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  1. Avoid unnecessary rework and expenses by improving the patient registration processes: 5 steps for front-desk staff

    With the continued shift of financial liability from the third-party payers to patients, it is critical to have effective, efficient and consistent processes and procedures for patient registration and intake.  By Lewis Custer, Senior Vice President, Administration, National Medical Billing Services -
  2. How much do physicians earn in Texas?

    Medscape dove into earnings for physicians practicing in Texas, comparing primary care and specialist salaries, net worth and other factors to physicians nationwide.  By Rachel Popa -
  3. Survey finds burnout leads physicians to neglect self-care

    Physicians faced with job stresses, family demands and constraints on their time are pushing self-care aside, a survey conducted by the Harris Poll reveals.  By Rachel Popa -

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  1. Exact Sciences increases Q2 revenues 94% — 5 insights

    Exact Sciences posted second-quarter 2019 revenues of $199.9 million, a 94 percent year-over-year increase.  By Eric Oliver -
  2. ASC supply chain tip of the day: Don't hoard supplies

    Stephanie Martin, vice president of operations and clinical services for ASC management company Regent Surgical Health, shared this supply chain tip on Regent's blog:  By Rachel Popa -
  3. $12M ASC completed in North Dakota

    Construction has wrapped up on a 36,450-square-foot surgical facility for Bismarck Surgical Associates in North Dakota, according to REBusiness Online.  By Rachel Popa -
  4. $10M eye center merging 4 Illinois practices to open next week

    The VisionPoint Eye Center, housing four Illinois eye care practices, is scheduled to open Aug. 6, according to the Pantagraph.  By Rachel Popa -

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  1. An election won't solve healthcare's biggest problem, says former Sen. Bill Frist

    Former Republican senator for Tennessee Bill Frist, MD, offered his opinion on the biggest issue threatening healthcare today and elaborated on what the electorate wants from legislators going into the 2020 election.  By Eric Oliver -
  2. 'U.S. News & World Report' names top 10 hospitals for ophthalmology

    U.S. News & World Report released its 2019 Best Hospital rankings July 30.  By Eric Oliver -
  3. HCA Healthcare grows outpatient caseload 3% in Q2 — 5 insights

    HCA Healthcare grew its outpatient caseload by 3 percent year over year in the second quarter of 2019, going from 246,013 cases in the same period of 2018 to 253,441 cases.  By Eric Oliver -
  4. PE platform acquires New York ophthalmology practice — 4 insights

    Ophthalmology investment platform SightMD partnered with New York City-based Park Avenue Eye Institute.  By Eric Oliver -

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  1. The state of Physicians Endoscopy — President David Young offers 6 insights

    While Jamison, Pa.-based Physicians Endoscopy laid dormant for the first half of 2019, a June partnership kicked off the beginning of what could shape up to be a busy year for the gastroenterology-only ASC management company.  By Eric Oliver -
  2. 6 ASCs, practices hit by data breaches in 2019

    Here are six surgery centers and practices that have reported hacking incidents this year:  By Angie Stewart -
  3. CMS proposes adding total knee replacements to ASC covered procedures list for 2020, increases payment rates

    CMS released its 2020 outpatient and ASC prospective payment system proposed rule, ushering in several changes for ASCs and hospital outpatient departments.  By Rachel Popa -
  4. 'U.S. News and World Report' names the top 10 hospitals for GI

    U.S. News & World Report released its 2019 Best Hospital rankings July 30.  By Eric Oliver -
  5. Optum's big inpatient pivot & more — 6 ASC industry notes

    Here are six updates on ASC companies and industry-relevant companies to note:   By Eric Oliver -
  6. Gastroenterologists featured in the news this week

    Becker's ASC Review reported on news including the following gastroenterologists last week:  By Rachel Popa -
  7. 9 facilities adding or expanding GI services this year

    Nine healthcare facilities that have added or expanded gastroenterology services in 2019:  By Rachel Popa -
  8. 3 orthopedics ASCs opening or expanding in July

    Becker's ASC Review reported on the opening or expansion of three ASCs offering orthopedics services in July:  By Rachel Popa -
  9. Blue Cross Blue Shield of Minnesota's controversial site-of-service policy — 3 key takeaways

    Blue Cross Blue Shield of Minnesota's site-of-service policy change can benefit patients by driving them to lower-cost settings, according to healthcare expert Archelle Georgiou, MD, who was interviewed by KSTP.   By Angie Stewart -

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