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  1. Society for Ambulatory Anesthesia decrees surgery center safety — 4 insights

    The Society for Ambulatory Anesthesia rebuked a story by Kaiser Health News and USA Today, stressing that millions of procedures have been safely performed in an ASC or hospital outpatient setting.  By Eric Oliver -
  2. Coding tip of the day: Refer to the physician's documentation

    Billing mistakes are a common source of revenue decline for practices, according to Fi-Med Co-founder and CEO Adrian Velasquez. Fi-Med is a Wauwatosa, Wis.-based predictive analytics provider.   By Angie Stewart -
  3. 8 GI physicians making headlines — March 2018

    Here are eight gastroenterologists who made headlines in March 2018.  By Eric Oliver -

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  1. Atlantic General Endoscopy Center, Novant Health & more: 3 GI practices in the news

    Here are three practices with gastroenterology services making news:  By Eric Oliver -
  2. Physician shortages increasing in primary, specialty care — Shortage could hit up to 120k

    Physician shortages are increasing across the U.S., according to data published by the Association of American Medical Colleges. IHS Markit conducted the study on behalf of AAMC.  By Eric Oliver -
  3. CMS releases updated MIPS eligibility tool — 4 insights

    CMS updated its 2018 Merit-based Incentive Payment Systems web-based tool to help physicians check their eligibility for 2018, AAFP reports.  By Eric Oliver -
  4. How Ohio State's outpatient surgery center could be the future of suburban medicine — 4 insights

    Columbus-based The Ohio State University Wexner Medical Center is using its outpatient surgery center and accompanying physician offices as a template for a network of suburban facilities, Columbus Business First reports.  By Eric Oliver -

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  1. 55 statistics on ASC case mix by specialty

    Here are 55 statistics on ASC case mix by specialty from VMG Health's Multi-Specialty ASC Intellimarker 2018.  By Eric Oliver -
  2. 8 statistics on physician salaries — $299k average annual salary

    Medscape released its 2018 Physician Compensation Report examining compensation throughout the industry.  By Eric Oliver -
  3. High Plains Surgical Center owner campaigning for Wyoming House seat — 6 insights

    Republican Physician Paul Johnson declared his bid for a seat in House District 44, according to the Wyoming Tribune Eagle. The district primarily covers downtown Cheyenne, Wyo.  By Angie Stewart -
  4. StemGenex Surgery Center achieves AAAHC accreditation — 3 notes

    The Pacific Coast Surgical Center in San Diego achieved accreditation from the Accreditation Association for Ambulatory Health Care.  By Angie Stewart -
  1. Twin Cities Orthopedics opens clinic with ASC beside Vikings HQ – 5 insights

    Golden Valley, Minn.-based Twin Cities Orthopedics opened the TCO Eagan (Minn.) – Viking Lakes orthopedic clinic April 11.  By Angie Stewart -
  2. 7 things for ASC leaders to know for Thursday — April 12, 2018

    Here are seven updates for ASC leaders to know for April 12, 2018.  By Angie Stewart -
  3. Former ASC employee that embezzled $4.3M gets 6 years in prison: 4 key points

    The former business office administrator for Susquehanna Valley Surgery Center in Harrisburg, Pa., who embezzled $4.3 million, was sentenced to around six years in federal prison, according to the York Dispatch.Here are four things to know.  By Laura Dyrda -
  4. Fi-Med CEO Adrian Velasquez: 4 tips for fixing common, costly billing mistakes

    Practices' revenue declines are often a result of billing errors, according to Fi-Med Co-founder and CEO Adrian Velasquez.  By Angie Stewart -
  5. 5 ways to streamline ASC materials management processes

    Eliminating time-consuming manual supply chain tasks enables clinicians to spend more time treating patients, according to Inventory Optimization Solutions.   By Angie Stewart -
  6. Ferring Pharmaceuticals, Custom Ultrasonics & more — 5 GI company key notes

    Here are five updates on GI companies from the past week.  By Eric Oliver -
  7. 5 things to know about Allergan Pharmaceuticals

    Dublin, Ireland-based Allergan Pharmaceuticals is a global company focused on developing and commercializing branded drugs, devices and surgical solutions.  By Shayna Korol -
  8. AccreditSoft President Doug Rabkin: Prepare for accreditation surveys with these 7 tips

    Here are seven key accreditation survey preparation strategies and ways to avoid deficiencies from AccreditSoft President Doug Rabkin. AccreditSoft provides accreditation compliance software to surgery centers for logbook maintenance, medication management and comprehensive reports.  By Angie Stewart -
  9. Surgical Care Affiliates, Anne Arundel Medical Center to open 2 ASCs — 4 notes

    Annapolis, Md.-based Anne Arundel Medical Center and Surgical Care Affiliates are partnering to open two outpatient surgery centers in early 2019.  By Angie Stewart -

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