Today's Top 20 Stories
  1. ASC industry snapshot: 22 things to know about 5 large companies

    Here is a snapshot of five large ASC chains based on their second quarter financial report and earnings call.  By Laura Dyrda -
  2. 2 new joint venture ASCs — July/August 2018

    Here are two new joint venture ASCs with updates in the past couple months.  By Angie Stewart -
  3. Supply chain tip of the day: Take advantage of the cloud

    Cloud technology can save time for multispecialty ASCs by linking together the practices' digital storage, according to Jeff Lawrence, the vice president of business development at Inventory Optimization Solutions.  By Rachel Popa -

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  1. How ASCs can be held liable for 3D medical devices — And 5 strategies to avoid risk

    3D-printed devices such as surgical instruments and implants offer treatment advantages for ASCs and hospitals but also entail liability risks if the device isn't 'manufactured' properly, according to CNA Vice President of Underwriting Ryann Elliott.  By Angie Stewart -
  2. FDA recalls SpaceLabs anesthesia system 3rd time, for 'failed state': 5 details

    The FDA recalled SpaceLabs Healthcare's Arkon anesthesia delivery system for going into a "failed state."  By Angie Stewart -
  3. Dr. Michael Kang completes 1st TKR procedures at joint venture ASC — 5 insights

    Orthopedic surgeon Michael Kang, MD, performed the first two total knee replacement procedures at East Hills (N.Y.) Surgery Center.   By Angie Stewart -
  4. Pinehurst Surgical Clinic stumps for outpatient surgery — 3 insights

    Pinehurst (N.C.) Surgical Clinic is looking to fill a surgical void left by the consolidation of Rockingham, N.C.-based FirstHealth Moore Regional-Richmond and Hamlet, N.C.-based Sandhills Regional Medical Center.  By Eric Oliver -

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  1. Gastro Health expands, revamps executive team — 5 insights

    Miami-based Gastro Health made a series of leadership appointments as the practice continues to expand.  By Eric Oliver -
  2. 'U.S. News and World Report' names the top 10 hospitals for GI

    U.S. News & World Report released its 2018 Best Hospital rankings.  By Eric Oliver -
  3. Envision, Surgery Partners report Q2 revenues & more — 9 ASC company key notes

    Here are nine updates on ASC companies and industry-relevant companies to note:  By Eric Oliver -
  4. Surgery Partners is headed to more orthopedics, physician recruitment and possible co-investment with payers: 8 key quotes

    In the second quarter of 2018, Surgery Partners boosted surgical cases 17.8 percent and reported revenue was up 54.2 percent year over year.   By Laura Dyrda -
  1. Supply chain tip of the day: Use mobile apps in the ordering process

    Integrating technology into the supply chain order process can make ASCs more efficient and successful, according to Jeff Lawrence, the vice president of business development at Inventory Optimization Solutions.  By Rachel Popa -
  2. These states have the most ASCs

    The number of Medicare-licensed ASCs increased 5.3 percent compounded annually from 3,135 centers in 2000 to 5,234 centers in 2010, according to VMG Health's Multi-Specialty ASC Benchmarking Study.  By Rachel Popa -
  3. 4 ways The Joint Commission aims to improve ASC survey reliability

    The Joint Commission outlined four ways it's working to improve survey reliability for interpreting ambulatory care standards.  By Rachel Popa -
  4. What is an ASC revenue cycle assessment: 10 things to know

    Denials and poor follow-up processes. Charge entry errors. Accounts receivable (A/R) days well above industry standards. High self-pay balances. Failure to negotiate or load payor contracts. Incomplete operative notes.  By Angela Mattioda, Vice President of Revenue Cycle Management Services -
  5. EmergeOrtho constructing area's 1st ASC — 5 highlights

    Wilmington, N.C.-based EmergeOrtho celebrated the groundbreaking of a new medical office building with an ASC in Leland, N.C., July 26.  By Angie Stewart -
  6. Viewpoint: Site-neutral policies can reduce provider consolidation, benefit payers — 6 takeaways

    Greater site neutrality would reduce hospitals' incentives to acquire physician practices and in turn help private insurers secure better prices, according to an analysis from the USC-Brookings Schaeffer Initiative for Health Policy.  By Angie Stewart -
  7. New Lower Bucks Hospital CEO plans to advance hospital's ASC — 5 insights

    Bristol, Pa.-based Lower Bucks Hospital's new CEO Kelly Lorah wants to promote and expand the hospital's ASC, the Bucks County Courier Times reports.  By Angie Stewart -
  8. Major outpatient surgery provider in North Carolina sells facility for $9.3M — 4 insights

    Prosper Holdings bought the facility housing Deerfield, Ill.-based Surgical Care Affiliates' Greensboro (N.C.) Specialty Surgical Center for $9.3 million, Triad Business Journal reports.  By Angie Stewart -
  9. Little tikes turned little docs — Cedar Park Surgery Center hosts 2nd Kid's Night 

    Surgical Care Affiliates' Cedar Park (Texas) Surgery Center hosted its second Kid's Night.  By Angie Stewart -

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