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  1. Spectrum Health Pennock Hospital's $12M surgical center approved — 5 insights

    The Hasting Planning Commission approved Hastings, Mich.-based Spectrum Health Pennock Hospital's $12 million surgical center proposal, The Hastings Banner reports.  By Eric Oliver -
  2. Capital Ortho opens surgery center on new campus — 4 insights

    Madison, Miss.-based Capital Ortho's new Flowood, Miss.-based campus houses the Specialty Surgical Center, Northside Sun reports.  By Eric Oliver -
  3. After doubling outpatient revenues, Niagara Falls Memorial stays the course — 5 insights

    Niagara Falls (N.Y.) Memorial Medical Center started a community healthcare-based transition in 2008, and today, the hospital is reaping the benefits with increased outpatient admissions and revenues, Buffalo Business First reports.  By Eric Oliver -

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  1. Where are anesthesiologists paid the most? — 5 top-paying states

    The five U.S. states paying anesthesiologists the most offer hourly wages of at least $100 and annual salaries of $208,000 or more, according to the most recent Bureau of Labor Statistics data available.  By Angie Stewart -
  2. Independent physicians are less cynical than corporate providers — 9 survey findings

    Seventy-one percent of independent physicians have experienced or witnessed cynicism, compared to 85 percent of physicians in corporate or hospital-owned settings, according to Geneia's Physician Misery Index.  By Angie Stewart -
  3. 3 ASC executives on physician & staff recruitment strategies

    Becker's ASC Review asked three ASC leaders to share what they offer to influence physicians and staff to join their facility over others.  By Angie Stewart -
  4. Maximizing ASC value: EBITDA & ASC rent

    The case for increasing ASC rent to maximize total ASC value  By Jon Vick & Jason Winokur -

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  1. What CMS' site-neutral policies mean for surgery center M&A — 3 insights

    CMS has continued implementing site-neutral policies to incentivize the use of lower-cost settings, according to Health Industry Distributors Association Vice President of Government Affairs Linda Rouse O'Neill.  By Angie Stewart -
  2. ASC supply chain tip of the day: Focus on inventory modules

    Alpharetta, Ga.-based Surgical Information Systems Chief Nursing Officer Ann Geier, RN, shared three tips for ASCs to improve inventory management practices on the company's blog.  By Rachel Popa -
  3. 5 essential patient safety tools for ASCs

    The following five resources offer a variety of methods to facilitate ASC quality improvement:  By Rachel Popa -
  4. Microbes spread quickly to hands, other surfaces in outpatient clinics: 3 study details

    Microbes spread quickly in outpatient clinics, according to new research published in the American Journal of Infection Control.  By Rachel Popa -
  1. 25 ASC market statistics to know — Commercial payer rates, ASC purchases & more

    HealthCare Appraisers' 2018 ASC Valuation Survey provided insight on ASC value and characteristics.  By Rachel Popa -
  2. Long Island Jewish Valley Stream hospital opens $13.5M orthopedic unit amid outpatient procedure growth

    Long Island Jewish Valley Stream (N.Y.) hospital held a ribbon-cutting ceremony for a new orthopedic unit on the hospital’s second floor Feb. 1, according to the Long Island Herald.  By Rachel Popa -
  3. The 3 key trends affecting ASC cash flow

    Fort Myers, Fla.-based Serbin Medical Billing outlined three trends affecting surgery centers' financial stability.  By Rachel Popa -
  4. Outpatient treatment makes up 50%+ of hospital revenue: Top 10 diagnoses

    Outpatient treatment accounted for nearly 57 percent of hospital net patient revenue in 2017, according to Definitive Healthcare.  By Rachel Popa -
  5. ASC wins & opportunities: CMS's 2019 final rule, ASC Payment Transparency Act & more

    Alpharetta, Ga.-based Surgical Information Systems outlined the top ASC successes from the past year, as well as the most exciting opportunities for the future. The insights were based on interviews with Ambulatory Surgery Center Association experts.  By Rachel Popa -
  6. Legislators try for the 3rd year to repeal Alaska CON laws

    Alaska legislators introduced two bills that would abolish the state's certificate of need program if passed, according to the Alaska Journal of Commerce.  By Rachel Popa -
  7. 5 must-read articles for GI physicians this week: Jan. 31-Feb.7

    Here are the five most-read gastroenterology articles published on Becker's ASC Review this week:  By Rachel Popa -
  8. New Proliance Surgeons CEO Mark Barnhart to oversee group's 23 ASCs & 38 care centers

    Mark Barnhart became CEO of Seattle-based Proliance Surgeons, a physician-owned and managed surgical practice, effective Feb. 1.  By Angie Stewart -
  9. The Leapfrog Group's ASC survey — 7 things we know so far

    The Leapfrog Group will collect quality and safety data on ASCs through a voluntary survey opening April 1, expanding its ratings beyond the hospital inpatient setting.  By Angie Stewart -

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