Today's Top 20 Stories
  1. ASC supply chain tip of the day: Restrict vendor access to physicians

    ASCs should prevent vendors from pushing products on physicians by implementing restrictions, according to Quorum Purchasing Advantage Vice President Tony Bramer.  By Angie Stewart -
  2. These 4 CMS proposals could affect anesthesia providers

    CMS' 2019 proposed rule for the Outpatient Prospective Payment System and ASC Payment System covers several topics relevant to anesthesia providers, according to Anesthesia Business Consultants President and CEO Tony Mira.  By Angie Stewart -
  3. Prime Healthcare Services to pay $65M for allegedly admitting patients suited for outpatient — 6 facts

    Ontario, Calif.-based Prime Healthcare Services and CEO Prem Reddy, MD, will together pay $65 million to settle False Claim Act allegations against 14 Prime hospitals.   By Angie Stewart -

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  1. City approves Dr. Charles Proctor's ophthalmology ASC: 5 details

    Conway (S.C.) Ophthalmology Associates' Charles Proctor, MD, received city approval for a new office building and surgery center, myhorrynews.com reports.  By Angie Stewart -
  2. New Jersey property management firm acquires medical building with surgery center — 3 insights

    Property management firm Atkins Co. acquired a 27,685-square-foot medical office building in Plainville, Conn., for $5.5 million, Commercial Property Executive reports.  By Eric Oliver -
  3. Northwest ENT Associates settling False Claims Act allegations for $1.2M — 4 insights

    Marietta, Ga.-based Northwest ENT Associates will pay about $1.2 million to settle alleged False Claims Act violations, according to a Northern District of Georgia U.S. Attorney's Office release.  By Eric Oliver -
  4. Root Beer runners — Lakewalk Surgery Center sponsors children's triathlon

    During the Root Beer Kids Triathlon sponsored by Duluth, Minn.-based Lakewalk Surgery Center, child triathletes took to the water, road and trail before celebrating with a frothy mug of root beer, Aug. 5.  By Eric Oliver -

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  1. How each state's healthcare system ranks — 51 statistics

    WalletHub released its 2018 Best & Worst States for Health Care study, analyzing several relevant metrics to determine which states had the best healthcare systems.  By Eric Oliver -
  2. How many ASCs with total joints do large ASC companies have?

    The number of ASCs with total joint replacements is growing among both independent centers and ASC chains. More than 215 ASCs across the country offer total joint replacements, including at least 150 affiliated with ASC companies.  By Laura Dyrda -
  3. 5 most read ASC articles: July 27 - August 2

    Here are the five most popular ASC stories for the week of July 27 to August 2, 2018:  By Rachel Popa -
  4. 3 things to know about JLL's $35M surgery center sale

    MBRE Healthcare purchased three surgery centers for $35 million, Commercial Property Executive reported.  By Rachel Popa -
  1. 70% of CRC deaths for Kaiser beneficiaries occurred due to screening gaps: 6 key study facts

    A new analysis from Kaiser Permanente networks in northern and southern California found nearly 70 percent of patients who died of colorectal cancer were not up to date on their screenings for the condition, Gastroenterology and Endoscopy News reported.  By Rachel Popa -
  2. Nobilis takes a Q2 hit, revenue down 13.5% after discontinuing lab testing ancillary: 8 things to know

    Nobilis Health reported $69.2 million in second quarter revenue, a 13.5 percent decrease from the same period last year.  By Laura Dyrda -
  3. 4 recent ASC acquisitions & partnerships — July 2018

    Here are four ASC acquisitions and partnerships announced in July 2018:  By Angie Stewart -
  4. How ASCs can develop a stellar preauthorization process — 5 tips

    ASCs should closely and continually examine processes for preauthorization of the patient's procedure, a crucial step in the revenue cycle process, according to Surgical Information Systems Revenue Cycle Services Director Jessica Nelson.  By Angie Stewart -
  5. Riverview Surgery Center under construction: 5 highlights

    Construction is underway on the South Sioux City, Neb.-based Riverview Surgery Center, according to Curtis Group Architects.  By Angie Stewart -
  6. How 5 ASCs are preparing for outcomes-based reimbursement

    Five ASC leaders discuss value-based care and what their centers are doing to prepare for outcomes-based reimbursement in the future.  By Laura Dyrda -
  7. 5 most-read GI/endoscopy stories: July 26-August 1

    Here are the five most popular gastroenterology and endoscopy stories for the week of July 26 to August 1, 2018.  By Rachel Popa -
  8. Entyvio drives Takeda's Q1 revenue growth: 6 things to know

    Takeda released its first quarter 2018 revenue numbers.  By Rachel Popa -
  9. 5 takeaways from ACG's new Crohn's disease recommendations

    The American College of Gastroenterology released new recommendations for the treatment and management of Crohn's disease in adults, Medscape reported.  By Rachel Popa -

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