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  1. Bipartisan health bill could be ready this week — 5 insights

    Sen. Lamar Alexander, R-Tenn., said a bipartisan fix to the ACA could be ready sometime this week, the Tennessean reports.  By Eric Oliver -
  2. Surgical Notes launches new website for ASCs, surgical hospitals: 4 takeaways

    Revenue cycle solutions provider Surgical Notes unveiled a newly designed website for its ASC and surgical hospital clients, according to Markets Insider.  By Mary Rechtoris -
  3. Operating margins for Pennsylvania ASCs across 9 regions: Statewide margin totals 25.35%

    Throughout Pennsylvania, operating margins for ASCs vary based on region, with the state operating margin being 25.35 percent, according to the Pennsylvania Health Care Cost Containment Council's "Financial Analysis 2016: Ambulatory Surgery Centers" annual report.  By Mary Rechtoris -

Regulatory affairs and the revenue cycle: What to watch for in the ASC industry

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  1. ASC leader to know: Paul Browne of Tenet Healthcare

    Paul Browne is the CIO and SVP of applied informatics for Tenet Healthcare. Tenet appointed Mr. Browne to the CIO position in 2012. In his role, he oversees Tenet's information technology systems and identifies ways to further the management company's business interests through information technology.  By Mary Rechtoris -
  2. 15+ ophthalmology-focused ASCs to know

    Ophthalmology is one of the big three specialties in the ASC arena, along with gastroenterology and orthopedics. Becker's ASC Review compiled a list of ophthalmology centers to know. To add a center to this list, email Eric Oliver at eoliver@beckershealthcare.com.  By Eric Oliver -
  3. 5 ASCs opened or announced in September 2017

    Becker's ASC Review reported the following openings and announcements of five ASCs in September 2017, starting with the most recent.  By Mary Rechtoris -
  4. Creating a competitive edge at your facility: The patient experience

    With nearly 500 global retail locations today, and more than $215 billion in annual revenue from its gadgets, streaming services and other business lines, it’s hard to believe Apple just two decades ago faced an uncertain future. At the time, sales were down, and management was weighing drastic and difficult decisions to right the ship.  By Michael Rock, Vice President, Process Improvement, National Medical Billing Services -

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  1. Massachusetts medical center removing GI endoscopy unit from ASC — 3 insights

    Pittsfield, Mass.-based Berkshire Medical Center is moving its endoscopy unit from Pittsfield-based Crane Center for Ambulatory Surgery into the main hospital, The Berkshire Eagle reports.  By Eric Oliver -
  2. Valeant sells iNova Pharmaceuticals for $930M — 4 insights

    Valeant Pharmaceuticals sold its iNova Pharmaceuticals business to a company jointly owned by Pacific Equity Partners and The Carlyle Group for $930 million.  By Eric Oliver -
  3. Press Ganey awards 2 AmSurg centers 'Guardian of Excellence Awards' — 3 insights

    Press Ganey awarded Phoenix Endoscopy and Shawnee, Kan.-based Westglen Endoscopy Center Guardian of Excellence Awards in patient experience.  By Eric Oliver -
  4. 5 most read GI/endoscopy stories: Sept. 25-29

    Here are the five most popular Becker's ASC Review gastroenterology and endoscopy stories for the week of Sept. 25 to Sept. 29, 2017.  By Eric Oliver -
  1. 20+ ASCs with pediatric services

    Here are 20 ASCs with pediatric services.  By Eric Oliver -
  2. Which ASC company has grown the most in 2017?

    ASC companies are continuing to expand, acquiring centers and partnering with physicians on de novo ASCs. Here is a snapshot of company growth over the past eight months for seven ASC companies.  By Laura Dyrda -
  3. AAAHC rewrites standards for 2018 — focus on clarity

    The Accreditation Association for Ambulatory Health Care has rewritten its standards in anticipation of the September release of the 2018 Accreditation Handbook for Ambulatory Health Care.  By Eric Oliver -
  4. 7 things for ASC leaders to know for Monday — Oct. 2, 2017

    Here are seven things ASC leaders should know for Oct. 2, 2017.  By Eric Oliver -
  5. Envision expanding physician services, selling non-core assets — 5 key notes

    Nasdaq reports Envision Healthcare is in the midst of expanding its core physician service business, while selling off non-core assets.  By Eric Oliver -
  6. 10 GI leaders to know for September

    Becker's ASC Review profiled ten gastroenterologists in the month of September:  By Eric Oliver -
  7. How burnout is impacting gastroenterology — new data says 54% of industry burnt out

    The American Gastrointestinal Association's Institute Education and Training Committee surveyed 600 gastroenterologists to collect their thoughts on burnout.  By Eric Oliver -
  8. CRH Medical gains traction in ASC space through Texas GI anesthesia practice acquisition

    CRH Medical Corp. bought San Antonio, Texas-based Alamo, a GI anesthesia practice, according to Markets Insider.  By Mary Rechtoris -
  9. Physicians split on single- versus multi-payer system: 7 survey insights

    Slightly more physicians prefer a single-payer healthcare system compared to a multiple-payer system, a MDLinx.com survey found.  By Mary Rechtoris -

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