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  1. Exact Sciences, Bausch Health & more: 8 GI industry key notes

    Here are eight updates from gastroenterology companies and practices from the past week:   By Eric Oliver -
  2. Illinois medical office building changes hands in $18.2M transaction — 4 insights

    A medical office building in Bloomington, Ill., was sold to GAHC4 Bloomington II MOB, a real estate investment company, The Pantagraph reports.  By Eric Oliver -
  3. Iowa hospital enhancing same-day surgical offerings — 4 insights

    Osage, Iowa-based Mitchell County Regional Health Center will spend $4.5 million to expand its surgical department, the Mitchell County Press News reports.  By Eric Oliver -

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  1. HealthTrust acquires group purchasing organization — 4 details

    HealthTrust Purchasing Group — a healthcare performance improvement company with 40,000-plus member locations including ASCs and physician practices — acquired Resource Optimization & Innovation.  By Angie Stewart -
  2. Profit disparity between hospitals, independent practices has 'catastrophic implications' — 3 thoughts from Dr. Mara Holton

    Independent practices retained 9 percent of profits from physician-administered medicines, with hospitals retaining the other 91 percent, according to the Partnership for Health Analytic Research's new Hospital Margin Analysis Report.  By Angie Stewart -
  3. Successfully adding a new ASC service line

    Growth in most ASCs has resulted from dedicated physician owners who embrace outpatient surgery and continue to use and grow the types of surgery that can be performed in their ASC. These physicians have great pride of ownership. But as founding physicians age and mature in their practices, there is a natural drop off in the ASC’s caseload. To continue to grow the ASC, it is imperative to generate new revenue streams by adding new physicians and or new services.  By Robert Zasa, MSHHA, FACMPE -
  4. Why the 'old school' approach to collections is no longer viable for ASCs

    Patients are responsible for a greater portion of their healthcare bills than they were two decades ago, and many can’t afford their out-of-pocket costs or high deductibles, leaving providers in the lurch.  By In collaboration with BHG Patient Lending -

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  1. New ASC opens in North Dakota

    Bismark (N.D.) Surgical Associates' surgery center has opened, according to local NBC affiliate KFYR-TV.  By Rachel Popa -
  2. 4 GI physicians making headlines

    Four gastroenterologists who made the news recently:  By Rachel Popa -
  3. CMS elimination of ASC transfer agreements & 4 other must-read articles

    Here are five of the most read articles on Becker's ASC Review this week:  By Rachel Popa -
  4. California optometry practice partners with PE firm — 3 insights

    Redding, Calif.-based Larkspur Optometry partnered with integrated eye care services provider Eyecare Services Partners Management.  By Eric Oliver -

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  1. 3 ASCs seeking coding, billing talent

    Here are three surgery centers recruiting coders and billers:  By Angie Stewart -
  2. 5 highlights from a USPI center's first months in operation

    Since its first surgical case in April, Surgery Center of Boerne (Texas) has averaged 100 to 150 cases a month, according to Kristal Reser, director of the sterile processing department, community outreach and public relations.  By Angie Stewart -
  3. 88 ASCs awarded for excellence in patient satisfaction — 3 details

    Eighty-eight ASCs were named recipients of the SPH Analytics National Apex Quality Award, a distinction recognizing providers who demonstrate excellence in patient satisfaction.  By Angie Stewart -
  4. Top, bottom 10 metro areas for physician compensation

    Doximity released its 2019 physician compensation report comparing average salary differences between specialties, as well as how salary compares between metro areas..  By Rachel Popa -
  5. North American ASC market to hit $95B by 2025 — 7 insights

    The North American ASC market is set to reach $95 billion in revenue by 2025, according to a Global Market Insights report.  By Angie Stewart -
  6. 5 things to know about HCA Healthcare

    Nashville, Tenn.-based HCA Healthcare is the largest U.S. health system as measured by net patient revenue, according to TrialSite News.   By Angie Stewart -
  7. ASC supply chain tip of the day: Review benchmarks

    Effective supply chain management is a key component of an ASC's clinical, operational and financial success.  By Rachel Popa -
  8. Private equity firm sells ECG Management Consultants to Siemens

    Healthcare strategy firm ECG Management Consultants was sold to Siemens Medical Solutions USA, a subsidiary of Siemens Healthineers AG. The transaction is expected to close in the fourth quarter of this year pending regulatory approval.  By Rachel Popa -
  9. 3 orthopedics-focused ASCs that opened or expanded in September

    Here are three orthopedics-focused ASCs that were opened or expanded in September:  By Rachel Popa -

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