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  1. 4 key points on Laser Spine Institute — Providers have treated 75,000+ chronic pain patients since 2005

    Tampa-based Laser Spine Institute boasts an overall low complication rate and has cared for thousands of patients over the past 12 years.  By Mary Rechtoris -
  2. Jeopardizing patient safety in ambulatory settings: Clinician stress, burnout

    The American College of Physicians found clinician burnout and stress may hinder the ability to improve patient safety in ambulatory settings, according to MedPage Today.  By Mary Rechtoris -
  3. ASC leader to know: Physicians Endoscopy VP of Operations Annie Sariego

    Annie Sariego is the vice president of operations of Physicians Endoscopy. Equipped with 30-plus years of experience in the healthcare industry, Ms.  Sariego joined Physicians Endoscopy in 2011.  By Mary Rechtoris -

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  1. Did CJR make a difference? 4 things to know on Medicare total joint replacement readmissions

    A new study published in the Journal of Arthroplasty examines whether healthcare reform's Comprehensive Care for Joint Replacements initiative reduced costs associated with primary total joint replacements and outlined the factors most notably contributing to those costs.  By Laura Dyrda -
  2. US ambulatory health IT market hit $2.7B in 2016: 4 key points on future growth

    A new study from Data Bridge Market Research examines the global ambulatory health IT market, outlining growth through 2024.  By Laura Dyrda -
  3. Iowa medical center readies to open new surgery center — 4 insights

    Shenandoah (Iowa) Medical Center is putting the finishing touches on its new outpatient surgery center, KMA Land reports.  By Eric Oliver -
  4. What did Surgery Partners, AmSurg, USPI and HCA have in common during Q3?

    The nation's largest public ASC chains had a rough third quarter, due in part to elements outside of their control. Here is one thing that Surgery Partners, AmSurg, United Surgical Partners International and HCA had in common:  By Laura Dyrda -

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  1. Record numbers enroll into ACA during 1st days of open enrollment — 4 insights

    An anonymous source said more than 200,000 people selected a plan through the ACA on the first day of open enrollment, Nov. 1, The Hill reports.  By Eric Oliver -
  2. Modernizing Medicine upgrades Ophthalmology EHR system — 4 insights

    Modernizing Medicine will display its upgraded Ophthalmology EHR system at AAO 2017 in New Orleans, Nov. 11 to Nov. 14.  By Eric Oliver -
  3. What ASCs should do to stay ahead of hurricane-caused drug shortages — 4 insights

    An article, published in ASC Focus, offered several tips for ASCs to stay ahead of drug-shortages caused by Hurricanes Harvey and Irma.  By Eric Oliver -
  4. Dr. Barry Friedberg honored as one of 'The Leading Physicians of the World' — 4 insights

    The International Association of HealthCare Professionals will profile Barry Friedberg, MD, in its The Leading Physicians of the World publication.  By Eric Oliver -
  1. Dr. Padraic Obma performs Orthopedic & Sports Institute of the Fox Valley's 1st total knee replacement — 5 insights

    Appleton, Wis.-based Orthopedic & Sports Institute of the Fox Valley became the first surgery center in Northern Wisconsin to perform a total knee replacement with Stryker's Mako robotic-arm assisted total knee application.  By Eric Oliver -
  2. Drs. Ajay Goel, Nitesh Ratnakar & more: 4 GI physicians making headlines

    Here are four gastroenterologists making news this past week.  By Eric Oliver -
  3. How the CMS final rule will impact gastroenterologists — 5 insights

    CMS issued its 2018 final rule for the Medicare Quality Payment Program. The rule increased ASC reimbursement by 1.2 percent and made five key changes that will impact gastroenterologists.  By Eric Oliver -
  4. 17 observations on total joint and spine procedures at ASCs

    ASC owners and operators across the country are considering whether to add or expand total joint and spine programs at their centers. Orthopedics has been a desirable specialty for several years, and minimally invasive techniques as well as advanced pain management allow patients to return home within 24 hours of surgery.  By Laura Dyrda -
  5. 14 statistics on orthopedic case volume, net revenue at ASCs across the US

    Here are 14 statistics on orthopedic case volume as a percentage of total cases and net revenue per case at ASCs across the country, according to VMG Health's Multi-Specialty ASC Intellimarker 2017.  By Laura Dyrda -
  6. Tenet names Richard Fisher, Richard Mark to board of directors: 5 things to know

    Tenet Healthcare named Richard Fisher and Richard Mark to the company's board, effective immediately.  By Mary Rechtoris -
  7. AnMed Health closes Physicians Surgery Center amid layoffs — 5 insights

    AnMed Health closed its Physicians Surgery Center permanently after it laid off 94 employees, the Independent Mail reports. Both organizations are based in Anderson, S.C.  By Eric Oliver -
  8. Dr. Brian McGrath performs 1st outpatient hip replacement at Southtowns Surgery Center — 5 insights

    Buffalo, N.Y.-based UBMD Orthopaedics & Sports Medicine orthopedic surgeon Brian McGrath, MD, performed the first hip replacement at Orchard Park, N.Y.-based Southtowns Surgery Center.  By Eric Oliver -
  9. Analysts: Private practice to remain "permanent fixture" of healthcare market

    As physicians continue to reduce their market share in private practices, Medscape examined private practice ownership trends, finding although the market dominance of years past may have vanished, private practices are here to stay.  By Eric Oliver -

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