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  1. What your ASC can do to cut costs today: 3 leaders weigh in

    During an Oct. 26 panel at the Becker's ASC Review 24th Annual Meeting: The Business and Operations of ASCs, held in Chicago, three healthcare leaders discussed various cost reduction strategies ambulatory surgery centers can harness to improve their bottom lines and increase their caseloads.  By Mackenzie Bean -
  2. The Joint Commission revises standards to reflect new CMS Emergency Management Final Rule — 4 insights

    The Joint Commission revised several of its emergency management standards to better reflect changes CMS made to its Emergency Management Final Rule.  By Eric Oliver -
  3. 4 things to know about AAAHC's orthopedic certification

    The Accreditation Association for Ambulatory Health Care created an orthopedic certification program for ASCs to denote high quality of care and compliance.  By Eric Oliver -

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  1. CMS to terminate Seattle ASC's Medicare benefits after failed survey — 5 insights

    CMS will terminate its Medicare provider agreement with Seattle-based Active Foot and Ankle Center Nov. 17.  By Eric Oliver -
  2. Dr. Ronald Hillock performs 1st revision knee replacement with Exactech's Truliant instruments — 4 insights

    Las Vegas-based Nevada Orthopedic and Spine Center surgeon Ronald Hillock, MD, completed the first revision knee surgery with Exactech's Truliant instrumentation.  By Eric Oliver -
  3. Spinal anesthesia improves patient recovery after spine surgery — 4 insights

    A study, presented at Anesthesiology 2017, examined the effectiveness of spinal and general anesthesia in spine surgery patients, Medscape reports.  By Eric Oliver -
  4. ASC leader to know: Roger Cary of Laser Spine Institute

    Roger Cary is the CEO and president of Laser Spine Institute. Equipped with 30-plus years of healthcare leadership experience, Mr. Cary oversees the company's centers' strategic development, expansion of patient offerings and business operations.  By Mary Rechtoris -

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  1. Envision shares plummet 30%+ following Q3 results: 4 things to know

    Envision Healthcare shares fell 38 percent Nov. 1, according to Reuters.  By Mary Rechtoris -
  2. 45.7% of ambulatory care employees work when sick: 4 notes

    A National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health report found a good number of healthcare employees treat patients when they are ill, according to American Council on Science and Health.  By Mary Rechtoris -
  3. Southtowns Surgery Center takes on total hip replacements: What do the ASC's 2018 plans hold?

    Since opening their doors nearly 14 months ago, Orchard Park, N.Y.-based Southtowns Surgery Center has successfully performed orthopedic, general, plastic, podiatry, gynecology, ENT and urology outpatient surgery.  By Mary Rechtoris -
  4. Atlantic Digestive Specialists, Gastro Health & more — 3 GI practices in the news

    Here are three practices and hospitals making headlines this week.  By Eric Oliver -
  1. 7 things for ASC leaders to know for Thursday — Nov. 2, 2017

    Here are seven updates for ASC leaders to know for the past week.  By Mary Rechtoris -
  2. 9 ASCs opened or announced in October 2017

    Here are nine ASCs that opened or were announced during the month of October.  By Mary Rechtoris -
  3. Connecticut teaching hospital, Woodland Surgery Center surgeons joint venture on orthopedic ASC: 5 things to know

    Hartford, Conn.-based St. Francis Hospital and Medical Center, a 617-bed teaching hospital, and orthopedic surgeon group Lighthouse Surgery Holdings filed a certificate of need to build an orthopedic and pain ASC, according to Hartford Business.  By Mary Rechtoris -
  4. ASA elects Dr. Mary Peterson for first VP position — 5 key notes

    The American Society of Anesthesiologists named Mary Dale Peterson, MD, its first vice president at Anesthesiology 2017 on Oct. 25.  By Eric Oliver -
  5. Alternative payments total 29% of all healthcare payments in 2016 — 4 insights

    The Health Care Payment Learning and Action Network reported 29 percent or $354.5 billion of all healthcare payments made in 2016 were through alternative payment models.  By Eric Oliver -
  6. Tenet expects to lose $366M in Q3 — company to eliminate 1.3k positions

    Dallas-based Tenet Healthcare reported net losses of $366 million in its preliminary third quarter fiscal year 2017 results.  By Eric Oliver -
  7. 20% of physicians plan to decrease clinical work hours: 4 key points

    An American Medical Association report found 20 percent of physicians plan to reduce clinical work hours in the next year.  By Mary Rechtoris -
  8. Drs. Michael Perry, Eric Beck & more: 12 ASC leaders to know for October

    Becker's ASC Review profiled the following 12 ASC leaders during the month of October.  By Mary Rechtoris -
  9. Valeant to reduce debt further, Takeda announces Q3 results & more — 6 GI company key notes

    Here are six updates on GI companies from the past week.  By Eric Oliver -

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