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  1. Vasectomies cost more in ASCs than office settings, study finds: 5 insights

    Office-based vasectomies are associated with lower costs than vasectomies performed in ASCs, according to a study published in Urology.  By Angie Stewart -
  2. Optum reports $26.4B in Q1 revenues & more — 6 ASC industry notes

    Here are six updates on ASC companies and industry-relevant companies to note:  By Eric Oliver -
  3. Palmetto Eye & Laser Center opening new surgery center — 3 insights

    Boiling Springs, S.C.-based Palmetto Eye & Laser Center moved into its new office and outpatient surgery center April 16, according to a statement on the practice's website.  By Eric Oliver -
  1. Optum revenues climb 11.7% year-over-year — 11 insights

    Minnetonka, Minn.-based UnitedHealth Group reported strong first-quarter growth, with Eden Prairie, Minn.-based Optum revenues hitting $26.4 billion.  By Angie Stewart -
  2. HSTpathways releases eChart 2.0 — 3 insights

    ASC management software provider HSTpathways released eChart 2.0, a real-time practice management program.  By Eric Oliver -
  3. Compass Surgical Partners' joint-venture ASC serves 3,000+ patients in 1st year

    Stuart (Fla.) Surgery Center has treated 3,000-plus patients since opening its doors in April 2018.  By Angie Stewart -
  4. Moving toward success with outpatient total joint replacement surgeries

    At the Surgery Center at Pelham, careful patient management leads to successful total joint replacement surgeries in the outpatient setting, while payer management leads to profitable financial outcomes.  By Frank Armocida, MD, Surgery Center at Pelham, Bill Hazen, Administrator/CEO, Surgery Center at Pelham and Nader Samii, CEO, National Medical Billing Services -

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  1. Top 10 states for physicians in 2019

    Based on career and lifestyle factors, North Dakota is the best state in which to practice medicine, according to MDLinx.  By Angie Stewart -
  2. How an independent practice in Florida overcame value-based care hurdles: 3 insights

    Like other independent practices, Oakland Park, Fla.-based Midland Medical had difficulty finding the time and resources to fulfill quality reporting tasks, monitor patient outcomes and track costs, according to  By Angie Stewart -
  3. PE-backed firm acquires eye center with 3 clinics, 2 ASCs: 5 things to know

    Omni Ophthalmic Management Consultants acquired an eye center with locations in Pennsylvania and Maryland, according to a press release published in PE Hub.  By Laura Dyrda -
  4. Central Indiana Orthopedics building surgery center in 37-acre MedTech Park — 3 insights

    Muncie, Ind.-based Central Indiana Orthopedics began constructing a facility in MedTech Park, a 37-acre business development in Fishers, Ind., Building Indiana reports.  By Angie Stewart -
  1. Grace Hospital ASC moves ahead with nearly $4M renovation: 3 insights

    Grace Hospital ASC in Southfield, Mich., has a $3.9 million project in the works.  By Angie Stewart -
  2. Scott Bergman becomes vice president of business development at Regent Surgical Health: 4 things to know

    Regent Surgical Health named an ASC industry veteran its new vice president of business development.  By Laura Dyrda -
  3. California dentist to open surgery center on East Coast — 3 quick points

    Mike Golpa, DDS, a dentist practicing in Southern California, plans to open Golpa Dental Implants Surgery Center in Tysons Corner, Va.  By Angie Stewart -
  4. Catholic Health to acquire surgery center near competing Kaleida Health ASC — 4 details

    Buffalo, N.Y.-based Catholic Health plans to acquire Sterling Surgical Center in Orchard Park, N.Y., Buffalo Business First reports.  By Angie Stewart -
  5. 4 insights into anesthesiologist salary

    Most anesthesiologists who would choose to go into medicine again would also select the same specialty, according to Medscape's "Physician Compensation Report 2019."  By Angie Stewart -
  6. Eye Health America acquires 6th eye practice, ASC in South Carolina: 4 notes

    Eye Health America acquired Carolinas Center for Sight, based in Florence, S.C.  By Laura Dyrda -
  7. Former AAAASF interim COO becomes executive director: 4 things to know

    The American Association for Accreditation of Ambulatory Surgery Facilities appointed a new executive director.  By Laura Dyrda -
  8. Salary for self-employed physicians, specialists & more — 4 insights

    Male specialists and self-employed specialists receive higher compensation than their peers, according to Medscape's "Physician Compensation Report 2019."  By Angie Stewart -
  9. 44% of physicians participate in fee-for-service models — 6 statistics

    The percentage of physicians involved in accountable care organizations dipped from 36 percent in 2017 to 28 percent in 2019, according to Medscape's "Physician Compensation Report 2019."  By Angie Stewart -

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