Today's Top 20 Stories
  1. How many hats does a surgery center materials manager wear every day?

    As surgery centers across America come together to celebrate National ASC Month, it’s time to fully recognize the one indispensable role that improves the health of every facility: the materials manager.  By Staff -
  2. Gastro Health acquires largest private practice in Orlando — 4 insights

    Miami-based Gastro Health is entering the central Florida market by acquiring Orlando's largest private gastroenterology group, Central Florida Gastroenterology.  By Eric Oliver -
  3. Nobilis Health reports disappointing Q2 earnings & more — 6 ASC company key notes

    Here are six updates on ASC companies and industry-relevant companies to note:  By Eric Oliver -

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  1. How a North Carolina-based ASC aims to create value for the healthcare system

    CEO of Wake Forest Baptist Health Outpatient Surgery-Clemmons (N.C.) Corrie Massey, discusses how her center will continue to grow in the future. Wake Forest Baptist Health Outpatient Surgery Center-Clemmons is affiliated with Surgical Care Affiliates.  By Laura Dyrda -
  2. Nobilis to focus on growing in-network revenue for the remainder of 2018: 3 key quotes on Q2

    In the second quarter, Nobilis Helath reported a 13.5 percent decrease in revenue due to discontinuing their lab testing ancillary. Going forward, the company is focused on increasing in-network revenue as well as expanding and diversifying its platform.  By Laura Dyrda -
  3. 4 things to know about University Orthopedics' new 90K-sq.-ft. ASC, MOB

    Providence, R.I.-based University Orthopedics opened a 90,000-square-foot medical office and surgery center in East Providence, R.I.  By Rachel Popa -
  4. ASC supply chain tip of the day: Restrict vendor access to physicians

    ASCs should prevent vendors from pushing products on physicians by implementing restrictions, according to Quorum Purchasing Advantage Vice President Tony Bramer.  By Angie Stewart -

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  1. These 4 CMS proposals could affect anesthesia providers

    CMS' 2019 proposed rule for the Outpatient Prospective Payment System and ASC Payment System covers several topics relevant to anesthesia providers, according to Anesthesia Business Consultants President and CEO Tony Mira.  By Angie Stewart -
  2. Prime Healthcare Services to pay $65M for allegedly admitting patients suited for outpatient — 6 facts

    Ontario, Calif.-based Prime Healthcare Services and CEO Prem Reddy, MD, will together pay $65 million to settle False Claim Act allegations against 14 Prime hospitals.   By Angie Stewart -
  3. City approves Dr. Charles Proctor's ophthalmology ASC: 5 details

    Conway (S.C.) Ophthalmology Associates' Charles Proctor, MD, received city approval for a new office building and surgery center, reports.  By Angie Stewart -
  4. New Jersey property management firm acquires medical building with surgery center — 3 insights

    Property management firm Atkins Co. acquired a 27,685-square-foot medical office building in Plainville, Conn., for $5.5 million, Commercial Property Executive reports.  By Eric Oliver -
  1. Northwest ENT Associates settling False Claims Act allegations for $1.2M — 4 insights

    Marietta, Ga.-based Northwest ENT Associates will pay about $1.2 million to settle alleged False Claims Act violations, according to a Northern District of Georgia U.S. Attorney's Office release.  By Eric Oliver -
  2. Root Beer runners — Lakewalk Surgery Center sponsors children's triathlon

    During the Root Beer Kids Triathlon sponsored by Duluth, Minn.-based Lakewalk Surgery Center, child triathletes took to the water, road and trail before celebrating with a frothy mug of root beer, Aug. 5.  By Eric Oliver -
  3. How each state's healthcare system ranks — 51 statistics

    WalletHub released its 2018 Best & Worst States for Health Care study, analyzing several relevant metrics to determine which states had the best healthcare systems.  By Eric Oliver -
  4. How many ASCs with total joints do large ASC companies have?

    The number of ASCs with total joint replacements is growing among both independent centers and ASC chains. More than 215 ASCs across the country offer total joint replacements, including at least 150 affiliated with ASC companies.  By Laura Dyrda -
  5. 5 most read ASC articles: July 27 - August 2

    Here are the five most popular ASC stories for the week of July 27 to August 2, 2018:  By Rachel Popa -
  6. 3 things to know about JLL's $35M surgery center sale

    MBRE Healthcare purchased three surgery centers for $35 million, Commercial Property Executive reported.  By Rachel Popa -
  7. 70% of CRC deaths for Kaiser beneficiaries occurred due to screening gaps: 6 key study facts

    A new analysis from Kaiser Permanente networks in northern and southern California found nearly 70 percent of patients who died of colorectal cancer were not up to date on their screenings for the condition, Gastroenterology and Endoscopy News reported.  By Rachel Popa -
  8. Nobilis takes a Q2 hit, revenue down 13.5% after discontinuing lab testing ancillary: 8 things to know

    Nobilis Health reported $69.2 million in second quarter revenue, a 13.5 percent decrease from the same period last year.  By Laura Dyrda -
  9. 4 recent ASC acquisitions & partnerships — July 2018

    Here are four ASC acquisitions and partnerships announced in July 2018:  By Angie Stewart -

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