Today's Top 20 Stories
  1. $130M private equity deal, GI wealth & more: 5 must-read articles for GI leaders

    Here are five of the most read gastroenterology articles on Becker's ASC Review this week:  By Rachel Popa -
  2. Surgery Partners CFO: 5 keys for the future — payer partnerships, future acquisitions & more

    Surgery Partners spent much of 2018 shifting strategy to focus on its ambulatory surgery center business instead of its ancillary business, after CEO Wayne DeVeydt came on board in January 2018.  By Laura Dyrda -
  3. ASC supply chain tip of the day: Find effective partners

    Effective supply chain management is a key component of an ASC's clinical, operational and financial success, according to Mandie Shipp, BSN, RN, senior consultant of the clinical operations ambulatory care segment at Cardinal Health.  By Rachel Popa -

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  1. The risks of bundled payment adoption: Reflexion Health CEO Dr. Joe Smith weighs in

    Bundled payment adoption can help make ASC procedures more efficient without sacrificing quality, according to Joe Smith, MD, PhD, and CEO of Reflexion Health, a medtech company that sells its VERA physical therapy device to ASCs in bundles.  By Rachel Popa -
  2. Physician burnout costs healthcare system $4.6B, study finds

    Turnover and fewer clinical hours stemming from physician burnout is costing the U.S. healthcare system approximately $4.6 billion, according to a study published in the Annals of Internal Medicine.  By Rachel Popa -
  3. HonorHealth's 6th hospital to feature ASC, open in 2020

    Scottsdale, Ariz.-based HonorHealth set an opening date for its sixth hospital, which will feature an ASC.  By Angie Stewart -
  4. Despite Blessing Health's opposition, Illinois surgery center gains approval — again

    After Blessing Health System requested further review, an Illinois board reaffirmed its April 30 decision to approve Quincy (Ill.) Medical Group's planned surgery center in Quincy Mall, The Herald-Whig reports.  By Angie Stewart -

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  1. Surgical Management Professionals ASC passes quality survey

    Desert Cliffs Surgery Center passed an accreditation survey conducted by the Accreditation Association for Ambulatory Health Care.  By Angie Stewart -
  2. ASC fills 27% of space in sold Ohio building: 3 quick insights

    Central Ohio Urology's medical office building and surgery center property sold for an undisclosed price, according to REBusinessOnline.  By Angie Stewart -
  3. 3 ways to prevent ASC A/R revenue leaks

    Fort Myers, Fla.-based Serbin Medical Billing outlined three ways to avoid revenue loss due to holes in the accounts receivable process in a recent blog post.  By Rachel Popa -
  4. What percentage of physicians live beyond their means?

    Most physicians live at or below their means, according to Medscape's physician wealth and debt report 2019.  By Rachel Popa -

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  1. How hospital outpatient visits have grown since the '70s

    Hospital admissions are trending downward or staying stagnant, while outpatient visits are growing, according to Merritt Hawkins' 2019 physician inpatient/outpatient revenue survey.  By Rachel Popa -
  2. New Jersey's joint replacement bundle slashes lengths of stay — 4 study insights

    Early findings suggest New Jersey's Comprehensive Care for Joint Replacement bundled payment program reduces length of stay for Medicare patients.  By Eric Oliver -
  3. 10 GI physicians featured in May

    Here are 10 GI physicians Becker's ASC Review spotlighted in May:  By Rachel Popa -
  4. 3 GI practices unite through PE firm & more: 5 GI company key notes

    Here are five updates from gastroenterology companies from the past week:  By Eric Oliver -
  5. Power outage strikes New York ASC

    A power outage in Clinton County, New York, affected businesses and healthcare facilities Tuesday, according to local newspaper the Press Republican.  By Rachel Popa -
  6. ASC supply chain goals in 2019 — 3 takeaways

    Just over half of ASCs say improving outcomes is the most important supply chain goal, according to 2018 data from the Health Industry Distributors Association.   By Angie Stewart -
  7. Top 3 service-line additions for ASCs

    Half of the ASCs planning to expand this year want to expand their current facilities, according to 2019 data from the Health Industry Distributors Association.  By Angie Stewart -
  8. One-third of ASCs plan to expand — 3 insights

    One-third of ASCs plan to execute growth strategies this year, according to 2018 data from the Health Industry Distributors Association.  By Angie Stewart -
  9. 'A world free of digestive disease' — AGA President Dr. Hashem El-Serag on the goals for his term

    Hashem B. El-Serag, MD, gastroenterology chair at Houston-based Baylor College of Medicine, became the 114th president of the American Gastroenterological Association Institute at Digestive Disease Week 2019, May 18-21 in San Diego.  By Eric Oliver -

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