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  1. 5 insights into Envision Physician Services' new executive Dr. Tony Andrulonis

    Envision Physician Services named Tony Andrulonis, MD, its new president of emergency medicine.  By Eric Oliver -
  2. 10 key trends for ASCs and outpatient surgery in the next 10 years

    Here are 10 predictions and key trends for outpatient surgery and ASCs, including key specialties and outpatient growth, through 2027.  By Laura Dyrda -
  3. Indiana pain center to open clinic, ASC in former Walgreens: 4 key points

    Lafayette Pain Care renovated a Walgreens in downtown Kokomo, Ind., according to the Kokomo Tribune.  By Laura Dyrda -

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  1. Bismarck Surgical Associates partner to develop medical park with ASC — 6 insights

    Ron Knutson, a partner of independent practice Bismarck (N.D.) Surgical Associates, is planning a mixed-use development that will include an ASC, medical office plaza, parks and housing, according to The Bismarck Tribune.  By Angie Stewart -
  2. 10 outpatient spine surgery leaders to know

    Here are 10 outpatient spine surgery leaders to know.  By Mackenzie Garrity -
  3. Mednax acquires Children's Urology Associates — 5 insights

    Mednax acquired Miami-based Children's Urology Associates, growing the company's Florida presence.  By Eric Oliver -
  4. 'Sensationalized' ASC article rebuked once again — 3 insights

    Axo Bill penned a column in response to the Kaiser Health News and USA Today story on outpatient surgery center safety, criticizing the article as "misleading, misplaced and inappropriate."  By Eric Oliver -

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  1. 5 most read GI/endoscopy stories: March 26-March 30

    Here are the five most popular gastroenterology and endoscopy stories for the week of March 26 to March 30, 2018.  By Eric Oliver -
  2. 7 things for ASC leaders to know for Monday — April 2, 2018

    Here are seven updates for ASC leaders to know for April 2, 2018.  By Eric Oliver -
  3. Laser Spine Institute, anesthesiologist held liable for 2014 patient death — 8 insights

    A jury awarded $20 million to the family of a patient who died hours after being discharged from Laser Spine Institute, The Legal Intelligencer reports.  By Angie Stewart -
  4. 21 statistics on ASC annual case volume by region

    Here are 21 statistics on ASC case volume per year, according to statistics from VMG Health's Multi-Specialty ASC Intellimarker 2017.  By Laura Dyrda -
  1. 21 statistics on hourly salaries, wages at ASCs

    Here are 21 statistics on hourly salaries and wages for nurse, tech and administrative staff at ASCs in each U.S. region. Data is from the VMG Health Multi-Specialty ASC Intellimarker 2017.  By Angie Stewart -
  2. 5 things to know about orthopedic certifications for ASCs

    The Joint Commission awards orthopedic certifications to ASCs that meet core standards under the Disease-Specific Care Certification Manual.   By Angie Stewart -
  3. Stryker launches power device for small bone surgical procedures — 7 highlights

    Stryker aims to replace cord-and-console setups for extremities procedures with its F1 Small Bone Power System, a tool with five motors and two gripping styles.  By Angie Stewart -
  4. AG Jeff Sessions: Physician, clinic owner 'flooded our streets' with 18K illegal prescriptions, including opioids

    A federal jury convicted a Houston physician and pain management clinic owner of running a "pill mill" scheme involving millions of doses of opioids and other controlled substances.  By Angie Stewart -
  5. How to turn 4 ASC management mistakes into opportunities for success

    In a weekly e-newsletter, Regent Surgical Health highlighted the key ways ASCs fail to manage risk and explained how to turn those shortcomings into opportunities for growth.  By Angie Stewart -
  6. Wills Eye receives hospital designation again after 12-year tussle

    CMS reversed its decision on Philadelphia-based Wills Eye Institute, agreeing to reclassify the facility as a hospital, the Philadelphia Business Journal reports.  By Eric Oliver -
  7. Drs. Ernest Williams, Timothy Scherer & more: 5 GI physicians making headlines

    Here are five gastroenterologists that made headlines this past week.  By Eric Oliver -
  8. Gastroenterology Associates of North Mississippi expanding service through new clinic — 3 insights

    Oxford-based Gastroenterology Associates of North Mississippi opened a new clinic in New Albany, Miss., the Daily Journal reports.  By Eric Oliver -
  9. Coding tip of the day: Dig into the anatomic details

    Coders can maximize payments by being meticulous about their documentation practices, according to Sean McSweeney, founder and president of Los Angeles-based medical billing company Apache Health.  By Angie Stewart -

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