Today's Top 20 Stories
  1. Guidelines aim to curb social media use for plastic surgery — 6 insights

    As more plastic surgeons rely on social media to advertise, newly proposed guidelines aim to curb the practice, MarketWatch reports.  By Eric Oliver -
  2. Seahawks running back Chris Carson has ankle surgery at Seattle Surgery Center — 4 insights

    Ed Khalfayan, MD, and Nicholas Seibert, MD, operated on the left ankle of Seattle Seahawks running back Chris Carson at Seattle Surgery Center.  By Eric Oliver -
  3. Growing your ASC & offering a better treatment for lumbar spinal stenosis patients

    Paradigm Spine's coflex® Interlaminar Stabilization® device is helping ASCs and spine-based practices stand out in a crowded healthcare field.  By Eric Oliver -

Regulatory affairs and the revenue cycle: What to watch for in the ASC industry

Learn the potential changes in federal regulation that will have an impact on revenue cycle.
  1. Silver Cross Surgery Center opens in Illinois — 6 things to know

    New Lenox, Ill.-based Silver Cross Surgery Center opened across the street from Silver Cross Hospital.  By Eric Oliver -
  2. Arkansas Oral & Facial Surgery Center faces ransomware attack: 6 insights

    The Arkansas Oral and Facial Surgery Center in Harrison is investigating a ransomware attack on July 26, 2017, that affected patient information and imaging files.  By Mackenzie Garrity -
  3. New studies, financing rounds & more — 5 GI company key notes

    Here are five updates on GI companies from the past week:  By Eric Oliver -
  4. RedHill Biopharma's bowel syndrome drug meets endpoint, but investors sour — 4 insights

    Although study results show RedHill Biopharma's irritable bowel syndrome with diarrhea drug Bekinda, improves stool consistency compared to a placebo, investors sent the drugmaker's stock tumbling because of poor secondary endpoint results, Reuters reports.  By Eric Oliver -

Overcoming MACRA obstacles with positive patient identification

Learn how to prepare for changes associated with the new Medicare card initiative.
  1. Sentara closing medical center, ASC in Kitty Hawk — 6 key notes

    Norfolk, Va.-based Sentara Healthcare is closing its Regional Medical Center and the Kitty Hawk ASC, both in Kitty Hawk, N.C., The Outer Banks Voice reports.  By Eric Oliver -
  2. The top 10 US cities for disabled people

    WalletHub conducted a study of 28 factors to determine the top U.S. cities for people with disabilities.  By Eric Oliver -
  3. After CHIP funding lapses, 9M children at risk of losing coverage — 4 insights

    Funding for the Children's Health Insurance Program lapsed Sept. 30, putting 9 million children who have coverage at risk, NPR reports.  By Eric Oliver -
  4. Mid-Bronx Endoscopy Center officially opens after lengthy CON process — 5 key notes

    New York City-based Mid-Bronx Endoscopy Center officially began operations in August 2017.  By Eric Oliver -
  1. 5 stats on pain management net revenue per case at multispecialty ASCs

    VMG Health's 2017 Intellimarker Multi-Specialty ASC Study included statistics on ASC net revenue per case for pain management.  By Eric Oliver -
  2. Hiring effectively in a competitive marketplace — How this Wisconsin ASC administrator finds viable candidates

    An ASC's long-term success is often contingent on the practice's ability to recruit and maintain dedicated staff members. However, surgery centers may face a dearth of viable candidates or may struggle to fully gauge if a candidate would fit well with a surgery center's culture. Becky Ziegler-Otis, administrator of Ambulatory Surgical Center of Stevens Point (Wis.), says hiring has been difficult, at times, due to competing facilities within the region.  By Mary Rechtoris -
  3. Who is Dr. Don Wright? Trump's pick for HHS secretary

    President Donald Trump selected Don Wright, MD, as HHS secretary following the resignation of Tom Price, MD, according to USA Today.  By Mary Rechtoris -
  4. Blue Cross Blue Shield's MA plans to cover outpatient surgery for South Carolina residents: 4 key notes

    Starting this fall, BlueCross BlueShield of South Carolina will sell Medicare Advantage plans in 23 state counties during open enrollment, according to Post and Courtier.  By Mary Rechtoris -
  5. Stock market week-in-review for 5 large GI companies — Sept. 25-29

    Here is how five major, publicly traded gastroenterology companies fared in the stock market for the week of Sept. 25 to Sept. 29, 2017.  By Eric Oliver -
  6. Drug designations, new devices & more — 15 GI company key notes for September

    Here are 15 updates on GI companies from September:  By Eric Oliver -
  7. AAMA working to increase CRC screening rates — 4 key notes

    The American Association of Medical Assistants is joining the effort to increase colorectal cancer screenings rates.  By Eric Oliver -
  8. These 4 reasons are why patients miss GI appointments

    A study, published in the Journal of Clinical Gastroenterology, examined why patients missed appointments at an outpatient gastroenterology clinic.  By Eric Oliver -
  9. University Medical opens ASC to see patients following Las Vegas mass shooting: 7 things to know

    Las Vegas-based University Medical Center, a level 1 trauma center, saw an influx of wounded patients after gunman Stephen Paddock, a 64-year-old Nevada resident, opened fire at a country concert Oct. 1, according to The New York Times.  By Mary Rechtoris -

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