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  1. Stock market week-in-review for 4 large ASC chains — Oct. 2-6

    Here is how four major, publicly traded ASC chains fared in the stock market for the week of Oct. 2 to Oct. 6, 2017.  By Eric Oliver -
  2. Volunteer gift shop donates $128k+ to support MidMichigan Medical Center's ASC, service lines

    Midland-based MidMichigan Medical Center's volunteer-run gift shop donated $128,000-plus to the hospital to purchase new equipment.  By Eric Oliver -
  3. BCBS of Oklahoma exec: Payers need to help smaller practices transition to value-based payments

    Blue Cross Blue Shield of Oklahoma Medical Director of Population Health Management Peter Aran, MD, spoke to AJMC about the need for payers to support small practices as they transition to value-based care.  By Eric Oliver -

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  1. ASC leader to know: William Wilcox of USPI

    William Wilcox is the chairman and CEO of United Surgical Partners International. Joining USPI's team in 1998, he took on the president and director roles. He has been USPI's CEO since 2004 and has seen the company through major transitions including Tenet's merger with USPI in 2015.  By Mary Rechtoris -
  2. The patients most affected by Hurricane Maria: 7 key points

    Providers are rallying together to help care for Puerto Rico residents following Hurricane Maria, according to Medscape.  By Mary Rechtoris -
  3. WHO, CDC initiatives aim to boost hand hygiene market: 5 points

    Adhering to hand hygiene practices improves patient safety and outcomes, with the hand hygiene market likely to expand, according to a Transparency Market Research report.  By Mary Rechtoris -
  4. Rep. Lance Gooden visits Texas ASC — Will the meeting affect change for local patients?

    In tandem with the Texas Ambulatory Surgery Center Society, Mesquite-based North Texas Team Care Surgery Center hosted state representative Lance Gooden, R-4, according to Mesquite News.  By Mary Rechtoris -

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  1. Tennessee suspect pleads guilty to scam resulting in $1.3M losses for Mountain Empire Surgery Center: 5 things to know

    Charles Turner pled guilty to a conspiracy charge related to his involvement in a scam that allegedly cost Johnson City, Tenn.-based Mountain Empire Surgery Center $1.3 million, according to Kingsport Tennessee Times-News.  By Mary Rechtoris -
  2. Inner damage to endoscopes could jeopardize cleanliness — 4 insights

    Damage to the instrument channels of endoscopes could jeopardize device cleanliness, according to a study presented at Digestive Disease Week 2017, May 6-9 in Chicago, Gastroenterology and Endoscopy News reports.  By Eric Oliver -
  3. 5 most read GI/endoscopy stories: Oct. 2-6

    Here are the five most popular gastroenterology and endoscopy stories for the week of Oct. 2 to Oct. 6, 2017.  By Eric Oliver -
  4. 7 things for ASC leaders to know for Monday — Oct. 9, 2017

    Here are seven things ASC leaders should know for Oct. 9, 2017.  By Eric Oliver -
  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 -
  4. 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 -
  5. 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 -
  6. 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 -
  7. Drs. Thomas Ma, TJ Pulliam & more: 5 GI physicians making news

    Here are five gastroenterologists making news this past week.  By Eric Oliver -
  8. 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 -
  9. 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 -

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