Today's Top 20 Stories
  1. Northeast Oral Surgery & Implant Center opening new location — 4 insights

    Columbia, S.C.-based Northeast Oral Surgery & Implant Center is opening a third location after seeing high demand in the Camden area, the Chronicle-Independent reports.  By Eric Oliver -
  2. 3 insights from ASCA on ASC-relevant legislative issues

    The Ambulatory Surgery Center Association highlighted recent legislative work and upcoming opportunities ASCs have to secure local, state and federal support in a Surgical Information Systems article.  By Eric Oliver -
  3. Solving the GI problem — Exact Sciences CEO Kevin Conroy on Exact's next steps

    Exact Sciences Chairman, President and CEO Kevin Conroy is tackling a problem. His company's Cologuard test is an effective colonoscopy alternative that's being met by criticism from some gastroenterologists.  By Eric Oliver -

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  1. Optum posts $24.7B in revenues & more — 7 ASC company key notes

    Here are seven updates on ASC companies and industry-relevant companies to note:  By Eric Oliver -
  2. Judge denies dismissals in United, Next Heath $100M fraud suit

    A federal judge in Texas blocked United Healthcare and Next Health from escaping a suit claiming Next Health ran a $100 million kickback scheme, according to Law360.  By Rachel Popa -
  3. What anesthesia, pain management providers should know about CMS’s 2019 proposed payment rule: 6 key points

    The CMS' proposed Medicare Physician Fee Schedule for 2019 includes changes to the quality payment program and a slight increase in the anesthesia conversion factor.  By Rachel Popa -
  4. Why an Iowa-based ASC's strategic plan is sticking to the basics

    Michael Patterson, president and CEO of Mississippi Valley Health in Davenport, Iowa, discusses how healthcare is changing and his strategic plans for Mississippi Valley Surgery Center in the future.  By Laura Dyrda -

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  1. The key ways a Georgia-based ASC is preparing for the future

    Joseph D'Agostino, administrator of Snellville, Ga.-based Northside Hospital Gwinnett Advanced Surgery Center and Atlanta-based Advanced Surgery Center – Perimeter, discusses how he sees the healthcare landscape changing and what's in store for his ASCs in the future.  By Laura Dyrda -
  2. HFAP launches joint replacement certification for ASCs & hospitals: 5 highlights

    Healthcare Facilities Accreditation Program rolled out its Joint Replacement Certification program to recognize inpatient and outpatient settings demonstrating excellence in specialized orthopedic care.  By Angie Stewart -
  3. 3 factors that define an anesthesia practice's value

    As surgical procedures migrate to the outpatient setting, it's essential for anesthesia practices to have a variety of service locations, such as ASCs, endoscopy centers and physician offices, according to Anesthesia Business Consultants' Jody Locke, MA.  By Angie Stewart -
  4. 15% of leaders report increase in ASC orthopedics reimbursement — 21 statistics

    Reimbursement rates remained steady across ASC specialties in the past 12 months, according to a Leerink Partners report on MEDACorp survey results.  By Angie Stewart -
  1. Christ Hospital continues fight for $24M ASC — 7 insights

    Cincinnati-based Christ Hospital will appeal a ruling that denied its potential $24 million ASC in Northern Kentucky, the Cincinnati Business Courier reports.  By Angie Stewart -
  2. 57 GI physicians in the news in 2018

    Here are 57 gastroenterologists making headlines in 2018:  By Eric Oliver -
  3. Joint venture acquires 70K-square-foot medical office building — 4 insights

    Harrison Street Real Estate Capital and Pinnacle Capital Management Services entered into a joint venture to acquire San Francisco-based Physicians Medical Center from Swift Real Estate Partners for $30 million, Commercial Property Executive reports.  By Eric Oliver -
  4. Construction wraps up on Cypress Creek Medical Pavilion with ASC — 5 details

    Construction is complete on the 81,000-square foot Cypress Creek Medical Pavilion, Gresham, Smith and Partners reports.  By Angie Stewart -
  5. 4 outpatient ORs in the works for Mohawk Valley Health System hospital: 3 quick facts

    Utica, N.Y.-based Mohawk Valley Health System's plans for a new hospital include four operating rooms for outpatient surgery, the Observer-Dispatch reports.  By Angie Stewart -
  6. Former surgical center employee allegedly stole up to $24K— 4 insights

    A former customer service representative at Oklahoma City-based Oral and Maxillofacial Associates is accused of embezzling 34 patients' refunds, Oklahoma News 4 reports.  By Angie Stewart -
  7. NorthStar Anesthesia suffers data breach — 4 insights

    Irving, Texas-based NorthStar Anesthesia fell victim to a phishing campaign that compromised several employees emails and patient records.  By Eric Oliver -
  8. 3 new GI-driven ASCs and facilities — June 2018

    Here are three gastroenterology-focused ASCs or facilities that were newly opened or announced in June:  By Rachel Popa -
  9. Most read ASC articles: July 13-18

    Here are the five most popular ASC stories for the week of July 13 to July 18, 2018:  By Rachel Popa -

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