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  1. Eye ASC coming to Texas — 3 details

    San Antonio Eye Center is planning an ASC project, according to BBD Construction.  By Angie Stewart -
  2. 10 states with the fewest Medicare-certified ASCs

    Vermont had fewer Medicare-certified ASCs than any other state as of June 2018, according to data from The Ambulatory Surgery Center Association.  By Angie Stewart -
  3. Physician-run practice joins Northwell Health — 4 insights

    Concorde Medical Group is joining Northwell Health.  By Angie Stewart -

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  1. GI physicians making headlines this week

    Two gastroenterology physicians featured in the news this week:  By Rachel Popa -
  2. ASC supply chain tip of the day: Save storage space

    Surgery centers have limited storage space for supplies, which is why it’s important to identify and combine the SKUs used for every procedure in space-saving packs. Combining the most frequently used supplies streamlines operations and cuts supply costs, according to Mandie Shipp, RN, BSN, senior consultant in clinical operations at Dublin, Ohio-based Cardinal Health.  By Rachel Popa -
  3. Physician-owned hospital in Idaho opens endoscopy center

    Northwest Specialty Hospital, a physician-owned facility in Post Falls, Idaho, has opened a new endoscopy center.  By Rachel Popa -
  4. 10 states with the lowest uninsured rates

    Massachusetts has the lowest uninsured rate of any U.S. state, according to a ranking by WalletHub.  By Angie Stewart -

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  1. 10 states with the highest uninsured rates

    Texas has the highest uninsured rate of any U.S. state, according to a ranking by WalletHub.  By Angie Stewart -
  2. Healthcare managed services providers partner

    Managed services provider Medicus IT has acquired PriorityOne Group, another managed services IT provider.  By Rachel Popa -
  3. $5.8M joint venture ASC breaks ground in Ohio

    In partnership with local surgeons, Fisher-Titus Convenient Care broke ground this week on the Surgery Center of North Central Ohio in Norwalk, the Norwalk Reflector reported.  By Rachel Popa -
  4. 17 states with 100+ Medicare-certified ASCs

    Seventeen states had 100 or more Medicare-certified ASCs as of June 2018, according to data from The Ambulatory Surgery Center Association.  By Angie Stewart -

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  1. Tip of the day: Develop supply forecasts for just-in-time ordering

    When the newly opened Flowood-based The Surgery Center at Mississippi was under development, administrator Meredith Warf and the center's physician owners spared no expense to ensure a patient-centric experience.  By Eric Oliver -
  2. Virginia eye group seeks permission to establish ASC — 4 details

    Rockingham Eye Surgery Center, a newly established limited liability company, is seeking approval to establish an ophthalmic ASC in Harrisonburg, Va.  By Angie Stewart -
  3. Virginia ASC proposes 1-OR expansion — 3 details

    Inova Franconia-Springfield Ambulatory Surgery Center in Alexandria, Va., is seeking permission to expand.   By Angie Stewart -
  4. Geisinger Health Plan adds Penn State Health to provider network

    Hershey, Pa.-based Penn State Health joined Geisinger Health Plan's provider network, The Standard-Journal reports.  By Angie Stewart -
  5. Florida pain clinic opening expanded Alabama clinic — 3 insights

    Clearway Pain Solutions is moving its pain management clinic in Atmore, Ala., into an expanded space, The Atmore Advocate reports.  By Eric Oliver -
  6. 28 new orthopedic and spine ASCs opened in 2019 so far

    Here are 28 spine- and orthopedic-focused ASCs opened or announced in 2019 so far.  By Alan Condon -
  7. HHS may make changes to Stark Law, anti-kickback rules: 5 details

    HHS may make changes to the Stark Law and Anti-Kickback Statute that are intended to make it easier for healthcare providers to collaborate on value-based care arrangements.   By Laura Dyrda -
  8. 4 ASCs recently recognized for quality

    A handful of ASCs were recently recognized for quality efforts:  By Rachel Popa -
  9. The highest paying PA, NP specialties

    Clinical Advisor released the results of its 2019 nurse practitioner and physician assistant salary survey.  By Rachel Popa -

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