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  1. 39% of ASCs are 15+ years old, 92% have physician ownership: 14 statistics on ASCs

    Most ASCs have at least partial physician ownership and are 10 or more years old, according to new data from ASCA.  By Laura Dyrda -
  2. MedBridge creates senior management team — 4 insights

    Medbridge — an ASC development, management, consulting and revenue cycle sources team — created a new senior management team by reshuffling its management roles, Noozhawk reports.  By Eric Oliver -
  3. ASC leader to know: Dr. Eric Beck of Envision Healthcare

    Eric Beck, DO, is the integrated delivery CEO of Envision Healthcare. He is also president and CEO of Evolution Health, a division of Envision Healthcare. Within Evolution Health, Dr. Beck oversees one the few U.S. post-acute provider practices focused on population health.  By Mary Rechtoris -

Regulatory affairs and the revenue cycle: What to watch for in the ASC industry

Learn the potential changes in federal regulation that will have an impact on revenue cycle.
  1. Lahey Health lays off 75 employees as ASC visits plummet 4.5% — 5 things to know

    To truncate expenses, Burlington, Mass.-based Lahey Health is laying off nearly 75 employees, according to America Closed.  By Mary Rechtoris -
  2. The anterior hip replacement approach is gaining steam — why that's good news for the ASC

    Senior Director of U.S. Joint Reconstruction and Outpatient Marketing at DePuy Synthes Scott Zellner discusses the evolution of the Anterior Approach to total hip replacement and how the move to value-based care will propel future growth.  By Laura Dyrda -
  3. Wolters Kluwer celebrates 25th anniversary of UpToDate with new anesthesiology edition — 4 insights

    Wolters Kluwer Health's UpToDate, an evidence-based clinical decision support system, is celebrating its 25th anniversary by launching its 25th clinical specialty — anesthesiology.  By Eric Oliver -
  4. Drs. Thomas Ma, TJ Pulliam & more: 5 GI physicians making news

    Here are five gastroenterologists making news this past week.  By Eric Oliver -

Overcoming MACRA obstacles with positive patient identification

Learn how to prepare for changes associated with the new Medicare card initiative.
  1. CMS field testing colonoscopy cost-saving MIPS measure — 5 key notes

    CMS and Acumen are field testing a new screening/surveillance colonoscopy cost-saving Merit-based Incentive Payment System measure.  By Eric Oliver -
  2. What physicians should be thinking about when considering a sale of their ASC or bringing in a strategic partner

    Jim Freund has spent almost 30 years as a partner with several leading ASC focused firms and heads up business development for Merritt Healthcare Advisors. He has an extensive background in surgery center business operations and technology along with a deep understanding of development, mergers and acquisitions and strategic partnerships related to surgery centers and their associated practices.  By Jim Freund, Merritt Healthcare Advisors -
  3. 10 most-read ASC articles: Oct. 2-6

    The following 10 articles ranked among the most-read for Becker's ASC Review during the week of Oct. 2 to Oct. 6.  By Mary Rechtoris -
  4. Idaho governor candidate Dr. Tommy Ahlquist discloses $5k+ assets, including Twin Ambulatory Surgical Center ownership: 5 things to know

    In his race to the Idaho governor's seat, Republican candidate Tommy Ahlquist, MD, is disclosing various business assets and investments, according to San Francisco Chronicle.  By Mary Rechtoris -
  1. 71% of ASC staff approve of EHRs: 6 survey findings

    The majority of ASC staff view EHRs positively, a SelectHub survey found, according to healthcare informatics.  By Mary Rechtoris -
  2. Idaho hospital remodels facility with ASC inspired by Mayo Clinic

    Blackfoot, Idaho-based Bingham Memorial Hospital broke ground on a facility with a surgery center in Idaho Falls, Idaho, according to abc 8.  By Mary Rechtoris -
  3. Montana health system partners with USPI on ASC: 5 key points

    Bozeman (Mont.) Health is opening a new $20 million clinic, according to Bozeman Daily Chronicle.  By Mary Rechtoris -
  4. Campbell Clinic has sights set on ASC in $30M expansion plans: 5 things to know

    Germantown, Tenn.-based Campbell Clinic is planning a 120,000-square-foot expansion, according to Commercial Appeal.  By Mary Rechtoris -
  5. 5 recent ASC acquisitions and partnerships — September 2017

    Here are five recent ASC acquisitions and partnerships announced in September 2017.  By Eric Oliver -
  6. Malpractice suit against anesthesiologist dismissed unanimously — 4 insights

    A New York state appeals court dismissed a malpractice case against an anesthesiologist who was accused of administering a sedative which allegedly contributed to a patient developing a pain syndrome, New York Law Journal reports.  By Eric Oliver -
  7. 4 things that motivate an anesthesiologist

    Somnia Anesthesia released an infographic on the four things that motivate anesthesiologists.  By Eric Oliver -
  8. Is Dr. Scott Gottlieb the front-runner for HHS secretary? 5 things to know

    STAT reports FDA Commissioner Scott Gottlieb, MD, may be a top candidate to fill the HHS secretary slot.  By Mary Rechtoris -
  9. Dental group practice earns AAAHC accreditation: Will more follow suit?

    1st Advantage Dental, a group dental practice, earned Accreditation Association for Ambulatory Health Care accreditation, according to Markets Insider.  By Mary Rechtoris -

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