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  1. 3 tips for developing an ASC project budget

    Minor oversights can completely derail the budget for a surgery center project, which upsets management and places financial strain on owners, according to Lakewood, Colo.-based Pinnacle III Regional Director of Operations Jebby Matthew.  By Angie Stewart -
  2. How Mankato Surgery Center tackled supply chain, inventory problems — 5 takeaways

    Mankato (Minn.) Surgery Center launched an effort to eliminate annual physical inventory counting variables, product nomenclature inconsistencies and consignment inventory identification inaccuracies.  By Angie Stewart -
  3. Polaris Spine & Neurosurgery Center completes 15th robotic surgery case — 3 highlights

    Atlanta-based Polaris Spine & Neurosurgery Center completed its 15th robotically navigated spine surgery.  By Angie Stewart -

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  1. Health system operating margins drop 39%: Low demand for inpatient admissions, hospital-based surgeries

    As hospitals lost key revenue-generating services to outpatient facilities, two-thirds of health systems saw their operating income drop between fiscal years 2015 and 2017, according to a Navigant report.  By Angie Stewart -
  2. Physician specialist compensation up 2%, pay boost could emphasize quality — 5 takeaways

    Specialists saw a 2 percent median pay increase this year compared to 2017 while median primary care physician compensation remained flat, according to an ECG Management Consultants survey.  By Angie Stewart -
  3. Wayne Surgical Center in New Jersey treats 130,000th patient since 1999

    Wayne (N.J.) Surgical Center treated its 130,000th patient Nov. 26, an important milestone for the three-operating room, multispecialty surgical center.  By Laura Dyrda -
  4. 13 ASCs opened or announced in November 2018

    Here are the 13 ASCs that were opened or announced in November:  By Rachel Popa -

How to maximize 2019 reimbursement

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  1. 16 statistics on gastroenterology procedures, practices & GI salary

    Here are 24 benchmarks to know on gastroenterology procedures in ASCs, gastroenterologist salary and more from a collection of sources in the industry.  By Rachel Popa -
  2. 5 things to know about Gregory P. DeConciliis, administrator of Boston Out-Patient Surgical Suites

    Gregory P. DeConciliis, PA-C, CASC, is the administrator of Waltham, Mass.-based Boston Out-Patient Surgical Suites , a multispecialty center that opened in July 2004.  By Rachel Popa -
  3. USPI makes pair of leadership appointments & more — 5 ASC company key notes

    Here are five updates on ASC companies and industry-relevant companies to note:  By Eric Oliver -
  4. ASC supply chain tip of the day: Identify product alternatives

    Planning for supply chain shortages allows ASCs to provide their organization with information, alternatives and product updates on a timely basis, according to Cheryl Poplaski, Vizient's senior director of supply chain operations.  By Rachel Popa -
  1. 2 ASCs among largest data breaches in October: 3 key details to know

    HIPAA Journal's October 2018 data breach report showed a month-over-month increase in healthcare data breaches, with more than one healthcare data breach occurring every day in October.  By Rachel Popa -
  2. 53 benchmarks to know on ASC finances

    Here are 53 benchmarks to know on ASC finances from VMG Health.  By Rachel Popa -
  3. Patient desire for convenience continues to drive ASC growth: 3 key details to know

    The number of ASCs in the U.S. has grown 82 percent since 2000 as the popularity of outpatient surgery has grown, according to REJournals and a JLL report.  By Rachel Popa -
  4. GIs weigh in on ethical issues: 3 report takeaways

    Medscape released the Ethics Report 2018: Money, Romance and Patients survey, which asked physicians their thoughts on key ethics issues, including whether it's acceptable for physicians to date their patients, random drug testing and more.  By Rachel Popa -
  5. Spinal-cord stimulators rank 3rd in injury reports to FDA over past decade

    Spinal-cord stimulators accounted for the third-highest number of medical device injury reports to the Food and Drug Administration since 2008, an Associated Press investigation found.  By Angie Stewart -
  6. MTBC's Q3 revenue surpasses previous quarters combined — 7 takeaways

    Medical Transcription Billing Corp. reported historic revenue growth in the third quarter of 2018, putting it on track for a record year.   By Angie Stewart -
  7. Braselton Surgical Specialist Center plans $25M ASC — 3 highlights

    Braselton (Ga.) Surgical Specialist Center filed a letter of intent to establish an ASC in Braselton.  By Angie Stewart -
  8. Millard Fillmore Surgery Center & 2 more ASCs plan ownership changes

    Buffalo, N.Y.-based Kaleida Health plans to buy out 15 surgeons to take full ownership of Williamsville, N.Y.-based Millard Fillmore Surgery Center in one of three pending ASC ownership changes, Buffalo Business First reports.  By Angie Stewart -
  9. Tri-State Surgery Center administrator receives new credential: 3 notes

    Dubuque, Iowa-based Tri-State Surgery Center Administrator Susan Gourley earned her Certified Administrator Surgery Center credential, the Telegraph-Herald reports.  By Angie Stewart -

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