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  1. 5 tips to improve ASC supply chain

    Here are five supply chain tips experts shared with Becker's ASC Review that were featured this month:  By Rachel Popa -
  2. Texas eye practice, surgery center to anchor $77M tower in the works — 5 key points

    Houston-based Mann Eye Institute will anchor a $77 million medical office tower slated to open in early 2022, Houston Business Journal reports.  By Angie Stewart -
  3. The challenge of physician, practice independence in 2020 — 5 key insights

    "It's an incredible challenge to remain independent."  By Angie Stewart -

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  1. Survey: Expect more roll-up deals in orthopedics, ASC affiliations in 2020

    Healthcare and life sciences deal activity was up 40 percent year over year in November 2019, according to the 2020 KPMG Healthcare and Life Sciences Investment Outlook survey.  By Angie Stewart -
  2. 3 things to know about GI lifestyle & happiness from 'Medscape'

    Medscape released its 2020 physician lifestyle and happiness report, diving into trends in specialty choice, satisfaction and more.  By Rachel Popa -
  3. Orthopedic surgeon pay — key trends to know heading into 2020

    Heading into 2020, here is a rundown of the orthopedic surgeon employment and salary trends that were seen in 2019:  By Rachel Popa -
  4. 3 new joint venture ASCs — December 2019

    Here are three joint-venture ASCs opened or announced in December:  By Eric Oliver -
  1. Washington hospital eyes more outpatient surgeries to balance budget

    WhidbeyHealth in Coupeville, Wash. is recruiting surgeons to increase its volume of outpatient surgeries as it attempts to cut losses and increase revenue, according to local newspaper the South Whidbey Record.  By Rachel Popa -
  2. What's in store for USPI in 2020: Key insights from Tenet CEO Ron Rittenmeyer

    United Surgical Partners International has been an area of strong performance and growth for Tenet over the years, and in 2020 the company aims to continue building on its reputation to add more centers to its platform.  By Laura Dyrda -
  3. Optum revenue up 11.5% in 2019, hits $113B: 5 things to know

    Optum reported double-digit annual revenue growth in 2019 and was a driving factor in the success of UnitedHealthcare last year.  By Laura Dyrda -
  4. Alabama surgeon opens 40,000-square-foot medical plaza with ASC

    A $21 million medical plaza with an ASC has opened in Vestavia Hills, Ala.  By Rachel Popa -
  1. Parkview Health to open ASC in Fort Wayne next year

    Parkview Health System in Fort Wayne, Ind., will expand services with a new health campus and ASC on the city's southwest side, according to Inside Indiana Business.  By Rachel Popa -
  2. ASC dispute with Vermont regulators keeps 320 kids waiting for care

    A dispute with state regulators is keeping Colchester, Vt.-based Green Mountain Surgery Center from helping to reduce a backlog of 320 young patients who need urgent care, the Burlington Free Press reports.  By Angie Stewart -
  3. Exact Sciences, Bausch Health & more: 5 GI industry key notes

    Here are five updates from gastroenterology companies and practices from the past week:  By Eric Oliver -
  4. Medical office building housing Spine Team Texas, ASC sold — 3 insights

    A medical office building in Allen, Texas, housing Spine Team Texas and an ASC was sold to an institutional buyer for an undisclosed price.  By Eric Oliver -
  5. Baptist Health renovating surgery center — 3 insights

    Louisville, Ky.-based Baptist Health is moving its information technology teams from its surgery center into a new central space, Louisville Business First reports.  By Eric Oliver -
  6. ASC supply chain tip of the day: Examine your ASC's brand loyalty

    Physician brand loyalty is one of the biggest challenges for ASCs that want to optimize supply chain operations, according to Westchester, Ill.-based Regent Surgical Health.  By Rachel Popa -
  7. 50 years of ASCs: 5 things to know

    This year, the ASC industry celebrates its 50th anniversary. According to the Ambulatory Surgery Center Association, the first ASC was established in 1970 by Wallace Reed, MD, and John Ford, MD, in Phoenix.  By Rachel Popa -
  8. Texas' new surprise billing legislation — 4 insights for ASCs

    Texas recently passed legislation that generally prohibits the practice of balance billing in cases where patients can't choose their medical provider, according to law firm Gray Reed.  By Angie Stewart -
  9. As physicians retire from small practices, new ones join big hospital groups — 5 takeaways

    Physicians who retire from small practices increasingly aren't replaced, as physicians new to medicine opt for hospital employment instead, according to research published Jan. 14 in the Annals of Internal Medicine.  By Angie Stewart -

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