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  1. Physician-owned micro-hospital to open in Oklahoma — 3 details

      Tulsa (Okla.) ER and Hospital, a physician-owned micro-hospital, is opening its doors to patients July 29, according to local news station ABC 8 Tulsa.  By Rachel Popa -
  2. Swap Pennsylvania hospital for freestanding facility, a former CFO testifies — 5 takeaways

    A healthcare expert testified that Ellwood City (Pa.) Medical Center's property should be used for a freestanding medical facility if the current owner, Americore Health, loses control of the land, according to the Ellwood City Ledger.  By Angie Stewart -
  3. Trinity Health sues anesthesia provider embroiled in rate disputes with big payers — 4 details

    Trinity Health is suing Anesthesia Associates of Ann Arbor (Mich.) — its exclusive anesthesia provider — in Michigan federal court.  By Angie Stewart -

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  1. ASC supply chain tip of the day: Use automation

    Supply chain solutions company Inventory Optimization Solutions shared tips ASCs can follow to improve supply chain management on the company's blog.  By Rachel Popa -
  2. Former Laser Spine Institute surgeon joins staff of 2 Arizona ASCs

    Bruce D. Moffatt, MD, joined the staff of two Phoenix Spine & Joint ASCs in Scottsdale and Goodyear, Ariz.  By Rachel Popa -
  3. Insights on AI in gastroenterology & 4 other must-read articles

    Here are five of the most read gastroenterology articles on Becker's ASC Review this week:  By Rachel Popa -
  4. 3 key steps ASCs should take when establishing an outpatient total joint program

    The Association of periOperative Registered Nurses outlined key steps to establishing an outpatient total joint program. Here are three of them:  By Rachel Popa -

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  1. How ASCs can accommodate a changing patient base — 6 strategies

    Requirements designed to increase cultural sensitivity have been adopted by CMS, the Accreditation Association for Ambulatory Health Care and The Joint Commission as the U.S. population becomes more diversified, according to Debra Stinchcomb, BSN, RN, of BSM Consulting.  By Angie Stewart -
  2. Florida ASC society celebrates new 24-hour-stay law

    The Florida Society of Ambulatory Surgical Centers is celebrating a recent lobbying victory.  By Angie Stewart -
  3. Patients who had surgery in ASC would recommend facilities, survey says

    Patients who have surgeries in ASCs would recommend the facilities to family and friends, according to a survey conducted for the New Jersey Association of Ambulatory Surgery Centers.  By Eric Oliver -
  4. Missouri county approves tax incentive for hospital building surgery center — 3 insights

    County officials approved a tax district for Houston, Mo.-based Texas County Memorial Hospital, the Houston Herald reports.  By Eric Oliver -

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  1. 16 statistics on outpatient cardiology

    LexisNexis Risk Solutions analyzed 5 million ICD-10 and CPT codes for cardiovascular procedures in 2018.  By Eric Oliver -
  2. California ASC property sells for $13.5M — 5 details

    Forest Surgery Center's medical office facility in San Jose, Calif., changed hands for $13.5 million, according to commercial real estate news outlet RENTV.  By Angie Stewart -
  3. Illinois Gastroenterology Group joins PE-backed GI Alliance

    Evanston-based Illinois Gastroenterology Group closed a private equity deal joining the GI Alliance, which created the largest independent gastroenterology services organization in the nation.  By Eric Oliver -
  4. MUVE Health, digital platform company partner for total joint replacement program

    Total joint and spine center developer MUVE Health partnered with digital health joint venture Quil to reduce cost and improve outcomes for total joint replacement surgery.  By Rachel Popa -
  5. Revenue cycle management for joint-venture ASCs — 5 common mistakes

    Health systems and physician groups teaming up to develop joint-venture ASCs must have a steady revenue stream to succeed, according to Serbin Medical Billing.  By Angie Stewart -
  6. 3 factors driving hospital-physician ASC partnerships

    More health systems and physician groups are teaming up to develop joint-venture ASCs, which continue growing in popularity among patients and other stakeholders, according to Serbin Medical Billing.  By Angie Stewart -
  7. The future of cardiology in ASCs & 4 other must-read articles

    Here are five of the most popular articles on Becker's ASC Review this week:  By Rachel Popa -
  8. Surgery Partners to relocate multispecialty ASC — 3 details

    Brentwood, Tenn.-based Surgery Partners is getting ready to open a new ASC, according to Brian Blankenship, vice president of facility development.  By Angie Stewart -
  9. New York imposes stricter policies for freestanding ASC developments — 5 things to know

    ASCs in New York are subject to a new certificate of need policy, according to law firm Garfunkel Wild.  By Angie Stewart -

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