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  1. North Carolina considers expansion requests — 3 insights

    The North Carolina Department of Health and Human Services heard project proposals from healthcare providers looking to expand their operating room footprints, ABC affiliate WWAY reports.  By Eric Oliver -
  2. Ohio eye practice hit with ransomware, decides not to pay: 3 details

    A Beaver Township, Ohio-based eye practice reported a ransomware attack that initially occurred two weeks ago and still affects its computer system, according to the Business Journal Daily.  By Laura Dyrda -
  3. Physicians Endoscopy's busy month & more: 6 GI company key notes

    Here are six updates from gastroenterology companies from this past week:  By Eric Oliver -

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  1. ASC supply chain tip of the day: Use latest technology

    Taking advantage of technology may help lower supply chain costs for ASCs, said Molly Ehrlich, consulting director of advisory solutions for supply chain operations for healthcare improvement company Vizient.  By Rachel Popa -
  2. Orthopedic surgeon salary hits $536K: 3 notes from Merritt Hawkins

    Orthopedic surgeons have one of the highest salaries for physicians, and generate over $3 million for hospitals, according to surveys conducted by physician search firm Merritt Hawkins.  By Rachel Popa -
  3. Trends in outpatient orthopedics + ASC post-op care: 3 Qs with Dr. Brian Busconi

    Brian Busconi, MD, is an orthopedic surgeon and chief of the division of Sports Medicine at Worcester-based UMass Memorial Medical Center. He is also the medical director at The Surgery Center in Shrewsbury (Mass) where he also performs surgery. After a procedure, Dr. Busconi creates videos for his patients that detail his post-surgical instructions. Dr. Busconi spoke with Becker's ASC Review about the trends he's seeing in outpatient orthopedics, and the effect his videos have had on patients and the ASC.  By Rachel Popa -
  4. 3 ways ASCs can ensure safe injection practices

    The Joint Commission outlined the key safe injection processes ASCs should adhere to.  By Rachel Popa -

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  1. 3 ways surgery centers can promote services during national ASC month

      Designated by the Ambulatory Surgery Center Association, August is national ASC month, an opportunity for ASCs to raise awareness of their facilities and the services they offer.  By Rachel Popa -
  2. Total hip arthroplasty at ASCs vs. hospital outpatient settings — 5 findings

    Total hip arthroplasty can be safely performed in both ASC and hospital outpatient settings, according to a study published in The Journal of Arthroplasty.  By Angie Stewart -
  3. What to know when billing modifier -25 — 3 key pointers

    Several commercial payers have adopted stricter reimbursement policies to deny modifier -25 claims upfront, according to Joette Derricks, a healthcare compliance and revenue integrity consultant who spoke to Medical Economics.  By Angie Stewart -
  4. 3 tips to avoid E/M code denials

    Medical Economics shared three tips for avoiding denials related to evaluation and management codes.  By Angie Stewart -

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  1. UC Davis Children's Hospital opens surgery center — 3 insights

    UC Davis Children's Hospital recently opened a 20,000-square-foot pediatric surgery center to treat patients in Northern California, ABC 10 reports.  By Eric Oliver -
  2. Kansas surgical center development interrupted over state concerns

    The Kansas state fire marshal stopped construction on a surgery center in Lenexa due to concerns over the building's design, the Kansas City Star reports.  By Eric Oliver -
  3. Alabama vascular practice rebrands

    Montgomery, Ala.-based Capitol City Vascular will rebrand as Azura Vascular Care Capitol City, keeping its leadership structure the same.  By Eric Oliver -
  4. ASC software provider named to Inc. 5000

    HSTpathways ASC Software made the 2019 Inc. 5000 list, a ranking of the fastest-growing private companies in the U.S.  By Angie Stewart -
  5. North American Partners in Anesthesia appoints M&A leader — 3 highlights

    Melville, N.Y.-based North American Partners in Anesthesia tapped Dan Gofman as senior vice president of mergers and acquisitions.  By Angie Stewart -
  6. 3 GI physicians making headlines – June 19, 2015

    Here are three gastroenterologists who were featured in the news within the past week.  By Anuja Vaidya -
  7. Colorado Premier Surgery Center completes its 1st Stimwave PNS implant

    Denver-based Colorado Pain Care's Robert Moghim, MD, performed the state's first successful Freedom Peripheral Nerve Stimulator implant, according to Shawn McQuinn, CEO of Centennial, Colo.-based 5280 Spine.  By Angie Stewart -
  8. Florida ASC property goes on the market

    Vero Beach (Fla.) Surgery Center's property is now on the market, according to MedSouth Healthcare Properties.  By Angie Stewart -
  9. 5 updates on total joint replacement in ASCs

    Here are five recent updates about outpatient total joint replacement:  By Angie Stewart -

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