Today's Top 20 Stories
  1. HCA reports freestanding ASC surgery volume up 1.5% in Q2: 6 things to know

    Nashville, Tenn.-based HCA Healthcare reported a 7.4 percent increase in revenue to $11.5 billion, as well as success among its outpatient surgery facilities.  By Laura Dyrda -
  2. CMS proposes 2% ASC pay increase in 2019: 5 key notes

    In a 761-page proposal, CMS released the 2019 proposed payment rule for ASCs and hospital outpatient departments, addressing payment factors and potential changes in the quality reporting system, according to an ASCA report.  By Laura Dyrda -
  3. ASC supply chain management tips from 4 experts

    Becker's ASC Review asked healthcare supply chain leaders to share tips for the ASC and outpatient settings.  By Angie Stewart -

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  1. KKR's $9.9B Envision takeover plan takes step forward — 4 insights

    The FTC approved KKR's plan to buy Nashville, Tenn.-based Envision Healthcare Corp. July 19.  By Angie Stewart -
  2. Exact Sciences, Lumendi & more — 4 GI company key notes

    Here are four updates on GI companies from the past week:  By Rachel Popa -
  3. A Mississippi-based ASC's 4 strategies for sustained growth

    Administrator of Tupelo-based North Mississippi Ambulatory Surgery Center Scott Edwards examines his center's best opportunities for growth over the next few years.  By Laura Dyrda -
  4. Northpointe Surgical Suites among 1st ASCs to earn joint replacement certificate: 3 quick facts

    The Joint Commission awarded Zanesville, Ohio-based Northpointe Surgical Suites advanced certification for total hip and total knee replacement June 14.  By Angie Stewart -

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  1. UM Shore Regional Health seeks approval for medical campus with ASC: 6 details

    Baltimore-based University of Maryland Shore Regional Health is seeking approval to swap Cambridge, Md.-based UM Shore Medical Center at Dorchester for a new medical campus with a freestanding medical facility, the Dorchester Star reports.  By Angie Stewart -
  2. 10 most-read GI stories in 2018

    Here are the 10 most-read gastroenterology/endoscopy on Becker's ASC Review from Jan. 1 to June 30:   By Eric Oliver -
  3. Kansas Medical Center building 13K-square-foot ASC — 5 insights

    Andover-based Kansas Medical Center will build a 13,000-square-foot ASC to expand its outpatient surgical presence, the Wichita Business Journal reports.  By Eric Oliver -
  4. Stillwater Medical Center expanding surgery center to relieve main campus demand — 4 insights

    Stillwater (Okla.) Medical Center will expand the Stillwater Surgery Center after purchasing a 50 percent stake in the corporation that owns the center, the Stillwater News Press reports.  By Eric Oliver -
  1. House passes ASC Payment Transparency Act, earning ASCA praise: 6 things to know

    The ASC Payment Transparency Act of 2018 passed in the U.S. House of Representatives and will advance to the U.S. Senate for consideration.  By Angie Stewart -
  2. Recouping revenue without reengineering workflow: Part one

    Amidst an ever-changing reimbursement landscape, today’s ambulatory surgery centers (ASCs) are unsure how to improve their revenue cycle performance and increase profitability without affecting vital aspects like daily workflow. With an emphasis on insightful reporting to gain an edge, part one of this two-part series highlights five tips to optimize revenue cycle management (RCM) and increase profitability without sacrificing quality or time of other departments.  By Joncé Smith is the Vice President of Revenue Cycle Management for Stoltenberg Consulting, Inc. -
  3. 91 GI practices in the news in 2018

    Here are 91 GI practices making headlines since January:  By Rachel Popa -
  4. The strategic advantage of ASCs: 2 key thoughts from Green Mountain Surgery Center's John Paoni

    Administrator of Colchester, Vt.-based Green Mountain Surgery Center John Paoni examines the critical factors affecting ASCs today and how his center will proceed for sustained growth.  By Laura Dyrda -
  5. 5 key changes in the healthcare landscape for ASCs + 5 ways to achieve sustained growth

    President and CEO of Coker Group Max Reiboldt discusses the changing healthcare landscape and how ASCs can develop a strategic plan for success.  By Laura Dyrda -
  6. 165 medical professionals charged in $2B DOJ, HHS healthcare fraud investigation: 5 facts

    The federal government’s largest-ever investigation led by the DOJ and HHS into healthcare fraud in the U.S. stretched across 58 federal districts and included 165 medical professionals, physicians and nurses accused of allegedly profiting from false healthcare billings, according to the DOJ.  By Rachel Popa -
  7. Tampa Outpatient Surgical Facility CEO helps launch incubator — 4 highlights

    Tampa (Fla.) Outpatient Surgical Facility and North Tampa Outpatient Surgical Facility's President and CEO Devanand Mangar, MD, helped create a think tank focused on preventing opioid abuse, the Tampa Bay Business Journal reports.   By Angie Stewart -
  8. Surgical Information Systems: 3 strategies for maintaining ASC accreditation

    Working to meet accreditation standards can help ASCs sustain a safe environment and send a positive message to prospective patients or physicians, according to Surgical Information Systems.  By Angie Stewart -
  9. Boston Medical Center, Mount Sinai Health System & more: 5 GI practices in the news

    Here are five practices and hospitals making headlines this week.  By Eric Oliver -

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