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  1. Takeda's SVP of GI Uthra Sundaram on the company's future, Shire & more

    Takeda is trying to change how gastrointestinal diseases are treated. Uthra Sundaram, senior vice president of Takeda's gastrointestinal business unit, shared insights into the company's focus on GI, its drug pipeline and how the company's acquisition of Shire has been received.  By Eric Oliver -
  2. ASC supply chain tip of the day: Track trends

    Keeping an eye on performance metrics can help increase supply chain efficiency for ASCs, said Molly Ehrlich, healthcare performance improvement company Vizient's consulting director of advisory solutions for supply chain operations.  By Rachel Popa -
  3. Aetna to change ASC payment process — 3 details

    Aetna is changing how it will handle certain ASC and ambulatory payment classification code edits, according to AdvantEdge, a medical billing company.  By Angie Stewart -

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  1. GI physicians making headlines

    Three gastroenterologists featured this week:  By Rachel Popa -
  2. OptumCare, $13M private equity deal & more: 5 must-read articles for ASC leaders

    Here are five of the most popular articles in Becker's ASC Review this week:  By Rachel Popa -
  3. Indictment stands in $17.5M pill mill operation after agents destroy 2K patient files

    An indictment in an alleged pill mill operation was upheld despite the DEA's destruction of nearly 2,000 patient files that could have been used as evidence, according to knox news, part of the USA Today network.   By Angie Stewart -
  4. 18-physician group, 2 New York hospitals advance $8M ASC project

    Albany (N.Y.) Medical Center, Saratoga Hospital and an 18-physician group gained clearance for their surgery center development, Albany Business Review reports.  By Angie Stewart -

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  1. Tenet board appoints new independent director — 5 details

    Tenet Healthcare appointed Christopher Lynch, a former KPMG partner, to its board of directors.  By Angie Stewart -
  2. 10 golden rules for ASC administrators

    The ASC administrator role requires a comprehensive skill set, according to Simplify ASC, a surgery center management platform company.  By Angie Stewart -
  3. Why ASCs will succeed in value-based care + more insights from a Florida ASC administrator

    Consolidation, cost cutting, and efforts to improve efficiency and quality will transform the ASC space within the next 10 years, according to Kerri J. Gantt, administrative director of Gastroenterology Associates of S.W. Florida, a practice based in Fort Myers and Cape Coral.  By Angie Stewart -
  4. Trump administration targets consolidation, cost disparity across sites — 5 takeaways

    CMS Administrator Seema Verma said the Trump administration is doubling down on site-neutral payments and reversing previous administrations' policies, claiming they accelerated healthcare consolidation, which in turn stifled competition, hurt independent providers, and hiked up costs.  By Angie Stewart -

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  1. New Hampshire hospital opens 2nd outpatient building in $50M project, 3rd slated for 2020

    A $50 million outpatient campus in Portsmouth, N.H., is two-thirds complete, reports.   By Angie Stewart -
  2. CMS could reject outpatient claims over spelling, abbreviations — 3 things to know

    Healthcare organizations will encounter an additional barrier to payment for Medicare outpatient claims this summer, according to JD Supra.  By Angie Stewart -
  3. Prisma Health to spend $305M yearly on projects including ASC, Fitch predicts: 3 highlights

    Fitch Ratings predicted Prisma Health-Upstate's annual investment in strategic initiatives — including an ASC — will fall between $250 million and $305 million over the next five years, according to The Greenville News, part of the USA Today network.  By Angie Stewart -
  4. 10 GI & endoscopy companies for ASC leaders to know

    Here are 10 gastroenterology and endoscopy companies ASC leaders should keep on their radars:  By Rachel Popa -
  5. 107 ASCs opened or announced in the first half of 2019

    A little over 100 ASCs were opened or announced in the first six months of this year. Here's a breakdown by month:  By Rachel Popa -
  6. Dr. Robert Zwolak to lead surgical services at New Hampshire VA ASC

    Robert Zwolak, MD, PhD, will serve as the chief of surgical services at the Manchester (N.H.) Veterans Affairs Medical Center's ASC, the New Hampshire Union Leader reports.  By Eric Oliver -
  7. Bill to repeal physician-owned hospital ban introduced in U.S. House

    A bipartisan bill to repeal the Affordable Care Act's moratorium on new physician owned hospitals was introduced June 4, according to InsideHealthPolicy.  By Rachel Popa -
  8. Paper charts, payment & competition — 4 insights from an Ohio ASC administrator

    New Albany-based Central Ohio Surgical Institute Administrator Marcy DelVecchio, RN, told Becker's ASC Review how her center is handling evolutions, challenges and opportunities in healthcare.  By Angie Stewart -
  9. How ASCs play a role in medical office transactions — 3 insights from an investment director

    An influx of medical office investors is good news for ASC operators, according to John Nero, a director of the healthcare-focused investment banking firm Hammond Hanlon Camp. Mr. Nero told Becker's ASC Review how ASCs could be affected by medical office transactions — and play a role in them.  By Angie Stewart -

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