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  1. 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 -
  2. 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 -
  3. 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 -

Riding the wave of the future

National Cardiovascular Partners (NCP) is the pioneer of the Hybrid Cardiovascular Center model (ASC & Catheterization Lab). Learn how they have successfully partnered with top physicians who are interested in having more professional control and the freedom to provide high-quality patient care.  
  1. 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 -
  2. 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 -
  3. $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 -
  4. 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 -

How to drive growth, efficiency, and savings with an enterprise laboratory

Learn next steps from Mount Sinai Health System, Children's National Medical Center, and TriCore Reference Laboratories.
  1. Baptist Health readies to open $11.7M Florida surgery center — 5 insights

    Jacksonville, Fla.-based Baptist Health will soon open a surgery center on Fleming Island, Fla., Clay Today reports.  By Eric Oliver -
  2. Why a Pennsylvania-based spine group sold its practice, ASC and what to expect in the future

    Lancaster (Pa.) NeuroScience & Spine Associates was established in 1972 and grew to include five neurosurgeons and two physiatrists, as well as five advanced practitioners. The group recently made a few changes, selling two office buildings to real estate investment company Montecito Medical for $13.5 million and signing a contract with Lancaster General Health, a Penn Medicine affiliate, to acquire their practice and ASC.  By Laura Dyrda -
  3. How ASCs can prevent miscommunication from wreaking havoc on finances & more: 3 Qs with Casetabs' Mark Mele

    Communication breakdowns in supply chain processes can impact patient safety as well as the bottom line, according to Mark Mele, Casetabs' national vice president of sales and marketing.  By Angie Stewart -
  4. 'Putting the data to work:' 3 insights on the importance of data collection for outpatient total joint replacement

    Daniel Hoeffel, MD, an arthritis and joint reconstruction specialist practicing in the Minneapolis-St. Paul area, shared his insights on the importance of data collection in outpatient arthroplasty in the latest edition of the ASCA's ASC Physician Focus newsletter.  By Rachel Popa -
  1. Average physician compensation stagnates — Which specialties saw an increase? 14 statistics

    A new report from PracticeMatch found physician pay has stagnated compared to last year's report.  By Rachel Popa -
  2. Blue Cross & Blue Shield makes The Joint Commission total hip, knee certification mandatory for distinction

    The Joint Commission's advanced total hip and total knee replacement certification is now a mandatory element for ASCs earning the Blue Cross & Blue Shield Association's Blue Distinction Center of Excellence distinction.  By Rachel Popa -
  3. Lancaster NeuroScience & Spine Associates sells surgery center, offices for $13.5M

    Lancaster (Pa.) NeuroScience & Spine Associates sold two Lancaster-based buildings housing offices and an outpatient surgery center for $13.5 million, PennLive reported.  By Rachel Popa -
  4. The New Jersey Association of Ambulatory Surgery Centers sponsors nurse's surgical mission trip

    The New Jersey Association of Ambulatory Surgery Centers is sponsoring a weeklong surgical mission to Honduras in October, NJBiz  reported.  By Rachel Popa -
  5. 5 ways ASCs can strengthen communication with physician practices

    Maintaining good communication with physician practices is a must for ASCs, according to Lakewood, Colo.-based Pinnacle III.  By Rachel Popa -
  6. Startup targets implant costs to help surgery centers avoid overspending — 6 insights

    The prices of orthopedic implants can cause drastic variation in the cost of routine surgeries, and startup OptioSurgical aims to address that, Denver Business Journal reports.   By Angie Stewart -
  7. Simple Pay to help patients pay for healthcare — And help surgery centers collect

    Simple Admit will now offer Bankers Healthcare Group's patient financing program through Simple Pay, a patient relationship management platform designed for surgery centers, The Virginian-Pilot reports.  By Angie Stewart -
  8. Twin Cities Pain Clinic and Surgery Center holds 5k to outrun pain — 4 insights

    Edina, Minn.-based Twin Cities Pain Clinic and Surgery Center held its first annual Pain Awareness 5k Sept. 22.  By Angie Stewart -
  9. Tenet Healthcare, Hospital for Special Surgery form joint venture to build $23M ASC

    Addison, Texas-based United Surgical Partners International secured a $23.46 million loan to build a surgery center in West Palm Beach, Fla., South Florida Business Journal reports.   By Angie Stewart -

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