Today's Top 20 Stories
  1. 1st outpatient total hip surgery performed at New York ASC: 5 details

    Orthopedic surgeon Jared Roberts, MD, performed the first outpatient total hip replacement procedure within the northeastern New York area at Capital Region Ambulatory Surgery Center in Albany.  By Jackie Drees -
  2. 3 updates from The Joint Commission, AAAHC in November ASCs should know

    Here are three regulatory and benchmarking updates to know from The Joint Commission and Accreditation Association of Ambulatory Health Care released in the past month:  By Rachel Popa -
  3. The benefits and drawbacks of a salary model for physicians: 3 points

    MDLinx detailed the results of a survey showing comparing physician compensation models for salaried providers.  By Rachel Popa -

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  1. 3 ways ASCs can cope when losing a volume leader

    Brian Brown, the regional vice president of operations for AmSurg, outlined three ways ASCs can manage losing a volume leader in a post for the Association of periOperative Registered Nurses website.  By Rachel Popa -
  2. 5 must-read stories for GI physicians this week: November 22-28

    Here are the top five most-read gastroenterology stories this week:  By Rachel Popa -
  3. Skyway Surgery Center administrator details experience with Camp Fire: 4 points

    In the aftermath of the Camp Fire, Raymond Hino, director of operations for Brentwood, Tenn.-based Surgery Partners and administrator of the Chino, Calif.-based Skyway Surgery Center, detailed how the center's staff and the surrounding community was affected by the fire in a post on LinkedIn.  By Rachel Popa -
  4. Avanza secures agreement in 43rd state — Where will the consulting company reach next?

    Avanza Healthcare Strategies signed an agreement to provide outpatient consulting to a Nebraska organization, bringing a 43rd state into its portfolio.  By Angie Stewart -

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  1. Effingham Surgery Center recognized for patient experience excellence — 3 highlights

    Effingham (Ill.) Surgery Center was named a 2018 Guardian of Excellence Award winner by Press Ganey.  By Angie Stewart -
  2. Feather River Hospital facilities destroyed by wildfires, surgery center still standing — 5 things to know

    Feather River Hospital in Paradise, Calif., sustained devastating damage from California's deadliest wildfires, according to the Chico Enterprise-Record.  By Angie Stewart -
  3. Bennett & Bloom Eye Centers wins approval for medical office building, surgery center: 3 highlights

    The Elizabethtown, Ky., Department of Planning and Development approved Louisville, Ky.-based Bennett & Bloom Eye Centers' development plan for a new medical office building and surgery center, The News-Enterprise reports.  By Angie Stewart -
  4. 4 legislative updates for ASCs to know — November 2018

    Here are four legislative issues impacting ASCs:  By Angie Stewart -
  1. St. James Hospital readies to open medical office building development — 3 insights

    Hornell, N.Y.-based St. James Hospital will soon open its $21 million medical office building development, The Steuben Courier Advocate reports.  By Eric Oliver -
  2. Montecito Medical acquires four medical properties in Virginia — 5 insights

    Montecito Medical acquired three medical office buildings and a medical office condominium in the Richmond, Va., area.  By Eric Oliver -
  3. CMS to terminate Medicare benefits of Retina Laser Eye Center — 6 insights

    CMS will terminate its Medicare provider agreement with Kennewick, Wash.-based Retina Laser Eye Center at 12:01 a.m. Dec. 12.  By Eric Oliver -
  4. ASC supply chain tip of the day: Leverage influence with vendors

    Supply chain operations can be improved at an ASC through taking advantage of an affiliated hospital's relationship with vendors, according to the Association of periOperative Registered Nurses.  By Rachel Popa -
  5. 6 ways ASCs can optimize patient satisfaction

    Lakewood, Colo.-based Pinnacle III outlined 6 strategies ASC staff can allow to optimize patient satisfaction on their blog.  By Rachel Popa -
  6. How ASCs can remain efficient while improving quality of care: 5 Qs with AAAHC Institute for Quality Improvement's Dr. Naomi Kuznets

    Becker's ASC Review spoke with Naomi Kuznets, PhD, vice president and senior director of the Accreditation Association for Ambulatory Health Care's Institute for Quality Improvement about the top deficiencies cited in this year's AAAHC Quality Roadmap, and how ASCs can improve.  By Rachel Popa -
  7. How a scheduling platform can change the game for orthopedic ASC patient selection: Q&A with Medtel's Harold Mondschein

    Medtel, a technology company expands surgical care management upstream in a patient's journey, enabling providers the earliest chance to mitigate risk, connect their teams, and support better outcomes, all before the incision. Providers can use Medtel to apply clinical and financial criteria to the patient selection process to ensure the patient ends up in the most appropriate surgical setting based on need.  By Laura Dyrda -
  8. Baptist Clay Medical Center prepares to open surgery center — 3 insights

    Fleming Island, Fla.-based Baptist Clay Medical Center will open its surgery center in Fleming Island Dec. 4, News4Jax reports.  By Eric Oliver -
  9. AAAHC: 5 ways benchmarking studies can improve ASC quality

    Benchmarking can lead to improved outcomes, according to the Accreditation Association of Ambulatory Health Care's Triangle Times newsletter.  By Rachel Popa -

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