Today's Top 20 Stories
  1. To research insurance benefits or have a colonoscopy? You pick

    Aflac asked people on the street whether they'd rather spend time researching their insurance benefits, give a public speech or have a colonoscopy.  By Eric Oliver -
  2. Despite increased demand for imaging services, high costs leave providers scrambling — 3 insights

    Buffalo Business First released its list of the largest Buffalo (N.Y.) Diagnostic Imaging Centers, finding while demand is up for imaging services so is cost.  By Eric Oliver -
  3. The Joint Commission awards Muve Lakeway ASC total hip & knee replacement certification — 4 insights

    The Joint Commission awarded Muve Lakeway (Texas) Ambulatory Surgery Center and Muve Lakeway Surgical Stay Suites its Gold Seal of Approval.  By Eric Oliver -

Is your ASC ready for Jan. 1?

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  1. NorthStar Anesthesia bolsters leadership team — Optum's Adam Spiegel named CEO

    Irving, Texas-based NorthStar Anesthesia named Adam Spiegel the company's new CEO and appointed Sean Richardson COO.  By Eric Oliver -
  2. North American Partners in Anesthesia acquires ASC-based anesthesia provider — 4 insights

    Melville, N.Y.-based North American Partners in Anesthesia acquired Bethesda, Md.-based Aisthesis Partners in Anesthesia Care, expanding NAPA's ASC presence in Washington, D.C. and Delaware.  By Eric Oliver -
  3. 29 statistics to know on physicians performing procedures, investing in ASCs

    Here are 29 statistics on physician investment and procedure case volume in ASCs collected from a number of sources in the industry:  By Rachel Popa -
  4. Rise of antimicrobial drug resistant organisms could pose risk for ASCs: 6 key infection control details to know

    Relias Media detailed the potential risk antimicrobial drug resistant organisms could pose to ASCs.  By Rachel Popa -

How to maximize 2019 reimbursement

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  1. ASC supply chain tip of the day: Recycle surgical supplies

    Healthcare supply company WestCMR listed the ways ASCs can turn surgical waste into profits on Florida Trend.  By Rachel Popa -
  2. Baptist Health opens $11.7M Florida surgery center — 4 insights

    Jacksonville, Fla.-based Baptist Health opened a new surgery center in Fleming Island, Fla., Clay Today reports.  By Eric Oliver -
  3. 33 joint venture ASCs opened & announced in 2018

    Here are 33 new ASC joint ventures opened or announced over the past year:  By Angie Stewart -
  4. 7 recent ASC acquisitions & partnerships — November 2018

    Here are seven ASC acquisitions and partnerships announced in November 2018:  By Angie Stewart -
  1. Bill would require ASCs & hospitals to disclose prices for top 100 procedures — 4 things to know

    U.S. House Representative Daniel Lipinski, D-Ill., introduced a bill called the "Hospital Price Transparency and Disclosure Act of 2018" July 25.  By Angie Stewart -
  2. Oregon hospital association lists costs for common inpatient & outpatient procedures — 4 insights

    The prices of common outpatient and inpatient procedures at every Oregon hospital are now available online, reports.  By Angie Stewart -
  3. Exeter Hospital's entire anesthesia team joins North American Partners in Anesthesia: 3 highlights

    Exeter (N.H.) Hospital's 14 physicians and its certified registered nurse anesthetist team joined Melville, N.Y.-based North American Partners in Anesthesia.  By Angie Stewart -
  4. Athens-Limestone Hospital's $25M outpatient surgery tower is 'wonderful stress relief' — 4 details

    Athens, Ala.-based Athens-Limestone Hospital held a ribbon cutting ceremony for its new outpatient surgery tower Dec. 3, WAFF 48 reports.  By Angie Stewart -
  5. 3 strategies for finding the ideal team for your ASC

    Lisa Austin, vice president for faculty development for Lakewood, Colo.-based Pinnacle III, outlined three ways ASCs can hire the optimal team through interviews and setting expectations in a post on the company's blog.  By Rachel Popa -
  6. Lumendi, Modernizing Medicine & more: 5 GI company key notes

    Here are five updates on gastroenterology companies from the past two weeks:  By Rachel Popa -
  7. Court upholds sanctions against Louisiana surgery center physician — 5 insights

    Louisiana's Fourth Circuit Court of Appeal upheld sanctions against Baton Rouge, La., physician Arnold Feldman, MD, whose license was suspended after a patient died in his care at an ASC, the Louisiana Record reports.  By Eric Oliver -
  8. Lee Health Coconut Point opens 163,500-square-foot outpatient center — 4 insights

    Estero, Fla.-based Lee Health Coconut Point opened a 163,500-square-foot outpatient center featuring what is believed to be the first freestanding emergency department in Lee County, Fla., Business Observer reports.  By Eric Oliver -
  9. Intalere's ASC members to receive discounted Fujifilm scopes — 3 insights

    Fujifilm Medical Systems will offer its scopes at discounted rates to Intalere's members through a new contract.  By Eric Oliver -

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