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  1. Advantia acquires Women's Health and Surgery Center — 6 insights

    Arlington, Va.-based Advantia Health acquired the Women's Health and Surgery Center, which has locations in Stafford, Va. and Fredericksburg, Va. The transaction was announced by Global Healthcare Advisors.  By Angie Stewart -
  2. 5 things to know about a physician-led health plan partnership

    With North Carolina transitioning from a fee-for-service model to Medicaid managed care plans in 2019, a partnership has emerged between MeridianHealth and Community Care Physician Network.  By Angie Stewart -
  3. The 2 reasons why Amazon tabled its plan to sell drugs to hospitals — and why ASCs might be a better bet

    Amazon has shelved plans to sell and distribute pharmaceutical products through Amazon Business, sources told CNBC.   By Angie Stewart -

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  1. ASCA welcomes new board members, officers — 5 insights

    The Ambulatory Surgery Center Association made a series of officer and board of directors' appointments.  By Eric Oliver -
  2. A&G Realty Partners looks to break into healthcare sector — 4 insights

    Melville, N.Y.-based A&G Realty Partners developed a healthcare real estate holding division, ABL Advisor reports.  By Eric Oliver -
  3. 25 statistics on ASC payer mix as a percent of collections — Commercial is No. 1

    Here are 25 statistics on ASC payer mix as a percent of collections from VMG Health's Multi-Specialty ASC Intellimarker 2018.  By Eric Oliver -
  4. What's in your benefits package? 13 statistics on employment benefits

    Medscape released its 2018 Medscape Physician Compensation Report examining a variety of compensation-related factors throughout the industry.  By Eric Oliver -

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  1. WellStar Health opens outpatient surgery center — 3 insights

    Marietta, Ga.-based WellStar Health System opened an outpatient surgery center in Vinings, Ga., April 16, CBS 46 reports.  By Eric Oliver -
  2. UnitedHealthcare terminates Envision Healthcare's contract & more — 9 ASC company key notes

    Here are updates on ASC companies and industry-relevant companies to note.  By Eric Oliver -
  3. 5 key trends for self-employed physicians in 2018

    The average physician salary was $299,000 in 2017, according to the Medscape Physician Compensation Report 2018. However, the physician's specialty, geographic location and employment status makes a difference.  By Laura Dyrda -
  4. 10 things to know about Compass Surgical Partners

    With more than 15 strategic partnerships throughout the Southeast, Raleigh, N.C.-based Compass Surgical Partners acquires, manages and develops ASCs, including hospital joint ventures, turnarounds and de novo ambulatory care centers.  By Angie Stewart -
  1. Machine learning can improve hand hygiene performance in the outpatient setting, save costs: 4 insights

    Machine learning technology with real-time hand hygiene notification could be a cost-effective way to improve hand hygiene in outpatient settings, according to a study in the Journal of Hospital Infection.  By Shayna Korol -
  2. Physicians perform TKR surgery sans opioids at Frederick Surgical Center — 7 insights

    A group of physicians in Frederick, Md., completed their first total knee replacement surgery without narcotics, Frederick News Post reports.  By Angie Stewart -
  3. Proposed bill would allow California to set prices for private insurers: 6 insights

    A new California bill would allow the state to set prices for hospital stays, physician visits and other healthcare procedures covered by commercial insurers, the LA Times reports.  By Shayna Korol -
  4. Drs. Robert DeMaagd, Thomas Matelic perform outpatient joint replacement at Metro Health OAM Surgery Center

    Robert DeMaagd, MD, and Thomas Matelic, MD, have performed almost a dozen outpatient joint replacement surgeries at Grand Rapids, Mich.-based Metro Health OAM Surgery Center since October 2017, the Grand Rapids Business Journal reports.  By Shayna Korol -
  5. 4 things to know about Pentax Medical USA

    Pentax Medical USA, based in Montvale, N.J., is the American division of Tokyo, Japan-based endoscopic imaging company Pentax Medical.  By Shayna Korol -
  6. Meet Motus GI's new medical advisory board member, Dr. Seth Gross — 5 insights

    Motus GI added Seth Gross, MD, to its medical advisory board.  By Eric Oliver -
  7. Tenet all in on outpatient shift — 6 statistics behind it

    Dallas-based Tenet Healthcare Corp. has sold nine hospitals since August, Worcester Business Journal reports. Meanwhile, the company has significantly increased its investment in ambulatory care centers.  By Angie Stewart -
  8. ASC supply chain tip of the day: Strike a balance with technology integration

    Prodigo Solutions Executive Vice President of Operations Michael DeLuca has 17 years of experience with supply chain systems and e-business integrations in healthcare, manufacturing, software and consulting services.  By Angie Stewart -
  9. 8 things to know about NueHealth Holdings' new executive chairman John Palumbo

    NueHealth Holdings selected seasoned healthcare leader John Palumbo as executive chairman.  By Angie Stewart -

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