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  1. Several Florida ASCs adopt Plexus TG's anesthesia EMR system — 3 highlights

    Anesthesia staffing and management company Sunbelt Anesthesia Services implemented Plexus Technology Group's anesthesia EMR software in multiple Jacksonville, Fla.-area ASCs.  By Angie Stewart -
  2. Palos Health, Loyola opening joint venture outpatient facility — 4 insights

    Palos Heights, Ill.-based Palos Health and Maywood, Ill.-based Loyola Medicine are cutting the ribbon on Palos Health South Campus in Orland Park, Ill., Patch reports.  By Eric Oliver -
  3. Physician Partners of America opens Orlando medical pavilion — 4 insights

    Tampa, Fla.-based Physician Partners of America plans to open the first phase of its medical pavilion in Orlando, Fla., Aug. 13.  By Eric Oliver -

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  1. Surgery Partners has another strong quarter, revenues increased 54.2% — 8 insights

    Brentwood, Tenn.-based Surgery Partners reported its second quarter 2018 financial results, reporting $444.8 million in revenues.  By Eric Oliver -
  2. Fire shuts down Winter Haven Surgery Center temporarily — 4 insights

    A fire damaged the Winter Haven (Fla.) Surgery Center Aug. 8, the Daily Ridge reports.  By Angie Stewart -
  3. Maryland hospital breaks ground on endoscopy center — 3 insights

    Salisbury, Md.-based Peninsula Regional Medical Center is building an endoscopy center to offer Ocean Pines residents more care options, 47 ABC reports.  By Eric Oliver -
  4. USPI deployed $120M on acquisitions in 2018 so far, and more to come

    For the second quarter of 2018, United Surgical Partners International reported strong net operating revenues at $531 million, a 12.5 percent increase from the same period last year.  By Laura Dyrda -

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  1. Arete Surgical Center completes 1st case with Mazor Robotics' system — 4 things to know

    Johnston, Colo.-based Arete Surgical Center completed its first spine procedure with the Mazor Robotics Renaissance system.  By Shayna Korol -
  2. Recouping revenue without reengineering workflow: Part two

    Short-staffed in IT and the business office, ambulatory surgery centers (ASCs) and other providers often seek ways to increase profitability without disrupting workflow or adding resource hours. Part one of this revenue cycle management (RCM) series focused on pre-registration, medical necessity checks, appointment call abandon rate, aged accounts receivable (A/R) and charge description master review as areas to recoup lost dollars. Part two will shed light on five additional tactics to recover revenue.  By Joncé Smith, Vice President of Revenue Cycle Management for Stoltenberg Consulting, Inc. -
  3. Why a New York-based gastroenterologist just acquired board certification in obesity medicine

    Anthony Starpoli, MD, a gastroenterologist based in New York City, discusses the biggest challenges and opportunities in GI today.  By Laura Dyrda -
  4. Exact Sciences, RedHill Biopharma & more — 3 GI company key notes

    Here are three updates on GI companies from the past week:  By Rachel Popa -
  1. ASA wins workplace honor during 'challenging' time for recruitment — 4 facts

    B&B Programs named the American Society of Anesthesiologists among the 2018 Chicago Best and Brightest Companies to Work For.  By Angie Stewart -
  2. Catalyst HRE acquires $150M healthcare portfolio with surgery centers

    Pensacola, Fla.-based Catalyst Healthcare Real Estate acquired a 21-property healthcare portfolio for $150 million, Rebusiness Online reported.  By Rachel Popa -
  3. Physician sentenced to 18 months in prison for $30M Medicare, Medicaid fraud: 6 key facts

    U.S. District Judge Lorna G. Schofield sentenced Mustak Y. Vaid, MD, to 18 months in prison for participating in a $30 million scheme to defraud Medicare and the New York State Medicaid program.  By Rachel Popa -
  4. 3 things to know about The Center for Ambulatory Surgery's new director of operations

    Mountainside, N.J.-based The Center for Ambulatory Surgery appointed Todd Everhart, RN, BSN, as its new director of operations, the Buffalo News reported.  By Rachel Popa -
  5. Actor Matthew Perry undergoes tracheostomy in Los Angeles hospital — 5 insights

    Former "Friends" star Matthew Perry underwent surgery to repair a gastrointestinal perforation, Radar Online reports.  By Angie Stewart -
  6. Industry-wide multiples are up 1.5x in Q2 — Here's how they look for ambulatory care

    The healthcare sector saw a general increase in mean EV/EBITDA multiples over the past year, and ambulatory care was no exception, PwC reports.  By Angie Stewart -
  7. SimplifyASC secures 'substantial investment' — 5 insights

    Jumpstart Capital made a Series A investment in ASC EHR and practice management software developer SimplifyASC.  By Angie Stewart -
  8. 667 Southwestern Eye Center patients sent refund checks with wrong name — 5 details

    Refund checks mailed to 667 patients on behalf of Mesa, Ariz.-based Southwestern Eye Center were made out to the wrong people, the center reported.  By Angie Stewart -
  9. This is how states rank in access to healthcare

    WalletHub released its 2018 Best & Worst States for Health Care study, analyzing several relevant metrics to determine which states had the best healthcare systems.  By Eric Oliver -

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