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  1. Stillwater Medical Center expanding surgery center to relieve main campus demand — 4 insights

    Stillwater (Okla.) Medical Center will expand the Stillwater Surgery Center after purchasing a 50 percent stake in the corporation that owns the center, the Stillwater News Press reports.  By Eric Oliver -
  2. House passes ASC Payment Transparency Act, earning ASCA praise: 6 things to know

    The ASC Payment Transparency Act of 2018 passed in the U.S. House of Representatives and will advance to the U.S. Senate for consideration.  By Angie Stewart -
  3. Recouping revenue without reengineering workflow: Part one

    Amidst an ever-changing reimbursement landscape, today’s ambulatory surgery centers (ASCs) are unsure how to improve their revenue cycle performance and increase profitability without affecting vital aspects like daily workflow. With an emphasis on insightful reporting to gain an edge, part one of this two-part series highlights five tips to optimize revenue cycle management (RCM) and increase profitability without sacrificing quality or time of other departments.  By Joncé Smith is the Vice President of Revenue Cycle Management for Stoltenberg Consulting, Inc. -

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  1. 91 GI practices in the news in 2018

    Here are 91 GI practices making headlines since January:  By Rachel Popa -
  2. The strategic advantage of ASCs: 2 key thoughts from Green Mountain Surgery Center's John Paoni

    Administrator of Colchester, Vt.-based Green Mountain Surgery Center John Paoni examines the critical factors affecting ASCs today and how his center will proceed for sustained growth.  By Laura Dyrda -
  3. 5 key changes in the healthcare landscape for ASCs + 5 ways to achieve sustained growth

    President and CEO of Coker Group Max Reiboldt discusses the changing healthcare landscape and how ASCs can develop a strategic plan for success.  By Laura Dyrda -
  4. 165 medical professionals charged in $2B DOJ, HHS healthcare fraud investigation: 5 facts

    The federal government’s largest-ever investigation led by the DOJ and HHS into healthcare fraud in the U.S. stretched across 58 federal districts and included 165 medical professionals, physicians and nurses accused of allegedly profiting from false healthcare billings, according to the DOJ.  By Rachel Popa -

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  1. Tampa Outpatient Surgical Facility CEO helps launch incubator — 4 highlights

    Tampa (Fla.) Outpatient Surgical Facility and North Tampa Outpatient Surgical Facility's President and CEO Devanand Mangar, MD, helped create a think tank focused on preventing opioid abuse, the Tampa Bay Business Journal reports.   By Angie Stewart -
  2. Surgical Information Systems: 3 strategies for maintaining ASC accreditation

    Working to meet accreditation standards can help ASCs sustain a safe environment and send a positive message to prospective patients or physicians, according to Surgical Information Systems.  By Angie Stewart -
  3. Boston Medical Center, Mount Sinai Health System & more: 5 GI practices in the news

    Here are five practices and hospitals making headlines this week.  By Eric Oliver -
  4. UnitedHealth Group ramping up Texas presence: 5 details

    The urgent-care division of Minnetonka, Minn.-based UnitedHealth Group is opening new facilities in Texas, further expanding UnitedHealth's presence in the state, the StarTribune reports.   By Angie Stewart -
  1. Memorial Hermann Medical Plaza sells for a record-breaking $405M: 6 insights

    Investment firm LaSalle Property Fund purchased Memorial Hermann Medical Plaza in Houston for $405 million in July, The Wall Street Journal reports.  By Angie Stewart -
  2. Dr. Brandon Tucker to join Marshall Surgery Center team: 5 facts

    Podiatrist Brandon Tucker, DPM, joined Carris Health and will begin seeing patients at Marshall (Minn.) Clinic and Marshall Surgery Center in August.  By Angie Stewart -
  3. Here's where ASCs have the highest revenue per general surgery case — 7 statistics

    ASCs in the Pacific region reap the highest median net revenue per general surgery case, according to VMG Health's 2018 Multi-Specialty ASC Benchmarking Study.  By Angie Stewart -
  4. Northeast Oral Surgery & Implant Center opening new location — 4 insights

    Columbia, S.C.-based Northeast Oral Surgery & Implant Center is opening a third location after seeing high demand in the Camden area, the Chronicle-Independent reports.  By Eric Oliver -
  5. 3 insights from ASCA on ASC-relevant legislative issues

    The Ambulatory Surgery Center Association highlighted recent legislative work and upcoming opportunities ASCs have to secure local, state and federal support in a Surgical Information Systems article.  By Eric Oliver -
  6. Solving the GI problem — Exact Sciences CEO Kevin Conroy on Exact's next steps

    Exact Sciences Chairman, President and CEO Kevin Conroy is tackling a problem. His company's Cologuard test is an effective colonoscopy alternative that's being met by criticism from some gastroenterologists.  By Eric Oliver -
  7. Optum posts $24.7B in revenues & more — 7 ASC company key notes

    Here are seven updates on ASC companies and industry-relevant companies to note:  By Eric Oliver -
  8. Judge denies dismissals in United, Next Heath $100M fraud suit

    A federal judge in Texas blocked United Healthcare and Next Health from escaping a suit claiming Next Health ran a $100 million kickback scheme, according to Law360.  By Rachel Popa -
  9. What anesthesia, pain management providers should know about CMS’s 2019 proposed payment rule: 6 key points

    The CMS' proposed Medicare Physician Fee Schedule for 2019 includes changes to the quality payment program and a slight increase in the anesthesia conversion factor.  By Rachel Popa -

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