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  1. 3 ways to prevent infection in ambulatory care settings

    The Joint Commission outlined steps from its Speak Up to Prevent Infection Campaign to improve infection prevention in the ambulatory setting.  By Rachel Popa -
  2. Ohio ASC performs 110 total joints in 2018 — 3 things to know

    Les Schwendeman, MD, medical director of the Youngstown, Ohio-based The Orthopaedic Surgery Center, said the practice's growth over the past two years led to plans to construct a new center in Boardman, Ohio, according to The Business Journal.  By Rachel Popa -
  3. How ASC design can be influenced by communication style — 3 details

    Libby Laguata, president of the American Academy of Healthcare Interior Designers, told Healthcare Design magazine the most "dignified" and "efficient" process she experienced after surgery was in an outpatient surgery center.  By Rachel Popa -
  1. 5 must-read articles for GI physicians this week: March 28 - April 3

    Here are the five most popular gastroenterology stories on Becker's ASC Review for the week of March 28 through April 3:  By Rachel Popa -
  2. BioSpine to open Orlando-based ASC: 4 notes

    Tampa-based BioSpine Institute plans to open a new surgery center in Orlando.  By Laura Dyrda -
  3. 5 best practices for payer contracting

    ASCs should follow best practices to avoid getting tripped up by complicated payer contracts, according to Healthcents, a managed care contracting services company.  By Angie Stewart -
  4. Therapix closing pain clinic less than 1 year after acquiring it — 3 details

    Brentwood, Tenn.-based Therapix Healthcare Resources is shutting down one of the eight pain clinics it acquired from Middle, Tenn.-based Comprehensive Pain Specialists, an organization that closed in July 2018 with little notice, according to the Tennessean, part of the USA Today network.  By Angie Stewart -

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  1. Mercy Health's $64.4M campus with surgery center nears completion — 4 insights

    The final phase of construction on Mercy Health-Perrysburg (Ohio) Hospital is nearing completion, according to  By Angie Stewart -
  2. Telehealth growth surpasses 6% ASC utilization increase by a long shot — 7 takeaways

    Nationwide utilization of ASCs increased 6 percent from 2016 to 2017, paling in comparison to the 53 percent jump in telehealth utilization, according to a 2019 FAIR Health report on healthcare trends and pricing.  By Angie Stewart -
  3. 11 hospitals acquiring & aligning with medical practices in 2019

    Hospitals acquired 8,000 medical practices between July 2016 and January 2018, according to data from Avalere Health and the Physicians Advocacy Institute, and 2019 is shaping up to be another active year for transactions.  By Angie Stewart -
  4. Increasing Medicare payments, number of ASC openings, closings & more: 54 takeaways from MedPAC report

    MedPAC's 2019 commission report to Congress provided insight on a number of ASC metrics, including Medicare payment growth, facility statistics, the number of fee-for-service beneficiaries and service volume, among other metrics.  By Rachel Popa -
  1. AAAHC-accredited center to know: The Surgery Center at Benbrook

    Butler, Pa.-based The Surgery Center at Benbrook is accredited by the Accreditation Association for Ambulatory Health Care.  By Rachel Popa -
  2. Hughston Clinic Orthopaedics offers robotic outpatient joint replacement — 3 details

    Jon Cornelius, MD, of Lebanon, Tenn.-based Hughston Clinic Orthopaedics, spoke about outpatient joint replacement using robotics with the Lebanon (Tenn.) Democrat.  By Rachel Popa -
  3. 3 things to know about nurse burnout

    The impact of burned out nurses spreads to an overall hospital or health system, according to a report from PRC.  By Rachel Popa -
  4. Albany Medical Niskayuna taps Dr. Eric Moses to serve as ASC medical director — 4 insights

    Anesthesiologist Eric Moses, MD, will serve as the medical director of Albany (N.Y.) Medical Center's Albany Medical Niskayuna (N.Y.) ASC.  By Eric Oliver -
  5. Town supervisors support Saratoga Hospital's proposed projects — 4 insights

    Moreau, N.Y., and Queensbury, N.Y. town supervisors took steps to publicly support Saratoga Springs, N.Y.-based Saratoga Hospital, The Post Star reports.  By Eric Oliver -
  6. Global Medical REIT buys 3 Arizona medical office buildings — 3 insights

    Global Medical REIT purchased three medical office buildings in Chandler, Ariz., and Gilbert, Ariz., for $16.1 million from a local gastroenterology practice, Rebusiness Online reports.  By Eric Oliver -
  7. The 10 challenges, opportunities healthcare executives expect to face in 2019

    Healthcare Executive Group outlined the top challenges, opportunities and issues healthcare executives will face this year.  By Rachel Popa -
  8. AAAASF awards Islands Gastroenterology accreditation: 3 details

    St. Croix-based Islands Gastroenterology earned accreditation from the American Association for Accreditation of Ambulatory Surgery Facilities, according to The Virgin Islands Consortium.  By Rachel Popa -
  9. 8 research insights into outpatient joint surgery to know in 2019

    Here are eight studies on outpatient joint replacement covered by Becker's ASC Review so far in 2019:  By Rachel Popa -

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