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  1. Minimally invasive surgery, chronic diseases spur growth of ambulatory healthcare

    The increase in patients over the age of 65, minimally invasive surgery and chronic diseases are prompting the increasing use of ambulatory healthcare, according to a report from Research and Markets.  By Rachel Popa -
  2. 4 things to know about ophthalmologist workload

    Reimbursement, rules and regulations are some of the top challenges faced by ophthalmologists in 2019, according to Medscape.  By Rachel Popa -
  3. 3 ways ASCs can manage supply chain inventory

    With less purchasing power than hospitals and less space to store supplies, having effective supply chain management processes is key for ASCs, according to ASC management software developer Simplify ASC.  By Rachel Popa -

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  1. Best & worst states for physicians to practice, ranked by Medscape

    Minnesota and Kentucky are the best and worst states for physicians to practice, respectively, according to Medscape's 2019 report.  By Rachel Popa -
  2. 6 pros and cons of selling your ASC to a private equity firm

    With private equity investment in ASCs on the rise, there are a number of factors to consider when deciding to sell or not, according to the Outpatient Ophthalmic Surgery Society.  By Rachel Popa -
  3. Medical Facilities Corp. grows surgical case volume 14.2% in Q1 — 5 insights

    Toronto-based Medical Facilities Corp. increased its revenue to $99.1 million despite drastically decreased operations-derived income.  By Eric Oliver -
  4. De novo, turnaround or established ASCs? Here's what buyers prefer

    Most organizations pursuing an ASC acquisition prefer established centers over turnaround or de novo opportunities, according to HealthCare Appraisers' "2019 ASC Valuation Survey."  By Angie Stewart -

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  1. Buyer nabs $15M loan for Iowa medical property acquisition: 3 quick notes

    A Hiawatha, Iowa-based medical facility housing Wolfe Eye Clinic is being acquired, according to Connect Chicago.  By Angie Stewart -
  2. Growing total joints & joint venture partnerships — 4 quotes from Surgery Partners' Q1 earnings call

    Brentwood, Tenn.-based Surgery Partners reported $416.8 million in first quarter 2019 revenue while growing its same-facility revenue 5 percent.  By Eric Oliver -
  3. What 4 outpatient procedures cost at ASCs vs. hospitals

    Virginia Health Information, an organization that focuses on healthcare data reporting, published a report on healthcare procedure costs between ASCs, hospital outpatient departments and physician offices in Virginia.  By Rachel Popa -
  4. Google's most-searched diseases, by state

    HPV, celiac disease and diabetes are the most-Googled diseases in the U.S., despite not being as deadly or as prevalent as heart disease, the nation's top killer disease, according to an analysis from insurance research company TermLife2Go.  By Rachel Popa -

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  1. Pain points for supply chain decision makers: 5 survey details

    A quarter of supply chain managers say supply chain tasks stress them out, according to healthcare services and products company Cardinal Health's 2019 hospital supply chain survey.  By Rachel Popa -
  2. 3 facts about orthopedist workload

    Medscape's 2019 orthopedist compensation report includes statistics on administrative workload and the challenges orthopedists face on the job.  By Rachel Popa -
  3. 5 ASC trends to watch this year

    From bundled payments to value-based care, here are the top five ASC trends to watch this year, according to ASC management platform developer Simplify ASC.  By Rachel Popa -
  4. Arkansas ASC pioneers rare, $150K dental robot — 5 details

    Fayetteville-based Arkansas Oral & Facial Surgery Center is one of the world's first medical facilities to adopt a dental robot called Yomi, according to Talk Business & Politics.  By Angie Stewart -
  5. Georgia Pain Spine Center seeks state's blessing for $3M ASC

    An ASC project costing nearly $3 million is pending approval in Georgia.  By Angie Stewart -
  6. Georgia group plans nearly $2.3M cardiology ASC

    Macon-based Georgia Arrhythmia Consultants and Research Institute wants to build a cardiology-electrophysiology ASC in Warner Robins, Ga.  By Angie Stewart -
  7. Advanced practice nurses feel Florida's cold shoulder — 4 insights

    Although Florida has passed several healthcare-related measures, one group is feeling left out of the state's healthcare reform efforts: advanced practice nurses, local news affiliate WJHG reports.  By Eric Oliver -
  8. CRH Medical's strong quarter & more: 6 GI company, practice key notes

    Here are six updates from gastroenterology companies and practices from the past week:  By Eric Oliver -
  9. Vascular Institute opens 2nd Tennessee-based outpatient clinic — 3 insights

    Vascular Institute of Chattanooga (Tenn.) opened a new clinic in Cleveland, Tenn., reports.  By Eric Oliver -

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