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  1. 7 insights about newly-elected ACG president Dr. Sunanda Kane

    Rochester, Minn.-based gastroenterologist Sunanda Kane, MD, is the American College of Gastroenterology's newly elected president.  By Eric Oliver -
  2. The Joint Commission's new pain standards take effect in January: 5 things anesthesia groups should know

    Anesthesia groups should review and modify their policies and procedures to ensure compliance with The Joint Commission's updated pain standards, according to Anesthesia Business Consultants President and CEO Tony Mira.  By Angie Stewart -
  3. Former pain physician sentenced to 20 years in prison after allegedly causing multiple overdoses: 5 details

    Former pain management physician Howard Gregg Diamond, MD, pleaded guilty Oct. 5 to federal drug distribution charges, KATC News reports.  By Angie Stewart -

Riding the wave of the future

National Cardiovascular Partners (NCP) is the pioneer of the Hybrid Cardiovascular Center model (ASC & Catheterization Lab). Learn how they have successfully partnered with top physicians who are interested in having more professional control and the freedom to provide high-quality patient care.  
  1. OhioHealth to drop Anthem Medicare plan — How the decision will affect surgery centers & 11K patients

    OhioHealth notified patients it will drop an Anthem Blue Cross and Blue Shield Medicare plan from its network, effective Jan. 1, 2019, over a contractual issue, The Columbus Dispatch reports.  By Angie Stewart -
  2. $5.3M orthopedic facility & surgery center development earns community backing — 5 insights

    Hplex Solutions' proposed $5.3 million orthopedic center development received community support during a Granville Village Council Meeting Oct. 4, the Newark Advocate reports.  By Angie Stewart -
  3. 3 updates impacting ASC accreditation — September 2018

    Here are three updates regarding the ASC accreditation process:  By Angie Stewart -
  4. ASC supply chain tip of the day: Optimize inventory

    After labor costs, devices, implants and medical supplies are an ASC's greatest expense, according to Westchester, Ill.-based Regent Surgical Health.  By Rachel Popa -

How to drive growth, efficiency, and savings with an enterprise laboratory

Learn next steps from Mount Sinai Health System, Children's National Medical Center, and TriCore Reference Laboratories.
  1. Salary gap between ASC and hospital leaders narrows — Here's how much

    OR Manager's 2018 Salary/Career survey reported seven key statistics on ASC leader pay and demographics.  By Rachel Popa -
  2. North Carolina finalizes plan that could spur ASC, hospital developments — 5 takeaways

    North Carolina State Health Coordinating Council finalized the 2019 State Medical Facilities Plan, a document that could prompt a flurry of growth and development proposals, according to law firm Williams Mullen.  By Angie Stewart -
  3. 5 top cybersecurity issues for ASCs

    Software vendor HSTpathways Founder and CEO Tom Hui discussed the top cybersecurity challenges for ASCs in an interview with Information Security Media Group.  By Angie Stewart -
  4. Successful medical groups adopt these 3 strategies — MGMA report insights

    The 2018 MGMA DataDive Better Performers found successful medical groups have three strategies in common, Healthcare Finance News reports.  By Angie Stewart -
  1. Property suitable for medical office building, ASC is on the market — 4 details

    Anchor Health Properties is marketing a lot in Nashville, Tenn., that could accommodate a five-story medical office building, Nashville Post reports.  By Angie Stewart -
  2. HCA, Blue Cross and Blue Shield Georgia salvage contract to cover Eastside General Surgery & other facilities — 3 insights

    Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Georgia and Blue Cross Blue Shield Healthcare Plan of Georgia reached a new multi-year agreement with Nashville, Tenn.-based Hospital Corporation of America, the payer announced Oct. 4.   By Angie Stewart -
  3. Medical City Frisco prepares to break ground on $35M medical office building, surgery center: 3 highlights

    Medical City Frisco (Texas) plans to build a five-story medical office building and surgery center south of the hospital, Community Impact Newspaper reports.  By Angie Stewart -
  4. Froedtert South proposes hospital with outpatient space — 4 notes

    A partnership between Kenosha, Wis.-based United Hospital System and Froedtert Health in Wauwatosa is acquiring a 41.25-acre site for a medical development in Mount Pleasant, Wis., Milwaukee Business Journal reports.  By Angie Stewart -
  5. Eye Care & Surgical Center sells for $6.1M

    CCI Baton Rouge (La.), operating under Cornerstone Companies, bought Baton Rouge, La.-based Eye Care & Surgical Center for $6.1 million, according to the Greater Baton Rouge Business Report.  By Rachel Popa -
  6. Drs. Steven Matulis, Douglas Morgan, & more: 6 GI physicians making headlines

    Here are six gastroenterologists that made news in the past week:  By Rachel Popa -
  7. 5 must-read articles for the ASC industry this week: Sept. 28-Oct.4

    Here are the most popular ASC articles this week:  By Rachel Popa -
  8. 3 measures CMS is taking to increase oversight of accrediting organizations

    CMS is taking action to improve its oversight of Medicare's accrediting organizations.  By Rachel Popa -
  9. The 4 essential case costing benefits ASCs should know

    For ASCs to be financially successful, case costing should be a priority, according to Alpharetta, Ga.-based Surgical Information Systems.  By Rachel Popa -

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