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  1. 13 anesthesia group partnerships, acquisitions in 2019

    Here are 13 anesthesia group partnerships and acquisitions that have been announced so far this year:  By Angie Stewart -
  2. 11 statistics to know on physician ownership

    Most ASC management companies prefer to have more than five physician owners, according to the 2019 ASC Valuation Survey by HealthCare Appraisers.  By Rachel Popa -
  3. US Digestive Health, Takeda & more: 4 GI company key notes

    Here are four updates from gastroenterology companies from the past week:  By Eric Oliver -

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  1. North Carolina Senate could eliminate CON laws — 4 insights

    The North Carolina Senate included several certificate of need-related measures in its proposed 2020 fiscal budget, JD Supra reports.  By Eric Oliver -
  2. South Carolina health system plans ASC for newly opened health plaza — 4 insights

    Conway (S.C.) Medical Center opened Conway Medical Center Health Plaza South in Socastee, S.C., June 10, reports.  By Eric Oliver -
  3. ASC supply chain tip of the day: Consider Amazon

    Amazon has the potential to become a player in the ASC supply chain market, according to Neil Olderman, partner at law firm Drinker Biddle & Reath, and president of Drinker Biddle & Reath's consulting firm, Innovative Health Strategies.  By Rachel Popa -
  4. 3 tips for handling physician burnout

    There are a variety of ways physician burnout can be addressed, according to a report from Medical Economics.  By Rachel Popa -

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  1. How supply chain technology can help ASCs

    Technology can help ASCs organize and track their supply inventory, according to supply chain operations company Hybrent.  By Rachel Popa -
  2. 2 things to know about CRH Medical: anesthesia acquisitions & more

    CRH Medical acquired Gastroenterology Anesthesia Associates, a company that owns and operates a medical group providing anesthesia for GI procedures, in 2014, according to investment industry publication Seeking Alpha.  By Rachel Popa -
  3. 3 things to know about ASC payer mix, procedure volume, cost & more

    With the shift to surgeries in lower-cost outpatient settings, the number of procedures performed in ASCs is expected to rise, according to a report from the Health Industry Distributors Association.  By Rachel Popa -
  4. Iowa ASC hits milestone: 100 outpatient total joint replacements

    Surgeons at the West Des Moines, Iowa-based Outpatient Orthopaedic Surgery Center performed its 100th outpatient total joint procedure last week, according to the Business Record.  By Rachel Popa -

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  1. EHR use is harder for ASC physicians — 3 takeaways

    A KLAS survey found 66 percent of nurses are happy with their organization's EHR, but satisfaction is much lower for physicians, according to Simplify ASC, a management platform provider.  By Angie Stewart -
  2. Vermont Gov. signs ASC licensure bill into law — 5 key details

    Republican Vermont Gov. Phil Scott passed a law June 10 establishing a licensing structure for ASCs, Vermont Business Magazine reports.  By Angie Stewart -
  3. The evolution of total joint replacements from the hospital to the surgery center

    Key Steps for ASC’s to Maximize Quality and Profitability of Total Joint Replacements  By Nader Samii, CEO, National Medical Billing -
  4. West Virginia surgical practice opening new location

    Appalachian Oral Surgery Center is opening a new location in Clarksburg, W.Va., WVNews reports.  By Angie Stewart -
  5. East Tennessee gets 1st specialty ASC of its kind — 3 quick points

    Tennessee Urology's Urologic Surgery Center of Knoxville is the area's first surgery center exclusively dedicated to urologic surgery.   By Angie Stewart -
  6. Texas health system opens outpatient medical plaza — 4 insights

    Abilene, Texas-based Hendrick Health System opened a medical plaza in Brownwood, Texas, adjacent to its surgery center, the Brownwood Bulletin reports.  By Eric Oliver -
  7. 11 hospitals, health systems opening or planning ASCs

    Here are 11 hospitals and health systems that opened or announced ASCs in May:  By Angie Stewart -
  8. Value-based arrangements in ASCs — 3 quotes from an industry CEO

    Roji Health Intelligence CEO Theresa Hush, a healthcare strategist with 25-plus years of industry experience, told Becker's ASC Review what to expect for the future of risk-based agreements.  By Angie Stewart -
  9. Dr. Taizoon Baxamusa: The big trends for orthopedic ASCs — budgeting for technology, payers and adding new cases

    Taizoon Baxamusa, MD, is a hand and upper extremity surgeon with Illinois Bone & Joint Institute, a large orthopedic practice based in Morton Grove, Ill.  By Laura Dyrda -

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