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  1. Takeda, Mederi Therapeutics & more — 6 GI company key notes

    Here are six updates on GI companies from the past week:  By Eric Oliver -
  2. AmSurg recognizes 45 ASCs for quality, efficiency

    AmSurg honored 45 ASCs as AmSurg Innovators at its annual Center Leadership Conference, Oct. 4 to Oct. 6 in Nashville, Tenn.  By Eric Oliver -
  3. Gastroenterologists' take on OTC pain medicine use & abuse — 6 AGA survey insights

    A survey, performed by the American Gastroenterological Association, examined how consumers manage pain using over-the-counter medication.  By Eric Oliver -

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  1. How the CMS final rule will affect orthopedic ASCs: 5 key notes

    On Nov. 2, CMS received the 2018 final payment rule, providing a 1.2 percent increase in ASC reimbursement next year. The final rule also addressed several issues pertaining to orthopedic procedures in ASCs, including total joint replacements and spine procedures.  By Laura Dyrda -
  2. 21 statistics on ASC square footage + rent, occupancy cost

    Here are 21 statistics on ASC square footage for all regions across the country, according to VMG Health's Multi-Specialty ASC Intellimarker 2017.  By Laura Dyrda -
  3. Bundled payments are here to stay — 7 must-haves for a successful program

    When former HHS Secretary Tom Price, MD, issued a proposed rule in August to cancel and scale back several Medicare bundled payment initiatives, it may have sounded like a death knell for bundles.  By Staff -
  4. These 3 tips will improve patient satisfaction, experience with nurses

    PatientEngagementHIT compiled three tips for nurses to improve patient satisfaction and patient experience.  By Eric Oliver -

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  1. ASC leader to know: Surgery Partners CDO Ben Jacobs

    Ben Jacobs is the chief development officer of Surgery Partners. Before National Surgical Healthcare was acquired in 2017, Mr. Jacobs served as the company's CDO.  By Mary Rechtoris -
  2. Cardinal Health's earnings down 51% in Q1 FY18 — 5 insights

    Cardinal Health reported net revenues of $32.6 billion in the first quarter of fiscal year 2018.  By Eric Oliver -
  3. Tenet's ambulatory segment net operating revenues climb 4.5% to $486M: 12 key findings

    Tenet Healthcare reported its third quarter results for 2017.  By Mary Rechtoris -
  4. Lee Health buys land for ASC, expansion plans: 4 key points

    Fort Myers, Fla.-based Lee Health bought land in Estero, Fla., for its expansion plans, according to News-Press.  By Mary Rechtoris -
  1. New York multispecialty building housing ASC sells for $9.5M: 3 quick facts

    Sutton Real Estate sold Medical Center West in Camillus, N.Y., according to NYREJ.  By Mary Rechtoris -
  2. Tenet's ambulatory caseload drops 2.4%; Envision shares decline following Q3 results & more: 4 ASC company key notes

    Here are four notes on ASC management companies from the past week.  By Mary Rechtoris -
  3. Methodist Craig Ranch Surgery Center opens — 4 key notes

    McKinney, Texas-based Methodist Craig Ranch Surgery Center opened today, according to Community Impact Newspaper.  By Megan Wood -
  4. OrthoNY earns preliminary approval for $5.63M ASC — 5 insights

    A state review board granted Albany, N.Y.-based OrthoNY preliminary approval for its $5.63 million Clifton Park, N.Y-based ASC, first reported by the Albany Business Review.  By Eric Oliver -
  5. Henry Schein's medical division hits $690M in sales in Q3 — 5 insights

    Henry Schein reported net sales of $3.2 billion in the third quarter of fiscal year 2017.  By Eric Oliver -
  6. Stock market week-in-review for 4 large ASC chains — Oct. 30-Nov. 3

    Here is how four major, publicly traded ASC chains fared in the stock market for the week of Oct. 30 to Nov. 3.  By Eric Oliver -
  7. Cardinal Health promotes Mike Kaufmann to CEO: 4 notes

    Cardinal Health named current CFO Mike Kaufmann as the company's next CEO, effective Jan. 1, 2018, according to Markets Insider.  By Mary Rechtoris -
  8. ASC leader to know: John Santelli of Optum

    John Santelli is the chief information officer of Optum, which merged with Surgical Care Affiliates in January 2017. In his role as CIO, Mr. Santelli works to strengthen Optum's information technology outsourcing, business processing, cloud services and software.  By Mary Rechtoris -
  9. Hoag Orthopedic Institute names Jennifer Mitzner CEO: 4 key points

    Orange County, Calif.-based Hoag Orthopedic Institute added Jennifer Mitzner as CEO, according to Markets Insider.  By Mary Rechtoris -

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