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  1. 39 new ASCs were opened or announced in Q3 — here's where they're located

    There were 39 ASCs opened or announced in the third quarter of 2018. Here is a breakdown of where they're located by state.  By Laura Dyrda -
  2. ASC supply chain tip of the day: Take advantage of two-way vendor authentication

    Inventory Optimization Solutions recommended ASCs establish a line of communication with vendors in order to improve supply chain operations.  By Rachel Popa -
  3. 3 things to know about CMS' plan to pay more for Exparel in ASCs than hospitals

    Through CMS' proposed changes to the outpatient prospective and ASC payment systems for 2019, the agency could pay more for non-opioid pain management drug Exparel in ASCs than in hospitals, the Utilization Review Accreditation Commission reported.  By Rachel Popa -

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  1. 10 HIPAA violations practices should avoid

    MDLinx outlined 10 common HIPAA violations, and the steps practices can take to prevent them.  By Rachel Popa -
  2. Allergan, Takeda & more — 7 GI company key notes

    Here are seven updates on GI companies from the past week:  By Rachel Popa -
  3. 3 key statistics on hospital investments in ASCs

    A HealthLeaders Media Buzz survey conducted in partnership with Avanza Healthcare Strategies and Clark Hill Strasburger detailed statistics on hospital joint ventures and investments in ASCs.  By Rachel Popa -
  4. 3 facts to know on hand surgery in ASCs

    A new report published in Orthopedic Clinics detailed three key facts about hand surgery in ASCs.  By Rachel Popa -

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  1. 7 CMS standards for staffing ASCs should know

    Compliance with CMS standards includes adhering to the correct leadership and staffing standards, according to the Outpatient Ophthalmic Surgery Society.  By Rachel Popa -
  2. Reliant Medical Group and Shields Health Care partner to create proposal for new ASC

    Worcester, Mass.-based Reliant Medical Group and Shields Health Care of Quincy (Mass.) and two orthopedic practices are planning to file a "determination of need" for a multispecialty ASC in Natick, Mass., before the end of the year, the Telegram reported.  By Rachel Popa -
  3. Advocate Aurora Health breaks ground on $130M ASC, MOB: 3 details to know

    Advocate Aurora (Ill.) Health broke ground on a $130 million ASC and medical office building in Pleasant Prairie, Ill., the Kenosha News reported.  By Rachel Popa -
  4. Orthopedic Associates of Hartford to open $30M surgical center, replacing old facility

    Orthopedic Associates of Hartford (Conn.) is building a $30 million outpatient surgical center in Rocky Hill, Conn., Hartford Courant reports.  By Angie Stewart -
  1. These 12 states pay surgeons the most 

    Surgeons are the highest-paid professionals in Maine, according to Zippia, a career coaching and training company.  By Angie Stewart -
  2. 16 states where anesthesiologists make more money than anyone else — North Dakota is No. 1

    North Dakota pays anesthesiologists a higher annual salary than any other state, according to Zippia, a career coaching and training company.  By Angie Stewart -
  3. 3 West Virginia ASCs apply for CONs — 3 insights

    Three West Virginia ASCs submitted certificate of need applications to acquire, renovate or develop ASCs in numerous West Virginia counties.  By Eric Oliver -
  4. Reston Hospital Center performs 1st endoscopic spine surgery: 5 takeaways

    Two spine surgeons performed the first endoscopic spine surgery at Reston (Va.) Hospital Center.  By Mackenzie Garrity -
  5. BPCI Advanced to include bundled payments for 3 outpatient clinical episodes: 5 insights

    CMS announced 1,299 entities agreed to participate in the agency's bundled payment initiative for certain episodes of care under the Bundled Payments for Care Improvement – Advanced Model.  By Angie Stewart -
  6. 12 ASC company leaders to know

    Here are 12 prominent leaders of ASC companies to know:  By Rachel Popa -
  7. ASC supply chain tip of the day: Weigh the benefits of aggregators vs. GPOs

    Working with group purchasing organizations and aggregators can help ASCs cut supply chain costs, according to an article in Medline's Outpatient Outcomes magazine.  By Rachel Popa -
  8. Study identifies 5 areas of safe injection practice improvement for ASCs, primary care providers

    Research published in the American Journal of Infection Control detailed areas ASCs should target to improve safe injection practices  By Rachel Popa -
  9. 5 ways ASCs can improve their bottom line through supply chain management

    Poorly managed supply chain operations can negatively affect an ASC's bottom line through a surplus of expired supplies, as well as lost and incorrect orders, according to Medline.  By Rachel Popa -

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