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  1. Clinic adjacent to Hendrick Surgery Center keeps patients local — 3 quick notes

    A 20,500-square-foot clinic opened May 24 beside Hendrick Surgery Center in Brownwood, Texas, according to the Abilene Reporter News.  By Angie Stewart -
  2. 3 key opportunities for success in the ASC market

    To navigate the ever-changing, increasingly complex healthcare landscape, ASCs nationwide are exploring opportunities to enhance care coordination, meet patient demand and ensure optimal outcomes — all while reducing costs.  By Alia Paavola -
  3. Maximizing ASC Value: EBITDA & ASC Rent

    ASC physician-owners often ask us "how to maximize the total value of their ASC business and their ASC/MOB real estate when they own both and want to sell."  By Jon Vick & Jason Winokur -

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  1. How ASCs can build a business case for optimal payer contracts — 7 strategies

    ASCs have a better shot at achieving reimbursement for high-cost supplies, implants or pharmaceuticals if they develop a strong business case tailored to each payer, according to ECG Management Consultants Principal Naya Kehayes.  By Angie Stewart -
  2. 3 ways ASCs can effectively engage with anesthesiologist teams

    A strong relationship between ASCs and anesthesia providers is key to ASC success, according to SimplifyASC.  By Rachel Popa -
  3. Providence St. Mary Medical Center gains certificate of need for ASC —- 3 details

    Walla-Walla, Wash.-based Providence St. Mary Medical Center's request for a certificate of need for an ASC was approved May 30, according to the Union-Bulletin.  By Rachel Popa -
  4. 'Surprise billing' ban lands on Texas governor's desk — 3 details

    Republican Texas Gov. Gregg Abbott is expected to sign legislation banning surprise medical bills, according to local news outlet CBS DFW.  By Angie Stewart -

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  1. ASCs should avoid these 3 supply chain revenue leaks

    Tracking data and monitoring supply chain costs can help ASCs save money, according to a Forbes article penned by Tom Hui, founder of ASC management software company HSTpathways.  By Rachel Popa -
  2. Physician-practice deals expected to escalate in 2019 — hospital deals, not so much

    Healthcare industry deal volume is expected to ramp up in the second half of 2019, with continued interest in physician practices, according to Bloomberg Law.  By Angie Stewart -
  3. 5 states with best, worst salaries for CRNAs

    Montana is the state with the highest annual mean wage for certified registered nurse anesthetist, while Idaho has the lowest, according to 2018 data from the Bureau of Labor Statistics.  By Rachel Popa -
  4. Opioids prolong ASC patients' recovery after eye surgery — 3 study findings

    Fentanyl use was linked to prolonged recovery times in an ASC, according to research published in the Journal of Cataract & Refractive Surgery.  By Angie Stewart -

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  1. Where US physicians earned the most in 2018

    Total compensation among providers has risen at a rate of 7 percent to 11 percent in the last five years, according to a report from the Medical Group Management Association.  By Rachel Popa -
  2. 7 top accreditation deficiencies for ASCs + frequency of citations

    Fire and life safety code compliance presented the biggest challenge for ASCs during 2018 surveys, according to the "2019 HFAP Quality Review."  By Angie Stewart -
  3. Anesthesia scheduling is a major pain point for ASCs — 4 takeaways

    Last-minute anesthesia service cancellations or staff outages can debilitate ASC operations and finances, according to Watkinsville, Ga.-based anesthesia management provider CarePlus Management.  By Angie Stewart -
  4. Laser Spine Institute, private equity in GI & more: 5 must-read articles for ASC leaders

    Here are five of the most popular articles published on Becker's ASC Review this week:  By Rachel Popa -
  5. Ohio ASC for lease offers alternative to high-cost build out — 3 key insights

    A 4,700-square-foot ASC in Willoughby, Ohio, is available for lease.  By Angie Stewart -
  6. 28 ASCs opened or announced in May

    Here are 28 ASCs that were opened or announced in May:  By Rachel Popa -
  7. New Jersey health department turnovers delay surgery center approvals — 5 insights

    A staff shortage at the New Jersey Department of Health has left surgery centers footing the bill as a legislative backlog costs them time and resources, ROI reports.  By Eric Oliver -
  8. 4 insights into new ASGE president Dr. John Vargo II

    The American Society for Gastrointestinal Endoscopy appointed John Vargo, II, MD, its new president at Digestive Disease Week 2019, May 18-21 in San Diego.  By Eric Oliver -
  9. New York health board to approve 5 ASCs

    The New York Public Health and Health Planning Council could approve up to five ASC proposals at its June 6 meeting, according to a recently released agenda.  By Eric Oliver -

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