Today's Top 20 Stories
  1. Major insurers to expand Medicare Advantage businesses — 6 insights

    During quarterly earnings calls, Anthem, Humana and WellCare Health Plans indicated intentions to capture greater shares of the growing Medicare Advantage market, Forbes reports. Here are six insights:  By Angie Stewart -
  2. Envision faces lawsuit over surprise bills for emergency services — 5 insights

    A class action lawsuit against Envision Healthcare Corp. alleges the physician staffing firm engaged in "balance-billing" for emergency services. Here are five insights:  By Angie Stewart -
  3. Neotract honors Dr. Steven Ochs with UroLift designation — 3 insights

    Canton, Ohio-based Urology One's Steven Ochs, MD, was named a UroLift Center of Excellence.  By Eric Oliver -

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  1. Phoenix Spine & Joint creates program for Canadians seeking spine, TJR procedures — 4 insights

    Phoenix Spine & Joint created Canadian Care Connect, a concierge program allowing Canadians access to joint replacement or spine surgery procedures.  By Eric Oliver -
  2. Look into readmissions for outpatient anterior cervical discectomy and fusion — 3 takeaways

    New York City-based NYU Langone Medical Center researchers investigated readmissions following anterior cervical discectomy and fusion in an outpatient setting.  By Megan Wood -
  3. Somnia Anesthesia shakes up leadership team with new appointments — 3 insights

    Somnia Anesthesia made a series of appointments to its leadership team.  By Eric Oliver -
  4. UNC Orthopedics at Goldsboro receives conditional approval for new diagnostic center — 4 insights

    The North Carolina Department of Health and Human Services conditionally approved UNC Orthopedics at Goldsboro's (N.C.) certificate of need application to open a diagnostic center inside the group's existing practice.  By Eric Oliver -

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  1. 80%+ of healthcare leaders addressing patients' social needs to enhance value-based care & 5 more insights

    Change Healthcare and the HealthCare Executive Group released results from their 8th annual Industry Pulse survey providing insights into healthcare from industry leaders.  By Eric Oliver -
  2. 10 cities with the highest, lowest medical care costs in America

    WalletHub compiled a list of cities with the highest and lowest costs for medical care.  By Eric Oliver -
  3. 5 tips for spine coders from Apache Health's President Sean McSweeney

    Sean McSweeney, founder and president of Apache Health, a Los-Angeles based medical billing company, told Becker's ASC Review his top five tips for spine coding.  By Angie Stewart -
  4. Would President Trump's budget proposal bring us closer to site-neutral payments?

    President Donald Trump's White House proposed a new tax spending plan, outlining his priorities for the coming year in time for Congress to consider spending bills. The plan would increase military spending as well as fund the president's much-discussed border wall with Mexico, according to the Santa Fe Mexican.  By Laura Dyrda -
  1. Regent Surgical Health opens new joint venture ASC & more — 6 ASC company key notes

    Here are six updates on ASC management companies to note:  By Eric Oliver -
  2. All 71 new 2017 ASCs by specialty

    There were around 15 new orthopedic-driven ASCs and six GI centers that opened or were announced in 2017; however, most centers were multispecialty.  By Angie Stewart -
  3. 14 key points on total joint replacements in ASCs for 2018

    The number of ASCs providing total joint replacements continues to increase, and some administrators are seeing insurance companies become more willing to reimburse for the procedure. However, outpatient total joint replacements remain a relatively novel concept in many parts of the country.  By Laura Dyrda -
  4. Inpatient vs. outpatient spinal fusions: 5 findings on complication rates

    A new study published in Clinical Spine Surgery compares outpatient single-level anterior cervical discectomy and fusion to inpatient cases.  By Laura Dyrda -
  5. 7 statistics on orthopedics net revenue at ASCs

    Here are seven statistics on net revenue per case for orthopedics procedures at ASCs, based on data from VMG Health's Multi-Specialty ASC Intellimarker Study 2017.  By Angie Stewart -
  6. Louisiana pursues Medicaid work requirements — 9 things to know

    Louisiana Gov. John Bel Edwards is expected to propose Medicaid work requirements in a special session beginning Feb. 19, according to The Advocate. Here's what you should know:  By Angie Stewart -
  7. OxyContin manufacturer Purdue to stop marketing opioids to physicians, laid off half of sales staff: 7 key insights

    OxyContin manufacturer Purdue Pharma will stop marketing opioid drugs to physicians, bowing to lawsuits that blame the company's sales efforts for helping trigger the current opioid epidemic, the Chicago Tribune reports.  By Shayna Korol -
  8. Providence Health & Services will begin construction on ASC in partnership with Surgical Care Affiliates: 5 things to know

    Renton, Wash.-based Providence Health & Services will begin construction on a new ASC at its St. Vincent Medical Center campus in April. This will be Providence's fifth outpatient surgery center in the Portland, Ore., area, according to Portland Business Journal.  By Shayna Korol -
  9. 6 GI physicians making headlines — January 2018

    Here are six gastroenterologists that made headlines in January 2018.  By Eric Oliver -

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