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  1. Olympus enters co-development agreement to offer AI for colonoscopy: 4 insights

    Olympus entered a co-development agreement with ai4gi to offer the Artificial Intelligence solution for real-time clinical decision support during screening and surveillance colonoscopy.  By Shayna Korol -
  2. Envision board ponders ways to boost value — Company sale on the table

    Nashville, Tenn.-based Envision Healthcare reported net revenues of $2.08 billion for the first quarter of 2018, driven largely by its physician services segment.  By Eric Oliver -
  3. ASC leader to know: Carol Ciluffo of Pinnacle III

    As vice president of revenue cycle management for Pinnacle III, Carol Ciluffo supervises a team of 20 employees across three departments.  By Angie Stewart -

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  1. Surgical Care Affiliates partners with Massachusetts Avenue Surgery Center — 3 quick facts

    Bethesda, Md.-based Massachusetts Avenue Surgery Center became a part of Surgical Care Affiliates' network of surgical care providers.  By Angie Stewart -
  2. University of Maryland Medical System plans $50M investment in medical center with ASC — 4 fast facts

    Baltimore-based University of Maryland Medical System filed a plan to invest $50 million in a new medical center next to the Laurel (Md.) Regional Hospital, The Baltimore Sun reports.  By Angie Stewart -
  3. California ASC charges $15k per procedure: averages for 25 centers

    The average charge per procedure for the 25 ASCs with the highest Medicare charges in 2016 ranged from $174 to $15,007, according to Definitive Healthcare.  By Angie Stewart -
  4. 30 Sutter Health ASC employees allege company blocked breaks, seek lost wages

    Current and former employees of Sutter Health's midtown Sacramento surgery center will accuse the organization of preventing them from taking breaks in hearings beginning May 7, The Sacramento Bee reports.  By Angie Stewart -

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  1. 7 things for ASC leaders to know for Monday — March 7, 2018

    Here are seven updates for ASC leaders to know for March 7, 2018.  By Angie Stewart -
  2. 6 recent ASC acquisitions & partnerships — April 2018

    Here are six recent ASC acquisitions and partnerships announced in April 2018. By Eric Oliver -
  3. Boulder Community Health sends Anthem termination notice: How it affects 2 ASCs

    Boulder (Colo.) Community Health sent a termination notification to Anthem Blue Cross Blue Shield after unsuccessful negotiations on terms for a multi-year contract renewal.  By Angie Stewart -
  4. ASC mergers & acquisitions: 6 trends in 2017 and 4 expectations for 2018

    The healthcare market characterized by mega-mergers and disruptive transactions in 2017 will be shaped an uncertain regulatory environment in 2018, according to VMG's Healthcare M&A Report.  By Angie Stewart -
  1. Data breach at Capital Digestive Care: 4 insights

    A third-party vendor error exposed patient data at Silver Spring, Md.-based Capital Digestive Care, DataBreaches.net reports.  By Shayna Korol -
  2. '5 minutes now': Dr. Rafael Lugo on patient education and surgical site infection in ASCs

    Rafael Lugo, MD, is a board-certified general surgeon and CEO at Lugo Surgical Group in Shenandoah, Texas. In a recent interview with Becker's ASC Review, Dr. Lugo spoke about the role of patient education in preventing surgical site infections.  By Shayna Korol -
  3. Top 25 ASCs ranked by number of Medicare procedures performed

    The 25 ASCs with the most Medicare procedures in 2016 performed a combined total of over 525,000 surgeries, generating more than $110 million in Medicare charges, according to Definitive Healthcare.  By Angie Stewart -
  4. Outpatient THA: Your choice of implants can improve functional outcomes and reduce the risk of dislocation

    With total hip arthroplasty, one of the main objectives is to provide a stable hip by restoring joint biomechanics. Failure to achieve this goal results in dislocation and may happen regardless of surgical approach.1 Dislocation after THA is the most common cause for revision hip surgery in the United States.2 Proper component position and soft tissue tension must be achieved during THA to reduce the risk of dislocation.3  By Laura Dyrda -
  5. At least 50% of physicians are burned out in 4 states: breakdown across the U.S.

    At least half of physicians in Idaho, Delaware, Kentucky and New Hampshire experience burnout, according to Medscape's Best & Worst Places to Practice 2018 report.  By Angie Stewart -
  6. 20 GI companies to know | 2018

    The gastrointestinal space offers companies from every spectrum of the industry an opportunity to define their space and develop and sell a superior product.  By Eric Oliver and Angela Stewart -
  7. Connecticut-based North East Alliance Surgery center to open in the fall, include total joints & spine: 5 key points

    North East Alliance Surgery Center in Hamden, Conn., plans to open in the fall in partnership with Surgical Care Affiliates.  By Laura Dyrda -
  8. Dr. Tom Price thinks individual mandate repeal will drive up marketplace plan costs

    Former HHS Secretary Tom Price, MD, spoke at the World Health Care Congress and touched on many key themes in healthcare, including the upcoming tax law changes that will repeal the individual mandate penalty, according to MedPage Today.  By Laura Dyrda -
  9. 8 major private equity trends taking shape in the ASC market in 2018

    Physician-owners can expect a high volume of ophthalmology acquisitions and early adoption in orthopedics and spine care by private equity firms this year, according to investment bank PhysiciansFirst.  By Angie Stewart -

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