institute at Digestive Disease Week 2019, May 18-21 in San Diego.  By Eric Oliver -
  3. 25 joint venture ASCs in 2019 — State-by-state breakdown

    So far this year, 25 joint-venture partnerships have opened or announced ASCs.  By Angie Stewart -
  4. AcelRx aims to get pain tablet in front of ASCs, hospitals after $25M financing

    AcelRX Pharmaceuticals closed a $25 million senior secured debt facility, hoping to capitalize on the "high level of interest" its product has garnered from ASCs and other providers.  By Angie Stewart -

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  1. 9 spine center openings & partnerships — May 2019

    Here are nine spine centers that were opened, announced or involved in partnerships in May 2019:  By Angie Stewart -
  2. Third-party vendor hack exposes nearly 12M Quest Diagnostics records — 5 takeaways

    Quest Diagnostics — a major medical testing provider — disclosed a breach that may have exposed nearly 12 million patients' medical and billing information, according to SecureWorld News.  By Angie Stewart -
  3. ASC supply chain tip of the day: Evaluate clinical processes

    Stephanie Martin, vice president of operations and clinical services for Westchester, Ill.-based ASC manager Regent Surgical Health, shared supply chain tips on Regent's blog.  By Rachel Popa -
  4. 5 tips to improve ASC supply chain operations

      Budgeting and tracking supply chain data can improve ASC supply chains, according to Tom Hui, founder of ASC management software company HSTpathways and Kerri Ubaldi, RN, vice president of operations for Merritt Healthcare.  By Rachel Popa -

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  1. What to know about patient collections & ASC growth from Woodholme Gastroenterology Associates COO Pamela Isabel

      New technology will spur ASC growth, according to Pamela Isabel, COO of Woodholme Gastroenterology Associates, which operates endoscopy centers and GI practices in the Baltimore area.  By Rachel Popa -
  2. 6 accredited ASCs to know | May

      Here are six accredited ASCs Becker's ASC Review featured in May:  By Rachel Popa -
  3. 3 ASC industry changes highlighted at Nashville conference

      Myriad changes are coming to the ASC industry, according to SimplifyASC's David Howerton, who attended the Ambulatory Surgery Center Association conference, which took place May 15-18 in Nashville, Tenn.  By Rachel Popa -
  4. 5 highest volume procedures in ASCs + 10 most common cardiac procedures in ASCs

    Definitive Healthcare ranked the top cardiac procedures performed in ASCs, as well as the most common ASC procedures.  By Rachel Popa -
  5. 3 things to know about out-of-network payments' effect on ASC value

      Out-of-network strategies can affect ASC value, according to the 2019 ASC Valuation Survey by HealthCare Appraisers.  By Rachel Popa -
  6. Muve Health to open total joint ASC in late 2019

    Muve Health plans to open a total joint replacement ASC in West Chester, Pa. as part of its growth strategy.  By Angie Stewart -
  7. Michigan ASC property selling for nearly $3M — 3 notes

    East Paris Surgical Center occupies a Grand Rapids, Mich.-based medical complex that was recently listed for nearly $3 million, according to real estate investment firm Marcus & Millichap.  By Angie Stewart -
  8. Louisiana hospital CEO plans to expand ASC services: 3 quick insights

    University Medical Center New Orleans hired a new CEO whose plans for the system include expanding services at its new ASC, according to The New Orleans Advocate.  By Angie Stewart -
  9. Why endoscopy centers should consider employing anesthesiologists now — Attorney Ann Bittinger explains

    Gastroenterology practices may violate anti-kickback legislation when they form their own wholly owned anesthesia subsidiary and use that company to provide services at their own endoscopy center, but there is another way.  By Eric Oliver -

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