Today's Top 20 Stories
  1. The 3 factors healthcare organizations should consider when choosing physician leaders

    Medscape offered three insights on what factors and skills make a physician a good leader, and what healthcare organizations should keep in mind when appointing physicians in leadership positions.  By Rachel Popa -
  2. 3 things ASCs should know when partnering with a management company

    The Outpatient Ophthalmic Surgery Society outlined three things to know about ASC management companies in the latest issue of The Ophthalmic ASC magazine.  By Rachel Popa -
  3. Hospital admissions drop 19%, outpatient push continues as New Jersey's healthcare costs soar

    Amid increasing healthcare consolidation and rising healthcare costs, New Jersey saw a 19 percent drop in hospital admissions from 2012 to 2016, reports.  By Angie Stewart -

Riding the wave of the future

National Cardiovascular Partners (NCP) is the pioneer of the Hybrid Cardiovascular Center model (ASC & Catheterization Lab). Learn how they have successfully partnered with top physicians who are interested in having more professional control and the freedom to provide high-quality patient care.  
  1. Envision purchases Nova Anesthesia Professionals — 3 details

    Nashville, Tenn.-based Envision Healthcare bought Villanova, Penn.-based Nova Anesthesia Professionals.  By Angie Stewart -
  2. Duke Health submits CON request for multispecialty ASC: 5 details

    Durham, N.C.-based Duke Health's plans for a medical campus expansion in Western Cary, N.C., involve building a multispecialty ASC, Triangle Business Journal reports.  By Angie Stewart -
  3. Surgery Partners renews M&A push with plans to raise $115M — 7 insights

    Brentwood, Tenn.-based Surgery Partners plans to raise $115 million in incremental term loans to fund acquisition activity, according to an Oct. 11 SEC filing.  By Angie Stewart -
  4. 4 research insights on outpatient total hip arthroplasty in ASCs

    Research published in The Bone & Joint Journal examined the frequency of complications associated with outpatient total hip arthroplasty.  By Rachel Popa -

How to drive growth, efficiency, and savings with an enterprise laboratory

Learn next steps from Mount Sinai Health System, Children's National Medical Center, and TriCore Reference Laboratories.
  1. Ask the experts — Why coflex® is right for your ASC

    Paradigm Spine's coflex® Interlaminar Stabilization® device is meeting an unmet need in surgical treatment at spinefocused ASCs.  By Eric Oliver -
  2. Outpatient ACDF cost $39K vs. $47K for inpatient surgery: 5 study findings

    Researchers found performing anterior cervical discectomy and fusion procedures in the outpatient setting reduced costs while maintaining patient safety standards, according to an Iowa Orthopedic Journal study.  By Mackenzie Garrity -
  3. ASC supply chain tip of the day: Create a stronger enterprise structure

    Streamlining processes such as removing time consuming supply chain tasks can help clinicians focus more on caring for patients, according to Inventory Optimization Solutions.  By Rachel Popa -
  4. Pennsylvania ASCs report 1.1M visits in 2017, generating $1.3B total net revenue

    The Pennsylvania Health Care Cost Containment Council released finance statistics on 289 ASCs operating in the state.  By Rachel Popa -
  1. 5 must-read articles for GI physicians this week: Oct. 4-10

    Here are the most read gastroenterology stories for the week of Oct. 4 through Oct. 10:  By Rachel Popa -
  2. 3 most common supply chain challenges for ASCs

    Jeff Lawrence, the vice president of business development for Inventory Optimization Solutions, shared the top supply chain challenges for ASCs in a post on the company's blog.  By Rachel Popa -
  3. Nursing salaries stagnate for 2018: 8 report statistics

    Medscape released their RN/LPN Compensation Report for 2018.  By Rachel Popa -
  4. 33 AAAHC clinical benchmarks to know: colonoscopy, knee arthroscopy, low back injections & YAG laser posterior capsulotomy

    The AAAHC released 33 clinical benchmarking statistics for 2018.  By Rachel Popa -
  5. 10 most challenging standards for ambulatory healthcare organizations from The Joint Commission

    The Joint Commission released a list of the most challenging standards for ambulatory health care organizations  By Rachel Popa -
  6. Breaking down the US uninsured rate, state by state

    WalletHub released its report on uninsured rates across the U.S.  By Eric Oliver -
  7. 3 experts share their thoughts on surgery center M&A

    The ASC industry is in the midst of an acquisition and affiliation boom, but will it last?  By Eric Oliver -
  8. Anesthesiologists reveal lack of consensus on patient selection criteria for ASCs — 4 study findings

    Anesthesiologists disagree on which patients should be treated at ASCs versus a hospital inpatient or outpatient setting, according to a study reported by Ciproms Medical Billing.  By Angie Stewart -
  9. Mount Carmel Grove City Outpatient Surgery Center slated for 2019 completion: 3 details

    Construction on Columbus, Ohio-based Mount Carmel Health System's campus in Grove City, Ohio, is expected to be complete in early 2019.  By Angie Stewart -

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