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  1. 8 hospitals, health systems opening or planning ASCs

    Here are eight hospitals and health systems that opened or announced plans for ASCs in March.  By Angie Stewart -
  2. NueHealth shakes up leadership team & more — 9 ASC company key notes

    Here are nine updates on ASC companies and industry-relevant companies to note.  By Eric Oliver -
  3. Pain Specialists of Southern Oregon to open new ASC: 4 key points

    Pain Specialists of Southern Oregon plan to open a new ASC in the summer of 2018.  By Laura Dyrda -

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  1. Palmetto Bone & Joint opens $9M facility with orthopedic surgery center — 4 highlights

    Clinton, S.C.-based Palmetto Bone & Joint opened a $9 million facility in Chapin, S.C., The Lexington Ledger reports.  By Angie Stewart -
  2. The Joint Commission: 5 new challenging standards for office-based surgery practices

    The Joint Commission released its annual list of the 10 standards that posed the greatest challenges for accredited office-based surgery practices in 2017.  By Angie Stewart -
  3. Illinois ophthalmologists oppose optometrists performing 'low-risk' surgical procedures — 5 insights

    The Illinois Society of Eye Physicians & Surgeons opposes a proposal that would allow optometrists to perform "low-risk" advanced procedures, according to The Bellingham Herald.  By Shayna Korol -
  4. 4 insights into Priority Health's + BCBS of Michigan's hip and knee bundled payment programs

    Two major Michigan health insurers are rolling out bundled payments for hip and knee replacements, Crain's Detroit Business reports.  By Shayna Korol -

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  1. ASCA awards Affinity Partner designation to MedTrainer — 4 insights

    The Ambulatory Surgery Center Association awarded MedTrainer Affinity Partner status.  By Eric Oliver -
  2. The 3 pieces of tech that'll transform gastroenterology

    The 2018 AGA Shark Tank featured five innovators presenting their new gastroenterology technologies to a panel of sharks including GI experts, a venture capitalist and a commercial payer among others at the 2018 AGA Tech Summit, March 21 to March 23 in Boston.  By Eric Oliver -
  3. Trump's tariffs could cost medical device industry $1.5 billion annually — 9 insights

    Analysts estimate President Donald Trump's proposed 25 percent tariff on certain Chinese products and manufacturing ingredients could cost the medical device industry up to $1.5 billion each year, the New York Times reports.  By Angie Stewart -
  4. 72% of real estate developers, investors say ASCs meet acquisition criteria — 10 statistics

    Healthcare real estate investors and developers have a significant interest in ASC acquisitions and less interest in assisted living facilities and freestanding emergency departments, a 2018 CBRE survey found.  By Angie Stewart -
  1. Tower Health ASC becomes 1st to win TrueNorth award — 4 highlights

    The Competency & Credentialing Institute named Wyomissing, Pa.-based Reading Hospital SurgiCenter at Spring Ridge and the North Las Vegas-based VA Southern Nevada Healthcare System dual recipients of the 2018 TrueNorth Award.  By Angie Stewart -
  2. 10 things to know about NueHealth

    Leawood, Kan.-based NueHealth has partnered with more than 10,000 physician investors and 25 health systems to expand into more than 150 facilities, including physician-owned surgery centers, surgical hospitals and hyper-specialty centers.  By Angie Stewart -
  3. One Vision Eye Partners of Annapolis acquires Maryland Vision Institute — 4 insights

    One Vision Eye Partners of Annapolis (Md.) acquired Hagerstown-based Maryland Vision Institute, the Capital Gazette reports.  By Eric Oliver -
  4. Edmonds Orthopedic Center opening total joint-focused surgery center — 4 insights

    Edmonds (Wash.) Orthopedic Center surgeons will open a hip and knee replacement-focused outpatient surgery center in the coming months, My Edmonds News reports.  By Eric Oliver -
  5. OrthoAtlanta opens 14th location — 4 insights

    Atlanta-based OrthoAtlanta opened its new location at The Battery Atlanta, adjacent to SunTrust Park.  By Eric Oliver -
  6. 5 most read GI/endoscopy stories: April 2-6

    Here are the five most popular gastroenterology and endoscopy stories for the week of April 2 to April 6, 2018.  By Eric Oliver -
  7. 7 things for ASC leaders to know for Monday — April 9, 2018

    Here are seven updates for ASC leaders to know for April 9, 2018.  By Eric Oliver -
  8. 35 new ASCs in Q1 of 2018

    Here are 25 new outpatient surgery centers and ambulatory surgery centers that opened, were announced or broke ground in the first quarter of 2018.  By Laura Dyrda -
  9. 10 statistics on recent and planned ASC purchases

    Here are 10 statistics on the number of ASCs or ASC interests organizations purchased or planned to purchase, from HealthCare Appraisers’ 2017 ASC Valuation Survey.  By Angie Stewart -

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