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  1. 114 ASC benchmarks to know | 2018

    Here are 114 benchmarks on operations, finances and quality in ASCs gathered from several sources across the industry.  By Rachel Popa -
  2. 11 essential components of a successful ASC infection control program

    Relias Media outlined 11 essential components of a successful ASC infection control program.  By Rachel Popa -
  3. 5 areas of focus for ASC revenue cycle improvement

    Looking to give your ASC's bottom line a jolt? An evaluation of any of your center's revenue cycle functions could provide valuable insight into opportunities to make positive changes. Acting upon deficiencies will help achieve significant short- and long-term revenue gains and overall enhanced business performance.  By Angela Mattioda, Vice President of Revenue Cycle Management Services -

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  1. ASC supply chain tip of the day: Create an accountability structure

    Lack of structure leads to a lack of focus and priority for ASC supply chain staff, according to Vizient, a healthcare management consulting company.  By Rachel Popa -
  2. Construction set to begin on $35M medical facility with ASC: 3 things to know

    The Bossier City Council approved the sale of a 13.7-acre lot for a $35 million medical facility with an ASC, the Bossier Press-Tribune reported.  By Rachel Popa -
  3. 8 traits all successful medical practices have

    When a practice's culture isn't taken into consideration, there are several characteristics successful medical practices have, according to Medscape.  By Rachel Popa -
  4. Outpatient surgery brings care delivery innovation to patients

    Outpatient care is one of the fastest growing spaces in U.S. healthcare. Ambulatory surgery centers (ASCs) are expected to perform around 70% of all surgical procedures over the next five years in response to technological advances, physician adoption, and payor interest in lower-cost cares sites, and shifting consumer preferences. ASCs are well-positioned to meet many of these needs. As ASCs continue to grow, it is a good time to take a closer look at the opportunities for ASCs and strategic considerations for the future of outpatient care. Here are five key trends in outpatient surgery that are driving changes to the healthcare ecosystem:  By Sujit Dike, Vice President, Ambulatory Surgery Centers & Enabling Technologies, The Johnson & Johnson Medical Devices Companies -

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  1. 5 hospitals, health systems opening or planning ASCs

    Here are five hospitals and health systems that opened or announced plans for ASCs in September.  By Eric Oliver -
  2. 7 insights about newly-elected ACG president Dr. Sunanda Kane

    Rochester, Minn.-based gastroenterologist Sunanda Kane, MD, is the American College of Gastroenterology's newly elected president.  By Eric Oliver -
  3. The Joint Commission's new pain standards take effect in January: 5 things anesthesia groups should know

    Anesthesia groups should review and modify their policies and procedures to ensure compliance with The Joint Commission's updated pain standards, according to Anesthesia Business Consultants President and CEO Tony Mira.  By Angie Stewart -
  4. Former pain physician sentenced to 20 years in prison after allegedly causing multiple overdoses: 5 details

    Former pain management physician Howard Gregg Diamond, MD, pleaded guilty Oct. 5 to federal drug distribution charges, KATC News reports.  By Angie Stewart -
  1. OhioHealth to drop Anthem Medicare plan — How the decision will affect surgery centers & 11K patients

    OhioHealth notified patients it will drop an Anthem Blue Cross and Blue Shield Medicare plan from its network, effective Jan. 1, 2019, over a contractual issue, The Columbus Dispatch reports.  By Angie Stewart -
  2. $5.3M orthopedic facility & surgery center development earns community backing — 5 insights

    Hplex Solutions' proposed $5.3 million orthopedic center development received community support during a Granville Village Council Meeting Oct. 4, the Newark Advocate reports.  By Angie Stewart -
  3. 3 updates impacting ASC accreditation — September 2018

    Here are three updates regarding the ASC accreditation process:  By Angie Stewart -
  4. ASC supply chain tip of the day: Optimize inventory

    After labor costs, devices, implants and medical supplies are an ASC's greatest expense, according to Westchester, Ill.-based Regent Surgical Health.  By Rachel Popa -
  5. Salary gap between ASC and hospital leaders narrows — Here's how much

    OR Manager's 2018 Salary/Career survey reported seven key statistics on ASC leader pay and demographics.  By Rachel Popa -
  6. North Carolina finalizes plan that could spur ASC, hospital developments — 5 takeaways

    North Carolina State Health Coordinating Council finalized the 2019 State Medical Facilities Plan, a document that could prompt a flurry of growth and development proposals, according to law firm Williams Mullen.  By Angie Stewart -
  7. 5 top cybersecurity issues for ASCs

    Software vendor HSTpathways Founder and CEO Tom Hui discussed the top cybersecurity challenges for ASCs in an interview with Information Security Media Group.  By Angie Stewart -
  8. Successful medical groups adopt these 3 strategies — MGMA report insights

    The 2018 MGMA DataDive Better Performers found successful medical groups have three strategies in common, Healthcare Finance News reports.  By Angie Stewart -
  9. Property suitable for medical office building, ASC is on the market — 4 details

    Anchor Health Properties is marketing a lot in Nashville, Tenn., that could accommodate a five-story medical office building, Nashville Post reports.  By Angie Stewart -

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