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  1. Physician alignment, competition from independent ASCs & more: 3 outpatient market insights from Trevor Sawallish of Children's Minnesota

    Trevor Sawallish, senior vice president of clinical operations and COO of Minneapolis/St. Paul-based Children's Minnesota, shared his insights on ambulatory services with Becker's ASC Review.  By Rachel Popa -
  2. ASC supply chain tip of the day: Avoid wasting money

    Alpharetta, Ga.-based Surgical Information Systems Chief Nursing Officer Ann Geier, RN, shared three tips for ASCs to improve inventory management practices on the company's blog.  By Rachel Popa -
  3. 3 essential quality-improvement tools for ASCs

    ASC staff can improve quality by implementing initiatives or through easy-to-use tools.  By Rachel Popa -

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  1. The key data points ASCs should be benchmarking: 3 takeaways

    External and internal benchmarking plays a critical role in ASC revenue cycle success, according to Fort Myers, Fla.-based Serbin Medical Billing.  By Rachel Popa -
  2. 3 ways ASCs can improve revenue cycle benchmarking

    Alparetta, Ga.-based Surgical Information Systems Revenue Cycle Services Senior Vice President Jho Outlaw and Revenue Cycle Services Director Jessica Nelson weighed in on common ASC benchmarking challenges.  By Rachel Popa -
  3. Total hip arthroplasty safe to perform in the outpatient setting: 3 study details

    Outpatient total hip arthroplasty is a safe and effective option for appropriate patients, according to research published in the Journal of the American Academy of Orthopedic Surgeons.  By Rachel Popa -
  4. Adding ENT procedures, joint replacements & more: 3 ways for ASCs to maintain profitable reimbursement

    Keeping up with contracts as an ASC adds new specialties is essential to for a center to be successful, according to Westchester, Ill.-based Regent Surgical Health Managed Care Vice President Andrea Woodell.  By Rachel Popa -

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  1. Outpatient spending outpaces other service lines — 8 key findings

    The Health Care Cost Institute released its 2017 Health Care Cost and Utilization Report, based on healthcare claims from 40 million Americans.  By Rachel Popa -
  2. 3 new GI-driven ASCs and facilities — January & February 2019

    Here are three multispecialty and gastroenterology focused ASCs and facilities that were opened or announced in January and February:  By Rachel Popa -
  3. Gastro Health, Spokane Digestive Center & more: 5 GI company key notes

    Here are five updates on gastroenterology and industry-relevant companies to note:  By Rachel Popa -
  4. Looking for ways to improve nurse training & growth volume at your ASC? 2 leaders weigh in

    Sandy Springs, Ga.-based Advanced Surgery Center Perimeter Administrator Joseph D’Agostino and Georgia Spine & Orthopaedics and Surgery Center of Roswell's COO Laurri Wallace shared details on initiatives that have been successful in their centers.  By Eric Oliver -
  1. Healthcare Trust of America acquires Westpoint Center for Health for $18.7M — 3 insights

    Healthcare Trust of America purchased Westport (Conn.) Center for Health for $18.7 million, the newstimes reports.  By Eric Oliver -
  2. How Ohio Surgery Center approaches price transparency — 4 insights

    As price transparency movements gain momentum, Columbus-based Ohio Surgery Center has gotten ahead of the trend by using a price estimator tool on its website.  By Angie Stewart -
  3. BioSpine Institute expands Florida presence — 3 key details

    Tampa, Fla.-based BioSpine Institute expanded its minimally invasive spine surgery practice to Orlando, Fla.  By Angie Stewart -
  4. Doylestown Health building outpatient center with ASC — 3 notes

    An outpatient pavilion featuring an ASC is coming to Doylestown (Pa.) Health's campus.  By Angie Stewart -
  5. Outpatient care center anesthesiologists' pay tops that of CEOs — 10 salary statistics

    Anesthesiologists at outpatient care centers make more than CEOs at public and private companies do, when compared using the Bureau of Labor Statistics' most recent annual mean wage data.  By Angie Stewart -
  6. Gastro Health acquiring Gastroenterology Specialists, continuing Florida expansion efforts — 4 insights

    Miami-based Gastro Health entered into an agreement to acquire Longwood, Fla.-based Giles Gastroenterology Center, doing business as Gastroenterology Specialists.  By Eric Oliver -
  7. New Jersey appellate court rules on PIP procedures

    The New Jersey appellate court ruled in favor of the New Jersey Department of Banking and Insurance as regards PIP procedures payable in an ASC, in a lawsuit brought by several New Jersey ASCs.  By Laura Dyrda -
  8. Consolidation, payer push & more: 3 ASC industry insights from Henry Schein Medical's Scott Jackson

    Scott Jackson, health systems general manager for Melville, N.Y.-based Henry Schein Medical's ASC customer base, shared his insights on ASC market trends, opportunities and more.  By Rachel Popa -
  9. ASC supply chain tip of the day: Correct mistakes

    Alpharetta, Ga.-based Surgical Information Systems Chief Nursing Officer Ann Geier, RN, shared three tips for ASCs to improve inventory management practices on the company's blog.  By Rachel Popa -

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