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  1. DOJ alleges Alabama physician charged 'concierge' fee for opioid prescriptions — 4 things to know

    A physician in Alabama was charged with healthcare fraud and the unlawful distribution of controlled substances as part of a massive government takedown, according to the Department of Justice.  By Rachel Popa -
  2. 'Rock Doc' allegedly traded drugs for sex, prescribed 1.4M+ opioids

    The Department of Justice charged 32 people in Tennessee, including Jeffrey Young, a nurse practitioner known as the "Rock Doc," as part of a massive crackdown on illegal prescribing practices, The Tennessean reports.  By Eric Oliver -
  3. Mount Sinai, Merritt Healthcare seeking CON for $10.2M GI-focused ASC — 5 insights

    New York City-based Mount Sinai Ambulatory Ventures and Ridgefield, Conn.-based Merritt Healthcare applied for a certificate of need to build a $10.2 million, gastroenterology-focused ASC, according to the submitted application.  By Eric Oliver -
  1. Provation now part of the ASC Quality Collaboration

      Provation, a clinical productivity software provider serving 1,000 ASCs, has joined the ASC Quality Collaboration, an independent organization that develops standardized quality measures.  By Rachel Popa -
  2. 4 new joint venture ASCs — March 2019

    Here are four joint venture ASCs opened or announced in March:  By Eric Oliver -
  3. Maine surgeons open orthopedic surgery center — 4 insights

    A group of surgeons opened Downeast Surgery Center in Bangor, Maine, April 17, Bangor Daily News reports.  By Eric Oliver -
  4. Marcus Daly Memorial Hospital opening surgery center — 3 insights

    Hamilton, Mont.-based Marcus Daly Memorial Hospital is offering the public a peak behind the curtain of its new surgery center, the Bitterroot Star reports.  By Eric Oliver -

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  1. 4 ASCs recognized for online supply procurement

    Four ASCs were recognized for superior supply procurement by OpenMarkets, an online marketplace for healthcare equipment.   By Angie Stewart -
  2. Ohio requires ASCs to inform patients about palliative care

    The Ohio legislature passed a law requiring ASCs to establish ways to identify patients who could benefit from palliative care and inform them about those services.  By Angie Stewart -
  3. Missouri ASC wins quality award for pain-management protocol: 4 insights

    Columbia, Mo.-based CSA Surgical Center received the Bernard A. Kershner Award for a study improving pain management of laparoscopic cholecystectomy patients.  By Angie Stewart -
  4. The 3 most challenging accreditation standards for ASCs

      The Joint Commission has outlined the top accreditation standards ASCs struggle with the most.  By Rachel Popa -
  1. Cincinnati Eye Institute readies to open surgery center — 5 insights

    Mercy Health-Cincinnati will soon open a medical office building housing Cincinnati Eye Institute's new surgical center, the Cincinnati Business Courier reports.  By Eric Oliver -
  2. New York's Kofinas Fertility opens new ASC: 3 details

      New York City-based Kofinas Fertility Group opened the Manhattan Reproductive Surgery Center in Lower Manhattan.  By Rachel Popa -
  3. Why more hospitals are shifting outpatient care to ASCs

      Lowering costs and improving care quality are two of the main reasons that hospitals convert their outpatient departments into ASCs, according to ASC manager Regent Surgical Health.  By Rachel Popa -
  4. The right and wrong partners for joint venture ASCs

    Jeffrey Flynn, administrator and COO of Gramercy Surgery Center in New York City, examines how ASCs can develop successful joint venture partnerships with hospitals and other organizations.  By Laura Dyrda -
  5. How an Indiana ASC approaches patient collections

    Lisa Davis, administrator of The Center for Minimally Invasive Surgery in Munster, Ind., examines patient collection trends in ASCs and where she sees the biggest opportunity for future growth.  By Laura Dyrda -
  6. 5 thoughts for a joint-venture ASC + key concepts for building a strong operational structure

    Michael Patterson, president and CEO of Mississippi Valley Health in Davenport, Iowa, discusses the key aspects of a successful ASC joint venture.  By Laura Dyrda -
  7. Building housing health system, ASC & cardiovascular group finds buyer — 3 details

    JLL Healthcare Capital Markets Group sold an Indianapolis building occupied by Senate Street Surgery Center to an unspecified buyer, according to JLL Capital Markets Executive Vice President Justin Hill.  By Angie Stewart -
  8. 5 technologies helping ASCs expand services

    Advancements in technology allow ASCs to perform surgeries that historically required hospitalization, according to Market Research Blog.  By Angie Stewart -
  9. 6 ways to improve ASC scheduling processes

    Control over the scheduling process is a reliable indicator of ASC profitability, according to Simplify ASC, a surgery center management platform provider.  By Angie Stewart -

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