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  1. How many medical specialists are worth over $5M? Orthopedics, GI & more

    Dermatology physicians are the richest, followed by orthopedics and gastroenterology specialists, according to Medscape's Physician Wealth and Debt Report 2018.  By Angie Stewart -
  2. Eye Care Surgery Center alerts 2,553 patients about stolen laptop — 6 insights

    Baton Rouge, La.-based Eye Care Surgery Center discovered a laptop potentially storing patient information was stolen, the organization announced.  By Angie Stewart -
  3. 5 GI physicians making headlines — April 2018

    Here are five gastroenterologists who made headlines in April 2018.  By Eric Oliver -

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  1. Drs. Harold Bornstein, Kirk Bernadino & more: 6 GI physicians making headlines

    Here are six gastroenterologists that made headlines this past week.  By Eric Oliver -
  2. Live Oak Surgery Center opens in Texas — 4 insights

    Dallas-based Children's Health opened Specialty Center 2, which includes the Live Oak Surgery Center, also in Plano.  By Eric Oliver -
  3. 1st nonprofit surgery center in US opens in Atlanta — 4 insights

    The Surgery Center for FGM, the nation's first nonprofit surgery center, opened in Atlanta to treat victims of female genital mutilation both surgically and psychologically.  By Eric Oliver -
  4. 80% of nurses care what EHR a healthcare facility has —& 5 other insights

    After reporting a 92 percent EHR dissatisfaction rate in 2014, a recent Black Book survey said nurses' positive attitudes towards EHRs are trending upwards.  By Eric Oliver -

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  1. Carl King takes the helm of NueHealth Holdings: 6 things to know

    Former Aetna Senior Vice President Carl King will lead NueHealth Holdings' five platform companies as its new CEO.  By Angie Stewart -
  2. Dr. Julian Cameron leverages Less Exposure Surgery tech at Florida ASC — 4 highlights

    Orthopedic Surgeon Julian Cameron, MD, performed a successful sacroiliac joint surgery at the Surgery Center of Fort Lauderdale in Lauderdale Lakes, Fla.  By Angie Stewart -
  3. Coding tip of the day: Avoid coding burnout with simple strategies

    Coders can steer clear of burnout by making lists, finding a mentor and tackling one to-do list item at a time, according to Kristi Pollard, a senior consultant at The Haugen Group.   By Angie Stewart -
  4. Quality report reveals top 7 ASC citations: Dust, rust and dead insects were issues

    ASCs were most frequently cited for deficiencies in patient care and safety and the environment during 2017 surveys, according to Healthcare Facilities Accreditation Program's 2018 Quality Review.  By Angie Stewart -
  1. 9 new guidelines on infection control in GI endoscopy

    The American Society for Gastrointestinal Endoscopy released new guidelines for infection control in GI endoscopy.  By Shayna Korol -
  2. 4 optometry, ophthalmology providers merging to form $10M facility: 4 insights

    Four Bloomington-Normal, Ill., eye care providers are merging to form a new $10 facility, The Pantagraph reports.  By Shayna Korol -
  3. Here's how much healthcare paid its CEOs: Envision, HCA & 18 more

    The Wall Street Journal published its analysis of 2017 pay for S&P 500 chiefs, listing compensation for UnitedHealth's David Wichmann, Aetna's Mark Bertolini and other notable healthcare industry CEOs.   By Angie Stewart -
  4. Rural settings surpass urban environments in ASC claim lines growth — 5 notes

    From 2007 to 2016, claim lines with ASC usage increased more in rural areas than urban areas or nationally, according to Fair Health.  By Angie Stewart -
  5. Baystate Orthopedic Surgery Center wins unanimous approval for $3.8M million expansion: 5 insights

    Massachusetts officials approved Springfield, Mass.-based Baystate Health's application to build out Baystate Orthopedic Surgery Center, which is also in Springfield, according to Banker and Tradesman.  By Angie Stewart -
  6. Medical College of Georgia, GI Partners of Illinois & more: 5 GI practices in the news

    Here are five practices with gastroenterology services making news.  By Eric Oliver -
  7. AANA urges physicians to embrace non-opioid pain management solutions — 4 takeaways

    The American Association of Nurse Anesthetists issued a call to action to the healthcare community to utilize opioid-sparing pain management techniques to prevent addiction.  By Eric Oliver -
  8. Montecito Medical continues shopping spree — Acquires Georgia medical office building, surgery center

    Nashville, Tenn.-based Montecito Medical acquired Pinnacle Orthopaedics Center's medical office building and surgery center in Woodstock, Ga.  By Eric Oliver -
  9. Medical Facilities Corp. increased surgical cases 29.1% in Q1 2018 — 7 insights

    Medical Facilities Corp. started off the first quarter of fiscal year 2018 with a bang, when it announced its acquisition of seven ASCs through its partnership with NueHealth and the rest of the quarter followed suit.  By Eric Oliver -

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