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  1. 21 statistics on ASC accounts receivable

    Here are 21 statistics on net accounts receivable and days outstanding in A/R based on statistics from VMG Health's Multi-Specialty ASC Intellimarker 2017.  By Laura Dyrda -
  2. 8 things to know about the growing ASC market — Procedure volume up 22.9%

    Franklin Trust Ratings released a study of surgical procedures in the top 50 largest U.S. markets and found there were 16 million outpatient surgical procedures performed at 894 hospitals and 1,575 ASCs in those markets.  By Laura Dyrda -
  3. Meet the 15 major players in the global medical devices market

    The global implantable medical devices market is expected to grow with a compound annual growth rate of 7.45 percent between 2016 and 2023, Occams Business Research and Consulting reports.  By Shayna Korol -

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  1. New York hospital weighing applying for grant to modernize ASC, other facilities — 3 insights

    Lowville, N.Y.-based Lewis County General Hospital is holding a community engagement meeting to seek input on a grant application it'll use to modernize its ASC, Watertown Daily Times reports.  By Eric Oliver -
  2. Envision Physician Services taps Dr. Srinivas Bollimpalli as VP of pain management — 3 insights

    Srinivas Bollimpalli, MD, will be Envision Physician Services' vice president of pain management.  By Eric Oliver -
  3. Drs. Michelle Long, Angela Alistar & more: 3 GI physicians making headlines

    Here are three gastroenterologists that made headlines this past week.  By Eric Oliver -
  4. Suns' Isaiah Canaan undergoes ankle surgery at Gateway Surgery Center — 5 insights

    Phoenix Suns' point guard Isaiah Canaan had his fractured left ankle surgically repaired at Phoenix-based Gateway Surgery Center, AZ Central reports.  By Eric Oliver -

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  1. Medical Facilities Corp. completes acquisition of 7 ASCs through joint venture

    Medical Facilities Corp. completed its acquisition of seven ASCs for $46.5 million through its joint venture with Leawood, Kan.-based NueHealth.  By Eric Oliver -
  2. U of Chicago Medicine snags Washington University in St. Louis physician for leadership role

    University of Chicago Medicine tapped Peter Nagele, MD, to lead its anesthesia and critical care department, effective March 1.  By Eric Oliver -
  3. Boston Medical Center, Mount Sinai Health System & more: 5 GI practices in the news

    Here are five practices and hospitals making headlines this week.  By Eric Oliver -
  4. Spending on unnecessary medical care hits $282M in Washington state: 5 things to know

    Unnecessary medical care is widespread and drives up the cost of care. Just a handful of healthcare services account for millions of dollars of waste in Washington state, according to a report by the Washington Health Alliance.  By Shayna Korol -
  1. CMS to terminate Medicare benefits of Lags Surgery Center Oxnard — 6 insights

    CMS will terminate its Medicare provider agreement with Lags Surgery Center Oxnard (Calif.) at 12:01 a.m., Feb. 15.  By Eric Oliver -
  2. Dr. Eric Neff completes 1st TKR at Surgery Center of Chesapeake — 6 things to know

    Eric Neff, MD, of Virginia Beach, Va.-based Atlantic Orthopedic Specialists, completed the first total knee replacement procedure at Surgery Center of Chesapeake (Va.).  By Eric Oliver -
  3. In CON tussle, Georgia county commission opposes Erlanger's claims, for now — 6 insights

    Chattanooga, Tenn.-based Erlanger Health System and Chattanooga-based CHI Memorial Hospital are in the midst of a regulatory battle to receive approval to build their own surgery centers on opposite sides of a street in Ringgold, Ga., and for now the Catoosa County Commission is siding with CHI, the Times Free Press reports.  By Eric Oliver -
  4. New medical office building to house North Alabama Bone and Joint Clinic, others — 4 insights

    Healthcare real estate company Rendina is overseeing the construction of a medical office building in Florence, Ala., the Times Daily reports.  By Eric Oliver -
  5. Healthcare companies donated $19.76M to the GOP in 2017-18 election cycle

    Healthcare companies flex their financial muscle when it comes to politics, and the 2017-18 election was no different with healthcare-related donations hitting $37.9 million, according to OpenSecrets.org, a website that tracks political spending.  By Eric Oliver -
  6. 7 things for ASC leaders to know for Thursday — Feb. 1, 2018

    Here are seven updates for ASC leaders to know for Feb. 1, 2018.  By Eric Oliver -
  7. Chinese company makes $300M equity investment in miVIP ASC chain: 4 things to know

    Chinese company Shanghai Hongxiao Science and Technology made an equity investment in miVIP and Oband, an outpatient surgery center network focused on robotically assisted minimally invasive surgeries.  By Laura Dyrda -
  8. HCA adds 2 ASCs in 2017, plans to add 200 outpatient facilities by 2020 — 6 things to know

    HCA added just two ASCs in 2017 and plans to continue spending more on inpatient than outpatient line growth over the next year.  By Laura Dyrda -
  9. Allergan, Ironwood & more — 8 GI company key notes

    Here are eight updates on GI companies from the past week.  By Eric Oliver -

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