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  1. 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 -
  2. 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 -
  3. 4 questions ASCs should ask before buying surgical supplies

    ASCs purchasing surgical instruments must consider cost, quality, service and value to ensure long-term return on investment, according to Marketing Representative Victor Basu.  By Angie Stewart -

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  1. DISC Surgery Center's Dr. Robert Bray named bundled payment leader: 3 things to know

    Newport Beach, Calif.-based DISC Sports and Spine Center Founder and spine surgeon Robert Bray, MD, was named among Global 1's top 10 bundled payment leaders.  By Angie Stewart -
  2. AAAHC names CSA Surgical Center as finalist for quality award — 4 insights

    The Accreditation Association for Ambulatory Health Care named Columbia, Mo.-based CSA Surgical Center a finalist for the 2018-19 Bernard A. Kershner Innovations in Quality Improvement Award, the Missourian reports.  By Eric Oliver -
  3. 9 hospitals, health systems opening or planning ASCs

    Here are nine hospitals and health systems that opened or announced ASCs in January:  By Eric Oliver -
  4. Omni Orthopaedics building $10M+ surgery center — 4 insights

    Canton, Ohio-based Omni Orthopaedics plans to build a surgery center in 2019 in Jackson Township, Ohio, TheSuburbanite.com reports.  By Eric Oliver -

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  1. Mercy Health-Youngstown eyes outpatient growth — 3 insights

    While Mercy Health-Youngstown's (Ohio) three hospitals are critical to their operations, the hospital is eyeing outpatient care as its future, Business Journal Daily reports.  By Eric Oliver -
  2. 5 top-paying care settings for anesthesiologists — Specialty hospitals, outpatient centers & more

    An estimated 30,590 anesthesiologists are employed in the U.S., according to the most recent Bureau of Labor Statistics data available.  By Angie Stewart -
  3. Carle Surgicenter considering $1.5M addition to ASC — 4 insights

    Danville, Ill.-based Carle Surgicenter is in the process of adding four surgical specialties to its existing ASC, Construct-A-Lead reports.  By Eric Oliver -
  4. ASC physician to know: Dr. Rodney Morris

    Panama City (Fla.) Surgery Center's Rodney Morris, MD, specializes in general surgery and gastroenterology.  By Angie Stewart -
  1. Hospital physicians report more 'diminished joy' than independent providers — 9 statistics

    Physicians practicing in corporate- or hospital-owned settings show stronger signs of frustration than independent physicians, according to Geneia's Physician Misery Index.  By Angie Stewart -
  2. Hospital fees increases surpass physician fees— 4 insights

    Health Affairs research examined hospital and physician fees differences to determine which was driving healthcare spending, Medscape reported  By Eric Oliver -
  3. Seeking $41B in savings, health plans look to ASCs: 6 insights from Optum

    An extra $41 billion in healthcare costs could be saved annually if all appropriate procedures were performed in ASCs, according to Eden Prairie, Minn.-based Optum Payment Integrity Facility Ideation Leader Robin Richards.  By Angie Stewart -
  4. How 3 ASCs from Oregon, Iowa & Ohio stay competitive

    Becker's ASC Review asked three ASC leaders to share what their centers are doing to stay competitive.  By Angie Stewart -
  5. ASC supply chain tip: Limit storage locations

    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 -
  6. 3 insights on improving ASC performance from Center for Pain and Spine's Dr. Vincent Galan

    A bad reputation can ruin the work of great physicians, according to Vincent Galan, MD, anesthesiologist and medical director of Stockbridge, Ga.-based Center for Pain and Spine.  By Rachel Popa -
  7. Competition in outpatient surgery + how to prepare for the Amazon of ASCs: 4 Qs with Dr. Manoj Mehta

    Given the rapid change taking place in healthcare, ASCs may soon face disruption that has as much impact as Amazon's new healthcare venture, according to gastroenterologist Manoj Mehta, MD, medical director of Wilmette, Ill.-based Endoscopy Center of the North Shore.  By Rachel Popa -
  8. Number of Medicare-certified ASCs by specialty type: 9 key statistics to know

    Ophthalmology centers are one of the most prevalent types of single-specialty ASCs in the U.S., according to an Ambulatory Surgery Center Association graphic based on 2017 data from CMS.  By Rachel Popa -
  9. 13 statistics to know on orthopedic PA salary

    Medpage Today's 2018 orthopedic salary survey evaluated how compensation of orthopedic surgeons, nurse practitioners and physician assistants compared to that of other specialties  By Rachel Popa -

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