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  1. Salary differences between practice owners, employed physicians

    Doximity released its 2019 physician compensation report comparing average salary differences between specialties, as well as how salary compares for employed physicians and those who own their own practice.  By Rachel Popa -
  2. ASC supply chain tip of the day: Motivate staff to control costs

    ASCs should involve all stakeholders in order to control costs, according to Westchester, Ill.-based Regent Surgical Health.  By Rachel Popa -
  3. Infection report shows improved rates for ASCs in New Hampshire

    The New Hampshire Department of Health and Human Services’ Division of Public Health Services released a report detailing the number of healthcare associated infections at ASCs and hospitals recorded in the state in 2018.  By Rachel Popa -

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  1. Physician-managed healthcare system opens spine ASC in New Jersey

    Altair Health, a health system managed by physicians, has opened a new spine surgery center in Florham Park, N.J. according to  By Rachel Popa -
  2. Surgical Notes covers 15 revenue cycle KPIs in new e-book

    Surgical Notes published an e-book providing information about 15 key performance indicators ASCs can monitor to improve revenue cycle performance.  By Angie Stewart -
  3. Surgical center, medical office listed for $7.3M — 3 details

    Tenaya Medical Center in Las Vegas is now on the market, according to NAI Vegas.  By Angie Stewart -
  4. Congresswoman tours Pennsylvania outpatient care facility

    U.S. Rep. Mary Gay Scanlon, D-Pa., paid a visit to The Crozer Medical Plaza at Brinton Lake, an outpatient care facility in Glen Mills, Pa.  By Angie Stewart -

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  1. 3 healthcare leaders on why health system leaders are turning to ASCs

    As healthcare costs continue to rise, health systems are turning to ASCs to keep surgical costs down. Whether by partnership or new development, ASCs should be top-of-mind for every hospital leader right now.  By Eric Oliver -
  2. 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 -
  3. 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 -
  4. 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 -
  5. 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 -
  6. 4 GI physicians making headlines

    Four gastroenterologists who made the news recently:  By Rachel Popa -
  7. 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 -
  8. 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 -
  9. 3 ASCs seeking coding, billing talent

    Here are three surgery centers recruiting coders and billers:  By Angie Stewart -

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