Today's Top 20 Stories
  1. Florida ASC society leader to sit on new governor's healthcare panel — 3 insights

    A 50-member transition advisory committee on health and wellness will examine policy ideas for incoming Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis, R, according to WJCT News.  By Rachel Popa -
  2. Viewpoint: Site-neutral payments may not benefit ASCs as much as expected

    CMS' finalized site-neutral payment policy requiring Medicare to pay hospital outpatient departments and ASCs the same for outpatient procedures may not significantly hurt hospitals or greatly benefit ASCs, according to experts quoted in a Medscape article.  By Rachel Popa -
  3. 3 changes for ASC leaders to watch in the next 10 years

    An ASC "lifecycle" lasts about 10 years, and an ASC may need to adjust to new challenges once that time is up, according to Lakewood, Colo.-based Pinnacle III.  By Rachel Popa -
  1. Anesthesiologist's data analytics tool could be the future of medicine — 6 insights

    MDmetrix CEO Warren Ratliff believes the company's anesthesiologist-created health data analytics tool is the future of medicine, GeekWire reports.   By Angie Stewart -
  2. Temple Surgery Center shutters after Little River Healthcare files for bankruptcy

    Rockdale, Texas-based Little River Healthcare closed all of its facilities and operations Dec. 4 — including Temple (Texas) Surgery Center — due to "unfortunate financial conditions," according to a statement on the system's website.  By Angie Stewart -
  3. Tops trends in ASC accreditation deficiencies — 4 Qs with AAAHC experts

    The Accreditation Association for Ambulatory Health Care Institute for Quality Improvement's Naomi Kuznets, PhD, and Belle Lerner discussed results of the AAAHC Quality Roadmap 2018 with Becker's ASC Review.  By Angie Stewart -
  4. Mount Carmel transforming former surgery center into emergency department — 3 insights

    Columbus, Ohio-based Mount Carmel Health System plans to open a freestanding emergency department in a former outpatient surgery center, Columbus Business First reports.  By Angie Stewart -
  1. What CMS' decision to pay separately for Exparel use means for ASCs — 5 insights

    CMS' 2019 final payment rule for ASCs and hospital outpatient surgery departments included a new code allowing separate payments to ASCs that use Pacira Pharmaceuticals' non-opioid pain management drug, Exparel.  By Angie Stewart -
  2. If states eliminate CON laws, here's what it could mean — Kaufman Strategic Advisors' Nate Kaufman explains

    The Trump administration released a healthcare proposal aimed at drastically reducing healthcare costs.  By Eric Oliver -
  3. Advocate Aurora receives final approvals for $130M ASC, medical office building — 4 insights

    The Pleasant Prairie Plan Commission approved the final site, operation and zoning plans for Milwaukee-based Advocate Aurora Health's $130 million ASC and medical office building, The Kenosha News reports.  By Eric Oliver -
  4. Atlantic General Hospital building surgery center in Ocean Pines — 3 insights

    Berlin, Md.-based Atlantic General Hospital is building a facility in Ocean Pines, Md. to consolidate its services into a central location, Delmarva Now reports.  By Eric Oliver -
  1. How a New Orleans clinic raised its CRC screening rates from 3% to 80% in just 6 years

    Two New Orleans-area health providers found great success raising their colorectal cancer screening rates, The Times-Picayune reports.  By Eric Oliver -
  2. Envision & UnitedHealthcare agree to extend contract after intense, lengthy battle — 5 insights

    Following months of termination threats and legal disputes between the two companies, Minnetonka, Minn.-based UnitedHealthcare agreed to extend its nationwide payer contract with Nashville, Tenn.-based Envision (AmSurg) Healthcare.  By Angie Stewart -
  3. Tenet, Envision make leadership appointments & more — 9 ASC company key notes

    Here are nine updates on ASC companies and industry-relevant companies to note:  By Eric Oliver -
  4. ASC supply chain tip of the day: Use multiple wholesale distributors

    James Martinez, a consulting pharmacist who works with surgery centers in Florida, told The Opthalmic ASC how centers can keep drug costs down.  By Rachel Popa -
  5. 48 statistics to know on ASC staffing, operating expenses

    Here are 48 statistics to know on staffing and operating expenses for ASCs:   By Rachel Popa -
  6. 5 key insights from accreditation experts

    Here are five key insights to know from a collection of experts representing accreditation bodies in the industry:  By Rachel Popa -
  7. Omaha eye surgery center offers latest vision correction procedure for astigmatism — 3 details

    Omaha, Neb.-based Kugler Vision offers patients with astigmatism a small incision lenticule extraction procedure, according to KETV7.  By Rachel Popa -
  8. McDougal Eye Center joins American Vision Partners: 3 details

    Mesa, Ariz.-based McDougal Eye Center entered into a partnership with Tempe, Ariz.-based American Vision Partners.  By Rachel Popa -
  9. 3 essential tips for ASCs onboarding a new department manager

    Lakewood, Colo.-based Pinnacle III outlined three tips for ASCs onboarding a new department manager.  By Rachel Popa -

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