Today's Top 20 Stories
  1. $8.5M building to feature Anderson Surgery Center, SSM Health clinic — 5 insights

    Two health systems broke ground on an $8.5 million building in Edwardsville, Ill., that will house a surgery center and a specialty clinic, according to the St. Louis Post-Dispatch.  By Angie Stewart -
  2. Neurologist salary hits $317K: 3 notes from Merritt Hawkins

    Neurologists have one of the highest starting salaries for physicians, and generate over $2 million for hospitals, according to surveys conducted by physician search firm Merritt Hawkins.  By Rachel Popa -
  3. CMS outpatient prospective payment rule & 4 other must-read articles

    Here are five of the most-read articles on Becker's ASC Review this week:  By Rachel Popa -

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  1. ASC supply chain tip of the day: Create a risk management strategy

    When supply chain shortages occur, understanding how hurricanes or other severe weather can affect supply chain operations stay ahead of disruptions, according to Cheryl Poplaski, senior director of supply chain operations for healthcare services company Vizient.  By Rachel Popa -
  2. The 3 most challenging ASC infection control areas

    ASC technology developer Surgical Information Systems' chief nursing officer Ann Geier weighed in on the top infection control challenges for ASCs.  By Rachel Popa -
  3. 3 key ways to improve revenue cycle performance

    Revenue cycle performance is key to running a successful practice, according to medical news site Mnet News.  By Rachel Popa -
  4. Supply chain company launches online marketplace for ASCs

    American Surgical Products has launched its online marketplace for ASCs to purchase surgical supplies.  By Rachel Popa -

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  1. The top 8 uses of telehealth in the outpatient setting

    Over 44 percent of outpatient practices said they use a telehealth solution or service, according to the 2019 outpatient telehealth study conducted by data analytics company Definitive Healthcare.  By Rachel Popa -
  2. UPMC Outpatient Center to open beside new hospital — 3 notes

    Harrisburg, Pa.-based UPMC Pinnacle plans to open an outpatient facility after moving UPMC Memorial operations to a new, 102-bed hospital, according to Fox43.  By Angie Stewart -
  3. Summit Orthopedics property sells for $29.4M

    Summit Orthopedics' surgery center building in Eagan, Minn., was sold for $29.4 million. The transaction was first reported by the Minneapolis/St. Paul Business Journal.  By Angie Stewart -
  4. Tenet donates $100K to support El Paso shooting victims

    Tenet Healthcare Corp. donated $100,000 to support shooting victims and their families in El Paso, Texas, where a gunman killed 22 people and injured more than two dozen at a Walmart on Aug. 3, as reported by ABC News.  By Angie Stewart -

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  1. Solving the opioid problem in ASCs — 11 leaders discuss strategies 

    ASCs are well-positioned to lead the fight against opioid abuse. Here, 11 ASC administrators and thought leaders from across the U.S. discuss how their centers reduce opioid use and improve pain management.   By Staff -
  2. Independent Texas surgical practice could close after 3 surgeons leave — 4 insights

    Three surgeons at Victoria (Texas) Surgical Associates are leaving the practice, the Victoria Advocate reports.  By Eric Oliver -
  3. Best & Worst: 30 more insights into healthcare in America

    WalletHub released its 2019 survey on the Best & Worst States for Health Care Aug 5.  By Eric Oliver -
  4. Wisconsin surgery center closes — 3 insights

    Pewaukee, Wis.-based Lake Country Surgery Center closed and voluntarily terminated its Medicare benefits in December 2018.  By Eric Oliver -
  5. Physicians Endoscopy establishes acquisition platform & more — 10 ASC industry notes

    Here are 10 updates on ASC companies and industry-relevant companies to note:  By Eric Oliver -
  6. Tenet/USPI ambulatory revenue up 5.3% in Q2 — 6 things to know

    Tenet's ambulatory care segment revenue increased 5.3 percent year over year in the second quarter of 2019, the company reported on Aug. 5.  By Angie Stewart -
  7. Recognizing Materials Managers during National ASC Month

    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 Cardinal Health -
  8. ASC supply chain tip of the day: Focus on value-based care

    The shift to value-based care poses risks and new opportunities for ASCs in the area of inventory management, according to Johnson & Johnson Health Care Systems' Ruben Taborda, senior director of supply chain customer solutions.  By Rachel Popa -
  9. 6 spine-focused ASCs opened or announced this year

    Here are six spine ASCs and practices that have been opened or announced this year:  By Rachel Popa -

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