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  1. New Jersey health department turnovers delay surgery center approvals — 5 insights

    A staff shortage at the New Jersey Department of Health has left surgery centers footing the bill as a legislative backlog costs them time and resources, ROI reports.  By Eric Oliver -
  2. 4 insights into new ASGE president Dr. John Vargo II

    The American Society for Gastrointestinal Endoscopy appointed John Vargo, II, MD, its new president at Digestive Disease Week 2019, May 18-21 in San Diego.  By Eric Oliver -
  3. New York health board to approve 5 ASCs

    The New York Public Health and Health Planning Council could approve up to five ASC proposals at its June 6 meeting, according to a recently released agenda.  By Eric Oliver -

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  1. Premier Bone and Joint building $10M Wyoming surgery center — 3 insights

    Laramie, Wyo.-based Premier Bone and Joint is building a 21,000-square-foot, $10 million surgery center and physical therapy building in Laramie, Mile High CRE reports.  By Eric Oliver -
  2. Indiana medical office building owner files for bankruptcy — 3 insights

    Carmel Investment Group filed for bankruptcy after failing to find a buyer for Carmel (Ind.) Medical Office Building, the Indianapolis Business Journal reports.  By Eric Oliver -
  3. Physician-owned hospitals on the forefront of discussions on Capitol Hill

    Legislators are again turning their attention to physician-owned hospitals, advocating to remove the moratorium on new POHs put in place by the ACA, according to the Ripon Advance.   By Laura Dyrda -
  4. American Pain Society considers bankruptcy — 4 details

    The American Pain Society could cease operations, in part due to costly legal battles, according to an email obtained by MedPage Today.  By Angie Stewart -

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  1. After ASC opening, acquisition, Arkansas specialty group expands again — 4 quick notes

    Little Rock-based Arkansas Urology broke ground on a new location to accommodate its larger physician team and meet local demand.  By Angie Stewart -
  2. How adopting new software can benefit ASCs

    ASC-focused software can help centers run more efficiently, according to Surgical Information Systems.  By Rachel Popa -
  3. 5 strategies to improve ASC billing and collections

    Inefficient medical billing processes could cost ASCs thousands of dollars in lost revenue, according to Medisys Data Solutions, a billing services provider.  By Angie Stewart -
  4. 3 tips for successful patient communications in ASCs

    Effective communication between patients and staff helps an ASC run more effectively, according to the Outpatient Ophthalmic Surgery Society.  By Rachel Popa -

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  1. 3 tips on effectively managing an ASC supply chain budget

    Sticking to an ASC supply chain budget can be tough, according to Kerri Ubaldi, RN, vice president of operations for Merritt Healthcare, who shared tips with the Association of periOperative Registered Nurses.  By Rachel Popa -
  2. The key details to know about ASC revenue

    Most company-managed ASCs generated $5 million to $10 million in revenue, according to the 2019 ASC Valuation Survey by HealthCare Appraisers.  By Rachel Popa -
  3. 10 things to know about the most common ASC procedures, specialties

    Gastroenterology is the most common ASC specialty, and cataract surgeries are among the procedures with the highest volume, according to data from MedPAC and Definitive Healthcare.  By Rachel Popa -
  4. 7 statistics on orthopedist wealth, employment salary & revenue generated for hospitals

    Orthopedic surgeons generate more net revenue for hospitals than gastroenterologists, noninvasive cardiologists, internal medicine physicians and oncologists, on average, according to Merritt Hawkins' 2019 Physician Inpatient/Outpatient Revenue Survey.  By Rachel Popa -
  5. 5 things to know about ASC accreditation surveys

    Accreditation can help ASCs gain an edge over competitors and aid in negotiations with payers. But undergoing an accreditation survey can be a daunting process.  By Rachel Popa -
  6. GI salary, debt & burnout: 5 must-reads for GI leaders

    Here are the five most popular gastroenterology articles posted on Becker's ASC Review this week:  By Rachel Popa -
  7. SurgCenter building orthopedic ASC, its 5th Michigan facility — 3 details

    Alliance Surgery Center will be SurgCenter Development's fifth location in Michigan when construction wraps up in November, according to UpNorthLive.  By Angie Stewart -
  8. Physician-founded eye group opens ASC in Massachusetts

    Ophthalmic Consultants of Boston opened its 10th location, an ASC in Falmouth, Mass., according to Mid Daily News.  By Angie Stewart -
  9. Following up on accounts receivable — 5 best practices for ASCs

    Surgery center billers and collectors should follow up on at least 95 percent of cases with an open balance every month, according to a Regent RCM white paper.  By Angie Stewart -

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