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  1. 10 statistics on ASC services volume

    The volume of ASC services per fee-for-service beneficiary decreased in 2016, according to a Medicare Payment Advisory Commission analysis of physician/supplier standard analytic files.  By Angie Stewart -
  2. The American Society of Anesthesiologists awards Dr. Michael Lewis: 3 notes

    The American Society of Anesthesiologists recognized Michael Lewis, MD, with the 2018 Bertram W. Coffer, MD, Excellence in Government award.  By Shayna Korol -
  3. 16 ASCs embracing price transparency

    Here are 16 surgery centers with prices posted online for their procedures.  By Angie Stewart -

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  1. University of Arizona, Greater Houston Gastroenterology & more: 3 GI practices in the news

    Here are three practices with gastroenterology services making news:  By Eric Oliver -
  2. AmSurg enters into 1st strategic partnership with Arizona-based eye care practice — 6 insights

    Nashville, Tenn.-based AmSurg entered into a strategic partnership with Phoenix-based Horizon Eye Specialists & LASIK Center.  By Eric Oliver -
  3. Ophthalmic Consultants of Long Island acquires Eye Care Associates/Glaucoma Consultants of Long Island — 4 insights

    East Garden, N.Y.-based Ophthalmic Consultants of Long Island acquired Eye Care Associates/Glaucoma Consultants of Long Island and its two locations in Bethpage, N.Y., and Lake Success, N.Y.  By Eric Oliver -
  4. Tenet keeps shaking things up — Makes 2 leadership appointments

    Dallas-based Tenet Healthcare added to its leadership team, naming Paola Arbour senior vice president and CIO and Marie Quintana senior vice president and chief marketing officer.  By Eric Oliver -

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  1. Here is what 20 Massachusetts-based surgery centers charge for a diagnostic colonoscopy

    Massachusetts launched its CompareCare website to provide residents a view into the cost and quality of healthcare facilities around the state.  By Eric Oliver -
  2. Synopsis Healthcare, Plexus Technology Group partner to offer anesthesia solution in the US, Europe

    Plexus Technology Group is going worldwide after partnering with Synopsis Healthcare to offer its Anesthesia Touch and Pharmacy Touch platforms in the United Kingdom.  By Eric Oliver -
  3. Connecticut hospital attempting to acquire endoscopy center for $3.3M — 5 insights

    Charlotte Hungerford Hospital in Torrington, Conn., is attempting to acquire a majority interest in The Endoscopy Center of Northwest Connecticut, also in Torrington, Hartford Business reports.  By Eric Oliver -
  4. Eye center owner indicted in Medicaid fraud scheme: 4 things to know

    An optician and his ex-wife have been indicted on charges of Medicaid fraud and theft after billing Medicaid for services that weren't provided, according to WSAZ.  By Laura Dyrda -
  1. 7 things for ASC leaders to know for Thursday — May 17, 2018

    Here are seven updates for ASC leaders to know for May 17, 2018.  By Angie Stewart -
  2. Rheumatologist charged in $240M fraud scheme for unnecessary diagnoses, treatments: 5 things to know

    Rheumatologist Jorge Zamora-Quezada, MD, was charged for allegedly participating in a $240 million healthcare fraud scheme, according to KRGV.  By Laura Dyrda -
  3. What you don’t know can hurt you: Informal peer review can backfire

    Introduction: Most surgery centers will need to deal with physician performance and/or behavior issues at some point.  By Thomas J. Stallings, Attorney, Partner, McGuire Woods, Richmond, VA & Sandra J. Jones, President/CEO, Ambulatory Strategies Inc., Dade City, FL -
  4. 3 ASC transactions in Q1 of 2018, 149 for healthcare overall — 5 key takeaways

    ASCs saw continued consolidation of industry participants in the first quarter of 2018, according to Hammond Hanlon Camp's Healthcare M&A Transactions Database.  By Angie Stewart -
  5. California's got the funds, but Minnesota's got the innovation — 6 insights into a medical device industry revival

    MedicalDesign & Outsourcing took a deep dive into the Minnesota medical device development scene to examine what some consider the next hotbed of medical device development.  By Eric Oliver -
  6. Takeda, Exact Sciences & more — 4 GI company key notes

    Here are four updates on GI companies from the past week.  By Eric Oliver -
  7. 6 key points on primary care physician pay

    The Medical Group Management Association analyzed physician pay data in its 2018 MGMA DataDive Provider Compensation report.  By Eric Oliver -
  8. 27% of providers lost patients to other practices, few manage their online reputation — 7 statistics

    Most healthcare providers don't know how to shape their practice's online reputation, despite the fact that over 75 percent consider it extremely or very important, according to a 2018 PatientPop survey.  By Angie Stewart -
  9. Health information technicians earned $39,180 in 2017 & employment is projected to soar — 4 quick facts

    Medical records and health information technicians are responsible for coding and categorizing patient information for insurance reimbursement purposes, as well as other data-related tasks.  By Angie Stewart -

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