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  1. 60 patients sue Guardian Pharmacy & 2 Dallas surgery centers that used its drug: 5 insights

    Sixty patients are suing Dallas-based Guardian Pharmacy and two Dallas-area surgery centers that administered the company's compounded solution in 2016 and 2017, WFAA reports.  By Angie Stewart -
  2. ASC supply chain tip of the day: Weigh convenience & risk

    Alpharetta, Ga.-based Surgical Information Systems Chief Nursing Officer Ann Geier, RN, shared tips for ASCs to improve inventory management practices on the company's blog.  By Rachel Popa -
  3. 3 things to know about Atlanta Outpatient Surgery Center's quality initiatives

    Sandy Springs, Ga.-based Atlanta Surgery Center has several quality measures in place, ranging from accreditation to risk assessments.  By Rachel Popa -

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  1. 8 statistics to know about ASC sales

    HealthCare Appraisers' 2018 ASC Valuation Survey provided insight into the ASC market and surgery center characteristics.  By Rachel Popa -
  2. The Joint Commission revises anticoagulant therapy national patient safety goal: 3 details

    The Joint Commission revised its national patient safety goal for anticoagulant therapy in ambulatory care settings.  By Rachel Popa -
  3. 5 must-read articles for GI physicians this week: Feb. 7-13

    Here are five of the most popular gastroenterology stories posted on Becker's ASC for the week of Feb. 7-13:  By Rachel Popa -
  4. Bahamas Surgery Center's bundled payment model shout-out & 3 things to know

    Global 1 recognized Christopher Hamilton, MD, as a bundled payment leader.  By Angie Stewart -

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  1. Westgreen Surgical Center achieves accreditation

    Katy, Texas-based Westgreen Surgical Center was re-accredited by the Accreditation Association for Ambulatory Health Care.  By Angie Stewart -
  2. Surgery Partners opens Florida ASC — 3 details

    Nashville, Tenn.-based Surgery Partners opened an ASC in Tampa, Fla.  By Angie Stewart -
  3. SCA surgery center in Minnesota seeks new administrator — 3 highlights

    Edina, Minn.-based Centennial Lakes Surgery Center is looking for an administrator.  By Angie Stewart -
  4. Florida bill mandating ASC patient-safety survey moves forward — 5 insights

    A Florida House of Representatives committee approved a bill that would require hospitals and ASCs to poll staff members about patient safety, WGCU Public Media reports.  By Angie Stewart -
  1. Quincy Medical Group rejects Blessing Hospital's joint venture request — 5 insights

    Quincy (Ill.) Medical Group denied a proposal from Quincy-based Blessing Hospital that would've made QMG physicians minority owners in Blessing's surgery center, the Herald-Whig reports.  By Eric Oliver -
  2. Flagstaff Bone & Joint building ASC, medical office building — 4 insights

    Flagstaff (Ariz.) Bone & Joint is expanding its footprint with The Flagstaff Bone & Joint Ambulatory Surgical Center and medical office building.  By Eric Oliver -
  3. Released ASC applications shows cutthroat nature of CONs — 4 insights

    Last week, The North Carolina Department of Health denied Chapel Hill, N.C.-based UNC Health Care, Durham, N.C.-based Duke University Health System and Raleigh, N.C.-based WakeMed's ASC development applications, releasing the applications to the public days later. Triangle Business Journal dug through the applications, describing a cut-throat environment.  By Eric Oliver -
  4. Healthcare Realty Trust acquires surgery center for $5.1M in Q4 — 4 insights

    Healthcare Realty Trust acquired $37 million in properties in the fourth quarter of fiscal year 2018, including a $5.1 million surgery center suite.  By Eric Oliver -
  5. American Vision Partners creates Visage Aesthetics & Plastic Surgery center — 3 insights

    Tempe, Ariz.-based American Vision Partners created Visage Aesthetics & Plastic Surgery, an oculofacial center brand that can be established in multispecialty ophthalmology practices.  By Eric Oliver -
  6. Large payers like United Healthcare could buy PE investments in 2nd wave — 4 insights

    As the first round of private equity investors prepare to sell, JD Supra examined what the second wave of physician practice management practice buyers could look like.  By Eric Oliver -
  7. How 3 ASC administrators deal with the rise in high deductible plans

    As more people become covered under high deductible health plans, patients are responsible for paying a larger portion of their medical bill.  By Laura Dyrda -
  8. The key trends impacting pain management in ASCs: 3 insights from Dr. Evan Argintar

    Orthopedic surgeon Evan Argintar, MD, performs dozens of narcotic-free surgeries in the Washington, D.C., area, and is a former a former assistant team physician for both the NBA's Washington Wizards and MLB's Washington Nationals. Becker's ASC Review interviewed Dr. Argintar about the pain management trends affecting ASCs.  By Rachel Popa -
  9. Physician alignment, competition from independent ASCs & more: 3 outpatient market insights from Trevor Sawallish of Children's Minnesota

    Trevor Sawallish, senior vice president of clinical operations and COO of Minneapolis/St. Paul-based Children's Minnesota, shared his insights on ambulatory services with Becker's ASC Review.  By Rachel Popa -

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