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  1. Bolster your ASC’s bottomline by incorporating new and complex procedures

    The outlook for the ambulatory surgery center (ASC) market continues to be positive.  By Scott Allen, Vice President, Managed Care Contracting, National Medical Billing Services -
  2. Study: Spine cases safe in ASCs with efficient surgical teams, proper patient selection

    With an efficient surgical team and careful patient selection criteria, single and multilevel cervical artificial disc replacement procedures are safe to perform in ASCs, according to a study authored by three renowned spine surgeons.  By Angie Stewart -
  3. NAPA acquires California group of 40+ anesthesiologists

    Melville, N.Y.-based North American Partners in Anesthesia acquired Orange Coast Anesthesia, a Los Alamitos, Calif.-based group of over 40 anesthesiologists.  By Angie Stewart -

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  1. ASC supply chain tip of the day: Use influence with vendors

    Supply chain operations can be improved at an ASC by taking advantage of an affiliated hospital's relationship with vendors, according to the Association of periOperative Registered Nurses.  By Rachel Popa -
  2. Hospitals-ASC joint ventures growing

    Hospitals are increasingly pursuing physician joint ventures, according to a 2019 survey from outpatient healthcare group Avanza Healthcare Strategies.  By Rachel Popa -
  3. 3 gastroenterologists share their thoughts on Exact Sciences' Cologuard

    Exact Sciences' colon cancer screening test, Cologuard, is polarizing. The test's noninvasive nature makes it a popular alternative for colonoscopy-fearing patients, but gastroenterologists are conflicted.  By Eric Oliver -
  4. New York eye doctor arrested for $8M+ in alleged Medicare fraud — 5 insights

    Ameet Goyal, MD, was arrested Nov. 22, for his alleged role in defrauding the federal government of more than $8 million by falsely billing for procedures he never performed, according to the Department of Justice.  By Eric Oliver -
  1. Pain physician pleads guilty to accepting $140,000 kickbacks from Insys

    Kenneth Sun, MD, of Easton, Pa., pleaded guilty Nov. 22 to his role in the Insys Therapeutics kickback scheme, receiving bribes in exchange for prescribing large amounts of the company's fentanyl narcotic.  By Laura Dyrda -
  2. 3 ASC price transparency insights

    Three ASC industry experts shared their insights on price transparency with Becker's ASC Review.  By Rachel Popa -
  3. 4 key ASC coding & billing insights

    Four key billing insights from ASC experts:  By Rachel Popa -
  4. 5 gastroenterologists making headlines this week

    Becker's ASC Review reported on news featuring five gastroenterologists this week:  By Rachel Popa -
  1. ASC supply chain tip of the day: Find a "supply chain champion"

    ASCs should involve all stakeholders in their efforts to control costs, Westchester, Ill.-based Regent Surgical Health advises.  By Rachel Popa -
  2. 7 things to know about hospital ownership, ASC acquisitions

    Profitability, consumer trends and physician relationships are some of the top reasons hospitals own ASCs, according to a 2019 survey from outpatient healthcare group Avanza Healthcare Strategies.  By Rachel Popa -
  3. ASC included in Atlanta health system's $231M+ project — 4 insights

    Atlanta-based Grady Health System is spending $231.3 million to build a medical office building with an ASC and expand an AIDS and HIV treatment center, The Atlanta Journal-Constitution reports.  By Eric Oliver -
  4. Maine Medical Center building $59M medical office building — 3 insights

    Portland-based Maine Medical Center received approval from the Scarborough (Maine) Planning Board to invest $59 million in a new medical office building in Scarborough, which is expected to be completed in 2021, the Press Herald reports.  By Eric Oliver -
  5. AmSurg ASC plans partial ownership transfer valued at nearly $6.2M

    Springfield, Mass.-based Pioneer Valley Surgicenter, which is currently owned by AmSurg and individual physicians, is planning a partial transfer of ownership.  By Angie Stewart -
  6. 8 major CMS changes to take effect in 2020

    At the beginning of November, CMS finalized changes to its Medicare payment systems for 2020. Here's a rundown of noteworthy changes CMS made:  By Angie Stewart -
  7. 4 recent lawsuits involving ASCs, management companies

    Sutter Health and Tenet Healthcare were among a handful of entities named in recent lawsuits.  By Angie Stewart -
  8. 3 recent lawsuits involving anesthesia pain practices

    In the past three months, Becker's ASC Review has reported on several lawsuits involving anesthesia and pain management practices.  By Angie Stewart -
  9. Top 10 states for medical malpractice lawsuits

    Kentucky is the No. 1 state for malpractice lawsuits, according to the Medscape Medical Malpractice Report 2019.  By Angie Stewart -

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