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  1. Changes in store for ASC markets: Implant costs, payer rates & more

    Several changes coming to the ASC market are tracked in this year's ASC Valuation Survey by HealthCare Appraisers.  By Rachel Popa -
  2. 15 physician salary statistics to know

    Reports from the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics and Medical Economics shed light on physician salary, as well as which states offer the highest.  By Rachel Popa -
  3. Private equity deal, GI practice merger & more: 5 must-read articles for GI leaders

    Here are five of the top-read stories on Becker's ASC Review this week:  By Rachel Popa -

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  1. ASC administrators, remember this number: 97%

    ASCs should benchmark net collection rate to determine whether they're fighting hard enough to get what they're owed, according to Regent RCM.  By Angie Stewart -
  2. ASC publication names Drs. Cathy McCabe, Mark Kontos chief medical editors

    Cathy McCabe, MD, and Mark Kontos, MD, were named chief medical editors for The Ophthalmic ASC, the Outpatient Ophthalmic Surgery Society announced.  By Angie Stewart -
  3. Pennsylvania's $12.5M tax on ASCs could cause dozens to close, lawmaker says — 5 key points

    A proposed tax on Pennsylvania ASCs would hurt patients and the practices themselves, according to Pennsylvania state Rep. Greg Rothman, R-Cumberland, who wrote an op-ed to Central Penn Business Journal.  By Angie Stewart -
  4. Surgical Care Affiliates ASC launches total joint program

    Texas Health Surgery Center Rockwall (Texas) is now offering outpatient total joint procedures.  By Angie Stewart -

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  1. Allied Anesthesiology secured 5 surgery center partners in 2018 — Here's its strategy for 2019

    Allied Anesthesia expanded its clinical team, completed about 111,000 cases and formed five new surgery center partnerships in 2018.  By Angie Stewart -
  2. Florida governor signs healthcare bill at CenterOne Surgery Center

    Gov. Ron DeSantis signed a health insurance bill into law at Jacksonville, Fla.-based CenterOne Surgery Center, local news affiliate Fox 35 reports.  By Eric Oliver -
  3. Montana health system to break ground on medical office building — 3 insights

    Missoula-based Providence Montana plans to break ground on a new medical office building Oct. 23, local news affiliate NBC Montana reports.  By Eric Oliver -
  4. South Carolina hospital expanding, building surgery center — 3 insights

    Lexington (S.C.) Medical Center is planning a 225,000-square-foot facility in Columbia, S.C., The State reports.  By Eric Oliver -

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  1. Envision appoints 1st physician to hold president of physician services title — 3 insights

    Nashville, Tenn.-based Envision Healthcare appointed Douglas Smith, MD, president of Envision Physician Services, the first time a physician has held the title.  By Eric Oliver -
  2. 3 ways ASCs can improve supply chain operations

    Jacob Hookom, of medical supply chain company McKesson, shared insights on how ASCs can improve their supply chain operations.  By Rachel Popa -
  3. West Coast states dominate as top workplaces for nurses

    West Coast states are among the most desirable workplaces for registered nurses, according to reports from the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics and personal finance website WalletHub.  By Rachel Popa -
  4. Providers choosing employment over group partnerships — 4 Qs + insights from a clinician CEO

    Eric W. Callan, CRNA, is CEO of LifeLinc, a company that provides anesthesia management services for practices in 16 states. Mr. Callan told Becker's ASC Review about evolutions and opportunities in the anesthesia space.  By Angie Stewart -
  5. Novant Health makes $1.8B impact with network of outpatient facilities, medical centers

    Novant Health had a local economic impact of $1.8 billion in 2018, according to the Winston-Salem Journal.  By Angie Stewart -
  6. 3 quality improvement insights from ASC experts

    Three experts shared their tips on quality improvement for ASCs with Becker's ASC Review:  By Rachel Popa -
  7. Tennessee center eyes need-based specialty growth for $115K — 5 key notes

    Center for Day Surgery wants permission to add surgical specialties on an as-needed basis, according to a document filed by the Tennessee Health Services and Development Agency.  By Angie Stewart -
  8. HCA Healthcare seeks administrator for yet-to-open Texas ASC — 4 details

    HCA Healthcare is hiring a surgery center administrator to help build Brownsville (Texas) Surgery Center from the ground up.  By Angie Stewart -
  9. 4 predictions about outpatient spine in 2019

    Growth in the outpatient spine space isn't slowing any time soon, industry leaders say.  By Angie Stewart -

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