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  1. Outlook for total joint replacements in the ASC: Key concepts from Dr. Thomas K. Miller

    Thomas K. Miller, MD, is the section chief of sports medicine at Carilion Clinic in Roanoke, Va. He has long championed orthopedic procedures in the outpatient ASC and has a deep understanding of the roadblocks to, as well as opportunities for, total joint replacement in the ASC.  By Laura Dyrda -
  2. Stock market week-in-review for 5 large GI companies — Nov. 6-10

    Here is how five major, publicly traded gastroenterology companies fared in the stock market for the week of Nov. 6 to Nov. 10, 2017.  By Eric Oliver -
  3. Humana's value-based care agreements yield 13% increase in colon cancer screenings: 7 things to know

    Touting 900-plus relationships with value-based provider organizations and 51,500 physicians in value-based agreements, Humana released an internal study showing the results of its value-based agreements.  By Mary Rechtoris -

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  1. Dr. James Depew joins Georgia surgery center: 4 notes

    Marietta, Ga.-based Plastic Surgery Center of the South added James Depew, MD, to its team.  By Mary Rechtoris -
  2. Delaware workers' comp. fee schedule rates for ASC services were 91%-144% above Medicare for knee, shoulder procedures following legislative changes

    Workers Compensation Research Institute published a report analyzing whether Delaware's fee schedule changes lowered medicals expense across various sites, including ASC facility fees for surgical procedures.  By Mary Rechtoris -
  3. Ramapo Valley Surgical Center's Amy Allard joins American Health Council's nursing board: 4 key points

    The American Health Council named Ramsey, N.J.-based Ramapo Valley Surgical Center's Administrative Director Amy Allard, BSN, RN, to its nursing board.  By Laura Dyrda -
  4. Dr. Sunny Uppal: 3 considerations before adding spine to ASCs + what spine procedure is coming next

    Sunny Uppal, MD, of Riverside, Calif.-based Glenwood Surgical Center, outlines considerations for ASCs before diving into the spine service as well as which spine procedure he believes will shift to the outpatient arena next.  By Megan Wood -

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  1. Nashville's Mayor proposes turning the city's only safety net hospital into an ASC

    The Mayor of Nashville, Tenn., submitted a proposal to close inpatient services for Nashville (Tenn.) General Hospital, the only safety net hospital in Nashville, and reopen the facility as an ASC, according to the Tennessean.  By Laura Dyrda -
  2. Envision Healthcare shares hit 52-week low; Surgery Partners revenue increases 5% so far in 2017 & more: 4 ASC company key notes

    Here are four updates on ASC management companies from the past week.  By Mary Rechtoris -
  3. Demonstrating their value — How the Digestive Health Physicians Association is fighting for independent gastroenterology

    Three years ago, a group of physicians representing independent gastroenterology practices met in a Starbucks on Capitol Hill to discuss pending legislation threatening independent practices.  By Eric Oliver -
  4. Drs. Vivek Neginhal, David Rovinsky & David Fabi complete world's 1st robotic-assisted bi-cruciate for TKR

    Vivek Neginhal, MD, David Rovinsky, MD, and David Fabi, MD performed the world's first robotic-assisted bi-cruciate retaining total knee replacement procedures in the world using Smith & Nephew's Navio robotics-assisted system and the Journey II XR implant.  By Eric Oliver -
  1. Physicians Realty Trust adds Pamela Kessler to its board — 3 insights

    Physicians Realty Trust increased its board from seven to eight trustees when it added Pamela Kessler Nov. 10.  By Eric Oliver -
  2. Stock market week-in-review for 4 large ASC chains — Nov. 6-10

    Here is how four major, publicly traded ASC chains fared in the stock market for the week of Nov. 6 to Nov. 10.  By Eric Oliver -
  3. Tri-State Specialists to build $37M, 50,000-sq-ft surgery center — 4 insights

    Tri-State Specialists will break ground on its $37 million Riverview Surgical Center in late November, the Sioux City Journal reports. Both organizations are based in South Sioux City, Neb.  By Eric Oliver -
  4. Nurse anesthesia No. 1 in master's degree earnings — 10 insights

    Moneyish compiled a list of the top-and worst-paying graduate degrees and nurse anesthesia took the top spot.  By Eric Oliver -
  5. 5 most read GI/endoscopy stories: Nov. 6-10

    Here are the five most popular gastroenterology and endoscopy stories for the week of Nov. 6 to Nov. 10, 2017.  By Eric Oliver -
  6. 7 things for ASC leaders to know for Monday — Nov. 13, 2017

    Here are seven things ASC leaders should know for Nov. 13, 2017.  By Eric Oliver -
  7. Trump nominates Alex Azar for HHS secretary: 5 key points

    Earlier this morning, President Donald Trump announced he was nominating Alex Azar for HHS secretary, according to The Hill.  By Mary Rechtoris -
  8. Pennsylvania plastic surgery center celebrates 25 years: 4 things to know

    Spring Township, Pa.-based Berks Plastic Surgery celebrated 25 years since opening its doors, according to Reading Eagle.  By Mary Rechtoris -
  9. Saint Francis Hospital plans to open $26M orthopedic ASC pending regulatory approval: 5 takeaways

    Hartford, Conn.-based Saint Francis Hospital and Medical Center plans to open an orthopedic surgery center in Hartford, according to Hartford Courant.  By Mary Rechtoris -

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