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  1. How to use price transparency to drive patient volume

    Jonathan Kaplan, MD, a plastic surgeon with San Francisco-based Pacific Heights Plastic Surgery and founder and CEO of, delved into why physicians should be transparent about their prices and how this practice will enable them to bring in new patients.  By Mary Rechtoris -
  2. Real estate firm acquires building housing Holly Springs Surgery Center for $6.8M: 3 things to know

    Flagship Healthcare Properties, a real estate firm based in Charlotte, N.C., bought the building housing Holly (N.C.) Springs Surgery Center, according to Triangle Business Journal.  By Mary Rechtoris -
  3. Physician fee schedule slashes GI anesthesia reimbursement — 5 insights

    Anesthesia Business Consultants President and CEO Tony Mira penned a blog post on the 2018 Medicare Physician Fee Schedule and its effects on reimbursement for gastroenterology anesthesia procedures.  By Eric Oliver -

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  1. 5 most read GI/endoscopy stories: Nov. 13-17

    Here are the five most popular gastroenterology and endoscopy stories for the week of Nov. 13 to Nov. 17, 2017.  By Eric Oliver -
  2. 7 things for ASC leaders to know for Monday — Nov. 20, 2017

    Here are seven things ASC leaders should know for Nov. 20, 2017.  By Eric Oliver -
  3. Great Lakes MSO adds Walker Surgical Center: 4 things to know

    Walker (Mich.) Surgical Center joined Great Lakes Management Services Organization, a practice management services organization.  By Mary Rechtoris -
  4. Outpatient spinal fusion: 2 new studies compare outcomes

    Two recent studies published in The Spine Journal examine spine surgery in the outpatient setting.  By Laura Dyrda -

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  1. Varsity Healthcare Partners closes The Orthopaedic Institute recapitalization ahead of expansion — 4 things to know

    Varsity Healthcare Partners closed the recapitalization of Gainesville, Fla.-based The Orthopaedic Institute.  By Laura Dyrda -
  2. Catholic Health receives 1st approval to purchase 40% of NY ASC for $2.2M

    Buffalo, N.Y.-based Catholic Health received the first required approval to acquire a 40 percent stake in Orchard Park, N.Y.-based Sterling Surgical Center, according to Buffalo Business First.  By Laura Dyrda -
  3. Center for Reproductive Medicine opens Orlando Ambulatory Surgery Center — 4 insights

    Orlando, Fla.-based The Center for Reproductive Medicine opened a 16,000-square-foot office, which houses the Orlando Ambulatory Surgery Center.  By Eric Oliver -
  4. Dr. Mark McFarland performs outpatient surgery with SpineFrontier's A-CIFT SoloFuse-P — 5 highlights

    Mark McFarland, DO, leveraged SpineFrontier's A-CIFT SoloFuse-P technology with an angled driver design to perform an outpatient C4-6 anterior cervical discectomy and fusion.  By Megan Wood -
  1. What AAHKS thinks about CMS' outpatient rule, TKA reimbursement change — 3 insights

    The American Association of Hip and Knee Surgeons released a statement on the 2018 Medicare Hospital Outpatient Prospective Payment System Final Rule.  By Eric Oliver -
  2. ASC leader to know: Tony Mira of Anesthesia Business Consultants

    Tony Mira is the president and CEO of MiraMed and Anesthesia Business Consultants.  By Eric Oliver -
  3. More than half of healthcare organizations see ROIs of 10%+ on telemedicine platforms

    The "2017 Telemedicine and Digital Health Survey" — conducted by Foley & Lardner, a law firm — examined telemedicine deployment over the last three years.  By Eric Oliver -
  4. 5 key findings from the Kaiser Family Foundation Tracking Poll — open enrollment, the ACA & more

    Kaiser Family Foundation released its November Tracking Poll offering insights into open enrollment, the ACA and health insurance.  By Eric Oliver -
  5. Colonoscopies in HOPDs cost Medicare 164% more than physician-owned offices: 5 key trends

    Colonoscopies cost Medicare 164 percent more when they're performed in a hospital outpatient department rather than independent physician offices, according to a report released last week by Physicians Advocacy Institute and Avalere.  By Laura Dyrda -
  6. 3 expert insights into payer contracting

    Successful payer contracting is crucial to the success of any ASC. While such contracting can prove difficult amid a changing reimbursement landscape, ASC administrators can safeguard the success and fiscal health of their respective organizations by taking advantage of the opportunities currently available for increasing revenue through fruitful payer contracting.  By Brian Zimmerman -
  7. 7 things for healthcare leaders to know for Thursday — Nov. 16, 2017

    Here are seven updates:  By Mary Rechtoris -
  8. Total joints in ASCs are a win-win-win — Dr. Michael Chmell outlines key trends for the future

    As trends change and patients seek out different providers for care, Michael Chmell, MD, of OrthoIllinois in Rockford, reports patients are choosing surgery centers, which benefits more than just the patient.  By Mackenzie Garrity -
  9. Lee Health to open $140M health village with surgery center in fall 2018: 4 takeaways

    Fort Myers, Fla.-based Lee Health is keeping pace with plans to open its $140 million health and wellness village, Lee Health Coconut Point, in July 2018, according to Naples News.  By Mary Rechtoris -

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