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  1. 31 updates for ASC leaders to know — May 2018

    Here are 31 updates from May 2018 for ASC leaders to know.  By Angie Stewart -
  2. Senator's proposal to lower healthcare costs touts ASC, physician-owned hospital use: 5 things to know

    A new proposal introduced in Congress could mean a boon for ASCs in the future.  By Laura Dyrda -
  3. 7 things for ASC leaders to know for Thursday — May 31, 2018

    Here are seven updates for ASC leaders to know for May 31, 2018.  By Angie Stewart -

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  1. Your ASC was cited for a standards deficiency — what next? 4 Qs with an HFAP expert

    During 2017 surveys, ASCs had trouble with the same standards they've struggled with in previous years, according to Donna Tiberi-Blaszczyk, RN, BS, MHA, who serves on the Healthcare Facilities Accreditation Program's standards interpretation staff.  By Angie Stewart -
  2. McKesson Medical-Surgical: 3 inventory management tips for ophthalmology ASCs

    Smaller ophthalmology ASCs might have 400 to 800 intraocular lenses onsite from several manufacturers, while large ASCs might carry as many as 4,000 IOLs, according to McKesson Medical-Surgical's Jayme White, technology sales director.  By Angie Stewart -
  3. UPS to deliver critical shipments to ASCs within 4 hours — 5 insights 

    UPS launched a field inventory tracking platform in collaboration with WebOps and Baxter Planning to optimize delivery of surgical kits and implantable devices.  By Angie Stewart -
  4. Physician compensation for 22 specialties increased in 2018 — Here's how much

    Psychiatrists, plastic surgeons and physiatrists saw the greatest increases in compensation this year, according to Medscape's Compensation Report 2018.   By Angie Stewart -

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  1. Takeda, Motus GI & more — 4 GI company key notes

    Here are four updates on GI companies from the past week.  By Eric Oliver -
  2. 10 insights into IBD in America

    Health Union released its 2018 IBD in America survey, offering insights into inflammatory bowel disease from patients with the disease.  By Eric Oliver -
  3. Dr. Joan Miller receives American Ophthalmological Society's Lucien Howe Medal — 4 insights

    Joan Miller, MD, received the American Ophthalmological Society's Lucien Howe Medal for her service to the retina and ophthalmology fields.  By Eric Oliver -
  4. Happy 45th birthday, go get a colonoscopy

    The American Cancer Society released new guidelines recommending 45-year-old patients get screened for colorectal cancer in response to a growing number of early-onset cases, Medscape reports.  By Eric Oliver -
  1. 3 ASCs, Cigna settle alleged ERISA violation suit

    Cigna settled a lawsuit accusing three centers of violating the Employee Retirement Income Security Act, according to Law 360.  By Laura Dyrda -
  2. Healthcare Re, Muve Health roll out 1st prospective bundle reinsurance policy

    Two Value Health portfolio companies, Healthcare Re and Muve Health, partnered to implement the nation's first reinsurance policy for an at-risk prospective bundle.  By Angie Stewart -
  3. Bill incentivizing opioid alternative in ASCs advances to House — 5 things to know

    A bill that could reverse reimbursement cuts for post-operative injections in ASCs advanced to the House of Representatives, News Channel 21 reports.  By Angie Stewart -
  4. CRNAs, anesthesiologist assistants produce similar outcomes

    A study, published in Anesthesiology, examined the difference in outcomes between when anesthesiologists are assisted by nurse anesthetists and when they are assisted by anesthesiologist assistants, finding procedures in both instances had similar outcomes.  By Eric Oliver -
  5. PE group partners with ophthalmology practices to form Vision Integrated Partners — 4 insights

    The Firmament Group entered into a partnership with several ophthalmology practices in California and Florida to form Vision Integrated Partners, an ophthalmology-focused management services organization.  By Eric Oliver -
  6. After 47-year moratorium, Massachusetts has 1st new ASC — 5 insights

    The Surgery Center at Shrewsbury (Mass.) opened May 24, becoming the first new center in Massachusetts since the state lifted a moratorium preventing new centers in 2017, Mass Live reports.  By Eric Oliver -
  7. 5 most read GI/endoscopy stories: May 21-27

    Here are the five most popular gastroenterology and endoscopy stories for the week of May 21 to May 27, 2018.  By Eric Oliver -
  8. 7 things for ASC leaders to know for Tuesday — May 29, 2018

    Here are seven updates for ASC leaders to know for May 29, 2018.  By Eric Oliver -
  9. ASCA supports recently passed VA reforming legislation — 4 insights

    The Ambulatory Surgery Center Association lauded the recently passed VA Mission Act that aims to reform the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs' healthcare system.  By Eric Oliver -

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