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  1. Arizona ASC performs 3 free cataract procedures: 4 points

    Tucson, Ariz.-based Fishkind, Bakewell, Maltzman, Hunter & Associates Eye Care and Surgery Center providers offered free cataract surgeries in preparation for National Sight Week, according to tucson.com.  By Mary Rechtoris -
  2. Hospital-based surgery centers to hold 59.5% market share in ASC market: 8 things to know

    The global ASC market is expanding rapidly, according to a Future Market Insights report.  By Mary Rechtoris -
  3. 5 most read GI/endoscopy stories: Oct. 30-Nov. 3

    Here are five of the most popular gastroenterology and endoscopy stories for the week of Oct. 30 to Nov. 3, 2017.  By Eric Oliver -

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  1. 7 things for ASC leaders to know for Monday — Nov. 6, 2017

    Here are seven things ASC leaders should know for Nov. 6, 2017.  By Eric Oliver -
  2. Regent Surgical Health names Jay Colehour VP of business development: 5 things to know

    Regent Surgical Health named Jay Colehour vice president of business development.  By Laura Dyrda -
  3. 5 facts on Sen. Rand Paul's attacker Dr. Rene Boucher

    Sen. Rand Paul, R-Ky., MD, was allegedly assaulted by his neighbor, former anesthesiologist Rene Boucher, DO, Nov. 3, NPR reports.   By Eric Oliver -
  4. Achieving cost-savings in an ASC's supply chain, inventory program: 5 tips for success

    As expenses accumulate and reimbursement per case continues to challenge ASCs, there is a major opportunity to yield savings: an effective supply chain and inventory management program. During Becker's ASC Review 24th Annual Meeting: The Business and Operations of ASCs on Oct. 27, Stephanie Martin, RN, CNOR, vice president of operations and clinical services for Regent Surgical Health, and Bilinda Garlock, RN, BSN, manager of clinical operations of ASCs for Cardinal Health, discussed key ways surgery centers can achieve an excellent supply chain and inventory management program.  By Mary Rechtoris -

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  1. 7 key points on health plans & value-based arrangements

    More health plans are participating in value-based contracts with physicians, according to Geneia.  By Mary Rechtoris -
  2. 10 key ASC industry questions answered; Dr. Nicholas Renaldo on the 1st 5 spine surgery cases with coflex & more: Top 10 most-read ASC articles

    Here are the top 10 most-read articles featured on Becker's ASC Review during the week of Oct. 30 to Nov. 3.  By Mary Rechtoris -
  3. How can providers improve RCM? 3 notes

    Medical Economics provided three strategies for providers in the changing healthcare environment to stabilize their revenue.  By Mary Rechtoris -
  4. What is driving the $2.6B HAI diagnostics market? 5 insights

    The hospital-acquired infection diagnostics market is expanding, according to Markets Insider.  By Mary Rechtoris -
  1. Wilford Eye Center unites eye surgery departments — 4 insights

    San Antonio-based The Wilford Hall Eye Center united the U.S. Air Force's 59th Medical Wing's department of ophthalmology and optometry as well as the Joint Warfighter Refractive Surgery Center, Dvids reports.  By Eric Oliver -
  2. 6 recent ASC acquisitions & partnerships — October 2017

    Here are six recent ASC acquisitions and partnerships announced in October 2017.  By Eric Oliver -
  3. 6 must-know trends for ASC leaders in 2018

    During a presentation Oct. 27 at Becker's ASC Review 24th Annual Meeting: The Business and Operations of ASCs, held in Chicago, two administrative ASC leaders identified six key trends driving change in the outpatient landscape in 2018.  By Brooke Murphy -
  4. CMS 2018 final payment rule increases ASC reimbursement 1.2%, less than proposed: 5 things to know

    CMS released the 2018 final payment rule for ASCs and hospital outpatient departments, both of which received lower reimbursement increases than proposed in July, according to ASCA.  By Laura Dyrda -
  5. 3 thoughts on how changes in outpatient surgical codes, reimbursement affect ASCs

    During a panel Oct. 27 at the Becker's Hospital Review 24th Annual Meeting: The Business and Operations of ASCs, held in Chicago, representatives from ECG Management Consultants spoke to attendees about changes in outpatient surgical codes and reimbursement.  By Morgan Haefner -
  6. 3 trends gaining traction in ASC valuations heading into 2018

    The ASC industry is in a mature phase of its business lifecycle, with most valuation trends in the market — such as greater consolidation and demand for transactions — changing little year over year.  By Morgan Haefner -
  7. 3 core thoughts from NBA legend Bill Walton: Leadership, the best player he played and why he wants to be 'in the game'

    Renowned as one of the greatest NBA players of all time, retired basketball player Bill Walton has played for prominent teams including the Portland Trail Blazers, San Diego Clippers and Boston Celtics. He was inducted into the Basketball Hall of Fame and the Oregon Sports Hall of Fame in 1993 and continued his sports career as a television sportscaster.  By Mary Rechtoris -
  8. 'An anomaly in broadcasting' — ESPN's Kirk Herbstreit on his unlikely journey to college football fame

    When ESPN college football analyst Kirk Herbstreit graduated Columbus-based The Ohio State University, he was at a crossroads in his life.  By Eric Oliver -
  9. Key thoughts on improving collections: 3 RCM experts weigh in

    Ambulatory surgery centers must implement strict protocols and procedures to ensure payment from patients and reimbursement from payers amid an increasingly complex billing environment.  By Mackenzie Bean -

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