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  1. 200+ hospitals, ASCs & other providers prepare for the worst with emergency exercise — 5 details

    More than 200 Indiana healthcare providers and coalition partners will participate in an emergency preparedness exercise Oct. 12.  By Angie Stewart -
  2. Ohio Surgery Center celebrates 20th birthday: 4 highlights

    Columbus-based Ohio Surgery Center celebrated its 20th anniversary, NBC4 reports.  By Angie Stewart -
  3. 57% of physicians are critical of value-based payments — 5 poll results

    Most physicians surveyed said the move toward value-based payment is ineffective and has increased regulatory burdens, according to the 2018 MGMA Regulatory Burden Survey.  By Angie Stewart -

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  1. Envision (AmSurg) launches campaign blaming surprise medical bills on insurance regulations — 6 insights

    Nashville, Tenn.-based Envision Healthcare (AmSurg) is trying to repair its public image by launching a website dedicated to explaining surprise medical billing claims.  By Eric Oliver -
  2. Amarillo VA Health Care System building outpatient clinic — 3 insights

    Amarillo (Texas) VA Health Care System will build a $12.3 million outpatient clinic on Lubbock-based Texas Tech University's campus, EverythingLubbock.com reports.  By Eric Oliver -
  3. SightMD partners with Lindenhurst Eye Physicians & Surgeons — 3 insights

    Hauppauge, N.Y.-based SightMD entered into a strategic partnership with West Babylon, N.Y.-based Lindenhurst Eye Physicians & Surgeons.  By Eric Oliver -
  4. Dayton Children's Hospital weighing large outpatient project — 4 insights

    Dayton (Ohio) Children's Hospital is considering developing a five-story outpatient center at its main campus, Dayton Daily News reports.  By Eric Oliver -

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  1. 9 ASC developments worth $10M+ — September 2018

    Here are nine ASC developments worth more than $10 million:  By Angie Stewart -
  2. 200+ total joint replacement ASC in New Jersey opens new location: 4 things to know

    Lawrenceville, N.J.-based Mercer County Surgery Center opened a new location that includes advanced technology for the center's multidisciplinary procedures.  By Laura Dyrda -
  3. DaVita Medical will pay $270M to resolve False Claims Act violation allegations: 5 things to know

    DaVita Medical Holdings will pay $270 million to resolve False Claims Act violation allegations related to inaccurate billing information that led to inflated payments from Medicare Advantage Plan beneficiaries.  By Laura Dyrda -
  4. Here's what the value-based care shift means for ASC supply chains: 2 Qs with Johnson & Johnson expert

    For ASCs — where inventory management looks much different compared to hospitals — the shift to value-based care comes with big opportunities and risks, said Johnson & Johnson Health Care Systems' Ruben Taborda, senior director of supply chain customer solutions.  By Angie Stewart -
  1. The strategic changes a New Jersey ASC is making as healthcare shifts to value-based care

    Administrator of Clifton (N.J.) Surgery Center Michael Graziano discusses the changing healthcare landscape and how his ASC will grow in the future.  By Laura Dyrda -
  2. Physician pay, productivity slows for first time in a decade: 5 report statistics

    An American Medical Group Association report found physician compensation and productivity did not experience a meaningful increase in 2017.  By Rachel Popa -
  3. ASC supply chain tip of the day: Focus on case costing

    Focusing on case costing analysis helps ASCs determine what the underlying drivers of operational performance are, according to Westchester, Ill.-based Regent Surgical Health.  By Rachel Popa -
  4. Colorado orthopedic network including ASCs recapitalizes

    Golden, Colo.-based Panorama Orthopedics & Spine Center recapitalized with U.S. Bancorp.  By Shayna Korol -
  5. What's the silver bullet for supply chain management? Z5 Inventory's CEO knows

    A dedicated supply chain manager can make a huge difference for an ASC's bottom line, according to Z5 Inventory CEO Carl Natenstedt.  By Angie Stewart -
  6. Cantel Medical, Dova Pharmaceuticals & more — 3 GI company key notes

    Here are three updates on GI companies from the past week:  By Rachel Popa -
  7. Heartland Orthopedic Specialists' Joint Replacement Center celebrates 10-year anniversary, over 5K successful joint replacements

    Alexandria, Minn.-based Heartland Orthopedic Specialists' Joint Replacement Center, founded in 2008, is celebrating its 10-year anniversary.  By Rachel Popa -
  8. 5 strategies to ensure accurate patient identification from The Joint Commission

    The Joint Commission released a new advisory covering how providers can ensure they collect accurate patient identification.  By Rachel Popa -
  9. 7 key ways ASCs should be weaving patient experience into marketing strategy

    Successful healthcare marketing for ASCs goes beyond delivering the right message to the right audience; to achieve long-term retention and business growth, it's essential patients see an ASC as a reliable place to receive care, according to Lakewood, Colo.-based Pinnacle III.  By Rachel Popa -

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