Today's Top 20 Stories
  1. Developers could renovate office building into pediatric outpatient center for Montefiore Medical Center — 3 insights

    Simone Development submitted a proposal to convert a mostly unused office building in Harrison, N.Y., into a four-level pediatric ambulatory care facility for New York City-based Montefiore Medical Center, West Fair Online reports.  By Eric Oliver -
  2. Anchor Health Properties, Tennessee Valley Eye Center open Tennessee's largest ophthalmology ASC — 4 insights

    Anchor Health Properties and Knoxville-based Tennessee Valley Eye Surgery Center opened an 18,000-square-foot ASC in Knoxville.  By Eric Oliver -
  3. Washington state delays decision on Walla Walla ASC developments — 5 insights

    The Washington health department will delay its certificate of need rulings for a pair of ASC proposals in Walla Walla, Wash., until Dec. 19, the Union-Bulletin reports.    By Eric Oliver -

Is your ASC ready for Jan. 1?

Learn what every ASC needs to know about CMS' changes to non-opioid post-surgical reimbursement.
  1. Dr. Anthony Giuffrida on growing the pain management department at Cantor Spine Institute

    Anthony Giuffrida, MD, a pain physician with Fort Lauderdale, Fla.-based Cantor Spine Institute, discusses his role as head of the pain management department and where he sees the field headed.  By Laura Dyrda -
  2. Alaska surgery center leader wins Regent's Administrator of the Year award

    Juan Uson, RN, the administrator of the Alaska-based Surgery Center of Wasilla received Regent Surgical Health's R.I.S.E. Administrator of the Year award.  By Rachel Popa -
  3. Oregon-based ASC celebrates 20 years: 5 details

    The Klamath Falls. Ore.-based Klamath Surgery Center is celebrating its 20th anniversary in December, according to the Herald and News.  By Rachel Popa -
  4. 3 supply chain concerns ASC leaders face as 2019 approaches

    As payers steer patients toward lower-cost settings, ASCs are pressured to improve supply chain efficiency and discover new savings opportunities, regardless of the organization's size, region or hospital affiliation.  By Angie Stewart -

How to maximize 2019 reimbursement

Learn the tips, tricks, and strategies for leveraging out-of-network to grow your top and bottom line.
  1. St. Cloud Surgical Center celebrates 1,000th joint replacement procedure: 4 details

    Surgeons performed the 1,000th total joint replacement at St. Cloud (Minn.) Surgical Center.  By Rachel Popa -
  2. 14 benchmarks to know on ASC FTEs

    Here are 14 benchmarks to know on ASC FTEs from a variety of sources in the industry.  By Rachel Popa -
  3. Ascension increasingly focused on outpatient care in Q1 2019: 3 things to know

    St. Louis-based Ascension reported outpatient volumes increased by 10 percent in the first quarter of fiscal year 2019 as compared to the same period last year, Healthcare Dive reports.  By Shayna Korol -
  4. Health Quest to turn former Macy’s store into medical facility & ASC: 5 insights

    LaGrangeville, N.Y.-based Health Quest received approval from the Ulster (N.Y.) Town Board to renovate a former Macy’s store at the Hudson Valley Mall for use as a multidisciplinary medical facility, according to the Daily Freeman.  By Shayna Korol -
  1. Minnesota hospital begins removing debris at potential future campus with ASC: 4 notes

    Stillwater, Minn.-based Lakeview Health hired a construction crew to start clearing debris at the potential future site of a Lakeview Hospital campus in Stillwater, according to Twin Cities Pioneer Press.  By Jackie Drees -
  2. Billings Clinic to build new $40M 'destination ambulatory center' — 4 details

    Billings (Mont.) Clinic will build a $40 million 'destination ambulatory center,' in Bozeman, Mont., according to Bozeman Daily Chronicle.  By Jackie Drees -
  3. New payment option for patients: 8 things to know about healthcare installment loans

    If you have worked in an ASC over the past several years, one trend that has been hard to miss is the shift of financial responsibility from payers to patients.  By Randy Bishop, Partner, Surgical Funds -
  4. ASC supply chain tip of the day: Take a look at your operations

    Cheryl Poplaski, Vizient's senior director of supply chain operations, outlined what ASCs can do to prepare for supply chain disruptions.  By Rachel Popa -
  5. How quality and value incentives are affecting the shift from inpatient to outpatient care: 3 details

    A report from Deloitte examined the role of value-based care has in the shift from inpatient to outpatient care.  By Rachel Popa -
  6. Training required for opioid use in outpatient settings in new REMS: 4 details

    The FDA's Opioid Analgesic Risk Evaluation and Mitigation Strategy, approved in September, includes several measures to train health professionals on the use of opioid medications and their risks. The FDA requires provider training for all opioid analgesics used in outpatient settings, according to the American Pharmacist Association.  By Rachel Popa -
  7. Kaiser Permanente patients seeing greater cost savings at ASCs than hospitals: 3 details

    RTV6 reported on the story of Sandi Bowen, a woman diagnosed with breast cancer who decided to undergo a surgical procedure to remove her breast at an ASC.  By Rachel Popa -
  8. USPI names 2 new executives

    United Surgical Partners International appointed a new COO and chief development officer.  By Laura Dyrda -
  9. Exparel sales grow 23% in Q3, CEO David Stack expects more growth as orthopedics shifts away from opioids & to the ASC: 8 key quotes

    In its third quarter financial report, Pacira noted a 23 percent increase in Exparel net product sales, which hit $82.2 million for the quarter,. Due to recent positive coverage announcements from CMS and private payers, the company updated its full year net product sale guidance from $325 million to $330 million.  By Laura Dyrda -

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