Today's Top 20 Stories
  1. Kaufman Hall names new CEO – 5 notes

    R. Wesley Champion will replace Therese Wareham as CEO of Kaufman Hall on April 2, 2018. Here are five insights:  By Angie Stewart -
  2. 11 hospitals, health systems opening or planning ASCs

    Here are 11 hospitals and health systems that opened or announced plans for ASCs in January.  By Angie Stewart -
  3. Skyway Surgery Center adds laser cataract surgery, 2 eye surgeons

    Chico, Calif.-based Skyway Surgery Center welcomed two eye surgeons who will bring laser cataract surgery to the center, according to a LinkedIn posted from Regional Director of Operations at Surgery Partners Raymond Hino.  By Laura Dyrda -

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  1. Physician argues to eliminate Alaska's CON law — 4 insights

    Hal Scherz, MD, of Atlanta-based Scottish Rite Children's Hospital, penned a column for Juneau Empire arguing that Alaska legislators must eliminate the state's certificate of need law.  By Eric Oliver -
  2. Regent Surgical Health, St. Francis Hospital open surgery center for complex cases — 6 highlights

    Roslyn, N.Y.-based St. Francis Hospital of Catholic Health Services of Long Island partnered with Westchester, Ill.-based Regent Surgical Health to open the East Hills (N.Y.) Surgery Center. Here are six things to know:  By Angie Stewart -
  3. 5 challenges for spine, orthopedic practice billing and coding in 2018

    Alliance Medibilling states that spine and orthopedic surgery practices often experience revenue shortfalls due to inaccuracies in coding and billing processes. The company recently noted five challenges to clients and physician practices.   By Angie Stewart -
  4. Drs. Sheila Crowe, Louis Wilson & more: 6 GI physicians making headlines

    Here are six gastroenterologists that made headlines this past week:  By Eric Oliver -

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  1. East Freedom Surgical Associates receives $350k loan to purchase equipment for new surgery center — 4 insights

    Duncansville, Pa.-based East Freedom Surgical Associates received a $350,000, 5-year loan to purchase equipment for a new ASC, the  Altoona Mirror reports.  By Eric Oliver -
  2. These 10 countries spend the most on healthcare

    Focus Clinic analyzed data from The World Bank to determine which governments spend the most and least on healthcare.  By Eric Oliver -
  3. Texas Digestive Disease Consultants retains investment firm — 4 insights

    Southlake-based Texas Digestive Disease Consultants retained investment banking firm Nexus Health Capital, according to PE Hub.    By Eric Oliver -
  4. Vermont bill could levy 6% provider tax on ASCs, threatening its 2nd center: 5 things to know

    A state representative in Vermont introduced a bill to regulate ASCs to the Vermont House eight months after the state granted its second certificate of need to a surgery center, according to the Burlington Free Press.  By Laura Dyrda -
  1. The Joint Commission cracks down on improper hand hygiene – 7 insights

    The Joint Commission will issue citations to ambulatory care organizations whose employees violate hand hygiene guidelines before providing direct patient care. Here are seven things to know:  By Angie Stewart -
  2. How CON status affects total knee replacement volume — 6 things to know

    A new study published in the Journal of Arthroplasty examines how certificate-of-need programs affect total knee replacement volume.  By Laura Dyrda -
  3. Surgical Notes releases updated mobile transcription app – 7 highlights

    Surgical Notes launched a transcription management tool to help automate routine transcription operations for surgery centers. Here are seven things to know about the app, which is called SNChart.  By Angie Stewart -
  4. CMS reinstates change to Medicare Fee-For-Service claims processing system – 5 insights

    CMS issued a notice to providers and suppliers stating that it will include Qualified Medicare Beneficiary information in the Medicare Remittance Advice and Medicare Summary Notice. Here are five things to know:  By Angie Stewart -
  5. The Jimmy John's experience for your ASC — Casetabs CEO Gavin Fabian on why ASCs need collaborative scheduling

    Casetabs is bringing cloud-based collaboration technology to the surgery center space, and at its helm is CEO Gavin Fabian helping surgery centers elevate their customer experience to the next level.  By Eric Oliver -
  6. Cary Skin Center turns 20

    Cary (N.C.) Skin Center is turning 20 and will mark the occasion with a gala event for its referring provider colleagues.  By Eric Oliver -
  7. Former physician receives 75-month sentence for illegally prescribing opioids, committing fraud — 7 insights

    Former physician Rodney Moret, was sentenced to 75 months, a little over six years, in prison for distributing prescription pills illegally and defrauding Medicare.  By Eric Oliver -
  8. Athenahealth appoints former GE CEO to board — 6 insights

    Athenahealth named former GE Chairman and CEO Jeff Immelt the chairman of its board of directors, effective Feb. 7.  By Eric Oliver -
  9. 5 medical billing and coding tips to help increase ASC, physician practice revenue

    Ivana Saninocencio, the founder and CEO of Dracut, Mass.-based Prime Billing Solutions, has worked in the medical billing and coding field for over 10 years. Having worked with multiple different medical specialties in 22 different states, she drew on her experience to share five tips for billers and coders.  By Angie Stewart -

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