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  1. Digestive Specialists readies to open new office — 5 insights

    Dayton, Ohio-based Digestive Specialists plans to open a 28,000-square-foot office in Sugarcreek Township, Ohio, Oct. 4, the Dayton Business Journal reports.  By Eric Oliver -
  2. Anchor Health Properties acquires 2 properties, including Crozer-Keystone Surgery Center — 3 insights

    Property management group Anchor Health Properties acquired two medical buildings in Havertown, Va., including Crozer-Keystone Surgery Center, philly.com reports.  By Eric Oliver -
  3. American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons, The Joint Commission collaborate on quality standards for knee, hip replacement surgeries

    The Joint Commission is integrating American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons clinical expertise into its standards for total hip and knee replacement certification.  By Rachel Popa -

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  1. Cantel Medical's endoscopy sales grew 14.8% in Q4 — 5 insights

    Cantel Medical released its fourth quarter 2018 financial results.  By Rachel Popa -
  2. BridgeHealth acquires 5 surgical centers

    Denver-based BridgeHealth added five surgical centers to its national provider panel.  By Rachel Popa -
  3. 4 key strategies for improving your ASC's bottom line

    If an ASC is not achieving its performance metric benchmarks, evaluating revenue cycle management policies and procedures may be necessary, according to Lakewood, Colo.-based Pinnacle III.  By Rachel Popa -
  4. ASC supply chain tip of day: Collect data

      Collecting data on third-party contracts can simplify the process of lowering supply chain costs, according to Vizient, a healthcare management consulting company.  By Rachel Popa -

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  1. 3 ways ASCs can reduce surgical site infections

    ASC Focus, the journal of the Ambulatory Surgery Center Association, outlined three ways ASCs can prevent and reduce surgical site infections.  By Rachel Popa -
  2. The top 10 Medicare procedures for ASCs in the West

    Definitive Healthcare's database tracks the total charges for Medicare procedures performed at ASCs in the West.  By Rachel Popa -
  3. 3 things to know about Pearl Darling, The Joint Commission's new director of Ambulatory Care Services

    Pearl Darling replaced Michael Kulczycki as The Joint Commission's executive director of ambulatory care services in August.  By Rachel Popa -
  4. Laurel Regional Hospital wins approval for 75K-sq.-ft. facility offering outpatient surgery

      The Maryland Health Care Commission approved Laurel (Md.) Regional Hospital's certificate of need exemption request to build a 75,000-square-foot medical center on the hospital's campus, The Baltimore Sun reported.  By Rachel Popa -
  1. 5 key reasons ASCs should adopt a patient texting program

    Texting may be a more effective way to communicate with patients than emailing or calling them, according to Lakewood, Colo.-based Pinnacle III.  By Rachel Popa -
  2. 4 things to know about Stephen Rosenbaum, CEO of Alliance Spine and Pain Centers

      Stephen Rosenbaum, the CEO of Atlanta-based Alliance Spine and Pain Centers, has over 20 years of experience working in the healthcare industry.  By Rachel Popa -
  3. Atlantic Spine Center's Dr. Kaliq Chang debunks 3 myths about endoscopic rhizotomy

    Endoscopic facet rhizotomy can relieve chronic pain caused by facet joint syndrome, chronic neck or back pain or failed back surgery syndrome, according to Kaliq Chang, MD, of West Orange, N.J.-based Atlantic Spine Center.  By Angie Stewart -
  4. While surgery centers support CMS payment proposal, hospital groups submit harsh criticism — 5 takeaways

    Hospital groups, surgery centers and individuals submitted comments to CMS about its proposed changes to the hospital outpatient prospective payment system, ASC payments and the 340B drug program, AJMC reports.  By Angie Stewart -
  5. Surgery Center of the Pacific gets green light to add pain management procedures for $100K

    Honolulu, Hawaii-based Surgery Center of the Pacific's certificate of need to add pain management procedures was approved.  By Angie Stewart -
  6. Agency denies Maui Spine and Laser Institute's ASC proposal — 4 insights

    The Hawaii State Health Planning and Development Agency denied Kahului, Hawaii-based Maui Spine and Laser Institute's certificate of need to establish an ASC.  By Angie Stewart -
  7. Tower Health, USPI form joint venture to expand ASC network — 3 quick facts

    West Reading, Pa.-based Tower Health will expand its ASC network through a joint venture with Addison, Texas-based United Surgical Partners International, WFMZ-TV 69 News reports.  By Angie Stewart -
  8. $7M Center for Musculoskeletal Care opens — 5 insights

    The $7 million Center for Musculoskeletal Care recently opened at Yale New Haven Hospital’s Saint Raphael Campus, the New Haven Independent reports. Both are located in New Haven, Conn.  By Eric Oliver -
  9. Alpha Capital Partners acquires two properties, including Surgery Center of Ocala — 5 insights

    Alpha Capital Partners acquired Surgery Center of Ocala (Fla.) and an unspecified medical device design and development property.  By Eric Oliver -

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